Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

8.7/10 AVG.
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8.7/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
9.7"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TabletPCReview

Although somewhat hampered by its low-resolution screen, this device's sleek design and immense battery life help make it a decent option for people looking for a full-size Android tablet for general use at an affordable price.

- Ed Hardy, TabletPCReview
Tablet News

A solid midrange tablet with LTE, calls, Office and mirroring of the experience on other devices. It’s also good for games, at least for another year.

- James A., Tablet News
Notebookcheck

With the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555, Samsung has a good mid-range tablet in its lineup, which is based on a solid performance foundation with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 quad-core SoC and Qualcomm's Adreno 306 graphics core. The high-performance that is easily enough for current apps and games i...

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck


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Screen Size
9.7"

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7's screen size is 9.7 inches with 768 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm APQ 8016 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 7.1.1 Nougat) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
6000mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 6000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 11 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs

Overview
Release date May 1, 2015
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 7.1.1 Nougat)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm APQ 8016 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.04 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 12 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Smoky Titanium, Smoky Blue, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.3 x 16.7 x 0.7 cm (9.6 x 6.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 449 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 132 pixels
Size 9.7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Sound & Shot
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, ASF, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, ASF, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-T550

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Critic Reviews


TabletPCReview

Well designed and built, and has a battery life little short of amazing

from TabletPCReview

Although somewhat hampered by its low-resolution screen, this device's sleek design and immense battery life help make it a decent option for people looking for a full-size Android tablet for general use at an affordable price.

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Although somewhat hampered by its low-resolution screen, this device's sleek design and immense battery life help make it a decent option for people looking for a full-size Android tablet for general use at an affordable price.

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Tablet News

Solid midrange tablet with LTE and calls, light productivity features, but rather pricey

from Tablet News

A solid midrange tablet with LTE, calls, Office and mirroring of the experience on other devices. It’s also good for games, at least for another year.

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A solid midrange tablet with LTE, calls, Office and mirroring of the experience on other devices. It’s also good for games, at least for another year.

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Notebookcheck

Presents itself as an ideal e-book reader

from Notebookcheck

With the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555, Samsung has a good mid-range tablet in its lineup, which is based on a solid performance foundation with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 quad-core SoC and Qualcomm's Adreno 306 graphics core. The high-performance that is easily enough for current apps and games is further enhanced by many other characteristics, such as high-quality build, a bright and viewing angle stable TFT screen in a 4:3 format, decent camera modules, and the versatile wireless module with UMTS and LTE. Sufficient unreserved storage capacity of approximately 11 GB, the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system, and the still unmatched, outstanding battery life particularly in our Wi-Fi test scenario supplement this...

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With the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555, Samsung has a good mid-range tablet in its lineup, which is based on a solid performance foundation with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 quad-core SoC and Qualcomm's Adreno 306 graphics core. The high-performance that is easily enough for current apps and games is further enhanced by many other characteristics, such as high-quality build, a bright and viewing angle stable TFT screen in a 4:3 format, decent camera modules, and the versatile wireless module with UMTS and LTE. Sufficient unreserved storage capacity of approximately 11 GB, the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system, and the still unmatched, outstanding battery life particularly in our Wi-Fi test scenario supplement this.

There are only a few drawbacks in buying Samsung's 9.7-inch and 7.5-millimeter (~0.3 in) slim tablet. The casing's sleek back does not provide the fingers with much grip, the battery cannot be removed, and apart from a few themes and picture modes the camera modules have a limited number of settings. 

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