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Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab a 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

1.2GHz Android 16GB 9.7" Jun 2015
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22 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This tablet computer received an expert rating of 84 out of 100 from tweaktown.com. If all the tablets of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this tablet is in the top 19%.

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is a popular choice amongst people who purchased tablets in the last 3 months.

Nice Design

Several Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good design. Tweaktown.com wrote this year “It's also expensive and has a complicated design and handwashonly accessories” in their review of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A. Tweaktown.com also said “Incredible build and hardware design”. Tweaktown.com also said “The design is sturdy and reliable”.

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner who reviewed it thought it was good looking.

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Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Samsung is one of the best tablet computer brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has excellent reviews for its tablet computers.

Robust

Several Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owners said in their reviews that the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A was well made. Tweaktown.com said “Fullbodied, solid sound” in their review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Tweaktown.com also said “Solid performance”.

Some customers who bought this tablet considered that it was strong and durable.

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Good Size

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was thin. In December Tweaktown.com said in their review of this tablet “Slim design”. One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner who purchased it reckoned that it was compact. Tweaktown.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet “Compact dimensions”.

Good Product Quality

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Tweaktown.com mentioned in their review this month “Good picture quality, Even colour balance” and rated this tablet 4 stars. Tweaktown.com also said “Insanely thin and light, yet sturdy and quality feeling”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A thought it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Good Battery Life

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer who reviewed the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A concluded that it had a good battery life. Tweaktown.com said in their review of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A in December this year “Better than average battery life” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person considered that this tablet had good features. Tweaktown.com said “Great features”.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A had good sound quality.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Tweaktown.com mentioned in their review of this tablet a few weeks ago “The coldpress juicer also runs quietly compared with noisy centrifugal machines”.

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A. The internal storage capacity of comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A range from 1.1GB to 520GB.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers of this type and age. This tablet computer supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most tablets of a similar age and type to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all comparable spec tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

The worst supported Bluetooth version amongst similar types of tablet computer is 4.1 BLE.

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Very Long WiFi Browsing Time

Tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A have WiFi browsing times of between 4h and 15h. At 15 hours, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a very long WiFi browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Fairly Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The continuous video playback times of tablet computers of this age and type range from 3h to 14h, and the average continuous video playback time is 9.7h. With a continuous video playback time of 14 hours, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous video playback times amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Tablet computers of this spec and age have maximum memory card sizes of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 87GB. The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly large maximum memory card size (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The shortest continuous audio playback time of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 5h, the longest is 300h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 120h. At 178 hours, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly long continuous audio playback time compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

Across all the tablets of this age and type the battery capacities range from 2,000mAh to 11,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,900mAh. With a battery capacity of 6,000 milliamperes * hour, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

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Quite Large Internal Memory

The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly large internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago. The average internal memory of tablet computers that came out around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 1.9GB, and the internal memory range from 0.5GB to 16GB.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 7.5 millimeters, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst tablet computers of this age. The thinnest thickness of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 5.5mm, the thickest is 260mm, and the average thickness is 41mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A was not good in terms of connectivity. Tweaktown.com wrote in their review a few weeks ago “Limited connectivity” but even so they gave it a score of 4 stars.

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G compatible.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of tablet computers that have been around for more than a year range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.2 gigahertz, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Samsung tablet was released.

Four Processor Cores

The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has four processor cores. That's average compared to the other 152 tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Specification

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Kids Tablet

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 March 2016

For many, the typical wireless network extender is something that is connected via running a length of Ethernet cable or wirelessly. Unknown to myself until a few short months ago there is another... Read more…

Powerful, largescaled and punchy
Superb bass performance
Exciting detail and rhythm
Great features
Easy to use
Midrange could be subtler
Limited connectivity
Blacks need to be deeper and subtler
Rivals offer better contrast and more detail
Thin sound

User Reviews

(302)
Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Mark H.

I mainly use my Tab A along with my Nikon camera for remote photography. The tablet locks on fast and has a good range. And the GPS finds the satellites with no problem when using the navigator. I... Read more…

Great little tablet that locks on to WiFi quite fast
Battery will last three days under normal use and power saving mode
It has fantastic colours when using Apps and photographs
Can you really tell the difference between a 9.5" screen and a 12" screen I use mine everyday
I'd like to see a higher mega pixel camera, this one is fine, Samsung just needs to upgrade the camera
Reviewed 21 April 2016 by Ricky Carter
(Verified Purchase)

When tablet arrived there was no sign of life or being able to charge at all, I requested a return, but before I sent it off I asked an expert friend of mine to have a look. He found that by... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Philip Banks
(Verified Purchase)

Having purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 knowing it had been brought up to date by an authorised company, On arrival I found that the Tablet would not take a charge, therefofe the the inspection... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Electro_Geek
(Verified Purchase)

I got a refurbished one after my SO dropped mine in the sink whilst doing the dishes :-( I regret not paying the full price for a brand new one - it constantly crashes, and it's never a result of... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Chrisy Ramsey
(Verified Purchase)

I like this tablet a lot. I've always wanted one and its so handy to take anywhere with you to a friends, on holiday or just to work was handy. Also I like the fact that you don't have to mess... Read more…

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