Now that most of the study and training has shifted to online, manufacturers are increasingly turning to make new tablets. And one such usable tablet at a very low price is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite where you can enjoy all the features of Samsung.
They are building this budget-oriented tablet especially to capture the markets where premium tablets are less popular and for their premium user, they have other expensive products like Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy tab A7 Lite is an entry-level Android tablet from Samsung and with the tab a7 lite Samsung is trying to put a very portable lightweight entertainment-oriented tablet in your hand it’s a very simple-looking tablet with dual shades.
It was launched on 27th May 2021 and comes with an 8.70-inch touchscreen display, a 1.8GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22T processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the version you choose, and a 5100 mAh battery for all-day usage.
Apart from the internals, this tablet doesn’t upset you externally as it has a metallic design with convenient size, usable cameras for your regular use, and all the up-to-date connectivity features, and most importantly the One UI 3.1 where you get the most out of your device.
The Galaxy tab A7 Lite is quite a handy little device that’s well worth your consideration if you need a capable Android tablet for not a lot of money. The initial launch price of the base version was $159 but today if you’re lucky you can get this device for less than $120 and we think for this price it’s a great deal.
Price and Availability:
The Samsung Galaxy tab A7 Lite is available both online and offline and you can directly buy it from samsung.com or retail shops. Samsung here provided different options where you can trade-in your old device and get instant credits which can be used to purchase a new Galaxy tab A7 Lite.
The exchange rate depends on the physical condition of your old device and it’s thoroughly tested in time of pickup. The WiFi and 4G variants come with different storage configurations, the 4G model only comes in 32GB priced at $199 and the WiFi version comes at $159.
But if you want more storage and RAM then another 4GB RAM and 64GB WiFi version is also available for $199. Now the good news is if you buy this Galaxy tab, A7 Lite, from other e-commerce websites like Amazon, e-Bay, Reliance Digital you may get additional discounts as well.
|Display||8.7″ WXGA+ Display TFT, 214.9 cm2 (~81.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Pixel density||800 x 1340 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~179 PPI density)|
|Dimensions||212.5 x 124.7 x 8 mm (8.37 x 4.91 x 0.31 in)|
|Build||Glass front, Aluminum back, Aluminum frame, plastic ends|
|Weight||366 g (Wi-Fi), 371 g (LTE) (12.91 oz)|
|Software||Android 11 with One UI 3.1|
|Rear Camera||8- megapixel Autofocus back camera|
|Front camera||2-megapixel selfie camera|
|Video||1080p @30 fps|
|Processor, GPU||Mediatek MT8768T Helio P22T (12 nm)|
|Storage||32 GB or 64 GB|
|RAM||3GB/4GB of RAM|
|Fingerprint reader||not present|
|Battery||Li-Po 5100 mAh non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 15Watt|
|Connector||USB-type C 2.0|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5 mm|
|Special features||Dolby Atmos Sound, Stereo Speakers, Dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE optional|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Colors||Grey and Silver|
|Price||$159 for 32GB/3GB, $199 for 64GB/4GB and LTE version|
Design and Display of Galaxy tab A7 Lite:
The cheapest tablet doesn’t mean Samsung build this with bad quality materials, we have a nice aluminum frame here aluminum backing here we do have some plastic on the top and bottom, I guess that’s for some of the connectivity things but it does kind of make for a nice two-tone finish.
it’s a compact design and holding for a long duration is not going to be a problem and by the way, it’s compact enough to fit in some deep pockets. The compact 8.7-inch tablet fits nicely in hand and the weight is 366 grams for the Wi-Fi version and the LTE version weighs 371 grams.
Galaxy Tab S7 Plus measures 212.5 x 124.7 x 8 mm and on the right side, we have our power button, volume rockers, and a mic on the left side here we have a little tray which you’re going to be able to put your micro sd card into up to one terabyte of additional storage.
On the bottom, we have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-type C port, a mic, and a speaker. Additionally, we have a Dolby Atmos setup another speaker on the top we have a dual speaker setup on this tablet.
The tablet comes with an 8.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1340×800 pixels. The screen is decent enough for outdoor use and the brightness could be better for sure but it’s not a very major issue please bear in mind, this is an entry-level tablet and it’s unfair to you to compare this with colors and brightness of more expensive tablets.
If you are looking for a tablet necessarily at this price point for that I think it’s a really good display and when you combine that display experience with dual speakers on both the left and the right side which also support Dolby Atmos it makes for a pretty impressive display experience at this price point.
The Bezels are also very small on the right and left side but a little thick on the top and bottom but this size difference having this smaller size actually allows you to use this in a one-handed format so I’m able to grab this with one hand it almost just feels like a really big phone.
Performance and Battery Life:
In the performance section, don’t expect anything super fast because it’s a budget tablet and Samsung is provide a mediocre chip that is capable of doing most tasks but you noticed the difference if you’ve already used any premium device.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22T (MT8768T) processor. It’s a 12nm processor where 4 Cortex-A53 cores are clocked at 2.3 GHz, and another 4 Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8 GHz. The GPU here is PowerVR GE8320.
