Excellent Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T350NZAAXAR 8.0 inch 1.5 GHz, 16GB, Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet, Smoky Titanium. Keep All Your Samsung Devices In Sync. Connecting your Samsung devices is easier than ever. With Samsung Side Sync 3.0 and Quick Connect, you can share content and work effortlessly between your Samsung tablet, smartphone and personal computer.

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Excellent tablet, performs very well for me!

After 6 months, I am still very happy with this tablet. Detailed review follows...

Since I have had this tablet close to the first day it came out and I really am pleased with it, even more so now. When I purchaded it, I was looking for a 9.7 size and a tablet that would do what I wanted a nice and useful tablet yet not the most pricey one out there. Hence, I bought this Tab A 9.7 and am so pleased with it. The purpose of this review is to hopefully help you decide if this tablet is the right one for you or not... Below are the PROS and the CONS that I found after testing this tablet:

Also, after purchasing a new HP wireless printer and installing 3 apps from Playstore, I print directly from this tablet over WiFi...see info in comments.


+ Size - I had the Tab 4 10.1 and the 8.0 before this tablet. The 10.1 was just too large and bulky and heavy. This tablet is lighter than my old Tab 4 10.1 and more comfortable to hold and to carry in my purse or backpack.

Screen Resolution, Brightness and Other Info – Yes, the resolution on this screen is not the highest one out there, yet I find the display clear and easy to view, read eBooks, etc. So. But do not let the resolution scare you away because the screen is clear and the colors are so vivid, they just pop with color! And I find it easy to read eBooks, watch videos, etc on this tablet. For the price of this tablet, I find that the tablet has been a great purchase because after 6 months of using it every day, I am still very happy with it. There are other tablets out there that are much pricier as Tab S2, as for me, I shall keep this one!

* The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 vs the 16:1 type of screen. For me, I like this 4:3 screen because I found that the webpages are easier to read and clearer, I did not have to scroll to the right. Also I found that the pictures on a website were easier to view. I compared this tablet with my older Tab 4 10.1 tablet on my frequent webpages and while I viewed this tablet, I could read the larger text better, read my eBooks much clearer, emails better etc. This is my personal discovery from my testing of this and comparing it to my older tablet.

+ Battery life/Speed – Very good battery life! For me, I have found that I am constantly on WiFi (Internet). However, I also find that this tablet gets me 2 to 3 hours MORE daily than my older Tab 4 10.1 did!

The tablet I find is quite responsive and peppy with no lagging. The Lollipop runs this tablet wonderfully.

+ WiFi Connecting/Speed of WiFi and MORE - This tablet connects SUPER quickly to my home WiFi and has never ever dropped the WIFi signal no matter where I am in my home. WiFi is VERY STRONG using this device, even when I am very far from my router I still have 4.5 bars! *** To test the speed and strength of this WiFi and compare it to my other Android devices, I went to the Playstore and got the free app called WiFi Analyzer. This is a MUST HAVE app for any Android device as it gives you a visual report on the WiFi strength of your tablet, phone etc.

+ SPECIAL INFO about INTERNET CONNECTION - Yes, this is a WiFi only, but when you are away from an WiFi internet hotspot location, there are ways to can get onto the internet such as MiFi and there are ways that you can purchase equipment so that you can have data when you do not have a WiFi hotspot available.

+ Internet & Webpage & Video Viewing - The stock browser does a wonderful job and it opens up webpages very fast. Also I tried Maxthon Browser and this worked very well yet I still prefer the Internet App. Also, I tried out the factory installed Chrome Browser and liked it OK, yet again, I went back the the stock Internet App (this is my preference). Note that the Playstore has many very good (FREE) internet browsers as Dolphin, Opera and many more!

+ EXTERNAL SLOT FOR MICRO SD CARD. This is a must for me as I keep my personal files, photos, and music on my internal SD card. I installed a SanDisk 32GB SD card and it works great on this tablet and I placed my music and files on it and have plenty of space left.

- + Camera / Video Camera - I found it OK for a 5MP with no flash on this camera, however, in good lighting the pictures came out better had I expected. However, I rarely use this camera as I prefer to use my Nikon digital camera for my overall picture taking...the camera on this tablet is OK for backup camera, taking pictures to send in an email, etc). Do not expect the camera on this tablet to replace your digital camera since it does not have a flash and 5MP is rather low by todays standards.

+ Home Videos - The stock video player is OK and plays MOST home videos, however, may I suggest QQ Player (Free App from Playstore and the ONLY one I recommend as it plays every home video I tried).

+ Music Player/Sound Quality - This model has the regular MUSIC App, which plays by playlists, songs, albums and even folders. Also there is Google Music app is pre-installed in this tablet and does a fine job. However, I installed the FREE app called Rocket Player from the Playstore and love this music player! As for sound quality - The best way to really enjoy music is through a high quality Bluetooth speaker or Bluetooth headset as the sound quality is superb this way and you can walk about your home listening to your music!

+ OTG USB Compatible - This tablet comes with a free OTG On the Go adapter cable. Just plug in your flash drive and you can copy files to the flash drive so easily or view files that are on the flash drive. *Note that portable external hard drives and portable DVD/CD drives will not work using OTG in this tablet because they require a lot of power.


- Just ONE CON - Wish that the resolution were higher...however I am very happy with the display's colors and readability etc (see pictures).This is the only con I could find personally. However, as I stated above, this is not a deal breaker for me as I find the screen adequate.

Bottom line - The price is OK (not cheap) and it is the PERFECT SIZE, LIGHTWEIGHT TO HOLD and I am very happy with the tablet overall as it is peppy, colors vivid and this is a great tablet for reading and internet, etc.
However, for me, I really am enjoying this tablet and my true score is 4.4 stars because of the resolution..

If you are looking for a tablet with lots of features and Samsung quality, and do not have to have the very highest resolution, then highly consider this excellent tablet!