Unlike the iPad, Samsung recognizes you’ll use its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet mostly in landscape mode rather than portrait. Like Samsung’s previous Tab incarnations, the Tab 3 10.1’s Home button is beneath the screen when held horizontally, and buttons for on/off and volume as well as the microSD card slot are located on the opposite top perimeter.
One unwelcome change between the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Tab 3 10.1 is the speaker placement. On the previous-generation Galaxy Tabs, the twin stereo speakers faced front on either side of the screen. But for the Tab 3 the speakers are moved to the rim, which means you may block one or both with your hands when you hold the device.