Samsung Galaxy Tab a vs Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
25% larger internal memory Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has an internal memory of 2GBGB, however the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is only a 1.5GBGB tablet (0.5GB smaller). Read more

The internal memory is the amount of storage space the tablet has to load programs into. This is not the same as the storage capacity of the tablet, which is normally much bigger and is used to save apps and data.

The larger the internal memory on the tablet the faster apps will run.

11% longer continuous audio playback time Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a continuous audio playback time of 178hh. That's 18h longer than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a (160hh).
2h longer continuous video playback time Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a continuous video playback time of 14hh, whereas the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is only a 12hh continuous video playback time tablet (2h shorter).
4h longer WiFi browsing time Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a WiFi browsing time of 15hh, but the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is only an 11hh WiFi browsing time tablet (4h shorter).
Narrower Edit
Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 166.9mmmm wide. That's 74.4mm narrower than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a (241.3mmmm).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 94%, however the average rating of the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is 82% (based on 461 reviews).
3 Reasons For
16GB larger internal storage capacity Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has an internal storage capacity of 32GBGB, however the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is only a 16GBGB internal storage capacity tablet (16GB smaller). Read more

The internal storage capacity is a measure of the capacity of the tablet to store applications and documents.

A bigger storage capacity means that you will be able to download more apps and save more documents, music, video and photos on the tablet.

8% lighter Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has a weight of 450gg. That's 35g lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab a (450gg).
Shorter Edit
Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is 166.9mmmm tall. That's 75.7mm shorter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab a (166.9mmmm).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller internal storage capacity Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has an internal storage capacity of 16GBGB, but the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is a 32GBGB internal storage capacity tablet (16GB larger). Read more

The internal storage capacity is a measure of the capacity of the tablet to store applications and documents.

A bigger storage capacity means that you will be able to download more apps and save more documents, music, video and photos on the tablet.

8% heavier Edit
Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 485gg heavy. That's 35g heavier than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a (450gg).
Taller Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 242.6mmmm tall tablet. That's 75.7mm taller than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a (166.9mmmm).
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Older by three months
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a is three months older than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.
6 Reasons Against
0.5GB smaller internal memory Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has an internal memory of 1.5GBGB, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 2GBGB tablet (0.5GB larger). Read more

The internal memory is the amount of storage space the tablet has to load programs into. This is not the same as the storage capacity of the tablet, which is normally much bigger and is used to save apps and data.

The larger the internal memory on the tablet the faster apps will run.

18h shorter continuous audio playback time Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is a 160hh continuous audio playback tablet. That's 18h shorter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab a (160hh).
Shorter continuous video playback time Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has a continuous video playback time of 12hh, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 14hh continuous video playback time tablet (2h longer).
4h shorter WiFi browsing time Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has a WiFi browsing time of 11hh, however the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 15hh WiFi browsing time tablet (4h longer).
Wider Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has a width of 241.3mmmm. That's 74.4mm wider than the Samsung Galaxy Tab a (241.3mmmm).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 94% (based on 13 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
chip.com.my: Recommended
ixbt.com: Original Design
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Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

20 months Ago 17 months Ago

Processor

Processor Model
 801
 801
Processor Clock Speed
1.2GHz 1.2GHz
Processor Core
4 4
Processor Family
 Qualcomm Snapdragon
 Qualcomm Snapdragon

Memory

Internal Memory
2GB
BEST
1.5GB

Software

Operating System
 Android
 Android
Operating System Version
5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Platform
 Android
 Android

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
16GB 32GB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB 128GB
Memory Card
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Medium
 Flash
 Flash
BEST

Display

Screen Size
9.7" 9.7"
Display Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 16M
Touch Screen Technology
 Capacitive
 Capacitive
Multi-Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Display Technology
 PLS
 TFT
 TFT/PLS
 PLS
 TFT
 TFT/PLS
Display Resolution
 1024 x 768
 1024 x 768
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Camera

Rear Camera Resolution
5MP 5MP
Front Camera Resolution
2MP 2MP
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording Mode
 720p
 720p
Digital Zoom
4x 4x

Networking

Bluetooth Version
 4.1
 4.1
WiFi Standard
 802.11a
 802.11b
 802.11g
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 802.11a
 802.11b
 802.11g
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Jack Size
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MKV
 M4V
 3G2
 WEBM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.263
 H.264
 VC-1
 VP8
 WMV8
 WMV7
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MKV
 M4V
 3G2
 WEBM
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.263
 H.264
 VC-1
 VP8
 WMV8
 WMV7
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Audio Format
 AMR
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 IMY
 3GA
 AWB
 OGA
 XMF
 OTA
 RTX
 MXMF
 MID
 AAC++
 eAAC+
 AMR-WB
 AMR-NB
 AMR
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 IMY
 3GA
 AWB
 OGA
 XMF
 OTA
 RTX
 MXMF
 MID
 AAC++
 eAAC+
 AMR-WB
 AMR-NB
Google Applications
 Google Voice Search
 Google Maps
 Google Play
 Google+
 Google Voice Search
 Google Maps
 Google Play
 Google+
Personal Info Management App
 Alarm clock
 Calendar
 Notes
 To-do list
 Calculator
 Events reminder
 Alarm clock
 Calendar
 Notes
 To-do list
 Calculator
 Events reminder

Design

Size
 full-size
 full-size
Form Factor
 Slate
 Slate
Colour
 Titanium
 Tan
 White
 Titanium
 Tan
 White

Battery

Continuous Audio Playback Time
178h
BEST
160h
Continuous Video Playback Time
14h
BEST
12h
Battery Capacity
6,000mAh 6,000mAh
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
WiFi Browsing Time
15h
BEST
11h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
485g 450g
BEST
Height
242.6mm 166.9mm
BEST
Thickness
7.4mm 7.4mm
Width
166.9mm
BEST
241.3mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Bluetooth Profiles
 A2DP
 AVRCP
 HID
 HSP
 OPP
 PAN
 A2DP
 AVRCP
 HID
 HSP
 OPP
 PAN
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