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Samsung - Galaxy Tab A (2018) - 10.5" - 32GB - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tab A 10.5 inch all I expected after researching

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    65StillLearning
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    Unfortunately many questions I had before buying went unanswered by retailers, including Best Buy geeks. It is almost impossible to get good product information from sales, guess that's why not called info-techs. Samsung needs to better inform retailers of features and updates on devices. So for fellow non geek seniors, lookup a list of android (O/S) operating systems and release dates so you are not buying a 2-3 year old device they are unloading. The Tab A has an IPS LCD Capacitive type of screen, and I found that the colors are vivid, text sharp, and overall a beautiful screen on the Tab A. MS Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are free for tablets, however, tablets OVER a 10.1 inch size and the Tab A 10.5 is larger, so the documents are read only, no editing. I found Office Suite-free in the play store to use with our old Microsoft office files. My tablet arrived with Oreo 8, however, I read that this device should receive at least one OS update so I should receive Android Pie soon. WiFi--This tablet has in the specs a dual band WiFi Radio (A/B/G/N, AC and dual band). If you have a 5GHZ capable router, it will connect to the fastest 5GHZ speed! According to information, this device accepted up to a 512 GB Micro SD card. That is one reason I did not decide to get iPad which does not. I will insert my old tablet SD card and copy any files I want to this new device. Its USB Port is a type C. and it has OTG (On the Go), which means with a USB/type C adapter, you can insert a USB Flash drive, USB mouse, USB keyboard (one at a time). Use this to copy files from your Flash drive to phone or vice versa) or it should be able to utilize type C adapter to HDMI if you don't use wireless. For a reasonable price, this Tab A is excellent. If you don't have to have lots of Internal Storage, then this TAB A is one you should consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I'm shocked and amazed by the 5 star reviews.

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    Randy
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    Maybe a bunch of first time tech owners, or upgrading from antiquated tech? Let me first start by saying I spent 28 years in IT, and have tried it all, independent of OS. This is a late 2018 product that I was hoping was faster than its older brother the Tab S4 (w/o DEX) - Nope. The boot time is 59 second no matter what you turn on or off. I have 1Gb fiber (Beehive) and a Netgear Nighthawk® X8 AC5000 Smart WiFi Router (slow is not a problem on my end). Once you launch a browser (regardless of brand), it is a full 15 seconds before any keystroke is recognized. Page refreshes, or transitions are 5-25 seconds. Touch screen entry is about 20% accurate. Checking my GoDaddy email is almost impossible, and when I do get in (beyond the page not recognized error), I don't ever get beyond the refuted login page. The graphics are great for what it is. The design is nothing less than the Samsung standard. Packaging is on par with Apple (I am far from a fanboy). I've given it 4 days, and it's all been frustrating. Now I have to make another trip into Bestbuy to return this very weak and halfhearted Samsung effort. As a guy who owns the Note 9, and a laundry list of Samsung products, I am deeply disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Missed Opportunity

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    jws2018s
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    This model (SM-T580) is the second Samsung android tablet I'd purchased in recent months. The earlier model is the SM-T830, which I returned due to problems with a slow-moving processor and a fast-draining battery. Like the 830, the 580 has many positive attributes going for it -- including a good (through not great) screen; and excellent Android software. But like the 830, the 580 has hardware issues as well: 1. It sometimes has real difficulty remaining connected to 5 gHz wi-fi; 2. Video playback -- particularly on Google's own YouTube TV -- is stuttering, at best (and shuts down entirely, at worst). I view this as a missed opportunity, because -- especially at this price point -- this model has plenty of promise. I'll no longer buy Samsung products, as these two tablets -- and a computer I bought years ago, and returned -- have similar hardware issues. I thought Samsung was better than this; evidently not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Tablet

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    smwood69
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    I bought this to use for school for things that I don't need a regular computer for. My primary use so far has been to read ebooks for class. It's easy to carry and take everywhere. I can also use it for accessing my classwork online and for word documents. No problem navigating the internet. It us android and does everything my phone can do, other than make calls, but the screen is larger for what I need. I bought a "Fintie Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 2018 Model" to go with it. It is lightweight and basically turns it into a small laptop when I need one. While I do wish the tablet weighed a little less, it is not too heavy to carry and does feel durable. The battery has lasted for days for me before needing a charge. Overall, I'm really happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use

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    ComputinGrammy
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    I wanted an Android tablet more for fun than for a serious purpose, and after researching the possibilities, I chose the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. I haven't been disappointed. The sound quality for watching TV or movies, as well as listening to music, is excellent. The games I play alone and with others move quickly with no pause time. Although the camera on my Samsung phone seems to take sharper pictures, the photos in my files from other sources are clear and easy to access. With the 10.5-inch screen, E-books and printed materials are crisp and easy to read. This tablet will definitely accompany us on trips we have planned!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

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    SmartShop
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    I purchased this for the larger screen size, long lasting battery, and four speaker Dolby Atmos sound which is incredible when watching movies. The screen resolution is not the best, but very good for the price. It recharges very quickly. Only wish the pre-installed word, excel and power point had user license included, this is extra fee from Microsoft, otherwise useless. Much nicer feel in the hand than the 10.1 Tab which has a plastic back, the 10.5 is rubberized and easier to hold, handle, and feels sturdier. Very pleased with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase!

