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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded Expectations in Every Way

    Posted
    vaquinn

    I bought this tablet today at my local Best Buy. So far it has exceeded my expectations in every way. I was thinking about giving in and getting another iPad mini but the Samsung guys were extremely helpful so I ended up choosing the Tab A. I had some concerns about the mid-range specs but the demo model seemed to be working great so I decided to risk it. I have always wanted a Note tablet but could not justify the high price for a feature I was not sure I would use and I had no experience with. The S Pen version of the Tab A seemed like just the thing. So, yes, the screen is not the highest resolution at 1024x768. If you stick it next to something with a super pixel dense HD display you can certainly tell but for this resolution it actually looks really good. Text can be a bit pixilated on the 9.7” version but for my intended use, and I have an e-ink reader for straight reading, it is fine. I had a Tab 4 and while the resolution was essentially the same the Tab A looks smoother and less low resolution, almost like there is some kind of software based smoothing going on though I don’t think there is. Color is great. The speakers sound good. Performance has been completely smooth. I was expecting a few hiccups or for it to have noticeable slowdown while installing apps. When I brought it home I spent quite a while downloading apps and configuring it while trying things out at the same time and noticed no slowness. I streamed some videos and it was perfect. I have used it for less than a day but battery life seems excellent, during hours of playing around and setup is lost maybe 8%. You can even turn off the Magazine UX page that comes on most Samsung devices and that I really don’t use for care for. The S Pen is a delght to use and a great addition. I am loving taking notes by hand on the screen with S Note, which has a ton of options and features. It also came with all the Microsoft Office apps and One Note plus 100GB of cloud storage. On a final bonus for this tablet, since I moved away from iPads I did not realize how good a 3x4 aspect ratio really is on a tablet especially if you are viewing websites, reading emails, or drawing and note-taking. This size is great for productivity tasks and games. I just like this size and design overall compared to widescreen. If I have any other complaint besides the screen resolution it is there only being 16GB of internal storage. Tablets really need 32GB these days. I supplemented it with a 32GB SD card to hold movies and music and do appreciate having that option. I installed what I would consider my required apps and that alone took up about 4GB of the memory. Overall, I am very happy with the Tab A and would highly recommend it. It is one of the smoothest and most enjoyable to use tablets I have ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best buy!

    Posted
    Wadeos
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    When I purchased this, hands down, Best Buy offered this item (only in Titanium color) for less cost than anywhere else. As for the item itself, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 came pre-loaded with Android 6.0. It can also be anticipated to receive Android 7.x, too, as Nougat has proven to be easy on resources. While I have not burden the machine's storage of 16GB, nor have I installed an SD card as as of yet, the device proves to be quick and very capable of handling most everything that I've thrown at it. The 1.5GB of memory seems to be sufficient. While this standard HD display has only half the resolution of its more expensive brother, Tab S2, I found watching films to be very rich in color and very pleasing. The video quality easily surpassed my expectations. Worth noting, however, I found that the display's adaptive brightness must be turned off while watching videos, or the picture was nearly always too dark. With the adaptive brightness checkbox left empty, the display could be set to be very bright, even in daylight. This device does have stereo sound, and sound is to be expected from such a small device. For speaker placement, the left and right speakers are located along the bottom edge, as one holds it portrait (vertical) position, so while watching videos in the preferred landscape position, the left and right speakers will be projecting only to either the right or left. For me, this isn't a big deal, as sound quality shouldnt be expected to be much from such a small device. I did find the volume to be more than sufficient. I have yet to have tried out the Bluetooth and NFC for this device. While still a new item for me, battery life has been very good, lasting approximately 2 days, with moderate use, before needing good a charge. The size for me is perfect. There isn't too much bezel on the sides of screen, it's thin and easy to hold, and very lightweight. It does require a case, as the tablet is very slippery to the hands. For $179, I honestly cannot think of a better tablet for the money. Because of such, I returned the following day to Best Buy to make purchase for a second Galaxy Tab A 9.7.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Palm rejection is fabulous

