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Galaxy Tab A

The Game 161

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For those looking at a lower budget


For 9.7 inch wifi and 4G model of 16GB it’s £269

Wifi only with S Pen £259.99

Wifi only 16GB it’s £229

all 2GB of ram


Seems reasonable with a metal build
 

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Is it 2gb?

Amazon UK specs has it

- Colours: Black or White
- Screen: 9.7inches
- Weight: 450g
- Size: H243mm x W167mm x D7.5mm
- Processor: 1.2GHz Quad Core
- Ram: 1.5GB
- System: Android Lollipop
- GPS: Yes
- USB: USB 2.0
- Headphones: 3.5mm Jack stereo output
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Colour Depth: 16 Million
- SD Card: Micro SD card slot (up to 128GB)
- Video: Video recording in HD
- Compatible Video formats: MP4,M4V,3GB,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
- Compatible Audio formats: MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTL,RTX,OTA
 
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The Game 161

macrumors Core
Original poster
Dec 15, 2010
23,760
12,949
UK
Is it 2gb?

Amazon UK specs has it

- Colours: Black or White
- Screen: 9.7inches
- Weight: 450g
- Size: H243mm x W167mm x D7.5mm
- Processor: 1.2GHz Quad Core
- Ram: 1.5GB
- System: Android Lollipop
- GPS: Yes
- USB: USB 2.0
- Headphones: 3.5mm Jack stereo output
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Colour Depth: 16 Million
- SD Card: Micro SD card slot (up to 128GB)
- Video: Video recording in HD
- Compatible Video formats: MP4,M4V,3GB,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
- Compatible Audio formats: MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTL,RTX,OTA
From the looks might be different from each model. Unless it's wifi and 4G it's 2
 
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AppleRobert

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I would not go there, not with previous Samsung tablets pretty much discounted continually so one would get a better tablet for just a little more cost.

I'm eyeing the larger first S tablet with price breaks as I don't see the second gen really interesting me because of the price regardless that it is 4:3 AR. Samsung is pretty much matching the Ipad Air 2 with its second gen and its first S is no slouch anyway.
 
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Already the S does not come in 12.2. I already have a Tab Pro 12.2. Now I need a 15" that is not running Windows.
 
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Shanghaichica

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It's under powered too. I've played around with a few display models (currys, asda) and both were laggy.
 
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Now I need a 15" that is not running Windows.

You mad bro!!

Sorry but tablets do NOT need to get larger!!! 12inch tablets are big enough, and to be fair 12 inch tablets are not very portable and are too big for me.!!!


Tablets are meant to be very portable!!
 
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Is it 2gb?

Amazon UK specs has it

- Colours: Black or White
- Screen: 9.7inches
- Weight: 450g
- Size: H243mm x W167mm x D7.5mm
- Processor: 1.2GHz Quad Core
- Ram: 1.5GB
- System: Android Lollipop
- GPS: Yes
- USB: USB 2.0
- Headphones: 3.5mm Jack stereo output
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Colour Depth: 16 Million
- SD Card: Micro SD card slot (up to 128GB)
- Video: Video recording in HD
- Compatible Video formats: MP4,M4V,3GB,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
- Compatible Audio formats: MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTL,RTX,OTA

I think it is 1.5GB of RAM, not 2GB of RAM.
 
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You mad bro!!

Sorry but tablets do NOT need to get larger!!! 12inch tablets are big enough, and to be fair 12 inch tablets are not very portable and are too big for me.!!!


Tablets are meant to be very portable!!
I don't carry my tablet and 9 inches are already too big for a pocket anyway. 20 inches are indeed too big for the couch.
 
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AppleRobert

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Actually looks to be a nice tablet, I'll definitely drop by Best Buy and check it out as well. I've been looking for an Android tablet in the size of the iPad mini.

It definitely is 4:3 aspect ratio as I fooled with it yesterday. They did not have it in stock at that location or I would have picked one up to try it out at least.

Just giving folks a heads up as far as an alternative. A 10inch model is forthcoming as well.
 
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It definitely is 4:3 aspect ratio as I fooled with it yesterday. They did not have it in stock at that location or I would have picked one up to try it out at least.

Just giving folks a heads up as far as an alternative. A 10inch model is forthcoming as well.
I found out that there are two models of the S 8.0, one with 2GB and another with 4GB and possibly USB-C. Did the one you play with have USB-C? How did you like the build quality?
 
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AppleRobert

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I found out that there are two models of the S 8.0, one with 2GB and another with 4GB and possibly USB-C. Did the one you play with have USB-C? How did you like the build quality?

It had 2GB, did not notice a USB.
 
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