Along with Galaxy Tab 3 211, the Korean conglomerate also launched in India a 8-inch tablet Galaxy Tab 3 in two variants. The Galaxy Tab 3 311 has 3G (Voice and Data) capability and priced at Rs. 25,725 while the Galaxy Tab 3 310 is a WiFi version only and priced at Rs. 21,945.
The 8-inch Tab 3 has slightly better specs than it’s 7-inch counterpart and features an 8 inch WXGA display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution that translates to a 189 ppi. Running on the latest Android 4.2 Jellybean OS, the hardware internals include a 1.5GHz dual core processor mated to a 1.5GB of RAM.
The 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 comes with an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded by upto 64GB via microSD card. On the shooter side there is a 5 megapixel camera in the rear and a 1.9 MP front camera. The battery juice is supplied by a 4450mAh battery.
At 7.4mm Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is one of the slimmest tablets available in market.
Both the Galaxy Tab 3 310 and 311 offers multi-tasking capabilities allowing for splitting the screen to run two apps simultaneously. Other software features include ‘Pop up play‘ that allows the video player to be played and positioned anywhere in the screen as small window while you work on other app, ‘Smart Stay‘ that keeps the screen on as long as you gaze the screen, ‘Reading mode‘ that offers optimal reading conditions by controlling the illumination, lighting and tone.
Other features include S Translator, TripAdvisor, Group Play, Story album etc. The S Translator allows for instant translation from speech-to-text and text-to-speech with 9 languages currently available on the list. TripAdvisor comes handy while exploring places giving information on hotels, restaurants, places to visit, food etc and also make reservations.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311 / 310 specs
- 8-inch WXGA TFT display
- 1280X800 pixels resolution (189ppi)
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable by up to 64GB
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 1.9-megapixel front facing camera
- 4,450 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Weight: 314 grams (Wi-Fi variant)
- 3G: HSPA 21Mbps DL, 5.76Mbps UP, Quad 850/900/1900/2100
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0