Despite its bigger size, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 doesn’t have a better screen resolution compared with the smaller model. However, the new Galaxy A 9.7 is a great tablet with steady performance and a nice good looking design.
It also comes with some free interesting software features, like trial subscriptions to The Economist, The New York Times and with some in-game bonuses, like Pac-Man Friends and The Hobbit: Kintogdoms. One of its downsides is its overreaching price tag, a fact that is meet on all Samsung tablets. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 comes at the price of 299 dollars. Its availability in Australia and UK is yet to be announced.
To be mentioned that the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has the same features, but it is priced at 229 dollars, which seems to be a more reasonable cost. For customers who don’t mind a smaller screen, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 might be a better choice. However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 comes with a chic design and is slim, thin and lightweight.
Probably, the plastic construction gives it a bit of a cheap feel, but it definitely doesn’t look like an inexpensive piece of hardware. Its smooth texture gives it a sleekly streamlined form and the charcoal-gray backpanel slightly shimmers in the light. On the right edge, users will find a power button with a volume rocker below it and a microSD slot, while on the bottom there are placed a Micro-USB port and a headphone jack, right between the speakers.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 comes with the latest Android version, Lollipop 5.0 and also features Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. This skin is user-friendly, filled with software goodies and also easy to navigate. To be mentioned that it will come with Microsoft Office apps, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
This feature will represent a huge advantage for students and other people who are in search of a portable workstation, even if it doesn’t have a keyboard. People who will buy this product will also have free perks, known as “Galaxy Gifts.” This package will include 3-month trials for Audiobooks by Audible, Evernote Premium and The New York Times.
This tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can go up to 128GB by microSD card.