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Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a 410 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

410 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2016
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Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Samsung has excellent average reviews for its 410 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many latest tablet computers.

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Just Released Eight Months Ago

This 410 processor tablet computer was only released eight months ago.

Four Processor Cores

Most latest tablets have between two and seven processor cores, including the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A which has four processor cores.

We compared this tablet to all the other 4 processor core tablet computers and we think the Samsung Galaxy Tab E[plb_3625084_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Tab 3[plb_3753168_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most similar spec tablet computers that have been around for the last year.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

Amongst comparable types of tablet computer the worst supported Bluetooth version is 4.2+EDR.

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Fairly Long Continuous Video Playback Time

Comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A have continuous video playback times of between 3h and 15h, and the average continuous video playback time is 10h. With a continuous video playback time of 14 hours, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous video playback times amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Long WiFi Browsing Time

Across all the new tablet computers the WiFi browsing times range from 4h to 16h. The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite long WiFi browsing time (15 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Quite Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous audio playback times (178 hours) amongst tablets of this age. The average continuous audio playback time of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 120h.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A range from 2,000mAh to 10,000mAh. With a battery capacity of 6,000 milliamperes * hour, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the higher battery capacities amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very Thin

Similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A have thicknesses of between 5.5mm and 250mm, and the average thickness is 61mm. With a thickness of only 7.4 millimeters, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A are also not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets that came out in the last year, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might be worth considering include the Archos 70c[plb_3437498_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 23% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. New tablets display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all tablets that were released around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A the best maximum video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only Features Four Personal Info Management Apps

The number of personal info management (PIM) featured on the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is more than most recently released comparable spec tablet computers. This Samsung tablet features a Calendar personal info management app, which is the most frequently featured personal info management app featured on tablets that came out around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A. The personal info management apps "Alarm clock", "Calculator" and "Notes" are also featured on this tablet computer.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.2 gigahertz) amongst tablets of this age. Across all the latest tablets the processor clock speeds range from 0.9GHz to 2.5GHz.

There are a number of other 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung Galaxy Tab E[plb_3625084_price] which is cheaper.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A

Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other latest comparable spec tablets.

We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Samsung Galaxy Tab E[plb_3625084_price] which is cheaper; or the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other new similar spec tablet computers.

We compared this tablet to all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets and we think the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price], and the Lenovo Tab 3[plb_3753168_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung Galaxy Tab E[plb_3625084_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly average screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 February 2016 by Suzanne
(Verified Purchase)

I have now had this tablet almost 2 years and it is great! It may not have the kudos of an iPad but it is lightweight, plays TV and radio perfectly and apps work fine - this is all I needed and I... Read more…

Reviewed 16 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Excellent product - no issues even being a refurb device...

Reviewed 30 January 2016 by Peter
(Verified Purchase)

Works like it should good value for money...

Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Nats
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it for travelling as I did not want to take my laptop. It survived a good dose of drops and moist (including soaking in monsoon rain). It even once felt on the marble stairs and no damage... Read more…

Made the wrong choice looking at cheaper 10: Inc tablets they don't last had 3. Took the plunge, bought a Samsung 10.1 bit expensive at the time however it's lasted for 3yr and has been a... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Amazon Customer
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Worked well out of the box. Simple to set up and attach to network. Not only did it attach to my home network but by some cyber wizardry it automatically logged in to a friend's network as soon as... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Ann Howard | 22 Comments
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I purchased the Samsung tab 3 10 through Amazon, from eZee trade. I paid £189 for it in March 2015. I was very pleased with the product at first, but now 5 months later, every so often I get... Read more…

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Got this for my mum and it is very mum-who-doesn't-understand-technology-friendly. The price (£180 when we bought it) also makes it a great every day item that she can carry around in her ham-bag... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by MISS A HARROW
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Very happy with my item all is great and I am enjoying the experience of it .......... thankyou so muc.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Donna Bradley
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I love my Samsung . Brilliant price delivered in good condition and time.

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