Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7"

by Barnes & Noble

  • Compact for reading on the go
  • Beautiful 7" HD display
  • Long battery life—up to 13 hours internet use
  • High-resolution front and rear cameras for stellar photos
  • Members save 10% off all NOOK tablets, eReaders, and accessories


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Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7

Beautiful HD Display

Designed with stunning resolution to give you incredible picture quality, whether you’re reading a magazine, watching a movie, or playing a game.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7 - Using the camera

High-Resolution Cameras

Video chat with family & friends on the go, and take stunning photos with high-resolution front and rear cameras.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7 - Vast library of eBooks, magazines, newspapers

Barnes & Noble at Your Fingertips

Choose from our vast library of eBooks, including more than a million titles under $4.99.
Plus, purchase and read your favorite magazines & newspapers with ease.

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Library of Books

Barnes & Noble at your Fingertips

Choose from our vast library of eBooks, including more than a million titles under $4.99. Scroll our aisles with collections curated by our expert booksellers to help you find your next great read.

Newsstand with Magazines & Newspapers

Best Selling Magazines & Newspapers

Have the convenience of a newsstand delivered straight to your NOOK. Purchase, subscribe, and read your favorite magazines and newspapers with ease.

Teddy Bear

Family Friendly by Design

Learning is magical on NOOK. Explore one of the largest selections of books tailored to kids of every age and ability. Create individual profiles and unique bookshelves for all the members of your family. Parental controls allow you to manage what your kids see.

B&N Readouts

B&N Readouts

Enjoy a quick read for every moment with our digital discovery feature—a complimentary daily selection of book excerpts, magazine articles, and rich commentary. Only on B&N Readouts, explore Serial Reads, and receive a book delivered in free daily installments.

NOOK Cloud

Take Barnes & Noble with You

Get up to 200GB of additional storage with an optional microSD card*, and store eligible1 eBooks to make more room. All of your NOOK purchases are stored for free in the NOOK Cloud™.

Google Play

Comes with Google Play™

Millions of Android™ apps, games, movies, songs, and more are available on Google Play—instantly accessible wherever you go.


Read for Hours

The long-lasting battery keeps you powered up to read at home or on the go for up to 7 hours of reading, web browsing and video watching.2


Crisp, Beautiful Display

The device is designed with stunning resolution to give you an incredible picture quality, whether you’re watching a movie, snapping photos, or playing a game

In-Store Support

Free In-Store Support3

Visit any Barnes & Noble for help setting up and troubleshooting, great book recommendations, and tips and tricks on using your new NOOK®.

Device Specifications

7” Display

  • 1280 x 800 Pixel Resolution
  • 216 ppi

Battery Life2

  • Up to 11 hours of internet usage


  • 8GB on-board memory
  • Add up to 200GB with an optional microSD card*

Built-in WiFi

  • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)


  • Micro-USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • microSD slot


  • Front: 2 MP
  • Rear: 5 MP with auto-focus

Additional Fetaures

  • FM Radio (Wifi not needed)

Supported File Types

  • Audio: M4A, 3GA, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AAC
  • Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
  • Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

In the Box

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable

* microSDTM card sold separately.

1 NOOK Books with Digital Rights Management enabled only.

2 Based on laboratory testing. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, and other applications usage patterns.

3 In-store support provides assistance for setup, connectivity, and basic troubleshooting when you visit Barnes & Noble bookstores.

4 Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

5 User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device's features. Actual user memory may change after software upgrades are performed.

6 Adobe, the Flash logo, and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Google Play, Android, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

© 2016 Nook Digital LLC. Samsung, Galaxy Tab, and Multi Window are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android, Google, Google Play, and other Google marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Screen images simulated. Appearance of device may vary.

