Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7's screen is 9.7 inches with 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.15 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 8 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

The Galaxy Tab S3 may be the best Android tablet you can buy, though its price is intimidating.

- Julian Chokkattu , Digital Trends 

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


Perfect entertainment... for a price

from Pocket-lint
Of all the reasons to buy the Tab S3 it's the 9.7-inch AMOLED screen's great quality and brightness that comes out on top. Its ability to display HDR (high dynamic range) content gives it future-proofing to assure its place as the entertainment tablet king. It's just a shame there's no mobile HDR content available at present, which if you're buying this tablet as exactly that - a tablet - might negate your primary reason for opening your wallet quite so wide right now... Full review
PC Advisor

A gorgeous iPad Pro rival with some fancy features

from PC Advisor
There's no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to be launched in years. If you're looking for a high-end device to rival the iPad Pro running Google's software then this is it. However, it's not without downsides. The price will be too high for many and doesn't include the Keyboard Cover, the software isn't the best for a tablet and that glass back isn't the best choice for multiple reasons... Full review

A desirable tablet ultimately let down by its software and high price

from TrustedReviews
If you have a spare £599 and want a tablet solely for getting the best video-watching experience around, then there isn’t a tablet better than the Samsung Tab S3. I could happily watch videos on the AMOLED HDR screen all day long. The included S Pen is great, too... Full review
Talk Android

Android’s expensive iPad killer

from Talk Android
The Galaxy Tab S3 is, without a doubt, the nicest Android tablet on the market. It’s best in class in just about every category, and even makes a compelling option for someone that doesn’t want an iPad or Surface tablet to boot... Full review
Gadget Review

Improvements it brings are incremental, especially on the exterior

from Gadget Review

The Samsung Tab S3 is no doubt one of the best and most refined tablets out there. We think that Samsung could have evolved the design further than just essentially throwing a glass panel on the back, but there are plenty of other improvements that makes the update worthwhile: quad speakers, HDR-capable display, USB Type-C port, and a superb stylus in the box. Not to mention a boost on the battery, camera, and horsepower. Unfortunately, that means that the Tab S3 has a top-tier price tag to match, at $599 to start. And if you fancy that snazzy keyboard cover case, that’ll set you back... Full review

Android Police

A good tablet with a bad price

from Android Police
The Tab S3 has a fabulous screen with lovely colors, support for HDR video, and quad speakers. This could shape up to be a fantastic media consumption device. It's also got the cool (more comfortable) S Pen that makes it good for taking notes. Performance has also improved over other recent Samsung devices. The fingerprint sensor is faster, too... Full review
Android Authority

A media consuming tablet first and foremost

from Android Authority
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is a beautiful, well-built specification powerhouse that's perfect for consuming all types of media. But in a market where the iPad Pro and numerous high-end Windows 10 tablets exist, it's hard to justify the Tab S3's $600 price point... Full review
Laptop Magazine

Premium design, performance is quite good

from Laptop Magazine
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has a lot of stand-out features, including its superb AMOLED screen with support for HDR content, precise handwriting and drawing capabilities via the included S Pen, and gorgeous glass-and-metal design. But I'm not so sure the Tab S3 -- or any other tablet -- is worth $600. That's a ton of money to spend on a device you use to stream Netflix and sketch notes... Full review
Venture Beat

This great iPad Pro competitor is worth $600

from Venture Beat
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a useful tablet that is worth carrying around while on the go. If you had its predecessor, the Tab S2, you might encounter some sticker shock when considering an upgrade — the S3 is $600, while the S2 was $400. However, if you think of the S3 as a competitor to the Surface Book 4 and the iPad Pro, the price is pretty comparable, and it’s an Android device... Full review
Ars Technica

The high price of a well-rounded Android tablet

from Ars Technica
The Galaxy Tab S3 is unquestionably a more capable and more versatile tablet than the Tab S2. It performs better than Samsung's previous device, has a sleeker look and feel, benefits from the included S Pen, and offers more for current Galaxy smartphone users with features like Samsung Flow. Aside from its unique features, the Tab S3 won't break a sweat while it lets you easily watch Netflix, stream Spotify, sketch artwork, and do basic Web browsing... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date March 24, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
No cellular data
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.15 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Stylus, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time 12 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 8 hours
3G Surfing Time 8 hours
4G Surfing Time 8 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Black, Silver, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 23.7 x 16.9 x 0.6 cm
(9.3 x 6.7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 429 grams
(15.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel Density 265 pixels
Size 9.7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/1.9
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Hyperlapse, HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Netflix, OneDrive, OneNote, Skype)
Included Software / Apps No
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