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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the camera and size.

screen, performance, battery, usability, design

price, size, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review


The world's first tablet running HDR video you can't watch – yet

Samsung’s best tablet design yet ; Includes the S-Pen stylus for free ; HDR-ready future-proofed screen

Keyboard is a costly extra ; Just as expensive as iPad Pro ; Tablet multitasking can't replace a laptop

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to date, headlined by an HDR-ready screen, four powerful speakers and an upgraded S Pen that’s included in the box, although you’re going to have to pay for the keyboard. Just don’t expect to see...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet Review


One for everything. It has been quite a while since Samsung has upgraded its premium tablet. We were therefore eager to see how the new device, which is equipped with a lot of features and even the S Pen, performs. The tablet can convince in our...

high-quality and slim case ; expandable storage ; USB 3.1 ; long runtimes ; powerful SoC ; fast Wi-Fi ; great display with HDR ; S Pen included ; decent speakers ; call functionality

only LTE Cat. 6 ; slow storage ; weak cameras ; no NFC ; no high-end feeling

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 LTE is a very good tablet, which does not rely on modern high-end hardware across the board (as with the Apple iPad 2017), but the overall package is very compelling. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 might not offer many superlatives,...

May, 2017

Expert review by: (

Hands on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: this portable powerhouse is a glass-backed doozy


The new S Pen has a thinner 0.7mm tip, while the tablet takes cues from the Galaxy smartphone lineup

Beautiful AMOLED display ; Powerful specs ; Decent audio performance

How much will it cost? ; The Galaxy Book is better

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: The best Android tablet since the Google Pixel C


Samsung treats us to an AMOLED screen and an updated S-Pen stylus; does that make the Galaxy Tab S3 the best Android tablet yet?

Gorgeous AMOLED screen ; Brisk performance ; S-Pen included in the box

Seriously pricey

Even so, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is undeniably an impressive device. If you’ve got the cash at hand (lucky you) and prefer to stick with Android, rather than following the iPad crowd, the Tab S3 is definitely the tablet for you.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

The Galaxy Tab S3 is the most impressive tablet to launch in a long time


With the mobile market all about making the best smartphone, it's refreshing to see some new tablets. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is a gorgeous iPad Pro rival with some fancy features including HDR and a new S Pen.

There's no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to be launched in years. If you're looking for a high-end device to rival the iPad Pro running Google's software then this is it. However, it's not without downsides. The price will...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3


A new top-end Android tablet is a rare occurrence these days, and after using Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3, I can sort of see why.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review


Android fans finally have a real alternative to Apple's iPad Pro

Stunning screen with HDR support ; Plenty of power for apps and games ; Keyboard and stylus are great for productivity

Android still isn’t ideally suited to tablets ; Expensive ; Won’t replace your laptop

The first genuine rival to Apple’s iPad Pro is expensive, and not as useful as a laptop, but this is still as good as Android gets in tablet form

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the most powerful Android tablet available, but it's very pricey for the functionality you get.

Responsive S Pen. Gorgeous AMOLED screen. Very good battery life. Excellent Wi-Fi performance.

Expensive. Android doesn't match Windows on productivity. Camera isn't great.

No other Android tablet has the Galaxy Tab S3's specs. But no other Android tablet (except for the occasional Sony slate) has the Galaxy Tab S3's price. At $599.99 (or $729.99 with the keyboard), the Tab S3 competes with not only the iPad Pro, but with...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung The Galaxy Tab S3 is good, but not $600 good


The Galaxy Tab S3 has a promising list of features, including its HDR-friendly screen, quad-speaker array, included S Pen and powerful processor. And they mostly work as touted. Its colorful and sharp display, coupled with loud audio, makes for...

Bright, vibrant display ; S Pen is responsive and useful ; Long-lasting battery

Expensive ; Keyboard costs an extra $130 ; Android still isn’t a good platform for desktop-level multitasking

Ultimately, the Tab S3 is a solid utility tablet that does nearly everything it promises. It provides a bright, vibrant display and booming audio for enjoyable binge watching or gaming, and a fluid S Pen experience that digital artists will appreciate....

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review


If I had to pick one tablet to watch video on for the rest of my life, I would pick the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is an elegantly designed tablet that comes with a capable stylus. It has a stunning AMOLED screen, fingerprint sensor for extra security and satisfyingly loud quad speakers. It's also the first HDR-ready tablet.

Despite the hype, HDR content is not available on the tablet yet. Large games take time to load. The keyboard add-on is an expensive extra.

Samsung packs buzz-worthy features like S Pen and HDR support into its new premium Galaxy Tab S3, but without a keyboard packed in, it's still more about content consumption than creation.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery Capacity:6000
Battery life (max):128
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8
Continuous audio playback time:102 / 127
Continuous video playback time:12
Talk time (3G):36


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video capturing speed:30 / 60
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 2160p


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / PHABLET
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:24.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
LED Backlight:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Internal Memory:3 / 4


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2600 / 700,800,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
Dual SIM support:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor:Y
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Phone features

Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
Coprocessor cores:2 / 4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
FSB Parity:N
Number of Processing Die Transistors:230
Processing Die size:206
Processor ARK ID:27512
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.15 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:90
Processor Model:820
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:37.5
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N
Intel FDI Technology:N
Intel Flex Memory Access:N
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32


Operating system installed:Android 7.0


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash
User memory:23.1

Technical Details

Number of Colours:1 / 2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6 / 60
Height :169 / 237.3
Weight:429 / 434
Width:169 / 237.3