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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) review: specs and price

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    1.4 x 4GHzvs4.25GHz
  • Weight
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    364gvs512.95g
  • Thickness
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    8.9mmvs9.15mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs6.01MP
  • Megapixels (front camera)
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    5MPvs2.58MP
  • Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs3.74
  • Height
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    124.1mmvs161.64mm
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    1080 x 30fpsvs31100.84fps

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

Buy used:

$97.31

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi On...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi Only) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, Dual Speaker, SM-T290, International Model (Black)
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$129.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi On...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi Only) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, Dual Speaker, SM-T290, International Model (Silver)
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$132.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A, 8" | 16GB w/16GB M...Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 8" | 16GB w/16GB MicroSD Card (32GB of Total Storage) | SM-T380NZSMXAR, - Silver (Renewed)
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$249.77
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + ...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, 4G LTE Tablet & Phone (Makes Calls) GSM Unlocked SM-T295, International Model (32 GB, Silver)
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$170.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019) with S ...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019) with S Pen SM-P200 WiFi Black 32GB International Version (No Warranty in The USA)
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$229.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + ...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, 4G LTE Tablet & Phone (Makes Calls) GSM Unlocked SM-T295, International Model (32GB + 64GB SD Bundle, Black)
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$170.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi And...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black (2019) - SM-T290NZKAXAR (Renewed)
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$129.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Inches 2019 T29...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Inches 2019 T295 LTE (32GB) Factory Unlocked Tablet
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$159.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedize...SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedized Tablet Wi-Fi 16GB, Black (SM-T390NZKAXAR)
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$413.99

Design

1.weight

364g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

8.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

124.1mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.width

212.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

234.26cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

800 x 1280px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

189ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

8"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has an IPS screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.CPU speed
The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

16GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (ARM Cortex-A53)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a CMOS sensor
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
6.has a front camera
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

5000mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.Battery life

36h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Supports widgets
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (Android 7.0 Nougat)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
2.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (Android 7.0 Nougat)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
4.The browser has word wrap
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (Android 7.0 Nougat)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
5.Bluetooth version

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (Android 7.0 Nougat)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

Buy used:

$97.31

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi On...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi Only) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, Dual Speaker, SM-T290, International Model (Black)
Amazon logo
$129.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi On...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi Only) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, Dual Speaker, SM-T290, International Model (Silver)
Amazon logo
$132.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A, 8" | 16GB w/16GB M...Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 8" | 16GB w/16GB MicroSD Card (32GB of Total Storage) | SM-T380NZSMXAR, - Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$249.77
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + ...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, 4G LTE Tablet & Phone (Makes Calls) GSM Unlocked SM-T295, International Model (32 GB, Silver)
Amazon logo
$170.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019) with S ...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019) with S Pen SM-P200 WiFi Black 32GB International Version (No Warranty in The USA)
Amazon logo
$229.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + ...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, 4G LTE Tablet & Phone (Makes Calls) GSM Unlocked SM-T295, International Model (32GB + 64GB SD Bundle, Black)
Amazon logo
$170.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi And...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black (2019) - SM-T290NZKAXAR (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$129.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Inches 2019 T29...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Inches 2019 T295 LTE (32GB) Factory Unlocked Tablet
Amazon logo
$159.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedize...SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedized Tablet Wi-Fi 16GB, Black (SM-T390NZKAXAR)
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$413.99

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