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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (T280, T285)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 816 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (T280, T285). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and performance. The size and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the camera.

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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 7.0 (T280, T285) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (T280, T285)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (T280, T285) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280N 8GB - tablets (Mini tablet, Android, Slate, Android, White, Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes)Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280N 8GB - tablets (Mini tablet, Android, Slate, Android, White, Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (T280, T285)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (T280, T285) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The price and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the usability. There are some mixed views about the reliability and battery.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-Inch Tablet (8 GB, White)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-Inch Tablet (8 GB, White)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Tablet Review

 

Compact. The particularly handy design bestows Samsung's new tablet from the 7-inch category with almost smartphone-like traits. However, tight 8 GB of storage and an entry-level SoC curb the fun. Our test will reveal whether the Galaxy Tab A7...

compact, lightweight design ; decent build ; non-slip back ; micro-SD slot with App2SD ; optional Kids Mode ; decent camera quality for a tablet ; viewing angle stable screen ; accurate touchscreen ; decent battery life

tight internal storage ; no MHL or Miracast ; WiFi only in 2.4 GHz networks ; long charging time ; sluggish browser performance ; no performance reserves ; minor throttling during load ; primary camera's moderate video quality ; pressure on screen...

Samsung uses such a compact, lightweight design for its Galaxy Tab A7 (2016) SM-T280 that it could be mistaken for a big phablet at first glance. Although the casing is completely made of plastic, it is appreciated thanks to its non-slip back. A bit...

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

New user

 

Great pitcher quality easy-to-use interface with bold color great navigation simple spell check great app selection long battery life

Realistic color , Bright display , Lightweight

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

Great for kids

 

I got this for my son who is ready for a tablet that does more than play movies. He's adapted to it well. Definitelyou need to get a microsd card and move all the apps to that to speed up processing. Otherwise a good overall starter tablet for the price

Inexpensive , Realistic color , Bright display , Durable , Lightweight

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

This product is awesome!

 

Nice smooth design, good graphics. Really love this product. Use it at work to read manuals and looks up parts for our vehicles. Does amazing job.

Inexpensive , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

Galaxy Tab A

 

This is my first Galaxy Tab and purchased for showing my photos to friends. Seems to have a quick processor. Took a while to figure out how to move photos to SD card. & would like to see the volume buttons on the top or bottom. But all things...

Inexpensive , Bright display , Lightweight

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

Great Tablet, only one flaw

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tablets are a great product family. The only flaw I have ever found with them is the micro-USB port, which seems to get damaged easily.

Inexpensive , Realistic color , Bright display , Lightweight

charging port can be damaged to easily.

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

Tab A Review

 

So far have noto encountered any problems..great product!

Inexpensive

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

Great tablet!

 

I bought this tablet to replace my first generation Nexus 7. The Samsung Tab A 7" is the perfect size for my needs. The tablet has all the processing speed I need for office apps, and the screen size and resolution are great. Highly recommended!

Inexpensive , Realistic color , Bright display , Durable , Lightweight , good battery life

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

This tablet is very reliable and user friendly

 

I've owned this tablet for about a year and have not experienced one problem or glitch. It is very reliable the web research that I sometimes do as well as keeping up with the news, current events, weather, email and it takes good videos and photos. In...

Inexpensive , Realistic color , Bright display , Built-in speakers , Durable , Lightweight , sd expandable memory , ideal size screen

May, 2016

Consumer review (samsung.us)

Fast boot-up, sharp screen.

 

I got this small, inexpensive tablet primarily to use as an e-reader. I already have 2 other 4G Samsung tablets to take care of my online needs, including a newer Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" that I use to watch movies and video and work on my email and such....

Inexpensive , Realistic color , Bright display , Lightweight

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery performance:4000
Browsing time (3G):11 / 8
Browsing time (4G):8 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 87 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:100 / 11 / 87
Continuous video playback time:100 / 9
Standby Time:9
Talk time (2G):9
Talk time (3G):21

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:N / No
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 2576 x 1932
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Body SAR:0.256
Body SAR (EU):0.256 / 0.85
Color of product:Black / Grey / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate / Slider
Head SAR (EU):0.643
Product color:Black / Grey / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:7
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:TFT
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MID, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:BMP,JPG,PNG
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Memory

Internal memory:1.5

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Dual SIM support:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, FLAC, IMY, MID, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 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, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MID, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, MID, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Maps, Google Voice Search, YouTube
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, JPG, PNG / BMP,JPG,PNG
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:Y
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Phone Features

Caller ID:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.5

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 5.0 / Android 5.1
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 200 / 240
Storage media:Flash
User memory:4.3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.343
Height:6.65 / 6.69 / 7.36
Weight:10.2 / 9.98
Width:4.28 / 4.29