Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T820NZKAXAR 9.7-Inch

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch tablet has received positive reviews for its vibrant and crisp 2048 x 1536 AMOLED display, its included S Pen, its snappy performance, the quad speakers, and its solid battery life. Users also liked the light design and the USB-C with fast charging capabilities. The tablet is also HDR-ready. However, although the Galaxy Tab 3 is fast, it does still use 2016’s Snapdragon 820. Some also thought that there should be an included slot to store the S Pen, but this only comes with the keyboard, which is sold separately and is rather expensive. For the price of the tablet, the 32GB of internal storage is also rather slim. Regardless of the older processor, the Galaxy Tab S3 is still a workhorse and comes with a free S Pen, and the quad speakers is an additional bonus that provides good quality sound.

Positive Reviews
(as of 08-07-2018 06:52 -07:00) Details
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  • Awesome display
  • HDR-ready
  • Performance
  • Quad speakers
  • Good battery life
  • Light design
  • USB-C
  • Fast charge


  • 2016’s Snapdragon 820
  • Keyboard sold separately
  • No slot for S Pen

Bottom Line

The Samsung Tab S3 come with a great S Pen and has awesome AV potential with its razor sharp future-proofed HDR-ready display, but the keyboard sold separately is quite pricey.

  • Weight: 0.95 lbs
  • Display Size: 9.70 inches
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery Life: 12 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 80 March 22, 2017

    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.

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  • 80
    TechRadar May 12, 2017

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to date, headlined by an HDR-ready screen, four powerful speakers and an upgraded S Pen that’s included in the box, although you’re going to have to pay for the keyboard. Just don’t expect to see much HDR video content right away, or have Android meet all of your 2-in-1 tablet needs next to a similarly priced laptop.

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  • 70
    TrustedReviews May 20, 2017

    The Galaxy Tab S3 is a mixture of the very best and the very worst of Samsung’s industrial design. It’s thinner than an iPhone 7, with a flat back and slightly curved sides that make it a pleasure to hold. Weighing in at just 429g it's also noticeably lighter than the latest iteration of the regular iPad.

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  • 80
    PCMag May 22, 2017

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the most powerful Android tablet available, but it's very pricey for the functionality you get.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Google Android 7.0 Nougat
Weight 0.95 lbs
Battery Life 12 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | GPS | 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
Internal Storage 32GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Display Size 9.70 inches
Display Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixel
Display Type TN
Display Technology Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera 13 MP
Graphics Adreno 530
Additional Features microSD card reader, fingerprint reader, S Pen
Dimension (LxWxH) 9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24
Warranty 1 year

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