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Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A
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Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab a APQ8016 1.2GHz 16GB 9.7" Tablet

APQ8016 1.2GHz Android 16GB May 2015
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2 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Samsung tablets and also specifically for Samsung 801 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Samsung had excellent ratings compared to other brands.

4.1 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on tablets of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 4G. Most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago are also not 4G.

Tablets which are 4G that might be worth considering include the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3G

The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is not 3G. Most of the other tablets that have been around for more than a year are also not 3G.

Tablets which are 3G that might be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T350 Galaxy Tab A[plb_3026263_price], or the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_2912611_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of only 5 megapixels, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a quite low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other 801 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The average rear camera resolution (numeric) of tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 6.4MP.

If you would prefer a tablet computer with a higher rear camera resolution (numeric) then you might want to look at the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] (8.1MP and higher rated), or the Xperia Z3[pl_3134708_price] (8.1MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 1 gigabyte, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A. Across all the similar spec tablets that were released one year ago the maximum internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The biggest maximum video resolution of the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The maximum video resolution of all tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A ranges from 1024 x 600 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 1.5 gigabytes, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst tablets of this age. The average internal memory of 801 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 2.3GB, and the internal memorys range from 1.5GB to 3GB.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

Tablet computers of this age and type have processor frequencys of between 1.1GHz and 2.5GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.8GHz. The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.2 gigahertz) amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age.

If this Samsung tablet computer processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Xperia Z3 Compact[pl_2912611_price] (2.5GHz), or the Xperia Z3[pl_3134708_price] (2.5GHz) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst tablet computers of this age. 801 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year have digital zooms of between 4x and 8x.

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Very Short Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly short browsing time (Wi-Fi) (only 11 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A. The shortest browsing time (Wi-Fi) of 801 processor tablet computers that were released one year ago is 11h and the longest is 15h.

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Quite Short Continuous Video Playback Time

The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the shorter continuous video playback times (only 12 hours) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The average continuous video playback time of tablet computers of this spec and age is 13h, and the continuous video playback times range from 10h to 15h.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s (only 2 megapixels) amongst 801 processor tablet computers of this age. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is 2MP and the highest is 2.2MP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this tablet computer was released.

Four Processor Coress

Compared to the other 11 tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A is a four processor cores tablet computer which is average.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a pretty standard internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

If this Samsung tablet internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony Xperia Z3[plb_3134708_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A has a fairly standard display diagonal (9.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the SM-T550 Galaxy Tab A.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 9.7" tablets currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A[plb_3080560_price].

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Google Applications
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Personal Info Management (PIM)
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Wi-Fi
Full HD
Total Storage Capacity
Colour

User Reviews

(257)
Reviewed 29 February 2016 by Suzanne
(Verified Purchase)

I have now had this tablet almost 2 years and it is great! It may not have the kudos of an iPad but it is lightweight, plays TV and radio perfectly and apps work fine - this is all I needed and I... Read more…

Reviewed 16 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product - no issues even being a refurb device...

Reviewed 30 January 2016 by Peter
(Verified Purchase)

Works like it should good value for money...

Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Nats
(Verified Purchase)

I bought it for travelling as I did not want to take my laptop. It survived a good dose of drops and moist (including soaking in monsoon rain). It even once felt on the marble stairs and no damage... Read more…

Made the wrong choice looking at cheaper 10: Inc tablets they don't last had 3. Took the plunge, bought a Samsung 10.1 bit expensive at the time however it's lasted for 3yr and has been a... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Worked well out of the box. Simple to set up and attach to network. Not only did it attach to my home network but by some cyber wizardry it automatically logged in to a friend's network as soon as... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by Ann Howard | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased the Samsung tab 3 10 through Amazon, from eZee trade. I paid £189 for it in March 2015. I was very pleased with the product at first, but now 5 months later, every so often I get... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Got this for my mum and it is very mum-who-doesn't-understand-technology-friendly. The price (£180 when we bought it) also makes it a great every day item that she can carry around in her ham-bag... Read more…

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by MISS A HARROW
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with my item all is great and I am enjoying the experience of it .......... thankyou so muc.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Donna Bradley
(Verified Purchase)

I love my Samsung . Brilliant price delivered in good condition and time.

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Product Identifiers

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