Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) prices and specs
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is one of the low-cost 8 inch tablets for now. The model's cost in USA is $199.99.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) runs with Android 7.1 (Nougat) - the most widely used OS on the market. 7.1 (Nougat) is a late Android version which will run all the latest apps and games. The tab has an average quality 8 inch display with a resolution 800 x 1280 pixels, 16:10 ratio.
This tab has non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery which is an average battery capacity. Anyway you should note that the battery life greatly depends on the kind of performed operations: for example shooting photos will run down the battery quicker than typing an email.
The tablet is equipped with Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor which provides an outstanding performance. Please note, that quad core CPU means that this tablet will be a better choice for multitasking. If you want to buy the most powerful tablet check Huawei MediaPad M5 10 .
The device has 2 GB RAM which is a typical amount of memory for normal performance. Tablet is equipped with a typical amount of internal memory. If you need more amount of storage, you can select other size options or you can easily expand its memory with a microSD, up to 256 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) has a rather good for tablets 8 megapixel primary camera that can make pictures of a satisfactory quality. The tab's 5 megapixel front camera has a satisfactory quality for tablets. It can be useful in the case of a sudden need to make selfie. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) supports 2g, 3g, 4g bands and has Wi-Fi. Also the model has a Bluetooth 4.2 which means that you'll be able to use Bluetooth headphones for listening music for example.
Internal Storage & RAM
- 2017, September
- Available. Released 2017, September
- Android 7.1 (Nougat)
- Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
- Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- Adreno 308
- 8 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
- 5 MP
- Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
- 8.0 inches, 185.6 cm2
- 800 x 1280 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~189 ppi density)
- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
- About 14 h / About 36 h
- About 153 h
- 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm (8.35 x 4.89 x 0.35 in)
- 364 g (12.84 oz, 0.8 lb)
- Aluminum body
- Black, Gold
- 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
- microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- 4.2, A2DP
- Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- microUSB 2.0
- SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- HTML5 - ANT+ - MP4/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer
- GSM / HSPA / LTE
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
- HSPA, LTE
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) reviews by users and experts
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Rating 8.00 from 10
- Kyle Funk, techaeris.com, 2018-04-21
-Great battery life
-Good audio quality
-Pleasant software experience
-Low resolution display
If you’re in the market for a new tablet or just getting your first tablet and don’t mind a low-end to mid-range one, then definitely go with this. Sure, it may have its pros and cons, but what electronic device doesn’t? If you’re not planning on using the product to take pictures or playing loud music in a room full of people, this would be a good start. Would it be my first choice? No, but it’ll be my second.Read more
- Xiomara Blanco, 2018-04-23
Samsung releases more tablets per year than any other manufacturer, so it's nice to see it finally couple its low-end models with affordable prices to match.
In comparison, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 has a higher screen resolution at 1,920x1,200, and it packs a useful micro-HDMI port. Despite this, the Galaxy Tab A, (aside from gaming) consistently performs smoother for most tasks, rendering it a more practical choice for everyday use.
Samsung's own Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 can be currently found for $200, and it houses an IR blaster, meaning you can use it as a remote. Yet, the Galaxy Tab A still manages to one-up it with the latest version of Android OS and the included software perks.
Starting at $229, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A doesn't quite make the list for best tablets under $200, but once the price inevitably drops, it likely will. Until then, it still offers smooth performance and more software goodies than comparable models.
The Good The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is affordably priced and offers many premium app perks for free. Its microSD slot accommodates cards up to 128GB.
The Bad The plastic construction feels cheap, and the single speaker provides weak audio. The text often appears pixelated.
The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a simple tablet worth picking up for its low price, and its valuable extras sweeten the deal even more.Read more
- Andrzej Tokarski, 2017-11-27
- Decent build quality
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Great battery life
- Solid performance
- HD resolution only
- Display is not laminated
- A bit pricy
So, can I recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017? The build quality is very solid, the performance is good and the battery life is excellent. At the same time, we get good software and updates are likely in the future. On the other hand, it’s kind of sad that the screen is not fully laminated and we get an HD resolution only. But, as I said, the competition offers the same and Samsung’s screen is a bit brighter.
Overall, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a very solid tablet and I enjoy using it. But can I recommend it? That depends on the price and you have to compare those locally. In the US, prices started at 230 Dollars for the 32GB WiFi version. The Lenovo Tab4 8 and Huawei MediaPad T3 8 with almost identical hardware but with 16GB of storage cost just around 150 dollars.
Now, Samsung’s prices tend to drop quite fast over time. In fact, right now, you can get it for just 199 dollars already. So, wherever you’re from and whenever you’re watching this, please compare prices. It might be worth it to spend a bit more for possibly longer updates and the great battery life. But you shouldn’t spend much more than for the Lenovo Tab4 8 or Huawei MediaPad T3 8. As I said, those three tablets are very similar.Read more