Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab (front) and Apple's iPad are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) tablet, launched in May 2016, has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1200x1920 pixels. It weighs 525 grams and has an 8.2mm thickness. It is powered by an Exynos 7870 chipset, non-removable 7,300 mAh battery and 2GB RAM for 16GB internal storage/3GB RAM for 32GB internal storage. The 32GB version comes with an S-Pen.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) has decent specs and a better screen than many in the price range it is offered for. The 16GB tablet is available for $449 on the Samsung Australia website.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) has a PLS LCD capacitive multi-touch display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It uses a Mali-T830 MP2 graphics processor. The internal storage of the device is expandable up to 256GB via microSD.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) 8MP autofocus, LED Flash-enabled primary snapper has touch focus, geo-tagging and panorama features. It has a 2MP front snapper that can record videos at 1080p, reports GSMArena.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is available in Metallic Black and Pearl White colour options. It is a mid-range tablet with higher than normal specs and a good display. The aspect ratio has been changed to 16:10 instead of last year's Tab A 9.7’s 3:4 ratio.

Some have found this aspect ratio to be a turn off as most tablets sport a 3:4 aspect ratio as they are more comfortable with a landscape setting. However, a 16:10 is pretty good for watching videos and photos.

Although Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) received an upgrade on the pixel resolution front from its predecessor, it is not as good as the Galaxy Tab S2 or the current 9.7-inch iPads. However, images are pretty sharp.

Thus, buyers who are looking for a budget tablet with good specs may try out the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016).