In the tablet segment, Samsung had struggled at the initial stages.
However, the Korean giant stayed put and came back with Galaxy Tab series, one among its other prized possessions.
The mobile industry is an ever-evolving one. Therefore, change is inevitable in the smartphone and tablet arena. The once renowned Galaxy Tab series is now no longer more than an entry variant option, especially, with the Note series taking over the Tab series. Regardless, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 variant from the Korean giant is still renowned for being the first to be equipped with Intel inside treatment.
The year 2014 started with a bang for the Korean giant, as it released its Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tablet. The mid-size variant coming with lightweight design enables the user to carry an 8.4-inch massive tablet with ease. The $400 price tag along with a high-end spec sheet would make the potential buyer drool all over the handset.
Let us compare the two tablets from Samsung, to find out the difference between their interfaces and functionality.
Interface and Functionality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet offers a similar experience as that of the company’s Galaxy S4 smartphone. The tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system along with Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX user interface. It presents the user with unique features such as Smart Stay, S Voice and Pop up Play. The cartoon-like user interface offers a similar level of functionality and personalization as with other Android based tablets.
Organizer: Core organizer applications of the Tab 3 10.1 have been given slight visual enhancements than its predecessor.
Multitasking: In terms of multitasking, the tablet follows the traditional method used for the task manager menu.
Messaging: Typing messages is fun and easy, despite having an overcrowded keyboard layout on the Tab 3 10.1 tablet. The TouchWiz keyboard caters the user with an array of punctuations and numbers for a superb typing experience.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Samsung released its Tab Pro 8.4-inch tablet with Android’s latest OS, which is a rare feature for a non-Nexus Android-based handset. Samsung tablet comprises of Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, with heavy modifications made to the tablet’s UI. The latest Magazine UX layered on the TouchWiz UI offers an array of features to the potential user.
Samsung’s Magazine UX fills the screen with various kinds of tiles. These tiles can be rearranged as per the user’s desire. Messaging is fun on the spacious display. The UI is compatible with Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and WebEx.
Overall, the new UI design provides quick access to news and other regularly used software. The user interface is user friendly to both novices and experienced users.