Samsung - Galaxy Tab A - 8" - 16GB - Smoky Titanium

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With an 8" TFT touch screen, this Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T350NZAAXAR tablet simplifies content navigation. Dual-band Wi-Fi makes it easy to access the Web, and a Bluetooth 4.1 interface enables you to pair with select devices.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Galaxy Tab A - 8" - 16GB
    • Lithium-ion battery (4200 mAh)
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5923 out of 6096)

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    Features


    8" TFT touch screen with XGA (1024 x 768) resolution

    Makes navigation simple and presents media in rich detail.

    Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system

    Allows you to remain connected and productive.

    16GB storage capacity

    Provides room to house pictures, videos, music and more.

    Quad-core processor

    Samsung processor with 1.2GHz processor speed and 1.5GB RAM for efficient performance.

    Dual-band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

    Allows you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network.

    Bluetooth 4.1 interface

    Lets you pair with select Bluetooth-enabled devices.

    Side Sync 3.0 and Quick Connect

    Make it easy to share content between your tablet, phone and computer.

    5.0MP rear-facing and 2.0MP front-facing cameras

    With 4x digital zoom and autofocus enable you to capture crisp photos and 720p high-definition videos. You can also edit photos and videos directly on the tablet.

    microSD slot

    Accepts compatible cards up to 128GB (not included) for easy expansion.

    GPS with GLONASS

    Helps you reach your desired destinations. Geotagging lets you add location information to your photos.

    Ultra Power Saving Mode

    Turns off nonessential apps and switches to black-and-white display mode to help conserve battery life.

    Kids Mode

    Lets you control the content that your children can view.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    3.7

    Pros

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      For the price its worth it

      Posted
      JohnnyB
      • Top 25 ContributorTop 25 Contributor

      This is a straight honest review. A lot of people may be hesistant to buy this due to the screen resolution which is 1024 x 768. It matches the first generation iPad Mini. It may not blow you away like the Tab S series or Retina displays from Apple, but its honestly fine to read from. Some of the text may appear a little pixelated but its not harsh. Its got an 8-inch disaplay so it helps a lot with reading text. Its very light and yes its made out of plastic but for the price point you really can't complain. It's running Android Lollipop 5.0.2 straight out of the box, so thats a bonus in itself for a mid-range tablet. Has 1.5GB RAM, but the 1.2Ghz Quad-core processor helps it along just fine. Its zippy and there is minimal lag at all. Another big selling point is the microSD slot which you can expand storage up to 128GB! Now that is a ton of space. I wouldn't recommend this to play heavy duty games. It will run but not as fast as other tablets. For lighter games it is fine. Vido playback is only at 720P HD max so just keep that in mind. If you're looking for basic tablet tasks like, email, social media, watching videos, reading e-books, then this will handle all that with no problem. This tablet is at an exellent value at $229 + tax. PROS: - Runs the latest Android OS Lollipop out the box - Nice wide 8-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio (same as iPads) - Light and easy to hold - Quad-core processor - Great value - microSD slot expandle to 128GB - both cameras front and back - speaker CONS: - Screen resolution and pixel density could be better - Only 1.5GB RAM Hope this review helped on your decision. Test it out at your local Best Buy before you decide. Happy shopping.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unless you're elite gamer, GO BUY IT!

      Posted
      Cooper
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this mainly to play Android Games on, and I do a little Google searching. I have an older Samsung Note tablet that is a powerhog and kills the battery in 57 minutes, up to 1 hour 11 minutes, so I decided that I needed battery stamina in the new tablet. This uses the Smart Manager, like what my S6 phone does, that limits background app battery usage, and I'm not sure how well that works, and I'm not sure it's even necessary for me. I have the screen brightness at around 1/4 of the way up, as I do with just about every tablet I've ever used, my laptop, everything. I play Clash of Clans, Boom Beach (got pulled into those via the kids), Real Racing 3, Airborne 8, and Crossy Road mainly, but I've got half a dozen other games installed that I play too. So they're not top of the end games, but my old tablet died in an hour playing them. It looks great doing it, but it simply dies way too fast. Last night, at 26% battery remaining, this tablet informed me it had been on for 28 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, if you want battery life, this is it. This has the longest battery life of any tablet I've ever used, and I've went from the "overseas" junk up to the top end Samsungs.. I am impressed. The video isn't top of the line, however on an 8" screen, unless you sit this tablet next to the Note2, it's tough to tell the difference. The games play fine, with minimal lag on startup on Airborne, but it's an issue of their ad coming on with the initial home screen IMO. The screen is NOT bad, has a good viewing angle, is bright, has good color. It may not be a 4k screen, but who REALLY needs that? If you want to pay $600 for a tablet, fine, but for me, under $200, and cheaper than that on sale, it does the job, and does it well. It is the clear "bang for the buck" champion. Stop reading, and start ordering, you won't be disappointed!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect GPS

