Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V Philippines Price, Complete Specs, Key Features

Currently selling for Php 5,990 in major malls across the country, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V is the most affordable quad core Android tablet in the Korean company's 2015 product line-up.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

The slate looks a lot like the best-selling first-generation Galaxy Tab from 2010, which sold for Php 34,990 (I know!) - if you still remember that.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

This latest version, however, is not only a lot more affordable but is also slimmer and lighter, making it a better mobile companion, at least, when it comes to portability.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V
To be specific, it weights only 322 grams and is just 9.7 millimeters thin.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

The tablet flaunts a very simple design identity, lacking metallic accents found on more expensive models. The shell - including its side frame - is made entirely of polycarbonate and the faux leather texture on the back plate is the only thing that makes the device look and feel somewhat interesting.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V
Both the volume rocker and the power button are located on the left side, near the top, which I like since it's harder to click on them accidentally while using the Tab.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V
On the top panel, you'll find the 3.5 mm audio jack and the microUSB 2.0 port for charging and syncing your data with a computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V is equipped with a 7-inch 600 x 1024 pixels TN display panel framed by rather thick bezels, which I see as a generous space where can rest my thumbs while using the device. This screen is obviously a tad small for a tablet but is way bigger than what you'll get on a phablet or smartphone. Whatever the case, it's certainly large enough to allow you to enjoy your favorite content without squinting.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

You get two fixed focus cameras. A 2 MegaPixel shooter at the back. And a 2MP cam in front for selfies and groufies with your friends. Both of which also support 480p @ 24fps video capture.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

At its heart, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V runs its TouchWiz-flavored Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a 1.3 GHz Quad Core Spreadtrum SC7730ST chipset (incorporating four ARM Cortex A7 cores and a Mali 400 GPU), handles multitasking with 1 GB of RAM, and has 8 GB of expandable internal storage. These are pretty standard for an entry level Android tablet this year and the combination of which should give users a fairly enjoyable touch and multitasking experience on the device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V

Powered by non-removable 3,600 mAh battery pack delivering around 71 hours of music play and 18 hours of talk time, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V features USB OTG for quickly transferring files to a flash drive or for connecting supported devices to its microUSB port. The slate also has a microSIM card slot allowing the user to connect to the internet using mobile data and to use Tab 3V as a phone for making calls or sending text messages.

Is it the right device for you? Like a phablet, the Tab 3V is a hybrid gadget. It's two devices wrapped in one package: A tablet and a smartphone. But whereas a typical phablet leans more to the smartphone side in terms of portability and size, this one is obviously more of a slate than a handset. If you're looking for a budget-friendly hybrid and you don't mind carrying a rather big device in your bag because you need that large display, I think Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V would be great for you.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V
Type Android Tablet with Phone Functionality
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions and Weight193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7 mm, 322 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat
Display 7.0 inches (~61.3% screen-to-body ratio), 600 x 1024 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density), TN, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum SC7730ST chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB of ROM, expandable via microSD card slot up to 32GB
Camera Front and Back: 2 MegaPixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels
Video Capture 480p @ 24fps
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, XviD, MP4, H.264, H.263 player
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB v2.0
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Network 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Type Single microSIM
Sensors Digital Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Uptime Talk time of up to 18 hours, Music play of up to 71 hours
Announcement Q3 2015
Availability Q3 2015
Price Mall Price: Php 5,990

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