Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7 inch) experiences

Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7
inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab 2s,
but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down that
road.

Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it
myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit.

Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My
general tests include:

  • GPS quality
  • Quality of the camera
  • Ability to load ODK flawlessly
  • Build quality
  • Screen brightness
  • Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin
  • Ability to support drag and drop files from cable
  • Type of charger

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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Is there any reason you guys are going down the Galaxy route instead of the
new Nexus? We are about to get some tablets too (nowhere near 440 though!)
and want to know what other folks have done.

··· On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Eric Couper wrote:

Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
(7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab
2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down
that road.

Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it
myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit.

Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My
general tests include:

  • GPS quality
  • Quality of the camera
  • Ability to load ODK flawlessly
  • Build quality
  • Screen brightness
  • Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin
  • Ability to support drag and drop files from cable
  • Type of charger

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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I'm getting a tab 3 next week and can send feedback.

We are using tab 2 currently due to its availability in India but agreed
nexus has way more firepower and a front facing camera in the future to
boot.

··· On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Tapan Parikh wrote:

Is there any reason you guys are going down the Galaxy route instead of
the new Nexus? We are about to get some tablets too (nowhere near 440
though!) and want to know what other folks have done.

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Eric Couper <eric.couper@gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'eric.couper@gmail.com');> wrote:

Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
(7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab
2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down
that road.

Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it
myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit.

Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My
general tests include:

  • GPS quality
  • Quality of the camera
  • Ability to load ODK flawlessly
  • Build quality
  • Screen brightness
  • Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin
  • Ability to support drag and drop files from cable
  • Type of charger

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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Eric,

I spoke to Samsung again and unfortunately, they do not have any Galaxy Tab 3 (7inch) at this time.

On thought I had is that if we can confirm the GPS chip used in Tab3 (7 inch) is the same is as the Tab3 (10 inch), will that be enough to use the 10inch as a test device?

Omer

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Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab 2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down that road.

Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit.

Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My general tests include:

  • GPS quality
  • Quality of the camera
  • Ability to load ODK flawlessly
  • Build quality
  • Screen brightness
  • Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin
  • Ability to support drag and drop files from cable
  • Type of charger
    Thanks in advance,

Eric

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Hi Eric,

I am from the Philippines and will be using tablets for CAI. I recently bought Samsung Tab2 7.0 with 3G connection since it's cheaper now and readily available than Tab3.

I was contemplating if I really need 3G or just wifi for the price sake but after the cost benfit analysis , getting a tab with 3G connection is really important for GPS coordinates, monitoring the interview results on real time and for trouble shooting it remotely.

To give you some idea on the following:
GPS quality - I have downloaded several GPS apps and compared them all using the tab and getting the coordinates from google map. It's pretty accurate eventhough I used GPS apps that can be use offline.
Quality of the camera - For documents purposes , I think it's good.
Ability to load ODK flawlessly - It's been pretty ok so far.
Build quality - very handy and light that I can put on my shoulder bag or out it in between my notebook.
Screen brightness- you can adjust it :slight_smile:
Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin - not sure about it
Ability to support drag and drop files from cable - seems great, you need to insert a bigger size of memory card . The memory card slot is expandable.
Type of charger - it worked for 220 and you can also use the charger as usb/charger using your computer, like any smartphone.

Hope this helps.

··· On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:12:25 PM UTC+8, Eric Couper wrote: > Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab 2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down that road. > > > > Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit. > > > Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated. > > > > Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My general tests include: > > GPS qualityQuality of the cameraAbility to load ODK flawlessly > Build qualityScreen brightnessIntrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skinAbility to support drag and drop files from cableType of charger > Thanks in advance, > > > > Eric > > > -- > > > Eric A. Couper > Senior Program Associate, ICT Program > Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency > Jomo Kenyatta Avenue, Zequala Towers, 7th Floor > > m. +251 923 79 75 94 > e. eric....@ata.gov.et > w. www.ericcouper.com > w. www.ata.gov.et

There are a couple reasons we are looking at Samsung rather than the new
Nexus. These include:

  • Existing experience with Samsung. We already own 120 Tab 2s, and
    we've had positive experiences over the past 6 months with them.
  • Samsung distributors and general presence in Ethiopia/East Africa. A
    major distributor for Samsung in the Middle East is setting up an office in
    Ethiopia soon and Samsung already has a few staff based here. The increased
    presence should help with repairs or replacements going forward.
  • Timing. We had to put our procurement request in last week, and
    there were fewer hands-on experiences with the Nexus 7 (2013) at that
    point.
  • *Peripherals. *There are generally more case options for the Tab line
    compared to the Nexus 7 line. We are currently looking at Otterboxes, and
    I've confirmed they will have one for the Tab 3. Not sure about N7 (2013).

