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Samsung - Galaxy Tab S3 - 9.7" - 128GB - Black

Model: SM-T820NZKEXARSKU: 6004600

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 196 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet

    Posted
    MIKET

    Compared this to an iPad Pro when I was looking for a tablet. What a tough choice! The S3 128G screen just looked better, no laggy video at all. The ability to completely customize the tablet was the next thing I really liked over the competition. I also use this to fly a drone. Not just DJI but others. It works well with those apps, though DJI of late has had problems with their GO4 app. THis also has GPS built in vs iPad Pro base model that does not. No tethering required with S3. I also use this to control an XR18 Audio Mixer for my band. It works perfectly. The screen resolution and image quality is fantastic. Not as soft looking as the iPad Pro, and sharper as well. Camera quality is also very very good. I record video all the time on this. I also use it when tinkering with automotive, electronic or other work. Takes great photos so I know how things go back together. haha. Controls my TV too. I stream MLB.Tv on it and there is no lag or choppy stream. Solid. Sound on this is really good too. Not a ton to expect from micro sized speakers, but it still sounds good. With headphones or BT speaker it is really good too. I bought this in FEB 18 and thought I'd really test it on what it would be used for before I do any review. I also have the keyboard, and I like it better than my Surface Pro. The S PEN (included, not optional like iPad) is so convenient and I recommend people look up YT demos. Learn to use this tablet the way it was intended. So many features, customization options. I bought this at Best Buy and the sales staff were great. They could not price match another store sale (AAFES), but tossed in a 128G Micro USb to accommodate the difference. They were so cool about letting me test this S3 and iPad Pro with the gear I used. Initially looked at the silver 64G S3, but they had the 128G version and I was sold. That with a 256G option provide almost 400G of storage, and you have Cloud options as well. Samsung S3 won in every way! and Best Buy staff was really cool. Mega thumbs up!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Tablet!

    Posted
    BryanH
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    Bought this to replace my 2012 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 which was a great tablet for its time. The color, brightness and clarity of the screen is superb, and so is the speed and responsiveness of the processor! I do not experience any delay or lagging as complained by others and suspect that is due to their WiFi service. The 128GB memory and ability to add a 256GB memory card is fantastic as I can store my entire music library and thousands of pictures on this device. Don't even consider attempting that with an ipad! Also thin and light weight but feels solid. Yes, it will show fingerprints as complained by others but so what - install a screen protector and keep in a case and that problem is solved, and your device is better protected. My only complaint is with the keyboard cover. It is a bit compact and takes time to get used to it so I consider that my learning curve and haven't deducted a star. Besides, I have a laptop on which I will do most of my typing. The keyboard cover is very convenient for occasional emails or instant messages and much better than typing on the screen. My first tablet was defective upon arrival - screen did not recognize any input other than from pen. Best Buy replaced it the next day. I would have deducted a star or two because of this, but Best Buy replaced it immediately without issue, and the second one was flawless so no harm, no foul. Besides, that is exactly why I buy anything electronic from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet

    Posted
    Buddy05
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    I had a Samsung tablet with 32GB of internal storage that, even with an external 128GB SD card, was always on the edge of running out of space (some of this was due to how the latest Android version handles storage). The S3, with its 128GB of internal storage, makes that issue non-existent. All of my apps are stored with no concerns about running out of space. The 128GB SD card can be used exclusively for documents, movies, music files, etc. The tablet itself is excellent. It's got a great display which can handle 4K UHD/HDR videos, mostly on YouTube right now. They look as good on the S3 as they do on my 4K OLED TV. Four speakers yield sound that is much better than most tablets. The processor is fast and can handle any app and almost any game out there. The 4x3 form, similar to an Ipad's is much better for reading web sites, magazines and e-books than the prior 16x9 form. It's not quite as good for videos but you get used to the larger top and bottom black mattes pretty quickly. A stylus is included for those that find one useful. The tablet also comes with a fast charger. The only nitpick is that the battery drains more quickly that I would like but that's not enough to affect my 5 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So so

    Posted
    Fullycharged
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    Honestly I'm torn. On one hand this is a fantastic Samsung product. Runs quick, amazing storage, and almost replaces my laptop but on the other hand I have had software issues with it since I got it out of the box. It got stuck in a bootloop in the very beginning. And now every now and again it will freeze and when I try to restart it it gets stuck in a boot loop until the battery dies. And then when I power it back up it's as if nothing ever happened. It won't even let me do a hard restart when it's stuck in the boot loop. If I send this back for warranty they're not going to see that anything's wrong with it because it's working fine. It only stays stuck in the boot loop until the battery dies. So how are they going to determine that it's melfunctioning? So I have a love-hate relationship with it. It's unfortunate because it costed me on sale $550, plus another $100 in accessories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful

    Posted
    Moterg
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    I like it because it has lots of memory and can install 256 gb sd card. I download videos and audio and use up a lot. I also like the fact that I can open 2 windows at a time, and take notes while looking up info in other window. I like taking notes with stylus so I can save and print them later. My only gripe is the price, and also the price for the 256 gb sd card. They didn't have it at the store when I purchased, so I got the 128 gb sd card. It was significantly cheaper. I'll upgrade if I ever fill this one up. I also like the fact that I can use with keyboard case, although the tablet kind of falls out of the case a bit. Doesn't seem real secure. Maybe I just need to get more used to using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tablet

    Posted
    Frank
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    I've wanted a tablet for quite some time, but could never justify purchasing one because I can simply use my phone or laptop. After a great deal of research, I decided on the Tab S3 - 128 GB. I use the tablet much more than I thought I would have. Due to the large internal space on this tablet, I essentially use it now as a laptop replacement. Because of the size and light weight, I utilize the tablet throughout the day at work and at home as an organizer as well. I couldn't be happier with this purchase - I only regret waiting so long to finally get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a Grad Student

