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Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3
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Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 1.7GHz 16GB 7" 4G 3G Tablet

1.7GHz Android 16GB 7" Nov 2013
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This tablet received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website vnexpress.net.

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this tablet is 86% based on 137 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

Some Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. A. Derricutt rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Accessing the web is much easier and more pleasant to use”. In the same month Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Must admit this tab has proved to be most enjoyable to use, clear and bright screen responsive to touch.a good buy in deed, not top of the range”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “In operation it has been easy and quick to use and the screen is clear for reading”.

A few customers who bought it wrote that it was easy to setup. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The key to setting up is to make sure you charge the battery, after which it is straight forward” and gave it a very good review score. Berlinerpooh wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon three years ago “It was super easy to set up and explore” but they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Larna said “It should be easier than this to set up” .

A few Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Mark Wilson gave the product a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon three years ago “Yet is still small enough to be comfortable to use with one hand” in his Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review. Pepper said on Amazon “Feels well made.- The size is ideal to hold in one hand (size = 111.1 x 188 x 9.9mm” in their review of this tablet. Terry Smith said in his review of this tablet “The clean white design of the Tab is aesthetically pleasing and is comfortable to hold in the hand” and rated it 4 stars.

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewer wrote that the product had a good interface. Matt King mentioned three years ago “Nice crystal clear screen, usual easy Samsung interface”.

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owner who purchased the product concluded that it had a good experience. Rowena Gulhan said on Amazon “I'm posting this incase anyone else has a similar experience” in her Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review.

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Robust

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Ken wrote “The built in speakers, graphics etc are also excellent” in his review of the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3. Mark Wilson said in his Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review on Amazon “The usual Samsung build quality which is excellent”. Simonfb10 wrote in their review of the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 “I love android tablets, especially Samsung ones - the Tab 3 8" is a fantastic, well built and easy to use tablet”.

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owner who reviewed the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 thought it was strong and durable. Gn Payne scored the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 5 stars and said on Amazon “If you want a good, robust Tab, That will let you do everything the more expensive Tabs do, this is the one for you”.

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Good Connectivity

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was wifi compatible. C. Jones mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Even my 3 year old HTC mobile picks up full WiFi signal anywhere in the house !The camera, pretty much as per all tablets is really poor, both front” but even so they gave the product a score of 1 stars. Mr.raffles mentioned in their Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review on Amazon “The WiFi connections are excellent & connecting many miles from home is simplicity itself”. Four years ago R. F. Stevens gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this tablet “Excellent, super display, fast processor, good wi-fi”.

Three Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewers said in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Three years ago Ade Mccade wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Works great and quickly with internet pages and Google Play, You Tube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc”. Mark Wilson mentioned in his review “I have no problem connecting to the internet anywhere in the house”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Ant mentioned “The only gripe a full USB would be nice” and gave the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 an excellent review. Three years ago Edward wrote “Accepts a USB direct (make sure you have FAT or FAT32 USBs” and rated the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity.

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Nice Design

Four Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. D. L. Atkinson rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Speed at which the tablet operates is pretty good” in their Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review. Yeyaodong wrote on Amazon “The color is beautiful”.

One person concluded that it was neat. Amazon Customer mentioned “Away you go wrong! It wont work its GOT to be a wifi of which there is a nice neat one in curry's for” in their review. One person who bought this tablet thought it was smooth. Caz wrote in their review “The graphics are also very smooth and on this one you can multi task” however they only scored it 20 out of 100.

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was aesthetic.

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Reasonably Priced

Twenty-three people reckoned that it was good value for money. A. Derricutt mentioned in their Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review on Amazon “Also a very fair price” and scored the product very highly. Ade Mccade wrote on Amazon “Amazing Tablet - Bargin Price” in their Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review. Ade Mccade also said “I bought this tablet from John Lewis as it was the best price at the time I wanted it”.

A few Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. K Wren wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Finally chose this one when it was reduced to an unmissable bargain price”. Miss T. L. Wilson wrote on Amazon “Over again just shows if something looks to good to b true it usually is thought was gettin a bargain as bout £80 cheaper than in the shops”. Steve, Somerset said on Amazon “To mums & dads looking for a 'cheap' tablet for Christmas - look elsewhere! After two days of minimal use”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirteen Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owners who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Gee mentioned three years ago “The packaging was fit for purpose” and rated the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 as excellent. Gee also wrote “These goods were of the quality expected and functioned correctly”. Laurie Gray mentioned on Amazon “Top Quality”.

Good Battery Life

Some Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good battery life. A. Derricutt wrote in their review of the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 on Amazon “Battery life is very good and lasts a long enough time on sleep to not often feel like switching it off”. Ant said on Amazon two years ago “Battery life is still great about 5”. Bond mentioned “Recommended to casual use as the battery does run down fairly quickly when viewing video hungry tasks” in their review of the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

Good Sound Quality

A number of Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewers who purchased the product said that it had good sound quality. A. Derricutt wrote in their review on Amazon “The bluetooth function works well with my speakers (Soundfreaq Soundplatform and U E Boombox)” and gave it an excellent rating. C. Jones mentioned three years ago “The speakers are simply awful” .

