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Thin bezels, small frame

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 features a more compact look than the Tab 2 10.1, thanks to its thinner border and bezels. It's one of the smaller 10-inch tablets available.

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Skinny profile and lightweight

The tablet only weighs 1.12 pounds and is 0.31-inch thick -- a few hairs thicker than the ultraslim Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

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Bright screen with vibrant colors

The Tab 3 10.1's 10-inch screen is impressively bright but features a 1,280x800-pixel resolution that leaves us wanting more.

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The front-facing camera is soft but does well at adjusting exposure -- for a 1.3-megapixel shooter.

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Frustrating functionality

The Tab 3 10.1's bottom bezel houses a menu, home, and back button. The capacitive menu and back buttons have a large hit-box and can be triggered accidentally from a mile away. OK -- only an inch away, but you get the point.

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Rear camera

At $400, you'd think Samsung could splurge a little and put something better than a just-OK 3.2-megapixel rear camera, but, unfortunately, that's all it gets.

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Headphone jack, meet your neighbor, left speaker

The tablet's headphone jack is a little awkwardly placed on the top-left corner.

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Smooth, plastic back

The Tab 3 10.1's back is typical of Galaxy devices. It feels a little cheap but keeps the device securely gripped in your hands

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