-I would like to start off by saying this tablet is a great value for the price. The tablet market has been hurting the last year or so. It is a very saturated market and hard to stand out in said market. Regardless I still love tablets as I’m sure most of you do as well. Without further ado I give you today’s review.
-Let’s get the geeky specs out of the way shall we…..
DISPLAY Physical size: 10.1 inches Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels Pixel density: 224 ppi Technology: Super PLS LCD Full 1080p hd
CAMERA Main Shooter: 8 megapixels Aperture size: F1.9 Camcorder: 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) Front-facing camera 2 megapixels
HARDWARE System chip: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 Processor: Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit Graphics processor: Mali-T830 MP2 System memory: 2 GB RAM Built-in storage: 16 GB Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 200 GB
BATTERY Capacity: 7300 mAh!
-The 2 most positive prominent features that stand out the most with this tablet are the battery life and screen brightness. Both are extremely superb. With it’s saturated colors and bright 10.1 inch screen the Tab A delivers a wonderful media consumption experience. Screens are something which Samsung does right and best. The battery life is simply amazing. Expect 2 to 3 days with light to moderate use, and all day with heavy use!
-The Galaxy Tab A has a unique form factor, in essence it’s tall and narrow with a 16 by 10 viewing ratio and 73% screen to body ratio. This thing is great for watching movies and YouTube. Gaming on this beautiful HD display is quite enjoyable, and the speaker is adequately loud. The are no front facing speakers nor stereo speakers however.
-The soft touch back feels incredible in the hand and it’s surprisingly easy to hold. Cameras are never a talking point with tablets due to the fact they are awkward to use as a daily camera. That being said the front facing camera is sub par in my opinion. The rear mounted shooter will get the job done as far as tablets are concerned.
-Some applications such as Facebook don’t harness the screen real estate when in landscape mode. It would be nice to use the whole screen whilst in landscape instead of only using the center with giant black unused portions of the screen. The included SD card slot is a welcomed addition being as though it only comes in a 16gb flavor. It supports up to 200gb expansion perfect for storing movies, videos and TV shows.
-The TouchWiz software interface, running atop Android as always, is in your face with a few useful features such as side by side split screen multi tasking. Overall the UI is snappy with very few bog downs. It runs Android™ 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with no promised updates, go figure.
-I have the Sprint version harnessing the power of LTE, however there are WiFi only models. If you have Sprint I can whole heatedly recommend buying this tablet due to the fact that it’s $100 off right now making it $289. Sprint offers you a chance to pay it out over a 24 month period making it a reasonable $12 and some change a month. Combine that with their new $25 unlimited tablet plan and you’ve got yourself a winner.
-In conclusion you should buy this tablet if you are in the market for a good mid range tablet with a big beautiful screen and great battery life. The Galaxy Tab A gets the official Phabletguru thumbs up.
-This ends today’s review. Join us next time as we encounter the meaning behind synchronicity. As always stay golden yo-