The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is an inexpensive version of the popular Samsung tablet . A team that maintains design lines similar to those we have seen in other teams in this family and that has a more humble set of specifications. Inside we find a dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM or the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system . A team for those users who want to buy their first tablet and for those who have a limited budget. As has been known, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite could arrive at prices of 120 euros for the WiFi version and190 euros for the version with WiFi and 3G . We tell you all the details in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite maintains a design that reminds us a lot of the lines of a couple of years ago. In this case, it has not been chosen to include a case with an imitation leather finish (it has become a constant in Samsung equipment since the launch of the Galaxy Note 3 ) but rather a plastic case closer to the design has been maintained. of the Galaxy Note 2 . The Korean company will market this equipment in both white and black. It is not a particularly thin tablet, but its 9.7 millimeters thick will allow it to be gripped quite easily. The full dimensions are 116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7 millimeters, while its weight reaches the310 grams.
As for the screen, it is a 7-inch LCD panel with a standard resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. They are figures that comply with what is fair when it comes to navigating and using the Android menus but that can remain somewhat fair if we use the equipment to watch movies or videos.
Memory and power
In the field of memory, the South Korean company has chosen to integrate 8 GB in eMMc flash format . Taking into account the system and the pre-installed applications, this leaves us a space of just under 6 GB to store our multimedia files. This is an amount that should be enough to save our videos, music, photos or apps if we do not make intensive use of the equipment, but in the case of needing a greater quantity, you can choose to reinforce the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite through a Micro SD memory of up to 32 GB.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite integrates a dual-core processor with a power of 1.2 GHz per core, along with a 1 GB RAM. It is a fairly simple set that will allow us to run Android menus fluently , but it may fall a bit short compared to the most powerful games and applications in the Google store .
This is one of the sections where it is most noticeable that we are facing an entry-level team. The seven-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite sacrifices the front camera and places a 2-megapixel lens in the housing. It is a fairly limited camera but it has been reinforced with several features to be able to enjoy the experience of taking photos more. Specifically, we have a function called "Smile shot" to automatically detect the smile and take the photo at that moment (no more serious faces in the snapshots), another function to share images quickly through social networks or other apps we have only done them and finally a way to take panoramic images.
Operating system and applications
Samsung has decided to integrate the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system into this computer . This is a review that many low and mid-range releases in recent months are opting for, but it would be very interesting if the Korean company would soon release an update for Android 4.4 KitKat version . The most recent launch of this system has the great advantage that it has been specifically optimized so that devices with less power can move smoothly through the platform.
Returning to the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite , the Android 4.2 system includes several interesting improvements in the management of the profiles (in recent Android tablets we can manage several different profiles in the case that the tablet is being used by several family members) or in its assistant voice Google Now . This tool is used to receive relevant information in the form of cards about different services. This information evolves according to the use we make of Google products (for example, if we receive an email with our boarding pass for a flight, we will automatically have updated information about it in Google Now ).
In addition, this tablet can access an ecosystem of applications of more than a million in the official store, with names such as Evernote , Line , Candy Crush Saga or Apalabrados . It should also be noted that Samsung has its own app platform (with more than 30,000 applications) to enhance the experience of using the tablet. Or the weight of Google's own applications , such as Google Now itself , Gmail or Google Maps to find an address or navigate with the car.
In the field of connections, Samsung will market two versions of this seven-inch tablet. For one thing, there will be a standard WiFi version . On the other hand, we can also have 3G connectivity (in HSPA + networks of up to 21 Mbps ) to be able to connect to the Internet anywhere with data network coverage. It is a very interesting option to continue enjoying the full functionalities of the equipment on trips and trips. We also have Bluetooth 4.0 to connect and transfer information to a device such as wireless speakers or GPS to navigate through Google Maps . In addition, it also includesWi-Fi Direct to be able to create your own network with a compatible equipment. In terms of physical connections, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite includes a MicroUSB 2.0 port for uploading and transferring files, a Micro SD slot up to 32GB in size, and a headphone slot.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The seven-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite has a 3,600-milliamp battery . According to the South Korean company, it should allow us to achieve a video playback time of up to eight hours without looking for a plug. At the moment we do not have official confirmation, but it is likely that the prices of this tablet will move around 120 euros for the version with WiFi connectivity and about 190 euros for the version with WiFi and 3G. In short, it is a version with quite reduced specifications compared to other Galaxy Tab models that has one of its greatest attractions in the price, and that comes to compete with the low-end tablets that are populating the market. The possibility of having a Samsung team in a price range below 200 euros and with a good autonomy of eight hours can make it a best-seller.
|Model||7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite|
|Processor and RAM||Dual-core processor with 1.2 GHz of power per core|
|Memory||8 GB eMMC memory|
Expandable another 32 GB via MicroSD memory
|screen||7-inch LCD with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution|
|System||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera and Multimedia||2 megapixel rear camera|
Smile Shot Smile Detection Mode
Shoot & Share mode for sharing photos
Play music, video and photos
Supported formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8, VC-1, WMV7 / 8, Sorenson, Spark, MP43Playback: 1080p @ 30fps, MP3, AMR-NB / WB, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, WMA, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC, PCM, G.711
|Controls and connections||GPS|
3.5mm headphone output
MicroUSB 2.0 port
MicroSD card reader
Wi-Fi connection (802.11 b / g / n)
|Autonomy||Up to eight hours of video playback Up to 30 days in standby mode|
|Price||120 euros the WiFi version|
190 euros the WiFi and 3G version