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Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab a 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

1.2GHz Android 16GB 9.7" Apr 2015
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11 Reasons For

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We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of tablets to determine an average rating for each tablet brand. On average tablets from Samsung have excellent reviews from owners and experts.

Good Size

One Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A owner who bought it said that it was lightweight. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com wrote “It's lightweight and extremely responsive.” and rated it 4 stars.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly supported storage medium on tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four Processor Cores

The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is a four processor core tablet.

Other 4 processor core tablets currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 10[plb_2676781_price].

Tablets with more processor cores that might be worth considering include the Medion LifeTab S8311[plb_3200641_price] (8 processor cores) which is also higher rated.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is newer than most comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than a year. Most tablet computers that are a similar age to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This tablet's Bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version amongst all tablets of a comparable type and age to the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A.

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

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst tablet computers of this age. Tablets of this age and spec have maximum memory card sizes of between 6GB and 2TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 82GB.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has one of the longest continuous video playback times (14 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age. The shortest continuous video playback time of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is 3h and the longest is 14h.

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Fairly Long WiFi Browsing Time

The WiFi browsing times of tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year range from 3h to 16h. The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has a fairly long WiFi browsing time (15 hours) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A.

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Fairly Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The shortest continuous audio playback time of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is 5h, the longest is 200h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 68h. With a continuous audio playback time of 178 hours, the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has a quite long continuous audio playback time compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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Narrow

The widths of tablet computers that were released around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A range from 72mm to 380mm, and the average width is 210mm. The Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is fairly narrow (only 166.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Thin

The thinnest thickness of tablet computers that came out around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is 0.9mm and the thickest is 280mm. The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 7.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A, the Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than a year ago are also not 4G compatible.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 23% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 2732 x 2048 pixels (best).

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A the maximum video resolution ranges from 1024 x 600 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of tablets that have been available for around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A is 12GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.2 gigahertz, the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus MemoPad Smart 10 ME301T[plb_3016159_price].

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Very Low Display Colours

Tablet computers of this type and age have display colours of between 16M and 17M. With a display colours of only 16 million, the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has one of the lower display colours amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Samsung released the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

The SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini[plb_2917739_price], or the Hannspree SN14T72[plb_2891426_price].

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution is too low for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Stylistic Q584[plb_2226840_price] (8MP).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus FonePad K004[plb_3030048_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 9.7 inches, the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as the SM-P550N Galaxy Tab A.

We compared all the other 9.7" tablet computers to this tablet and we think the Apple iPad Air[plb_2907227_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Camera
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Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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3G Compatible
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WiFi Direct
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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Expert Reviews

(6)
12 July 2011

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5 April 2011

We loved using the Galaxy Tab 10.1v. It's lightweight and extremely responsive, but it's hard to overlook the features it is missing...

23 December 2010

S amsung Tab kullan?m? keyif veren bir ürün. Tablet kullan?c?n?n kendisinden bekledi?i ?eyleri yap?yor. Asl?nda bizim cihazdan edindi?imiz deneyim, Galaxy Tab'?n XL boyutlar? haricinde neredeyse...

8 June 2012

Abgesehen vom Kunststoffgehäuse fühlt sich das Galaxy Tab fast wie ein iPad an: Es ist leicht, liegt hervorragend in der Hand, und die Verarbeitung ist ohne Fehl und Tadel. Die Farben sind...

19 January 2012

Das Galaxy Tab 10.1 ist ein solides Tablet von Samsung. Robust, durchaus mit ansprechendem Design und trotz der fehlenden Schnittstellen ist man notfalls durch die verfügbaren Adapter nicht zu...

24 June 2011

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