The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is one of the best cheap Android tablets because it has loud speakers and a wide screen with thin borders that makes it great for streaming media. When you add in the top-notch build quality, you have a cheap tablet that more than lives up to its $229 price tag.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A series has a great reputation for making good tablets at reasonable prices. Samsung’s cheaper tablets have always been a good deal, even though they haven’t had the most powerful processors or all the features of the top-of-the-line Galaxy Tab S line.
This is a full-sized tablet with flat edges and a thin, 6.9mm body. The bezels around the screen aren’t too big. It’s about as tall as an iPad in portrait mode, but not even close to as wide. It weighs 508g, which is about average for a 10-inch tablet like this.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 looks great, but that’s not the only thing that makes it stand out. It feels very solid in your hand, and most of its body is made of metal. Along the edge is a strip of plastic that holds the power and volume buttons and, most likely, lets the phone talk to other devices on the network (there are both Wi-Fi and LTE models available).
A fingerprint reader is one of the most important things that is missing here. If you want to lock your tablet, you’ll have to use a hard-to-use passcode or a face recognition system that isn’t very reliable. Neither of them is very good.
The Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset is what makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 work. This device isn’t very good at what it does, and this is clear both in benchmarking tests and in real-world use. So, the screen on the A8 wasn’t better than the screen on the A7. But on the inside, it did go faster.
The tablet comes from Samsung with a Unisoc Tiger T618 processor, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB to 128GB of internal storage. There is no 5G option, but you can get it with LTE. The tablet doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, but the front camera can recognise your face. It’s not as safe, but it should work for most people.
One of this tablet’s best features is that it has a long battery life. This is great if you’re going on a long trip, like a cross-country bus trip or a long-haul flight. You can use it for hours on a single charge, and the fast-charging USB C port lets you get back to 100% quickly. The battery life may vary depending on the network environment, how you use it, and other factors.