Detailed Review of Galaxy Tab A 2017 from Samsung


Samsung is a company that creates mobile devices for various segments. As for tablets, situation is a little bit different. There are only two lines: Galaxy S with the impressive AMOLED display and various features and Galaxy A that can be bought for a reasonable price, but can’t boast with impressive hardware.

Galaxy Tab A 2017 is not an exception. It has 8 inch display with budget characteristics and can be compared with devices of J series. There is a 4G LTE slot for sim card, without a chance to use Wi-Fi. A device appeared on the market two months ago, so let’s hurry to have a look at its detailed review.


Galaxy Tab A 2017 design

Tab A 2017 has a lot in common with mobile phones of J series from Samsung. It is rather big and has a metal back. Tablets weight is normal for such size of a screen, it is not heavy. A size of a device makes it possible to put it into the pocket of jeans or pants. Of course it is not very convenient to keep it there, so better use a bag.
There are some inconveniences with buttons, they are situated too close to the home button, but far from tablets sides. One more nuance, buttons are not clearly seen in the dark, because they are not backlit.


Tab A 2017 Display

Sharpness of the screen is perfect for the everyday use, for watching videos and surfing the net. But pay attention that you will be able to watch only 720 p videos on Netflix or YouTube. LCD panel is not really great. Angles of view are good but colors are a little bit dull.

Tablets performance and sound

Of course difficult tasks are not for Galaxy Tab A 2017. It has only 2 GB of random access memory and a quad-core processor Snapdragon425. Various applications will not be open fast, but animation is great. The loudspeaker is of the average quality. Sound is not clear and loud. The only speaker on the tablet definitely influences quality of sound.

Working Capacity

Battery life can be quite long, up to two days, if you are not an active user of a tablet. Samsung claims that video playback is 14 hours, but there are a lot of doubts about it. Galaxy Tab A has 5.000 mAh battery. A device doesn’t support fast charging.

Software of Galaxy Tab A 2017

Software of the tablet has a lot in common with other Samsung mobile devices. You are welcome to use Multi Window feature, Game Launcher and Secure Folder. Galaxy Tab A also includes the Kids Mode, that will block some of applications, camera and games.

If you wish to take a photo with Galaxy Tab A, you can use 8 MP camera and 5 MP front one. The quality of photos is average. You can use one of the following modes: Sports, Panorama, Night, Continuous shot and Wide Selfie.

Galaxy Tab A 2017 is a basic device with a lot of necessary features; it is great for everyday use, for kids and for those, who need an additional gadget. Don’t expect too much from it.