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Samsung Galaxy Tab a APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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14 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 30 owner reviews the average owner rating of this tablet computer is 89 out of 100.

A Top Selling Tablet

The Galaxy Tab A is a popular choice of tablet computer.

Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

801 processor tablet computers built by Samsung have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just 801 processor tablet computers) and found that Samsung also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Edward wrote in his review on Amazon in January last year “Terrific combination at a good price”. J.suarez mentioned in their review “Works great for the price”. Kashanti Johnson gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Just started using it sofa it's very good i like it does everything as expected and the price is right very good tablet” in their review of this tablet.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Great cheap alternative to a computer as a backup” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review. Sydney said on Amazon “Great Deal Great Device”.

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Robust

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A thought it was well made. Two years ago Kongobongo said on Amazon “Decent build and material” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned “Solidly built” in their review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

Good Size

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab A reviewers mentioned that it was thin. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned “The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review. Siliconrepublic.com also wrote “Slim 7.5 millimeters”.

One person reckoned that it was compact. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned in their review of this tablet two years ago “Compact design” .

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Nice Design

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners reckoned that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A was a good design. Siliconrepublic.com wrote in their review “Design, finesse, lgre 233, prsence d'un port pour carte mmoire micro SD”. One Samsung Galaxy Tab A owner thought this tablet was good looking.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Siliconrepublic.com wrote “Smooth operation” in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review.

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Easy to Use

Several customers considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Siliconrepublic.com mentioned two years ago “Comfy and light tablet, no bloatware, great battery, bright screen, loud speakers, phone call”. Siliconrepublic.com also wrote “Comfortable voice control”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Mctellem scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “Our last tablet was an Asus Memopad which is inferior except it has backlights for the menu and back buttons”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Edward said on Amazon “The keyboard has it's own rechargeable battery”. Two years ago Siliconrepublic.com mentioned in their Samsung Galaxy Tab A review “Excellent battery life”.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 8.7". The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a fairly large display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A.

There are a number of alternative 9.7" tablet computers currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper tablets such as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_2940141_price] both from Samsung.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on 801 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The Galaxy Tab A has one of the longest browsing time (Wi-Fi)s (15 hours) amongst tablets of this age. The average browsing time (Wi-Fi) of tablet computers of this age and type is 13h, and the browsing time (Wi-Fi)s range from 11h to 15h.

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Fairly Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The shortest continuous audio playback time of similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Galaxy Tab A is 110h, the longest is 200h, and the average continuous audio playback time is 160h. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous audio playback times (178 hours) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Very High Battery Capacity

The Galaxy Tab A has a very high battery capacity (6,000 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The lowest battery capacity of tablet computers that are a similar age to the Galaxy Tab A is 4,200mAh and the highest is 6,000mAh.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

Some Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners who reviewed it considered that it did not have good sound quality.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several Samsung Galaxy Tab A owners considered that the product was not noisy. Tonya mentioned “Also the speaker is not very loud also” in her review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

Poor Product Quality

One Samsung Galaxy Tab A owner who reviewed it considered that it was not good quality. Two years ago Siliconrepublic.com said in their review of this tablet “Poor sound quality”.

Not 4G

The Galaxy Tab A is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

Most 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Galaxy Tab A are not 3G. The Galaxy Tab A is no exception to this as it too is not 3G.

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Heavy

Tablets of this type and age have weights of between 270g and 490g. At 485 grams, the Galaxy Tab A is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the Galaxy Tab A over a year ago.

Four Processor Coress

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other 12 comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4 processor cores tablets currently available including the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_2940141_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.2 gigahertz, the Galaxy Tab A has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec.

Alternative 1.2GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available that you might want to look at include the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_2940141_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Galaxy Tab A has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Galaxy Tab A.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available including cheaper tablet computers such as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_2940141_price] both from Samsung.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Galaxy Tab A has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the Galaxy Tab A.

Other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper tablet computers such as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A[pl_2903190_price], or the SM-T550N Galaxy Tab A[pl_2940141_price] both from Samsung.

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Specification

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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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