Keeping the features that had hit the previous generation, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 sports a design more in tune with the era and Galaxy Tab S5e.This results in an effective tablet that may well do tobacco.
- A nice design
- A controlled colorimetry
- A bit heavy
- No Super Amoled screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 review
Three years after the last Galaxy Tab A 10.1 inches and after a Tab A 10.5 inches released last summer, here is Samsung decides to propose again a model with a slab of 10.1 inches. A tablet always intended for a family use that has sacred arguments to make.
While length, unlike iPad, this Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is 245 mm high and 149 mm wide - about the size of a sheet size A5. It is a little thick with its 7.5 mm and weighs 469 g, which may seem a little heavy if you hold it at arm's length for a long time.
The back of this new iteration contrasts with what Samsung has been able to offer on its old models Galaxy Tab A. Here, we are closer to the new Galaxy Tab S5e with an aluminum back. There is a separation strip on the upper part that hosts the single 8MP photo sensor.
At the front, we find a TFT slab with a definition of 1,920 x 1,200 px (WUXGA or Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array) that occupies 81% of the frontal area. The size of the borders has been revised downwards compared to the old model, and this has made it possible to extend the screen. However, the low and high parts are still as wide. The latter also contains the 5MP camera.
For the rest, it's classic. One button for startup and two others for volume control that are placed on the right edge. On the upper edge, there is a 3.5mm mini-jack that is almost centered and finally, on the bottom, two speakers occupy the space. No fingerprint sensor on this model, nor even unlocking by facial recognition.
No major changes to the screen, Samsung has taken over that of the 2016 model: a TFT slab of 1920 x 1200 px with a resolution of 224 dpi. A Super Amoled slab would have been better, especially since the technology is present on just about every smartphone manufacturer. But we will be satisfied.
This screen remains very good for the rest, for proof his E delta mastered which displays a value of 2.7. However, we have noticed that some tones exceeded an E delta of 3, but this will not bother the majority of users.
The problem is when you look at the color temperature. Raised at 7,138 K, it is too high compared to the video standard (6,500 K), and unfortunately there is no way to get closer to this value by the display settings.
By day, the slab offers a good maximum brightness (421 cd / m²), but fails to adequately absorb reflections. At night, you will have no problem reading with a minimum brightness of 2.6 cd / m². For the rest, the display shows a touch delay of 58 ms and a remanence time of 16 ms, which is good without being exceptional. Finally the contrast ratio is 1 072: 1, good enough for a slab of this type, and especially much better than what was proposed on the Galaxy Tab A 2016.
Performance and System
With its Exynos 7904 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Talet will have no trouble running all the applications that will be installed. It will not be - obviously - a war machine but, since it is primarily for family use, the SoC and its RAM will be perfect for Netflix, YouTube or some games for children, among others.
In addition, the external temperature does not rise too high, the only heat points to be taken are at the level of the camera and will not interfere with the users. The games part is provided by a GPU Mali-G71, a chip dating from 2016 and with limited performance when it comes to launching a soft resource-intensive.
The tablet comes with Android 9.0 Pie and its latest security update is March 1, 2019. As on Samsung smartphones, the software interface One UI is added to the OS of Google. If you own a phone of the brand, you will not be left out. For others, care should be taken to pay attention to duplicate applications. Indeed, the Google and Samsung apps each have their own app drawer.
As a good family tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 offers a "kids" mode that is activated by the quick settings menu (the one that appears when we slide our finger from the top of the screen down). Lockable with a PIN code, the application offers games for the youngest but also a special page related to the LEGO universe. Playful, she will take care of the youngest.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 only ships two cameras. A sensor at the rear of 8 MP and a sensor at the front of 5 MP. Far from doing miracles compared to the 2016, it will be necessary to be content with a photographic quality really unflattering. While it is not the prerogative of tablets to take flattering shots, but we would have liked a result a little more convincing.
It is however much better than with the Huawei MediaPad T5. By day, the software processing is very smooth on the scene and the sharpness is not optimal, even if some details are preserved. The exposure is pretty good and the white balance controlled.
At night, it's another song. The whole image is noisy and the hue of the scene turns to ocher. This remains more visible than on the Huawei tablet, but do not rely too much on the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 for clichés at night.
At the front, the 5MP camera is no better than its sister at the back. The shots are very smooth and lack of dive (but at the same time taking selfies with a tablet?). However, the quality will be more than sufficient for video chats via Skype, for example.
Video recording is limited to Full HD 1080p at 30 fps. As for the photography part, the videos will not be brilliant and will only be used to troubleshoot. And with 469 g on the scales, holding a tablet to shoot can quickly become tiring.
The 10.1-inch tablet has a fairly powerful headphone jack that will fit the majority of headphones. The distortion and dynamics are also very good, even excellent. This 3.5mm mini-jack sins only on the quality of stereo playback, which is not among the best. It has two speakers on the low end that are pretty good and will prove useful when the whole family will look at the tablet to watch series or videos on YouTube.
The accumulator in the tablet is 6,150 mAh. According to Samsung, this would allow him to keep about 13 hours in use. A data that we checked through our SmartViser test. In fact, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 held 19h 26min, which is much more than the autonomy announced and should offer a little over 2 days of sustained use. Good news !
With the adapter supplied in the box, it will take a little more than 4 hours to recharge it 100%. It is compatible with the wired reverse charge, to allow it to hold longer when you have no grip at hand.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 is very pleasant to use and its design is very pleasant to the touch as well as the eye.We regret the lack of a slab Super Amoled - surely to control the price - , but the screen is still very good for multimedia content because yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 is primarily made for watching movies, series, sitting on the couch or other videos with children Finally, with a battery life of almost 20 hours, you can bask with the Tab A for a long time before reloading, which is more than enough to prefer the Huawei MediaPad T5.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019