77points
95points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

88points
99points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
77
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
88
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e?

  • Stylus included
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  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • 7.7mm narrower
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    237.3mmvs245mm
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • Has touch autofocus
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Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S3?

  • 30.21% higher resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs2048 x 1536px
  • 1.89x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHzvs2 x 2.15 & 2 x 1.6GHz
  • 2GB more RAM memory
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    6GBvs4GB
  • 9.09% higher pixel density
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    288ppivs264ppi
  • 8.25% bigger screen size
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    10.5"vs9.7"
  • 17.33% more battery power
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    7040mAhvs6000mAh
  • 29g lighter
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    400gvs429g
  • 96GB more internal storage
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    128GBvs32GB

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Buy used:

$239.00

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tab...Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet Black, SM-T820 (Renewed)
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$412.95

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e (2019,LTE) SM-T72...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (2019,LTE) SM-T725N 128GB 10.5" (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked Wi-Fi + 4G/LTE Tablet - International Version (Silver)
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$779.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$429.95
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019)
Amazon logo
$477.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Amazon2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touc...2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 3GB RAM, 128GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth, Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS
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$369.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e walmartSAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A 10.1" 32GB Tablet, ...SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A 10.1" 32GB Tablet, Black - SM-T510NZKAXAR
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$219.00

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Design

1.weight

429g

400g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

6mm

5.5mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

169mm

160mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

237.3mm

245mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

264ppi

288ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

9.7"

10.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has a touch screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.15GHz & 2 x 1.6GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996)

2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

4GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

32GB

128GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

13MP

13MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1440 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
6.has touch autofocus
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

6000mAh

7040mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Supports fast charging
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
3.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Buy used:

$239.00

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tab...Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet Black, SM-T820 (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$412.95

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e (2019,LTE) SM-T72...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (2019,LTE) SM-T725N 128GB 10.5" (GSM Only, No CDMA) Factory Unlocked Wi-Fi + 4G/LTE Tablet - International Version (Silver)
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$779.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$429.95
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 128GB WiFi Tablet Black (2019)
Amazon logo
$477.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Amazon2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touc...2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch Touchscreen (1920x1200) Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Exynos 7904A Processor, 3GB RAM, 128GB Memory, BMali-G71 MP2 Graphics, Bluetooth, Tigology Case, Android 9.0 Pie OS
Amazon logo
$369.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e walmartSAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A 10.1" 32GB Tablet, ...SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A 10.1" 32GB Tablet, Black - SM-T510NZKAXAR
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$219.00

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