Are you looking to buy yourself a new smartphone but also contemplating on purchasing a tablet instead so you could benefit of the bigger display? Why not go for a cross between the two and opt for a phablet? Here is a comparison of the specs and prices of two very popular phablets produced by Samsung.
Display and Design
There is no difference whatsoever between Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Tab 3 as they both feature 8 inch TFT touch screen displays that render the very same 800×1280 pixels resolution.
As for weight and dimensions, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measure 8 mm in thickness and weighs 338 grams, whereas Galaxy Tab 3 is 7.4 mm thick and weighs 314 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is powered by a quad core cortex A9 processor that works at 1.6 GHz and features an Exynos 4412 chipset. It outperforms its competitor as it comes with 2GB of RAM, can be purchased in 16/32 GB ROM variants and also sports a microSD slot in case you need extra memory space (up to 64GB).
Galaxy Tab 3 comes with a dual core processor working at 1.5 GHz and features an Exynos 4212 chipset. It comes with only 1.5GB of RAM but it is also available in stores in 16/32 GB ROM options. The device also sports a microSD slot for additional memory (up to 64GB).
Both phablets have been loaded by Samsung with Android for operating systems, both running on the Jelly Bean version.
The two phablets are 100% identical in terms of camera as both Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Tab 3 feature 5MP primary rear cameras that come loaded with features such as geo-tagging, face detection, autofocus and touch focus. Also, the frontal secondary cameras on both devices are 1.3MP shooters.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 loses this final round as it features a non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery unit, which allows for up to 8 hours of multimedia play, whereas Galaxy Tab 3 packs a non-removable Li-Ion 4450 mAh battery, which allows for up to 11 hours of multimedia play.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes at a price of $205 on Amazon while Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is available for $209 on the same website.
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