Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) review – Ordinary multimedia tablet. Galaxy tab a 2019

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) review – Ordinary multimedia tablet

It’s been a long time since Samsung updated its lineup of tablets. We tested the flagship Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e which was a bit costly. But the company knows that affordable options are usually the most popular. Today it’s time for Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019).

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Price and positioning

By tradition, Samsung released a tablet in two versions – Wi-Fi (SM-T510) and LTE (SM-T515). It turns out that the only difference between them is the support of SIM cards in the LTE version.

Now to the prices. The Wi-Fi version costs about 270, and Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) with 4G costs about 296. An affordable tablet, compared with Galaxy Tab S5e.

Design, materials and build quality

Tablets rarely surprise with something special or new in terms of design. They are big and rectangular, that’s about it. The front panel is devoid of identification labels with the name of the brand. The bezels above and below are thicker than on the sides.

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If we draw an analogy with Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5, there is certain development in terms of materials. I think this is also important. In the 2018 model, the case was plastic, and this one is mostly metal. On top of the back panel there is only a small plastic insert.

The consequence of this is a more pleasant tactile sensation. But there is a fly in the ointment – paint can be peeled off the case. But of course, it depends on the accuracy of use and some other conditions. It is also worth noting that the coating easily gathers fingerprints.

The overall build quality is good. Parts fit properly. There are three colors of the case.

Elements’ configuration

On the front panel we have a selfie camera and nothing else. There are no other sensors here. But where is the light sensor? Why isn’t it here? You can find it in any ultra budget smartphone, Samsung, what’s gone into you?

On the right side all the main elements are collected: the power button, the volume button and the slot for a microSD memory card. And in the LTE version (like mine) there is also a place for nanoSIM. On the left there’s nothing.

The bottom has two speakers and a Type-C port. On the top is a microphone and a 3.5 mm audio port.

The back panel contains the left eye of the main camera, and in the center there a Samsung logo.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) has standard dimensions: 245 × 149 × 7.5 mm and a mass of 460 grams. Of course, after Galaxy Tab S5e, it was a bit unusual for me to use; the difference on paper is small, but in reality, S5e is much more convenient being one of the lightest tablets currently available. But Tab A 10.1 (2019) is more than fine in that regard as well.

The bezels around the screen have comfortable thickness and false touches occur. But one of the speakers is almost always covered with a palm if you keep it in landscape orientation.

But the fact that it rests steadily on a flat solid surface despite the slightly protruding camera makes me happy.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) has a screen size that’s easy to decipher from the title. It’s 10.1″, made with IPS LCD technology with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels, a density of 224 ppi and a ratio of 16:10.

This is a good IPS-screen: bright, relatively contrasty and colorful. But do not forget that it’s not AMOLED. Viewing angles are decent. In general, just a normal display without significant flaws. The only conditional nuance inherent in many screens with this type of matrix is ​​the fading of dark shades at certain extreme angles.

In the settings there’s nothing special, you can’t choose the color mode or adjust the white balance. The only thing that can be done is to turn on the “outdoors” mode, at which the maximum brightness level will become even higher. But if the tablet screen is inactive for more than 15 minutes it will turn off.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Performance

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Inside Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) is a proprietary Exynos 7904 platform. The chipset is familiar to us from a number of manufacturer’s smartphones, such as Galaxy A30 and M20. It consists of 8 cores, two of which work on Cortex-A73 with a maximum clock frequency of 1.8 GHz and six cores of Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz. Mali-G71 MP2 handles the graphics.

RAM is a bit lacking: 2 GB and no other options. In general, I can say that this is enough if you follow the opened applications. So you can flip through Instagram, go chat in the messenger and keep an article in Chrome. Although even in this case there will be some unpleasant slowdowns. So, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is not a multi-tasking device.

There’s 32 GB of storage, but in the test sample I had only 16, so I can’t reliably say how many gigs there’ll be in the commercial sample. However, there is also a slot for a microSD memory card up to 1024 GB. So there’s that.