    Posted
    Lauren
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    I bought this Samsung specifically because it came with an integrated stylus. I do a lot of copy editing and use different editing programs (MetaMojiNote has been my latest fave for its simplicity), and had been struggling with using my iPad and a stylus that I bought separately at Best Buy. Even though my stylus was high-quality, the iPad just does NOT reject your palm well. I got frustrated and gave up--and bought this Samsung. In all honesty, I wanted a Surface Book Pro but simply couldn't afford it....but I haven't regretted this purchase at all. It was my first Samsung purchase ever--I otherwise own all Apple products. The device works very well overall, and I enjoy surfing the Internet on it. The pros: --The stylus has a home built into the device. No more wondering, "Where did I put that thing?" I LOVE using the stylus. It's light and is easy to write with. --The screen quality of the writing is excellent. No fuzziness. No glitchy delays between the time I write and the time it actually writes on the screen. Looks just like what I would scribble on a notepad. And more importantly, you can lay your palm across the screen as you write, and it doesn't cause a problem at all! AWESOME! --Aside from the stylus, the device comes with Microsoft Office loaded on it for free. A BIG plus! I love having Word on it already. --The price. It doesn't do everything a Surface Book can do, but it does what I need it to do, for hundreds cheaper. --You can expand your memory with a memory card. The cons: --I wish that when I opened a PDF, I could just start scribbling away on it and then save it to my documents as a new PDF. Unfortunately, I still have to send my PDF to a third-party app (again, MetaMojiNote), make my corrections, then save it back to the device's storage. It's a pain, and I don't quite understand why this hasn't been made easier--it's almost 2016, for Pete's sake. (I'm guessing you don't have that hassle on a Surface Book...) --Whenever you first use the stylus, it wants to take a picture of your screen. I don't know why it does this, and it's probably just user error on my part--but I haven't figured out how to stop it from doing this. Instead of the stylus just immediately writing on your screen, you have to click away from that snapshot it takes, then go up to a menu and select the pen. (Again, I'm guessing this is something I just haven't figured out how to change, but in the meantime, it's rather annoying.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why did I wait so long :)

    Posted
    AnnD
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    I recently signed up for Texture online magazine service which provides unlimited access to over 50... After a week of trying to read them on my Amazon Fire 7 (bought last spring to use for plane reading) my options were stop the sub. or get a larger tablet which supported the way the magazine pages appear online. I had planned to get the newer 10.1 model but after looking at the more rectangular shape (more suited to movies and I don't care about camera...); decided 9.7 more square model was more pleasing to my eye for reading and less expensive at Best Buy's $199. As soon as I started it; the system allowed me to upgrade to Marshmallow with no issues and I LOVE the screen colors which I did not know I was missing with the 7 until buying this tablet. I have not tried using an SD card yet but so far the past nine days; the battery life has been good to VG (if I leave it on airplane mode when not using but on). PS my store had no exact fitting cases in stock so I ordered Amazon's "ProCase" Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Case for $13.99. It fits like a glove and comes with a stylus pen you can use on the tablet. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat quality for the price

    Posted
    eajack
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    I don't really now where to start, I mean for the price you pay your getting what I would consider a better tablet than most. The build quality is good not great, it feels really lite but not cheap, the speakers sound great, that's right speakers it has 2. Does take a while to charge from zero but battery lasts my kids all day with heavy use like Netflix, gaming and YouTube. It can be used outside but you'll need to turn up the brightness and that will kill some battery life, at 30-50% you can get all day power but it seems to greatly deplete when turned higher than that. It hasn't disconnected from wifi since its been setup unlike our iPad which randomly disconnects itself. The micro usb is great to load up movies or tv shows for the kids and they connect it in the truck via Bluetooth and get the theater sound experience on the road for long trips, no delay in audio with the bluetooth 4.1 while connected to my Ford F-150 sync system or my wife's Mazda CX-5 both vehicles are 2016. Haven't tested in older vehicles. Connects well with home audio speakers as well. Kids and my self love it and haven't used the iPad since we bought it, only bad thing I can say about it is that it doesn't charge fast so if your ok with that and are not a hardcore user like editing and things like that it should do everything you need it to do just fine like streaming and gaming. I didn't really want to add the camera to my review because all tablet cameras are terrible but if you must know the camera is about on par as other tablets if not slightly worse than top model or more expensive tablet cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tab, Great Price w Free MS Office split scrn

