Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T211 White
Samsung is back with the intention of blowing us away with their string line up of tablets. This is a slightly different approach that the company has chosen, and resembles more what a tier2 company has been doing in recent times. Samsung or any other premium company would generally release one flagship or top gadget as compared to a series of them that would try to capture different variations in specs suiting the needs of the consumers in terms of price and configuration. So Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 is one of the three tablets released by Samsung that has a 7-inch display which is the smallest one in size among the three. The TFT capacitive touch screen gives a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The device sports dimensions as, length of 188mm, width of 111.1mm wide and thickness of 9.9mm. 304gm is not the lightest one but Samsung has managed to control that aspect well. Android Jelly Bean has been chosen as the software platform for the device that means Android Lemon Pie remains elusive for this one. Still, the company would no longer be the first company to use it as its software protégé as LG has already come out with its smartphone. The processor is not quad-core, which is a step back for us and clocking at 1.2GHz should hurt the chances of the device performing at a rapid pace. This would be taken care of largely by the presence of 1GB RAM, which should enhance the tablets ability to manage more multitasking operations.
The internal memory is of 8GB and with a 32GB microSD card slot, further augmentation of the storage space is available. The camera department scores high with a 3-megapixels back camera that would primarily focus on image snapping whereas the secondary camera of 1.3-megapixels is mainly for making web calls and video chats. Video recording just like the other two variants is powered by high definition that should please the user. Internet is backed by GPRS, WAP browser and Wi-Fi. Power backup is more than decent with 4000mAh and yields a talk time of up to 20hours while the user can also listen to back-to-back music for up to 108hours. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 is well designed to make sure that the user can enjoy all the games, watch videos and listen to songs with absolute ease.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 has a 7-inch TFT capacitive touch screen which is not as good as the Super AMOLED display that most of the company's high profile smartphones offer, but the display here is also glitch free. As far as the resolution is concerned, it is of 1024 by 600 pixels whereas the multitouch screen also sports a healthy pixel density.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 has a music player that supports loads of formats that would eliminate the hassle of format conversion for the user. These formats include MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, eAAC+, AC-3, WAV, apt-X, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, and FLAC. M Sound can be heard through the earphones and loudspeakers where the former can be attached to the tablet using a 3.5mm jack. Videos can be played in H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, and MPEG4 with high definition quality.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 uses a 1.3-megapixel camera for making sure that the user can go online and make video calls through Skype or any other software. The user can click images as well but a better job can be made of that using the 3-megapixel back camera that can shoot videos in high definition too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 is aided by GPRS and WAP browser that work like a charm in providing one of the fastest and swiftest internet access among the tablets till date. The user can download data including songs, games, images, and videos while Facebook and other high-end web sites are easily accessible too. Wi-Fi is also provided for wireless connection to the web through a remote server.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 comes with a 8GB internal memory which is more than what most 7-inch tablets offer, while the microSD card slot sticks to the standard 32GB expansion which is not small by any stretch of imagination. Ample data can be kept as a part of the collection that includes movies, games, images, and songs. RAM is of 1GB that should be profitable for bigger applications like games, or multitasking for web use.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 is well compatible with some of the most popular and enjoyable games that the world of Android has to offer. Android Jelly Bean would open the gates for plenty of new games for the user like commando or Marvel that would be a treat on a 7-inch high definition device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 garners a 4000mAh standard lithium-ion battery that would lead to a long talk time of up to 20hours. Although it would a little weird to slap a 7-inch display on ones face but in case of emergency, it should come useful. Multimedia usage time is what the user would be looking forward to, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 has a massive 108hours music playtime that should take care of that.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 has all the basic needs in the connectivity department including Bluetooth, USB port, GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi. So, the data transmission is quick should the other device has a compatible higher version of the same technology like Bluetooth 4.0.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 when compared to Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311 has a smaller screen size with 7 inches for the former and 8 inches for the latter while both feature TFT capacitive touch screen. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 has a 3-megapixel back camera and a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311 has a 5-megapixel back camera and a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera. Battery strength is of 4000mAh standard lithium-ion in Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211 while the same is 4450mAh for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311.