Updated 30 Jun 2017

Samsung

Galaxy Tab A 7" 8GB SM-T280

Snapshot: The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7" 8GB SM-T280 has a 7 inch screen and WiFi connectivity. But what’s it like to use?

Galaxy Tab A 7" 8GB SM-T280
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$240

Price comparison

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Test results

Overall score
62
Performance
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Screen quality
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Multimedia
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Battery
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Design & functionality
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Construction quality
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Good points

  • OK design & functionality.
  • Good for multimedia.
  • Very easy to use.
  • OK battery life.
  • Good construction quality.
  • Has WiFi.
  • Has bluetooth.
  • Has micro USB.
  • Has voice control.

But

  • Just OK screen quality.
  • Poor processing performance.
  • Doesn't support 5GHz WiFi.
  • 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
$240

More test results (/10)

Convenience
8.1
Virtual keyboard
7.2
Watching videos
9.0
Music
2.5
Photos
5.8

Specifications

WxHxD (mm)
109 x 187 x 11
Weight (g) (excludes any supplied keyboard)
287
OS version
Android 5.1.1
CPU
ARM
Storage - claimed (GB)
8
Screen size (inches)
7
Resolution
1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (MP)
2
Rear camera resolution (MP)
4
Video rear resolution
720
Video front resolution
720

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%