Phone Comparison - BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

BlackBerry PlayBook 2012
blackberry playbook 2012
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
samsung galaxy tab 3 8.0
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general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Samsung
Announced Not officially announced yet June 2013
Status Cancelled Available - July 2013
Colors Black White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm
(8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 314 g (11.08 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS, v2.0 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, TI OMAP 4460 [Similar] Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Exynos 4212 [Similar]
GPU Mali-400MP [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1.5 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches [Similar] 8.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 800 x 1280 pixels (189 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 71.21%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels [Similar]
Flash No LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 4800 mAh 4450 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 11 h