Although the Tablet market is stagnant since a long time, Samsung is in their game for Tablets. The new Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) is a new updated device from Samsung. Previously the screen was 10.1″ now it is 10.5″ and it is same as the flagship Tab S4. Phones are getting big and they are giving almost everything to the users. The official price of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is Rs 54,490 in Nepal for 2018 model.
For example the big screen of Galaxy Note 9 with S-Pen is perfect power house for creators. Still there is a market for these big screen electronics. The Tab A 10.5 fills that market as a mid range device. Just as A series phones, it is a premium level device just below S lineup. The screen size of this Tab A is same as new Tab S4 but it is much lighter in terms of weight.
Many things of the Tab A series are still same as glossy design, LCD screen and mid level hardware. For summing up, these are the hardware specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab a 10.5.
- 10.5″ IPS LCD Screen 1200×1920 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset with 1.8 GHz octa core processor
- 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage
- 8 MP f/1.9 Back camera
- 5 MP f/2.2 front camera
- 7300 mAh battery
- Android 8.1 OS
In a simple look the Tab A has a very basic hardware but things such as battery are pretty interesting. The body is made of polycarbonate which is basically a type of plastic. Tablets have a different type of market and surely this isn’t mean for the most demanding users. But being a mid ranger it also packs some good perks. It has good speaker arrangements at its sides which sound good. The battery is also very large which can easily run this big screen for a long time.
Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018) Impressions
The new Tab A offers Samsung’s new interface, bigger battery and small features such as USB Type C to the table. Battery and screen size is same as Tab S4 but we hoped to see SAMOLED screen on this one as well. It clearly doesn’t have enough hardware to give users great gaming experience but watching movies and surfing the internet could be fun in bigger screens.
Reading text, e books can also be enjoyed using the bigger screen. In terms of camera, they are very basic and will do the ordinary tasks easily. Tablets usually don’t have high-end camera because almost no one does photography with them. The front 5 MP sensor can give good enough video quality for video chats. For the price being, it is reasonable comparing it to international price. Well in our view, new Tab A 10.5 is a good upgrade from the previous one but it’s not a device for everyone. In future we wan to see upgrades such as AMOLED and metal body though.