|Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression|
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 was announced way back June of last year and the Korean electronics giant already unveiled both the Galaxy Tab 4 series and the Galaxy Pro variant.
However, since the Tab 3 is still in the market and I never had Intel Atom-powered Android tablet I decided to give it a thorough treatment.
The retail package consist of the unit itself, charger with detachable USB cable, wired headset, manual and warranty card.
The screen dominates the entire front, above it you will find the Samsung logo, the 1.3MP camera and the ambient light sensor. Below the display we have the hardware home button flanked by the menu and back capacitive keys on each side.
The back is made of hyperglaze finish, there is nothing much here except for the 3MP main camera placed on top.
On both sides you will find the loudspeaker grills with the addition of the 3.5mm audio jack on the left.
The top is the busiest part of the tablet, here you can find power/lock key, volume rocker, micro SD slot and the IR port. The bottom on the other hand holds the micro USB port and the microphone pinhole.
The design remains the same with the previous generations of Galaxy Tab line-up, but still it gives you solid feel which is typical for Samsung devices not to mention it is quite thin at 8mm.
The tablet sports a 10.1 capacitive touchscreen display with 1280x800 resolution. It produced crisp, sharp pictures and provide good views on all angles as well as supports 10-point touch.
There are four sensors in the tablet, namely accelerometer, orientation, magnetic and light. All of them working when test using Android Sensor Box and CPU-Z.
|Antutu - 17682|
|Quadrant - 5531|
|NenaMark2 - 60fps|
|Vellamo - 1742 & Metal - 640|
As mentioned earlier, I never tried personally how Intel Atom-powered Android tablet performs in our favorite benchmarks. It turns out that it can match the scores of the latest quad-core MediaTek devices as well as quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset which is popular last year.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has a nice, reasonable specs, a large screen with good resolution and wide viewing angles. The Intel Atom processor that is ticking inside, even though more than a year old since its release still gives good results in our favorite benchmarks.
- 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen (1280x800), Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Dimensions: 243.1mm x 176.1mm x 8mm
- Weight: 510g
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 1.6GHz Dual Core CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU, Intel Atom Z2560 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB internal, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
- 3MP camera without LED Flash,
- 1.3MP secondary camera
- 720p video recording
- Multimedia Player
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Micro USB 2.0, OTG support
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Orientation, Magnetic
- 6800mAh Li-Po battery