The all new Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is a 7inch tablet from Samsung that appears quite similar to previous year’s Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. Since it is a ‘Lite’ edition, it is a trimmed-edition of last year’s model.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 measures 116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7mm. Compared to the last year’s model, new tablet is taller and wider. It weighs 310g. The design of the tablet is quite boring. There is physical Home button below the display along with two capacitive buttons. The device is available in white and gray color.
Again, just because it has been tagged as Lite model, Samsung has allowed its display to support a low resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels. It supports a pixel density of 170ppi. Viewing angles are not good and contents of the low resolution screen do not appear very clear under direct sunlight.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 is powered with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. There is 1GB RAM available on this tablet. It has got Vivante GC1000 graphics onboard. It offers snappy performance but as you install new apps and games, the device seems to lag every now and then.
The tablet comes with an internal storage capacity of 8GB. You can add up to 32GB of microSD in its external storage compartment. It is running on the older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Samsung has also included some of its own apps like S Cloud and S Planner.
The rear camera of the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is 2MP. It can shoot images with a max resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. It does not feature a secondary camera. Video recording is of mediocre quality. The sound output through its single speaker located at the backside of the device is quite low.
When it comes to connectivity, Samsung has packed in various features like 3G SIM support, wifi and related features Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA sharing, Bluetooth, aGPS and GLONASS. The 3600mAh battery can last for about five hours.
We feel that the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 3G is going to come out with a low price tag but there are handful of rival tablets that will not allow new Samsung tablet from doing good business. Some of its low-cost 7inch rival tablets include Google Nexus 7, Lenovo IdeaTab A3000, and Asus MemoPad HD7.