Never very impressive hardware-wise, never a powerhouse, fairly outdated in the software department and aging not quite handsomely, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is hardly a hot item on Valentine’s Day wish lists. Unless we’re talking AT&T’s 4G LTE-enabled flavor, offered for $200 back in the day, and recently dropped to… nada. Nothing. $0.
Of course, that’s only valid for prospective buyers willing to pen a two-year contract with the carrier. Also, certain terms may apply, so be sure to read the fine print before making a rash decision. But don’t wait too long, as the promotion expires March 31.
For comparison, Sprint charges $50 at the moment for the high-speed LTE 7-incher with pacts, whereas Verizon still doesn’t have it in its lineup, instead selling the decrepit on-contract GTab 2 7.0 for a whopping $99.99. Way to not rest on your laurels, oh almighty US network leader.
There’s the off-contract alternative too, however retailers such as Amazon ask north of $180, 4G LTE support not included. So if you’re thinking of getting it, AT&T is your best option hands down. The question, with fourth-gen GTabs looming large on the horizon, is whether this old thing is worth the effort and 24-month commitment.
Short answer? Depends. Long answer? Depends on your budget, as it’s pretty modest from a raw performance standpoint, with a dual-core 1.2 GHz chip, 1 GB RAM and 1,024 x 600 pix res screen.