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Samsung Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung Galaxy Tab a APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

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APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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14 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 13 user reviews this Samsung tablet has a marvellous overall user rating.

Samsung Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

Samsung has excellent average ratings for its 801 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other brands.

Good Size

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers who reviewed this tablet considered that it was thin. Siliconrepublic.com said “The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish” in their review of this tablet. Siliconrepublic.com also said “Slim 7.5 millimeters”.

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. In November last year Siliconrepublic.com mentioned in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review “Compact design”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners who bought it mentioned that it had a good battery life. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Excellent battery life” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners who bought the product agreed that it was a good design. Siliconrepublic.com said “Design, finesse, lgre 233, prsence d'un port pour carte mmoire micro SD” in their review of this tablet. One customer who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A thought it was good looking.

One person said that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A was smooth. Last year Siliconrepublic.com said “Smooth operation”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Siliconrepublic.com said in their review of this tablet “Comfortable voice control”. One person said that this tablet was easy to use.

Robust

Several customers who purchased the product said that it was well made. Siliconrepublic.com said “Solidly built”.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it considered that it had good features. Ian Daniel mentioned in his review of this tablet “It also has parental control features which allows you to see full activity on the tab”.

Very Large Screen Size

When compared to other tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Galaxy Tab A that we have checked the screen size of, the Galaxy Tab A's screen size of 9.7 inches is one of the largest. The smallest screen size of 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A is 8", the largest is 9.7", and the average screen size is 8.9".

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The continuous video playback time of the Galaxy Tab A of 14 hours is one of the longest amongst 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year. 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A have continuous video playback times of between 10h and 14h.

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Very Long WiFi Browsing Time

Across all the tablets of this age and spec the WiFi browsing times range from 11h to 15h. When compared to other similar spec tablets that were released one year ago that we have checked, the Galaxy Tab A's WiFi browsing time of 15 hours is one of the longest.

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Very Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

When compared to other tablets of a similar age and spec to the Galaxy Tab A that we have checked the continuous audio playback time of, the Galaxy Tab A's continuous audio playback time of 178 hours is one of the longest. The shortest continuous audio playback time of 801 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A is 110h and the longest is 180h.

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Very High Battery Capacity

When compared to other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Galaxy Tab A, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A's battery capacity of 6,000 milliamperes * hour is one of the highest. The average battery capacity of tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Galaxy Tab A is 5,200mAh, and the battery capacities range from 4,200mAh to 6,000mAh.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 166.9 millimeters, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Tab A the widths range from 160mm to 250mm, and the average width is 210mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

A number of Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners reckoned that it did not have good sound quality.

Poor Product Quality

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet was not good quality. Siliconrepublic.com wrote in November last year “Poor sound quality” in their review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was not noisy. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Light tablet, no bloatware, great battery, bright screen, loud speakers, phone call”.

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A, the Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Galaxy Tab A is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A are also not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

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Heavy

At 485 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is fairly heavy compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and type to the Galaxy Tab A. The weights of comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A range from 270g to 490g.

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Very Tall

When compared to other tablet computers of this age and spec that we have checked, the height of the Galaxy Tab A of 242.6 millimeters is one of the tallest. 801 processor tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Tab A have heights of between 7.3mm and 250mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Galaxy Tab A is four which is average compared to the other eight 801 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Galaxy Tab A has a fairly standard processor clock speed (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Galaxy Tab A.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a relatively standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Galaxy Tab A has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Tab A.

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Expert Reviews

(22)
1 December 2015

On the whole, there isn't a whole lot to complain about with this tablet. Where the camera falls down slightly, the battery more than makes up for.It's as close to premium as you can get without...

Balanced picture quality
Excellent battery life
OS runs smoothly
Compact design
Good battery life
Poor screen resolution
Cameras
Speakers should be better positioned
Web browsing and video ruined by the outdated screen
Poor sound quality

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is an 8 inch tablet that looks and provides the functionality of a normal Android tablet, but is bestowed with abilities that allows it to be used in various working...

14 April 2015

Although it lacks 4G, this business-focused tablet is durable enough to withstand almost any job site, and it has the battery life to go the distance...

16 March 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is an enterprise device with features many consumers will find appealing. It fits the bill as a top-notch, stylish, and ruggedized Android tablet...

3 March 2015

It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use... Read more…

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User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Jess
Jess would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

I love this tablet! The struggle is real when it comes to keeping up with charges in my busy life. I can literally spend all day working on my tablet and still have battery left when I come home.... Read more…

Reviewed 5 November 2015 by RhashidaDC
RhashidaDC would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

I love the size of the screen. I had a smaller 8.0 Samsung tablet and enjoyed that but wanted an upgrade with a larger screen. As usual Samsung did not disappoint. The screen quality is... Read more…

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 by Vbqn
Vbqn would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

Tablet is very easy to use. Long battery life. Camera above average...

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by StevePaul
StevePaul would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

It is the perfect size for my use great memories and works great on WiFi and very fast...

Easy To Set Up
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Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Curtisn
Curtisn would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

Battery holds up well very good picture easy to use...

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