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Watch movies or check emails with this Samsung Galaxy Tab A. It has a 10-inch screen for easy viewing, and the octa-core processor keeps up with multitasking or streaming. This Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a battery life of up to 13 hours on one charge for convenient portability and long-lasting use.

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4223 out of 4402)

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    Features


    Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system

    Productivity and entertainment at your fingertips. Download apps, games, movies, music and eBooks from Google Play. Cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all Android devices.

    10.1" screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution

    This high-resolution screen is ideal for gaming and streaming HD content.

    16GB internal storage

    Plenty of space for music, movies, photos, and more.

    Octa-core processor

    The right combination of fast performance and power efficiency. It allows rapid multitasking, delivers smooth response and unleashes stunning graphics.

    Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat

    2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4402 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Blessings Are Counted

      Posted
      Heartman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So far I'm really not that excited about using the tablet. While it has many features and should be usable by anyone who uses a computer there are some things that anyone using it really needs to know. --A few major flaws this thing has is the Internal storage (capacity, system, default settings, default installed applications) I know it sounds odd putting it this way but stay with me here. When transferring files you may or may not have issues with this device connecting to something else (in my attempts it was windows 8.1). For the first attempt it worked fine. For latter attempts I would randomly get hang ups where the Tablet and computer didn't want to work together. I would trouble shoot this by disabling, and re-enable the transferring and it would sometimes fix the issue. Another time I'd have to disconnect them both and restart to get it to function properly. Next default apps, Samsung has a LOT of default apps that you can NOT uninstall, and these apps can not be transferred to an external memory card (MICRO SD). This also means while it might start with16 gb of space your only getting about 6-9 gigs worth of original space that is not managed well and that is space not already used by default junk. I have had constant issues trying to keep it clean and usable. This takes me to my next issue when trying to get everything shifted to SD cards. In order to do this you have to use an app manager, then click on one of the apps to see where it is stored (and see if it can be moved). IF it can be moved then you have to click on the location it is stored, then on another screen to tell it to be moved, then you have to back out of those screens to click on the next app and try again. (WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!?!? KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!) EXTERNAL Memory issues- So part of saving internal memory space is the ability to send a lot of data to micro SD card. IF there is the option of making this the default location I have yet to find it. AND I don't think the tablet actually transfers the whole app to the SD card. This means while you might have 100 gb space in your SD card your internal memory will get chewed up and there is nothing you can do about it. I'm also not a big fan of the way the tablet transfers data or files. While it does work it is not what I'd call smooth in regards to function and form. I'm currently under the impression that companies are in such a hurry to put out the Next big sale, they are making products worse and worse. Leaving out better functioning, better programs, and longer lasting products. They are still stuck in the age of disposable consumerism that started with the baby boom. This Tablet also has a built in magnetic setting that shuts off the screen when you flip the case around and try to hold it like a tray. I hate that feature because I can't seem to change it. And I like to hold the tablet on something solid and work on it that way. But when it puts the tablet into an automatic sleep mode till I move the magnetic case it just feels like another bell or whistle that they never stopped to ask "does this item really need this function?". So some good things about this tablet A /with out pen. The screen resolution is really good and the brightness on the screen is so bright I constantly keep it on a very minimal setting and can still see the screen. The battery life is fantastic and can out live my computer. The speed is good and apps, and web pages can load quickly and comparable to a laptop or desktop. I really enjoy watching movies, or using the sound boards to create ambient music for running games. I can also have a few screens open on the back ground and shift between them but I have not found a case where the split screen was useful. I like having the whole 10 inch screen open.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exceeds Expectations

      Posted
      DonPhoenix
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was initially disappointed and hesitated to purchase the 2016 model of this tablet because I was hoping for the same or better screen resolution and quality, same or better processor, and as much internal memory as either of the 2015 S2 models. Some of the tech reviews were critical for this reason. But I wanted the same screen dimensions as my S7 cell phone, but with a bigger screen in a wi-fi device, so that I can get the most viewing ease out of android applications and videos that have a fixed dimension for use on cell phones (e.g. Periscope) without the wasted screen space as black bars. The S2's vertical orientation, as compared to the horizontal orientation of older tablet models, also doesn't make as much sense to me. I carefully compared applications and images on this model with the identical same on the S2 side-by-side in the store. There was no perceptible difference in performance despite the differences in processors. If anything, pictures seemed to load faster on the Tab "A," Both have the latest Android OS. The "A" had a brighter screen and the S2 model had slightly more rich color saturation and crispness. Emphasis on the word "slightly." I could not detect the very slight difference in screen resolution on identical sample pictures. When I got it home and loaded all of my own apps, I was totally impressed with the excellent screen resolution, color and richness of detail in the display of my videos and pictures. I was also initially concerned about the limited 16GB internal memory, as the OS and apps left just 7 GB of space for data. However fast micro SD cards are so much less expensive now that it's easy and typically more cost-effective to use them than to buy a device with more internal memory. You can add up to a whopping 200 GB of additional storage in a micro SD card (works great in my cell phone) - making this a non-issue for me. Samsung's S2 tablet has one of the best screens that you can buy and the Tab "A" display also seems much better than most of the competition to me. While this newer item is not discounted like some of the older and more expensive S2 models (newer S2s available later in the summer will not have the same discount), given the display dimensions I wanted and the almost imperceptible difference in performance, it seemed to be a much better value at this time to me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great tablet for college

