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Korean electronics company number one in the world (according to various estimates of the popularity of released devices), Samsung is constantly working to improve and develop its models of devices. As a result, many products released under this brand conquer the market in one niche or another, becoming the most popular and famous gadgets. Of course, this also has a positive effect on the sales volumes that the manufacturer manages to achieve.
In order to more specifically show what one of the products of this brand is, we will conduct a short review of one of them. Meet, we present to you the SM-T311 tablet (also known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0). The device has a number of its features, which can boast to its potential buyer. About them, as well as about many other positive and negative aspects in this device, we will talk in this article.
Of course, we will start with his appearance. After all, it is with this criterion that we encounter every time we take this device in our hands. Immediately I would like to note that the device has a rather unsightly design, reminiscent of the appearance of similar models. However, this impressionThe design of the SM-T311 appeals to those who are not at all familiar with the device. In fact, there is a certain style in the appearance of the device. Take, for example, the glass screen that covers the entire front of the tablet, giving it a glossy sheen. The same effect is created by the shiny back cover of the tablet. It is made of plastic and has a similar texture to the front side of the tablet. On it we find only the inscription of the manufacturer of the device SM-T311 (Samsung) and the camera window, the characteristics and capabilities of which we will talk about later.
Due to the fact that the gadget has rounded edges, its entire body looks quite stylish, it is in perfect harmony with the glossy texture.
With elements that allow you to navigate the capabilities and functionality of the device, everything is quite standard here. The tablet has the standard physical Menu, Home and Back buttons located below the screen. They are equipped with additional illumination, which makes it possible to work with them in a dark room. Some users complain that the virtual form of such buttons could be a more convenient solution for the company, as this would save space at the bottom of the phone.
Besides these, we should also mention the metal-painted buttons for turning on the device and adjusting the volume. They are located on the side faces. This is a standard scheme, which is also supplemented by an infrared port for information exchange.
In general, we can say that the control of SM-T311Samsung has made it as classic as possible so that users do not have to retrain to work with this model.
By the name of the gadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T311 it is immediately clear what kind of screen it has. We are talking about an 8-inch display that works on the basis of a matrix (PLS technology). The screen resolution, according to the technical parameters, is 1280 by 800 pixels. As the instruction describing the tablet SM-T311 notes, the image on the tablet's display has a density of 189 dpi square. This, of course, is very small if we talk about direct competitors like the Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle, equipped with stronger matrices with a FullHD picture.
In this regard, of course, you can only bet on a non-standard screen size, because all these gadgets have a display with a diagonal of 7 inches, but not 8 inches. In this case, the 7.9-inch iPad mini is considered the closest to it, but the level of prestige here, of course, is completely different.
However, the SM-T311 tablet, whose technical characteristics cannot be called the most outstanding, can also boast of a high screen brightness. Due to its image seems more saturated and at the same time it is more adapted to work in bright sunlight or in a well-lit room. The contents of the screen do not fade, but remain quite readable.
Describing how productive our SM-T311 tablet is, the characteristics of which we have already begun to give earlier,his "heart" should be noted. This is the processor that drives the entire operating system of the device. In this case, we are talking about Samsung Exymos - a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz each. These are quite good indicators, giving good performance of processor power and graphics. This is noted by both ordinary users and specialists. For example, in the rating table in terms of the speed of processor interaction, the device described by us overtook Asus Transformer Prime TF201, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10, Samsung Galaxy Nexus and others. User feedback confirms this: the tablet works quite quickly, while some freezes (even when running more “demanding” software) are minimal here.
The SM-T311's RAM is slightly expanded (compared to the parameters of many similar devices). So, the developer installed 1.5 GB of RAM here so that the user can more freely open various applications without worrying about stability.
As the reviews describe, Samsung-branded tablets often have endurance issues. As the characteristic shows, a battery with a capacity of 4450 mAh was installed on the SM-T311. With the help of this power supply, the capacity of which, admittedly, is at a fairly high level, the tablet can work up to 11 hours, given that the user will sit in a WiFi network and watch videos.
The maximum load on the system gives 4 hours of work, after which the smartphone completely consumes its battery. This, again, is a good indicator, given that we are talking about the work of a colorful, large display and a serious iron “stuffing” on one device.
As you might guess, the tablet has the Android operating system (version 4.2.2). It has a special graphical shell designed exclusively for Samsung devices. It has a standard appearance, but differs mainly in a set of additional functions. For example, this is the ability to limit the output of information on the display of the device. The option is useful if you are driving and do not want unnecessary alerts to distract you from the road. Another example is the ability to display different running applications in two windows by resizing them. These options can actually make using a tablet much easier in some situations.
As you know, the best way to find out what a particular electronic device is is to read reviews and recommendations about it. Describing the SM-T311 tablet (the photo of which we presented above in this article), it should be said that we managed to find a lot of recommendations from buyers of this device. And most of the reviews about the tablet are positive, the scores range from 4 to 5 points. Why do users rate tablet performance so highly?
FirstIn turn, we can say that the device was awarded such a mark due to the presence of certain advantages. These include:
- light weight, which allows you to carry the gadget with you anytime and anywhere;
- comfortable body, working with a tablet is a pleasure, many buyers write about it;
- good screen, many people point out that the quality is quite consistent with HD-displays.
Such properties allow us to consider it as an affordable device for daily use. Therefore, most of the buyers are satisfied with the device and recommend it for purchase.
The information from the reviews could be attributed to a kind of “summary” for this note. Indeed, the device, despite its not the most advanced technical parameters, has several significant “pluses”. If you are looking for a tablet for reading, movies and constant communication, this is what you need! In addition, the gadget is released by a reputable manufacturer. So why not?