Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: Overview of the Test Results
For those who are looking for an affordable tablet for web surfing, videos, and a Netflix video evening, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE is an interesting proposal. Four speakers with Dolby Atmos support ensure a good sound.
Compared to its Galaxy Tab A 10.1 predecessor, the tablet brings a larger display (10.4 inch compared to 10.1 inch), which also offers a slightly increased resolution. The TFT LCD of the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE has a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, which guarantees a sharp image. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC is not a rocket, it makes the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE fast enough for all the multimedia tasks. However, you have to run most games at reduced detail settings for them to run smoothly.
Of course the display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE cannot compare with the OLED displays of more expensive tablets, but it still delivers an image quality that is good for its price class. Even though the display darkens quickly, if you don't hold it perpendicular to your viewing angle, the viewing angle stability is good overall. In addition, the TFT LCD scores in the test with its high contrast ratio, which causes the contents to appear more vivid than in its predecessor that had a weaker contrast ratio. The display is also able to manage without PWM flickering, so that even sensitive users don't have to be concerned.
LTE Module and Long Battery Life
The Galaxy Tab A7 LTE also gets some positive points for its LTE module, which is more of an exception for tablets in this price range. If you don't need an LTE connection, alternatively you can also choose the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab A7, which is even more affordable at 230 Euros (~$273). Neither of the versions offers a lot of storage space, since that is limited to 32 GB. While you can expand the storage via microSD card, you cannot move apps to the external storage.
The 7040-mAh battery provides the Samsung tablet with a good battery life. In the tests with simulated web surfing and playing videos, the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE lasts for more than 12 hours with each of the activities. Only charging takes a long time, since the included charger only offers 7.8 watts of power, which prolongs the charging time to almost 4.5 hours. Even though the Galaxy Tab A7 LTE supports quick charging at up to 15 watts, you can only take advantage of this, if you purchase the optional 15-Watt charger.
You can find the complete test on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE here.