Product Comparison: Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)

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General Specifications
TAB3 7 Essential
Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)
About the Product
Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential Extraordinary tablet. Incredible price. The best value tablet out there. Enjoy all the fun and convenience of a go-everywhere tablet at a surprisingly affordable price.
Perfect for carrying with you around the house or on a long car journey, the Galaxy Tab A has a compact and lightweight design. Ideally sized for watching videos, browsing online and working on files, the 7” screen is large enough to use with ease, without feeling too bulky.
Key Specs
Screen Size
7 in.
7 in.
Storage Capacity
16 GB
8 GB
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential 7-Inch Tablet
  • Simple to use nice size screen and can slip inside your pocket.
  • Seriously impressive budget tablet for an amazing price. Good screen size.
  • Money for the best item with perfect screen size.
  • Great little tablet. Has nice size screen. Happy.
  • This is a good tablet with perfect screen size!
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280) 7" Android 5.1 Tablet
  • Excellent quality and screen size.
  • Slimmer and more powerful than my old one. Great screen size.
  • Very happy with product. I like this screen and size.
  • Bought for my daughter who loves it. Good size of screen.
  • Smart compact tablet. Would recommend this product with good screen size.
Size & Weight
7.48 in.
7.35 in.
4.44 in.
4.28 in.
0.38 in.
0.34 in.
10.56 oz.
9.98 oz.
Display Type
Screen Resolution
1024 x 600
1280 x 800
Pixel Density
170 ppi
216 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential 7-Inch Tablet
  • Very portable device with quite a sharp screen resolution.
  • The screen is sharp. I like it and recommend.
  • The screen is clear, it works fairly quickly and it charges in a reasonable time.
  • Very good, fast, nice screen and battery life lives up to Lenovo’s claims.
  • Nice clear display and touch screen excellent.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280) 7" Android 5.1 Tablet
  • The screen is great as well plays 720p awesomely.
  • Picture quality is good and smooth, and is light.
  • Grandson very pleased. Screen quality very good overall high quality device.
  • Bought it for an old lady and she loves it. Using it all the time. Great sharp screen.
  • Display not responsive. Poor quality.
Front-Facing Camera
0.3 MP
2 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
2 MP
5 MP
Processor Model
MediaTek 8127
Snapdragon 410
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential 7-Inch Tablet
  • The operating system is reasonably fast, smooth, straight forward and easy control.
  • My daughters love these, good price for the tablets, fast. Good processor.
  • I am very happy with my purchase. Great processor.
  • Excellent price/quality ratio. Fast processor of this one.
  • Good value for money. Powerful processor for a lot of tasks.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280) 7" Android 5.1 Tablet
  • Fast processing makes it able to game fluidly with no lag.
  • Yeah good tablet! Fast and reliable! Good processor!
  • I installed 3 apps. ES file explorer, Aldiko and Twitch. Fast processor.
  • The software and processor are rubbish.
  • It’s infuriatingly slow. Poor quality of processor.
Operating System
Android 5.1
Android 5.1
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
9 hours
Water Resistant
Great tablet at great value, An essential in any household, Expandable storage, Thin and Light, Share Your Device
What customers say about "Features"
Lenovo TAB3 7 Essential 7-Inch Tablet
  • When playing games the battery life is around 6 hours. Great for my needs.
  • Wi-Fi is stable and fast, Bluetooth connection is great and music played over my Bluetooth speakers sounds better than when I use my computer.
  • HD videos play without any issues, has great features.
  • Only negative feature is that it takes about a minute to initially start up.
  • The speakers don't sound great and would occasionally produce crackling noise at higher volume.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280) 7" Android 5.1 Tablet
  • A notable feature of this tablet is that it synchronizes with Chromecast particularly easily.
  • Battery life seems good for many hours of Youtube watching.
  • All worked great and easy to set up. A lot of nice features.
  • Poor memory with bloarware. Cant load the apps you need.
  • Poor WiFi flexibility! Without connectivity!
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Included With Unit
Adapter, USB Cable
Adapter, USB Cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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