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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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Samsung Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Tablet computers built by Samsung have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just tablet computers) and found that Samsung also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablet computers of this type and age.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on tablet computers of this age and type.

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Very Light

At only 304 grams, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is fairly light compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years. The lightest tablet computer that was launched more than two years ago is 120g heavy and the heaviest is 8.5kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is not 4G. Most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 are also not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Samsung SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3[plb_1955439_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7 inches, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst tablet computers of this age. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for more than two years is 3.9", the largest is 19", and the average display diagonal is 8.7".

If this tablet display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Ematic EGD078[plb_2479190_price] (7.9") which is also higher rated.

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Only Two Processor Coress

Most tablets of this age and spec have between one and seven processor coress, including the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 which has two processor coress.

We compared all the other 2 processor cores tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Galaxy Tab 2[pl_1497692_price], and the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3[pl_1955439_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

Tablets with more processor coress that might be worth looking at include the Archos 101 XS[plb_2112058_price] (4 processor coress), or the Xoro Telepad 9730[plb_2672764_price] (4 processor coress) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Talk Time (3G)

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the shorter talk time (3G)s (only 20 hours) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The talk time (3G)s of tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 20h to 54h, and the average talk time (3G) is 34h.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Tablets of a comparable spec and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 have processor frequencys of between 1GHz and 2.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.4GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Samsung tablet computer supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 the Bluetooth version ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0+HS (best).

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

Samsung released the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 over three years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

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

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets and we think the Apple iPad[plb_829095_price], the Samsung GT-P3110 Galaxy Tab 2[plb_1608514_price], and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD[plb_2174852_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the Linx 7[plb_2666707_price] (32GB).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a relatively average rear camera resolution (numeric) (3 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Galaxy Tab 2[pl_1497692_price], or the GT-P5110 Galaxy Tab 2[pl_1498019_price] both from Samsung.

If you would prefer a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T337 Galaxy Tab 4[plb_2232356_price] (3.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
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(s)
Networking
3G
2G
2G Standards
Wi-Fi Direct
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Speakerphone
Caller ID
Messaging
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Audio Formats Supported
Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Talk Time (3G)
Browsing Time
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Wi-Fi
Quantity
Video Capture Resolution (max)
Display Type

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smt217, smt217a
Barcodes 08806085839557

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