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Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab a 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

1.2GHz Android 16GB 9.7" Jun 2015
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21 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Samsung tablet received a score of 84 out of 100 from tablet expert review website tweaktown.com. This means that tablet computer experts think this tablet computer is one of the better tablet computers of a comparable age and spec.

A Best Selling Tablet

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is a popular choice of tablet computer.

Nice Design

A number of people reckoned that the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A was a good design. Tweaktown.com wrote “It's also expensive and has a complicated design and handwashonly accessories” in their Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A review. Tweaktown.com also mentioned “Great design”.

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer said in their reviews that it was good looking.

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Samsung Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung tablets and also specifically for Samsung tablet computers and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent ratings.

Robust

Three Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. Last year Tweaktown.com wrote “Fullbodied, solid sound”. Tweaktown.com also wrote “Solid performance”. Tweaktown.com also mentioned “Incredible build and hardware design”.

Some people who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable. In January last year Tweaktown.com said in their review of this tablet “Insanely thin and light, yet sturdy and quality feeling”. Tweaktown.com also wrote “The design is sturdy and reliable”.

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Good Size

Several Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewers considered that it was thin. One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer who bought this tablet thought it was compact. Last year Tweaktown.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Compact dimensions” in their review of this tablet.

Good Product Quality

A few Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. In January last year Tweaktown.com mentioned “Good picture quality, Even colour balance” in their Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A review and rated it 4 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A owner who bought it considered that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was easy to use.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life. Tweaktown.com said last year “Better than average battery life” and gave the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A a rating of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer thought the product had good features.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Reasonably Priced

A few Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was good value for money. Tweaktown.com said in January last year “Affordable price”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person thought it was quiet. Tweaktown.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A “The coldpress juicer also runs quietly compared with noisy centrifugal machines”.

4.1 Bluetooth Version

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A supports a newer Bluetooth version than most tablets of this age and spec. This tablet computer supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This tablet computer's Bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

A 4.1 BLE bluetooth version is the worst supported Bluetooth version across similar types of tablet computer.

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Very Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longest browsing time (Wi-Fi)s (15 hours) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Tablets that have been available for more than a year have browsing time (Wi-Fi)s of between 4h and 15h.

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Quite Long Continuous Video Playback Time

The shortest continuous video playback time of similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 4h and the longest is 14h. With a continuous video playback time of 14 hours, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous video playback times amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Tablet computers that have been around for more than a year have maximum memory card sizes of between 32GB and 520GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 79GB. With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly long continuous audio playback time (178 hours) compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. Across all the tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A the continuous audio playback times range from 5h to 300h.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of tablet computers that were released more than a year ago is 5,000mAh. The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite high battery capacity (6,000 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Very Thin

The depths of comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A range from 5.5mm to 260mm, and the average depth is 33mm. At only 7.5 millimeters, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One customer who purchased this tablet concluded that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Last year Tweaktown.com said in their Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A review “Limited connectivity”.

Not 3G

Like most of the other tablet computers that were released more than a year ago, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G.

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Not 4G

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are also not 4G.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of tablets of this age and spec is 1.5GHz. At only 1.2 gigahertz, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is four which is average compared to the other 130 tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a relatively standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and type.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
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Internal Memory
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Operating System Installed
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Colours
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Networking
3G
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
GLONASS
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Kids Tablet

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 March 2016

For many, the typical wireless network extender is something that is connected via running a length of Ethernet cable or wirelessly. Unknown to myself until a few short months ago there is another... Read more…

Powerful, largescaled and punchy
Superb bass performance
Exciting detail and rhythm
Great features
Easy to use
Midrange could be subtler
Limited connectivity
Blacks need to be deeper and subtler
Rivals offer better contrast and more detail
Thin sound

User Reviews

(340)
Reviewed 17 August 2015 by Mark H.

I mainly use my Tab A along with my Nikon camera for remote photography. The tablet locks on fast and has a good range. And the GPS finds the satellites with no problem when using the navigator. I... Read more…

Great little tablet that locks on to WiFi quite fast
Battery will last three days under normal use and power saving mode
It has fantastic colours when using Apps and photographs
Can you really tell the difference between a 9.5" screen and a 12" screen I use mine everyday
I'd like to see a higher mega pixel camera, this one is fine, Samsung just needs to upgrade the camera
Reviewed 21 April 2016 by Ricky Carter
(Verified Purchase)

When tablet arrived there was no sign of life or being able to charge at all, I requested a return, but before I sent it off I asked an expert friend of mine to have a look. He found that by... Read more…

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by Philip Banks
(Verified Purchase)

Having purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 knowing it had been brought up to date by an authorised company, On arrival I found that the Tablet would not take a charge, therefofe the the inspection... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2016 by Electro_Geek
(Verified Purchase)

I got a refurbished one after my SO dropped mine in the sink whilst doing the dishes :-( I regret not paying the full price for a brand new one - it constantly crashes, and it's never a result of... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Chrisy Ramsey
(Verified Purchase)

I like this tablet a lot. I've always wanted one and its so handy to take anywhere with you to a friends, on holiday or just to work was handy. Also I like the fact that you don't have to mess... Read more…

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