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

APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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14 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

This tablet computer has an average user rating of 90 out of 100 based on 42 user reviews.

Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Samsung is one of the top rated tablet manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has excellent ratings for its 801 processor tablet computers.

Robust

A number of Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners who purchased this tablet said that it was well made. Kongobongo said “Decent build and material” in their review of this tablet yet they rated the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 3 stars. Two years ago Siliconrepublic.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Solidly built”.

Easy to Use

Several Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned “Comfy and light tablet, no bloatware, great battery, bright screen, loud speakers, phone call” in their review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Siliconrepublic.com also said “Comfortable voice control”.

One customer who reviewed this tablet considered that it was easy to use. Ian Daniel said “It also has parental control features which allows you to see full activity on the tab” in his review of this tablet.

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A owner said that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A was easy to use the menus. Mctellem mentioned on Amazon “Our last tablet was an Asus Memopad which is inferior except it has backlights for the menu and back buttons”.

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Good Size

A few customers who purchased the product considered that it was thin. Siliconrepublic.com wrote in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review “The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish”. Siliconrepublic.com also wrote “Slim 7.5 millimeters”.

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A owner wrote in their reviews that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A was compact. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Compact design”.

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Nice Design

Several people thought it was a good design. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned two years ago “Design, finesse, lgre 233, prsence d'un port pour carte mmoire micro SD” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking.

One person reckoned that the product was smooth. Siliconrepublic.com wrote in their review of this tablet two years ago “Smooth operation” .

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Good Technical Features

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it had good features.

Good Sound Quality

A few Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab A wrote that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Alexh said on Amazon “The sound quality from the speakers is good” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Alexh also said “As with all mobile devices to get a proper sound from them you do need a third party speaker system”. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Speakers should be better positioned”.

Good Battery Life

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Edward wrote on Amazon “The keyboard has it's own rechargeable battery” in his review of this tablet. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned “Excellent battery life” in their review of this tablet.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the Galaxy Tab A has one of the larger display diagonals amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The average display diagonal of tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A is 8.7", and the display diagonals range from 8" to 11".

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

When compared to other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the browsing time (Wi-Fi) of, the Galaxy Tab A's browsing time (Wi-Fi) of 15 hours is one of the longest. The browsing time (Wi-Fi)s of tablets that are a similar age to the Galaxy Tab A range from 11h to 15h.

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Quite Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

With a continuous audio playback time of 178 hours, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous audio playback times amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The continuous audio playback times of tablets that have been around for more than a year range from 110h to 200h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 160h.

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Very High Battery Capacity

When compared to other 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed, the battery capacity of the Galaxy Tab A of 6,000 milliamperes * hour is one of the highest. Across all the tablet computers that are a similar age to the Galaxy Tab A the battery capacitys range from 4,200mAh to 6,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,100mAh.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not good quality. Two years ago Siliconrepublic.com wrote in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review “Poor sound quality”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people thought it was not noisy. In January last year Tonya wrote in her review of this tablet on Amazon “Also the speaker is not very loud also” but she still gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Not 4G

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A are also not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G then you might want to look at the Xperia Z3 Compact SGP621[pl_2442950_price], or the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might also be worth looking at include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price], or the Samsung SM-T350 Galaxy Tab A[plb_3026263_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

At 485 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Galaxy Tab A. 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Galaxy Tab A have weights of between 270g and 490g.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

This tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Four Processor Coress

The Galaxy Tab A is a four processor cores tablet which is average compared to the other 12 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

Other 4 processor cores tablets currently available that you might also want to look at include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SGP621[plb_2442950_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

Tablet computers with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (8.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Galaxy Tab A.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet and we think the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SGP621[plb_2442950_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

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
20 June 2016

?Galaxy Tab A6 10.1 là m?t chi?c máy tính b?ng khá t?t ? t?m giá 8 tri?u. ?i?m sáng giá nh?t là chi?c màn hình 10.1" ch?t l??ng khá cao và thi?t k? máy c?ng ?ã t?t h?n nhi?u so v?i...

User Reviews

(41)
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 9 August 2016 by Yung Lunchable
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this thing for video watching and web browsing, and it excels at both of those. It's got a really nice screen considering the price. It has a 1080p screen (well, a little bit more than 1080... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Shaved Hedgehog
(Verified Purchase)

Overall this is a great tablet except the WiFi component. WiFi device randomly turns off on its own regardless of the power saving mode and stays off, even the On/Off switch does not bring it back... 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...

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