This Octa-Core processor with three gigs of ram which is just about enough to get the job done it doesn’t mean things are going to open very snappily but yeah apps may take a few seconds to open and load but once they do you can function without any issues.
While using regular functions of the tablet and browsing through the interface, it may not feel as smooth or as responsive to your touch but again for a tablet at this price point I think it’s a pretty fair balance.
You can play almost all games on this tablet but those games are played here with low graphics settings and most of them take a bit of time to load but once it started you have an ok experience but you may encounter occasional hiccups. So this tablet is not for gaming although you can play games here.
If you’re looking to play like Call of Duty mobile or Asphalt 9 it might be a little more difficult to play those types of games but some lighter games and maybe more relaxing games like Old School Runescape or Stardew Valley these games run pretty well on this tablet.
Apart from gaming all other general stuff like browsing, watching videos and movies, video calling, using multiple apps, audio calling in the cellular model works fine.
In terms of battery performance, it’s got a 5100 milliampere battery which will easily last you the entire day with light to moderate use. If you’re going to be consuming too much video content all day long or use it for back-to-back video calling then you’ll drain it out before sunset.
The Samsung galaxy tab A7 Lite also supports 15-watt fast charging but sadly we get a pretty slow 7.8-watt charger inside the box and using this charger the tablet takes close to four hours to full. The 15-watt charger takes half the time to charge but you have to buy it separately or you can choose from here.
Cameras and Videos of Galaxy tab A7 Lite:
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite on the rear packs an 8-megapixel camera. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. Cameras are good enough to get you through video calls and the occasional photos without too much embarrassment.
The rear-facing 8 MP camera has autofocus capability but doesn’t have any flash and the color reproduction is not that good sometimes photos come out well in outside bright sunlight but indoor and night photos are pretty dull actually.
The front-facing 2 MP camera is not good either but keep the price in mind we don’t query too much and additionally, you get the facial recognition login via front cam.
For videos, the rear cam can capture 1080p videos at 30 fps but you have to be very steady otherwise the videos came up hazy.
Android 11 with One UI 3.1:
The Galaxy tab A7 Lite features the new One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 and this custom skin brings you tons of functions and features. The main tweaks in One UI 3.1 impact the notifications bar, widgets, and lock screen.
Compared with the standard Android, OneUI only makes a few changes and scores with a clear layout including an app drawer. Apart from the Google and Samsung apps, only a few apps like Spotify, Netflix, Onedrive, Outlook are preinstalled.
Unlike Amazon’s Fire tablets and their Android-based Fire OS, you get full access to the Google Play store and its hundreds of thousands of apps and games. But one negative point with this OS is it reserve large space and a tablet with only 32 gigs of memory you only get 19.5 GB free very low in today’s standards.
A special feature called Samsung Kids Mode is pre-applied inside and It can be activated conveniently via the access bar and offers a safe media and gaming environment for the youngsters.
Features like nearby share, call and text other devices, Dolby Atmos are present here although you don’t get some features like screen recording, Bixby or Bixby routines, secure folder, always-on display because of hardware limitations.
Finally, you do get edge panels and that’s good to see at this price segment you know you can install more of these edge panels and make the most of your tablet but otherwise, it’s a pretty standard One UI experience.
- At this price range, Samsung is still provided a Dual speaker experience and it comes with Dolby Audio which is nice to see. The sound quality on this mini-tablet is loud and clear and the stereo speakers give a nice multimedia experience.
- The tablet comes with a micro SD card slot where you can expand its storage up to one terabyte. This feature is nice for storing your large files and photos but unfortunately, you can’t install apps on sd card.
- You have a 3.5 mm headphone jack means you can connect your favourite wired headphones and the audio output is good.
- We have a Dual-band WiFi connectivity 2.4 and 5 GHz with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB type-C 2.0 for data transfer.
- Samsung right now pushes faster updates into their devices so we expect faster security and patch updates here which enhances its security.
- Location and tracking purpose you have the A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO but its don’t support NFC and radio.
- You have the Widevine L1 supports here so enjoy your Netflix, and Prime content in Full HD.
Should you call it a nice buy?
So first of all the Samsung Galaxy tab A7 Lite is an affordable tablet and if you plan on using it throughout the day I think it’s a pretty light tablet in the overall sense it’s lightweight, built for light use, light performance, and comes at a light price.
It’s got expandable storage, dual speakers with Dolby atmos ability, to use it as a phone with a sim card, and all the useful One UI features with Android 11 does make the galaxy tab a7 lite a very clear choice for anyone wanting an android tablet in the 100 – 200 range or the ten thousand to fifteen thousand rupee range.
But if you’re looking for a more fluid display, more RAM and storage, faster performance, better cameras, large batteries, and features like IP rating then you should consider some other high-end offerings from Samsung like Galaxy Tab S7 Plus or similar devices.
So once again I think Samsung has done a great job here they have released another new affordable tablet that I think a lot of people are gonna get their hands on and they’re gonna enjoy the overall experience.
And if you do end up purchasing one of these tablets I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. What are your thoughts though on the Galaxy tab A7 Lite let me know in the comments below?