17Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019)

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17Samsung Galaxy Tab A
3.7

39 reviews

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69% · 2710 · 26%

Value for Money
3.7
Body Durability
4.1
Battery Life
4.4
Speaker Quality
4.0
Display Quality
4.0
Screen Durability
3.9
Night Photography Quality
3.4
Video Quality
4.0
Rear Camera Quality
4.0
Front (Selfie) Camera Quality
3.7
Security
4.2
Speed
3.7
Ease of Use
4.1

Reviews

39 reviews
Mr L
Mr LSouth East Queensland, QLD30 posts
  Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi 32GB

Done with samsung

tablet seemed good value to begin with. Soon found the tablet locks me out every month (known fault with unlock screen) meaning I lose work. Got the dreaded moisture detection bug just under a year from purchase, and now it is a useless brick. Inexcusable design faults that should have been fixed YEARS ago. Had a number of Samsung and Apple products. Going back to a laptop and Nokia. They do their respective job a billion times better than this garbage.
Edit: finally started recharging again 2 days ago. So I bought a usb c-> hdmi adaptor and discovered that usb video output was removed from this model (previous model had this). What junk! Show details
Turtle
TurtleNorth-West & West coast, TAS29 posts
  10.1"

How many times do I have to tap the d88n thing?

Most useless screen ever. Tapping, tapping, tapping, swipe swipe swipe.
Where the he'll is the keyboard?.
Why is the supplied charger not optimal ie charges slowly?
I don't think Apple have anything to worry about.
Sarah Coleman Pencil Art
Sarah Coleman Pencil Art
  Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi 32GB

Terrible performance

I use my tablet for my social media, some photos, email, Spotify, and a couple of basic Microsoft Apps. After about six months to a year after purchase, the tablet started crashing occasionally and it got more and more frequent. Have done two factory resets and formatted the 180 GB SD card I have in it. Still has not resolved the extremely annoying problem. Happens at least twice every time I use it. Would not recommend this tablet to anyone. It's quite slow and often the keyboard can't keep up with the typing either.
Most of the time I have it on to display a reference photo for drawing as I am an artist and it is fine sitting there, but if I try and use it, it gets itself in knots and crashes.  Show details
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Natasha1991
Natasha1991Perth, WA4 posts
  Verified 8.0" Wi-Fi

Glitches so much I cannot use it

I purchased the tablet purely to play games on it. I don’t play ram intensive games such as pub g or something similar. It’s more puzzle and decorating games. The tablet even though connected to a 4g wifi network glitches non-stop. It’s not just in gaming I can’t even search in google it glitches and crashes. I have factory reset it, updated it and still it’s horrendous. Please get something decent and not this. I went back to JBHIFI for a refund as it’s clearly faulty and it needs to go for assessment first. Every other place in Perth you can take an item back and get a refund when it’s faulty. Samsung make you send it for assessment hoping you give up and not get a refund. Absolute reprobates.  Show details
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Nick
NickMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
  8.0" Wi-Fi

Absolute rubbish with no customer support

Do not buy this tablet or any Samsung products as they do not support their warranty. Tablet screen not working after 5 months with no damage to tablet. Sent away to Samsung who said the tablet had been dropped, even though no evidence or damage to tablet. Samsung then attempted to charge $260 to repair a tablet worth $198 even though it is under warranty. Their customer service is extremely poor, we have 8 Samsung devices in our household which will now be replaced by other brands in future. Show details
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Deb
DebCentral Queensland, QLD5 posts
  Fair Incentive Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi 32GB

Amazing, just what I wanted!

This tablet was purchased to take away in our caravan. We use it to watch tv and to find information on were we travel. Runs smoothly and goes everywhere we go. Show details
theaska
theaska
  8.0" Wi-Fi

Black screen of death

Bought this last year as part of a bonus offer from Optus and because I have another Samsung tablet, left this in the drawer.

Started using this early this year and after a few months, the past couple of weeks, it started flickering and now the screen is dead. When you push the buttons, it still makes the sounds but still black screen. Did the normal factory reset and reboot, but because of the black screen, you cannot see anything. Googling for solutions, seems that this is a hardware fault. Messaged Samsung and they cannot help as they do not have any service centres in Melbourne. Show details

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wooziePerth, WA29 posts
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Richard M.
Richard M.2 posts
  Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi 32GB

Don't drop it

Paid $328.
Broke the screen.
Samsung quote to replace the screen $260.
80% of the cost of a new one to replace the screen seems a bit harsh.
Might be better to buy a different brand.
Can't really review the performance. Only had it two weeks. Didn't use it for the first week waiting for a case to arrive. Show details
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brooke w.
brooke w.Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD10 posts
  Verified Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi 32GB

Can be slow but great for kids

My daughter received this for Xmas. It is a great tablet for watching and streaming and playing games. However when i use it with her to google something she is interested in, I find it lags a bit. Like I am typing way to fast for the keyboard to keep up. Which I'm not. Just a standard speed like most adults I guess. She doesn't have that problem as she is still learning where all the keys are. Sometimes it freezes aswell if I try to jump between multiple screens or apps. As I said, Its perfect for kids and she LOVES it. But I wouldn't purchase it for myself. It just can't keep up. Show details ·  1
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Neil
NeilGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC9 posts
  Verified 8.0" Wi-Fi

Very slow experience

You either have to pay over 600 for a decent samsung tab or buy this slow to the death tablet.