One of the reasons I would have preferred the Nexus is that I HATE
Samsung's proprietary tablet charger. Thankfully, they've phased it out
with the Tab 3 and are now using microUSB.

-Eric

··· On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 5:47:15 PM UTC+3, Tapan wrote: > > Is there any reason you guys are going down the Galaxy route instead of > the new Nexus? We are about to get some tablets too (nowhere near 440 > though!) and want to know what other folks have done. > > > On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Eric Couper <eric....@gmail.com wrote: > >> Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 >> (7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab >> 2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down >> that road. >> >> Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it >> myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit. >> >> Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated. >> >> Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My >> general tests include: >> >> - GPS quality >> - Quality of the camera >> - Ability to load ODK flawlessly >> - Build quality >> - Screen brightness >> - Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin >> - Ability to support drag and drop files from cable >> - Type of charger >> >> Thanks in advance, >> >> Eric >> >> -- >> Eric A. Couper >> Senior Program Associate, ICT Program >> Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency >> Jomo Kenyatta Avenue, Zequala Towers, 7th Floor >> m. +251 923 79 75 94 >> e. eric....@ata.gov.et >> w. www.ericcouper.com >> w. www.ata.gov.et >> >> -- >> -- >> Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> >> --- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "ODK Community" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. >> >> >> > >

Has anyone tried the Asus MemoPad 7inch?

··· On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Matt Berg wrote:

I'm getting a tab 3 next week and can send feedback.

We are using tab 2 currently due to its availability in India but agreed
nexus has way more firepower and a front facing camera in the future to
boot.

On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Tapan Parikh wrote:

Is there any reason you guys are going down the Galaxy route instead of
the new Nexus? We are about to get some tablets too (nowhere near 440
though!) and want to know what other folks have done.

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Eric Couper eric.couper@gmail.comwrote:

Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
(7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab
2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down
that road.

Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it
myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit.

Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My
general tests include:

  • GPS quality
  • Quality of the camera
  • Ability to load ODK flawlessly
  • Build quality
  • Screen brightness
  • Intrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skin
  • Ability to support drag and drop files from cable
  • Type of charger

Thanks in advance,

Eric

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Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency
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Hi Matt,

Can you please share your experience with Tab 2? How was it? I am still testing tab 2 before buying more units.

Thanks!

··· On Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:20:06 AM UTC+8, Matt Berg wrote: > I'm getting a tab 3 next week and can send feedback. > > > We are using tab 2 currently due to its availability in India but agreed nexus has way more firepower and a front facing camera in the future to boot. > > > > On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Tapan Parikh wrote: > > Is there any reason you guys are going down the Galaxy route instead of the new Nexus? We are about to get some tablets too (nowhere near 440 though!) and want to know what other folks have done. > > > > > > > On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Eric Couper wrote: > > > > > Has anyone here had a chance to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7 inch) and run it through any tests? We were about to purchase 440 Tab 2s, but it appears the Tab 3 just launched, and we might have to go down that road. > > > > > > > Obviously, I'd rather not purchase 440 of a device without testing it myself, but I may not have time to get a demo unit. > > > Any experiences you might have would be greatly appreciated. > > > > > > > Some of these things are covered my consumer reviews, but not all. My general tests include: > > GPS qualityQuality of the cameraAbility to load ODK flawlessly > > > > Build qualityScreen brightnessIntrusiveness of manufacturer's Android skinAbility to support drag and drop files from cableType of charger > Thanks in advance, > > > > > > > Eric > > > -- > > > Eric A. Couper > Senior Program Associate, ICT Program > Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency > Jomo Kenyatta Avenue, Zequala Towers, 7th Floor > > > > > m. +251 923 79 75 94 > e. eric.couper@ata.gov.et > > w. www.ericcouper.com > > > w. www.ata.gov.et > > > > > > > > > -- > > -- > > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > > > --- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "ODK Community" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > -- > > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > > > --- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "ODK Community" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.