Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – Features and Specs Compared

The much awaited Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 released by the Samsung Electronics, promises to offer better features and specs than its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

As Samsung has priced its other products, the Tab 3 7.0 is reasonably affordable with not much of a difference in price than that of the Tab 2 7.0. Let us compare the two tablets in terms of their features and specs to determine what additions have been made to the latest version of the Galaxy Tab series.

Display and Processor

The Tab 2 7.0 comes equipped with a 7 inch PLS LCD multi touch screen having a standard color depth of 16 million colors. The screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels with a pixel density of 170-ppi. It is a standard pixel density in consideration to what other companies are offering in their handsets. The PLS is the company’s version of IPS display, that the company offers with wide viewing angles.

The Tab 3 7.0 has similar screen size and resolution as the Tab 2 7.0. The device offers good quality display to the users.

The Tab 2 7.0 is powered with a dual core CPU, running at 1 GHz. This feature has been upgraded in the successor to the Tab 2 7.0. The Tab 3 7.0 comes with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor. This feature may not be that alluring to the potential buyer, as various other companies, at a lower price tag, have provided similar feature.

The Tab 2 7.0 runs on Android ICS operating system, that can be upgraded to Jelly Bean OS. The Tab 3 7.0 comes equipped with Android Jelly Bean operating system, offering a smoother performance.

Camera and Memory

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 comes equipped with a 3 mega pixel rear camera with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. The front facing VGA camera of the Tab 2 7.0 has been upgraded to 1.3 mega pixels in the Tab 3 7.0 device. The primary camera of the Tab 3 7.0 comes with similar specs.

The Tab 2 7.0 comes with a RAM of 1GB with three variants, having internal storage capacity, of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. In comparison, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 comes with a RAM of 1GB along with 8GB internal storage capacity that can be expandable up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card.

Features and Battery

The Tab 2 7.0 encompasses a 4000 mAh lithium battery, catering a talk time of up to 40 hours. Other features on the smartphone, include, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual band and a USB port. These features come with both these devices.


The Tab 2 7.0 16GB variant having only Wi-Fi connectivity comes at a price of $150. In comparison, the Tab 3 7.0 16GB variant having similar specs can be made available for a price of $180.


The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 does not come with eye-catching features. Most of its hardware specs are similar to its predecessor. The price factor also does not make much of a difference between the two devices.


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