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Samsung SM-T285N
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Samsung SM-T285N 1.5GHz 8GB 7" 4G 3G Tablet

1.5GHz Android 8GB 7" May 2016
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Based on 9,737 expert and user reviews, Samsung has excellent ratings for its tablet computers. Samsung also has excellent ratings specifically for its tablet computers compared to other brands.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Released Seven Months Ago

This tablet is one of the latest tablets to be released. This means it is likely to have better features than some of the older tablets.

4G Compatible

Unlike most of the other latest comparable spec tablet computers which are not 4G compatible, the SM-T285N is 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The SM-T285N is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other new tablets which are not 3G compatible.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Latest tablet computers have maximum memory card sizes of between 32GB and 200GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 110GB. The SM-T285N has a quite large maximum memory card size (200 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T285N.

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Quite Long WiFi Browsing Time

The average WiFi browsing time of new tablet computers is 12h, and the WiFi browsing times range from 8h to 87h. At 11 hours, the SM-T285N has a fairly long WiFi browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-T285N.

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Very Light

The weights of new tablet computers range from 240g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 700g. At only 289 grams, the Samsung SM-T285N is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the SM-T285N.

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Very Narrow

The average width of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-T285N is 240mm. The SM-T285N is one of the narrower tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T285N (only 108.8 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 850 Supported 3G Bands

The SM-T285N is an 850 megahertz supported 3G band tablet.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the SM-T285N has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-T285N. The smallest internal storage capacity of recently released tablets is 4GB and the largest is 1.1TB.

If you would prefer a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the GT-P5100 Galaxy Tab 2[pl_3776480_price] (16GB), or the SM-T365N[pl_3359621_price] (16GB) both from Samsung.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for the last year is 10", and the screen sizes range from 7" to 19". The screen size of the SM-T285N of only 7 inches is one of the smallest amongst similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-T285N.

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the SM-T365N[pl_3359621_price] (8"), or the SM-T713N[pl_3428472_price] (8") both from Samsung.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Samsung SM-T285N has a maximum maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less maximum video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This tablet computer's maximum video resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst maximum video resolution amongst all recently released tablet computers.

The best maximum video resolution across similar types of tablet computer is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Quite Low Battery Capacity

At only 4,000 milliamperes * hour, the SM-T285N has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for the last year. Similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-T285N have battery capacities of between 32mAh and 7,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,800mAh.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung SM-T285N has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 10% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Across all new tablet computers the display resolution ranges from 1024 x 600 pixels to 2736 x 1824 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T285N

Four Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the SM-T285N is four. That's average compared to the other 61 tablets that are a similar age to the SM-T285N that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

If you are looking for more processor cores then you might also want to look at the Samsung SM-T670[plb_3434774_price] (8 processor cores).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Samsung SM-T285N has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for around the same time as the SM-T285N.

If you are looking for a tablet with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T670[plb_3434774_price] (1.6GHz), or the Lenovo Thinkpad 10[plb_3434869_price] (1.6GHz).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the SM-T285N has a fairly standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched in the last year.

We compared this tablet to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-W703 Galaxy Tab Pro S[plb_3310318_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
Display Colours
Aspect Ratio
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Supported Number of Colours Display
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera Resolution
Rear Camera
Audio
FM Radio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
WiFi Direct
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
2G Band (primary SIM)
4G Band
Supported 3G Band
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Video Calls
Voice Calls
Speakerphone
Caller ID
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Google Applications
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Personal Info Management App
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
3G Browsing Time
WiFi Browsing Time
4G Browsing Time
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Thickness
Width

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung 3g4, samsung 3g4g, samsung smt285, samsung smt285n, samsung smt285nz, samsung smt285nzk, samsung smt285nzka, samsung smt285nzkab, samsung smt285nzkabt, samsung smt285nzkabtu
Barcodes 08806088240954, 08806088294575

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