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Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black

1.50 GB RAM - Android 5.1 Lollipop - Slate - 1280 x 800 Multi-touch Screen 16:10 Display - Bluetooth - microSD Memory Card Supported - GPS - Sensor Type: Accelerometer - Front Camera/Webcam - 5 Megapixel Rear Camera - 4000 mAh - View Complete Details

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black - The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0" gives you just what you need to do what you love. Browse online, play games or let your kids learn-all on a tablet that's light and comfortable in your hands. And with expandable memory and a long-lasting battery, the Galaxy Tab A 7.0" has what it takes to connect you to the things that matter most.

Designed for your every day
Comfortable to the touch and light in your hands, the Tab A 7.0" is easy to take anywhere.

Keep it all with you
Enjoy more of your favorite music, photos, movies and games on the go with a microSD card that expands your tablet's memory from 8GB to up to an additional 200GB. Power your day
The long-lasting battery keeps you powered up to watch, read and game at home or on the go for up to 11 hours of Internet usage.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black
 
4.4

(based on 292 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Inexpensive (223)
  • Lightweight (217)
  • Bright display (208)
  • Durable (145)
  • Realistic color (145)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (31)
  • Not high def (14)
  • Poor quality (12)
  • Not enough storage (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This tablet is very reliable and user friendly

I've owned this tablet for about a year and have not experienced one problem or glitch. It is very reliable the web research that I sometimes do as well as keeping up with the...Read complete review

I've owned this tablet for about a year and have not experienced one problem or glitch. It is very reliable the web research that I sometimes do as well as keeping up with the news, current events, weather, email and it takes good videos and photos. In other words I LIKE IT. The micro SD expandable memory is also a big plus to store my files and photos. Excellent value tablet!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A great tablet hampered by low memory

The operating system takes up half the device storage of 8 gb and the preinstalled apps take up another third. Most of the pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled even though most people will not...Read complete review

The operating system takes up half the device storage of 8 gb and the preinstalled apps take up another third. Most of the pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled even though most people will not use many of them. Most of those apps cannot be moved to the microSD card. Even worse the apps cannot write to the sd card. This means that if the user installs a few custom apps, the apps are fighting for a gb of internal memory. This is especially frustrating after paying for an Sd card to expand the memory only to discover that unless you manually move data every few hours, your device runs out of memory with over 100 gb unused on the card. This glaring and obvious problem seems to be a design choice in android. As a result, this otherwise fantastic device is completely hamstrung.

Reviewed by 292 customers

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4.0

I like the slim design

By 

from Trinidad and Tobago

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Built-in speakers
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Realistic color

Cons

  • battery dies to quick and screen shatters easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

    I like the slim design, but the tablet gets hot to fast, and one fall and the screen shattered, and the battery dies to quickly

     
    4.0

    This product has 8G of on board memory and comes loaded.

    By 

    from Marysville, WA, USA

    Pros

    • Bright display
    • built-in fm radio
    • Built-in speakers
    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight
    • power life seems good
    • Realistic color

    Cons

    • memory management with a card

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

      Loaded with stuff you might use or not and does not have an easy way to make space for much else. I added 128G external card but the amount of applications that can be moved to the card seem very limited. In using the Google maps option to download local offline maps I got no space to update without deleting games. Too many applications insist on staying in the limited 8G of main memory. If there is an option to force apps to the external card it does not seem to be obvious.

      Was going through the Google maps functions. Had installed local maps for offline use, it is a WiFi tablet, and some areas just do not have it, so I wanted to make the best use of the maps. I was able to mark a pin on a part of the area not covered by the offline maps. When I got back online and able to look at the pin it was good. Was able to look at routes using different travel methods and was impressed. But the storage memory management needs some updating to really excell.

      I'm am enjoying playing games on the tablet, space is limited to just a few. I do have game generated pictures and camera generated pictures being stored on the card. The camera setup is good the maximum picture sizes are different for front and back cameras. Did get get some nice holiday pictures and videos. ... did delete one for motion blur.

      On the whole I am enjoying my new tablet, my first Samsung product.

       
      5.0

      Great features, size, & price

      By 

      from Tx

      Pros

      • Bright display
      • Built-in speakers
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

          Last yr. I brought this tablet after buying the e7, because it didn't have the front facing camera. This tablet is great, just great. I can carry it in my purse, it takes nice pictures & videos. With the gigabytes I'm able to do what I need to. Great tablet for me. I gave the other tablet to my grandson as a Christmas gift & he loves it.

           
          1.0

          it won't utilize the internet that it has

          By 

          from NY

          Pros

          • Inexpensive
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Did not meet expectations
          • Poor quality
          • wifi is terrible doesn't work with wifi

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

            it says it's connected to the internet with a very strong connection but it does not work with the Wi-Fi.
            I have powered it on and off. I have canceled out the WiFi info and reset it several times. Nothing works very disappointed I would like my money back

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works great but not enough storage

            By 

            from undisclosed

            Pros

            • Bright display
            • Built-in speakers
            • Durable
            • Inexpensive
            • Lightweight
            • Realistic color

            Cons

            • not enough storage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

              Before I got this tablet, I didn't know that 8GB storage wasn't a good amount, around half of it is already taken by the system and there is some built in apps that I don't want that I can't delete. I have all of my apps on the SD card that the app developers allow and all of my pictures and other files on the SD card. I also use smart manager a lot to delete the unnecessary files. I still can't seem to be able to get much apps. Other than this I think this tablet works great, it is fast and durable and I use it a lot. I would recommend this tablet to someone that doesn't use a lot of storage, I am a person that uses a lot of storage, so that could be it too. The price is good. I like Samsung products and I have the Samsung Galaxy S4.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Never get update

              By 

              from NY

              Pros

                Cons

                • never get updates

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                  Now it is 2017, and we are still using Android 5.1. Never get updates since it has been released more than 1 year. Ton of people are asking on the Samsung forum but get nothing!!!

                  Do NOT buy it.

                   
                  2.0

                  8gb memory... more like 4gb

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Inexpensive
                  • Realistic color

                  Cons

                  • Did not meet expectations
                  • poor memory size
                  • Poor quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                    Yes, the tablet comes with 8gb of memory; however, 4 of that 8gb is system memory. Leaving 4gb for apps including samsung built-in apps that can use up all of you memory without even being used which means depending on the apps sizes your tablet could be all out of memory with just 10 of your favorite apps installed. Buyer beware!

                     
                    4.0

                    Frustrated

                    By 

                    from Kansas

                    Pros

                    • Bright display
                    • Durable
                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • turning on computer takes long

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                      I have password set up on my tablet everything I want to get on my tablet it constantly shuts off evendors when typing my password in. It takes 7-15 times trying to get on. I find that extremely frustrating I like this tablet but I have come close to taking it back all because of that issue.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great compact tablet.

                      By 

                      from WV

                      Pros

                      • Bright display
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Realistic color

                      Cons

                      • internet could run faster

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                        I love this tablet because it works great and I can hold it with one hand. It is fast when browsing Internet but could use a little more power. When playing games it runs super fast. For the price it's defiantly 5stars....Galaxy are the best phones and tablet's and when used together is just awesome. Keep up the good job at Samsung!

                         
                        4.0

                        My new Galaxy Tab A

                        By 

                        from IN

                        Pros

                        • Bright display
                        • Built-in speakers
                        • Realistic color

                        Cons

                        • i like the white frame.

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                          I just purchased and have only been using it for a brief period of time. I have used at least 4 other leading brands. In my opinion I find that the Galaxy is easier to use than most others. I am really enjoying my tablet. The only thing I miss is Adobe Flash.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great little tablet

                          By 

                          from Ohio

                          Pros

                          • Bright display
                          • Durable
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                              I just purchased this little tablet. Out of the box, it was great! I love this little tablet.

                               
                              4.0

                              Great product

                              By 

                              from Dallas texas

                              Pros

                              • Inexpensive
                              • Lightweight
                              • size

                              Cons

                              • 8 gb

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                Easy to use,love the design of body and size,fits nicely into my purse and work bag. Great price. Love the fact it has SD slot for storage. Met my expectations.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Puppyhead1

                                By 

                                from Westchester

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Inexpensive
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • wish was bigger screen

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                  Love this tablet I've had it for over a year ,use it every day never had any problems. It is pretty durable ,been dropped a few times-still without a scratch.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Nice Product

                                  By 

                                  from Augusta, Maine

                                  Pros

                                  • Bright display
                                  • Inexpensive
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Realistic color

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                      This is the perfect tablet for me. Very inexpensive for the quality and features. Perfect size. I gave my ipad mini away after I purchased this.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Value

                                      By 

                                      from Ca

                                      Pros

                                      • Bright display
                                      • Inexpensive
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Realistic color

                                      Cons

                                      • a bit slow

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                        BEST TABLET FOR PRICE FOR SURE I recommended because I have have owned a numerous amount of devices and in comparison I am much happier with Samsung products. Only device I am yet to try from any type of system or brand are the wearables. I wish to own the Frontier gear S3 for a long time nowith but I can commit due to the price being to high.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nice tool

                                        By 

                                        from Usa

                                        Pros

                                        • Bright display
                                        • Built-in speakers
                                        • great size
                                        • Inexpensive
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • a bit overy stuffed with bloat ware
                                        • Did not meet expectations

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                          I enjoy using this tablet has enough kapow for my self

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Samsung Tab A 7" White Tablet Review

                                          By 

                                          from Monterey County, CA 93901

                                          Pros

                                          • Bright display
                                          • Built-in speakers
                                          • Durable
                                          • Inexpensive
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Realistic color

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                              Randy O. Monterey County, CA 93901 On a positive note, as a 57 yr. old male, this is my 7th android tablet and I am extremely pleased with my alternative white-colored 7" Samsung Tab A. This is actually my very first white android tablet and I will mention that white appears to be an in color these days and in my opinion offers a more fresh and positive appearance. The color alone sort of puts me in a better mood and helps bring a smile to my face whenever and wherever I need to reach for it!

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Well worth the investment

                                              By 

                                              from Salem Ma

                                              Pros

                                              • Bright display

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                                  I had had 2 other cheaper similar tablets prior to purchasing this Galaxy tablet . The Samsung Galaxy totally outperforms my previous tablets . Not being a guy who really needs a lap top or pc/Mac I really wanted a reliable tablet that allows me to do what I want/need to do online . Here's hoping that 2 years from now I am still using this fine tablet.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent and the best among all tablets

                                                  By 

                                                  from Ct

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Bright display
                                                  • Built-in speakers
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Inexpensive
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • perfect
                                                  • Realistic color

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                                      Best tablet ever. Perfect travel size. Helps you with everything you need. Personal educator. Fun and easy to use.

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Great tablet!

                                                      By 

                                                      from NY

                                                      Pros

                                                      • battery life
                                                      • fast processor
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                      • low volume
                                                      • no cast option

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280 8 GB Tablet - 7" - Plane to Line (PLS) Switching - Wireless LAN Quad-core (4 Core) 1.30 GHz - Black:

                                                        Tablet is fast and battery life is long, I absolutely love this tablet, all its missing is a cast feature.

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