Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

8.7/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


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


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


The tablet runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

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.
16 GB

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


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

Reviews (8.7/10 Avg. rating)


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... Full review
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... Full review

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... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date May 1, 2015
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Europe, North America
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm APQ 8016 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible 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), 6000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time 12 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 11 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Smoky Blue, Smoky Titanium, 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
(15.8 ounces)
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Sound & Shot
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
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
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Hancom Office Viewer, Milk, OneDrive, OneNote)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-T550

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