So how does it work? The shell works well, not inferior in terms of responsiveness and speed compared to smartphones on the same hardware. With games, too, everything is the same, you can play in the majority. But the graphics will have to be set either low or medium – depending on the game.

Now about the main camera. 8-megapixel f/2.0 sensor with autofocus.

It’s enough to take a photo of a document or something important. Just a normal camera that just works.

There is an optimization of scenes using AI and even a double-zoom button. I still don’t really see the need for it neither here nor in S5e. There’s nothing extreme about that, and the digital zoom is as good as you might think. It would be better to transfer this feature to Galaxy S10e, seriously.

The video capabilities of the tablet’s camera are at an average level, and the recording is carried out at maximum in Full HD at 30 frames per second, without additional enhancements, such as electronic stabilization.

The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixel, f/2.2, which is enough for infrequent selfies or video calls, if you want.

The application contains two additional shooting modes: professional (manual) and panoramas.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) battery life

This part of the tablet is very different from smartphones. Both in terms of total battery capacity and operation scenarios. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) has a 6150 mAh battery installed.

For example, my evening routine is looks something like that: sometimes a browser, more often social networks and instant messengers, sometimes streaming Full HD video. In total, a single tablet charge is enough for a couple of evenings with a total of 6-8 hours of screen activity. In PCMark 2.0 at maximum brightness, the tablet lasted 6 hours and 50 minutes.

Sound and communication

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) has two speakers installed on the lower edge, which are able to form stereo sound. Two speakers is not enough for a tablet. Especially when one can be easily covered up, as I said above.

Even in last year’s Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 there were four of them, and why half the speakers were removed I have no idea. Nevertheless, they are decent in quality – they reproduce sound loudly enough. Enough for music, movies, and games. In headphones, too, everything is good, plus there are various means to adjust the sound.

With wireless communications, all is fine: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac works in two bands, there is Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE) and GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO). In the 4G tablet version, you can use the mobile Internet, make calls or send SMS. I have no Комментарии и мнения владельцев on the work of all available modules.

Firmware and software

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) works on the current version of Android 9.0 Pie with proprietary One UI 1.1 shell. It has the necessary set of features. Although there are some problems.

The fact is that the tablet cannot be unlocked with the face (and there is no fingerprint scanner here). This imposes certain inconveniences – you have to constantly enter the password manually. But one can get used to it.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) is a simple multimedia tablet with big enough screen to comfortable watch movies, surf sites and read articles. It’s also a good enough device for a child.

The build quality is good, the screen is fine and the sound is decent, but the hardware leaves much to be desired. If you need an affordable and simple tablet, it’s not the worst option.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 review: Budget streaming star

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 earns its place among the best affordable Android tablets thanks to punchy speakers and a wide display with thin bezels that’s perfect for media streaming. Add in the top-tier build quality and you’ve got a budget slate that more than justifies its 229 asking price.

What we like

Loud Dolby Atmos speakers

Wide display great for streaming

Metal body feels premium for the price

Long-term security support

What we don’t like

Weak front and rear cameras

Limited base model RAM and storage

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 earns its place among the best affordable Android tablets thanks to punchy speakers and a wide display with thin bezels that’s perfect for media streaming. Add in the top-tier build quality and you’ve got a budget slate that more than justifies its 229 asking price.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A series has built an impressive reputation for delivering good tablets at reasonable prices. While it has never packed the most potent processors and it doesn’t have all the features of the flagship Galaxy Tab S range, Samsung’s affordable tablets have always nailed the value factor. Samsung has decided it’s time to refresh its affordable Android tablet with a slick new design, but is its beauty more than skin deep? Find out in our Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 review.

About this Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 review: I tested the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 over a period of seven days. It was running Android 11 (build number RP1A.200720.012.X200XXU1AULI) on the January 1, 2022 security patch. The unit was purchased by Android Authority for this review.

Update, March 2023: We’ve updated this review by adding information on the latest software update, new alternative devices, and more.

