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Samsung Electronics SM T590NZKAXAR Galaxy Tab A 10 5 Black

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.9
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Device Compatibility
 16
tab, samsung, ipad, around, whether
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It's better then my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  For less than $400, you can't go wrong with this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that interface for writing notes and it was easy to sync across to my Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love this tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  But most importantly, my wife started to find me more attractive after seeing me use the tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  Real nice tablet  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic speakers for a tablet  ...  "
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" ...  The Tab S4, I use with the Samsung Keyboard and I use it for business purposes, like a mini laptop. ... * My goal in this review is to help you with your decision of whether or not to purchase this tablet. ... * Back of tablet . ... I discovered that it is compatible with the MS Office files. ... I use my ATT phone plan with Unlimited minutes and texts. ... (I called AT&T and the representative told me that tethering (using my Data for a Hotspot) is allowed on my plan). ... Would I buy this tablet again? ... I hope that it has helped you in your decision of whether or not to purchase this tablet.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 15
android, apps, tab, playstore, google
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It also has android installed.  ...  "
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" ...  It's running on a newer Android version.  ...  "
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" ...  After having several Kindles and a smaller Tab e tablet devices, decided it was time for an upgrade, was not disappointed  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 10.5" Galaxy Tab S and a 9.7" Tab S3.  ...  "
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" ...  Samsung devices have been good overall so I looked at another one.  ...  "
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" ...  So I own this Tab A 10.5 and also own the Tab S4 10.5. ... After I installed/updated lots of personal Apps such as Word and Excel and several weather apps, Facebook, Twitter and Kindle, I now have 20.47 GB left. ... 3) MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, etc) and Generic Playstore Office Programs. ... * There is a free Office program in Playstore called WPS Office. ... I print right from my TABLET using PrinterShare from the Playstore. ... So for my personal use, this tablet gives me great speed and performance on my many apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, YouTube, Email, MS Office etc. ... I use them daily and draw with them, even write with then in writing and drawing apps. ... The WPS Office is free in the Playstore. ... Should you consider purchasing this Samsung Tab A TABLET?  ...  "
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" ...  It was linked to his google and android accounts, so his excel, word, and files were transferred over within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced an older 7" tablet.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 15
tab, resolution, amoled, tab s4, picture
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Like the bigger screen and quality of the tablet  ...  "
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" ...  This Samsung Tab A is my second Samsung Tablet, an 8 inch, that is still working well, but now need a larger screen.  ...  "
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" ...  - Relatively low resolution. ... I came from a Nexus 9 which had a 2K screen and the Tab A has noticeably lower resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  I also prefer the brilliant screen on my old Tab S. So, I read about the soon-to-be-released 10.5" Galaxy Tab S5e and studied the online reviews, specs, and prices for it.  ...  "
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" ...  This has a slightly bigger screen, and better picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen resolution is great, very good looking tablet ... It rekindled our marriage within hours of watching some videos on the crisp looking screen.  ...  "
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" ...  10.5 screen. ... The screen is . ... Even the extra screen space can't make up for a bad picture. ... But the performance I expect and the visuals I already receive are superior, even with the added screen real estate.  ...  "
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" ...  Good screen and quality  ...  "
Battery Life
 13
life, tablet, long battery life, lasts, last
+100%
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" ...  9) Battery Life / Coolness -- SUPER! ... This battery lasts about a bit longer than my older 2016 Tab A tablet did. ... This battery has never overheated, it stays between 70 to 86 degrees Farenheit, which is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  The tablet held a great battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice unibody polycarb design, but i would have preferred a design that allowed for replacing the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  For the money it is a great buy, the battery life seems to be fairly decent and quality of the product Is what you expect from Samsung.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Great everyday tablet with excellent battery life and sound.  ...  "
Apps
 12
word, tablet, ms office, google, excel
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I use it to download and watch movies, social media, shopping and email.  ...  "
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" ...  Is using it for his android games.  ...  "
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" ...  It was linked to his google and android accounts, so his excel, word, and files were transferred over within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  DR - If you can get it for less than $300, the Tab A 10.5 is a good Android tablet for consuming media.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a galaxy tab S before this and wanted something similar but with more storage.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like this better than the Amazon Fire because I can download apps from the Google store, which you cannot do on an Amazon Fire tablet.  ...  "
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" ...  After I installed/updated lots of personal Apps such as Word and Excel and several weather apps, Facebook, Twitter and Kindle, I now have 20.47 GB left. ... 3) MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, etc) and Generic Playstore Office Programs. ... Later, I started using MS Office as I create and edit so many files each day. ... * MS Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are free, however, tablets OVER a 10.1 inch size and the Tab A 10.5 is larger, so the documents are read only, no editing. ... So for my personal use, this tablet gives me great speed and performance on my many apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, YouTube, Email, MS Office etc. ... I use them daily and draw with them, even write with then in writing and drawing apps.  ...  "
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" ...  The processor is very fast, loads up apps in seconds  ...  "
Price
 11
worth the money, tablet, tab, money, get
+100%
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" ...  For the money I paid that was it for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Best tablet out there today definitely worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  13) Price and Usability . ... For a reasonable price, this Tab A is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  - Good value for the money, if you can get it on sale. ... IMO, it's very worth this price, but not more than that.  ...  "
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" ...  Very pleased with the purchase and price.  ...  "
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" ...  The price point is what really got me on the Galaxy Tab A.  ...  "
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" ...  I have brought cheap tablets (3) this one is worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product for the price and would definitely buy it again if I had to choose over.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 9
tablet, quality, screen, make, love
+100%
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" ...  I love the speed of my new Samsung tablet and it has a great colorful picture quality only thing is it doesn't recognize my face like my new iPhone SX Maxx but still a great tablet  ...  "
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" ...  Even the extra screen space can't make up for a bad picture.  ...  "
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" ...  very clean picture.  ...  "
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" ...  This has a slightly bigger screen, and better picture. ... Picture, sound and a newer Android version make this a solid tablet for the money.  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
processor, fast, tab, snapdragon, tablet
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Speed and Performance  ...  "
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" ...  It's not the fastest tablet out there but works well for my purposes.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast processing speed  ...  "
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" ...  They used a snapdragon 400 series processor for this ?!?!? ... Lets be clear, this processor is FASTER than the exynos processor in the outgoing Tab 10 model. ... But for the price, I would have expected at least a snapdragon 600 series processor.  ...  "
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" ...  I just tested my router and I receive 144 speed mps (very fast). ... Performs very well with no lagging.  ...  "
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" ...  The processor is very fast, loads up apps in seconds  ...  "
Sound Quality
 8
sound, tablet, pretty good, use, outstanding
+100%
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" ...  Great surround sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding 4-speakers sound.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic speakers for a tablet  ...  "
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" ...  * the speakers on this tablet are amazing on it.  ...  "
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" ...  I would've preferred stereo front-facing speakers like on the Pixel Slate but this is the next best thing. ... The speakers themselves sound pretty good, especially with Dolby Atmos enabled.  ...  "
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" ...  I already owned an 8" tablet which I use to drive faders on a digital sound system.  ...  "
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" ...  Great everyday tablet with excellent battery life and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  12) Sound: The sound quality is pretty good as it has 2 small internal speakers. ... Well I listened to several songs on this and the sound was pretty good. ... Then I tested it by making a phone call on Google Hangouts and the internal speakers were plenty loud and very clear. ... Most of the time, for music and videos, I use my Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth speaker and the sound is outstanding.  ...  "
Video Playback
 7
movies, watching, watch, screen, playback
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I use it to download and watch movies, social media, shopping and email.  ...  "
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" ...  - Large wide screen that's ideal for watching videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I found all videos run very well.  ...  "
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" ...  It rekindled our marriage within hours of watching some videos on the crisp looking screen.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
using, tablet, media, gaming, apps
+83%
-17%
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" ...  I'm not a gamer so I don't know how that respect of it performs.  ...  "
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" ...  Is using it for his android games.  ...  "