    Posted
    GatewayGeneFX

    I like my Note Series phones had the 2, 3 and now 4. But I dislike the Samsung Tablets. I really tried to like the Note 12.2 with Split Screen and Kit Kat 4.4 operating system. It isn't ready for prime time. I just happen to see the review on the 9.7 Tab A the morning I spotted it and the reviewer described the pros and cons. When I saw that the Galaxy came with Free MS Office for life full version a $130 value. (deduct that from the price) It has lollipop 5.01 OS and dual Screen and has a SD Card slot which you will most likely need. My 16GB IPAD AIR has been almost full and I don't have games, music, or many pictures. I keep restoring it to factory to reset to get more space. The Camera on the Tab A is good enough and the Speed of the tablet is good. No lags. The only issue I would say other than the soft button on the front don't light up and are hard to see on the smokey titanium and their is no Bluetooth keyboard case out for it and only 1 case by Samsung. That is why I gave it 4 and not 5 stars. They wanted this tablet out before WWDC it's obvious. The Screen is also bright and clear. Not as clear as the retina display on IPad but I can't see the difference side by side. Great Tablet for $289 at Walmart and Great Tablet at $349 with S Pen except the S Pen is dark and I can't see it on the couch or bed. I would of bought the white version If I had the chance. The Speakers are not stereo but are louder than the IPad AIr. I would recommend this tablet to anyone who enjoys WIdjets, Games, Changing themes and styles of your device, It's great for Productivity with Office and has lots of Cloud Storage and of course the New Play Store and Lollipop makes it all work together much more polished and I would say Apple should be slashing it's prices. Oh and did I mention how light the tab A is? about the same weight as the newest IPAD Air. Very thin and light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mid-Range Tablet with Mid-Range Performance

    Posted
    FamilyTechGuy
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    This tablet will be just fine for the first-time tablet user or someone (looking at you Grandma/Grandpa) who only use it to occasionally browse the internet and check email. Anyone who, like myself, is used to the performance of a top-tier iPad Air or even a top-of-the-line Galaxy Tab will find this device to be heavy, clunky, and slow. This tablet has no fingerprint sensor which is a bit annoying, as is the lack of any kind of cellular connection. That said, we must face the reality that this is a price point device, not an investment. Indoors it has an absolutely gorgeous screen, and at 9.7" its size is generous for a sub $200 device. Outdoors, it becomes almost unreadable in any kind of sunlight and the screen stays smudged and filthy like no other device I've ever used. I also get a little frustrated at the over-sensitivity of the Android 'Soft Keys' on this tablet. Again, being used to an iPad with only one button, I am forever accidentally resting my thumb on one of the soft keys and making strange things happen. As far as the Android OS goes (or this one flavor of it) I find the Samsung TouchWiz UI to be easy to learn and configure (as a life-long Apple iOS user) and I feel that if the specs were better and it were a little more light on the lap, I would enjoy this tablet just as much as my iPad Air, and for about $500 less! To sum it up, it'll do what you need it to do, just don't need it to do too much too fast and you'll love it. For the price, it was perfect for me as I am just using it to learn the Android platform.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice tablet

    Posted
    TimG
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    I bought the Galaxy Tab A to replace an aging laptop computer. It connects easily to our dual band WiFi and stays connected. It updated to the latest version of Android and was easy to set up and personalize. Samsung provided software to may it easy to mirror my phone. The screen resolution is not great, but more than adequate for web browsing, document editing and games. I would be hesitant to use for serious photographic purposes. Battery life is very good, and I can usually go all day and still have over 50% remaining. The cameras are less than expected, especially after seeing output from the S7 phones. The main selling point for me is the S-Pen. The S-Pen gives me the ability to sketch out a design, add notes to photos or documents and control the device. Samsung hit it right with this. I do not like the fact it is only a 16 GB device. Even with an additional 64GB card installed, applications try to save either to the device memory or to "cloud" storage provided by Google or Microsoft, depending on the app. On my device, the 16 GB filled rapidly, and there are apps that I don't use that cannot be removed. I also cannot save files to an NAS drive on our network, nor can I access files on our networked PCs. I did find several apps that do allow me to print to a networked printer, from which I was able to print several e-mail attachments. The apps included to do this would only allow if I printed to PDF, stored on the appropriate cloud and sent to a printer that was in itself a wireless device (and supported by the printing app). All in all, this was a good purchase for me, and I could recommend it to friends and family, but it is not a laptop replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying Upgraded Tablet

