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

7 Reasons For
25% larger internal memory Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has an internal memory of 2GB, however the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is only a 1.5GB 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.

Headphone out Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a headphone out, but the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a does not have a headphone out.
11% longer continuous audio playback time Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a continuous audio playback time of 178h. That's 18h longer than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a (160h).
2h longer continuous video playback time Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a continuous video playback time of 14h, whereas the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is only a 12h continuous video playback time tablet (2h shorter).
4h longer browsing time (Wi-Fi) Edit
Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 15h WiFi browsing time, but the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is only an 11h WiFi browsing time tablet (4h shorter).
Better selling
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a ranks No. 54 by number of sales, however the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a ranks No. 6058.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 90%, however the average rating of the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is 86% (based on 231 reviews).
2 Reasons For
16GB larger internal storage capacity Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has an internal storage capacity of 32GB, however the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is only a 16GB 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 450g. That's 35g lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab a (450g).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller internal storage capacity Edit
The Samsung Galaxy Tab a has an internal storage capacity of 16GB, but the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is a 32GB 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 485g heavy. That's 35g heavier than the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a (450g).
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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.
7 Reasons Against
0.5GB smaller internal memory Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has an internal memory of 1.5GB, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 2GB 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.

Does not have a headphone out Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a does not have a headphone out, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab a has a headphone out.
18h shorter continuous audio playback time Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is a 160h continuous audio playback tablet. That's 18h shorter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab a (160h).
Shorter continuous video playback time Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has a continuous video playback time of 12h, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 14h continuous video playback time tablet (2h longer).
4h shorter browsing time (Wi-Fi) Edit
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a has a browsing time (Wi-Fi) of 11h, however the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is a 15h WiFi browsing time tablet (4h longer).
Less popular
The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6058 by number of sales in our tablets, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab a ranks No. 54.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Samsung Galaxy Tab a is 90% (based on 41 reviews).

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Date Released

22 months Ago 19 months Ago

Processor

Processor Model
 APQ8016
 APQ8016
Processor Frequency
1.2GHz 1.2GHz
Processor Cores
4 4
Processor Family
 Qualcomm Snapdragon
 Qualcomm Snapdragon

Memory

Internal Memory
2GB
BEST
1.5GB

Software

Operating System Installed
 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
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
Storage Media
 Flash
 Flash
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
9.7" 9.7"
Display Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 16M
Touchscreen Type
 Capacitive
 Capacitive
Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Display Technology
 PLS
 TFT
 TFT/PLS
 PLS
 TFT
 TFT/PLS
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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 LED backlight
Display Resolution
 1024 x 768
 1024 x 768
Display Number of Colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Camera

Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
5MP 5MP
Geotagging
 Geotagging
 Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
2MP 2MP
Front Camera
 Front camera
 Front camera
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording Modes
 720p
 720p
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Rear Camera
 Rear camera
 Rear camera

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)

Networking

4G
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4G
3G
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3G
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
 4.1
 4.1
Wi-Fi Standards
 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
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n

Ports & Interfaces

Combo Headphone/mic Port
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 Combo headphone/mic port
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Microphone in
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 Microphone in
Headphone Out
 Headphone out
BEST
 Headphone out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity
 Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity

Messaging

E-Mail
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 E-mail

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Audio Formats Supported
 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+
Ambient Light Sensor
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 Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
 Accelerometer
GLONASS
 GLONASS
 GLONASS
Personal Info Management (PIM)
 Alarm clock
 Calendar
 Notes
 To-do list
 Calculator
 Events reminder
 Alarm clock
 Calendar
 Notes
 To-do list
 Calculator
 Events reminder
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Position Location
 Position location
 Position location

Design

Device Type
 full-size
 full-size
Form Factor
 Slate
 Slate
Colour of Product
 Titanium
 Tan
 White
 Titanium
 Tan
 White

Processor Special Features

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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 Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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 Intel® vPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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 Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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 Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
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 Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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 Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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 Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Intel® Rapid Start Technology

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

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

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
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Keyboard Supplied
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 Keyboard supplied
Stylus Pen
 Stylus pen
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Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
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 Warranty card
Manual
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 Manual

Other Features

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Profiles
 A2DP
 AVRCP
 HID
 HSP
 OPP
 PAN
 A2DP
 AVRCP
 HID
 HSP
 OPP
 PAN
Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Colour
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