      Posted
      christiang246

      Ever since the beginning of the Samsung franchise I have bought various of their products, ranging from phones to televisions. However, I have never purchased one of their highly rated and award-winning tablets. Various factors led me to purchasing the product of review, the Samsung Tab A. Three important factors were reviews, specs, and overall pricing of the product to be purchased. Overall rating and reviews was the top aspect that led to my purchase of the Samsung Tab A, since it took in account all final factors. Purchasing an item with a very low rating is no different than sticking your hand in fire and expecting not to get burned. The Samsung Tab A lacked in low ratings which led me to dig deeper in the specs and pricing of the product. Various reviews described the product as a “bang for your buck” and contained many great qualities that I was looking for in a tablet. Compared to other tablets I was considering, this tablet contained the most positive reviews and had very descriptive reviews as well. Since Samsung has a huge audience of customers, the reviews and ratings of Samsung tabs were plentiful. Not only was the rating an important factor in my purchase but the specs in the Samsung Tab A encouraged me even more. The Samsung Tab A has a high-resolution screen that will make you fall in love with your tablet. The high-resolution screen is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the amazing specs. The fast processor beat out all my other electronics, encouraging me to use it above all the others when in a rush. The octa core processor was very responsive and the 16 GB was just as helpful. Many of the other tablets I was considering while shopping around contained only half of what the Samsung Tab A had to offer. The least of my worries was the camera quality, which like any other tablet, is not the high definition quality you would get from a smartphone. All these specs would be meaningless if the battery life was horrible, but surprisingly the 7300-milliamp battery would last days with moderate use. Are all these quality specs worth the price? The overall pricing of the Samsung Tab A compared to other tablets is exceptional and unbeatable. Specs and the way the tablet functions with moderate to heavy use makes you ask yourself, “Did Samsung underprice this phenomenal tablet?”. Many other tablets with lower quality specs were priced equally or sometimes higher than the Tab A. Obviously, if you want a professional tablet you need to pay a hefty price. Since I am a current college student, my wallet played a heavy role in my tablet choices. If you are lucky enough you could buy the Samsung Tab A with a special discount or in a bundle. The competitor of the Samsung Tab A is the S2, which in my opinion is a bit pricey for the quality it has to offer compared to the Tab A. My final thought on the pricing is you will not find another tablet out in the market that will be worth the amount paid. In conclusion, if you are someone looking for a tablet and have similar decisive factors this tablet will blow your mind. Specs on the Samsung Tab A are high-quality and the fast speed will surprise you. The specs and pricing led to the various positive reviews given by customers and tablet critiques. Overall reviews, specs, and pricing are phenomenal and will go unbeat unless something comes out after this review is posted. I give this product a 5/5 and recommend it to all college students looking for a bang for their buck.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tablet Sweep Spot for Display and Battery Life!!!

      Posted
      Sukihock

      I'm giving this five stars because first and foremost it deserves it. Secondly, folks have issues initially and instead of getting it resolved first they post low ratings. I'm not a paid spokesperson for Samsung but I just think this is simply unfair. Anyway, I'm a tablet fan and I previously owned the Tab E. The biggest thing I didn't like about the Tab E was screen resolution. I like to read a lot on tablets and after a while I would begin to experience noticeable eye strain. So I decided I would budget more towards a 10 inch tablet. What then became frustrating was the total lack of full HD tablets in this size at the price point I was looking to spend. Just when I was about to give up and wait for the next batch of tablets to come out I stumbled upon this newly released Tab A 10.1. This is already going too long! Let me just say it checks off all my boxes for what I use a tablet for. 1). Full HD display. 2). Bluetooth 4.1. 3). 7,300 mAh battery. 4. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. What I've constantly read about regarding the Tab S2 series with the Amoled displays has been poor battery performance. This is why for me this hits a sweet spot by giving you just standard full HD paired with Android 6.0.1 marshmallow and the 7,300 mAh battery. I picked this up from Best Buy on Saturday afternoon, 7/23. After charging it fully from 63%, before turning it on, I've been on social media, have watched some YouTube videos and have done a boat load of browsing using Samsung's internet browser (great, fast browser). Well I'm writing this at about 11:00 AM EST on 7/25 and the device still has 30% battery life. Sorry for the long review!! But as you can tell I really like this tablet!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Meets Expectations. Has a Few Design Flaws.

