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

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APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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14 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this tablet computer is terrific based on 13 user reviews.

Samsung Has Excellent Tablet Reviews

Samsung 801 processor tablet computers have excellent ratings on average and across all tablet computers Samsung is one of the top rated brands.

Good Size

A number of Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A considered that it was thin. Siliconrepublic.com said “The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review. Siliconrepublic.com also mentioned “Slim 7.5 millimeters”.

One person who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab A considered that it was compact. Siliconrepublic.com said “Compact design”.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Excellent battery life”.

Nice Design

Two Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Design, finesse, lgre 233, prsence d'un port pour carte mmoire micro SD”. One person who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking.

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewer who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was smooth. Last year Siliconrepublic.com wrote in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review “Smooth operation”.

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Easy to Use

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. In December last year Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Comfy and light tablet, no bloatware, great battery, bright screen, loud speakers, phone call”. Siliconrepublic.com also mentioned “Comfortable voice control”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was easy to use.

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Robust

Several Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned “Solidly built”.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab A reckoned that it had good features. In December last year Ian Daniel mentioned in his review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A “It also has parental control features which allows you to see full activity on the tab”.

Very Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Galaxy Tab A is 8" and the largest is 9.7". 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 screen size of, the Galaxy Tab A's screen size of 9.7 inches is one of the largest.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

At 14 hours, the Galaxy Tab A has a very long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Galaxy Tab A. Across all the 801 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the Galaxy Tab A the continuous video playback times range from 10h to 14h.

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Very Long WiFi Browsing Time

The average WiFi browsing time of tablets that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Tab A is 13h. At 15 hours, the Galaxy Tab A has a very long WiFi browsing time compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

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Very Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

With a continuous audio playback time of 178 hours, the Galaxy Tab A has one of the longest continuous audio playback times amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. Across all the 801 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago the continuous audio playback times range from 110h to 180h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 140h.

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Very High Battery Capacity

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

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Very Narrow

At only 166.9 millimeters, the Galaxy Tab A is quite narrow compared to most of the other tablets that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A. The widths of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A range from 160mm to 250mm.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners concluded that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A was not cheap. Last year Siliconrepublic.com said in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review “Given its average specs, its 299 price feels too expensive”. Siliconrepublic.com also wrote “Kind of expensive, fingerprint magnet, long charging, in spite of good CPU”.

Inferior Sound Quality

Several Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers who bought the product concluded that it did not have good sound quality.

Poor Product Quality

One person who bought this tablet wrote that it was not good quality. Siliconrepublic.com said in their review “Poor sound quality”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewer said in their reviews that it was not noisy.

Not 3G Compatible

Most comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A are not 3G compatible. The Galaxy Tab A is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

Tablets which are 3G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T350 Galaxy Tab A[plb_3026263_price], or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablet computers of this age and type are not 4G compatible. The Galaxy Tab A is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

With a weight of 485 grams, the Galaxy Tab A is quite heavy compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Galaxy Tab A. Similar spec tablets that were released one year ago have weights of between 270g and 490g.

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Very Tall

Across all the tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A the heights range from 7.3mm to 250mm. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is very tall (242.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung tablet computer was released over a year ago.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other eight 801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a four processor core tablet computer which is average.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4 processor core tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Galaxy Tab A has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for more than a year.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Galaxy Tab A has a relatively typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (8.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Galaxy Tab A has a fairly standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

There are a number of other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which has better reviews.

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

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Specification

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Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
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Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Display
Screen Size
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
WiFi Direct
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Accelerometer
GLONASS
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
WiFi Browsing Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Stylus Pen
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Bluetooth Profiles

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Expert Reviews

(22)
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

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is an 8 inch tablet that looks and provides the functionality of a normal Android tablet, but is bestowed with abilities that allows it to be used in various working...

14 April 2015

Although it lacks 4G, this business-focused tablet is durable enough to withstand almost any job site, and it has the battery life to go the distance...

16 March 2015

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is an enterprise device with features many consumers will find appealing. It fits the bill as a top-notch, stylish, and ruggedized Android tablet...

3 March 2015

It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use... Read more…

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User Reviews

(13)
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…

App Availablity
Operating System
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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...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
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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Product Identifiers

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801 2.5GHz 16GB 8" 4G 3G
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APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7"
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