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Samsung - Galaxy Tab A - 9.7" - 16GB - Smoky Titanium-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4623 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not terrible, but far from great

    Posted
    justin
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    I purchased this for my wife for Christmas after her old Nexus died. Reviews on this tablet are really good, and I am not very sure why! It has such terrible resolution that it actually hurts your eyes after a short time of using it. I took it back, spent an extra $75 and bought the 10.1 Galaxy Tab A which has much nicer resolution. Both devices only come with 16gb of storage, but offer the ability to add a micro SD card. This helped quite a bit, but there are quite a few built in apps that cannot be moved to the SD card. Also, be careful what apps you download from the Play Store as many of these cannot be moved to the SD card either. Fortunately both Netflix and Play Movies can be setup to store movies you download onto the SD card, Overall, not a good device. It is worth spending the extra scratch and getting something with higher resolution.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great, except for issues

    Posted
    DALLV
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    My 2nd Galaxy Tab A tablet, first had scrambled screen at power up. Strike 1. This tablet is nice, and brighter screen than the first model (from what I could tell). The problem with this model is that it would shutoff for no reason during use. Only happened 4 times, but that was enough. This was after a complete lockup that made the unit unresponsive to power button and normal reset key combinations. I have no idea which key combination I tried to get the unit to come back on, but I thought sure it was completely dead. So, with my confidence in Samsung Galaxy tablets shattered, I am done with them for now. Almost bought a Galaxy S2, but really dont want to take a 3rd chance. Sadly, unless iOS is the route, there isnt much better Android alternative at BB. I am looking at Asus through another store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Wmuasig
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    Purchased this to replace a second generation ipad. I use a galaxy s7 phone and liked the idea of sidesync to do quick sms replies without having to go find my phone. This feature works but seems to crash after a few seconds of use. The second and more disappointing part was the terrible screen resolution. On paper the resolution is about the same but in reality the tab A looks awful compared to a 5 year old ipad. I typically use my tablet to browse the Web and surf YouTube. I found the browsing experience on the tab A to be sluggish and not an improvement over my old device. I returned it after only a few hours of use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not nearly enough tablet for the price tag!

    Posted
    jsnkc28
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    I tried to like this tablet...I really did! I just could never get over just how bad the screen looked. Under the hood...its a good tablet with ample storage space good processor and amount of RAM and all of that...but the screen leaves a LOT to be desired. When I tried to read text on it, I found myself getting headaches very quickly cause it was not crisp at all. Youtube and Netflix videos were acceptable, but if you have to do any kind of reading...you will probably want to find something else. I ended up returning this and getting a Nexus 9 instead. I'm much happier with that! ...and so are my eyes!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not what i was hoping for.

    Posted
    beaz2180
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    this tablet is pretty basic far as performance goes. i got this to replace a kindle fire, that was just to limited for what i needed. the good part is it is able to download all the apps i wanted were the kindle wasnt. plus it has a micro sd card slot which allows you expand the device memory. i was able to load about 4 thousand songs and another 5k pictures to the tablet and still have plenty of memory. the bad part about this tablet is, it is not compatable with any of the cord to sync to a t.v, and i cant get the screen mirroring feature to work either. outside of that its a pretty average tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    slowed up by data hog bloatware

    Posted
    JJJJ
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    Nice looking and good size but.... It could probably be a good item but the bloatware, ads, or whatever... slow this WAY down, on a very fast connection. Going in through developer options I was able to cut a bit of this but still WAAAAY too slowed up. The updates will not tell you what they are doing to your tablet... er updating on your tablet. Not a good sign. Some say the updates basically make it harder or destructive to root...which I am considering doing to make this tablet usable. Samsung used to be so good. What happened?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just sorta meh

    Posted
    stanstechgarage
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    While $180's not bad for a tablet, it just didn't impress. Mostly I wanted to use this for Quickbooks Online payments, and turned out to not be compatible with the card swiper. It also said it was an Octa core processor on the website, but turned out to only be quad. Screen quality wasn't impressive either. Gonna stick with the iPad mini.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Over priced

    Posted
    Usagichan
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    Good average tablet that is over priced for mid range specs. The tab A with pin is about $100 over priced, other that pin input if offers nothing more than than most $150 to $200 tablets. Sync is nice if you have a Samsung phone but could not get to work with other android phones. Unless pin input is a must have do your research and find another brand or last years tab S on sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Samsung - Galaxy Tab A - 9.7 - 16GB

    Posted
    bbietutu
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    I bought this item to replace my iPad I bought the 16 gb because it was the same memory as the ipad,but I learned very quickly that 16 is not enough.. after the system take 4 to 7 and standard apps take a little more. I added a expansion card but this will not help the standard memory you will run out processor was low I upgraded the the tab Saturday 64 gb

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect much

    Posted
    Harley
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    I bought this as an upgrade from my Tab Pro because of my games crashing. The screen definition is fair, but the reaction time on games was poor and slow. Took this back the same day and got the Tab S2 and that was the best thing I could have done. It was well worth the extra money for an excellent tablet, all problems solved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    Posted
    karen
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    Would have taken it back but discarded box. i am an experienced tablet owner but everything was hazy , pics not sharp, i think that is what sticks out. I bought a asus zen tab 8 at same time and after using the asus a 12' yr old didn't want the samsung 9.7. She wanted the zen. For $200 it should have been better

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a good tablet for games

    Posted
    TigerFan15
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    We tried several Disney games on this tablet, some won't install at all, others install but won't display. When one game loaded, we only saw 25% of the image it was zoomed in so much. Display is fine for videos and movies but resolution is very low compared to other Samsung tablets.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Resolution and Lackluster Performance

    Posted
    Nerdninja
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    The S Pen is compelling and is a lot of fun to play with. I ended up returning this tablet and spending a little more for another after my disappointment with the screen. The pixel density is just too low for reading and daily use, but is good for viewing videos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A little below average

    Posted
    Steve
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    It's a very mediocre tablet. This isn't a bad thing however. I bought it for my mother and she loves it. She's never had a tablet or smartphone before so to her it's great. I personally find the screen rough to look at for any extended time but she has no complaints. Perfect starter tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Second one I bought first one quit working after a

    Posted
    Scott
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    Second one that I bought. First one quit working and nobody could tell me why but my wife likes Samsung products so I got her another one. Not sure I would have after how I was talked to by the guy working the Samsung area in Elyria Ohio. But the guy in strongsville Ohio location was completely differeby.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very much dissatisfied!

    Posted
    Aravind
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    1) whenever we try to tilt view, screen turns off and we have press home button to enable it again. 2) absolutely not for gaming. If you are planning to buy it for gaming purpose, better change your plans 3) camera is not at all good, its like vga camera

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    kstugelmeyer
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    This tablet has done nothing but frustrate me, it is so darn slow and I've done everything to speed it up! Also ran a update recently and wiped out all my apps making me start all over again. Customer service is horrible and not helpful at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs more instructions

    Posted
    MeghanQ
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    Bought the Logitech keyboard for my galaxy s tablet. The instructions were pictures only, no words at all. Words help explain a lot. It still hasn't connected with my tablet. Not very impressed with the item that was recommended by the best buy staff.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    purple line middle of screen

    Posted
    rach
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    1 wk after, purple line middle of screen. I wish I had read reviews, for this product, before buying..... ..because it seems to be an ongoing problem

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bloatware

    Posted
    bpinflag
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    My third Samsung tablet, and the most frustrating. Blotware, pop up ads during web browsing? Come on, Samsung. If it can't be rooted and wiped clean, this will be my last one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend