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Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3
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Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 1.5GHz 16GB 8" 4G 3G Tablet

1.5GHz Android 16GB 8" Oct 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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Expert Reviews Are Average

This tablet computer received an expert rating of 70% from mobiletechreview.com.

Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

On average Samsung tablets have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all tablet computers built by Samsung.

Good Size

Several Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact.

Robust

Three Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Mobiletechreview.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 “Plastic back makes it less solid than the iPad 2”. Mobiletechreview.com also said “Solid performance”. Mobiletechreview.com also said “The plastic back leaves the Tab 8.9 feeling less solid than the iPad 2”.

Easy to Use

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had a good experience. Mobiletechreview.com gave the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Packs full Android Honeycomb tablet experience, along with Samsung's useful customizations, into a compact body” in their Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 review. Mobiletechreview.com also mentioned “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 packs the full Android Honeycomb tablet experience (soon upgradeable to Android 4.0), along with Samsung's useful customizations, into a compact body”. Mobiletechreview.com also said “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 packs the full Android Honeycomb tablet experience, along with Samsung's useful customizations, into a compact body”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review “Gorgeous display” and rated this tablet 70 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewer concluded that this tablet had a good battery life. Mobiletechreview.com said six years ago “Good battery life” in their Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 review and scored this tablet 4 stars.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablets of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 5 megapixels, the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3. Tablets that were launched around the same time as the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 8MP.

We compared this tablet to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think the Samsung SM-P6000 Galaxy Note[plb_1570327_price], and the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C[plb_1625848_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might be worth looking at include the SM-P6000 Galaxy Note[pl_2032487_price] (8MP), the SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro[pl_2420368_price] (8MP), or the Galaxy Notepro 12.2[pl_3256484_price] (8MP) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many tablet computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of tablets of a similar spec and age to the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 58GB.

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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 that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 67% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The display resolution of all tablets of this spec and age ranges from 800 x 480 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Very Light

With a weight of only 314 grams, the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 is one of the lighter tablets that came out more than two years ago amongst tablets of this age. Across all the similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 the weights range from 210g to 8.5kg, and the average weight is 590g.

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Very Thin

The depths of tablets of a comparable type and age to the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 range from 4mm to 280mm, and the average depth is 46mm. With a depth of only 7.4 millimeters, the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time

Similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years have continuous audio playback times of between 4h and 250h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 110h. With a continuous audio playback time of only 5 hours, the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the shorter continuous audio playback times amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Short Browsing Time

The Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the shorter browsing times (only 5 hours) amongst tablets of this age. Similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 have browsing times of between 4h and 13h.

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Very Short Continuous Video Playback Time

With a continuous video playback time of only 5 hours, the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the shorter continuous video playback times amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The shortest continuous video playback time of similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 is 2h, the longest is 140h, and the average continuous video playback time is 12h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Samsung released the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.5 gigahertz, the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 1.5GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available that you might want to look at including the Wolder Neo[plb_1927252_price], the Samsung XE300TZC Ativ Tab 3[plb_1498078_price], or the Kobo Arc 7[plb_1807076_price] which has better reviews.

If this tablet computer processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Archos 80 Platinum[plb_1965984_price] (1.6GHz), the Samsung GT-P5210 Galaxy Tab 3[plb_2278295_price] (1.6GHz), or the Asus Memo Pad 10 ME102A[plb_2655781_price] (1.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has a pretty standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad[plb_829095_price], the Samsung SM-P6000 Galaxy Note[plb_1570327_price], or the Hip Street Aurora 2[plb_1982090_price].

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-P6000 Galaxy Note[plb_2032487_price] (32GB), the Google Nexus 9[plb_2666604_price] (32GB), or the Hip Street 10IN WIN8.1 QCORE 1YR 365HE KEYBCASE[plb_3190470_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly standard display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3.

We compared all the other 8" tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Archos 80 Platinum[plb_1965984_price], the Samsung GT-N5100 Galaxy Note[plb_1548405_price], and the Wolder Neo[plb_1927252_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the V500[pl_2625050_price] (8.3"), or the G Pad 8.3[pl_2666272_price] (8.3") both from LG or the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[plb_2476381_price] (8.4") which is also higher rated.

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Two Processor Coress

The SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 is a two processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 209 tablets that were launched around the same time as the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

Other 2 processor cores tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider include the Galaxy Tab 2[pl_1497692_price], or the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab[pl_1586533_price] both from Samsung or the CnMemory TP7-1000DC[plb_1922973_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a tablet computer with more processor coress then you might want to look at the Archos 80 Platinum[plb_1965984_price] (4 processor coress), the Wolder MasterChef[plb_2596975_price] (4 processor coress), or the Samsung GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[plb_2668414_price] (4 processor coress) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
Wi-Fi Direct
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
4G LTE
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Speakerphone
Caller ID
Messaging
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Audio Formats Supported
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Standby Time (3G)
Talk Time (3G)
Browsing Time
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Wi-Fi
Quantity
Video Capture Resolution (max)

Expert Reviews

(2)
6 October 2011

Twitter: @lisagade) The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the slightly more portable version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet. In terms of software and hardware the two tablets are... Read more…

Great display, superthin and light
Packs full Android Honeycomb tablet experience, along with Samsung's useful customizations, into a compact body
Very thin
Well-built
Good battery life
Like the Tab 10.1, fewer ports and slots than most Android tablets
Lack of ports
Plastic back makes it less solid than the iPad 2
Android tablets are still short on tablet-specific apps
No HDMI out
21 September 2015

Prima: Die Modelle der Tablet-Mittelklasse schneiden meist mit guter Testnote ab.Gerade hat Apple das iPad Pro vorgestellt ? ein Riesen-Tablet ab 799 US-Dollar, das im November erscheint. Google... Read more…

Great lightweight design
4G network ready
Good LCD display
OGG
DivX and Xvid playback
No TVout
No expandable memory
4G hampered by slow browser
Slow battery charging
No TV-out

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