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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the camera and size.

screen, performance, battery, usability, design

price, size, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

 

The world's first tablet running HDR video you can't watch – yet

Samsung’s best tablet design yet ; Includes the S-Pen stylus for free ; HDR-ready future-proofed screen

Keyboard is a costly extra ; Just as expensive as iPad Pro ; Tablet multitasking can't replace a laptop

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to date, headlined by an HDR-ready screen, four powerful speakers and an upgraded S Pen that’s included in the box, although you’re going to have to pay for the keyboard. Just don’t expect to see...

May, 2017

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Hands on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: this portable powerhouse is a glass-backed doozy

 

The new S Pen has a thinner 0.7mm tip, while the tablet takes cues from the Galaxy smartphone lineup

Beautiful AMOLED display ; Powerful specs ; Decent audio performance

How much will it cost? ; The Galaxy Book is better

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet since the Google Pixel C

 

Samsung treats us to an AMOLED screen and an updated S-Pen stylus; does that make the Galaxy Tab S3 the best Android tablet yet?

Gorgeous AMOLED screen ; Brisk performance ; S-Pen included in the box

Seriously pricey

Even so, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is undeniably an impressive device. If you’ve got the cash at hand (lucky you) and prefer to stick with Android, rather than following the iPad crowd, the Tab S3 is definitely the tablet for you.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

The Galaxy Tab S3 is the most impressive tablet to launch in a long time

 

With the mobile market all about making the best smartphone, it's refreshing to see some new tablets. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is a gorgeous iPad Pro rival with some fancy features including HDR and a new S Pen.

There's no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to be launched in years. If you're looking for a high-end device to rival the iPad Pro running Google's software then this is it. However, it's not without downsides. The price will...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

 

A new top-end Android tablet is a rare occurrence these days, and after using Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3, I can sort of see why.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

 

Android fans finally have a real alternative to Apple's iPad Pro

Stunning screen with HDR support ; Plenty of power for apps and games ; Keyboard and stylus are great for productivity

Android still isn’t ideally suited to tablets ; Expensive ; Won’t replace your laptop

The first genuine rival to Apple’s iPad Pro is expensive, and not as useful as a laptop, but this is still as good as Android gets in tablet form

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Verity Burns (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands on

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 packs support for HDR and has AKG-tuned quad speakers. It's time to take a closer look...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Ian Betteridge (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet you can buy today

 

Samsung's Tab S3 sits effortlessly at the top of the Android tablet market, but wouldn't you prefer an iPad instead?

To buy the Galaxy Tab S3 with 32GB of memory, you'll pay £599. That's £50 more than the equivalent Apple iPad Pro 9.7in, although you'll need to add in an Apple Pencil (£99) to get all the functionality of the Tab S3, which makes the iPad Pro a little...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

 

The best Android tablet around - but it's still not a match for the iPad

Slim, attractive design; S Pen integration is superb; Display is top-class

Very expensive; Somewhat disappointing performance; Glass back picks up fingerprints easily

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet ever made, but an extortionate price tag and slightly lacklustre performance limit its appeal

May, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on: Up close and personal with Samsung’s iPad Pro 9.7in rival

 

Up close and personal with Samsung's iPad Pro 9.7in rival

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):128
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8
Continuous audio playback time:102 / 127
Continuous video playback time:12
Talk time (3G):36

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video capturing speed:30 / 60
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 2160p

Design

Certification:CE
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / PHABLET
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:24.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
LED Backlight:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Dual SIM support:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, WAV, WMA, XMF
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetometer:Y
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor:Y
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Phone features

Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:2 / 4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
FSB Parity:N
Number of Processing Die Transistors:230
Processing Die size:206
Processor ARK ID:27512
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:90
Processor Model:820
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:37.5
Processor threads:2
Tcase:64.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N
Intel FDI Technology:N
Intel Flex Memory Access:N
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32

Software

Operating system installed:Android 7.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash
User memory:23.1

Technical Details

Number of Colours:1 / 2
Refurbished:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6 / 60
Height :169 / 237.3
Weight:429 / 434
Width:169 / 237.3