Even switching between small apps is a pain and it always bothers me.

Would buy s6 maybe. Show details

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GoodiesFar North Queensland, QLD104 posts
  Verified 8.0" Wi-Fi

Great for kids

The tablet is used for our 4 year old daughters video viewing on the YouTube kids app.

It more than satisfies our needs playing smoothly with great sound, graphics, battery life. and smooth trouble free operation.

It is a perfect size for little hands.

The only complaint is that we found that a solid childproof case can be difficult to come across. Show details ·  1

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Ket
KetCanberra Central 2602, ACT5 posts
  Fair Incentive Verified 8.0" Wi-Fi

Great cheap tablet

Good quality and reliable tablet. Battery life is great. I bought this mainly for reading watching movies or tv shows on netflix. Works well, however very slow if you are using it for anything typing-related. I highly recommend this if you need a cheap tablet for recreational use. I bought this for $249 back in December 2019. I wouldn't spend more for it though Show details ·  1
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Kevin Anderson
Kevin AndersonLaunceston, TAS15 posts
  Verified Galaxy Tab A 10.1" 4G 32GB

excellent tablet (with SIM card option), replacing a Windows phone

Excellent value for money for my needs (wanting a wider device than a smartphone for ease of reading emails, web content etc.).
This is my first encounter with ANDROID. Learning curve is not as steep as I imagined at first, because there are lots of helpful tips and tricks YOUTUBE videos etc.
Quick and painless purchase and delivery organised through "BuyMobile, Australia". I had a few questions relating to specifications, which were responded to within a day or so.
Lightning delivery to me, here in regional Tasmania, from overseas. Show details
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EmAyTea
EmAyTeaSouth East Queensland, QLD60 posts
  Verified Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi 32GB

Love it

Have not had it long and so far I love it and can't really find fault. I upgraded from a tab a 8.0 I'd bought in 2016. Screen size is great for movies and it has alot of new things I wasn't expecting.

5 weeks later and I still love it. I recommend it Show details ·  2

Questions & Answers

William S.
William S. · Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019)

white dots all over ,the inside of the screen, looks like snow, particularly, when viewing a white background

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Gail C.
Gail C. · Galaxy Tab A (2019)

Want to upgrade from smp 350 any suggestions

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David T.
David T. · Galaxy Tab A 10.1" 4G 128GB

Hello. I have a Tab A6 10.1 16gb 4g with an S pen. I use it in the field and really value it's functions for plan reading, mark ups, integration with word, report writing, 4g for sending them and the wide range of android apps. The screen is quite clear in day light too. The internal pen is an excellent feature and great for markups, and knowing where you left the pen! The only problem is i need more internal storage than 16gb for the programs and apps I use. I have a 128msd card installed but it doesn't help with the internal storage problem. Does anyone know if Samsung will be releasing the Tab A 4G with internal SPen with at least 64 gb internal storage in the future ? Thank you. Otherwise im a very happy Tab A owner.

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CategoryTabletsTabletsTabletsTablets
Price (RRP) $349$249$499$469
Features3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage and Stereo Speakers3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage and Stereo Speakers3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage and Stereo Speakers3.5mm Headphone Jack, Expandable Storage and Stereo Speakers
Network ConnectivityWi-Fi OnlyWi-Fi Only4G + Wi-FiWi-Fi Only
Charging PortUSB-CUSB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Display
Pixel Density224 ppi189 ppi224 ppi224 ppi
Display TechnologyIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen Size 10.1"8"10.1"10.1"
Screen Resolution1200 x 1920 pixels800 x 1280 pixels1200 x 1920 pixels1200 x 1920 pixels
Hardware
Battery Size6,150 mAh5,100 mAh6,150 mAh6,150 mAh
Internal Storage32 GB32 GB32 GB128 GB
Memory (RAM)2 GB2 GB2 GB3 GB
Build
Weight1.4 g345 g1.4 g1.4 g
Colour / FinishBlack, Gold or SilverCarbon Black, Silver GrayBlack, Gold or SilverBlack, Gold or SIlver
Dimensions 245.2 x 149.4 x 7.5 mm210 x 124.4 x 8 mm245.2 x 149.4 x 7.5 mm245.2 x 149.4 x 7.5 mm
Body MaterialAluminiumAluminiumAluminiumAluminium
Replaced bySamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" Wi-FiSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Wi-Fi
ManualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manual

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