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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Review

    See other variants reviews Score: 7.16

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a good quality Android tablet device launched many years ago, provisioned with a powerful CPU ticking at 1200 MHz, a 8" multi touch screen, and 2 cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2 megapixels front-facing camera. But it's time to get into a bit more detail.

Being just 0.29 inches thick,this device is slim and stilized. This tablet is only 8.2" long, but it still manages to hold a 8" display. This tablet is much lighter than what one would expect from a tablet this size. This device is offerred in 3 colors, gray, blue and white.

The Tab A 8.0 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 system chip, including a great performance 1.2 gigahertz processing unit with a huge 1,5 GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has anice 16 GB internal memory and a slot for SD memory cards, enough to store hundreds of apps without running out of space.

The Tab A 8.0 has two cameras, a 5 megapixels back camera and a 2 MP front side camera. It is capable of shooting videos up to 1280x720 (HD). In addition, the camera counts with a couple of good characteristics: face detection shooting, auto-focus and geo tagging.

This device includes an average 1024 x 768 8" display, which makes everything look good. This display uses TFT capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

The Tab A 8.0 uses a 4200 mAh incredible Li - Ion non-removable battery providing the Tab A 8.0 a marvelous battery life. An issue to evaluate is that this device's battery is non-replaceable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to live shorter, while with such a big battery you will probably replace this device before that becomes a real problem.

This tablet includes Wi-Fi capability (which it can provide to other devices as a mobile hotspot). This tablet doesn't use a sim card, because it doesn't work with GSM networks.

This tablet also features a handful of interesting features as Bluetooth (4.1) and GPS, and a few sensors likeLight Sensor and Accelerometer.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is not very convinient considering it is offerred for $ 139, while other similar tablet devices are being sold for much less than that. No matter if you want a work tablet, need a tablet for playing games or want this portable tablet mostly for social networks and internet browsing, this tablet is probably a great choice for you.



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Specifications

Device Type:Tablet
Brand:Samsung
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0
Variant:See other variants reviews
Also Known As:Samsung SM-T350NZ
Dimensions:8.20 x 5.43 x 0.29 inchesMetric20.83 x 13.79 x 0.74 cmImperial
Weight:11.04 ouncesMetric312.98 gImperial
Colors:Blue, Gray and White
Release date:2015-04-20
Price:$ 139.00

Display

Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:8 inchesMetric20.3 cmImperial
Resolution:768 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density:160 pixels per inchMetric62.99 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1,5 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 306
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li - Ion
Removable:No
Capacity:4200 mAh

Camera

Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting and Geo Tagging

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer and Light Sensor