    Posted
    DeeDeePearl
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    We weren't actually shopping for a tablet, but decided to walk through BB. The promotion to trade-in (an up) from the old tablet to the newest mid-level tab from Samsung was too good to pass up. It was good enough that my mom decided she didn't want to move from a 7" to an 8", but up to the 9.7". So with the promotion, spent $200 for her to get this new tab. Screen size is good. The case is streamlined, but tablet seemed a little heavier than I'd anticipated. Also wasn't happy they only had 2 colors. While 50% off was a nice incentive, with after-market cases for significantly less, it was a hard sell for the Samsung case in either black/granite or blue. The inclusion of the MS Office products was the defining point and convinced me to trade in another old tablet for a 9.7" TAB A for myself. We've only had this tablet for a short time, but so far, we've been enjoying it. Pros: Good size, especially for older users; MS Office for productivity Cons: A little heavy for reading with one hand, especially with Samsung case installed; color options for the accessories available are severely lacking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, clean and fast tablet

    Posted
    Tinkan
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    Purchased this for my son who was deploying once again (his 6th) and decided he needed a tablet this time and not a laptop. Having been a die-hard Samsung fan and loving their customer support and products we decided that this was the right one. There was some confusion as to what is and is not available in the tablet like the ability to use a 256Gb memory card or if it had all the bells and whistles that were needed (wanted). Best Buy has updated the site to include the fact that it does have the GPS included and that it is Bluetooth 4.1 which were missing from the site and the Samsung packaging. The device can only be upgraded to 128 Gb and it will not recognize a 256Gb. The device is very sturdy and has a nice clean look and feel to it. The camera and sound work great and there is no loss of volume as you find on some other (non Samsung) products. It does take some abuse and keep working even in some very harsh environments (sand, wind, humidity). Highly recommend you purchase a screen protector for it and a good keyboard/case for it when traveling which also provides a way to hold on to it as it is slick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

    Posted
    PictureMama
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    I went into Best Buy pretty much thinking I was going to buy the new Samsung S2 tablet, but it was a bit of a stretch price-wise for me. The salesperson suggested the TabA, especially since I am not a gamer and would not be using the tablet for high-end graphics. I went with her suggestion and I am thrilled I did. The resolution is good - it is not outstanding, but if you're using the tablet mainly for ebooks, web browsing, and simple documents, it is perfect. I bought it mainly because I travel often for work - I also bought a Bluetooth keyboard, and the whole thing is so much easier to travel with than a laptop! I can work on my Word files and Excel spreadsheets, read my books, browse the web, and even watch Netflix in the hotels, and the Tab A is absolutely perfect. I also used the camera to take pictures out of the airplane window for my kids, and I was very impressed with the quality - just as good, if not better, than the camera on my phone. Overall, this is a perfect purchase for me, and I couldn't be happier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Tablet; Acceptable Price

    Posted
    Emdt
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    For over a decade I have pretty much purchased nothing but apple products. Except for needing a cheap work laptop I haven't felt the need to veer off too much, until now and I'm so happy I did. If you really don't care about money, apple's new iPad pro would be great, but even at 16 gigabytes, and after purchasing then a case, the apple pen, protection plan and anything else you might want you're looking at, at least $1000 worth of tablet, just to have it feel old in a year or two. It took a lot of thought for me to get something not apple. I was worried about not having it fit in my perfect apple ecosystem. But after realizing I can get everything in mentioned above, and more, plus expandable memory for less than $500, I was sold and now couldn't be happier! Don't get me wrong, $500 is still a lot. However, The pen that comes with it writes like a dream (though I also purchased the pen bamboo offers as a more comfortable writing experience). I use it to write on all the time. And for everything else I can see it does everything I want it to for less than half the price of its apple counterpart. The only main difference is that the resolution isn't as good, but it doesn't take away that much from the experience. If you are shopping for a new tablet, save your money and get this fantastic device! Bravo samsung!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love my new tablet

