Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) is an entry-level tablet made for family entertainment. Announced with less fanfare, the new 7-incher comes with an HD display, a quad-core processor and a humongous battery. The tablet is kid-friendly as well.
Display and Camera
Content viewing is one of the primary reasons people go after tablets; the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) looks ready to deliver relatively well in that regard.
It sports a 7-inch IPS LCD display – that is if you haven’t guessed the size already from its name – giving ample space for content.
The tablet has the potential to deliver awesome viewing, but a screen resolution of 1,280 x 800 is somewhat on the measly side of things.
If you are comfortable capturing images with a device this big, you should be able to take some decent shots with the 5-megapixel autofocus camera gracing the rear of the tablet.
A 2-megapixel snapper with an f/2.2 aperture is on the front of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) to see to your selfie needs.
Hardware and Software
The Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) carries a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor under the hood. The Cortex-A53 CPU is clocked at 1.3 GHz and is helped for decent gaming by an Adreno 306 GPU.
It comes with 1.5 GB of RAM. Integrated storage has a rather low capacity of 8 GB, but there is a dedicated microSD card slot for extending this by up to 200 GB. The slate will boot Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system for a feature-rich user experience.
A behemoth 4,000mAh battery is under the hood to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) running for hours on end. The colossal juicer promises up to 100 hours in music playback.
The slate will be available in Wi-Fi-only and LTE versions. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0 as well as Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot for connectivity.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) is built for the entire family. It comes with a newer Kids Mode which lets your children share in the fun while you stay in control.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,000 to N110,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016):
- Platform: Android OS 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 (Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410)
- GPU: Adreno 306
- Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
- Colours: Pearl White, Metallic Black
- Dimension: 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 283 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single-SIM
- Display: 7.0-inch Touchscreen, 800 x 1280 pixels (216 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, HD Video 720p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, autofocus
- Front Camera: 2 MP Camera, Skype
- Built-in Storage: 8GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Up to 200GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- HDMI Port: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: No
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: –
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Traditional Voice Calls: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Digital TV: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
- Use Time: Up to 11 hours (Multimedia)
- Music Playback: Up to 100 hours