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Samsung’s new mid-range tablet is that good

The Galaxy Tab A7 is Samsung’s latest contribution to the middle-class tablet based on Android 10. Compared to its predecessor, it offers a new display, a faster CPU and a total of four speakers for around 220 euros. Our colleague Andrzej Tokarski has tested the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and thinks that it could become one of the most popular tablets of the year.

Media tablet with a good display

If you compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 with its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), the first thing you notice is the slightly larger display. This is now 10.4 instead of 10.1 inches. It offers good viewing angles and decent colours, even if a slight blue cast can be seen. The resolution is 2000 x 1200 pixels. Unfortunately, Samsung’s S Pen is not supported.

Netflix and other DRM-protected streaming services can be used on the Galaxy Tab A7 in Full HD, which is not necessarily a given for devices in this price range. The tablet is also suitable for watching movies because of a total of four speakers. The Galaxy Tab A7 is a new multimedia tablet from Samsung.

Decent equipment

The Galaxy Tab A7 performs well in benchmarks with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 and 3 GB of RAM and is roughly on par with the somewhat more expensive Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It only achieved a surprisingly poor value in the Geekbench 5 Computer Test. It is of course fast enough for everyday tasks such as office and surfing the Internet and most games run smoothly with good graphics. However, this does not apply to Fortnite, for example.

The other equipment is also decent: Samsung offers the tablet with 32 GB or 64 GB of memory, there are LTE-capable models, the main camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, the front camera with 5 megapixels. Accessories can be connected via USB C. The tablet is also charged via this connection. A fingerprint scanner is not available. For the operating system, Samsung relies on Android 10 with an adapted user interface One UI 2.5. Unfortunately, Samsung Dex is not supported.

Technical data for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 2020

operating system Android 10, Samsung UI 2.5
Display 10.4 inches, WUXGA + (2000 x 1200 pixels), format 16.6: 10
Storage 3 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage
Sensors Acceleration, gyroscope, compass, hall sensor, ambient light
Main camera 8 MP
Front camera 5MP
links USB Typ C, Wifi, WiFi Direkt, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, LTE optional
Audio 4 stereo speakers (1.2 watts), 3.5 mm headphone jack
Colours Dark grey, silver, gold
Dimensions 157,4 x 247,6 x 7 mm
Weight 477g
battery pack 7040 mAh
price from 280 euros

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