What you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 was announced in mid-December 2021, ahead of a mid-January 2022 arrival. It serves as a successor to 2020’s excellent Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, with a few vital aesthetic changes to set the two Android tablets apart. You’ll also find a few internal updates — most notably a move away from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets to a Unisoc Tiger T618 processor.

Samsung’s new display measures 10.5 inches across compared to the 10.4-inch panel on the Galaxy Tab A7. It offers slightly rounded corners and a 16:10 aspect ratio ready for media streaming. The tablet’s body is metal, with a thin plastic strip that houses the power button and volume rocker. Color options now include Gray, Silver, and Pink Gold.

The Galaxy Tab A8 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage in the base configuration, with the latter expandable via a microSD slot for up to 1TB of additional space. In the US, you can choose up to 128GB of onboard storage, while Europe and India also have the option of an LTE-enabled version.

Samsung carried the large 7,040mAh battery and the 15W wired charging over from the previous model. The identical battery size is an impressive feat, given that the Galaxy Tab A8 is ever so slightly smaller and just a hair thinner than the Tab A7.

One of Samsung’s last noticeable changes is that the rear camera now boasts a circular housing instead of a square one. That said, it appears to be an aesthetic change, as it still offers just 8MP. The front camera stayed at 5MP as well.

Staying true to its Galaxy Tab A series name, the Galaxy Tab A8 remains an affordable option for most people. It kicks off at 229.99 in the US, or you can shell out 329.99 for the top-spec model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The tablet is often on sale, though, so there’s a chance you can get it for even less. You can grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 from Samsung and Amazon, among other retailers.

How is the new design?

Overall, the updated design looks and feels like it belongs in the modern Samsung Galaxy family. Small touches like the redesigned camera and updated color options go a long way towards building a seamless ecosystem, as despite the price, it wouldn’t look out of place next to a Galaxy S series phone. The metal construction feels good in the hand, too — far more premium than a plastic tablet would (even if it’s heavier as a result).

That said, the plastic strip for the power button and volume rocker feels like an odd choice. The seam where the two pieces connect is immediately noticeable, and the plastic doesn’t feel up to the quality of the metal.

It may also take some users a little while to adjust to the tablet’s shape. If you’re coming from a relatively square iPad, the wider 16:10 ratio can be tricky to hold comfortably. However, once you adjust to having the Galaxy Tab A8 in landscape orientation, its media-streaming capabilities start to shine — more on that in the next section. If there was any doubt that Samsung wants you to use the tablet in landscape, the central placement of the selfie camera in the longer bezel is a clear pointer in that direction.

Samsung continues to skip on a fingerprint reader for its cheaper tablets. It’s not a surprise, given that there wasn’t one on its predecessor, but this means you’ll have to rely on software-based security options. The facial recognition is easy to use hands-free but isn’t all that secure. Meanwhile, tracing your pattern or typing in a PIN can be tricky while holding such a wide display.

How is the display?

Samsung designed its Galaxy Tab A8 for media streaming, no question about it. In fact, it’s one of the best Android tablets for that very purpose.

You’ll find the 10.5-inch LCD screen carries a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, which is sharp enough for most uses. It’s only a 60Hz screen, but unlike phones, you don’t really see faster refresh rates on tablets unless you start paying a lot more.

The large panel is presented in a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is a natural fit for streaming services. I only encountered small black bars across the top and bottom edge while catching up on the second season of The Witcher. Granted, it might not work as well if you want to watch something like The Lighthouse, which was shot in 1.19:1, but more traditionally shot shows and movies will look great. I like the even bezels on all four sides, too. They’re thick enough to hold onto but not so much as to be noticeable.

My primary issue with Samsung’s display is that it seems to skew on the cooler, blue-tinged side in daily usage. It’s more noticeable in apps with white backgrounds, though it tends to disappear when watching a TV show or a movie. Adjusting the brightness didn’t seem to have too much of an effect on the tint, either. Samsung does let you try out a few color correction options, though they’re primarily for color blindness and don’t fix the general blueness.

