Updated 30 Jun 2017

Samsung

Galaxy Tab A WiFi 16GB

Snapshot: The Samsung Galaxy Tab A WiFi 16GB has a 9.7 inch screen and WiFi connectivity. But what’s it like to use?

Galaxy Tab A WiFi 16GB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$403

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
70
Performance
?/10
Screen quality
?/10
Multimedia
?/10
Battery
?/10
Design & functionality
?/10

Good points

  • OK design & functionality.
  • Good for multimedia.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Good battery life.
  • Good construction quality.
  • Has WiFi (including 5GHz).
  • Has bluetooth.
  • Has micro USB.

But

  • Just OK screen quality.
  • Just OK processing performance.
  • No 4G.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (10%)
Screen quality (20%)
Convenience (20%). Includes score for virtual keyboard.
Multimedia (25%). Includes music, movies and photos.
Battery (15%)
Design & functionality (10%). Includes score for construction quality.

Price is from a November 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$403

More test results (/10)

Convenience
8.5
Virtual keyboard
7.8
Watching videos
9.0
Music
5.4
Photos
6.5

Specifications

WxHxD (mm)
167 x 242 x 8
Weight (g) (excludes any supplied keyboard)
448
OS version
Android 5.0.2
CPU
ARM
Storage - claimed (GB)
16
Screen size (inches)
9.7
Resolution
1024 x 768
Front camera resolution (MP)
2
Rear camera resolution (MP)
5
Video rear resolution
720
Video front resolution
480

Features

USB C
×
Full USB size
×
Micro-USB
HDMI
×
Mini-SD
×
Micro-SD
WiFi g
WiFi n
WiFi 5GHz n
WiFi ac
×
LTE
×
Bluetooth
GPS
NFC
×
Voice control
×
Physical keyboard
×
Stylus supplied
×

More info

Brand reliability

96%

Brand satisfaction

75%