Screen Protector for Android Tablet

LJFried

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Ye Olde Luddite again: Just bought a Samsung Tab A 7 android tablet and want to buy a screen protector. When I google this, I see screen protectors for Galaxy Tab A7 saying "10.4 inch." But the OVERALL size of my table is 9 3/4" -- of course the actual screen is even smaller, about 8 3/4" - what is going on here?
 

cwwozniak

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I see screen protectors for Galaxy Tab A7 saying "10.4 inch."
Can you please provide one or two links to some product pages showing that size?

FWIW, I have sometimes seen products sold on Amazon and other sites where the dimensions are for the overall package and not the contents.

EDIT: I did a bit more detailed Google searching and found that there are 10.4 inch versions of the Tab A7. You need to narrow your search to the specific model number of your particular A7.

https://www.samsung.com/levant/tablets/galaxy-tab-a/galaxy-tab-a7-gray-32gb-wifi-sm-t500nzaamid/
 
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plodr

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How hard are you on devices?
I've owned a 10.1" Tab A since Nov. 2016 and an 8" tab A since June 2019 and use them without a screen protector. Both are fine.

Now my phone is a different matter. Since I toss that in my purse, I want something procting the screen from anything rattling around my purse.
 

cwwozniak

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Just checked my A 7 and it is 10.4 diagonally!!!
LoL. You must be a true Luddite. Screen sizes have always been expressed as the diagonal measurement going back to picture tube TV sets in the 1950s.
 

LJFried

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How hard are you on devices?
I've owned a 10.1" Tab A since Nov. 2016 and an 8" tab A since June 2019 and use them without a screen protector. Both are fine.

Now my phone is a different matter. Since I toss that in my purse, I want something procting the screen from anything rattling around my purse.
Better safe than sorry I always say. Thanks
 

plodr

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No scratches nor any breaks and my oldest tablet is from 2014.

We are in our 70's and tend to drop things. You'd do better getting a case rather than a screen protector. I have something like this on my large Tab A and my 10" Fire HD Kindle.

https://www.amazon.com/ZoneFoker-Galaxy-10-1-2019-SM-T510/dp/B07SN28H58
I watch videos (Hoopla, Acorn, Tubi, dailymotion) and I don't want to hold the tablet.

The Kindle case is especially nice because when you close it, it puts the Kindle to sleep. We view radar maps on it during all these thunderstorms and hurricanes to see what we can expect.
 

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