Once in a while Samsung releases a slightly less advanced equipment for customers who do not need bells and whistles in their tablets and smartphones, and as a universal tool in a relatively low price. This just has to be the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.
It would be many years before Samsung switched to glass and aluminum as the main material used in the production of top mobile devices. This allows the company to perfection mastered this seemingly dull and fragile material, which is plastic and knows how to apply it in devices such as Table A.
Let's be honest: this equipment will not take place on the podium the most expensive tablet, but not after it has been created. Out of the box we saw neatly, though neatly designed a device that is placed well in hand. The simple, rounded at the edges of monolithic housing refers to the classic design tabletowego and can not be criticized too much. It seems to be sufficiently rigid and impact resistant, not fly apart after months of heavy use, and the plastic is slightly rough, so that the scratch resistance – at least the shallower – will not receive too visible. Only the frame around the screen might be smaller; the side edges are not yet the worst, but 2-inch frame the upper and lower until they ask for a reduction. Samsung in every aspect bet on proven – and cheap – solutions, rather than on unnecessary extravagance. There is no room for unnecessary components and functions abandoned several technologies to slightly downsize the equipment – such weight as well as financially.
It is often said that the heart of mobile devices is the processor, but that's not entirely true, because the quality of the screen draw attention in the first place, speed tests come later. The Galaxy Tab A display is simply correct. The bright, clear colors well presented, but after a few days of use you will see that Samsung has used the budget template. At a resolution of 1024x768p quite clearly you see the pixels, especially while browsing web pages. In 2015 FullHD should be the standard. A good move on the part of Samsung's proved and dispense with aspect ratio 16: 9 to 4: 3. As a result, work with documents and the network is much more comfortable than on small widescreen. And that's in this homework equipment shows what he can do.
The processor is not a speed demon made the fastest Exynos chips or Snapdragon. This model is powered by a Snapdragon 410, a versatile and reliable quad. Excels at multitasking: quick switch between application windows and allows for smooth operation in a split screen. Split-screen mode deserves special praise: just when working with the application hold for a moment the button to the right of the Home button to display a split-second split into two parts. This feature works well in both horizontal and vertical, and with a simple slider, we can decide what part of the screen will deal with each application. To simultaneously support the mailbox and browser ideal solution. For those who take the tablet as equal smartphone tool, we have good news: when you insert a SIM card from Table And we can call as with any other phone. The tablet is too big to even our editorially colleagues about the great paws were able to hold it with one hand to his ear, but just hook up the handset to talk freely with friends.
You do not fire up games and software applications on a split screen, but maybe it's better. Snapdragon 410 with support 2GB of RAM can handle less demanding titles, but Table A is not super powerful, budgetary console. Angry Birds fire up without a problem, for smooth play with three-dimensional, most zasobożernymi not expect. The same thing is true of the camera, and speakers. The first is doing the correct images with a resolution 5MPX, but it is far from the quality of the lenses with smartfonowych flagowców, and my loudspeakers as far as pure, natural and resonant sound. It is a pity that it was decided to put the two speakers on the bottom edge hardware, very close to each other. In this setting, it is hard to create the impression of surround sound and when holding the Tab A level, sometimes to cover them by hand. A much better solution would be to place the speakers on the rear panel.
Pleasant and long work
If, however, we do not expect the impossible from Table A, working with him will be very enjoyable. During the week of the test, with moderate use, we loaded him only twice. For full battery withstand about 8-9 hours of continuous work, and if you drastically zmniejszylibyśmy screen brightness, this would extend the time for the next few hours. 6000mAh doing your and you will see that Samsung is not without a reason decided to use a screen with a lower resolution. Thanks to him, the tablet can be charged once every few days, not every night, as energy smartphones and tablets with displays of great resolution. However, it is not smart battery performance or coping with multitasking is the biggest advantage Tab A, but the Touch Wiz interface. Yes, the same interface, which for years was associated with clumsiness and overcharging. After firing the tablet get just a handful of the most needed applications, any additional programs and services you can install either the Google Play or the App Galaxy Gift, in which we find the most popular package selected by Samsung traps from sites with music, eBooks and audiobooks until after games with free mikrotransakcyjnymi currencies. It is then fill the 16GB of memory, and if we ran out of space for your data, you can always hook the microSD card. The only pre-installed application that has made our lives easier, a browser news briefing. It is a pity that aggregates content from the English-speaking sites and is not adapted to the Polish audience. If it were not, the new Touch Wiz would be ideal.
For all this you will have to pay approx. 1400 zł, for those who are just beginning their adventure with the tablet, he will be like. And if you need more efficient and more versatile equipment, you can always throw a few hundred dollars on Ativ Smart, a hybrid tablet and laptop from Samsung.