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Fantastic little tablet
on 31 August 2013
Well I guess you get what you pay for. A week ago I bought a Cambridge Sciences Starpad 7 from amazon, and what a disaster. Firstly the unit was obviously used (unsealed box, marks on screen etc) and it was faulty. Not good amazon! There followed a whole bunch of issues getting my money back which I won't detail here.
Anyway, I decided to go for the Samsung Tab 3 7" instead. Am I pleased I did! Apart from amazon (grrrrr) taking 48 hours for a next day delivery due to "processing errors", the wait was worth it. Works straight out if the box, great screen, additional apps from Samsung etc. I was dubious about the lack of memory, but I bunged in a 32gb class 10 microsd and I'm flying. Bluetooth built in is good (many cheaper tablets don't have this), and connection via my home wifi really fast (about twice the speed my wife's older android tablet seems to get).
Also, and one of the main reasons for getting a tablet, the BT Sports app worked 1st time with great picture quality. A couple of my friends have tried and failed to get this app to work on their Android tablets. No such issues with the Tab 3. Indeed, all the apps I've tried work great inluding bbc iplayer, tv catchup etc. Also, no issues with browser access to YouTube etc. I've also installed NowTV and can watch Sky Sports (at the cost of a day or week "sports pass"). Since I've added a Chromecast, I can now watch live sport on our main tv via this tablet. It works great. Very pleased with this.
Epson iPrint allows me to print to my Epson XP-520 printer. This works well and I use Epson Connect to print emails when I'm away from home.
Very, very pleased and with recent big price reductions, good value for what you actually get. ie. Quality, reliability, support, battery life etc. It may not have all the whistles and bells of some tablets, but it does everything I need, and does it well.
Note. I have reviewed the wi-fi version of this tablet. There is also a 3G version which also supports a SIM card.