Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019): A budget tablet that disappoints in many ways
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is a rock-solid tablet. However, it is also an affordable Galaxy Tab that is unsuitable for most people. Principally, its Snapdragon 429 performs poorly in One UI and on an 8-inch display. This is compounded by Samsung including 2 GB of RAM and eMMC flash storage, with the latter now only finding its way into budget devices.
Worse still, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) has a TFT panel, a display technology that has largely been replaced by IPS and OLED panels. Not only is the TFT panel in the Tab A 8.0 low resolution, but it has a low pixel density too. Overall, browsing the UI feels sluggish, and text looks blurry. Even just switching the tablet from portrait to landscape mode takes a few moments, which will likely frustrate most people.
The Tab A 8.0 is not, unsurprisingly, suited for gaming either. While its Qualcomm Adreno 504 GPU supports modern APIs like Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 2.0 and Direct3D 12, it cannot play complex titles like Asphalt 9: Legends even at low settings.
Please see our Galaxy Tab A 8.0 review for our full thoughts on the device.
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