1. Relgoshan's Avatar
    I'll keep the intro post short. I got the Sprint LTE model and I am loving it!!

    Camera is the weakest part but I have a mid range actual camera already. So I really want to pin down and confirm some differences between the LTE and the base models! It relates to buying more for gifts to family.

    1) Multi Window is definitely not in the base models?
    2) Base model does not support bluetooth input devices?
    3) Performance of the LTE is 50% or more faster?

    I have already observed this tablet to benchmark far above Snapdragon S4 in limited cases. Adreno 305 works great *at this screen resolution*, puts in fps like hi rez devices with the Adreno 320. In fact it positively SPANKS the Tab 3 8.0 in 3DMark! (According to Futuremark's scoreboard) Among the MSM8930AB's like Galaxy Mega and S4 Mini it consistently benches up to a few percent higher also.

    SO. If anyone with a BASE 7.0 or 8.0 could post benchmark screenshots from Geekbench, 3DMark, Windmill, any of the major benchmarks downloadable on Google Play or elsewhere....? I will be making another post in this new thread and adding my screenshots to it later. That way we can all forever resolve what these things can do and how they stack up against each other!

    Thanks in advance.

    Edit: Fiddled with the Futuremark device database. Tab 3 7.0 (PXA986) Ice Storm2162 Ice Storm Extreme1081 Ice Storm Unlimited1951. Tab 3 8.0 (Exynos 4 dual 4212) Ice Storm3074 Ice Storm Extreme2342 Ice Storm Unlimited3017 Tab 3 7.0 (Snapdragon 400) Ice Storm5604 Ice Storm Extreme2848 Ice Storm Unlimited4775 Tab 3 10.1 (Atom Z2560) Ice Storm6216 Ice Storm Extreme3551 Ice Storm Unlimited5756

    For reference the Note 8.0 (Exynos 4 quad 4412) scores: Ice Storm3487 Ice Storm Extreme2608 Ice Storm Unlimited3312 whereas the Note III and the 2014 Note 10.1 (both versions) have been delisted for forced overclocking...haha. So I think for casual games and browsing I should get more 7.0 LTE models for the other people I wanted tablets for. Performance at this price level is not like the 2013 Nexus 7 (Snapdragon S4 Pro) Ice StormMaxed out! Ice Storm Extreme7160 Ice Storm Unlimited10578 but I like the interface on the Tab 3 more and I don't want to choose between buggy official firmware vs cyanogenmod.

    I would still like to see some other benchmark numbers if anyone has the time..?
    01-27-2014 01:57 AM
  2. Relgoshan's Avatar

    A couple benchmark numbers for now. Interesting how the raw GPU score is not great but the subjective score is twice as high up the list in GPU Mark. Windmill uses funky shader tricks much like a game called 'Okami', it does not seem well optimized but the fps are still decent. I intend to do some of the others later today.

    Anyone else think the default weather widget is junk? It seems to stop syncing after 48 hrs or less, and I refuse to keep rebooting just for updated forecasts. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many bundled apps could be deleted/disabled such as CBS Sports.

    Mixed feelings about the font smoother thus far...need to test it more.
    01-29-2014 08:35 AM

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