Specs summary

Screen
9.7"

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

Processor
2.15GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
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.
Storage
32 GB

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

Battery
6000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6000 mAh battery.



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

- Julian Chokkattu , Digital Trends 

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


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
Cnet

Samsung's best tablet screen is a sight to behold

from Cnet
Samsung packs buzz-worthy features like S Pen and HDR support into its new premium Galaxy Tab S3, but without a keyboard packed in, it's still more about content consumption than creation... Full review
SlashGear

Feels like a high-end device

from SlashGear
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is as close to the Galaxy Note 7 as we’re going to get – until the Galaxy Note 8 arrives later this year. As a note taking, media presenting, top-notch entertainment tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3 is one of the best on the market today. For those in the Samsung device ecosystem of smart devices, this tablet has great potential as a sweet-spot between smartphone and PC – ideal for evening couch-time use... Full review
The Next Web

A premium (if flawed) Android tablet experience

from The Next Web

I’ve been a bit harsh on some aspects the Tab S3, but don’t get me wrong: it’s one of the best Android tablets you can buy. It’s only real competition is the Pixel C, and the Tab S3 still has important advantages like stylus support and a better display. The Tab S3 isn’t revolutionary, but it’s an all around solid Android tablet effort. It’s expensive, but it’s also an easy recommendation if you’re invested in Google’s ecosystem and are looking for a new tablet, whether that’s to watch Netflix or even get some real work done.... Full review

Ars Technica

A worthy upgrade, but more of the same

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
Digital Trends

Currently the best Android tablet around

from Digital Trends
The Galaxy Tab S3 is an excellent Android tablet that offers solid performance, good audio capabilities, Android 7.0 Nougat, and good battery life, all with an excellent display to boot. At $600, though, it’s among the priciest Android tablets you can buy, and problems arise when you look at the competition and the demographic for this tablet... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 24, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Networks
No cellular data
variations
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
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Unknown
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 Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
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 Unknown
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 Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
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
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
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
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture No
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Self-timer
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
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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