The 2019 Galaxy Tab A (Samsung9) is positioned by Samsung on the mobile phone segment thanks to SIM calling capability, as well as targeting older users who need phones with large screens. Easy to manipulate.
Samsung has popularized the line of products inherently located in the high-end segment. While large tablets are often thought of with many features, small tablets can be used as phones with large screens. Product orientation is a phone that helps the device have a similar configuration compared to regular phones that have similar configurations but have smaller screens.
Speaking of design, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is completely good thanks to the metal back, sturdy plastic frame, impressive thinness. The feeling of holding in my hand is quite pleasant, without being bothered.
The front of the flat design machine with border edges is arranged with reasonable size. User-oriented machine used vertically due to having a direct talk mic like a small screen phone. The edge of the two sides narrowed to the right size so that when holding the manipulation, it is not touched to the screen, leading to the deviation of touch.
On the screen, Tab A 8.0 (2019) has a TFT panel size of 8 ”with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and a 16:10 aspect ratio that makes it possible to display the appropriate content. The navigation bar of the Android 9.0 Pie OneUI interface can be hidden if the user wants. However, with such a screen aspect ratio, it does not occupy the display space.
The back of the device is also designed flat with the camera placed at an angle and not protruding. 8 MP AF camera to meet the basic needs of saving every day, of course in a dimly lit environment will need to hold the camera to limit blur.
The front camera of 2 MP resolution machine can meet the video call capability at 720p resolution suitable to use video calling applications such as Zalo, Skype, Google Duo … This is also the main direction that want to be directed.
The hardware of Galaxy Tab A 8.0 owns Snapdragon platform 429. The 4-core processor of the machine can meet the basic use needs of the machine with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory, with memory card microSD extension. The interface of the machine works smoothly, of course when opening multiple applications, there will be unavoidable latency. The 32 GB memory is quite generous to install applications as well as a few large-capacity games.
With the use as a phone, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is suitable for the elderly or new users of the smartphone for the first time that need an easy device or the ability to display large content, do not move much.
It also aims to use the family with content sharing mode (Family Sharing) via Samsung Cloud. Each family member or group can adjust the device to their own liking with the Multiplayer mode for personal settings and applications. In addition, the device also has a Kids Mode that provides content designed specifically for babies to provide a suitable and safe entertainment space, to proactively manage their content and usage time.
The battery of a 5,100 mAh device can give up to 10 hours of movie viewing time. Due to limited time for hands-on experience, I don't have detailed battery usage information. If using with a small amount of time, the machine can maintain the waiting time of 2-3 days.
In the box of Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) with 5V-1.55A charger and microUSB cable. The device still has a 3.5mm port for users to choose their favorite headphones, but this price does not come with a headset to make the conversation more private and easy.
Thus, Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is aimed at users who are older, who need a feature phone but want a large screen, big font for easy manipulation. The price of 3.69 million with Qualcomm chip shows that Samsung has accepted to compete in the price segment that we do not think the Korean brand has positioned so before.