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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch (SM-T290NZSAXAC)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch (SM-T290NZSAXAC)

This tablet is perfectly sized as a portable media player and is said to last a long time on a battery charge. It won't exactly excel for gaming, but unless you play demanding 3D games on your tablet, there's plenty of entertainment to be had on this model.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Tablet which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their Tablet. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories, for a total cost of $270.

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared to other Tablets

Bang for the Buck46th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power (General Purpose)13th percentile
Power (Graphical)50th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)32th percentile
Storage Space46th percentile
Portability87th percentile
Battery Autonomy38th percentile
Ease of Maintenance80th percentile
Longevity41th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck22th percentile
Versatility97th percentile
Power (General Purpose)3th percentile
Power (Graphical)18th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)5th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability94th percentile
Battery Autonomy67th percentile
Ease of Maintenance17th percentile
Longevity19th percentile

Specs

Screen

8", 1280×800(1280 × 800 (1 MP)), 188.68 PPI, Touch Screen

Operating System

Android

CPU

Qualcom Snapdragon 429, 4 cores clocked from 1.4 to 2 GHz

GPU

Qualcom Adreno 504

Memory

2 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Micro SD Storage Expansion

Battery

5100mAh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w21 × d12.44 × h0.8

Dimensions (in): w8.27 × d31.6 × h2.03

Weight (kg): 0.345

Weight (lbs.): 0.76

Features

  • Micro SD Storage Expansion
  • Back-Facing Camera
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Touch Screen
  • USB 2
  • USB (Micro)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A specialist might be able to help you

Local Storage: Can be extended but not replaced

Memory: Can't be repaired or updated

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

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