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Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3
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Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 1.2GHz 16GB 7" 3G Tablet

1.2GHz Android 16GB 7" Jun 2013
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Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. Outstanding slim bezel for... More
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7 Reasons For

Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung tablet computers and also specifically for Samsung tablet computers and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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3G Compatible

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 are not 3G compatible.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablets of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Light

The lightest tablet of a comparable type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is 120g heavy and the heaviest is 8.5kg. With a weight of only 304 grams, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is quite light compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

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Narrow

The narrowest tablet that has been on the market for more than two years is 100mm wide, the widest is 470mm, and the average width is 210mm. With a width of only 111.1 millimeters, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is one of the narrower tablets that have been around for around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 amongst tablet computers of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 are also not 4G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7 inches, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst tablet computers of this age. The average screen size of tablet computers of a similar age and type to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is 8.6".

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Ematic EGD078 ($86.22) (7.9") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is a two processor core tablet computer. Most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 have between one and seven processor cores.

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Very Short Talk Time On 3G

With a talk time on 3G of only 20 hours, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the shorter talk times on 3G amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. Tablet computers of this spec and age have talk times on 3G of between 20h and 48h, and the average talk time on 3G is 33h.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.4GHz. At only 1.2 gigahertz, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

Tablets with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Ematic EGD078 ($86.22) (1.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers that are a comparable age to it. This Samsung tablet computer supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 the Bluetooth version ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0+HS (best).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung tablet was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad, and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is also worth considering.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 3 megapixels, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution that might be worth considering include the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (3.1MP and higher rated).

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Specification

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Storage
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Memory Card
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Screen Size
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Touch Screen Technology
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Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Built-In Flash
Rear Camera Resolution
Audio
Networking
2G Standard
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Jack Size
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Audio Format
Personal Info Management App
Design
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Battery
Talk Time On 3G
Browsing Time
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
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Battery
Weight & Dimensions
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Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
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Kids Tablet
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Maximum Video Capture Resolution
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smt217, smt217a
Barcodes 08806085839557
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