Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)
Brand: Samsung
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 1920 x 1200 Pixels
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870 Octa
  • RAM: 2GB, 3GB
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery: 7,300 mAh
  • Released Date: 10-05-2016



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) WiFi T580, SM-T580, SM-T585, SM-P580, SM-P585, SM-P585Y
Released May, 2016
Status Available


Dimensions 254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight 525 Grams
Protection Yes with Scratch Resistant Glass
Colors Pearl White, Metallic Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS, LCD Capacitive TouchScreen, PLS LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 Pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 224 ppi
Features PLS Display, Scratch Resistant, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, ~74.9% screen-to-body-ratio


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 6.0 Marshmallow
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU Octa-Core 1.6MHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. ARM Mali-T830
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2GB, 3GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB, 32GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology Background playback


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 7,300 mAh
Battery Life 10 hours
Charging Micro USB 2.0 with Charging


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Image 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features LED Flash, Panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes with LED Flash


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.2
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Dual Band
USB Micro USB v2.0 with Charging and Mass Storage
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews The screen looks great with a 16:10 aspect ratio that works very well for watching videos. The textured plastic body feels durable and solid. Performance is good, though an extra GB of RAM would have been nice.
- Nick Capaccio
User Reviews 2 Battery life exceeded 10 hours in my video playback test. Software is up to date with Android 6.0. Useful Touches features like multi-window multitasking are included.
- My Next Tablet
User Reviews 3 Performance exceeded expectations - browsing and app launching felt smooth, and gaming frame rates were decent. Battery life was excellent, lasting me over 13 hours of actual mixed use. Touches software is close to stock Android with useful extras like multi-window.
- Damir Franc
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Full HD 1920x1200 resolution screen looks nice
- Good performance for a mid-range tablet, handles gaming and multitasking well
- Excellent battery life, lasts over 10 hours of mixed use
- Large bezels and odd bottom-firing speakers
- Viewing angles on the screen could be better
- Navigation buttons are overly sensitive

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 5 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 4 / 10

Samsung has released an affordable 10-inch Android tablet aimed at budget-conscious consumers – the Galaxy Tab A 10.1

The Tab A impresses for the price with its durable plastic construction, bright 1920×1200 full HD display, and strong battery life while running the latest Android software from Google.

With its plastic back and frame, the 10.01 x 6.11 x 0.32 inch, 1.16 pound Tab A 10.1 feels solidly built.

The textured plastic withstands scratches well and allows comfortable one-handed holding. 

Its 10.1-inch screen offers rich colors and crisp details thanks to full HD resolution. 

The 16:10 ratio shows videos without distracting black bars. Down-firing speakers disappoint but Samsung bundles earbuds for private listening.

Powering the tablet is an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with 2GB RAM. 

Performance exceeds expectations for mixed usage like web browsing, gaming, and multitasking apps in split-screen mode. 

The Tab A 10.1 loads web pages swiftly, runs graphically demanding games smoothly, and switches between multiple apps lag-free. 

Internal storage is somewhat limited at 16GB but Samsung provides a microSD slot to add more.

Samsung outfits the Tab A 10.1 with an 8MP rear camera for crisp photos and 1080p videos plus a basic 2MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. 

Connectivity checks all of the boxes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a microUSB port. 

The large 7300mAh battery lasts over 10 hours thanks to efficient hardware and low-resolution screen.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 ships with Android Marshmallow, upgradeable to Oreo. 

Samsung's TouchWiz interface closely resembles stock Android while adding useful features like multi-window for viewing two apps simultaneously. Family-friendly Kids Mode is also bundled.

Buyers compromising on metal or glass construction get an excellent value in the plastic but well-built Galaxy Tab A 10.1. 

Reviewers praise its vibrant screen, smooth everyday performance, long battery life and latest Android version. 

While speakers disappoint, Samsung delivers where it counts in a budget 10-inch tablet. 

Shoppers wanting premium build quality can upgrade to the Galaxy Tab S2 for $100 more. 

But most will be very satisfied with the impressive package Samsung offers in the Tab A 10.1.

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