Smartphone Comparison: Google Nexus 7 2013 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Jaycee De Guzman October 13, 2013 2
Smartphone Comparison: Google Nexus 7 2013 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0


Since the introduction of tablets, gadget companies have devoted their time in developing new and unique products that attempt to attract consumers around the world. For instance, the Google Nexus 7 is a tablet produced by its manufacturer in cooperation with another company which is Asus. It targets to provide more features and useful functions to individuals who will buy it. In the same way, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is only one of the varying members of Samsung’s Galaxy family. But like the others, it has its own specification that validates its existence in the market. In comparing these two devices, let us see which one makes a more substantial difference to the consumers.

Smartphone Comparison: Google Nexus 7 2013 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Size, Display And Performance Matters

Smartphone Comparison: Google Nexus 7 2013 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0Let the games begin. When consumers ask the advantages of Google Nexus 7 2013, the answer varies among the tablet’s design, display and – most importantly – general performance. First of all, the good thing about the Nexus 7 2013 is that it is significantly smaller than the Galaxy Tab 3. With only 7 inches of diagonal screen size, it is more portable which means users will have an easier time bringing it anywhere they want.

The Galaxy Tab 3 has 8 inches of diagonal screen size but this handset still contains a much better display specification. With 1920 x 1200 pixels, it can showcase images and text which are very detailed and easy to read. Add that to the 323 ppi of pixel density and wide viewing angles, it is no doubt that experts regard this tablet as one of the best and brightest.

What is even better is that performance-wise, the Nexus 7 2013 is a promising device. Containing a quad-core processor courtesy of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, this tablet can let users stream media, play games and do other more complex tasks without experiencing delays and lags. In addition to the separate graphics processor which is the Adreno 320 and the latest Android 4.3 version, this tablet is not only useful but also interactive.

Considering Design and Software Upgrades

Smartphone Comparison: Google Nexus 7 2013 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0While the Nexus 7 2013 tablet has a smaller size, it does not come as attractive as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Fashioned to be one of the thinnest tablet made by its manufacturer, this device is made in plastic – but not the kind that makes it feel cheap. Although it remains to have the rounded corners that the others in its family also have, this one is more rectangular. With a smooth chassis and color choices of white and golden brown, experts agree that consumers are really going to be interested in buying this device.


Although it makes a heavier appearance, it is still an advantage that this tablet has a considerably larger display. Incorporated with an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and TouchWiz user interface, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 offers a new shortcut, multiple screen and a broad array of applications. The Smart Stay, for instance, automatically puts the tablet in sleep mode if it detected through the front camera that the user is not looking to the screen.

Aside from a number of software additions, consumers also care if this tablet has the ability to display icons and images in great quality. The answer is yes. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0’s screen is colorful, sharp and prominently easy to navigate. With a stylus – S Pen – included in the package, using a tablet has never been this easy.

The Bad Sides Of The Nexus 7 2013 And Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Smartphone Comparison: Google Nexus 7 2013 VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0In terms of the elements that need some improvements, the Google Nexus 7 2013 should have had a MicroSD card slot available for expanding storage. This always happens even to other companies. Every single time, the consumer’s response is the same. They need to expand memory so that they could store more data to their devices. Also, even though it is not a major concern, it seems that this device could have been better with a better design.

At only 800 x 1280 pixels of screen setting, what the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 needs to do is advance their display technology and increase resolution. For this kind of device, it just does not maximize what an 8-inch tablet can do. In the same way, the manufacturer should have incorporated a higher pixel density. Whoever you ask will tell you that it is always better to own a clearer and less pixelated device.

The Verdict

The Google Nexus 7 2013 as well as Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 support respectable specifications that are exactly what the consumers are looking for in a gadget. However, it seems that the Nexus 7 2013  is made to be more affordable than the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices are $230 versus $300.

Which one of these tablets do you find more appealing?

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  1. dvg  October 14, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I thing there is some thing wrong with the pictures, the name is interchanged.

    • Jaycee De Guzman
      Jaycee De Guzman  October 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Hi dvg – Thank you for your keen observation. The images’ captions have been corrected.

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