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Samsung SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-T550N Galaxy Tab a APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Jun 2015
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Samsung Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Based on 9,737 owner and expert reviews, Samsung has excellent reviews for its tablet computers. Samsung also has excellent reviews specifically for its 801 processor tablet computers.

Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of tablets of this age and spec range from 8" to 9.7", and the average screen size is 8.9". The Samsung SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has one of the larger screen sizes (9.7 inches) amongst tablets of this age.

Other 9.7" tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider include the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the Galaxy Tab A[pl_3080560_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The Samsung SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has a quite high battery capacity (6,000 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age. Similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A have battery capacities of between 4,200mAh and 6,000mAh.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 3G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider 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

The SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been around for more than a year are also not 4G compatible.

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

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the SM-T550N 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 frequently found maximum video resolution. The best maximum video resolution of all tablets that came out around the same time as the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 600 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 1.5 gigabytes, the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago. Across all the 801 processor tablet computers that were released one year ago the internal memory range from 1.5GB to 3GB.

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Very Wide

The average width of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A is 210mm, and the widths range from 160mm to 250mm. With a width of 241.3 millimeters, the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A's width is one of the widest amongst similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A.

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Very Short WiFi Browsing Time

Tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A have WiFi browsing times of between 11h and 15h, and the average WiFi browsing time is 13h. With a WiFi browsing time of only 11 hours, the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has a fairly short WiFi browsing time compared to most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

This Samsung tablet computer has been on the market for over a year.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other eight 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A is a four processor core tablet computer which is average.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4 processor core tablet computers currently available including the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2903190_price], or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Samsung SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than a year ago.

Alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might also want to look at include the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2903190_price] which has better reviews.

If this Samsung tablet processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2903190_price].

Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (8.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been around for a similar time to the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[plb_2903190_price], or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
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Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Google Applications
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Personal Info Management App
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
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
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
WiFi Browsing Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
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Kids Tablet

User Reviews

(467)
Reviewed 1 August 2016 by GranniBB
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely size but I am disappointed with the speed of it. my Samsung phone and my husbands 9" tablet are very good and speedy but this tablet is slow and sluggish. am going to get it checked and... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Ms. Nl Griffin
(Verified Purchase)

Dtates that it is new, but the seal was broken and there are no headphones!! If I'd have wanted 2nd hand, that's what I would've bought....cheaper! Bought for daughter's birthday so, can't comment... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2016 by V. Coffey
(Verified Purchase)

Lovely tablet. Got this for my 10 year old as her old Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 stopped working and we could not get it repaired. This one is bigger and heavier but she loves the bigger screen and all... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2016 by Hans82
(Verified Purchase)

An ideal tablet for a youngster. I bout this 3 years ago for my, then, 3 year old and it is still going, just about. They are great. Once apps have been downloaded, particularly if they are apps... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Mr. D. J. Marshall
(Verified Purchase)

Great product. Does what's it's meant to do. Great for the kids...

Reviewed 18 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Really please with it...

Reviewed 17 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Loving my tablet. Thank you so much...

Reviewed 9 May 2016 by Mr evilc
(Verified Purchase)

Good product no problems so far arrived quickly happy customer...

(Verified Purchase)

Excellant. Larger size enabled me to read the screen better. Takes some time to get used to android system. have had a crash with email and weather forecast but it may have been our router. Its... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Well made, easy to use with a good size display for watching video or reading web pages.

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Product Identifiers

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