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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Galaxy Tab A Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 4 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 21 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 512 GB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, micro USB, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 210 x 124.4 ( = 0.31 x 8.27 x 4.9 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, micro USB cable, headphones, modular power supply, Samsung UI, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
345 g ( = 12.17 oz / 0.76 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
150 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.87% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 23%, features: 35%, display: 80% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290

79.6% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) Tablet Review: A budget Samsung tablet with great deficiencies | Notebookcheck
The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is a compact Android tablet in the entry-level price segment. However, its affordable pricing means that Samsung has had to make some compromises. You can find out which these are in our review of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Game-Check des Tablets
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2019
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wie gut ist es wirklich?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Guter Ersteindruck
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2019
Unboxing & Erster Eindruck
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2019
78% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 78%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 504: Lower mid-range graphics card that is integrated in the Snapdragon 429 SoC. Based on the Adreno 500 architecture with OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE and Vulkan 1.0 support.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 429: Entry-level SoC that was announced in mid 2018. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 2 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller (933 MHz) and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE (max. 150 / 75 MBits). The chip is produced in the modern 12nm process and also suited for small devices.» 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.


0.345 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.


75.87%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09- 2 (Update: 2019-09- 2)