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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 SM-T385

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 SM-T385
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 SM-T385 (Galaxy Tab A Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 128GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, Hall, microUSB
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 212.1 x 124.1 ( = 0.35 x 8.35 x 4.89 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 14 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 36 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix f/1.9, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
364 g ( = 12.84 oz / 0.8 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
250 Euro

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 7 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 SM-T385

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) Review: A tab meant for only multimedia consumption
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the tablet does looks like an interesting proposition as it does offer some good battery backup and display. However, the performance of the device is quite average and so is the camera. So, if you are looking for a tablet only for multimedia need, only then you can consider this tablet as an option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2017
Samsung’s affordable Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (first look)
Source: Gadgetguy English
Samsung Electronics Australia has announced the second-generation Galaxy Tab A 8.0. It builds on the Galaxy design legacy, featuring a refined look and feel with a sleek, metal body and smooth rounded edges.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2017
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) review: Lots to go, but has some misses
Source: Gadget Show English
Overall, we think that at a price of Rs 17,990, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a good buy. It has a sturdy built and design, a vibrant display and is a performer. The downsides are the gaming experience , and the average cameras. But if you can live with these, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a good buy for you. However, we also think that there will be those who would rather spend the same money on a big-screen smartphone than opt for a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 Review
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2017
Первый в Рунете обзор Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017: металлический планшет с кучей минусов и плюсов
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; 6GB RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2017
Trải nghiệm Galaxy Tab A giá hơn 6 triệu chơi game có mượt như iPad?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice cameras; long battery life; metal case; light weight; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2017
Mở hộp Galaxy Tab A (8 inch): Món quà ý nghĩa đầu năm học
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2017

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.364 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-10 (Update: 2017-12-10)