At MWC 2017 we have seen a lot of interesting announcements with many manufacturers unveiling the future of their mobile products, we have been treated to a range of new tablets, smartphones and other connected devices.
But one of the biggest announcements during the show had to be the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, which will take over from Samsung’s previously released Galaxy Tab S2, but is it worth upgrading, or should you just pick up the old one?
Well here’s a spec shootout to help you make that buying decision:
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S3||Samsung Galaxy Tab S2|
|Design and Build||Metal 237.3 x 169 x 6.0mm build that weighs 434g on the LTE model or 429g on the Wi-Fi only model.||Metal 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm build that weighs 265g for the smaller model.
The larger model measures 237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm and weighs 389g
|Display||9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2048 x 1536 pixels, HDR and 4K video playback.||9.7-inch and 8-inch display Super AMOLED display options that have 2048 x 1536 pixels.|
|Hardware||USB-C port, Pogo pins for a keyboard, and S Pen functionality inbuilt||Fingerprint sensor in the home button on the front, with a microUSB for charging|
|Camera(s)||13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera||8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera|
|Battery||6000mAh battery||The 9.7-inch has a 5870mAh battery and the 8-inch has a 4000mAh battery|
|Processor, RAM, and storage||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, along with microSD card support||Either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor or the Exynos 5433 chip with 3GB of RAM, 32GB/ 64GB of storage and microSD support|
|Others||Quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by Harman, Android Nougat pre-installed||Android Lollipop is pre-installed but it will be upgraded to Nougat sometime in 2017|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi and LTE variants|