Samsung Galaxy Tab A
A COMPACT LITTLE TABLET.
MEASURING IT AT 7 inches, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is the perfect size for easy on-the-go use.
The tablet has a 1,200 x 800 resolution touchscreen, 1.3GHz CPU, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It runs the older but still decent Android Lollipop (5.1.1) with Samsung’s own layout over the top.
It measures in at a compact 10.9 x 18.7 x 0.87cm and weighs 285 grams. Samsung has fitted the Tab A with a large 4,000mAh battery, which can handle around 9 hours of video or, in our testing, 13.5 hours reading an ebook with the screen brightness down low.
The Tab A screen is actually quite good, though not up to e-ink standards for reading in bright locations. It’s also a pretty decent little tablet, and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras, microSD card slot and GPS. Shop around for the best price, but the Tab A costs around the same as a second tier e-reader with screen light.