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 193 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (120)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (149)
  • Inexpensive (145)
  • Bright display (136)
  • Durable (99)
  • Realistic color (94)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (20)
  • Not high def (10)
  • Poor quality (5)

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.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it.

By 

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Pros

  • Bright display
  • Built-in speakers
  • Durable
  • 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:

      I bought the Table S2 just for the camera specs. Microsoft Office was a great bonus. Just got my daughter the Table A6. Can't wait for the next Tablet.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value for money!

      By 

      from Lisbon, Portugal

      Pros

      • Bright display
      • Built-in speakers
      • 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:

          I love it, so far! No cons. Very practical. Very good size and weight for someone like me who carries it around.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Samsung first choice

          By 

          from Mt. Vernon, Ky

          Pros

          • Bright display
          • Built-in speakers
          • Durable
          • easy to use!
          • 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:

              I've used Samsung products and tried using other big name products but always go back to my Samsung products! So no matter what it's my first choice when getting a new phone or tablet!

               
              3.0

              Good tablet for the value.

              By 

              from Ohio

              Pros

              • battery life
              • Bright display
              • Built-in speakers
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Realistic color

              Cons

              • antenna strength
              • delay to read installed apps
              • no stylus

              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:

                Bought this tablet as a gift to myself that I intend to use in the future for artwork eventually pairing it with the Bamboo Spark, the display is the right size to operate with one or both hands. I have used Samsung Galaxy products for years and the function of this device seems just slightly slower than my other devices including my no longer available Galaxy Music Player 4.0. The screen display is vivid and accurate in color the battery life is great, with only WiFi on and email the only thing syncing I am currently at 48% and the device has been on about 35 hours. My WiFi antenna may be glitch ingredients as the device continuously drops and reconnects while my Galaxy Note 4 and S4 stay connected with the same WiFi signal. Otherwise I find this tablet to be good for the price that I paid. Just wish there was a built-in stylus like my Note 4 the stylus I bought to go with this tablet is only adequate and not as accurate as a Note Stylus. I have also noticed that when I moved apps to the memory card to save space on the Internal memory the device no longer recognizes the app as installed or it takes longer for the device to read the app as installed, and it's a 128GB Samsung memory card.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This product is great for my kids

                By 

                from Honolulu,HI

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                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 bought this product for my kids so they could do their online assignments since we don't own a laptop or computer

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome tablet!

                    By 

                    from Sacramento California

                    Pros

                    • Bright display
                    • Built-in speakers
                    • Durable
                    • Inexpensive
                    • 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:

                        I love my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 8gb tablet! I needed something simple inexpensive and solid and Samsung hit the spot! Thanks Samsung for another exemplary product!

                         
                        3.0

                        Tab A

                        By 

                        from Indiana, IN

                        Pros

                        • 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:

                            Received this tablet as a Christmas gift. At first it seemed as if there was a glitch in the system when we used the keyboard. However, around day 3 it improved, as I was preparing to take it back to the store.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            AWESOME

                            By 

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Bright display
                            • Built-in speakers
                            • Durable
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Lightweight
                            • long lasting battery
                            • portable
                            • 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:

                                I love this tablet it's awesome and amazing and love its so cool

                                 
                                4.0

                                Small Issue

                                By 

                                from Florida

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                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:

                                    Facebook App is not correct. Very slow and writing too large for feed.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Excellent tablet!

                                    By 

                                    from Oh

                                    Pros

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

                                    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:

                                        Bought this for my 7 year old son. He loves it and I do as well. Fully featured for a 7 year old who loves games. I have a galaxy tab 3 for myself.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Overall features

                                        By 

                                        from Ft Lauderdale,FL

                                        Pros

                                        • Bright display
                                        • Inexpensive
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Realistic color

                                        Cons

                                        • more gigs
                                        • screen smudges

                                        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 the tablet. Was a gift to replace an older version. Wish it came with more than 8 gigs.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          One amazing little tablet!

                                          By 

                                          from Asheville, NC, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Bright display
                                          • excellent battery life
                                          • Inexpensive
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • limited internal storage space

                                          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:

                                            While some prefer larger tablets, this one is the perfect size for me. From its beautiful design, to the expandable storage, this tablet can keep up with even the most demanding tasks I use it for. Gaming, Netflix and browsing are no sweat for this little guy.

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Good value

                                            By 

                                            from North Carolina

                                            Pros

                                            • Bright display
                                            • Durable
                                            • 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 product has very good features and is a very good value.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Better than the Tab4

                                                By 

                                                from Brunswick,Ga

                                                Pros

                                                • beautiful
                                                • Bright display
                                                • Built-in speakers
                                                • Durable
                                                • fast
                                                • focus
                                                • 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 tablet is better than the tab 4 hasn't slowed down has great texture on the back and is expected to get an update to marshmallow. The camera can focus which is really great the processor is fast and everything overall I would recommend this to a bunch of people.

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    This is very handy and powerfully tablet

                                                    By 

                                                    from Fortaleza

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    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 liked very mUchiha he design and features of this tablet

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        OK for the Money

                                                        By 

                                                        from Vancouver, WA, USA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Inexpensive

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Did not meet expectations
                                                        • gb is not enough on board memory

                                                        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:

                                                          the only major complaint that I have about this tablet is that it woefully lacking in storage...8gb is horribly short of the mark in this app intensive world...not all apps can be moved to a storage card. Had I known that the OS would eat up close to half of the on board memory....(space becomes a real issue very quickly)...I would not bought this unit....my Samsung phone came with 16gb?????? Memory is cheap add some to this tablet...

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          perfect for the kids

                                                          By 

                                                          from Mexico, NY

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Bright display
                                                          • Built-in speakers
                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Inexpensive
                                                          • kid friendly
                                                          • 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:

                                                              We have bought several different tablets for our kids trying to spend as little as possible and they have always broken within the first year. We absolutely love samsung and are so happy we paid the little extra for these(we bought 2) they are so worth it. The battery life is ridiculous, they last forever and they are so user friendly. We will never buy another tablet or phone that is not samsung again

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Nifty little tablet

                                                              By 

                                                              from Undisclosed

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Bright display
                                                              • 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 bought this android device as a nook tablet and is rather cool working with novels and graphic novels. It has a battery that lasts longer than my other tablets and has neat features some of which I haven't seen before.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  This product has nice design

                                                                  By 

                                                                  from Minneapolis, MN

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Bright display
                                                                  • Durable
                                                                  • 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:

                                                                      I like the design and color. Has good features, it's similar to the galaxy phone which I always buy.

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      Great Tablet

                                                                      By 

                                                                      from Chesterfield, Mo

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Bright display
                                                                      • Durable
                                                                      • Inexpensive
                                                                      • Lightweight

                                                                      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:

                                                                          Perfect size for travel, crystal clear screen, very functional. Does great job with exploring the Internet without the bulk of a laptop. The only negative is trying to figure out where on the tablet to go to update the apps or the Android system

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