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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7371 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and screen are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab A - tablet - Android 5.0 (Lollipop) - 16 GB - 9.7" - 3G, 4GSamsung Galaxy Tab A - tablet - Android 5.0 (Lollipop) - 16 GB - 9.7" - 3G, 4G

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1503 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (P550, P555, T550, T555) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the touch screen and reliability, and there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity.

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connectivity

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T550NZAAXAR 9.7-Inch Tablet (16 GB, SMOKY Titanium)Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T550NZAAXAR 9.7-Inch Tablet (16 GB, SMOKY Titanium)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7-inch, titanium

 

To its credit, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is a fine tablet with steady performance and an earnestly modern design. It even comes with a few free software goodies, like trial subscriptions to The New York Times and The Economist, as well as in-game...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish. It has a long lasting battery and offers many premium app perks for free. Its microSD slot accommodates cards up to 128GB.

The screen's low resolution looks pixelated on the 9.7-inch screen. Given its average specs, its $299 price feels too expensive.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is satisfyingly simple tablet, but its lackluster screen and relatively high price make it forgettable.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 review

 

In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, bigger isn't better. Though the 9.7-inch model shares specs identical to the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A , the lackluster screen resolution looks better on the smaller model than on the 9.7-incher.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish. It has a long lasting battery and offers many premium app perks for free. Its microSD slot accommodates cards up to 128GB.

The screen's low resolution looks pixelated on the 9.7-inch screen. Given its average specs, its $299 price feels too expensive.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is satisfyingly simple tablet, but its lackluster screen and relatively high price make it forgettable.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555 Tablet Review

 

Understatement. With a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels in a 4:3 format, Samsung's 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab A presents itself as an ideal e-book reader, web-browsing device, and email machine. However, our test proves that the quad-core android has a...

Solid build, Slim 7.5 millimeters, UMTS and LTE, Accurate localization, Smooth operation, Comfortable voice control, Decent camera, Bright screen, High viewing angle stability, High performance, Superb battery life

Relatively slippery sleek back, Non-removable cover, Only few camera settings

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...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Cookie Monster (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen series - Affordable tablets with S Pen

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen (8.0) and (9.7-inch) succeed the Galaxy Tab 4 series with thinner and lighter designs. They also come with an S Pen, a stylus once reserved for the flagship Galaxy Note series. Can Samsung redefine the entry-level...

Samsung has indeed one-upped the competition in the entry-level tablet segment with its Galaxy Tab A with S Pen Series. At the moment, there is no viable alternative in the market that offers the same or comparable suite of features such as the S Pen...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 review

 

If you're looking for an averagely-sized, averagely-priced tablet with average specs, the Galaxy Tab A is for you. Its best features are its slimline, ergonomic design and smart looks; the main negative is the low screen resolution. Overall, it's a...

If you're a casual tablet user and don't expect to use your device for heavy 3D gaming, or reading books, or doing anything very intensively, then the Tab A was probably designed with you in mind. It's good value for a 10 inch tablet, and the Tab A is...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 review: Pretty design suffers from subpar screen

 

In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, bigger isn't better. Though the 9.7-inch model shares specs identical to the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A, the lackluster screen resolution looks better on the smaller model than on the 9.7-incher.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish. It has a long lasting battery and offers many premium app perks for free. Its microSD slot accommodates cards up to 128GB

The screen's low resolution looks pixelated on the 9.7-inch screen. Given its average specs, its $299 price feels too expensive

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is satisfyingly simple tablet, but its lackluster screen and relatively high price make it forgettable.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 review

 

In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, bigger isn't better. Though the 9.7-inch model shares specs identical to the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A , the lackluster screen resolution looks better on the smaller model than on the 9.7-incher.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is thin, light and stylish. It has a long lasting battery and offers many premium app perks for free. Its microSD slot accommodates cards up to 128GB.

The screen's low resolution looks pixelated on the 9.7-inch screen. Given its average specs, its $299 price feels too expensive.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is satisfyingly simple tablet, but its lackluster screen and relatively high price make it forgettable.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (wi-fi) review

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Unusually for a tablet, Samsung has pitched its Galaxy Tab A at people who want to read books, magazines and papers on their device. Now priced at less than £200, is this a tablet with the all-round capabilities to make it worth buying even if you're...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Bargain

 

Joe

Cost

For the price non

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

So Much Better Than the iPad Air

 

This editor really got this product wrong...I so disagree...I thought the display was very clear and sharp...that is why I purchased this tablet after an iPad Air conked out after less than 1 year...now it turns itself off and on then off...so much for...

Range of Bluetooth, Open Operating System, Fast, Multi-Task Ability

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:600 / 6000 / 7300
Battery performance:600 / 6000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 13 / 15
Continuous audio playback time:160 / 178 / 187
Continuous video playback time:12 / 13 / 14
Talk time (3G):40

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:No / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Sand, White / Titanium / White
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1 / 9.7
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:PLS / TFT / TFT/PLS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics:Adreno 306
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal memory:1.5 / 2
Internal memory type:LPDDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1,5 / 2
Memory clock speed:533

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,DC-HSDPA,EVDO,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Dual SIM support: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, HFP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, PAN, MAP, OPP / A2DP, OPP, AVRCP, HID, PAN, HSP
Color: Yes
Docking connector: No
Full HD: No
GSM bands supported:850,1800,900,1900
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N
Processor socket:Socket 479
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Micro USB / Micro-USB / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N
Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF, eAAC+ / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, RTX, MXMF, AAC, IMY, AWB, WAV, OGA, WMA, OGG, M4A, OTA, MIDI, XMF, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC, XMF, AMR, OTA, FLAC, RTX, MIDI, MXMF, MP3, M4A, IMY, OGG, 3GA, WAV, WMA, AWB, OGA
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Play
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Magnetometer:Y
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Dictionary, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WEBM, WMV, WMV7, WMV8 / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVC, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, 3G2, WEBM, WMV, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, FLV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / MP4, WMV, 3G2, AVI, WEBM, FLV, ASF, 3GP, M4V, MKV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,H.263,H.264,M4V,MKV,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WEBM,WMV,WMV7,WMV8 / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVC,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,3G2,WEBM,WMV,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,FLV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / MP4,WMV,3G2,AVI,WEBM,FLV,ASF,3GP,M4V,MKV

Phone Features

Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No

Processor

Bus type:FSB
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151
Processing die size:90
Processor:410 / APQ8016 / MSM8916
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor ARK ID:27148
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Yonah
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:410 / APQ8016 / MSM8916
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor package size:35
Processor threads:1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):27
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 5.0 / Android 6.0
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 200 / 64
Storage media:Flash
User memory:10.2

Technical Details

Color: Yes
GSM bands supported:850,1800,900,1900
Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.291 / 0.295 / 0.323 / 6.57 / 7 / 7.4 / 7.5
Height:0.295 / 10 / 6.57 / 7 / 7.5 / 9 / 9.53 / 9.55 / 9.57
Weight:15.9 / 16 / 16.1 / 17 / 17.1 / 17.2 / 18.5
Width:6.05 / 6.57 / 7 / 9 / 9.49 / 9.53