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].
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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