When it comes to top-notch tablets, it is hard to look beyond Samsung. Although some few people still have reservations about how fragile their screens are, their tablets are still the pick of the market, grading among the most sought after in South Africa today. When you talk about features, Samsung ranks highly among the very best in the industry and like always, the Galaxy Tab A proves this.
Samsung wowed the world when the latest version of Samsung Galaxy Tab A was released some months ago. Apart from the fact that the smartphone boasts outstanding features and exceptional design, its operating system made the whole difference.
In this post, we will take a look at this tablet. We will consider its core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in South Africa.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Specs
- Release date: April 2019
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- Screen Size: 10.1 inches, 295.8 cm2 (~81.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display: 1200 x 1920 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~224 ppi density)
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal memory: 32 GB; MicroSD, Up to 512GB
- Processor: Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, AF; Selfie – 5 MP, f/2.2
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 6150 mAh battery
- Other Specifications: Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Price of Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) in South Africa
Samsung smartphones are expensive and given the amazing specs of Galaxy Tab A (2019), you should not expect anything less. In fact, as it stands, they are among the top five most expensive Samsung smartphones in the current market. Although some still consider the tablet to be relatively expensive, some others would argue it offers much more value than its price, especially when compared with other tablets of similar features.
As it stands, depending on the model, the Galaxy Tab A (2019) can be purchased for anything between the price brackets of R$4,140 – R$5,040 in most of the popular phone stores in the country. Tablets and other mobile devices are usually more expensive during festive periods and you can as well expect Nova 3i to be.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab A is widely regarded among the best Samsung tablets ever. While you might not rate it among the sleekest in terms of design, Galaxy Tab A offers you almost everything you need in a tablet, contentedly delivering at all spheres. The tab comes in four different sizes; 7 inches, 8 inches, 9.7 inches and the latest 10.1 inches, all maintaining almost the same specifications except screen resolution.
Do you want to know more about this tablet? Here is a walkthrough of the tablet’s basic features.
Body and Design
Compared to its precursor, the design for the latest Tab A has changed a lot. There are no physical buttons beneath the screen and the bezels are quite thinner. Also, while the previous generations were made of plastic, this boast a metal body. However, it continues to have a plastic bar at the top for the antennas.
With 7.5 mm, it is markedly thicker than most new generation tablets but it is much cheaper as well. They are available in black, silver, and gold colours.
The tab comes in four different sizes; 7 inches, 8 inches 9.7 inches, and the latest boasting a staggering 10.1-inch display, all maintaining almost the same specifications except for the latest version which boasts notable upgrade in core features.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 has a 10.1-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 16:10. It boasts a full HD resolution with 1920 x 1200 pixels. While some more outstanding tablets have somewhat better pixel density, the feature is just enough for the tablet to produce a striking display.
Operating System and Processor
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) comes with Android 9.0 (Pie) version. In fact, it is the first tablet to ship with this version of Android, which is much better than all its competitors. The Tab features an Exynos 7904 Octa-core processor. It comprises of two 1.8GHz and six 1.6GHz cores. In addition, it gets 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with the base model. LTE 4G is an option too.
Samsung ships the latest Galaxy Tab A with a battery with a staggering capacity of 6, 150 mAh, a great improvement when compared with the previous models. In a battery test though, the tab boasts a runtime of approximately 11 hours in use. One would have expected more given the battery capacity.
In real life, the battery life is a bit better than the test depicts. It does not lose much power in standby mode which comes as good news. One of the not-so-impressive parts of the battery is that it takes quite a while to fully charge. Unlike smartphones, it does not feature a special fast charging mode and can be frustrating.
If you are looking for a tablet that is efficient, durable, sleek and easy to handle, then Galaxy Tab A should be among the ones on your list. The fact that this smartphone is not as expensive compared to other new-generation tablets makes it among the popular ones in the market today.
A much better alternative is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. It is the fastest Android tablet you can get at the moment, and it features a lovely Super AMOLED screen.