Saturday, 16 April 2016

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Apple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7:Best performer is........................

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0                                                                                                                     The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is yet another strong tablet from Samsung and a great alternative to the Galaxy Note 8.0.The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3's light, comfortable design, myriad useful features, and bright colorful screen makes the 8-incher one of the best small tablets on the market. The Galaxy tab 3 series weighs only 314 grams and is small enough to fit in a single hand. Samsung has opted for the same 1,280 x 800 resolution screen found in the Galaxy Note 8.0, the screen also manages the same 189ppi as the Note 8.0 matching clarity levels of the S Pen-toting device. The screen is not bad. Colours are good, it's very bright and the contrast is good enough to enjoy HD videos.The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 boasts a 5 MP camera on the back as well as a 1.3 MP on the front. The 5 MP on the back is capable of recording 720p videos and the image quality is superb for a tablet. The attached picture will give a brief glimpse of the capabilities of the camera. It boasts a battery with a capacity of 4,450 mAh, an average battery capacity for a 8 inch tablet. Battery capacity is the most accurate indicator of actual battery life. The tablet comes with a 8.0-inch display with a resolution of 1200 pixels by 800 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The tablet packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Tab3 packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.3-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 4450mAh non removable battery. It measures 123.00 x 209.00 x 7.40 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 314.00 grams. The Samsung Galaxy Tab3  is a single SIM (GSM) tablet that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth. Sensors on the tablet include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will last for almost dead-on nine hours. That’s good performance for a small tablet.                                 The Tab 3 8.0 is also priced between the $30 more expensive iPad mini.A price of $300 is a lot for any small tablet, and some features like Smart Stay and Watch On’s search don’t work as well as intended.
THE BOTTOM LINE The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an excellent Android tablet that can multitask and serve as a universal remote, but it doesn't quite stand out. It costs a bit more than we'd like, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung’s best non-Note tablet yet.                                                                                         Price:$299
VS                                                                                                                                                         Apple iPad Mini                                                                                                                                           The iPad Mini's ultrathin and light design is far more intimate and booklike than the larger iPad, and its cameras, storage capacities, optional LTE antenna, and general functionality offer a full iPad experience. The screen's dimensions elegantly display larger-format magazines and apps.                                                       Another similarity with the iPad 2 is the processor. The A5 chip is getting a bit old, but our benchmark results show it can still rub shoulders with the current crop of 7in tablets. Importantly - and this is something benchmarks often fail to reflect - the iPad mini feels snappy in use, whether loading apps, scrolling around maps or browsing the web.
In the SunSpider JavaScript test, the iPad mini scored 1442ms, which puts it towards the head of the pack, but in the synthetic Geekbench 2, it managed only 752 - not a great score compared to the Nexus 7 (1452) and even the Kindle Fire HD (1124). For gaming, it's still pretty good, managing 24fps in GLBenchmark 2.5.1. The Kindle Fire HD could muster only 8.2fps here, and the Nexus 7 just 14fps. It shows that, when it comes to more demanding games, the iPad mini leads the way.
Battery life:
In terms of battery life, we found the mini didn't quite live up to Apple's 10-hour claim. Running our usual video-looping test, we recorded just 7 hours and 21 minutes with Wi-Fi turned on. That was at maximum screen brightness, however, so at a lower brightness, you might just reach 10 hours.
But, The iPad Mini costs too much, especially considering the lower resolution of its 7.9-inch non-Retina Display. The A5 processor isn't as robust as the one in the fourth-gen iPad and iPhone 5. Typing on the smaller screen is not quite as comfy.
The bottom line: If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Specifications
Display type7.9 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
OSApple iOS
ProcessorApple A5
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)5.3 in x 0.28 in x 7.87 in
Weight0.68 lbs                                                                                                                                             Price;$329.00                                                                                                                                             VS                                                                                                                                                           Google Nexus 7                                                                                                                                         The Google Nexus 7 was, for a long time, the ultimate compact tablet. With an attractive price, great build and speedy software updates direct from Google, it was the pure Android experience many craved so dearly.The Nexus 7 features a sharp screen, a comfortable design, and great battery life at a low starting price.It’s slicker, faster and sleeker than any other 7-inch tablet on the market right now, and only the rear facing camera really lets it down.The battery life is really impressive, and the sheer diversity on offer, be it through the uprated CPU, screen, or GPU, mean that we struggled to put it down at times. Android 4.2 adds some welcome and useful features.
But, Android still needs more tablet-optimized apps, newer games have frame rate issues, and HSPA+ speeds seem particularly location-dependent.
The bottom line: With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Specifications
Release date11/13/12
Display type7 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight
OSAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
RAM1 GB
Processor1300 MHzNVIDIA Tegra 3
Wireless connectivityBluetoothNFCWi-Fi
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.8 in x 0.4 in x 4.7 in
Weight12 oz                                                                                                                                               Price;$199.00 to $228.19

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