Good Size

A few people who reviewed this tablet wrote that it was thin. Bufus Bufus said on Amazon “Slim shiny super Samsung” in their review of the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3. J. Griffin gave this tablet an excellent review score and wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Plus the entire build of the tab is smaller and thinner its great”.

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owner who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was a good size. Keith Collins wrote on Amazon four years ago “Very fast, nice size, good sound, perfect” in his review.

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 reviewer who reviewed this tablet considered that it was compact. Pepper said “When the opportunity came to get one of these Galaxy Tab 3 (7") models I thought I'd try it as it's more compact than a full size iPad” in their review of this tablet and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person considered that this tablet was lightweight. Queenfemi mentioned in their review “I much prefer this to a laptop, its so much more portable and lightweight” .

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Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We checked 11,470 expert and user reviews for Samsung tablets and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically within its tablets range.

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Good Support

A few people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. K Wren scored this tablet very highly and wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “I nearly missed the very tiny set up guide included at the bottom of the box which included instructions for finding the full, detailed set-up manual”. Larna wrote on Amazon “No instructions, therefore difficult/impossible to use” in their review of this tablet nonetheless they only gave the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 a score of 60 out of 100. Rodney Wallis mentioned “Where are the 'How To' instructions”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had good picture quality. Pam Liverpool rated this tablet 5 stars and she wrote in her review on Amazon “The graphics are brilliant”. T Falcon Sun wrote on Amazon three years ago “I think the image quality is as good as the ipad's” in their Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 review and scored it 80 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought the product mentioned that it was quiet. Tallpete33 said “The seven incher went quietly” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Good Webcam

One Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 owner who bought the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 considered that it was good for making skype calls. Two years ago Nats mentioned in their review of the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 “It is really good for travelling especially if you want to skype as you can easily switch between front”.

Good Technical Features

Two customers who bought it agreed that it had good features. Papalamour wrote on Amazon three years ago “Great price and features” in their review of this tablet. In the same month T Falcon Sun rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Samsung has several features which the ipad doesn't have” in their review.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly supported storage media on tablets that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly fast processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3. The average processor frequency of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is 1.4GHz.

If you want a tablet with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the 10IN WIN8.1 QCORE 1YR 365HE KEYBCASE (1.8GHz and higher rated), or the W7 (£106.34) (1.83GHz and higher rated) both from Hip Street or the Visual Land FamTab (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on tablets that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (64 gigabytes) amongst tablets of this age. The maximum memory card sizes of similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 57GB.

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Very Light

The lightest tablet that is a similar age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is 120g heavy, the heaviest is 8.5kg, and the average weight is 590g. At only 303.9 grams, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 is fairly light compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7 inches, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type. Across all the tablets that were launched around the same time as the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 the display diagonals range from 3.9" to 19".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 7" tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Ematic FunTab Pro, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3, or the Kobo Arc 7.

If you would prefer a tablet with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the SURFpad 3 (7.85"), or the 4 M (7.85") both from Pocketbook or the Wolder Iowa (7.9") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Coress

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2 processor cores tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (£142.03), or the Blackberry Playbook.

Tablet computers with more processor coress that might be worth considering include the SM-T337 Galaxy Tab 4 (4 processor coress and higher rated), or the GT-N8000 Galaxy Note (4 processor coress and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 supports a newer Bluetooth version than most similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This tablet supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most tablet computers of this age and type support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all tablets of a similar type and age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 the Bluetooth version ranges from 2.1 to 4.0 LE.

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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 SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

There are a number of alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad, the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3, or the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD (£159.95).

If this tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro (32GB), the Xoro Telepad 9730 (32GB), or the Hip Street 10IN WIN8.1 QCORE 1YR 365HE KEYBCASE (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 3 megapixels, the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3 has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3.

Other 3MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Galaxy Tab 2 (£142.03), or the GT-P5100 Galaxy Tab 2 both from Samsung or the HP Slate 7.

If you are looking for a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might also want to consider the SM-T337 Galaxy Tab 4 (3.1MP), the SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (3.1MP), or the SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active (3.1MP) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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GPS (satellite)
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Quick Start Guide
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smt217, smt217s, samsung smt217, samsung smt217s, samsung smt217sz, samsung smt217szw, samsung smt217szwa, samsung smt217szwas, samsung smt217szwasp, samsung smt217szwaspr
Barcodes 00132018288238, 00887276847054, 00887276850658, 00887276961231, 06102146348948, 08872768470546, 08872768506580

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