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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1115 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

 

Galaxy Tab S3 review: Our verdict on Samsung's latest Android Nougat tablet. Is it a true iPad Pro 10.5 rival? Or another Android disappointment?

Amazing HDR AMOLED display ; Slim and light ; Impressive S Pen included

Software lacks polish ; Multitasking is janky ; Glass back is a fingerprint magnet

Whenever you mention batteries and Samsung, the exploding Note 7 will probably come into the conversation. And considering the Tab S3 is one of the first big releases since that phablet was pulled from sale, it’s very important for Samsung that nothing...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

 

Samsung's latest Galaxy Tab is good, but not quite out of this world.

Sophisticated stylus ; Good battery life ; Crisp picture ; Good sound quality

Android OS is a bit clunky ; Colours are a tad overblown ; Sound could be more dynamic and rhythmic

A capable Android tablet, but it still finds it tough to get to the top

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (t3.com)

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 Galaxy phones

Beautiful AMOLED display ; Powerful specs ; S Pen generally ace

Tab S2 enough for most ; Limited bass

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

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price

 

AMOLED screen packs in resolution and HDR (high dynamic range) brightness ; Great S Pen stylus included ; Slim and light design that looks great

Expensive ; No keyboard included for the price ; Slippy rear glass ; Limited use for HDR content right now ; Multi-tasking not as deft as laptop/phone setup

As Android tablets go, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 can't be bettered. It certainly gives the iPad Pro a run for its money.

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Still brilliant, but soon to be replaced

 

At launch, the Galaxy Tab S3 was the best Android tablet so far – but now the Tab S4 is coming

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.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

 

If I had to pick one tablet to watch video on for the rest of my life, I would pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is an elegantly designed tablet that comes with a capable stylus. It has a stunning AMOLED screen, fingerprint sensor for extra security and satisfyingly loud quad speakers. It's also the first HDR-ready tablet.

Despite the hype, HDR content is not available on the tablet yet. Large games take time to load. The keyboard add-on is an expensive extra.

Samsung packs buzz-worthy features like S Pen and HDR support into its new premium Galaxy Tab S3, but without a keyboard packed in, it's still more about content consumption than creation.

Mar, 2017

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

 

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.

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

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 / 108 / 12 / 127 / 8
Continuous video playback time:12 / 127
Standby time (3G):36
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
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Video capturing speed:30 / 60
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 2160p

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
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

Media formats

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, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

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 / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 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 Included:N / Y
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):N / 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, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, WAV, WMA, XMF / MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, Mid, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y
iBeacon:Y
Magnetometer:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
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 / MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM

Phone features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
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 / 4
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
System bus rate:64.1
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