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Lenovo Tab 3 Essential MTK8127 1.3GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

MTK8127 1.3GHz Android 8GB Feb 2016
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Work, play, or just tap away on the Tab3 7 Essential's beautiful 7 inch high-resolution (1024 x 600) IPS display. IPS technology makes it easy to share what you're viewing with friends, and with... More
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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of tablet computers to determine an average rating for each tablet computer brand. On average tablets made by Lenovo have good ratings from users and experts.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four Processor Cores

Most comparable spec tablets that have been available for the last year have between two and seven processor cores, including the Tab 3 Essential which has four processor cores.

Other 4 processor core tablets currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (£220.20).

If you are looking for more processor cores then you might also want to consider the Acer B1-830 (£119.00) (8 processor cores), or the Hannspree 133 Titan 2 (£202.40) (8 processor cores).

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on recently released similar spec tablets.

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Very Light

The weights of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Tab 3 Essential range from 190g to 1.4kg, and the average weight is 530g. At only 269 grams, the Tab 3 Essential is fairly light compared to most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the Tab 3 Essential.

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Very Narrow

Tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Tab 3 Essential have widths of between 74mm and 340mm. At only 113 millimeters, the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Tab 3 Essential.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Lenovo Tab 3 Essential is not 4G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other new comparable spec tablet computers are also not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the Tab 3 Essential, the Tab 3 Essential is not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Tab 3 Essential the internal storage capacity range from 4GB to 1.1TB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Tab 3 Essential has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released tablet computers.

If you would prefer a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Tab 3 8 (£89.99) (16GB), or the Hannspree 133 Titan 2 (£202.40) (16GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo Tab 3 Essential has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst tablets of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Tab 3 Essential range from 4.7" to 14".

If this Lenovo tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nokia N1 (7.9") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution

The Tab 3 Essential has one of the lower rear camera resolutions (only 2 megapixels) amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Tablet computers that are a similar age to the Tab 3 Essential have rear camera resolutions of between 2MP and 16MP.

If you want a tablet with a higher rear camera resolution then you might also want to consider the Acer B1-830 (£119.00) (5MP).

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of new tablets range from 0.3MP to 8MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.8MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other latest tablets.

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Only One Battery Cell

The Tab 3 Essential is a one battery cell tablet.

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Only 1024 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential is 1024 x 600 pixels. That's 40% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The worst display resolution of all comparable spec tablets that came out in the last year is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Only DDR2-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Tab 3 Essential has a DDR2-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most tablets that came out around the same time as it. Most latest tablet computers have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all tablet computers that were launched in the last year is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3L-RS-SDRAM.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential

Released Eleven Months Ago

This MTK8127 processor tablet was released eleven months ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Tab 3 Essential has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other latest tablet computers.

We compared this tablet to all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets and we think the Lenovo Tab 3 (£149.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Tablets with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Hannspree 133 Titan 2 (£202.40) (1.5GHz).

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
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Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Gyroscope
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
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Battery
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Weight & Dimensions
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo za0r0029, lenovo za0r0029u, lenovo za0r0029us, lenovo za0r0029usn, lenovo za0r0029usne, lenovo za0r0029usnew
Barcodes 00190151247802, 00190151456976, 00190940016930

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Lenovo Tab 3 Essential
MTK8127 1.3GHz 8GB 7"
£ 254.97
Higher Front Camera Resolution
6MP Higher Rear Camera Resolution
Higher Battery Capacity
50% Larger Internal Memory
A Lot Heavier
42.3mm Wider

133 Titan 2 vs Tab 3 Essential

Hannspree 133 Titan 2 vs Lenovo Tab 3 Essential
Hannspree 133 Titan 2
RK3368 1.5GHz 16GB 13.3"
Lenovo Tab 3 Essential
MTK8127 1.3GHz 8GB 7"
£ 202.40
85% Higher Front Camera Resolution
66% Higher Battery Capacity
Significantly Higher Rear Camera Resolution
Larger Internal Memory
Shorter Maximum Battery Life
791g Heavier

Xperia Z3 Compact vs Tab 3 Essential

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Lenovo Tab 3 Essential
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
801 2.5GHz 16GB 8"
Lenovo Tab 3 Essential
MTK8127 1.3GHz 8GB 7"
£ 220.20
Higher Front Camera Resolution
6.1MP Higher Rear Camera Resolution
67% Larger Internal Memory
66.4mm Shorter
100.3mm Wider
A Little Heavier
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