Which Samsung Galaxy Tab fits you – Tabs 10.1, 8 or 7?
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Incher
The largest version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – the 10.1-inch – has the next-generation Android Jellybean 4.2 OS.
It comes with a generous 16 GB Flash Memory, and a single microSD card slot that can take up to 64GB additional memory for all your movies, music and photos.
There’s no need to worry about capacity in any case – with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch, you get over twenty times the free Dropbox space available to the individual.
The Galaxy Tab 3 comes with a whopping 50 GB of cloud storage with Dropbox. If you’re a movie fan, that’s over 70 movies you don’t have to carry with you, 100 CDs worth of music, thousands of family photos or some combination of all three.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch Is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, which gives it double the computing power and triple the graphics capabilities over earlier generations. Your applications will load lightning-fast, and intensive games like NOVA will literally come to life onscreen with no lag and pixilation.
This next-generation processor also helps keep the Samsung Galaxy Tab running for a solid work-day before it needs to be recharged: 8 full hours of web browsing, social networking, chatting and more are at your fingertips.
Did we mention that the Galaxy Tab can work as a universal remote control? Ditch that hard-to-press remote that came with your Flatscreen TV, DVD player and cable box and integrate all the controls into the wireless-enabled Tab.
On the social front, experience brilliantly-smooth Skype connections, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, television and much more out of the almost million-strong apps available for download from Google Play.
The 1280×800 HD resolution is more than enough for the 10.1 Tab, looks crisp and very detailed, and is so smoothly responsive to the touch it almost gives goose bumps.
At this price point, it’s simply one of the best tablets out there when everything is considered; the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8-inch Tablet is the only better one to me but the smaller screen size (slightly) made me choose the 10 incher.
As for the Galaxy Tab’s camera, I like it. It’s 3MP in the rear and just 1.3 MP in the front camera, and it is good for video chat.
Obviously, if you’re a photographer, you wouldn’t buy a Tab and use it to take high-res pictures, but it works for most purposes just as well as your desktop camera.
Overall, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ran better than I expected for a tablet of this size – but then before this one, I’d only purchased those budget tabs by companies like Ematic, Coby, etc. I would definitely take a look and experience it, especially since Amazon’s return policy is top-notch.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 Inch
This tablet is consistently about a hundred bucks less than the biggest 10-inch version, but it offers specs that are similar.
In fact, the rear-facing camera is actually a bit “better” (5MP compared to 3MP on the Galaxy Tab 10 inch); but who buys tablets for their picture-taking ability?!
It’s quite fast – though slower than the 10 incher; has the same memory capacity and 50 GB Dropbox storage, as well as a 3 month Hulu Plus membership and Google Play cash you can use at the Play store for apps.
If you’re asking yourself “why would I get an 8-Inch tablet over a 10.1?” Well other than the price, in my experience, both the 7 Inch and 8 Inch form factors tend to be more ideal for long journeys on the road.
They just seem to fit into all the compartments I have without any fuss, and of course the few inches shaved off makes for smaller size in cramped quarters. You start to notice such things after awhile, even though it may not seem like a big deal. The 8 Inch ends up being the most effective tablet when everything is taken into consideration – performance, size, cost, etc.
You can’t really use the 10.1 inch with a single hand, but you can certainly hold the 8 inch like a book and it makes for great and compact, easy-to-read ebook reading. The 10.1 inch is more of a multimedia center, with the added size and power.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
Another very good tablet when it comes to portability.
Has Android Jelly Bean, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 GB of on-board Flash Memory, 64 GB of expandable memory via microSD and a single GB of RAM.
Of course, Samsung has teamed up with Dropbox to still provide you with 50 GB of free storage.
I’ve found it to be the perfect choice for ebook reading in bed, listening to music and web-surfing.
The Samsung Galaxy 8 is better for travel and movie-watching, though, and of course the 10.1 is best of all for video displays because of the faster processor and screen size.
The 7 inch form factor is perfect for single-hand navigation; the lower cost is one of the most attractive features, frankly, as it is very much within a conservative price range.