    Posted
    MacRRT
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    I've had many cheaper 10" tablets that cost me about $69.00 and I consider them disposable. This year my spouse decided I needed a "real" tablet since I use them so often. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A , fits the bill perfectly. I love how light and slim it is the expandable memory is a must. the charge this tablet holds is very impressive I keep it on and use it all day every day and have to charge it only every other or 3 days. it's fast and the touch screen is highly responsive. I ordered a case and screen protector for it which I haven't not received as of yet. I was a bit skeptical since it came with lollipop installed , but it quickly updated to marshmallow the current android system. I'd love to know if it will update to nougat as it becomes more widely installed. all apps run fast and quickly . I very happy with this. then again.. look at my old comparisons ! I do have to say that once in a while this tablet does lock up on me and I have to reboot it or sometimes do a hard shut down. oddly enough this happens less frequently as I use it. one last note. this tablet is very intuitive as to your habits, accounts etc. sometimes I wonder if I like that it knows and stores so much about me ! because of this I do use a password and lock screen and a tablet disabler installed should it be stolen or I lose it. over all. I'd rate it a high 80% great for the money tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Functionality, Not Good for Heavy User

    Posted
    SpiritualAnnie
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    I expanded the storage with a 128GB HDSD card that came free with a special offer, and I moved all apps that could be moved to external storage. Developers are, unfortunately, learning to block this option, so many apps remain on the internal storage. Apps run fairly smoothly for someone who checks a single email account and social media, sets appointments with the standard calendar and reads up on the latest news. I am admittedly someone who pushes both hardware and software to their limits. With active widgets and syncing of a few apps to either cloud storage or news media, I get regular messages that the memory is over 80% and I have to "boost" it in order to keep it from running slow or getting messages that an app has stopped working. I also purchased a folio with Bluetooth keyboard, and I find this works very well with this tablet. While working on my writing, this tablet is great as I'm not multitasking. It also has a very clear display for TV and movie streaming and doesn't buffer on my 5G WiFi. My biggest complaint is the battery. I am almost always anchored to my charger as it drains so rapidly. Even with the tablet powered off and using a fast charger, it takes hours to fully charge, yet it can drain in only one. For a casual user, this is a great buy. For someone looking for on-the-go productivity, I'd likely look at laptops if you can afford one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SUPERB Tech Support!!!

    Posted
    jdh54inAL
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    I purchased my Tab A shortly after Christmas. It is my first tablet. The device has been a real pleasure to use. And my owning a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone helped shorten my learning curve with the tablet. The tablet itself is easy to set up, however, Google's end of the settings has been a bit of a nightmare and caused a problem when I tried to set up 2 accounts. However, when I contacted Samsung via phone, who then remote controlled my tablet, the tech provided SUPERB support. He was knowlegeable, sympathetic, and patient. I could also understand him. I have had to use the remote service provided by several different devices over the years, and this is the FIRST time that my device was actually fixed. (Always before, after wasting more than an hour, I am forced to reset.) The same week I contacted Samsung Support, I had to contact Fitbit about a Charge HR whose battery would only last 12 hours. (Note: A co-worker had the same problem with her first Fitbit.) The Fitbit tech helping me bordered on being rude by always interrupting me and talking over me. The battery life of my tablet exceeds my expectations. Thus, needless to say, my next fitness gear will definitely be made by Samsung. But, having rated Samsung's phone support so high, I also need to state that my prior chat support with them was wholly disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An art student's dream for school

    Posted
    SethL
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    The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 16GB with S-Pen is a fantastic introductory tablet for college students, especially if they are pursuing an art degree. The Wacom digitizer and stylus (S-Pen) are wondrous tools for note taking and digital art. It allows for having a digital notebook and sketchbook all in one leading to better organization, financial savings in the long run, and over all convince. With the multiple user profiles that Android allows users to have they can easily keep their personal and collegiate areas separate in order to aid in studying and overall productiveness while giving for a personal location for media consumption and other personal needs. This device is also cheaper than its competitors’ introductory devices. This lower price combined with better performance for this range of device – the lower, introductory end of tablets with built in styli – makes this tablet a definite contender for college students, and a must by for art students.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How I missed Android!!