    Posted
    Markiza
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    This is my second Samsung Tablet so far. My old Tablet was good for 5 years until it started giving me problems with charging. I bought Samsung Galaxy Tab. A (2018), 32GB with 10.5" screen nearly month ago based on other customer's reviews only. The design, new features and screen resolution are great! The only concern was in the very beginning that sometimes the web pages got frozen for a few seconds and it really slowed down performance. Now it seems to be fine, works really fast. I also bought a beautiful cover at Amazon.com for this model. Happy with my purchase so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mid-Range tablet with good performance.

    Posted
    Gigi
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    I purchased this tablet on black friday in 2018 and overall have been very happy with the tablet as well as its performance. Battery life has been really good and easily lasts me for several days. My biggest complaint would be the bloatware that Samsung installs of which many items can only be disabled and not uninstalled. NOTE: Since the tablet is 10.5" it does not qualify for free usage of Word and Excel which are installed and cannot be uninstalled and therefore can only be used to READ documents unless you pay up for Office 365.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bang For The Buck

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    Mangino
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    This newer model of the Tab A (2018 version) is much improved over the prior Tab A I bought 2 years ago. In comparison it's noticeably lighter, the screen has better resolution and it's also faster. It has much improved sound with 4 speakers versus 2 speakers on the older model. It also charges much faster and uses the newer USB-C specification. If you're looking for a great tablet that won't break the bank you can't go wrong with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Tab A 10.5" 2018

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    Peter
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    I am a novice when it comes to Tablets as this is the first one I purchased. I also have a Samsung cell phone which I am very satisfied with and the two products work together seamlessly. So, getting back to the Tablet I am still getting to know this product but I am very pleased with it at this point. I like the portability as it is easier than carrying a computer and it does what I need it to do. I will check back later when I am more familiar with the Tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They fixed the flaws

    Posted
    tbooker1982
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    One of my biggest problems with the previous version of the Tab A was that I would constantly "accidentally" hit the back/home/multiscreen buttons with my hand, my chest, my tummy, whatever when i was just trying to read something. They fixed that problem by removing them and making the tablet like the newer phones where you use the screen for access to them instead of them being embedded. Works like a dream. Perfect lounging tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet!

    Posted
    Steve
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    This tablet is fantastic at this price point. The graphics and audio are very good. Oreo is very intuitive and has many useful Features. I like Samsung products and this fine Tablet does not disappoint. It is replacing a 5 year old Samsung Nexus 10 which still works fine. I expect the same quality and longevity with this new Galaxy Tab! Also, the Best Buy sale price was icing on the cake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice tablet

    Posted
    Fodidly
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    The Samsung Tab A 10.5in has met all my needs. I also have a 8in 2018 Kindle Fire and it is very limited by which apps are natively supported, so having the full Google Play store selection is great. Also having the micro SD slot for cheap expandable storage is great. The screen is also very nice and bright on this device. We use this for kids entertainment on flights and long drives and it has been perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick and easy

    Posted
    Sassy
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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" 32GB ended up being a perfect choice for me. I love the size of the screen, the speed and clarity. It's easy to use and set up. The value for the price really exceeded my expectations. This is a great choice in Tablets. Not only did I purchase just one, but we purchased (2). My wife loves hers as well... Thanks for a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value

    Posted
    Scruffy12
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    I purchased this Samsung Tablet for my wife. She really likes it especially the picture quality. She uses the tablet for email, surfing the net and some games downloaded from the play store. Having 32 GB of storage, and the addition of an sd card leaves plenty of room for expansion. Also the 3 gb of memory allow for good response time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Oreomoo
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    I bought this tablet to use on trips and while house sitting. It has more than met my expectations. I have used it to watch tv shows and movies and all have been vivid and clear. The tablet is fast for what I use it for; emails, internet searches and videos. I do save pictures and music on the SD card. I also feel that the audio is good, even better than my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for media consumption

    Posted
    Rodina00
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    Know this before buying , it does not work with an active stylus. This is an amazing media tablet. A very long lasting battery, great sound and a great picture. I used to use my S8+ for media consumption but I quickly switched. Love the large screen and the best, no button on the front. Grab a 128gb memory card and you are on your way!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfactory tablet

    Posted
    bill
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    This Samsung is a very good tablet. Its only drawback in the short time after I purchased is that the sensitivity of the touch i is variable, problem I did not have with a prior Samsung tablet. Adjusting the sensitivity did not have any effect. Since no Bast Buy store in the area had it in stock, I was not able to note this problem before my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice tablet for the price

    Posted
    Tami
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    After looking at all of the tablets in this size range I finally made the decision to purchase the Samsung. I have used Samsung product (phones) in the past so this was a perfect choice. The tablet is fast and very comfortable for the larger size. It was easy to find covers that are made specifically for it and it feels very durable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Tab..

    Posted
    Nunz
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    This newest 10.5 tab from Samsung is amazing. This is my 3rd Samsung tablet in like 6 years and so far this is my favorite. They made nice improvements over the older 10.5 and slimed this one down quite a bit from the 10.1 S pen tablet. Check out the videos on YouTube for a complete review.

    I would recommend this to a friend