Monday, September 16, 2019
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is a mid-range tablet. A pretty good option for someone who is looking for a tablet without spending too much.

There are available 3 different colors, black, white and grey, mine is grey, (the least common but in my opinion the most pretty) and two different Internal Storage, 16GB or 32GB.
I have one with 32GB, that is more than what I need.
It disposes also a MicroSD slot, so you can increase your memory up to 200GB.

At the bottom it places a Micro-USB port, that allows you to connect different devices, if you have a hub also simultaneously.

It has 2 cameras: one on the back of 8MP with flash, and one on the front of 2MP, a nice addition specially for those who use Augmented reality apps.
For the connectivity it has both Wireless and Bluetooth.

Design & Build

The display, as the name suggest, is 10.1 inch, with a resolution of 1920×1200. It is large and sharp, enjoyable to watch videos on Youtube, Netflix and so on.
Outdoor you could notice some mirror effect with direct light on it, but it remains fairly usable everywhere.

The structure is quite solid and offers an excellent grip on back. The body is mostly plastic, although it seems has a good resistance.
Design is not particularly sophisticated. It isn’t much thin and a little heavier compared to highly-range tablets.

Performance

The CPU is a Octa-Core 1.6 GHz with a RAM of 2GB.
Performance is good but nothing of remarkable, anyway the usage appears agreeable, I haven’t notice slowdown and it works well on the most common usage.
My version has pre-installed Android 7.0 Nougat, but most likely you can update it to a more recent version.

Obviously performance isn’t comparable to the top tablet out there, but for a day-to-day use it fits perfectly, however it lets you go forward than the usual usage, you can use it to play some videogames quite smoothly.

There are some interesting features as the possibility to open 2 apps side by side. Very useful in some cases.
It’s also interesting the possibility to share the content quickly with the TV via Wireless.

Battery life

This tablet mounts an internal 7300mAh battery to offer hours of usage before recharging. Indeed battery life is very long.
Samsung claims it can stay powered up to 13 hours. Probably with a moderate usage.

That was more than I needed, usually I use it just for 1/2 hours and not everyday, I didn’t have many opportunities to recharge it.

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 proves to be a good device.
Stable performance, good display and a long battery life are valid pros of this model, and, all things considered it offers a nice experience of use.

At the time probably is one of the tablet with better price/value.
It has decent performance and interesting features. For a range of 200-300$ there aren’t many alternatives as good as it.

Review overview

Pros

  • Great price/value
  • Very long battery life
  • Good display and stable performance

Cons

  • Not ideal for high performance
  • Case is not that thin and light
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Summary

Decent performance and interesting features at a reasonable price. A good tablet suitable to be used on daily basis.