Tablets, like Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 revolutionized the way we interact with our devices. Though some of them are expensive, the price definitely is because of its usefulness to us.
The sales of PC is declining, and that can also be attributed to many people preferring tablets, even in Kenya, the trend is the same.
A short review of the tablet brings out the full advantages of the device.
Price in Kenya
8GB with S pen: Kshs. 23,000
16GB with S Pen: Kshs. 25,000
32GB with S Pen: Kshs. 26,500
What is the screen quality of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1?
Let’s start off with the size of the display. It come to 10.1 inches. This size is appropriate for graphic designers, presenters, managers and even teachers.
The times of those presented walking in with a laptop or a bunch of paper is long gone. The large screen is increases productivity if used well.
To the quality of its screen. At 1200 x 1920 pixels the display is best in class since almost all the tablets come in at lower than this.
Majority are in the 800 pixels range. With that said the pixel density is 224 ppi which is also above the rest of the competition.
Samsung has created a trend where they don’t compromise on the quality of their screens. In fact, even low end Samsung devices have very vibrant screens.
What is the performance of this tablet?
Samsung has presented two choices when it comes to the RAM. First there is a 2GB and secondly a 3GB option. The choice you make here will majorly boil down to what you use the tablet for.
For those who will take this as a work thing, you should choose the 3GB option if available. This is because it will be necessary for multi-tasking. What usually takes up much ram is having several apps running at the same time.
You might have several browser tabs open, a word document open and some video that you did not finish watching in the background. To add to that the YouTube app might be running in the background.
With this much ram, you won’t have to close the apps running in the background because since you have headroom.
Then there is the 2GB choice. This is majorly for media consumers. Watching videos, browsing and even doing some work. Though the ram is a bit lower, there isn’t any noticeable difference if you are running less than 5 apps at the same time. If you you also have a tight budget, this might be a wise choice since its price is lower compared to its counterpart.
Should you I worry about the battery?
No you should not. Coming in at 7300 mAh, the battery will last the whole day. In fact, if used moderately, it will last two days if charged fully.
I usually find that tablets conserve more battery as compared to normal phones. The reason to this might be because of the lower resolution in some tablets, but this is not the case with Samsung devices.
What are the storage options available?
Two choices exist, 16GB and 32GB. The choice here will depend on what you intend to use your device for. If downloading and watching movies is your thing, its wise if you choose the higher storage option.
Moreover, if the tablet will be used majorly for work, it might be a wise choice if you have the lower capacity one. But hey, having a bigger one won’t cause no harm so you can opt to purchase it instead.
The good thing that if you are not satisfied with that amount of space, buying a memory expansion card is easy. You can expand it up to 256GB if you wish.
Buying any device that has no 4G in 2017 is very poor decision making. With this technology, buffering while streaming will become a non-issue since the speeds offered are insane. The days of 3G are long gone.
Considering that a tablet is something you can stay with for even 5 years, you should confirm that your device is equipped with a 4G receiver.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A Full Specifications.
|Release Date||May 2016|
|Phone Dimensions||254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm|
|SIM Type||Nano Sim|
|Display Type||LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Display Size||10.1 inches|
|Screen to Body Ratio||~74.9%|
|Display Resolution||1200 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~224 ppi|
|Operating System||Android OS|
|Operating System Version||v6.0 (Marshmallow|
|CPU-Processor Type||Exynos 7870|
|Memory Card Slot||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||8 MP|
|Secondary Camera||2 MP|
|Camera Flash||LED flash|
|Video Recorder||Yes, 1080p@30fps|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|3.5 mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Battery Size||Li-Ion 7300 mAh|
|Removable Battery||Non removable|