Great value for money
Lightweight and compact
Expandable storage options
Onscreen keyboard can be fiddly
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Samsung will not fix an 80 year olds tablet under warranty!
We purchased my frail 80 year old mother inlaw a Samsung tablet a year ago. Her battery charging port wont charge. She has another 1 year warranty left. Samsung claims abuse such as twisting it, broke it. COME ON SAMSUNG, SHE IS A FRAIL 80 YEAR OLD LADY!
1. This was not used by children, it belongs to an 80 year old woman on the pension who has no strength to twist and break the port.
2. It has no external damage.
No evidence of a drop. Not even a scratch! We took photos to prove it.
No cracking. Other than the charging port, it is in perfec...
Purchased in June 2020 for $300.00.
Slow and short battery life
I bought this tablet 6 weeks ago and cannot believe how slow it is, worse than my 5 year old Samsung. The battery life is also worse, sometimes going flat overnight.
The touch screen is that sensitive, when I try to scroll it goes to the page instead of scrolling.
I don't know if it is faulty or if this is normal, but if its normal its a real shame as I have always been happy with Samsung products
Purchased in May 2021 for $200.00.
Brought this from a garage sale for a very cheap price ((with no charger)). I purchased a charger for 30.00 , did a factory reset and this iPad is brilliant. I made sure all the software updates were done. Screen is brilliant in low light and I use this to take on trips where there is a lot of walking. Will never replace a laptop but is so much lighter to use. Samsung made some excellant products back in the day
Purchased in January 2021.
Good and bad
used for surfing media, FB, light gaming.
Speed and capacity performance are very good for the money. Screen is prone to freezing (often) and varies a lot in its touch-sensitivity. On-screen keyboard is a bit of a nightmare, anyone wanting to do a lot of messaging should
This tablet's success is due largely to a shortage of competition, I think.
Purchased in July 2019 for $248.00.
Great service and Support
My wife bought a Samsung SM-T590 in March 2019. We had some issues with connectivity after 18 months and were concerned that the warranty may be expired. After contacting Samsung they immediately offered free return and repair. All quick turnaround and constant communication. Had the tablet back within 9 days. We live in regional Victoria and considering the covid post go slow were impressed with this speed. Now fixed. Thanks to Kath and all the Samsung team. Dave and Sharon.
Purchased in March 2019 at Harvey Norman for $400.00.
- 10.1" Wi-Fi
A pretty nice tablet for watching movies
I purchased the tablet for my parents to watch online videos (e.g youtube) and to do everyday web chats with me, so overall speaking, this tablet suits our needs well. The color looks pretty vibrant on the display when watching movies and there is a dobly atoms sound effect available which is great. The general software performance on this table is ok and is much faster than their old tab4, so we are satisfied with this purchase. The front LED display got cracked before, I had to purchase a spare display to replace it myself, so you may want to my a screen protector to prevent it from accidental damages.
Purchased in June 2018.
- 10.1" Wi-Fi
samsung 10.5 tablet good quality cant complain
So i have never used a samsung phone and wanted to see how good there quality was so i decided to buy an ipad and for the price, quality, and long lasting battery that i need for fishing i believe this tablet is worth it, i would go samsung over apple any day but thats just me as they have plenty of apps and a lot less fluff
Purchased in January 2020 at Samsung Online store for $299.00.
- Galaxy Tab A 10.5" Wi-Fi (2018)
A good gift for my mum
I bought this tablet for my mum so she could watch youtube movies and surf the web while she is in bed. It's easy to use and not very heavy, the screen resolution is sharp for a 10 inch tablet. It also has a simulated Dolby atoms sound effect which is a plus for watching movies and TV shows. The camera on this tablet does not produce quality pictures, it can under expose when the ambient light is dark. Video quality from the camera is ok when it's light however it struggles in the dark and produces lot of noise. In addition we do still find sometimes this tablet is a bit laggy when launching applications.
This tablet is suitable for surfing the internet and watching movies but not suitable for taking photos.
Purchased in April 2019 at Officeworks for $348.00.
Worst absolute worst product imaginable
Got this simply to fly DJI drone
after finding out just how horrible the touch screen was. Went through the play store
i tried over 100 times ... yes 100+ times to tick the “i accept terms button” only to take me the privacy statement again and again and again Literally over 100 times as the “tick box to accept” did not work .... at all
the touch screen was horrible the speed was woeful and the pic attached is how angry the product made me. Total time in ownership ... less than 40 minutes. I will never. Ever. Again purchase 1 single Samsung product again nor recommend one... absolute piece of crap
total cost $280, less than 40 minutes use
Purchased in June 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $280.00.
- Galaxy Tab A 8.0" Wi-Fi
Great for basic
Great for basic use and surfing internet, not great for movies or Netflix. Apps are decent in smooth easy use
Satisfy basic needs of old people or children as it’s drop proof too
Purchased in November 2018 at Samsung Online store for $263.20.
Served me well
Won it at a completion 4 years ago, worked really well the first two, but got a bit slow on the recent ones. It still worked well though. It works really well for Games and Movies, and is fairly cheap as well. Eventually earlier this year, the LCD screen died and its mostly black. I have replaced it with a Samsung Galaxy J5, and they are pretty similar. I would definitely recommend to other people.
Purchased in October 2016.
