The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is the newest entry level tablet from Samsung starting at $150. It offers an 8-inch HD screen, a Snapdragon founder 29 processor and Android 9 Pi but is it as good as the other tablets of this line up that’s what you will learn in this review.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 looks like a classical Samsung tablet. You can get it in black and gray color. It’s a light weight design with minimum bezel with maximum view. There are no physical buttons underneath the screen anymore. There is no fingerprint scanner on it. While we get a metal back the frame of the tablet is made of plastic. It seems well-made but because of the plastic frame it does not feel as high-end as an iPad Mini does.
We have a power button and volume controls on the right side and on the left side. There is room for a micro SD card. The SD card capability is up to 512 GB. On the top there is a standard headphone jack. You can charge it using a micro USB port on the bottom. There are two stereo speakers next to micro USB port.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0: Camera
There is an 8-megapixel camera on the back and the selfie shooter has a resolution of 2 megapixels. The both front and back cameras are good enough for this price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0: Display
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an 8-inch screen. It has a 16 by 10 aspect ratio and an HD resolution is 1280 by 800 pixels. I like, that the screen is eliminated, so, you won’t see a distracting air gap on Anisa touch screen. With 8 inches place I always think that an HD resolution is all right. Color reproduction is alright and it’s bright enough to use inside and outside in the shadows. The Samsung Galaxy A 8.0 does not support an active pen.
The Samsung Galaxy A 8.0 has survived by level of L3. This simply means that, you cannot be able to watch Netflix in HD as Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 offering display only in HD resolution. But its not too bad since the you can watch movies with little less detail as the display would be capable of showing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0: Memory, Storage and Processor
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 uses that Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 Quad-Core processor with 2 GB of RAM and a 32 GB internal storage. Along with all of those you can use 10.9 GB out of sub box. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is be able to run simple apps and you can do a bit of multitasking too but because of 2 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0: Graphics
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has a decent graphics performance. You can play games like PUBG mobile, Shadow Gun Legends with the lowest graphics. These games will run smoothly but graphics will look much worse than a high-end device of course. But the good news is that, at least you can play these high graphic games. So, the performance is certainly good enough for simpler games. If you don’t care that much about graphics, then this Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is best for you with its cheap price but if you are looking for a great gaming tablet this is not the one for you.
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Operating System and Other Features
This tablet ships with Android 9.0 Pi. Samsung has been pretty good with updates for the Galaxy Tab 8 tablets. Usually or at least most of the time they get two big updates and that means they are much better than many competitors.
Some special features are a blue light filter and night mode, energy saving modes and you can also replace a navigation buttons with gestures. There is Digital Wellbeing feature in settings with which you can see how much time you are spending with which apps. The Samsung tablet continues to support a split screen view but that one works a bit different than before. To open two apps side by side you will need to tap the recent apps button and then tap on the app icon. Once you do that, a menu pops up and you can select that you want to open it in split screen view. You can open apps and free-floating.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0: Battery
This tablet has Lithium Polymer battery. It will have approximately 13.5 hours of life. It seems like that it has pretty good battery in it. You will have to charge it every two days or so but that’s not the case if you try to replace your phone with the LTE version for example or if you play tons of games.
So, this is my review. I wish we would get a full HD screen, a better processor and features like a fingerprint sensor. But that would mean it would not be as cheap as it now. I think the price Samsung is asking for is okay. The other positives are its green speakers, cameras and performance are pretty good for its price. I like that we get Google Android and that Samsung has been pretty good was updates in the past.