Starting at the price of 229 dollars, the new 8-inch model is considered to be the first budget tablet for Samsung. Well, it seems that the price is right for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, considering the modesty of its specs. This tablet comes with the latest version of Android, and features the company’s robust and user-friendly TouchWiz Interface, but also a few useful and fun software perks.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 also has some In-app bonuses for games like Pac-Man Friends and The Hobbit: Kingdoms, which are perfect, especially for game enthusiasts. As for those who are using the tablet just for reading news or browsing the Web, it offers free limited subscriptions to publications like The Economist, The New York Times and many more.
Specialists consider that the value of the Galaxy Tab A is on the inside, not the outside. This tablet, like many other standard budget tablets, has a plastic-laden construction, which makes it feel cheap and flimsy. However, even if it’s made of plastic, the device is very comfortable, lightweight, compact size and thin.
Considering that Samsung tends to overprice its entry-level tablet models, Galaxy Tab A comes with a low price that is considered to be an extremely welcomed development. This tablet has a simple and nice design. It is lightweight, slim and probably it looks a bit like the iPad Mini, but the difference between these two is that the Tab A 8.0 is wrapped in plastic. The new tablet has a smooth back panel that is very comfortable on the user’s fingertips. It also has rounded edges for a better grip and even if it’s not the slimmest or the lightest tablet, it is definitely in top 5.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 homes a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, that could be expended up to 128GB, thanks to a microSD card slot. On the top-right edge of the device, users will find a power button, accompanied by a volume rocker and microSD card slot below. On the bottom edge, the tablet has the Micro-USB port, single speaker and headphone jack.