When Samsung launches a brand new tablet in 2017, most users expect it to be the best device that one could go for.
Unfortunately, the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S which looks amazing in design lacks the power on the inside.
The tablet market had steadily declined from being the most crowded area to the least popular choice in the market. Apple’s cheapest iPad now available in stores is the last of its lot probably and the company may keep on manufacturing it rather than launching new devices. Samsung has done a good job in adding an affordable device but here’s why it seriously underpowered than it should be.
Entry Level Chipset – A Bad Choice
Samsung should have never picked the lowest chip for their large device. Even Chinese handsets and entry level smartphones rely on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset these days. However, the newly announced Galaxy Tab A2 S is powered by the Snapdragon 425 processor which is sure to lag as soon as you open multiple apps. It is a 1.4GHz quadcore processor that should be sufficient for small, budget smartphones but not for a tablet.
The tablet is an 8-inch model which is spacious and makes it a media powerhouse. Most users rely on their devices to watch tons of Youtube videos and movies. But, you can’t enjoy HD movies because it features a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Downloading full HD movies is not going to make a difference on this device which will disappoint most movie buffs as it voids the main purpose of owning a tablet these days.
No Android Update
And, seriously Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S should run on Oreo out of the box. Android 8.0 is a minimum requirement right now but the device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and will never receive any update. The device is extremely underpowered because it not only sports an inferior processor but has just 2 GB of RAM making it unfit for any demanding games you wish to play.
When you can’t keep multiple apps open at the same time, limited by just 16GB of internal storage and rely mostly on the SD card, it fails to justify all the usage scenarios for anyone who would buy a tablet. The model is priced at 200 Euros in Europe and the LTE model would could at least 100 Euros more. It will be available in gold and black colored options.