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Samsung Galaxy Tab a 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

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1.2GHz Android 16GB 9.7" Nov 2015
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7 Reasons For

A Top Selling Tablet

Across all tablet computers, the Galaxy Tab A is one the best selling products currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Samsung Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Samsung has excellent average reviews for its tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet computer range compared to other manufacturers.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Galaxy Tab A supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablet computers of this age and type. This Samsung tablet computer supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

Across comparable types of tablet the worst supported Bluetooth version is 4.1 BLE.

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Fairly Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The shortest continuous video playback time of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A is 3h and the longest is 14h. With a continuous video playback time of 14 hours, the Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous video playback times amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Quite Long WiFi Browsing Time

The WiFi browsing times of tablets of a comparable age and spec to the Galaxy Tab A range from 4h to 15h, and the average WiFi browsing time is 9.4h. The Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer WiFi browsing times (15 hours) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Very Thin

With a thickness of only 7.5 millimeters, the Galaxy Tab A has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst tablet computers of this age. The average thickness of similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A is 41mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Galaxy Tab A are also not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung SM-T116N[plb_3367088_price] which is also cheaper.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the Galaxy Tab A are not 4G compatible. The Galaxy Tab A is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the Galaxy Tab A.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other 152 comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has four processor cores which is average.

There are a number of alternative 4 processor core tablets currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Tab E[plb_2956782_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2963690_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical processor clock speed (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2963690_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_3192274_price] both from Samsung.

If this tablet computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T116N[plb_3367088_price] (1.3GHz and cheaper).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a fairly standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2963690_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_3192274_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the Samsung Galaxy Tab E[plb_2956782_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a fairly average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Galaxy Tab A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2963690_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_3192274_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a fairly typical screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

Alternative 9.7" tablets currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2963690_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_3192274_price] both from Samsung.

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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

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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 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...

Reviewed 11 December 2015 by StevePaul
StevePaul would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

It is the perfect size for my use great memories and works great on WiFi and very fast...

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Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Curtisn
Curtisn would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

Battery holds up well very good picture easy to use...

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