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Customer Reviews

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A nook 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid fan of the Nook for at least 6 years. I own several different generations of the Nook, all still in working order...and did I say that I LOVE the Nook, so much so that I have purchased Nooks for several of my reader siblings. Like the true Nook hoarder that I am, I wanted the NEW NOOK…. And I had a gift card so I bought it... I do NOT love it... While I do buy the majority of my books from Barnes and Noble, sometimes I will purchase books on line and in the past had no problems downloading the books to an SD card. The off brand purchased books would show up in my Nook library along with my Barnes and Noble purchases. This no longer happens. I spent several frustrating hours reading and going on line to find how to incorporate my libraries...I finally contacted Nook support, while the operator was very nice...she could not help...and transferred me to Samsung support...where I spent another hour allowing them to remotely access my Nook to try and find a way to incorporate the libraries. I finally gave up and downloaded a universal reader which I imported the books from my SD card into. While the universal reader gets the job done, the Nook reader should have been able to co-mingle books from my SD card to my Nook library. Another frustrating feature has been that not all of my Barnes and Noble purchases ( purchases from six years ago ) not all of them will open using the Samsung -- those books must be read on my older nooks....not sure what is the problem...and with my two hours of frustrating customer support non-help I have been hesitant to call Nook support to ask what the issue could be. So overall there are some features that make it look nice…and my nephews like the apps, as an e-reader – I do not love it….
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had this a few days now and, for the most part, am satisfied. I traded up my Nook that is 5 years old now, they don't take your old Nook in case anyone is wondering about that because I was. My old Nook still works great it's just not a real tablet, it has the Nook OS. The memory is not good on this device, the 8GB is more like 1.5GB after everything that comes preloaded, you WILL need an SD card. The WiFi connectiom drops while playing games at home but that could be my slow WiFi. Battery life is great! I can play games, surf Facebook and web, play netflix for my baby, and then read myself to sleep on one charge. I haven't had any issues with playback of video, the screen looks great. The camera isn't great... it takes nice still pictures but trying to get a pic of the baby is impossible as he moves around too much and it blurs. The video recording is very nice though! The sound isn't bad either. All in all, I'm happy with my $100 upgrade. Just keep in mind that this is not a $300-$400 tablet, it' a $100 tablet and it's a great deal for that price.
kcladyz More than 1 year ago
First of all if you look the majority of negative reviews are from those that never purchased this item. They own the older version. I picked this up today and like it a lot. I have a 10" S2 I paid $800 for so I do not want to risk getting it stolen so I wanted something smaller and cheaper to carry with me.This is a decent tablet. Good screen color and speed for the price. You do not need to turn in your past items to get the special price. They logged into my account at the store to verify my nook status and gave me a discount. The cover is worth $40 so i saved $80 as a member.
halfhowl More than 1 year ago
When I purchase electronics, I research them over every format I can find. Social media, elecronics websites, the whole available gamut. I don't purchase just to "have a chap option I can trave with." I want something that does on day one what it is supposed to be capable of doing. I bought my tablet after reading reviews of people who said it was great, it streamed video without a pk the plunge.roblem, it had apps that were suggested by the manufacturer. The list went on and on, so I took the plunge. The 8GB memory was quickly eaten up by the operating system, then the bloatware that both came preloaded, and then became automatically downloaded from the play store. That 4GB that was left became 1.9, the battery began draining quickly, and the tablet became slow and almost unresponsive. If you want a toy that will be your traveling companion, that will sit on the beach with you and you won't worry about it being stolen because it was cheap to begin with, then this is the one for you. If you want a capable, cost-effective tablet that will do more than just let you read books and maybe read the occasional email, then look elsewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Nook Tablet except for one thing: the storage space 8 GB is quickly eaten away with Samsung bloatware and updates.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Constantly running out of space despite a 32 or 64 Gb SD card. Save your money and buy a real reader or an ipad. The great display and battery life and All of this is worthless if you cant carry your media with you. Not the device to have for the zombie apocalypse.
TabMan More than 1 year ago
Great small tablet for reading!. Also own a 9.6 for games but this is my new favorite small tablet.You do need extra memory, but the available fonts and reader and library setup are wonderful and remind me of the best of the nook HD Excellent battery life too. Highly recommended!!
hullo More than 1 year ago
A fully featured Android tablet with Google Play store (install any additional reader you want) AND best-in-class Nook app support? Yes please.
DinahMA44 More than 1 year ago
I bought then Samsung Galaxy Tab A 5 months ago when there was a promotion to trade up for $99. I previously had the Nook Tablet. I had to get used to the slightly smaller size however now I love it. I like being able to use Android and to install apps from Galaxy and/or Google Play. The display is much crisper than previous models. I was a bit disappointed that there was so little of the 8 GB available for my stuff. I added an SD card and many of my Nook books are stored there as well as data and app allowing more space on the Nook itself. There is less than 2GB out of 8 GB available. Once in a while it freezes too. I can watch movies and listen through my Bluetooth headset, All in all it deserves the 4 stars but because of space I can't give it 5.
JoyceHays More than 1 year ago
I bought this tablet because I wanted to downsize my eReader. The size (7") is absolutely perfect! Sleek design, light-weight. Just wonderful. It's close to the size of a paperback book, which I love. What I don't like is that it only has 8 GB of memory. My old tablet has 32GB and is half full. Even adding an SD memory chip, there is not enough room since I can't move over any books that I purchase from B&N. The only books I can move over are ones that I've downloaded to my computer. Why would you make a tablet the perfect size but downgrade how much memory is built in? My suggestion would be to keep the size of the tablet the same and increase the size of the memory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went to West Seattle branch because my Samsung Tab A tablet screen just turned black and white while I was using it. My tablet is only 4 months old. I spoke to the customer service on 6/26/17 about my problem and she was not able to help me. She did not offer any solution to my problem and did not check what is wrong with my tablet. I believe that customer service needs to provide at least some experience in consoling distressed customers and or say that "I am sorry but....." Also, I asked if she could check the battery if it is the battery. She replied "Those batteries are irreplaceable". This is not true because I still own an old Nook 9 inch screen since 2010 and I just recently changed its battery late last year and it is still working! I do not recommend people to buy this Samsung Tab A, please take time to read the reviews online that is not from Barnes and Noble.
Blondechick80 More than 1 year ago
i had the generation 1 e-ink reader, and an older nook tablet with an OS old enough MOST apps were no longer supported on it. So when my simple touch died I did the trade in for this version. it works and runs great. It def feels quicker than the other tablet I have, but the thing that I have been realizing now is a HUGE effing deal is that it's system storage is 8 GB's. you think it will be enough, but it isn't- not when the system itself hogs 3+ GB's in features that you can't delete, but can only "disable updates". I did get an SD card, but most apps can not be moved to the SD card, and then when you do move it, if the app updates it pulls it back into system memory or something b/c I am continually moving those apps BACK to the SD card. Non-system apps that I have: Calibre Cloud (to access my book library) Facebook Hulu Instagram FB messenger Xfinity stream Twitter THAT'S IT. a basic level of downloaded apps. AND I CONTINUE TO GET ERRORS THAT THERE ISN'T ENOUGH STORAGE TO DO UPDATES. I deleted netflix b/c i ran out of space. I continue to delete cache and to make space. the storage situation is a joke on this device. My old nook has 16GB of storage and never once had an issue- only upgraded b/c apps couldn't run on old version of OS
maryanorton More than 1 year ago
My Ex kept my original Nook so I picked up a tablet to replace it. 8 GB is ridiculous! Not enough can be loaded onto the SD card to help keep this from being SLOOOOOW, unresponsive and just plain annoying at times. I miss my original Nook. If you're looking for a tablet, get a real one with 16GB plus and download the Nook reading app. Sorry B&N, I love you but this doesn't work well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it for a while but it runs out of memory fast which made it worthless. it would lock up and freeze at boot up. I had to a system restore and not add apps. Wh in this day and age creates a tablet with no real memory? SD card slot is worthless for most apps cant be saved there.
ggbr More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed with the inability to transfer old movies which I had previously purchased, difficult to transfer previous books. As an owner of previous nooks seems ease of use and quality are not as good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Tab A is a significant improvement over my old original Nook, which froze up on me earlier this year. Some examples of the improvements: * Better graphics in color or B&W. The original Nook did well with books that are B&W text only, but it didn't do well with color or B&W graphics. * Many apps (shopping, travel, games, Internet browsers, etc.) that weren't possible with the original Nook. * Sends and receives e-mail, which means I don't have to travel with both a laptop and the Nook. (The Nook PC app never worked very well for me.) * Front and rear cameras, although I'll likely never use either one. The main camera does have some good capabilities such as panorama photos. * A conventional (non-streaming) FM radio * The reading and library management apps generally work as well or better than the original Nook. Some have said that the Tab A is short on memory and storage. That hasn't been a problem yet, but it's something I'll watch for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had this Nook since September 25, 2016 and have waited before I did a review. I frankly don't know what the name of my old tablet is but have had it for several years. It is a tablet and I can get out to the Internet, access email etc. I really liked it and the only reason for upgrading is that I felt it was getting too old, the cat like to chew the corners and it's been dropped a couple of times. Am glad I still have the old one and still use it. I wanted to give the new one a great review and in a lot of ways I do like it. Actual screen size is about the same the colors are clear and crisp and I do like the fact that the title of the book shows all the time at the top-author would be good too, the way the dictionary works is good too. The very best thing that can be said is that it does group authors by series. This is a step forward although even within a series I want to be able to tell which is the 1st and which is the 31st or at least be able to note it somewhere without opening the book. Other than that I agree that it isn't worth the money, I'm not sure if the more expensive ones would answer my problems I don't have the money to find out. My main complaints are: (1) Keypad to put in the pin is too small. There is not much else on that screen except date, time and weather why not let the keypad take up more space? (2) once I leave the 'book' it's hard to get back to it. Sometimes I can but most of the time I need to go to Current Read. Why not have the little book icon on the bottom? (3) Not liking the flat sides, my old Nook had a wider rim. With this Nook too many time I hit something not meaning too and get out of the book. (4) What really started this was I couldn't find out how to tell what I had left on my gift card. Looked everywhere and finally had to log into B&N and My Account to find it. Am sure I'll find it but it is annoying at the moment. I did finally find it. (5) I did download a Sample and now want to buy it. The old Nook had a Buy Now button. Why should I have to go out of the book to buy it? (6) Very annoying that the internet connection flashes at the bottom of the screen. This happens way too often and it seems mostly when I'm at that point in my reading. There is an internet connection icon at the top which works perfectly fine. All in all not bad but not the upgrade I was hoping for.
Ariel Scott More than 1 year ago
After using this device for two months, I decided to upgrade to the 10.1" Nook instead, which is faaaar better than this thing. I thought since I'd never been let down by Samsung that it would be a good e-reader, but I was wrong. It is incredibly slow, especially for textbook use. I am constantly bombarded with "full storage" notifications, even though I have an SD card in and I have moved everything possible to it. However, some things simply cannot be moved, so the little storage that the device does come with is still too small for it's usual apps. I finally gave in and bought the 10.1" Nook instead, and it was actually cheaper! I'll leave my own review for the 10.1, but I'll just say this: it is MILES ahead of this one. Overall, it is slow, the processing power is poor, I wouldn't recommend it for digital textbooks, and I hated it the more I used it.
Soobie Bear More than 1 year ago
There is another review out there I agree with, unfortunately under Anon. While the tablet itself is fairly decent, I purchased it for my 75 year old mother. Her Nook Simple Touch finally died and was not repairable. This tablet, and more specifically the proprietary Nook Library software are some of the most frustrating programs I have run across. She does not have wifi, so setup involved getting her in a wheelchair and driving to a McDonalds parking lot in the middle of winter. That was the start of many problems. She reads books that I converted from her youth. Not available on the B&N website and never will be. So I loaded them on to a SD card, hence why we did not get the newest Glowlight (lacks SD card). The library will not read anything on the SD card, and at 75 she is not tech savvy enough to go into the File Explorer and browse the SD card manually. B&N Tech Support was unable to resolve her issues (again, lack of Wifi and there was just no work around). There is no option to create a desktop link to the SD card either, another simple program failing. So, no, this is not the Nook for anyone who doesn't have a BA in computer science or is over 40 years old. I got set up with Kinko's and had all of her unpublished books printed in card copy. Much cleaner and more elegant solution than messing with anything B&N currently offers. Too bad about the wasted tablet.
Nicholas Tucci More than 1 year ago
Save yourself the money and hassle. If you do not purchase an extended warrantee you can almost guarantee that the Nook 7 will not function adequately past the date the one year manufacturers warrantee expires. Unfortunately, the Nook 7 I have also lost the power and volume buttons on the side without sustaining any physical damage (such as dropping) leaving me to manipulate the buttons with a toothpick. The software is downright horrific. It's runs extremely slow and downloading apps has become impossible as they are stuck in "pending download" indefinitely despite multiple attempts at resetting the Google Play Store, resetting and clearing the cache and other various troubleshooting actions. Customer service is of no help. They politely tell you there's nothing they can do other than give you a "discount" towards a new Nook. They also have no information on any upcoming Nook trade in events. To top this review off this is the second Nook that I have had nothing but issues with. The Nook tablet I had before the Nook 7 completely died at a year. It was plugged into charge and never turned on again. The one star the Nook 7 obtains from this review is for its sleek lightweight design.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Really liked this product until after about a year it no longer wants to hold a charge for more than an hour. Very disappointing.
All-Things-Greek More than 1 year ago
I don't understand all the negative reviews on this tablet. Yes, could it be made available to update the Android OS, of course, but that would be my only gripe. I started off with the Nook HD, then went to the Amazon Fire and then the Nook 7" tablet. The Samsung is better and its not even close. The fact that the Nook 10.1 gets better reviews is laughable. The 10.1 is cheaply made like the 7" tablet. Yes better screen definition and more storage, but its slow and not solid at any of the galaxy tablets. I bought my galaxy tablet on sale for $99.00 and I couldn't be any happier. Love the resolution of the screen. Have a 32 gig memory card in it, and I'm happy with that. Use it for downloading movies/shows off of netflix and amazon prime. Easy setup and no issues at all with wifi. The 10.1 from what i've heard has spotty wifi. I know it took almost a minute for my nook 7" to connect to my wifi!
RU4Real More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a replacement for my current Samsung Nook tablet. I thought it would set up quickly like the other 3 Nooks that I have upgraded, unfortunately after getting it registered, it wouldn't download my Barnes and Noble library. I took it back to the store for a replacement, but the replacement did the same thing. I got my money back and I'm going to keep my old Samsung Nook. I was very disappointed !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had my Samsung Tab A Nook for over 4 years now. I added an SD Card to move some of my reference books to be stored there. When I started running out of storage room I re-evaluated my less used Apps and deleted the ones not so important to have on my Reader then added the necessary ones on my cell phone instead. People are complaining about running out of storage space due to Apps. But think about it, you bought this device Mainly the Purpose of Reading. Everything else is just a Bonus. Also in the past year Nook added available Cloud storage and user friendly features to access it so your books, if read, could be stored in the Cloud and release from the device memory. Now with my SS Tab A getting old, the battery has popped (I leave it on charge most all the time) swelled up and bowed my device to where the glass has released on each side. I am still using it considering the condition. I feel this device has been worth the purchase, has served me well (daily use), and I will go back and buy a new one. Most people don't expect a cell phone to last 4 years with daily use. I don't expect my Nook to exceed it s life with daily use either. Well Done NOOK Samsung Tab A 7"! I just hope my next device of same make/model is as good as the first edition I've used for over 4 years now.
Bbtybty More than 1 year ago
Great Deal