Samsung ATIV Tab 3

Samsung ATIV Tab 3
$599.00
Brand: Samsung
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 768 x 1366 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Atom Z2760
  • RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Battery: 3350mAh
  • Released Date: Jun 20, 2013

Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet
Model ATIV Tab 3
Released June, 2013
Status Discontinued

Design

Dimensions 257.4 x 165.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight 550.0 g
Colors White, Marble white

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super PLS LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 768 x 1366 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 155 PPI
Features Ambient light sensor

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 8
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Atom Z2760
CPU Dual-core, 1800 MHz, 32-bit
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR SGX545
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2GB LPDDR2
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB eMMC
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers
Audio Technology Album art cover, Background playback

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 3350mAh
Battery Life Up to 8.5 hours
Charging microUSB

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 1.3 MP
Video 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Camera Features Rear camera with flash
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a, b, g, n; Multiple antennas
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS, A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews We appreciated the tight pixel density of the HD resolution display on this more compact size. Performance seems fast and smooth thanks to the Intel Atom processor, even when multitasking. The tablet will dock with an optional keyboard accessory similar to offerings from other brands.
- MobileTechReview
User Reviews 2 In our initial testing of the ATIV Tab 3, we at PhoneArena appreciated Samsung packing Windows 8 performance into an impressively slim and lightweight tablet design. The device feels good to hold with one hand. We like having options for productivity like the attachable keyboard and built-in S Pen for notetaking.
- PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 n checking out the ATIV Tab 3, we at Pocketnow appreciated its extremely slim and lightweight design for a Windows 8 tablet. It feels great to hold, aided by the textured back panel. The included keyboard dock attaches solidly and types comfortably with good key travel.
- Pocketnow
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Thin and lightweight design makes it very portable
- Feels great to hold in one hand
- Sharp, high-density display
Cons:
- Build quality feels creaky and fragile
- Display resolution lower than competitor tablets
- Struggles with demanding graphics programs

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

7
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

Samsung’s latest foray into Windows tablets impresses at first glance with an incredibly thin and lightweight design. Clocking in at just 0.32 inches thick and 1.2 pounds, the ATIV Tab 3 feels great for on-the-go use.

Its 10.1-inch size hits a sweet spot between portability and screen real estate. Samsung packs admirable components into the svelte frame, including an Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM, and 64GB storage.

In testing however, this slate’s budget build becomes apparent. The all-plastic construction elicits creaks and flexes when handled. Samsung still has work to do refining its budget tablet aesthetics.

Additionally, the ATIV Tab 3’s 1366×768 resolution display underwhelms. Icons and text lack sharpness compared to rival tablets. For a device centered around the visual Windows 8 interface, the low-grade panel disappoints.

The Intel Atom CPU breezes through basic navigation plus Office apps, but predictably bogs down running intensive programs. With middling graphics performance, don’t expect buttery gameplay or lightning photo editing. Battery life also rates as just average, with real-world use lasting 5-7 hours on a charge.

On the plus side, Samsung’s custom apps provide added functionality for notes, media, and cloud syncing. And the ATIV Tab 3 works with a keyboard dock for laptop-like productivity. Its digitizer pen allows pressure-sensitive ink input as well, handy for artists and note-takers.

The ATIV Tab 3 brings portable and usable Windows 8 capabilities. But with its uninspired design and dim display, Samsung’s middle-child Windows tablet fails to stand out among a crowded field of convertible and detachable 2-in-1s.

The choice comes down to priorities: portability versus power. For an ultra-light Windows tab, the ATIV Tab 3 transports easily. Just don’t expect a spectacular visual or computing experience.

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