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Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab a APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB Apr 2015
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5 Reasons For

Best Seller

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

Excellent Brand

Samsung has excellent average ratings for its 801 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other manufacturers.

4.1 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, which is typical of many 801 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the longer continuous audio playback times (178 hours) amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age. Tablets of a comparable spec and age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A have continuous audio playback times of between 110h and 200h.

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Fairly High Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of 801 processor tablet computers that were released more than a year ago is 5,100mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 4,200mAh to 6,000mAh. With a battery capacity of 6,000 milliamperes * hour, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite high battery capacity compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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9 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G. Most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A are also not 3G.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A range from 5MP to 8.1MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 6.6MP. The Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly low rear camera resolution (numeric) (only 5 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for a similar time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other tablets of a comparable type and age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A's memory clock speed of only 533 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A range from 530MHz to 1,900MHz.

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Quite Thick

The thinnest depth of similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 6.4mm, the thickest is 140mm, and the average depth is 29mm. With a depth of 7.5 millimeters, the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SM-P550 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 Heavy

The weight of the Samsung SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A of 487 grams is one of the heaviest amongst tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A. 801 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A have weights of between 270g and 490g.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.2 gigahertz) amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A have processor frequencys of between 1.1GHz and 2.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 2 megapixels) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers that are a comparable age to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A is 2.1MP.

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

Released Over a Year Ago

Samsung released the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A over a year ago.

Four Processor Coress

The SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has four processor coress which is average compared to the other 12 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared this tablet to all the other 4 processor cores tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3080560_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the SM-P550 Galaxy Tab A.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet and we think the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3080560_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

We compared all the other 9.7" tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3080560_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Google Applications
Accelerometer
GLONASS
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Manual
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

(1)
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

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