Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 - The new edition of the affordable mid-range tablet
As already its Galaxy Tab A7 predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 impresses with its slim and elegant case. Aside from a small band that covers the communication antennas, it is made from aluminum instead of cheap plastic, so it doesn't give the impression of being an affordable or even cheap tablet.
With its 1-cm (~0.4 in) bezels, the tablet is comfortable to hold in the hand without running into the danger of accidentally creating inputs on the TFT LCD. Those who like things colorful can also purchase the Galaxy Tab A8 in pink, in addition to the more subdued gray or silver options.
Up to 128 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM
The Galaxy Tab A8 is currently only offered with 32 GB of storage in the Samsung web store, costing 229 Euros (~$259) regardless of the color choice. With the optional LTE module, the price increases to 279 Euros (~$316). Those who need more storage can also get the 64 and 128 GB versions of the Galaxy Tab A8 from online vendors. Those larger versions also offer 4 GB of RAM, while the 32-GB version is limited to 3 GB.
As the Galaxy Tab A7 before, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 scores with a very good price-performance ratio. A slightly more powerful hardware also speaks for the 10.5-inch tablet. With its quad-core Unisoc T618 SoC, the Galaxy Tab A8 is better suited for games than its predecessor. In the test, it displays for example PUBG Mobile in HD setting with a practically constant 30 FPS.
You need a little patience while charging, since like the Galaxy Tab A7, the Galaxy Tab A8 also only includes a 7.8-Watt charger. In our test, this needs around 4.5 hours to completely recharge the tablet. However, you could cut this time about in half by using an optional 15-Watt charger.
You can find out about the full test of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 here.