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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7" With S Pen 4G

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7" With S Pen 4G

3.0 from 1 review

Best Android tab yet I don't recommend Samsung Tabs

I bought a Galaxy Tab A 9.7" with S-pen and 4G with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Memory. Samsung Note series are great phones, and I had Note 3 and 5 besides s2 and s4; and so I wanted a larger device- Samsung Tab with S pen and 4G. The Tab works quite well, though much inferior to Samsung's own S series or Note series of phones. The Tab A 9.7" (2016) also has some lag. But the deal-breaker is that the Tab fills up its small 16GB internal memory and then cannot even upgrade existing Apps till I delete other Apps. Though sd card with Samsung devices is great reason to buy Samsung since the sd external storage for many of us is really a must, yet falling short with internal memory has always been Samsung's characteristic negligence/failure since days of my first Samsung, the s2 phone. They even advertised a 64gb model of s3 phone with much fan fare long ago, yet never even produced it! Sheer deceptive marketing! So, unless if you use your Tab with a relatively few Apps, otherwise I do not recommend buying samsung phones or Tabs - consider this that its two flagships the Tab s3 comes with only 32GB of internal memory - such a pity given that so many apps either cannot be moved to, or will not store their data to, external storage. A very important consideration for users. What good is an s-pen or a decently good Tab or phone when you do not have internal storage to install and use those Apps on the mere 32GB of internal storage!! For this reason, after years of many samsung devices hoping Samsung would have large internal storage as well as external; and instead, now 32GB only even in the latest tab s3, I had to move to using my old iPad Air I, though it has its Apple iOS related flexibility-limitations, but it still has 128GB internal storage (now even 256GB)! Samsung seems to target the large section of market those who use their phone for very little, and as for people who want to use a smartphone/tab as a smartphone/Tablet, Samsung is ignoring us and leaving us to return after years to Apple mobile devices! For my Android needs, I find Moto G series and Xiaomi Redmi series offer remarkable performances for the price plus larger batteries, external storage, larger internal storage than Samsung flagships for about a third of the price compared to both Samsung and Apple! I would rather buy a restictive Apple device or a Moto G series or xiaomi than Samsung smartphone type Tablets due to ridiculously small internal storage (16GB or 32GB) for our times!

Date PurchasedOct 2016

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Galaxy Tab A 9.7" With S Pen 4G
Operating SystemAndroid
Screen Size9.7inches
Camera (Rear)5MP
Camera (Front)2MP
Price (RRP)$599
Expandable StorageYes
Weight490grams
Battery6000mAh
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