How is the battery life? And the charging?

Samsung doesn’t make any outlandish claims about the Galaxy Tab A8’s battery life, but it’s happy to boast about the 7,040mAh battery. After all, it’s a pretty big cell to keep the 10.5-inch display chugging all day long.

I spent most of my testing with somewhat mixed usage between web browsing, social media, and streaming services. Of course, binge-watching Netflix will burn through the charge faster than scrolling through Google News, but I had no issues going for two days between charges with reasonable use. My battery results are based on the Wi-Fi-only model. You may see weaker results with the LTE-enabled options, especially if you spend a lot of time off Wi-Fi.

If there’s one drawback to the battery and charging setup, it’s the 15W top speed. It’s not particularly fast — I gathered a 20% charge in about 45 minutes, and a full battery took more than four hours. On the bright side, Samsung includes both a charger and a USB-C cable in the box, so you won’t have to spend extra money to get back on your feet.

You’re probably not in as much of a hurry when charging your tablet, so we can’t knock the 15W speeds too much. After all, you’re likely only using a tablet every now and then instead of a smartphone that you need charged and ready at all times. I spent most of my time with the Galaxy Tab A8 in the evenings, which meant I had to really increase my usage to drain the battery quickly.

How powerful is the Galaxy Tab A8?

Samsung’s decision to go with the Unisoc Tiger T618 processor — which isn’t among the best-known chipset makers — was cause for alarm at the start of my testing. I had concerns about how well it would keep up compared to a Qualcomm alternative, especially the Galaxy Tab A7’s Snapdragon 662. However, all those concerns quickly proved to be unfounded. The Tiger purred through everything I needed it to do, though it’ll struggle with any intense bouts in demanding games.

I had no issues streaming video, bouncing between apps, or opening multiple apps simultaneously. You should also be able to give some light gaming a go, but it won’t compete with the more expensive options on the market if you’re looking to play Genshin Impact or Call of Duty: Mobile on a bigger screen. The Tiger T618 also stuttered a bit when I fired up the Galaxy Tab A8 for the first time, but that was most likely just a result of setup blues. I also noticed occasional stuttering when I picked the tablet up after a day or two of inactivity, though it usually disappeared after a few seconds.

If anything, Samsung’s basic RAM and storage options will fall short before the processor does. The 3GB of RAM means idle apps will quickly drop out of memory. The 32GB of storage can also feel slightly limited at times, especially if you want to download shows for bingeing on the go. Those looking to push the tablet beyond basic browsing and streaming would be better off opting for one of the 4GB of RAM configurations, though you can always expand the storage on any of the models by up to 1TB with the microSD slot.

The new tablet from Samsung offers buyers with YouTube Premium and Spotify Premium subscriptions

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) sporting a metallic body with an 8-inch display that has an aspect ratio of 16:10, running Android 9 Pie. The company hasn’t revealed the price nor the availability of the tablet in India yet.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019).

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) features

The tablet comes bundled with a two-month subscription of YouTube Premium and a three-month subscription of Spotify Premium. It has a new ‘Kids Home’ mode that locks down the tablet into a kid-friendly interface for “fun and interactive features” and it can be enabled from the Quick Panel. There’s a ‘Family Share’ feature as well that allows users to share schedules, notes, photos and reminders among each other.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) specifications

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is running on a quad-core SoC with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 512 GB via a microSD card. It has an 8-inch WXGA TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10.

It has an 8 MP camera sensor on the rear with autofocus and a 2 MP camera on the front. The tablet comes packed in a slim body with a thickness of only 8 mm, weighing in at 345 g for the Wi-Fi variant whereas 347 g for the LTE model. It packs a dual-speaker system for multimedia viewing. The tablet is powered by a 5,100 mAh battery. There are two colour variants of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019).

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In terms of connectivity options, it supports Wi-Fi a/b/g/n in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. There’s also support for Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 4.2. For charging and data transfer, the tablet has a USB 2.0 Type-B connector.