Samsung - Book Cover Protective Case for Galaxy Tab A 2016 10.1 - Black

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Book Cover provides full coverage for your device in a slim and lightweight iconic leather design. Cover is adjustable to 2 convenient viewing angles - viewing mode and touch mode. Plus it's easy to use, with a magnetic connection and device on/off.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Samsung Book Cover Protective Case for Galaxy Tab A 2016 10.1

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
71% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (118 out of 167)

Features


Designed for use with Galaxy Tab A 2016 10.1"

For a precise fit.

Folio case

Provides all-around protection against on-the-go damage.

Slim, lightweight design

For easy carrying.

Built-in stand

Enables comfortable hands-free viewing.


Overall customer rating

3.8
71%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ...quite a grip!

    Posted
    Knivels
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    I was initially very skeptical about the magnetic connection for this cover's attachment to the tablet so I tried to find alternatives. I'm not sue why but there aren't that many decent options out there as of now. I finally gave in and tried it and I am very impressed with it! Obviously, everyone's apprehension is the strength of the magnet, right? I have attached a picture to show just how strong it is. I also went a step further, shook it and was not able to get the tablet to drop off! Please note this test was conducted with the WHOLE backside of the tablet covered with the cover (for lack of a better phrase.) In the stand mode, about half of the rear is exposed as a section of the cover folds to be used as the prop for the tablet. The magnetic bond ISN'T as strong in this setup due to a lesser magnetic area of attachment and the tablet can slide off if pushed. I'm assuming the reasoning here is that once propped to view something, there's less likelihood of something/someone pushing it to cause this slip? This cover will not protect against corner scuffs etc. but for a sleek and functional (auto wake/screen off) cover, this is more than adequate. There's another model out there for the Tab A 10.1 without the S-pen that's narrower than this; just make sure you pay attention to the model you need depending on the tablet you have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    aethelraed
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    Having owned the Tab A 9.7 with S Pen and the Samsung cover for it, I'm a little disappointed that this cover doesn't measure up to the one for the previous model. Most of the time the magnetic attachment of the tablet to the new book cover is fine, but if you put the tablet horizonal and use the case as a stand, the magnetic connection can be weak. The Tab has slipped a couple of times. Further, in stand mode, the cover now only allows for two positions instead of the continuous positioning of the previous. Would I recommend it? Yes, as I did not see anything out there that seemed better. But while Microsoft Surface Pro has come forward in the way they allow their device to be continuously positioned, Samsung has taken a giant step backwards with the cover in limiting one to only two positions. The materials are nice, even if I did have a personal preference for the cloth cover for my 9.7. I'm glad I upgraded the tablet. The new one is faster, much faster, seems to have a better Wi-Fi antenna, and has a better screen, even if 16:10 isn't my first choice in screen geometry. But while the device has moved decisively forward, the book cover has taken a small step backward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this magnetic cover

    Posted
    BestBuyer
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    I hadn't purchased a book style cover for my previous Samsung tablet. I just had a sleeve. Most of the book style covers had these tacky elastic bands to hold the cover to the tablet. Others had these plastic, snap in additions. When I purchased my new Tab A 10.1, I needed some type of cover. There was little information about this cover and how it attached to the tablet. But the price was right and I could always return it. I was wonderfully surprised to see that this cover was designed to magnetically attach to the tablet. I love the different folds that prop up the tablet for reading and game playing. Much better than propping it up by hand. But the best factor is the magnetic connection. It is strong but not too strong. The book cover has a cut out for the camera and doesn't interfere with any of the other edge connections - including the spen. Fabulous solution with no tacky adhesives. I would recommend this to anyone that likes the benefits of the book cover design designed perfectly for the Samsung tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little frustrating...

    Posted
    trekfan9
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This cover is a little frustrating to me. It is thin, looks nice, fits well, and has a neat magnetic grip. But the tablet tends to slide around a bit, and sometimes even becomes dislodged when I have it in stand mode. The magnet is cool but I don't think it works that great all of the time. Bottom line, I would make sure you either hold onto it, or get ready to catch it when the magnet looses grip. It is not a "set it and forget it" type of cover/stand. For less than twenty bucks I would recommend it. But any price over that I would consider something else. BONUS: I used SAME DAY DELIVERY at checkout. Ordered it at 10:00 AM and it got to my house before 2:00 PM that same day. Call me lazy or whatever, but it was cool to have Best Buy deliver something that quickly. It cost me six bucks for that option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tab case

    Posted
    Phil
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    I recently bought a Samsung tab A from Best Buy and decided I needed a cover to protect it. I looked around at the generic brands and couldn't find one I liked. So, I went back to Best Buy to see if they had something. I asked the guy at the Samsung counter and he showed me the case made for the tab A. They just got some in and all he could say was it's made for my tab so, I bought it. I got home and took it out of the pack and it didn't have any elastic bands or plastic corners to hold it in. I thought I got a defective one but I stuck the tab in to see if it fit anyway. To my surprise, the back of the tab has metal in it and the case is magnetic, it held. The S-pin is in the lower right and the right edge of the case folds down to get to the pen. When you open the cover, the tab comes on without pushing the on button. This is a fantastic case...well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, solid cover

    Posted
    PCGamer
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    This is a good cover for the Samsung Tab A 10.1. As others have mentioned, the Tab A has no mounting holes like other Samsung devices, so this one simply uses magnetic backing to hold the tablet in place. It's a pretty firm grip and holds the tablet very securely. My only negative feedback is this case does not have a small, flip piece on the end like other Samsung covers... it is just like a book cover that goes over the front and back side with no flip piece to either hold the back solid or the front closed. If you look at 8 and 9" Samsung tablet covers, you'll see what I mean. It's just a half-inch wide, hinged flap that secures it and this is a much missed little feature. Overall, it is built well, cleans easy and holds the tablet very securely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap $15 dust cover

    Posted
    James
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    I went to the store but fiund they had nothing that would fit my 10 inch tablet. The sales assoc. Looked and found this online so I had him order and ship to my home. When it arrived, i foind t to be thin, poorly made and held in by ommly the magnet in the tablet back. Slides around, camera cut out is pointless since the tablet moves out of position. And no protection at all. I returned it to the store within 10 minutes of the mail carrier dropping it off. I ended up buying an armored cover from amazon. Fits perfectly, solid and i never worry about dropping it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not the best Samsung product

    Posted
    RoMZoMBiE
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    I bought this and the 10.1 inch Tab for my wife for Christmas. The case has a magnet that just isn't powerful enough to hold the tablet still. The biggest problem was it would turn the tablet off every time it moved just a little. The auto-on/off magnetic feature of the tablet caused this to happen so many times I had to return the case. The only nice thing about it was the tablet could be removed from the case easily. Now I've removed it permanently and bought my wife a nice non-magnetic case that's much better in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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