    Posted
    TimTime
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    My first tablet was an HP touchpad i got for $99 during the 2011 HP firesale. Was able to port Android to it and it was a very decent tablet. We all tried to make it to be IPad. In 2013 i sold it and bought an IPad 2 but i hated always having to use itunes if i wanted to transfer pics etc. I hated itunes and the more i used the ipad the more i missed Android. So i decided to purchase this tablet. This is a great tablet. The battery life has surpassed my expectations. It lasts just as long if not longer than my Ipad. The screen while not the highest resolution, its the same as my ipad, is beautiful. I love being able to customize my tablet and not having a tablet that looks like everyone elses Ipad. I find it faster than my ipad which gets slower with every version update. The only negatives are the placement of the speakers and buttons. I use it alot in landscape mode and my right hand tends to cover the speakers alot. I also wish Samsung would do away with the hardware home and back buttons, I'd prefer if it just had the buttons on the bottom of the screen. All in all, the tablets a keeper. Ill probably root it soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat the price for features and function

    Posted
    cyberneil
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    I bought this tablet because it was on sale and I knew it just had been upgraded to Marshmallow OS Actually the in store Samsung Best Buy associsote Blake upgraded it for me while I waited instead of having to do it over the air. This was a very nice service since sometimes errors have been know to happen during s update , but I got to leave the store that day good to go. The tablet isn't a iPad Pro in speed or anything but I bought it as a secondary tablet for email..internet usage and online buying with amazon and eBay ..and it does great for that. I do play a few basic games fine also with it . ..it can play the other demanding games..it just loads a lot slower and can take sometime to get started I guess. Overall for under two hundred dollars for a Samsung 9.7in tablet running the latest OS ..I think it's a great value...you will to I bet .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The screen is horrible

    Posted
    Tiger
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    While looking at these Samsung devices at the store, you could see a big difference to the Samsung Tab A and the Tab S2. I thought though that if I put them all together of course the S2 will look better but once I brought the Tab A home it would look better. Wrong! The screen looks cloudy and pixelated with everything except for a few apps. Even surging the webs images were not clear to my standards. My old iPad 2 looked better. The screen on the Tab A also made feel dizzy after using it. I order the Samsung S2 immediately online and returned the Tab A to the store. Where customer service told me that they had other returns with Tab A with the same issue. Just don't even try to get it, spend the extra and get the S2 or iPad Air 2. Or if in the budget get an Amazon tablet. The reason I got the Tab A is because the store was out of all other Samsung tablets and Samsung never let me down before, even with a cheaper product. I'm glad I got the S2 it's great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, one problem....

    Posted
    CKone
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    Have been buying Samsung tablets for the past couple of years ( I have a Tab S2 8.0, my wife a TAb A 8.0 and formerly a Tab A 9.7 as well, and I also used to have the Tab S2 8.4, which I miss immensly), and have been a Samsung product customer for the past few years. So I have no issues with the tablets at all. Easy to use, easy to sync to other accounts, etc, etc. Pretty much all you need for small time work and browsing, good speed and RAM for movie watching, YouTube, Google movies, etc.... Here's the "but", and has nothing to do with the tablet itself. It's the packaging and accessories that should have came with it. I gave this gift as one for my mother. Ordered online, got there quickly- without the charger that's supposed to come with it. For me? Not a problem, since I keep spare chargers around anyway, but for my mom who's 1500 miles away and not really savvy with this kinda thing, yeah it's a problem. Hopefully Best Buy will rectify when she brings it back once off vacation. Once this gets resolved, I'll bring this up to 5 stars and erase the second paragraph. Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend