We bought two and we are downright upset that we did. The tinny mono speaker really stinks (they expect us to use headphones or external speakers every time we want to watch a quick video? For this much money there should be stereo speakers). There are no sensors for auto brightness and auto screen timeout and no compass. But the thing that ticks me off the most is that it isn't compatible with Chromecast and it doesn't see/can't be seen by other Samsung devices such as Samsung Smart TV's and Blu-Ray players (Samsung's response to me is that it just wasn't designed to do these things). So forget about displaying pictures or videos anywhere other than the crummy screen this tablet has. We've head cheap no-name tablets that were much better in all these respects. However I will say that the RAM is ample enough to run several things at once, unlike some of the cheap generic tablets we've had, but the built-in 8GB storage fills up awfully quickly.
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2016SM-T280 is WiFi only. SM-T285 is WiFi / LTE, International version. Not sure, but I don't be... moreT 285 Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 CPU paired with Adreno 306 GPU
T 280 Spreadtrum SC9830 CPU paired with Mali-400MP2 GPU
Bravely, 29 Nov 2016Can anyone tell me what the diffrent between T285 and T280 ?
Is that have a diffrent chipset ?T280 with WIFI only
T285 with GSM + WIFI
I bought the Samsung galaxy tab A 7.0 is cool just is not having a flash light
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016How can the micro sim be inserted? You need to push it a lit bit deeper, gl
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2016Put a micro sd card,root the tablet and transfert the apps to the sd card.How do you root the tablet?
Lollipop MR1 5.1.1
800X1200 213 doing
4 Cores 1200~1300 MhZ
5MP rear / 2MP front
Speed = 1488
Smooth = 392
Score = 2272
The SM-T280 (TAB A 7.0 2016) comes with a great stand alone Digital FM Radio using just Earphone cables as antenna.
Revedicare, 02 Dec 2016The base memory 8go, in fact 4go ,is not enough for my usage .sd card cannot accept a lot of... moreYou should be able to use some kind of app like app2sd (used to work well, not sure anymore) so you can have all your applications on a separate sd cards. It still have 8 go, It shows around 4 because of the OS (Android) taking some memory space.
The base memory 8go, in fact 4go ,is not enough for my usage .sd card cannot accept a lot of apps .I root my tab tout avoid this problem but not so easy to use
Bravely, 29 Nov 2016Can anyone tell me what the diffrent between T285 and T280 ? Is that have a diffrent chipset ?SM-T280 is WiFi only. SM-T285 is WiFi / LTE, International version. Not sure, but I don't believe the LTE bands are compatible with US carriers.
I have a SM-T280, silver. Purchased from Best Buy November 2016. It has FM radio, and the FM app is a built in Samsung app. The specs listed here show No FM radio. Not sure if early models had FM or not.
pb, 30 Nov 2016Does anyone know if this support any digital pen?No it doesn't support a pen.
Can anyone tell me what the diffrent between T285 and T280 ?
Is that have a diffrent chipset ?
Just bought mine and have no complaints other than it has no cellular features to set up a data plan. Awesome tablet