If you are in the market for a new tablet, the number of choices has drastically reduced over the years. Apple continues to be the prime choice for users who want the iOS experience, while the Android camp now has fewer choices as manufacturers shift their focus more on smartphones. Luckily, Samsung continues to produce slates that range from entry-level to the high-end spectrum. Its newest entry, the 2018 Samsung Galaxy Tab A, is a mid-range device for games and multimedia consumption.

As of now, the flagship bracket is occupied by the Galaxy Tab S4—a tablet that packs premium-tier components and performance—intended for both productivity and entertainment. However, the South Korean consumer electronics giant needs a proper contender to dominate the mid-tier segment against Chinese upstarts, such as Huawei, Lenovo, and Asus. Therefore, 2018 version of the Galaxy Tab A comes with enough firepower to do establish and defend its territory.

You get a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 TFT display with slim bezels. You will note that the top and bottom bezels when held in portrait mode, are slightly thicker give you an area to grip. With four speakers distributed around its frame, the slate is designed to be mostly used in a landscape orientation. Dolby Atmos audio-enhancement is built-in for superior sound reproduction. Furthermore, a Smart Connector interface is available for those who want to use the optional keyboard case accessory.

The 2018 Samsung Galaxy Tab A relies on a 7,300mAh battery that supplies around 14 hours on a single charge. The package includes an adaptive fast-charging adapter to get you up and running in no time.

2018 Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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