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Samsung Tab A 10.1 (2019)
29 June 2019
Purchased the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and got it delivered to me within 30 hours. I have been using iPad since EON and I must say, this tablet doesnt come even near to any of them.
But, My review is not going to be biased but purely based on my initial impression as I am writing this after 9 hours of usage.
Purchased on 27th June 2019 at 10 AM and Delivered to me (HYDERABAD) on 28th June 2019 around 3 PM
As far I know, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) (Wi-Fi) tablet was launched around February~March 2019 in Europe and not officially launched yet in India. I was surprised to see it listed in Amazon from Appario being the seller and I immediately placed the order online.
The tablet comes with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1200x1920 pixels. Not that great or vivid but watching Netflix and Prime Videos on UHD / HD surely gives a nice treat to the eyes. Samsung is not mentioning an IPS screen, it seems to be one. Viewing angles are wide and stable. I also like that the screen is fully laminated, Unlike iPad. Aspects like contrast and color reproduction are good. It is bright enough and I’d say it’s usable outside.
It has a 2GB RAM and 32GB memory. I heard that you can insert up to 400GB MMC and if you want, you can move apps to the microSD in the settings as well. (never tried it yet though) The device is on the slower and slightly on the laggy side compared to the iPad (6th Gen) that I currently own but being Android, Its completely understandable. The more you use the device, the smoother it gets as the RAM gets adjusted accordingly.
Device doesn't have any physical buttons on the screen (home button) but on the right side you have a volume rocker, power button and memory card tray. On the top you have a 3.5 mm headphone jack and on the bottom you have dual speakers (For Dolby sound as per Samsung) Sadly, we just get two speakers and they’re placed on the same side. That means you won’t get any kind of stereo separation when watching movies. Samsung is advertising big Dolby Atmos surround sound for big movies. But well, that’s just marketing. Anyways, if you consider how cheap this tablet is, the sound quality is good and a USB Type C charging port makes it future proof. The left side of the device is empty without any buttons.
This tablet has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and the 8-megapixel camera on the back take pretty decent photos. Even iPad sucks in photos department of the iPad (6th Gen)
I happen to purchase the black color variant and I must say, the metallic back body has a premium feel and look to it. As the device is quiet new to the Indian Market, I couldn't find a suitable case for this as yet,.
It runs on Android 9 (Assuming its Android Pie) and supports Bluetooth version 5.0 with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
I connected the device to my Alexa and external bluetooth speakers and it works flawless with no laggy-ness in music/sound transfer .
I havent tested it for gaming yet. Not that I am a gamer but I am sure it will do a pretty good job considering it has an Exynos 7904 octa-core processor.
Well, This is my First Android tablet. So far, So Good. I shall update after 15 days of usage.
Update: 14 July 2019 -- After Two Weeks of Usage
One thing which "SURPRISED" me the most is the battery life which is too GOOD.
Not that I am a heavy user but a full charge and about 4~6 hours of screen on time per day gave me about 3+ days of battery backup.
Tablet takes time to charge from 0 to 100% but that doesnt matter.
The screen gives out Vivid colors and High Def clarity when you play UHD, HD Videos (Prime, Netflix)
Its a little bit on the slower side but that can be ignored.
Camera could be better, doesnt impress me much.
Over all, I am satisfied with the device. At this price point, This is indeed a good buy if youre looking for a tablet.