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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
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7.8/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a budget-minded alternative to Samsung’s top-tier Galaxy Tab S lineup. But with all the competition out there, it doesn’t provide a compelling value for the price for anyone but the most casual of users.

What's good

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Full Google Play Store access

What's bad

  • Poor camera performance
  • Doesn’t multitask well
  • Low-contrast, weak display

Some people aren’t looking for a tablet that does it all--or the price tag that comes with all those features. They might also consider portability a key consideration. This is where the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite claims it excels, does it live up to their claims? Let’s see what reviewers think!

Design

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is one of the smallest and lightest tablets from a major manufacturer available today. Reviewers said it was easily one of the most portable tablets around, competing with the likes of the iPad Mini (2021) in size and form. The power button and volume rockers are up at the top of the tablet, while the MicroSD slot is on the opposite side, making the tablet easy to use in both portrait or landscape orientations.

Display

Reviewers were not impressed with the display Samsung used. Dark parts in movies, as well as photos, become blurred and difficult to see clearly and brightness wasn’t up to par either. If you’re the type who loves watching media on your tablet, this isn’t the tablet for you.

Performance

The tablet also shows its budget roots when you try to multitask or play complex 3D games. Cut scenes could sometimes turn into slideshows and popping between apps is a slow, choppy affair.

However, if you’re looking for an affordable option for casual use -- such as surfing the web, keeping up social media, or checking your email -- it works fine.

Software & Storage

Reviewers stated that Samsung didn’t add a bunch of bloatware or extra fluff. You’ll get a fairly stock Android experience -- including full access to Google Apps and the Google Play Store. This can be hard to find in the budget tablet tier.

Cameras

Reviewers said the low-resolution cameras were good enough for video calls and the occasional photo. However, the photos were pretty washed out and lacked detail.

If you have a recent smartphone, it’s likely it will take far better pictures than the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite.

Battery Life

Reviewers found the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite offered around 10 hours of casual use on a single charge. But the lack of fast charging means you’ll be waiting a while once it’s time to recharge. Also, pushing the tablet with games or resource-intensive apps saw battery life dip very quickly. However, both issues are fairly common at this price point.

Audio

There are two speaker grills on the A7 Lite, one in the upper right corner and another in the opposite lower corner. Reviewers noted this design helps the sound to fill the room, even when the tablet is on a flat surface.

They were pleasantly surprised with the clarity and crispness and attributed that to the Dolby Atmos support.

The tablet also includes a headphone jack -- an increasingly rare find on mobile devices in 2021.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum chassis
  • 8.7-inch display
  • MediaTek MT8768T Helio P22T processor
  • 3 or 4GB of RAM
  • Android 11
  • 32 or 64GB of storage with MicroSD slot
  • 8MP camera
  • 10-hour battery
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support

The Bottom Line

For the person who likes to keep things simple and portable, this device has most of everything. However, when compared to iPads and more powerful tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite can’t really compete.

Tom’s Guide says, “While reading this review, you probably noticed the phrase "good enough" quite a few times, and that's for good reason: if you're looking for a compact Android tablet to browse the Internet, watch videos, or play games on, the Tab A7 Lite is good enough to satisfy your needs.”

Tech Radar states, “With the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, you get a low-cost device that is great for basic internet browsing and watching the odd video through YouTube or other streaming services.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
8.7"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Ohsem

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is great as an entertainment device. Even my wife enjoys watching some movies with this tablet. It’s good to mention that the audio for this Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is enhanced by Dolby Atmos to give that richer sound quality. It is affordable, therefore this will also be a great d...

- Ohsem
TechNave

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is an exceptionally portable and surprisingly better than average tablet for Malaysia’s masses. Its large 8.7-inch screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and fairly affordable RM699 price tag makes it almost perfect for students and teachers on a budget. Its size and p...

- Muzaffar Ismail, TechNave
Pokde.Net

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is certainly capable of serving anyone well, but ultimately boils down to your needs in a tablet. It’s affordable, surprisingly solid build quality for the price, the stereo speakers work great, capable of a lengthy standby time, has dual band Wi-Fi support, 4G LTE sup...

- Aiman Maulana, Pokde.Net
Notebookcheck

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a very handy multimedia tablet that can definitely convince in its core task despite its 169 Euro (~$199) starting price: It scores with a high-contrast display, Dolby Atmos speakers with solid but somewhat thin sound, and good battery runtimes. There is also a Kids m...

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck
Tom's Guide

Samsung has been pitching the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite as a small, useful Android tablet that's easy on your wallet, and in my experience that's exactly what you get when you buy one.

- Alex Wawro, Tom's Guide


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Screen Size
8.7"

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite's screen size is 8.7 inches with 800 x 1340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT8768T Helio P22T (12 nm) Octa-core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5100mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5100 mAh battery.

Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Specs

Overview
Release Date June 18, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 11

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Processor MediaTek MT8768T Helio P22T (12 nm) Octa-core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.68 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1340 pixels
Pixel density 179 pixels
Size 8.7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.25 x 12.47 x 0.8 cm (8.4 x 4.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 366 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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