The top picks for Android tablets, all in one convenient place
Android has a reputation for being less than ideal when it comes to tablets. While it's true that Apple's iPadOS enjoys access to more apps that are optimized for big screens, the best Android tablets are often outstanding pieces of hardware. And with appealing options from Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and more, the Android tablet space is looking more exciting than it has in years.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A8 is already one of our favorite budget Android tablets, but at this price, it’s a downright steal
Given the brand’s dominance in the Android smartphone market, it’s no surprise that Samsung also makes many of the best Android tablets. Buyers in the market who are looking to splurge on a high-end Android tablet should consider one of the Galaxy Tab S8 models, but if all you need is a basic multimedia device that’s easy on the wallet, then you should know that Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung have a killer deal right now on the Galaxy Tab A8. This is already one of our favorite budget Android tablets, but at this sale price of just $140 after a juicy $90 price cut, the 32GB Galaxy Tab A8 is a steal – provided you’re okay with the limited storage.
Samsung is matching its Cyber Monday pricing once again
Samsung's line of Galaxy Tabs accounts for three out of the top five best Android tablets for 2022. There's the Tab S8 in first place as the Editor's Choice, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra was our Premium Pick, and the Galaxy Tab A8, which is among the best budget tablets you can buy today if quality matters more than barrel-bottom pricing. While the Galaxy Tab S8 line is on sale, too, those are still stuck in the $550-$1000 range. So, if you're looking for a tablet that won't break the budget as a holiday gift for the little ones — or for an older family member, too — the Galaxy Tab A8 strikes the right blend of budget and benefits.
It’s available for dirt cheap at up to $110 off
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 marked a turning point for the company’s A-series tablets. It launched with a refreshed, more modern design reminiscent of a 2020s device. Its sharp, boxy corners and prominent circular camera bump in the top right corner of the back are quite similar to the iPad Air/Mini. Similarly, the logo placement in the top right corner is reminiscent of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab S8 series. If you’ve been looking to snag one, Amazon Prime Day presents the perfect opportunity as the device is $80 off for the 64GB storage option and $110 off for the 128GB storage model.
That's A8, not S8, not A 8.0
Samsung's newest mid-range tablet has made its way across the world, but until today, it wasn't to be seen in the United States. But things have changed as American retailers are now selling the Galaxy Tab A8.
Along with some introductory launch offers
Samsung has been fairly busy in the mobile space recently with the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE and the Galaxy A13 5G. The company has now released its latest budget tablet, the Galaxy Tab A8, in India after announcing it globally a few weeks back. The device comes with a bunch of upgrades over last year's Galaxy Tab A7 that make it worth considering.
A considerate facelift for the Tab A series
Samsung is one of only a few serious tablet manufacturers in the Android markets, and the company is very much interested in maintaining this reputation. It caters for almost all price points, with high-end tablets like the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 FE and more affordable devices like the Galaxy Tab A7. The latter is in for a refresh today, as Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab A8, a follow-up that finally makes the Tab A series look like it was created for this decade.
Now just go ahead and launch it, already
Samsung's expected to announce a number of devices soon, and while we're probably most excited about its new phones, we've also been looking forward to new developments on the tablet front. In addition to some premium models, we're also anticipating the new Galaxy Tab A8 10.5, which has been looking like a more budget-friendly alternative. Now, ahead of the official launch, we're picking up some new details about the slate, along with official marketing images.
Apple's latest iPads don't seem to have much to worry about here
The pandemic has caused a resurgence in the use and popularity of tablets, and there's definitely a lot more to choose from today than what we had just a year ago. Samsung, arguably the most prolific mainstream Android tablet manufacturer, isn't shying away from offering even more, and the Galaxy Tab A8 2021 seems to be next in line.