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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

APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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1 Reason For

Excellent Brand

Samsung is one of the top rated tablet manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Samsung also has excellent reviews for its 801 processor tablet computers.

6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung SM-T350 Galaxy Tab A[plb_3026263_price], or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price].

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 5.3GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst tablets of this age.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 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. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A the best maximum video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of tablet computers that were released more than a year ago is 2GB, and the internal memory range from 1.5GB to 3GB. With an internal memory of only 1.5 gigabytes, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the smaller internal memory amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Short WiFi Browsing Time

The average WiFi browsing time of 801 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago is 13h, and the WiFi browsing times range from 11h to 15h. At only 11 hours, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly short WiFi browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this tablet computer was released.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other eight tablet computers of this age and type that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has four processor cores which is average.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a relatively standard processor clock speed (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year.

If this Samsung tablet processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might 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 is also higher rated.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

Tablet computers with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth considering include the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] (8.1MP and higher rated), or the Xperia Z3[pl_3134708_price] (8.1MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this age and type.

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly typical screen size (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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Camera
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Geotagging
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Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
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3G Compatible
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Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
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Headphone Jack Size
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Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
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Audio Format
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Ambient Light Sensor
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GLONASS
Personal Info Management App
GPS
GPS
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Size
Form Factor
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
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
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Continuous Video Playback Time
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Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
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Technical Details

User Reviews

(223)
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…

Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Worked well out of the box. Simple to set up and attach to network. Not only did it attach to my home network but by some cyber wizardry it automatically logged in to a friend's network as soon as... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Ann Howard | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased the Samsung tab 3 10 through Amazon, from eZee trade. I paid £189 for it in March 2015. I was very pleased with the product at first, but now 5 months later, every so often I get... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Got this for my mum and it is very mum-who-doesn't-understand-technology-friendly. The price (£180 when we bought it) also makes it a great every day item that she can carry around in her ham-bag... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by MISS A HARROW
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with my item all is great and I am enjoying the experience of it .......... thankyou so muc.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Donna Bradley
(Verified Purchase)

I love my Samsung . Brilliant price delivered in good condition and time.

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