    Posted
    Lexington
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    So far this tablet has done *almost* everything I need it to during my doctoral program. With the matched keyboard case by Samsung, it works great to take lecture notes and write papers, the pen-based note taking function is perfect for drawing quick figures or conceptual models, and the OS is well-suited to make a filing system for each course's readings/syllabi/notes (it just takes a little practice. My biggest complaint is not with the tablet, but with the Microsoft PowerPoint app, which can be very temperamental in deciding whether it wants to open a given PowerPoint or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

    Posted
    eddie
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    I had the Samsung S2 tablet 32gb before purchasing the new one. I ran three different accounts on it and I was running into internal memory issues. I upgraded to the S3 Tablet 128gb and I no longer have issues running the three different accounts, plus I was able to install a 200gb micro sd card to expand my memory. Another plus is that it fast charges similar to the newer Samsung phones, hopefully they will add wireless charging next time. I would recommend this tablet to anyone who needs a new tablet or anyone who likes Android devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Red Flash/Glitch Screen

    Posted
    MrSwan
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    I want to give this product a 5 star rating, however, after about 2 months of use the product started to get a red screen, glitched, flashed red, and ultimately wouldn't turn on. I completed a "hard" reset on it and when I did that, the bottom 1/4 of the screen was permanently red. Now after about a couple weeks after that, it seems the process is repeating itself. For the price of this product I expect much better. A huge disappointment for sure.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet!

    Posted
    Chris
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    This is an excellent tablet. The upgrade from the previous tablet is liken to the upgrade from the S7 to the S8+. More RAM and more space with 4K display....This is fantastic! Of course you could fork up the extra $100 or so and actually get a notebook, but you should only do that if you actually want a PC. I just wanted an enhanced android to play around with and to carry extra files on. This item is very worth it, especially if you catch it at a discounted price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Tablet

    Posted
    Dena
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    I'm finding many nice surprises with this tablet, and one surprise I didn't expect. Primarily that using the keyboard on screen is awkward. Much harder than the phone - I went back today to get the keyboard cover, which is on sale. Yea! Problem solved. It turns out that this tablet has more uses than I thought, and the keyboard will be a good addition. I'm thinking this will be wonderful for meetings, and for keeping my documents for events handy. I'm loving it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative

    Posted
    Baba19
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    I previously had the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 before it had died. Unfortunately, Samsung no longer produces that size anymore. I was very pleased at the resolution, speed and the fact that I was able to transfer all of my apps from my old tab to this new one. Overall, I very pleased witht this product. I would however recommend buying the external keyboard.....though keep an eye out for the sales.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Product - Ample storage

    Posted
    Urfi
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    I had been looking for this tablet sine long as it has 128 gb of internal storage which is enough for a normal user. I got this tablet on a discounted price of $550 on new year. I like Tab S3 aspect ratio of 4:3 which makes it handy and comfortable to read documents and Stylus is a big plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Tablet

    Posted
    Dragonfly4046412
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    The tablet was on sale and a great deal. The preloaded Microsoft software gets daily use. Battery life is great. I use it to listen to music and watch movies. I put a unicorn beetle case on it and take it everywhere. Only con is if you get one with cell coverage, you're stuck with Verizon. I had that one for a week and returned it because Verizon is the absolute worst.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Minime
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    Online reviews, the website for the product, and the in-store personnel all led me to believe that this tablet would work with Adobe Indesign which is the only reason for its purchase. Unfortunately it does not support Adobe Indesign. I will never buy another Samsung product. As a loyal Samsung phone user when my contract is up in a few months I will rid myself of both this worthless over priced tablet and the phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE THIS TABLET!!!

    Posted
    MIKE58
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    I upgraded my previous Samsung 10.5 Tablet. Decided to get a smaller tablet. Great Memory, rear camera 13 megapixel and speed. I am a Very Big Samsung believer. The only problem I am having is with the wifi. For some reason it drops. Best buy is working with me to resolve this matter. Highly recommend Bestbuy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find!

    Posted
    DetroitKid33
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    I had to order the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with 128 GB of RAM online and it was sold out for a very long time. I set the alerts to e-mail me when they were in stock. I bought this for my wife because I wanted her to have the extra storage space for all of her pictures and videos etc. while keeping her current Micro SD card. A superior upgrade over the past Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice tablet

    Posted
    Allison
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    I had an Asus Transformer tablet for The Last 5 Years and got this tablet for a present and I cannot believe the difference in how fast it is compared to the Asus tablet. I wish the screen was as big as my Asus tablet but the new Android operating system and just everything is faster including downloading and installing apps from the Play Store. I strongly recommend this tablet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from Tab S 10.5

    Posted
    LuAnn
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    I went for the 128 GB upgrade because I was tired of running out of memory when downloading emails or apps. I also like the dark theme options availability and other features to customize. I wish they had 128 GB in silver or white, but I found a great case at Amazon.com. I haven't used the S-Pen yet. I'm looking forward to that later. So far...no complaints

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement to my tab s 10.5 inch

    Posted
    Meandmyself
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    I recently dropped and smashed the screen on my galaxy tab s 10.5 inch 32GB tabet. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of a smaller screen but the difference between 9.7 is the 10.5 is minimal and the increase to128GB of storage is well worth it. one thing that has been hard toget used to is that the volume rocker switch isr reversed onthe S3 VS. the Tabs. I even like the S pen.

    I would recommend this to a friend