Samsung launched its new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets with much fan fare earlier this month. Of the three tablets include this Galaxy Tab 3 T310 which is a WiFi-only tablet and is available in India for about Rs 21,900. For the same price, you could also get the Asus made Google Nexus 7C which too was recently made available in India.
Here we have thus compared these two tablets on the basis of their specification.
Design and Display
The Tab 3 T310 is both lighter as well as thinner than the Nexus 7C with its 7.4 mm thickness and 314 grams weight while the latter is 10.45 mm thick and weighs 340 grams. Ironically, the Tab 3 T310 has an 8 inch display while the Nexus 7C has a 7 inch screen. Also, the Tab 3 has a much bigger 4450 mAh battery than Nexus 7C’s 4325 mAh battery.
However, Nexus 7C makes up for its bulkier profile with its much better screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels while the Tab 3 T310 has 1280×768 pixels resolution.
This is the biggest difference between the two tablets. The Nexus 7C has cellular connectivity; though you cannot make calls using this SIM, you can access 3G. Also it has GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a micro USB port.
The Tab 3 T310 has also WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and micro USB port. However, it has no SIM support nor NFC connectivity.
The Asus made Google Nexus 7C comes with 32 GB internal storage facility but there isn’t any micro SD card slot for any memory expansion. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T310 has though much better 16 GB of internal storage and 64 GB of micro SD card slot.
As I said earlier, the Tab 3 T310 has a bigger 4450 mAh Li-Ion battery which promises 11 hours of talktime and 96 hours of music playback. The Nexus 7C has 4325 mAh Li-Po battery which also looks good with claimed internet browsing time of 10 hours, 9 hours of HD video playback and 300 hours of standby.
Processor, OS, RAM
Though the Tab 3 T310 has 1.5 GB RAM, it would not deliver the performance as Nexus 7C that has 1 GB RAM. This is because the Nexus 7C has a 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor while the Samsung tablet has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor.
Also, the Tab 3 has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version while the Nexus 7C has Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Also being a Nexus device, the Asus made tablet will get all major Android versions as soon as they are launched in the market while Samsung will take a while to launch the OS updates for the Tab 3 tablet.
But here the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T310 has a clear advantage with its 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front camera while the Google Nexus 7C comes with a 1.2 megapixel front camera only.
So in a nutshell, the Google Nexus 7C appears as a good gaming tablet with better display and connectivity options. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T310 is a much lighter, thinner tablet with huge storage capacity.
You can read our Hands On of Tab 3 T310 for more information on the latest Samsung tablet.