SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 10.1 - REVIEW

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is an excellent middle-class tablet which is very popular among others present in the market. Priced at Rs. 19,999/- it features a 10 inch full HD display with a metal body and an octa-core processor. This is the first tablet that comes in Android 9.0 Pie. It sounds good, right? Now, let’s move on to a detailed look into the features of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1.

Design & Build Quality

· Width: 149.4 mm

· Weight: 469 grams

· Thickness: 7.5 mm

· Height: 245.2 mm

· Colour Variants: Black, Gold, Silver

Designed elegantly, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is really an attractive piece. The bezels are thinner and we can’t see any physical buttons underneath the screen. Most of the previous tablet models of Samsung were made of plastic and this time Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes in a metal body that shows a unique standard. Even though it comes in a metal body, at the top of the antennas, placed a plastic bar.
With 7.5mm thickness, it may seem to be thicker than commonly seen premium tablets. Weights about 469g, this is light enough to handle and you can get this piece of Samsung tablet in three colour variants, viz; black, gold, and silver.

When placed in portrait mode, on the right side we can see a power button, volume controls, and a microSD card slot. Later if you need you can insert and use up to 400GB card.
The left side of the tablet is empty and on the top side, there is a standard headphone jack. Galaxy Tab A 10.1 can be charged using a USB C 2.0 port which is placed at the bottom side. Additionally, if you want you can connect accessories like external SSDs or USB C hubs.

Display

· Display Type: TFT

· Screen size: 10.1 inches (25.65 cm)

· Screen resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels

· Touch screen: Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

· Screen to body ratio: 81.02 %

· Pixel density: 224 ppi

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 holds a 10.1-inch screen along with an aspect ratio of 16:10. As a full HD resolution is enough on 10 inches, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes with a Full HD resolution of 1200x1920 pixels. This delivers sharp enough look to all texts and pictures.

In the case of the viewing angles, it is wide enough and stable. The screen is fully laminated and other similar aspects like colour reproduction and contrast are bright enough and really good.

Speakers & Cameras

· Audio jack: 3.5 mm

· Audio features: Dolby Atmos

· Resolution: 5 MP Front Camera

· Camera features: Digital Zoom, Auto Flash

· Image resolution: 3264 x 2448 Pixels

· Video recording: 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Next to the USB C port on the bottom side, two stereo speakers are placed on the same side. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with its Dolby Atmos, you can enjoy high quality surrounded sound while watching videos and playing games. The overall sound quality is good.

Holding a 5-megapixel front camera and an 8 MP camera placed on the backside, you can capture pretty and decent photos. We know that there are a lot of middle-class smartphones with better cameras, but still, with this price range, the photos and videos you take with Galaxy Tab A 10.1 look better.

Hardware & Performance

· Chipset: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904

· Graphics: Mali-G71 MP2

· Processor: Octa-core (1.8 GHz, Dual-core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53)

· Architecture: 64 bit

· RAM: 2 GB

· Internal memory: 32 GB

· Expandable memory: Up to 512 GB

Featuring a 7904 octa-core processor, it holds two 1.8GHz and six 1.6GHz cores. Apart from this, you’ll get 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with Galaxy Tab 10.1. Within this price range, this is noticeably better than others. All the apps run smoothly and there are no lag issues. Even the demanding apps like Adobe Lightroom run without giving any difficulty.

In the case of gaming, it gives you good results. The games that you usually like and play like PUBG run smoothly with balanced graphics. If you need it, you can set the graphics to HD. You can install and play all the games you like without any stuttering.

Operating System & One UI

· operating system: Android v9.0 (Pie)

Runs with Android v9.0 Pie, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is the first tablet that works with this version of Android. As Samsung updates itself with new technologies, this is much better when compared with its competitors.
customized quite heavily with Samsungs One UI, which is a new name for the interface, the design is customized a lot and even the settings look different than vanilla Android. Overall it looks modern and delivers smooth-running along with a lot of pre-installed apps. Some of them include Samsung Notes, a files manager, the Galaxy Store, and even their own browser.
With the features that Android 9 Pie offers, you can access a new menu called Digital Wellbeing with which you can see how much time you are spending with which apps. It also provides an option to hide the navigation bar and as a substitute, you can navigate Android with gestures. It allows you to activate kids mode too.
Featuring a split-screen window, you can open two apps in parallel. Holding a Widevine Level 1, you can watch Netflix and Amazon Video in HD.

Battery

· Type: Li-Polymer

· Capacity: 6150 mAh

With a battery capacity of 6150 mAh, which is really outstanding you can do a lot without any battery drain issues. It usually delivers a runtime of 10 hours and 30 minutes. You can experience a better battery life without losing much energy. Hereafter, no need to worry about frequent charging.

Price

Priced at Rs.19,999/-, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is the best one to opt with all the essential specifications you are looking for.

Summary

With all the above discussed features, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is a good tablet that you can opt which is really affordable. Holding a solid metal body, Android 9.0 Pie, pretty full HD screen and better performance this is a good choice to go.

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