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Compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 to the Tab A 10.1 (2019)

In September 2020, Samsung launched the new tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. This mid-range tablet is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019). The Tab A7 has some nice improvements, thanks to the better processor and improved battery capacity. In this article, we'll compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 to the Tab A 10.1 and list the differences and similarities.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 32GB WiFi Gray

10.4-inch screen | 32GB storage capacity | Internet via WiFi
199,-
in stock
  • Watch movies and series in high quality on the 10.4-inch Full HD screen.
  • Thanks to the 4 Dolby Atmos speakers, the tablet produces a rich sound in every holding position.
  • The 7040mAh battery lasts all day without charging.
  • It's not possible to connect to the internet via 4G, as is with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 WiFi + 4G.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) 32GB WiFi Black

10.1-inch Full HD screen | Android 9.0 | 32GB storage capacity
229,-
temporarily sold out
  • Watch movies and series in high quality on the 10.1-inch Full HD screen.
  • The processor of the Tab A 10.1 is fast enough for everyday usage, but not as fast as the Tab A7.
  • Expand the storage with a memory card of maximum 512GB.
  • It's not possible to connect to the internet via 4G, as is with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 WiFi + 4G.

Comparison between the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and Tab A 10.1 (2019)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
Screen 10.4 inches Wide UXGA+ (2000x1200) 10.1 inches Wide UXGA (1920x1200)
Processor Octa-Core Snapdragon 662 Octa-Core Exynos 7904
Dimensions 24.76x15.74x0.7cm 24.52x14.94x0.75cm
Storage 32GB / 64GB 32GB / 64GB
RAM 3GB 2GB / 3GB
Battery capacity 7040mAh 6150mAh
Number of speakers 4 2
Color Grey, silver, gold Black, silver, gold

Design

Design Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Tab A7: sound from all directions

Thanks to the metal casing, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 has a luxurious appearance and sturdy feel. It has 2 speakers on top as well as 2 speakers on the bottom. It doesn't matter if you hold the tablet horizontally or vertically, it always produces a rich sound because of these speakers. The selfie camera of the Tab A7 is built into the bezel on the side of the tablet. This gives more comfort and better image display during video calls.

Design Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Tab A 10.1: stereo sound

Similar to the A7, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 has a luxurious and sturdy appearance thanks to the metal casing. You find 2 stereo speakers at the bottom of the tablet. Sometimes, the sound can be dull when you hold the tablet horizontally because your hand blocks one of the speakers. At the bottom of the tablet you find an USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack, equal to the Tab A7.

Performance

Performance Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Tab A7: Snapdragon 662 processor

The 3GB RAM and a Snapdragon 662 Octa-Core processor make the Tab A7 suitable for browsing, shopping, and for entertainment. Thanks to the faster processor, the Tab A7 performs better than the Tab A 10.1 (2019). Do you want to use your tablet for more demanding tasks, like video editing or gaming in high settings? A tablet from the high segment of Samsung is more suitable. For example, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 or S7 Plus.

Performance Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Tab A 10.1: Exynos 7904 processor

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) has an Exynos 7904 Octa-Core processor and 2GB or 3GB RAM. The amount of RAM is different for the 32GB storage model or 64GB storage model. This makes the Tab A 10.1 not as fast as the Tab A7, but still suitable for everyday use. The difference in speed is mostly noticeable when you often switch between apps or use multiple apps at the same time.

Battery capacity

Battery capacity Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 A 10.1

Samsung provided the Tab A7 with a bigger battery. With a battery capacity of 7.040mAh, the Tab A7 lasts longer with a fully charged battery than the Tab A 10.1 (2019). You also charge the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 faster. The tablet is the first mid-range Samsung tablet that supports fast charging up to 15 watts. You do have to purchase a specific charger for this, because the normal 7.5 watts charger is included in the box.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 offers the same advantages as the Tab A 10.1 (2019) does and even adds a little extra when it comes to speed and battery capacity. The placement of the selfie camera on the longer side of the tablet is a nice improvement, especially during video calls. Because the Tab A7 was launched a year after the Tab A 10.1, you receive an extra year of software and security updates.

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