Samsung - Galaxy Tab E - 9.6" - 16GB - Black

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E: Easily browse the Web and stay entertained with this tablet, which features a 9.6" display that's large enough to watch movies and TV shows and small enough to take on the go. Plus, you can record videos and snap photos with the 5.0MP rear-facing and 2.0MP front-facing cameras.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Galaxy Tab E - 9.6" - 16GB
  • Lithium-ion battery (7300 mAh)
  • Travel adapter
  • Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5591 out of 5820)

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Features


Android 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.

9.6" display with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution

Clear, bright resolution for watching movies, surfing the Web, reading books and more.

16GB internal storage plus microSD card slot

Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more. Expand storage up to 128GB with a microSD card (sold separately).

Quad-core processor

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

Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat

2.0MP front camera and 5.0MP autofocus rear camera. 4x digital zoom. Video recording up to 1280 x 720 at 30 fps.

Get directions to a variety of destinations

GPS, GLONASS and Beidou provide helpful location services.

Stay entertained wherever you go

Video and music players let you watch movies and listen to your favorite tunes.


Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.1
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless for a year and counting

    Posted
    JessRN
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought two of these back in March 2016, and have had a great experience for over a year so far. These were birthday gifts for my daughters 5th & 7th birthdays, and they are still working flawlessly more than a year later. These tablet were replacements for a couple of lower budget "no-name" tablets that failed after just a month of usage. I wish I would have just bought these in the first place. They weren't much more expensive and they've been worth every penny. We ended up buying another one for my mother in law this past Christmas. My sister bought one for my niece recently as well, having been impressed by the ones we owned. These tablets are used primarily for light gaming and streaming video. Although the Microsoft suite hasn't been used much, I was plesantly surprised to see it included. 16gb isn't a lot of memory, but we bought some SD cards to expand the available memory. For the purpose and the price, I don't think I'd have paid more for additional memory anyway. It's stood up exceptionally well considering that our tablets are primarily used by elementary aged children. Video quality is great. It's not as great as my iPad Pro, but at the Tab E's price I never expected it to be...yet it is still impressively good. I have used Netflix on it myself without any complaints. The picture is clear. I do not notice any lag time at all. I've used these tablets to surf the web, pay bills, food apps (like pizza delivery for example), to do my taxes and even enroll in benefits for work, and for occasional gaming. Web surfing is fast. Touch screen is very responsive. The volume, power, home and bezel buttons work great. Camera is okay...good enough for the silly pictures and videos my kids make anyway. The tablet is designed beautifully. Feels good to hold, very sturdy. The screens have stood up to hard usage by small children and look as good as they did on day we purchased them. I like the textured backing to it. My only complaint about the Tab E design at all is the one rear facing speaker. Sound quality isn't the greatest as the tablet's only speaker faces away from the user since it's mounted on the back. My kids use bloothtooth headphones or speakers though and the issue is resolved for them. If you're considering this tablet, for the price you can't go wrong. Go for it. It is probably the best tablet in it's price range. They're great for kids and adults alike. We were impressed enough to purchase an additional Galaxy Tab E for my mother in law and recommended it over and over to friends who ask.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless for more than a year & counting

    Posted
    JessRN

    I bought two of these back in March 2016, and have had a great experience for over a year so far. These were birthday gifts for my daughters 5th & 7th birthdays, and they are still working flawlessly more than a year later. These tablet were replacements for a couple of lower budget "no-name" tablets that failed after just a month of usage. I wish I would have just bought these in the first place. They weren't much more expensive and they've been worth every penny. We ended up buying another one for my mother in law this past Christmas. My sister bought one for my niece recently as well, having been impressed by the ones we owned. These tablets are used primarily for light gaming and streaming video. Although the Microsoft suite hasn't been used much, I was plesantly surprised to see it included. 16gb isn't a lot of memory, but we bought some SD cards to expand the available memory. For the purpose and the price, I don't think I'd have paid more for additional memory anyway. It's stood up exceptionally well considering that our tablets are primarily used by elementary aged children. Video quality is great. It's not as great as my iPad Pro, but at the Tab E's price I never expected it to be...yet it is still impressively good. I have used Netflix on it myself without any complaints. The picture is clear. I do not notice any lag time at all. I've used these tablets to surf the web, pay bills, food apps (like pizza delivery for example) and for occasional gaming. Web surfing is fast. Touch screen is very responsive. The volume, power, home and bezel buttons work great. Camera is okay...good enough for the silly pictures and videos my kids make anyway. The tablet is designed beautifully. Feels good to hold, very sturdy. The screens have stood up to hard usage by small children and look as good as they did on day we purchased them. I like the textured backing to it. My only complaint about the Tab E design at all is the one rear facing speaker. Sound quality isn't the greatest as the tablet's only speaker faces away from the user since it's mounted on the back. My kids use bloothtooth headphones or speakers though and the issue is resolved for them. If you're considering this tablet, for the price you can't go wrong. Go for it. It is probably the best tablet in it's price range. They're great for kids and adults alike. We were impressed enough to purchase an additional Galaxy Tab E for my mother in law and recommended it over and over to friends who ask.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish it had a few more features

