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Pocketbook SURFpad 3 1.5GHz 16GB 7.85" 3G Tablet

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1.5GHz Android 16GB 7.85" Dec 2014
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6 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Pocketbook tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Gagadget.com who wrote that this tablet was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This tablet computer received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from hifitest.de.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3G Compatible

The Pocketbook SURFpad 3 is 3G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SURFpad 3 are not 3G compatible.

We compared this tablet to all the other 3G compatible tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the SM-P9000 Galaxy Note Pro[pl_2685889_price], and the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2747817_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the tablets of a similar spec and age to the SURFpad 3 the maximum memory card sizes range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 87GB. With a maximum memory card size of 2,000 gigabytes, the SURFpad 3's maximum memory card size is one of the largest amongst tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SURFpad 3.

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Very Short

At only 8.9 millimeters, the SURFpad 3 is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the SURFpad 3. The heights of tablet computers of this age and type range from 3.5mm to 460mm, and the average height is 160mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The SURFpad 3 is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 4G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might want to look at the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2747817_price], or the SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2979639_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7.85 inches, the SURFpad 3 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. The screen sizes of tablet computers of a similar age and type to the SURFpad 3 range from 4.2" to 19".

If this tablet screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2747817_price] (8.4"), or the SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2979639_price] (8.4") both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Quite Thick

The Pocketbook SURFpad 3 has one of the thicker thicknesses (136 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age. The thinnest thickness of tablets of this type and age is 5.5mm and the thickest is 260mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Pocketbook SURFpad 3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Pocketbook released the SURFpad 3 over two years ago.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 152 tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SURFpad 3 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the SURFpad 3 is four which is average.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor core tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[pl_2668414_price], or the SM-P9000 Galaxy Note Pro[pl_2685889_price] both from Samsung.

If you want a tablet with more processor cores then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[plb_2747817_price] (8 processor cores and higher rated).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the SURFpad 3 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the SURFpad 3.

If this tablet processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[pl_2668414_price] (1.9GHz), the SM-P9000 Galaxy Note Pro[pl_2685889_price] (1.9GHz), or the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2747817_price] (1.9GHz) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the SURFpad 3 has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the SURFpad 3.

If you want a tablet with a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[pl_2668414_price] (8MP), the SM-P9000 Galaxy Note Pro[pl_2685889_price] (8MP), or the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S[pl_2747817_price] (8MP) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The SURFpad 3 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung GT-P5100 Galaxy Tab 2[plb_1499262_price] which has better reviews.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-P9000 Galaxy Note Pro[plb_2685889_price] (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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1 Award

gagadget.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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1 June 2014

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(WiFi
Bluetooth
GPS
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IPS 4 3
Mediatek M 8389
Displayauflsung relativ niedrig
Kein Helligkeitssensor und kein Kompass
15 May 2014

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17 April 2014

Gagadget.com

?????? ????????? ????????? ??????? Surfpad ??? ??????? ????????????? ???????? PockBook ???????????? ????? ???????? ? ????? ?????????? ?? ?????? ?????? ????????: 7,85 ? 10 ??????. ?????? ??... Read more…

26 February 2014

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17 February 2014

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2 March 2014

179 Euro ruft die Firma Pocketbook für ihr Android-Tablet ?Surfpad 3? auf. Im Praxis-Test zeigte das Gerät, dass billig nicht schlecht sein muss...

11 February 2014

Mit dem Surfpad 2 hat mir PocketBook vor ein paar Monaten schon meine Skepsis gegenüber ?Billig-Tablets? genommen. Das Gerät konnte in vielerlei Hinsicht überzeugen und überraschen. Mit dem...

5 December 2013

Die riesige Ausstattung, die saubere Fertigung und last not least der sehr attraktive Preis bescheren dem SURFpad 3 den Testsieg in der Einstiegsklasse.Thomas JohannsenTestredaktion Tablet PC...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers pocketbook pbs3785, pocketbook pbs3785y, pocketbook pbs3785yw, pocketbook pbs3785yww
Barcodes 07640152091988

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