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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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19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site tweaktown.com scored this tablet computer 84%.

Nice Design

A few people reckoned that this tablet was a good design. Tweaktown.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “It's also expensive and has a complicated design and handwashonly accessories”. Tweaktown.com also said “Incredible build and hardware design”. Tweaktown.com also mentioned “The design is sturdy and reliable”.

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner who purchased the product considered that it was good looking.

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Samsung Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

Tablets built by Samsung have excellent ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just tablets) and found that Samsung also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Robust

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

Several Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owners mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was strong and durable.

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Good Size

A few Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owners who bought it considered that it was thin. Tweaktown.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote last year “Slim design” in their review. One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was compact. Last year Tweaktown.com mentioned in their Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A review “Compact dimensions”.

Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Tweaktown.com wrote in their review of this tablet “Good picture quality, Even colour balance”. Tweaktown.com also mentioned “Insanely thin and light, yet sturdy and quality feeling”.

Easy to Use

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

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer who bought it thought it had good picture quality.

Good Battery Life

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner who reviewed this tablet concluded that it had a good battery life. Tweaktown.com wrote “Better than average battery life” in their review of this tablet.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had good features. Tweaktown.com said “Great features” in their Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A review.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner mentioned that it had good sound quality.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was quiet. Tweaktown.com mentioned in their Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A review “The coldpress juicer also runs quietly compared with noisy centrifugal machines”.

4.1 Bluetooth Version

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A supports a 4.1 bluetooth version which is newer than most tablets that came out around the same time as it. Most tablet computers that came out around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 4.1 bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablet computers of this spec and age.

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

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Very Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The browsing time (Wi-Fi)s of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A range from 4h to 15h, and the average browsing time (Wi-Fi) is 9.6h. The browsing time (Wi-Fi) of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A of 15 hours is one of the longest amongst tablets of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Continuous Video Playback Time

At 14 hours, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A. The shortest continuous video playback time of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 4h, the longest is 14h, and the average continuous video playback time is 10h.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other tablets that came out more than a year ago. The smallest maximum memory card size of tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 32GB, the largest is 520GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 77GB.

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Quite Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

With a continuous audio playback time of 178 hours, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous audio playback times amongst similar spec tablets of this age. Across all the tablets that have been around for more than a year the continuous audio playback times range from 5h to 300h.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 6,000 milliamperes * hour, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the higher battery capacitys amongst tablets of this age. Tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A have battery capacitys of between 2,000mAh and 11,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,900mAh.

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Very Thin

The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the thinner depths (only 7.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The thinnest depth of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than a year is 5.5mm, the thickest is 260mm, and the average depth is 35mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not good in terms of connectivity. Tweaktown.com mentioned in January last year “Limited connectivity” in their review of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A but even so they scored it 4 stars.

Not 3G

Most comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A are not 3G. The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to consider the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S ($136.22), or the SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S ($199.99) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G. Most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A are also not 4G.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 4G then you might also want to consider the SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S ($136.22), or the SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S ($199.99) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of tablets of this spec and age is 1.5GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.2 gigahertz, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Amazon Fire ($61.99) (1.3GHz), the Samsung SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S ($199.99) (1.9GHz), or the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 136 tablets of a comparable age and spec to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has four processor coress which is average.

There are a number of other 4 processor cores tablets currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S ($199.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty standard rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) that might be worth considering include the Samsung SM-T705 Galaxy Tab S ($199.99) (8MP and higher rated).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

We compared this tablet to all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers and we think the Samsung SM-T700 Galaxy Tab S ($136.22) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Samsung tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (128GB and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

Tablets with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (12") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
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Internal Memory
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Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Colours
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Networking
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
GLONASS
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Stylus Pen
Other Features
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

(314)
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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