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Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

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APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Mar 2015
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Samsung Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 10,157 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has excellent ratings for its tablet computers. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its 801 processor tablet computers compared to other manufacturers.

4.1 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on 801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Not 4G

Most 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A are not 4G. The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Xperia Z3 Compact SGP621[pl_2442950_price], or the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price], or the Samsung SM-T350 Galaxy Tab A[plb_3026263_price].

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 5 megapixels, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. The average rear camera resolution (numeric) of 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 6.6MP, and the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 5MP to 8.1MP.

Alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2903190_price].

If you are looking for a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might want to look at the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] (8.1MP), or the Xperia Z3[pl_3134708_price] (8.1MP) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 1 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The average maximum internal memory of tablets of a similar age and type to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 5.5GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a maximum maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common maximum video resolution. The best maximum video resolution of all similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of tablets of a comparable type and age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 1.5GB, the largest is 3GB, and the average internal memory is 2.3GB. With an internal memory of only 1.5 gigabytes, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.2 gigahertz, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst tablets of this age. Tablets of this type and age have processor frequencys of between 1.1GHz and 2.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz.

Other 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2903190_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] (2.5GHz), or the Xperia Z3[pl_3134708_price] (2.5GHz) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A. The average digital zoom of tablets that were released around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 6.2x, and the digital zooms range from 4x to 8x.

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Very Short Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

Tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A have browsing time (Wi-Fi)s of between 11h and 15h, and the average browsing time (Wi-Fi) is 13h. With a browsing time (Wi-Fi) of only 11 hours, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the shorter browsing time (Wi-Fi)s amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Quite Short Continuous Video Playback Time

Across all the tablets that have been available for a similar time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A the continuous video playback times range from 10h to 15h. With a continuous video playback time of only 12 hours, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the shorter continuous video playback times amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Tablets of a comparable type and age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 2MP and 2.2MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.1MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 2 megapixels, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung tablet was released over a year ago.

Four Processor Coress

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is a four processor cores tablet computer which is average compared to the other 12 comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

Alternative 4 processor cores tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SGP621[plb_2442950_price].

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SGP621[plb_2442950_price].

If this Samsung tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

Alternative 9.7" tablets currently available which you might want to look at include the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the Galaxy Tab A[pl_3080560_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Internal Memory
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Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Display
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Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
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Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
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Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Google Applications
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Docking Connector
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Full HD
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Expert Reviews

(4)
29 September 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is about to be surpassed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. That is good news for those looking for a cutting edge tablet. It is also good news for those looking for an... Read more…

Great performance
Comfortable to hold for long sessions
Awesome WiFi
At least as good as an iPad
Superb screen
Stuffy TouchWiz software impacts battery and performance
No NFC
Comparably expensive
Packed with gimmicks and bloatware
Magazine UX customizations can be annoying
26 August 2014

Nous avons testé pour vous la nouvelle tablette Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 pouces. Il s'agit de la première tablette au monde avec un écran Super AMOLED , que l'on connaît par exemple sur le... Read more…

Beautiful highresolution AMOLED displays
Absurdly thin and light
Expandable storage via MicroSD slot
Multi Window mode is a useful extra, as is SideSync if you own a Galaxy phone
Solid battery life
TouchWiz UI means there's a bit of bloatware in the mix
That same plastic dimpled backing as the Samsung Galaxy 5 (although it does look better on these tablets)
Fingerprint scanner often fails to recognise fingerprint
Software still freezes occasionally, especially when switching between apps
Magazine UX largely unimpressive
13 June 2014

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet to najcie?szy i najl?ejszy wodoodporny tablet na rynku. Urz?dzenie to nie wprowadza nowej jako?ci do ?wiata tabletów, a bazuje na standardach dobrze wypracowanych przez... Read more…

22 July 2014

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Gorgeous, roomy AMOLED display
Ultralight for its size class
Nearly charttopping battery life
Superb screen
Great sound
Speakers sound tinny and distorted at maximum volume
Smooth back panel lacks tactile grip
Soft navigation buttons flanking home button are oversensitive
No support for NFC
Annoying capacitive buttons

User Reviews

(231)
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
(Verified Purchase)

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…

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