      Posted
      Mark
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this tablet to replace a 4-1/2 year old Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 that was becoming very slow. The newer Samsung tablet is faster (as should be expected), and the newer Android software has some cool features, like the ability to view multiple windows at once. There a few new usability annoyances, however: (1) The three "buttons" at one end of the tablet are not illuminated, so you have to remember where they are in order to operate them in the dark. (2) The buttons are too easy to activate inadvertently, particularly when using the tablet in landscape mode, because they are in the location where a user would naturally grip the tablet. (The buttons are closer to the edge than they were on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.) This is annoying because when actuated the buttons throw you out of whatever task you are doing at the time. (3) The two built in speakers are both at one end of the tablet, which is not conducive to watching videos or playing games in landscape mode, because all of the sound is on one side. My old Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 had one speaker at each end. (4) When used in the landscape orientation (which is the primary orientation where sound is important), the volume rocker switch works backwards. Pressing the left side of the rocker increases volume, and moves the volume indicator in the notification pop-up to the right. Pressing the right side of the rocker decreases volume, and moves the volume indicator to the left. This is opposite from how my old Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 worked. (5) The tablet sometimes asks me to enter my password in order to turn it off! I haven't been able to figure out yet why it does that. Usually consumer products become more user friendly with successive models, as the designers and engineers learn from past mistakes. Strangely, with Samsung tablets this trend sometimes seems to go in the opposite direction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Samsung refuses to admit the problem with tablets

      Posted
      kippyt
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet (SM-T580) in December. Shortly after setting up the device the tablet started randomly crashing. I'd be on my tablet just playing a game, or reading a book, and then my tablet would just turn off. When I turn it back on, it still show my battery percentage as being between 90-100%. I would be on it again for five minutes or so and it turns back off and it keeps repeating the process. Sometimes, it first freezes and then reboots, or just shuts down, but sometimes it does not freeze, but reboots/shuts down suddenly. I tried to wipe the cache from the recovery menu, no result. I started the tablet in "Safe Mode" to see if the problem still happens. Sure enough, same issue! I did a factory reset and then didn't install any apps, but the problem remained. I have no SD card installed. I have sent it in to a repair center 4 times now under warranty, and they still haven’t fixed it. Each time it takes almost 4 weeks to get the table back. Each time they say it is fixed. This time I didn’t even bother to install any apps. I turned it on, and after 10 minutes- SAME ISSUE! I don’t think they even tested it before they sent it back. Worst customer service ever! I call and have to explain the problem every time I call. Then they always transfer me- every time. Sometimes I get to talk to someone, but most of the time I’m just on hold until I give up! They always act like “I” did something wrong when I call- like it’s somehow my fault the device is defective. In looking to find a way to fix the problem on my own, I’ve found hundreds of people with the same issue! Samsung refuses to acknowledge the problem (like no one else has ever reported the this issue). Give me a break! Take responsibility already, and give us a refund or replace the product!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

      Posted
      Jeff
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought this tablet 2 weeks ago and was hesitant to buy but i am glad i took the plunge as it was on sale when i bought it and 2 days it went on another sale and i got the difference with no hassle!! Now my first impressions when i took it out of the package was its very solid feeling and looked great and when i booted it up and logged in i was very surprised it did a immediate update to android 7.0 and it did it very fast :) . The screen is phenomenal with the 1920x1200 pixels and the colors are so clear pleasant and robust the touch screen is very responsive and has no lag or weird miss touch kinda feel or repeated taps to get something to launch .. The battery is amazing i have never owned any tablet that has the battery life this has and it lasts 3 days on normal usage and the charging wasnt too long it took about 3 hours shut off that is but if you keep using it while charging may take 4 to 5 hours FYI.. I bought a brand new micro sd card cause mine was very old and this took a Sandisk 32gb micro sd card with no issues and transfer files is very fast but FYI shut off the tablet to install card.. The software in this tablet was not overly bloated and i think this comes with 6 months of webroot antivirus but i had my own for devices so it was not needed . The speakers are not too bad and i figured they would suck but im happy with it now the button placement and the charge port and headphone jack are good and i was really surprised to see it had a flash on this for taking photos or using it as a flashlight :) I am very happy with this so far and now i will find out how good it is for longevity !! I DO RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent tablet

      Posted
      JMark235
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have been using this tablet daily for about a week and highly recommend this tablet for any purpose. It has an excellent HD screen (1080P vs the 720P found on cheaper tablets), excellent battery life (about 25% more than most competitive tablets), appears to have good build quality, is very fast and has a minimum of manufacturer loaded junk apps. Everything works as it should. Although I'm an iPhone user I much prefer Android tablets rather than iPads because the Androids are a better value and a must have feature for me is screen cast or screen mirroring to a SmartTV which you can't do on an iPad (this function is very limited on an iPad, requires Apple TV and only a few apps will work). This tablet has Android 6 which I like much better than the 4.4 Kit Kat on my current tablet or Android 5 which I have limited experience with. The Samsung has a physical home button and the 'recent' and 'back' buttons are always in the same place on the screen so if you are using the tablet in portrait mode the controls are on the bottom but in landscape the buttons are on the right side. Also, when all of the controls are soft controls as on my previous tablet they are usually lighted (always backlit?) which makes them easier to use. In the dark when watching a video it can be a little difficult to hit the back or recent buttons. However, the button situation is minor and you can get used to it. Especially as I was able to get the tablet for $240 using the Best Buy price match offer I think that this was an excellent buy. Don't be led astray by a cheaper tablet which has a lower definition screen, slower processor and/or less internal RAM (different from storage).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about battery, reliability, price and design. Editors have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 88/100 = Very good quality.
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