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Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3
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Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 1.2GHz 16GB 7" 3G Tablet

1.2GHz Android 16GB 7" Jun 2013
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Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. Outstanding slim bezel for... More
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Excellent Brand

Samsung tablet computers have excellent ratings on average and across all tablet computers Samsung is one of the best brands.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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3G Compatible

The Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 which are not 3G compatible.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Light

The lightest tablet computer of this age and spec is 120g heavy and the heaviest is 8.5kg. With a weight of only 304 grams, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is one of the lighter similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Narrow

Across all the tablets of a similar type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 the widths range from 100mm to 470mm. The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is one of the narrower tablet computers of this type and age (only 111.1 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 are also not 4G compatible.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The screen sizes of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 3.5" to 19".

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 7" tablet computers and we think the Ematic FunTab Pro[plb_1919237_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a tablet with a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Ematic EGD078[plb_2479190_price] (7.9") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is a two processor core tablet computer. Most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 have between one and seven processor cores.

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Very Short Talk Time On 3G

At only 20 hours, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly short talk time on 3G compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago the talk times on 3G range from 20h to 48h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Samsung tablet has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

If this tablet processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Ematic EGD078[plb_2479190_price] (1.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a pretty average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

Alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD[plb_2174852_price].

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 3 megapixels, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

If this Samsung tablet rear camera resolution is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active[plb_2535757_price] (3.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Display Colours
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Supported Number of Colours Display
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
WiFi Direct
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Video Calls
Voice Calls
Speakerphone
Caller ID
Messaging
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Audio Format
Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Personal Info Management App
GPS
GPS
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Talk Time On 3G
Browsing Time
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi
Quantity
Maximum Video Capture Resolution
Display Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smt217, smt217a
Barcodes 08806085839557

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