Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.5

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

UI speed
9.0
Camera
6.5
Multimedia
8.5
Internet
10.0
Call quality
9.5
Battery
10.0
Reception
9.5
Display
7.0
Build quality
9.0
Text input
7.0
Everyday usage
9.0
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sos_sifou posted on Oct 20, 2016, 2:40 AM
Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

9.0

Good tablet for everything except reading small pieces of text on a webpage

sos_sifou has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have the Tab A 9.7 version I can report the following :

Screen : is the most important thing on a mobile device, the resolution is extremely low with a weak 768 x 1024 pixels (~132 ppi pixel density), text will look ok when viewing a zoomed web page, at normal zoom, text will look grainy, picture quality is great and brightness is more than enough for any situation, if you watch videos or view pictures it's a fairly good screen, except for small text, there is no light bleeding on this panel (nexus 9 has a catastrophic light bleeding screen). Let's talk a bit about its resolution and pixel density, it is bothering me, really! Specially on web pages and small pieces of text, what's the point of having a large tablet if we keep zoming to read a column of text on a web page? None! I can do that on my 4 years old Note 2, but it's not convenient, I can not see small letters well on my Tab A 9.7, it looks grainy and sometimes I have to look really close to be able to read

Performance : is fairly good, everything works well and the UI is snappy, high quality videos (1080p mkv) works great, large pdf files are handled with ease, webpages are displayed instantly, there is no problem with performance on this tablet, light gaming is possible

Battery life : with airplane mode on about 13:00 hours screen on time of mixed continus use (youtube, light gaming, reading...) or about 10:00 hours SOT with 3g enabled

Build quality : is very good

Phone calls : works great over H+ or gsm (available...  

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
6.0
UI speed
9.0
The UI is light and snappy, no lag to report
Everyday usage
9.0
Very stable
Text input
8.0
Sometimes slow response from touch input on the keyboard
Display
7.0
Very low resolution and text is not sharp enough on webpages, small text is grainy otherwise picture quality is very good for everything else (pictures, movies, gaming...)
Battery
10.0
10 hours screen on time on average, daily extensive use with Data on and sim standby

Pros

  • Picture quality (bright and without light bleeding)
  • Bettery life
  • UI is snappy
  • Performance is good
  • Overall usage is very satisfying
  • Build quality
  • Wifi reception
  • Good coverage

Cons

  • Low resolution
  • Low pixel density
  • Visible pixels

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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colectionarul posted on Sep 06, 2015, 2:42 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 29, 2013

8.0

A good mid range tablet with decent performances

colectionarul has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Not a flag ship but very good for every day usage at this price. Excelent battery life, decent performance runs Asphalt 8 smoothly. Decent camera for 5 MP, decent sound, very good built quality, light and thin, a pleasure to hold. The display is ok, bright but somethimes when watching a movie in the dark areas you can see the pixels. The preinstaled video player is awful, and there is also a stupid news app the is build in called Briefing (actually is Flipboard). Overall a good tablet for this price.

Build quality
9.0
Reception
9.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
7.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
6.0
Display
7.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • battery life is good
  • good design & build quality
  • decent performance
  • samsung announced suport for android 6 for this model

Cons

  • maybe the display could have been a little better
  • briefing/flipboard is built in and can't be removed

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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