So I've been an Apple guy since forever and owned an iPad 4 and iPad Mini for awhile but sold both before the Air came out as I was planning on upgrading to the Air. Well that didn't end up happening, and anyway this week I finally got a new tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. It was on sale for $179 and I was thinking of getting the Kindle Fire HDX but decided since the Galaxy has a microSD slot it'd probably be worth getting.
After using it for a few days I'm pretty sure even the first gen Kindle Fire is faster than this thing. At times it takes the keyboard anywhere from 1.5 to 3 seconds to pop up which is an eternity...It feels like I'm using a dial up computer from the 90's. I downloaded Candy Crush and it took about 15 seconds to load. On the iPad 4 or on my iPhone 5 the load time is just a few seconds.
The web browser often takes several seconds to pop up and there's always a 3-5 second delay when pushing the home button or trying to switch apps.
Why is a device that's only $100 cheaper than an iPad Mini decades behind its performance? I really should've returned it on day one, but I didn't feel like it. I'm probably going to stick with it until I do end up getting the iPad Air, but I'm not impressed at all. Maybe if this were a $99 tablet, but it's certainly not even comparable to the cheaper Kindle Fire (besides the SD slot and app store). The screen is absolutely awful as well.
Is there something wrong, or is the Tab 3 just meant to move at a snail's pace?