The tablet great for kids. However the pixel quality very poor. If i knew I wouldn't have purchased it. I have bought Samsung before. Seems to go backwards in technology. The specs, speed is average.
Purchased in January 2020 at Kogan.com.
- Galaxy Tab A 8.0" Wi-Fi
Nice entry level tablet
This is an entry level tablet, it's best as a tablet for home use, surfing the net, watching music, playing games, checking emails, social media etc. To be honest I bought this to use mostly as an e-reader that will read anything in any format after downloading some simple apps, and for that use, it is perfect. I also use it to watch movies in bed. The movie quality is great, far better than I expected, I mean really good. The battery life is amazing, much better than previous tablets I've had. It does feel a bit light, I don't like the plastic...feel, and it's very slippery, but now that I've got in a case it feels a bit more substantial, and the case stops it slipping when I stand it up. The screen seems very responsive, even through a glass screen protector. There's only one speaker, so the sound is a bit thin, but I think everyone bluetooths to external speakers these days anyway. It can take a 512gb memory card; I got a San Disk Ultra Extreme Memory card and it's performing well. I think you'd want to think about what you are buying it for, before purchasing. If you're looking for top of the range, you need to pay for top of the range, if you're looking for a simple tablet for media or to entertain kids, or for simple office programs this is perfect. It's a good size. My previous tablet was a 10" and didn't fit in all my handbags, this one does, so it's simple to take out with me, without feeling like I'm carrying to many things, and without worrying about leaving it behind. Yet although smaller, the screen size is still big enough to be very useful and for reading, especially for reading. I've read some other reviews complaining about specifications, and I wonder why these people didn't check specifications and read reviews before they bought it.
Purchased in April 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $255.00.
Piece of junk
Only had 8gb of memory, and as it is limited to Android 5.1.1, it cannot use external storage, meaning you are limited, in our case, to about 10 apps. Admittedly 2 years old now, but essentially a brick, as we cannot update it, nor install new apps. Horrible support from Samsung, an OS update would alleviate the storage issue, alas we are stuck in a 5+ year old os. Probably my most regrettable purchase. I'll think twice about buying from Samsung again.
Purchased in November 2018 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $250.00.
Doesn't charge fast. It's like they gave me a dud charger because my Samsung mobile phone charger charges it faster! I sis ok have the Samsung tablet A 10.5 (model before this) and it's way better !
Purchased in March 2020.
Questions & Answers
Our fairly recent Tab A has carked it with a message that there is moisture detected in the power supply.
It has never been outside the house.
Is this a bug?
Hey Pete. I'm sorry to hear of this :( From what you've described, it would be best to have your Tab A booked in for assessment by our technicians. You can visit your nearest Samsung Studio to get a member of our team to assist you with this. To see if your nearest Studio is open -> https://www.samsung.com/au/samsungstore/
If your local Samsung studio store has been temporarily closed or you’re unable to make it into a Samsung Experience Store, you can follow the link below to book your device in through Australia Post.
Bought my tablet Christmas 2016, and it has been great up to now, except that battery life isn't wonderful. Just use for email, facebook, messenger, video messenger, jigsaw puzzles and free cell, etc. Not for netflix or any other streaming. Since last week though keep getting message *close app and *send feedback. This stops me from doing anything else and is very annoying. Is there any way I can fix it. Can't afford a new one.
Hi Robyn, we have provided a link below to assist you with apps crashing on your tablet.
In regard to the battery of your device, there are a few steps to help you with this.
However, if you continue to believe there may be a fault with your Tab A, we recommend for you to head to drop your device off to be assessed by our technicians.
You can also drop your device off at your local Australia Post office.
For our list of available stores:
Get an answer from our members and Samsung representatives
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A tablet was launched in March of 2016. The tablet comes with a 7-inch display with a resolution of 800x1280 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy Tab A runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Galaxy Tab A on the rear packs a 5-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
The Galaxy Tab A is based on Android 5.1 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 200GB). It measures 186.90 x 108.80 x 8.70mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 283g. It was launched in black and white colour options.
Connectivity options for the Galaxy Tab A include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, and USB OTG. Sensors on the tablet include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, customized with TouchWiz software and Samsung apps such as S Planner, WatchON, Smart Stay, Multi-Window, Group Play, and the S-Pen suite for the S-Pen version.
What reviewers thought
Many reviewers have used this tablet for surfing social media, streaming videos and light gaming. It’s very lightweight, making it convenient to use and the speed and capacity performance make this product good value for money. The screen uses vivid colours and the tablet has great sound quality.
The features that let it down include the screen which is prone to freezing and varies in its touch sensitivity. The on-screen keyboard can also be fiddly to use.
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack and Stereo Speakers||3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage and Stereo Speakers|
|Network Connectivity||4G + Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi Only|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Pixel Density||216 ppi||216 ppi|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||1200 x 1920 pixels||1200 x 1920 pixels|
|Battery Size||7,300 mAh||7,300 mAh|
|Internal Storage||32 GB||32 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||3 GB||3 GB|
|Weight||529 g||529 g|
|Colour / Finish||Black, Blue or White||Black, Blue or White|
|Dimensions||260 x 161.1 x 8 mm||260 x 161.1 x 8 mm|
|Release date||Aug 2018||Aug 2018|
|Replaced by||Samsung Galaxy Tab A||Samsung Galaxy Tab A||Samsung Galaxy Tab A||Samsung Galaxy Tab A|
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