The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 comes in as a successor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, which was released last year. It continues the tradition of tough tablets designed for extreme conditions. The Galaxy Tab Active 3 may not be the most powerful Android tablet out there as far as performance is concerned, but it bears substantial upgrades over its predecessors.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Key Specs & Features
- 8.0-inch PLS IPS Display, 1200 x 1920 Pixels, 16:10 Ratio (~283 PPI)
- Android 10, One UI 2.5
- Exynos 9810 (10 nm) Processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage, With Support a For SD-Card
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- Stylus Pen Support
- Samsung Desk
- Fingerprint (Front Mounted)
- 4G LTE Network
- IP68 Dust / Water-Resistant
- MIL-STD-810H Compliant
- Removable Li-Po 5050 mAh Battery
Design and Display
As implemented with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 offers a very durable build, a build suitable for extreme environments.
It’s the kind of tablet you will gifts to kids, take to construction sites, take to military zones without paying much attention to fragility.
Speaking on military zones, the Galaxy Tab Active 3 has the MIL-STD-810H certification, which pretty much sums up its capability of surviving tough terrains.
We also have an IP68 rating for dust and water rating. You can submerge his tablet in 1.5m of water for 30 mins, which pretty much enough time for you to retrieve the tablet in my opinion.
Perusing the chassis, we will find a setup that isn’t anywhere near fragile, there is a massive absence of aesthetic features that contribute to fragility.
On the front, we have an 8.0-inch PLS IPS display with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels, a density of 283 PPI. This display is surrounded by thick bezels.
The bottom bezel is home to a set of navigation keys as well as a capacitive fingerprint scanner, which is housed in the home button.
Samsung inculcated a system that allows enthusiasts to amp the sensitivity of the display, which further allows them to operate the touch-screen display even when putting on gloves, which will be very efficient in cold regions and other areas, where putting on a glove is inevitable.
On the rear, we have a vertical arranged rear camera system with a single camera and an LED flash. Below this camera setup is the Samsung branding, which indicates it’s a Samsung Tablet.
Enthusiasts who decide to purchase the Galaxy Tab 3 active will have to settle for one colour, which is black.
Please note that Samsung has also included a special “inbox cover” cover that houses a waterproof S-Pen. This inbox cover also adds to the level of protection.
The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 aren’t really a member of its strongest point. It pretty much follows the trend we have seen on most tab, with the Samsung Galaxy A 8.4 2020 is a very good example.
The rear camera holds on a single 13MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9. This camera is backed by an LED flash. Typically, this camera comes in handy in scenarios where you just want to make memorable moments, scan documents e.t.c.
Upfront, we have a single 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is suited for selfies, video calls, and lots more.
On the performance hardware side, we have the Exynos 9810 processor, 4GB RAM, options for 64GB / 128GB, and a removable 5050 mAh battery.
This performance hardware isn’t really on the high-end side like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, but it’s sort of enough for enthusiats that aren’t power users.
Samsung featured a special “No Battery Mode” on the Tab 3 active, with this feature, enthusiasts can make use of their tablet, without the battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 software architecture is based on the One UI 2.5 running on the Android 10 operating system.
Samsung also featured its top of the line Knox security which promises enthusiasts defense-grade security that protects user data, making this tablet suitable for businesses, firms, and co-operation who desire top-notch security systems.
Samsung didn’t also live the Dex feature aside. They also pushed their mobile desktop system to the Tab Active 3. This means enthusiasts can place their tablet on a dex mount paired with a monitor to get a PC inspired experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 6 connectivity, NFC.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 4G LTE, However, enthusiats should note that the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 comes in WiFi-only and LTE models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 price starts around $599 for the base 64GB WiFi-only edition. This price translates to about 236,405 Naira in Nigeria, 65,398 KSH in Kenya, and 3,516 GHC in Nigeria.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 was released on September 28th, 2020, and is currently available for purchase from leading online retail stores.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3:
- Platform: Android 10, One UI 2.5
- Processor: Exynos 9810 (10 nm) (Octa-core 4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP18
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 213.8 x 126.8 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 426 g (Wi-Fi) / 429 g (LTE)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single-SIM
- Display: 8.0-inch PLS IPS 1200 x 1920 Pixels, ~283 PPI Density, ~68.5% screen-to-body Ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1; magnetic connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Removable 5050mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –