Tablets have seen better days during its earlier days. Though there are still people from all over the world that needs a tablet – and the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) is here to get you going. It’s priced at an affordable RM899 for the WiFi-only version and RM1,299 for the LTE version – but that’s on your own preference.
How’s the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) for everyday use? Well, here’s our video review of this tablet.
All in all, the 10.1-inch display is actually pretty good. Samsung opted for a 16:10 aspect ratio display, with 1920×1200 pixels in resolution. That means you can get more real estate out of it but there will be black bars for videos since most videos are in in 16:9 and some movies are in 21:9.
It comes with great colors and great viewing angles as well, and it supports Widevine L1 – hence you can watch Netflix in full HD.
I do appreciate the fact that Samsung made the bezels wide enough for me to hold on both sides, and they also axed the entire ambient light sensor. That means the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) only has manual brightness setting. To readjust the brightness, you’ll have to do it through the notification panel or in the settings menu.
For me personally, I do prefer to have manual brightness on a tablet since it is annoying if I am watching a video and the entire screen just goes dim because my finger’s shadow passed the sensor.
My main complaints about the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) are on three things – the performance, the internal storage capacity, and the loudspeakers.
The performance is rather okay for entry-level gaming, actually. It works well with PUBG Mobile on the absolute lowest graphical settings though it still lags while jumping down the plane. However, 2GB RAM is totally insufficient.
The internal storage capacity is only 32GB. Sure, you can get a microSD card but many apps – particularly games – don’t work well with external storage.
Then the loudspeakers. Yes, it has a stereo speaker but they are both pointing downwards. Why not just move one of the speaker to the other side instead? Though at least it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack.
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) is actually quite a decent tablet for its price. Display is sharp and great, comes with adequate enough performance for day-to-day use – though should have at least 4GB RAM for multitasking. And also have proper stereo speaker instead of stereo bottom-firing speakers.
Here are the places where you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019):