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" ...  I played a few games and they worked fine without skips.  ...  "
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" ...  fast enough for web browsing, social media and games.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for games and movies.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 5
user, much, like, easy, office
+100%
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" ...  It is also much more easy to use and move around on.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to use and quick to use.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that interface for writing notes and it was easy to sync across to my Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to use and the only generic Office I found to work much like MS Office with good compatibility.  ...  "
Storage
 5
sd, micro sd card, internal storage, gb, storage
+100%
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" ...  Support SD Card  ...  "
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" ...  32gbs of internal storage with mSD card slot (i put a 400gb sandisk card in mine), FINALLY!!!  ...  "
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" ...  32Meg memory is enough.  ...  "
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" ...  I also can add up to a 400gb SD card on this model and have much more storage at a lower cost than the iPad.  ...  "
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" ...  The OneDrive Cloud storage from Microsoft gives me a choice of WHERE I save my documents: Internal Storage, SD Card or OneDrive Storage. ... 10) External Slot for SD Card---So I installed a SanDisk 128gb Micro SD card which was loaded with my music, pictures, home videos and files. ... I plan on purchasing a 200 GB SD card soon. ... So I actually took some inside and outside pictures and saved them to my SD Card.  ...  "
Features
 5
light
+80%
-20%
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" ...  You get the features you need.  ...  "
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" ...  He can’t wait to use all of the features.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very light.  ...  "
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" ...  It has many features.  ...  "
Memory
 4
storage, tab s4, tab, 8gb, 2018
+100%
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" ...  No more 8gb and 16gb configurations  ...  "
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" ...  RAM handles everything I do. ... 32Meg memory is enough.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the expandable storage option, which I did take advantage of.  ...  "
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" ...  The OneDrive Cloud storage from Microsoft gives me a choice of WHERE I save my documents: Internal Storage, SD Card or OneDrive Storage. ... I use this to copy files from my Flash drive to my phone or vice versa). ... If you don't have to have lots of Internal Storage, then this TAB A is one you should consider. ... Personally, I find the Tab A 2018 to be a big improvement over the Tab A 2016 as it has 32GB of storage, the Tab A 2016 just had 16GB of storage. ... Yes, because of the large 10.5 inch screen and 32 GB internal storage.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
weeks, couple, upgrade, everything
+100%
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" ...  No issues yet, but it has only been a day.  ...  "
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" ...  It went on sale 2 weeks after my purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything else it's working perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  First of all, I am a techie, and I upgrade to the newest tablets and phones once a year (sometimes every 10 months I upgrade). ... I used it for years.  ...  "
Display Size
 4
size, large, 10, tablet, tab
+100%
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" ...  Like the bigger screen and quality of the tablet  ...  "
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" ...  I do like the large screen.  ...  "
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" ...  10.5 screen.  ...  "
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" ...  This Samsung Tab A is my second Samsung Tablet, an 8 inch, that is still working well, but now need a larger screen.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 4
glass, back, tablet, tab, like
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I do like the large screen.  ...  "
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" ...  10.5 screen. ... The screen is .  ...  "
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" ...  Good screen and quality  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
tab, cover, bulky, build, back
+75%
-25%
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" ...  This would be a great tablet for most folks and I"m not knocking the build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  As with my last one, with a solid build, I expect it to last a while.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 3
sensor
-100%
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" ...  Wish that had fingerprint scanner  ...  "
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" ...  I actually did not mind that there was no fingerprint sensor.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
watching, love, crisp
+100%
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" ...  *maximum resolution is 1080p maybe even less.  ...  "
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" ...  - Relatively low resolution.  ...  "
Color
 3
colors, tab, sharpness, reading, lcd
+100%
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" ...  2) Screen Sharpness/Colors/Backside of Tab A: This Tab A has a huge 10.5 inch IPS LCD Capacitive screen and has a PPI of 216. ... Note: Here is my personal comparison of the Tab A vs Tab S4 screen sharpness and color. ... I placed them SIDE BY SIDE and each screen had a detailed map with lots of colors. ... The Tab A has a IPS LCD Capacitive type of screen, and I found that the colors are vivid, text sharp, and overall a beautiful screen on the Tab A.  ...  "

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