    Posted
    BigBen
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    Overall, I really like the tablet but there are a few things that kind of bug me and keep it from getting a 5 star review. First and foremost, I bought this tablet as a replacement for the Nook HD plus, which has become almost unusable over the last year. As a nook replacement, it's excellent. It's quick, has a good screen and expandable memory. It also has a samsung nook app designed to take advantage of the nook software. Unfortunately, that also is an issue because it locks the app to the device memory vs. The memory card, like my other devices. This will be an issue over time as most of my books and magazines are through nook and not kindle. My device memory is over half full in little over a month so I will be making choices on which items to keep on the device and which to move to the cloud. The other issue I have is that the device doesn't have and auto wake/sleep function like my 8 inch tab 4. Not a huge deal but it's annoying when I open or close the magnetic cover. If I forget to hit the power button, the screen remains on after I have closed the case and drains the battery quicker. (Set to turn off after 5 min) That leads me to my other complaint, the battery is ok but not great. I swear my 8 inch tab 4 gets better life that the 9.7 even though it's battery is larger. It's not horrible by any stretch but I expected it to be better rather than about the same. It's hard to beat up a 9.7 tablet at this price point but I wish I had known those things before making my decision. The Tab A was only $50 more at the time of my purchase and I wish that I had given it more thought.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suits my needs for a back up tablet

    Posted
    ttrydah
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    My tab S2 needed repair and took longer than expected. Had given thoughts on getting another tablet with larger screen for everyday use because my S2 is mainly for studying. So I went and got this tab E. I've had it for a few weeks now. The tab E is not as fancy but enables me to surf, check email, and continue working in some apps. If my my S2 is charging, (or at the factory being repaired), some apps sync so I can access my work or notes from either. A bit heavier, but not bad. I'm not disappointed for what it is, and at this price point. I tend to be satisfied with Samsung so far even though I might have received a lemon with my Tab S2. This still seems to fit in most of my purses with a slimfit case on. A great basic tablet. Speaker is on the back. That may present a issue for some, but I don't care much. Not horrible. I have to watch videos for my studies and I occasionally watch YouTube. I tend to hear what is said just fine. If you're in the market for a nice basic tablet with a large screen, and decent space, this is worth looking at. I'm not sure about the camera since I haven't used it. But after going into settings and doing some adjusting, it's nice for reading without my glasses. Battery life is decent. I tend play on it a few hours a day. Not heavy into games or a lot of video. So I'm may charge it every couple of days or so. It doesn't take all that long to charge. It also seemed to have updated to a current operating system. It connects to my wireless printer. I'm sure you will have plenty of fun with your new tab E. It may not be the top-of-the-line Powerhouse tablet out on the market right now. It's a great tablet overall. Is it always necessary to spend more money for something more we won't use? Or miss? Hmm...;)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Tablet for the Price

    Posted
    Stolireef
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I picked up this tablet over last weekend after my Nook HD died. I'm a pretty big fan of the Galaxy line generally (several phones) and thought that I'd stick with the product line this time. My star rating for Tab E is not really fair. For the price and for what I need it for, it's clearly a 5. That said, when compared to other significantly higher price tablets, giving it a 5 just doesn't feel right. Positive: The tablet was a breeze to set up, especially if you are familiar with the Google environment. Apps all synced quickly and easily. The tablet is more that fast enough for my uses which are limited to watching movies, browsing the web, reading on Kindle, etc. I'm not a gamer so I can't speak to that use. While the screen isn't a Retina Display and the top of the line tablets do have an edge, at 9.5 inches, the resolution will be fine for all but the most discerning viewers. The tablet feels solid in your hands and the textured back makes it reasonably pleasant to hold for long periods of time. Buttons all feel solid and the capacative buttons work well. Among the biggest positives is the fact that it will accept SD memory cards. While I usually don't need that much memory for my uses, it's nice to know that on a really long trip, I can drop a 64GB card into it and download HD movies to my hearts content. Negative: Finding a custom case proved a little difficult but Amazon does have some at very reasonable prices. As others have said, the speaker is pretty weak. It's really only useful in quiet place and when robust sound is not important. Otherwise, get earphones. It's a bit thick and a little heavy compared to flagship models but once again, for the price, no problem. Finally, and this is really nitpicking, the bezel area is a little thin so that when reading, you sometimes turn a page unintentionally. Overall, unless you are a serious gamer, do not own headphones, or have thunderthumbs, this unit hits all the marks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    nacevedo88
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    I went into Best Buy with intentions on buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab A for my dad for Christmas. I wanted to get something similar to the Galaxy Tab 4 (which my mom has and loves) as I know how well that device works. Tab 4's were priced around $150, so I figured for a little more, I could get a little better device in the Galaxy Tab A, which were priced around $200. When I went into the store, I asked to see the Tab A and a representative notified me that they also had a newer Galaxy Tab in stock and on sale, the Galaxy Tab E. They had one on display so I messed with it for a bit and it seemed similar to the Tab 4 and Tab A but with a newer OS and better price. I liked it so I went for it. It had been on sale for $179 when I originally purchased it, and a couple weeks later, I received a Deal of the Day email where it was on sale for $149. I ended up buying another for myself since I liked it and was in the market for a tablet as well. The battery life isn't the greatest, but as long as you stop apps from running in the background, it helps out a lot. If you don't, you can leave the tablet on without using it for a few days, and the battery will still run down. Also, if the volume could go up a bit higher, it'd make the movie watching experience much better. If it's relatively quiet though, I don't have an issue. One last thing, if there were different screen sizes, I would've definitely gotten an 8" screen (as opposed to the 9.6" that it comes in). For me, it feels a little too big to take around everywhere, but everyone is different, and lots of people prefer the bigger screen. Overall though, I was extremely satisfied. Great tablet for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall, the Samsung Tab E is a good product.

