Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Exynos CPU & multi-window

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Features
  • At about 10.9mm narrower than the iPad mini, device rests more comfortably on one hand & is better streamlined for portability
  • Bright 8.0 inch TFT display with 16:10 aspect ratio & nicely saturated colors works impeccably well with wide screen movies
  • Display considered the most ideal for tablets by several experts, standing between the 7.0 inch & the 10.1 inch Tab 3 (doesn’t support S-Pen input though)
  • Device available as Tab 3 8.0 Wi-Fi only, Tab 3 8.0 3G or Tab 3 8.0 LTE
  • Voice calls, SMS, Email, MMS & cellular internet access on the 3G & LTE variants
  • External SIM card slot with hot swapping (SIMs can be exchanged without restarting the device, only on the 3G & LTE variants)
  • Practically unlimited phonebook entries with ring ID, picture ID & deep integration with Facebook, ChatOn, LinkedIn, Skype, WhatsApp and so on
  • A wide selection of privacy locks; pattern unlock, password unlock, pin unlock, face unlock & face and voice unlock
  • On-device encryption & Virtual Private Network (VPN) support for enterprise users
  • No Near Field Communication (NFC) support
  • Smart Stay lets your display remain illuminated only when your eyes are looking at it and dim when your eyes drift away
  • Driving Mode reads out all incoming notifications in situations where you can’t interact with your phone physically
  • Group Play focuses on collective entertainment by enabling Galaxy Tab 3 owners enjoy multiplayer games or music streaming via Bluetooth
  • Pop up Play makes it possible to use other applications such as text messaging without having to minimize the video player
  • 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, Story Album & HD video recording (no dedicated camera button)
  • 1.3MP webcam optimized for self portrait photos & VGA video calls (Skype, Hangouts, Viber, Tango & WeChat compatible)
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G LTE & dual-band Wi-Fi internet connectivity (with mobile hotspot)
  • Onboard Wi-Fi Direct & DLNA makes it possible to mirror data to external monitors wirelessly
  • Editing on the go via preinstalled Polaris Office 4.0 editor for Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PDF (with cloud syncing to several services such as Google Docs & Dropbox)
  • Reading Mode emulates paper books by adjusting contrast & brightness for the most comfortable reading experience
  • Android Jelly Bean operating system with latest TouchWiz interface
  • Multi-window allows for split screen multitasking between two apps
  • Dual-core Cortex A9 processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Dedicated Mali graphics processor (optimized for smooth UI navigation whether on heavy web pages or a library of hundreds of videos)
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage (upgradeable to 64GB via microSD cards)
  • Free 50GB of premium cloud storage with Dropbox
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • AVI/WMV/MKV/MP4/FLV 1080p playback out of the box with Dolby Mobile sound enhancement
  • Missing FM radio
  • MP3/AAC/AAC+/WAV/FLAC/OGG/WMA music player supporting background playback, customizable playlists, album art & equalizer presets
  • Onboard dual loudspeakers enhances music, movie or gaming sounds with 3D audio effects
  • Device available in garnet red, gold brown, midnight black or white colors
Technical specifications
  • Announced June 2013 released July 2013
  • Dimensions: 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 314g
  • Screen size: 8.0 inches
  • Screen resolution: 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density: 189ppi
  • Screen type: TFT capacitive touchscreen capable of displaying up to 16M colors
  • Automatic display rotation
  • Pinch to zoom, pan, swipe multitouch gestures supported
  • Scratch resistant & shatterproof Gorilla Glass coating
  • Ambient light, compass & gyroscope sensors
  • Built-in GPS with support for Global Navigation Satellite System, GLONASS
  • Preloaded Google Maps offering turn by turn, voice guided navigation (maps can be cached for offline use)
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G/4G LTE/dual-band Wi-Fi internet connectivity
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz) with Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA & internet sharing via mobile hotspot
  • Up to 21Mbps download, 5.76Mbps upload speeds on 3G HSPA+
  • Up to 100Mbps download, 50Mbps upload speeds on 4G LTE
  • Preloaded Google Chrome & Android WebKit browsers offering multi-tab browsing, password & bookmark management, private browsing, HTML5 & Adobe Flash 10.1
  • SMS/MMS/Email/Push Email & IM messaging (with predictive text & Swype input)
  • SMTP/IMAP/POP3 & Microsoft Exchange email support
  • PDF, Word, Excel & PowerPoint document editor with cloud storage integration
  • Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box
  • TouchWiz Nature UX interface optimized tablet use
  • 1.5Ghz dual-core Cortex A9 processor
  • Exynos 4212 chipset
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Mali-400 MP4 graphics processing unit
  • 16GB/32GB internal memory (about 11GB/26GB user available)
  • microSD slot supporting cards up to 64GB
  • 5MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels autofocus camera with geotagging, ISO adjustments, touch focus, white balance, digital zoom, panorama view, beauty face, sound and shot (no HDR mode)
  • Up to 1280 x 720, 720p HD video recording at 30fps
  • 1.3MP front-facing VGA camera optimized for video calls
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • microUSB v2.0 with USB charging, internet sharing, mobile high-definition link (MHL) & mass storage (also offers TV Out functionality via MHL)
  • Infrared LED for remote control functionality
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA/FLAC/WAV player supporting background playback, equalizer presets, album art & customizable playlists
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/MKV/FLV/3GP/3GPP/RealVideo/YouTube player supporting smooth playback of HD video up to 1080p, live gallery & Dolby Mobile sound enhancement via headsets
  • Missing FM radio
  • 4450mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
  • Up to 4 days of music play
  • Stand-by time & talk time will be updated shortly
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Price


  • 16GB Wi-Fi only Ksh. 32,499/=
  • 16GB 3G + Wi-Fi Ksh. 38,000/=

On 28 July 2013. For availability and vendors, check our Price list.