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Samsung Galaxy Tab a 410 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

410 1.2GHz Android 16GB Mar 2016
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Take your web browsing and reading experience to the next level with the Galaxy Tab A. Its 4:3 aspect ratio screen is ideal for reading books, magazines and newspapers, as well as surfing the net.... More
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8 Reasons For

Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

Samsung tablets have an average rating of 88%, which is in the top 7% of all tablet brands that we have analysed.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many similar spec tablets that have been available for the last year.

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Four Processor Coress

The Galaxy Tab A is a four processor cores tablet.

Alternative 4 processor cores tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper tablet computers such as the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price], or the Onda V919[plb_3584910_price].

If this Samsung tablet computer has too few processor coress then you might also want to consider the Hannspree 133 Titan 2[plb_3351380_price] (8 processor coress) which is also cheaper.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Galaxy Tab A supports a 4.1 bluetooth version which is newer than most latest comparable spec tablet computers. Most similar spec tablets that have been around for around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all similar spec tablet computers that have been available for the last year.

Across similar types of tablet computer the worst supported Bluetooth version is 4.2+EDR.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The continuous video playback times of comparable spec tablet computers that were launched in the last year range from 3h to 15h. When compared to other tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A that we have checked the continuous video playback time of, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A's continuous video playback time of 14 hours is one of the longest.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The average browsing time (Wi-Fi) of latest tablets is 10h, and the browsing time (Wi-Fi)s range from 4h to 16h. The Galaxy Tab A has a fairly long browsing time (Wi-Fi) (15 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Galaxy Tab A.

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Quite High Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 6,000 milliamperes * hour, the Galaxy Tab A has one of the higher battery capacitys amongst similar spec tablets of this age. The average battery capacity of new tablet computers is 4,700mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 2,000mAh to 10,000mAh.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 7.5 millimeters, the Galaxy Tab A has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out in the last 12 months. Similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Galaxy Tab A have depths of between 5.5mm and 250mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Galaxy Tab A has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 66% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all new tablets the best display resolution is 2736 x 1824 pixels and the worst is 800 x 400 pixels.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the 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.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst maximum video resolution across all new tablets.

Across similar types of tablet the best maximum video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Not Cheap

We think this tablet computer looks expensive compared to other new tablet computers. The cheapeast similar spec tablet computer that was launched in the last 12 months that we found costs £129 and the most expensive costs £276.

5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.2 gigahertz, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Galaxy Tab A.

There are a number of alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper tablet computers such as the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price].

Tablet computers with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the Hannspree 133 Titan 2[plb_3351380_price] (1.5GHz and cheaper), or the Huawei T2 7.0 Pro[plb_3625683_price] (1.5GHz and cheaper).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that have been on the market for the last year.

There are a number of alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider including a cheaper tablet computer such as the Onda V919[plb_3584910_price], or the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price] or you might consider a higher scoring tablet computer such as the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price].

If you are looking for a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might want to look at the Asus Zenpad S3 10 Z500M[plb_3773277_price] (8MP and cheaper).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Galaxy Tab A has a pretty average internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec tablets.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available including a cheaper tablet computer such as the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price] or you might consider a higher scoring tablet computer such as the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price].

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus Zenpad S3 10 Z500M[plb_3773277_price] (32GB and cheaper).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a relatively standard display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec tablet computers.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 9.7" tablet computers and we think the Onda V919[plb_3584910_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this tablet computer display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Hannspree 133 Titan 2[plb_3351380_price] (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

1 December 2015

On the whole, there isn't a whole lot to complain about with this tablet. Where the camera falls down slightly, the battery more than makes up for.It's as close to premium as you can get without...

Balanced picture quality
Excellent battery life
OS runs smoothly
Compact design
Good battery life
Poor screen resolution
Cameras
Speakers should be better positioned
Web browsing and video ruined by the outdated screen
Poor sound quality

User Reviews

(92)
Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Jess
Jess would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

I love this tablet! The struggle is real when it comes to keeping up with charges in my busy life. I can literally spend all day working on my tablet and still have battery left when I come home.... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Shaved Hedgehog
(Verified Purchase)

Overall this is a great tablet except the WiFi component. WiFi device randomly turns off on its own regardless of the power saving mode and stays off, even the On/Off switch does not bring it back... Read more…

Reviewed 5 November 2015 by RhashidaDC
RhashidaDC would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

I love the size of the screen. I had a smaller 8.0 Samsung tablet and enjoyed that but wanted an upgrade with a larger screen. As usual Samsung did not disappoint. The screen quality is... Read more…

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 by Vbqn
Vbqn would recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 inch SM-T550N (Verified Purchase)

Tablet is very easy to use. Long battery life. Camera above average...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 by Dmx
(Verified Purchase)

Nice tablet. Using it to replace an e-reader, mostly.

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