Samsung Galaxy Tab A launched with Bixby Home: Review and Price

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Review

Samsung just released a new 2017 upgraded version of the Tab A series. The new improved tablet comes with Bixby Home and Bixby Reminder. The tablet was launched in Samsung’s Hometown in Korea and is exclusively available only in the Asian country for now. It will be available in other markets before 2018, according to the Company’s website.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A DESIGN

There’s no major difference with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A, compared to previous versions. It has an aluminium back cover and weighs 364g. Samsung also made the new tablet a little bit thinner than its predecessor, measuring 212.1×124.1×8.9 mm in dimension. The tablet is available in three popular colours, as you can get it in Black, Gold and White.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A DISPLAY

Imagine seeing the world on an 8-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. I know you can spot the annoying bezels on the screen, as Samsung could only achieve 70.5% screen-to-body ratio on the tablet. Which is quite disappointing with the bezel-less trend being rampant all year. The visuals on the tablet is 189ppi density sharp, with 800×1280 pixels screen resolution. If you can ignore the bezels, you will enjoy watching videos on the tablet.

HARDWARE  AND SOFTWARE

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A has the Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 at a clock speed of Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. For gaming, watching videos and multitasking, the tablet boasts of Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

For storing files and games, there’s 16GB internal storage capacity, which you can always upgrade to 256GB with MicroSD. Samsung Galaxy Tab A runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A CAMERA

It has one of the best cameras on a midrange tablet, boasting of an 8MP rear camera. The lens opens a f/1.9 aperture, and there’s also a LED Flash to help you when taking photos in low light environment. The camera on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection features. At the front of the tablet, there’s a 5MP super clear selfie camera, for taking selfies and video calls.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A BATTERY

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A is powered by a massive 5000mAh Non-removable battery. Lasting up to 14 hours with heavy usage, now you don’t have to worry about the battery when watching those videos.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is available for just $279, that’s about N100,000 – N120,000.

Full Specification Of Samsung Galaxy Tab A

LAUNCH
・Announced: 2017, September
・Status: Available. November 2017

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 1 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: No

DESIGN
・Dimensions: 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm
・Color: Black, Gold, White
・Weight: 364g

DISPLAY
・Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 8-inch
・Resolution: 800 x 1280pixels
・Pixel Density: 189ppi

SOFTWARE
・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
・Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
・GPU: Adreno 308

STORAGE
・Card slot: Yes, microSD up to 256GB
・Internal: 16GB ROM/2GB RAM

CAMERA
・Primary: 8MP
・Secondary: 5MP
・Flash: Yes, LED Flash

FEATURES
・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n
・Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer
・USB: 2.0

BATTERY
・Capacity: 5000mAh
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: –

Posted by Joseph Young

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