2013 has seen some of the best technology gadgets like iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Google Nexus 7. And now it is the Samsung Tab 3 which somewhere has to compete with these technologies.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 follows the same visual template as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and, by extension, the Samsung Galaxy S4, which makes it less impressive and innovative.
It lacks the understated class of the latest Nexus 7 and the sheer panache of the iPad mini, with details such as a glossy white plastic back panel and silver plastic rim feeling little outdated and unappealing.
On the positive side the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 somehow feels sturdy and well-built despite its cheap appearance. At 300 grams the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is 44g lighter than the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, 8g lighter than the iPad mini and just 10g heavier than the 2013 Nexus 7.
Samsung continues to supply its devices with three core controls despite other Companies rendering that feature.
It has a 7-inch LCD display. Viewing angles are good thanks to IPS technology, but its 1024 x 600 resolution feels dated next to the 1280 x 800 offered by last year’s Nexus 7, let alone the 1920 x 1200 display featured in this year’s model.
The pixel density of 169ppi too is not impressing, text and images have that fuzzy non-descript appearance. The bottom line is that there hasn’t been any significant modification over the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 screen.