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

      It's less in store. Anyways, this makes for the perfect gps/music storage for your car. Yes you will need a microSD card but they are cheap enough anymore. After about 4-5 years my little 7" makeshift GPS tablet finally went down. Good news is all I had to do was pop out my 128gb microSD, put it in this one, and all was well on my music and maps. Of course I had to log into my Google play store library and install all my favorite apps, including GPS, and voila, this little guy beats the socks off any of the GPS units out there now, with the exception of the in dash ones of course. I'm still a pauper, not a prince when it comes to affording such luxeries attached to the rest of the in dash units. Anyhoo if you're in the market for a GPS unit, consider making your own with this or something similar. P. S. Make certain you buy one with gps/glonass capability, it doesn't need to any higher resolution than this one unless you're looking to brag, system storage doesn't really need to be higher than this one, that's what the SD card is for, maps and music. Most are equipped with Bluetooth already so you should be good there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Samsung Galaxy Tab A Giving Another Try

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

      I am a Samsung Galaxy fan. I purchased my first Galaxy Tab A about three weeks ago. Unfortunately, the battery overheated. We believe that that one was a lemon. I exchanged it for a new one and so far, this tablet is not overheating. Now for my opinion over the Tablet: 1) I like that I am able to use MS Office 2) I like that the battery last for a long time staying idle. I didn't charge it for over a week and it was at approximately at 33 percent. 3) I have watched movies on the Tablet and they play pretty well. I have Time Warner Cable. 4) I am able to keep track of information on my calendar and has an option for taking notes. 5) I purchased a 64 gb sd card and it can take a card higher than that I am told. 5) The Tablet seems to respond pretty quickly. I am able to type easily 6). My son who has Autism and into Technology owns an IPAD but loves Samsung as well. We both currently own a Galaxy phone. 7) Like how you can side sync the phones. That's really cool. 8) If I could change anything about Tablets overall (not just including Samsung) I would like for us to be able to remove the battery, if a heating issue would occur. This way it would give the device time to truly cool off. Other than that I am pleased with my Tablet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A tablet that is just what I wanted

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

      I carry a tablet everywhere I go. I mainly use them as e-readers and to carry lists of the books and movies I own. (Prevents duplicates!) The Tab A with an 8" screen fits these purposes splendidly. Android is my mobile operating system of choice. On every tablet I get, I install a couple of reading apps (Cool Reader and Moon Reader); if the tablet doesn't come with an app to view Office documents I install one of those, too. The Tab A came with access to Google Play; as usual adding my preferred apps was a snap. I copied some e-books and the lists of my books and movies to the Tab A and it was all set. The 8" screen is perfect for reading: It displays a lot of text without being so big as to be cumbersome. As with all e-readers and tablets a case/cover is a great idea. It makes the device easier to hold and protects it from damage. Best Buy's price-matching policy helped me decide to get this tablet at Best Buy. Another local retailer had the Samsung Tab A on sale for $20 off. I had planned to go there after I left Best Buy. When I mentioned this to Best Buy's sales associate he was able to match the other store's sale price. I was saved a trip and Best Buy got the sale. The Tab A also has other features that I don't use much if at all, but others do: Bluetooth connectability and front and back cameras, to name two. Many of the more popular apps come installed on the Tab A as well. For instance, I believe the Tab A can play videos and music (though I haven't tried to do so myself). Another quality that matters to many is battery life; the Tab A holds a charge well. Like any tablet you should expect to charge it every day or so of heavy use. Apart from wireless connection the Tab A has a port for a micro-USB cable. There is also a microSD slot in case the 16GB internal memory isn't enough; up to a 32GB microSD card can be installed. I won't claim the Samsung Tab A will be a perfect tablet for everyone, but it is perfect for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good for light entertainment and beginners

