Samsung witnessed a great deal of success with their Galaxy tablets and the sales spree continues with their newest releases as well.

There are some notable differences between the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. The company created incredible success with their tab 2 which paved for its successor to see a launch. So far, both of them are hot gadgets in the market because of their budget friendly pricing. For people who are looking to buy them and know the key differences, here’s a simple breakdown.

Screen Size

The screen size is the first and foremost thing that most buyers will notice. It is quite prominent because the Tab 2 features a 7-inch display while the Tab 3 offers more space with its 8-inch screen. The manufacturers not only changed the size of the screen but also added more pixels per inch to provide better clarity for its users. The older generation tab features 170 ppi with a resolution of 1024 x 600 while the tab 3 offers 189 ppi which is higher with a resolution of 1280x 800. The change will be evident when reading e-books or watching high definition movies.


When there is variation in the screen size and the resolution of a product, it is obvious that the processing power and battery should vary as well. The latest tablet from Samsung is powered by 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. The combo is quite enough to handle most tough processes and it has a Mali 400 gpu as well for aggressive gaming. The tab 2 is on the shorter side because it was released earlier at a different time period with 1 GB RAM, OMAP processor and Power VR graphics. It runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system but can be upgraded to the latest Jelly Bean. The same goes for the new tablet as well as both of them are capable of running the most used Android version from Google. Users can upgrade to it on purchasing the product.

Camera, Storage and Price

The variations continue in the camera as well, as the tab 3 has a 5 megapixel cam while the tab 2 features a 3.15 megapixel camera. There is a secondary cam as well on the new tablet which is designed to meet the requirements of a new generation who does a lot of video calling. It is powered by a 4450 mAh battery which provides nearly 11 hours of talk time on cellular while the Samsung galaxy tab 2 is powered by 4000 mAh battery.

The storage is open for expansion because both tablets support an external SD card. The variants available include 16GB and 32GB while extensions can make it up to 64 GB based on individual requirements.

The pricing of the galaxy tab 3 is $250 for the 16 GB version while tab 2 can be purchased for $200 with 8GB in built storage. It is only a matter of internal storage that you need because android allows app transfers after installation with the newer versions. Pick your choice of tablet based on size and usage scenario.

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