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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7 8.0 GB WiFi
Member Name: AngelEyes76
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7 8.0 GB WiFi
Advantages: great performance, micro sd card can be added, great camera
Disadvantages: I cannot say I have found any
(( INTRODUCTION ))
I was in need of a tablet as my desktop computer decided to pack up on me. Although I miss doing things on my computer the tablet helps me still do the similar things on there so not really missing out. I can still listen to music, play games, search the net, and even watch films although not done that yet. It was my partner that bought me this, as he knew I was disappointed when my computer packed up. I am not disappointed in the tablet it does the things I want it to do.
(( IN THE BOX ))
You will get in the box a usb lead which can either be plugged in the plug that is also in the box, or plugged into a usb port on another device. You will also get a instruction manual and warranty. And most importantly the tablet itself.
(( SPECS ))
7 inch screen
8gb storage space
1.2 Dual core processor
Muti touch display
3mp camera which can take pictures from the front or the back
(( LOOK AND FEEL ))
The look is very smart looking, the feel of the tablet is slim to hold and can easily be held using one hand which is great. It isn't to small and isn't to big so the ideal size when doing anything on there. The front of the tablet as a 7 inch screen surrounded by a shiny white case, Samsung is written on the front at the top of the tablet. There is also the camera and flash at the side of the Samsung label. Along the bottom of the tablet is small rectangle button which when pressed wakes up the tablet, also takes you back to the home screen when you need too, when held for small period of time you will get a list of applications that have been opened.
There is also another button which is a touch screen button to the left and right of the button, the left hand side button is a menu button (what I call it) as when you have something open if this is clicked it will open a menu for that application. The right hand side button is a back button (which is what I call it) this takes you back to the previous screen.
The back of the tablet is white in colour, feels very soft in your hand but not enough for it to slip out of your hands when using it. There isn't much on the back of the tablet only the camera for when you take pitcures.
On the right hand side of the tablet there is the on/off button, and just below that you have the volume button. Right on the top you have the earphone socket. Right on the bottom of the tablet there is the charger socket and the speakers.
(( PERFORMANCE ))
I have to say from a small device I am have to say I am happy with the way it performs in every task that I do on there. I mostly use the tablet for searching the web, playing simple games, listening to music and sometimes downloading things. It is very quick when also performing tasks, there is no loss in performance no matter how many applications are open and running, which has got to be down to the memory and the fact its running a dual core processor.
I love the fact that even though you have 8gb of storage space within the tablet is great but you can buy a micro SD card for storage space if needed which I don't think you get many tablets where you can add sd cards into. The slot for the micro sd card is along the left hand side of the tablet, which is something I haven't used yet as the 8 gb is still going.
(( GRAPHICS AND SOUND ))
The graphics are very crisp and clear, which I thought wouldn't be so good with it being a tablet device, but all games that I play on there are very graphical and I know on a few of the tablets out there the picture can get a little distortion to the graphics, but you get none of that with this tablet. The sounds are also very clear, and can be very loud too I do not have a problem with the sound at all, again I thought the sound wouldn't be as loud as it is on this tablet.
(( BATTERY USE ))
I don't tend to live on the tablet all day and night but I do use it quite a bit and notice the battery life on the tablet is great, it can last a couple of days before it totally runs out of battery, although does depend on what you are doing on the tablet, listening to music on there don't take as much battery life as if you're playing games and I would expect watching films on there would take a lot of battery life too.
When the battery starts to get low it will bleep and come up on your screen that you battery is getting low and to plug in your charger, it takes a couple of hours to fully charge but I normally charge the tablet through the night so then it is fully charge by the following day. Although you can still use the tablet when charging there is no performance loss, and everything still runs smoothly.
(( AVAILABILITY AND PRICE ))
I bought this tablet from argos at the price of £159.99, with an added voucher of £20.00 to spend within the store, although you can buy it from other stores but there isn't a price difference, but I would shop around before buying.
(( FINAL THOUGHTS ))
I am happy with the tablet and glad I got it, it comes in handy, and the performance level on it is great I cannot fault it. Sometimes the text on webpages can be a little small but just pinch the screen with your finger and thumb and it enlarges the page your viewing. The sound and graphics are awesome for such a device, there is no sound distortion through earphones and the camera is excellent for taking pictures, in fact they are very clear, crisp and looks better than my phone pictures.
Overall I give this tablet 5 stars and I recommend to anyone thinking of buying one.
Thank you all for reading.
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