    Posted
    soundsofthesoul63
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    I was looking for a tablet to use when traveling, I didn't want to always have to take my computer everywhere. It was important for me to be able to use it for checking my emails, social media, watching movies and playing games. I was seriously looking at the Amazon Fire Kindle but found out that you really couldn't use it to open, edit and create word documents. I felt that if I was going to use my tablet for traveling then I wanted to have the ability to work on word documents if needed. A Sales person suggested that I look at the Samsung Tab E because of that option. I've had this product for about a month and I'm pretty satisfied. However, there are a couple of things that I find frustrating when I'm using it. First, the sensitivity of the touch screen does not have a setting. I find that I have to press really hard on the screen for an app to open. If I don't press just right, nothing happens. The other frustration for me is the timing for signing into the tablet. I use a pin and the screen goes away in 2 secs. If I'm not right on top of it, the screen disappears. Again, there is no setting. I have a Samsung Android Smartphone and it's the same on that product as well. I don't understand why there are no settings for both of these issues. The last piece of frustration for me is the Samsung Tech support. I had to call a couple times for some technical help and of course, my biggest pet peeve occurred, I could barely understand the representative. Then, I was transferred 5 times and had to explain my situation to every single person. When I finally got to the right person, the situation was resolved and they were helpful. However, even though my situation was resolved, overall, the experience was aggravating. The product in and of itself is good and does serve my needs so that is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. There are definitely some things that Samsung needs to work on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Tablet Ever Purchased

    Posted
    RedWolf

    This is a perfect tablet for intermediate to advanced tablet users. I love the picture quality and resolution it provides. Apps are crisp and very detailed and having lazy eye it also allows me to change the font size so I'm not squinting at the text. The 9' is a real plus for using browsers like Chrome and Firefox because it lets me see the text a lot better. When using apps on my tablet such as Angry Birds and other such apps its really epic. It provides good quality images as well. Love using photography apps on this camera because I'm a photographer and so far I have no complains about the quality of the photos because its amazing! I've not had a chance to record any videos yet. The storage is epic, lot better storage then my last tablet. I was able to put all my apps from my previous tablet onto this new one with ease thanks to the Google feature and had LOT more room to add more. I'd highly recommend this tablet to intermediate to advanced tablet users!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.1 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 durability, price, design and usability. Editors have mixed opinions about touch screen. 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 85/100 = Very good quality.
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 2 out of 5Christopher Minasians on September 7, 2017
    Samsung Galaxy Tab E review: Relatively cheap, but ancient and outdated
    Reasonably cheap, but the ageing Samsung Galaxy Tab E simply doesn't cut it as a budget tablet in 2017Full Review
  • NotebookcheckRating, 4.2 out of 5Nino Ricchizzi on January 18, 2016
    Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6-inch, WiFi) T560N Tablet Review
    Welcome. Samsung's Galaxy Tab E invites users to explore the world of tablets. The brand-new and inexpensive entry-level tablet leaves us with a favorable impression overall, but the lack of power prevents an even better score.Full Review
  • FoneArena.comSrivatsan Sridhar on August 6, 2015
    Samsung Galaxy Tab E Review
    Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab E (SM-T561) in India for Rs. 16,900, along with the Galaxy Tab A in India that we reviewed recently. It has a large 9.6-inch display, comes with 3G support and also has voice calling capabilities, which is rare toFull Review





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