      Posted
      Bluedolphin
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      After owning it for 6 weeks: I bought the open box when it was on special for $155. It came as good as new and I wouldn't have known the difference if not for the sticker saying it was an open box, In my experience it's worth saving money there. The tablet itself is light and looks nice. People have complained about the plastic feel of it, but I've never owned a high end tablet and it's solid enough for those who don't mind the material. It makes me feel I own an iPad. The battery life is at least 10 hours for light entertainment. It can be days before I have to recharge depending of what I used it for, It's not as good for games. Some eat the battery like candy. Still you can get 3-4 hours out of it in those cases. The 16 GB is a lie (like on everything electronic that you buy). When all is said and done you get 10.8 GB and the rest is eaten up by tons of programs you can't remove that you may or may not need. As most games and apps don't go on your SD card that's not a lot of space left. So be mindful of that when you make your choice especially if space is important to you. It comes with a USB cable that is not very long but does the job. It takes about 3 hours to recharge the tablet when at 14% or so. One annoyance that is more related to Best Buy than the tablet is that they give you a free antivirus trial for 6 months and the Geek Squad will badger you email after email to install it with no way to contact them to ask them to stop, I've never seen someone so adamant for me to install a program and I can only assume that if I do install it don't want to buy it in 6 months they will just badger me more to buy it. So be aware of that. To sum up: It's a nice tablet, with a good battery life for light entertainment. It has a nice feel in the hands. Be mindful of the lowered amount of GB available, the long battery recharge time and the Geek Squad annoying emails. I'd wait for a special on this one. At $200 it's too expensive, but if you have the budget go for it, unless you get a lemon, it's a good tablet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Parents Beware

      Posted
      msbrook2
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have owned the Samsung Galaxy Tab A for a year now. I primarily bought if for my son. However, I discovered early on there is a significant flaw for parents who are concerned about controlling the content their teens/tweens have access to. ALL Samsung tablets have a feature that allows multiple user accounts - one primary account (administrator), and other designated users, restricted users and/or guest user accounts. This could be a really nice feature if the creation of accounts was secured and restricted to the device owner/administrator. That is not the case, however. Even if the primary account is locked with a password, anyone who picks up the tablet and uses the settings pull-down menu on the locked tablet can create a guest user account. This means my teenager can create a temporary guest account, search for anything and everything on the internet (because parent controls established on the primary account or other user accounts don't apply to each new guest account)...and then erase that account and its history. The internet is riddled with parents bemoaning this 'feature' and there is not fix for it without the risk of rooting your device. SO if you are looking for a tablet for your teen/tween and you plan to establish parent controls, you will want to look at other brands. I personally decided on an Asus Zenpad as I wanted to stay with the Android operating system. IF you don't have kids, and this is a tablet for your own personal use, then it should be fine. It is user friendly, a nice display, and identical to other Samsung phone products so the learning curve is minimal if you also own a Samsung phone. All that said, I won't personally recommend it, or any other Samsung tablet, for that matter, as I think it is absolutely unconscionable that Samsung has not made the multi-user feature one that can be turned on or off by the device administrator based on their need.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Affordable tablet for beginners - great for drones

      Posted
      Junior1972
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I picked up the 8" Tab A for the great sale price at the time during the Holidays, more importantly I did need a simple, not too pricy Android device for my Drone. I admit I am a major Apple user, but after the 11.2 IOS update, all devices with this latest OS simply does not work anymore with the Autel X-Star drone, Starlink app. Apparently there is a "USB communication" problem that both Apple AND Autel need to fix. So rather than wait for both sides to work this issue out - which I feel may be well into 2018, I decided to go with this tablet and I am now able to fly again. I've only put the very basic tools on here in order for me to fly my X Star drone again, the drone app also some screen recording apps. It's not a super fast tablet, looking at the specs it won't handle intense gaming well. I have played around with Google Maps that can be graphically intensive and it runs ok..some slight lag but nothing too painful. YouTube video streaming is also fine. It's not loaded with all the bells and whistles, this would be ideal for internet surfing, video watching, again games that are not intense with graphics. And unlike Apple products, I admit the expandable memory is extremely nice. There is a slot on the side where you can insert a larger MicroSD card and add another 32, 64, 128GB to the device. Since these type of memory cards have really come down in price, it's not bad idea to pick one of those up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about apps, battery, design and screen. Editors are less positive about storage and reliability and have mixed opinions about camera. 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 81/100 = Very good quality.
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