Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 - Perfect Contender for the best budget tablet of 2022?
- 17 Feb, 2022
Samsung stands out as a leader in the field of Android tablets. The tech giant has mastered the area of making phones and tablets. The Galaxy Tab A8 is Samsung’s budget Android tablet that boasts great multimedia capabilities. It is the company’s latest mid-range tablet in the A-series. The A8 is a 10.5-inch tablet that is reasonably priced for its features and is a perfect competition to budget tablets. It's aimed at users who want a tablet for both creative and casual use on a regular basis. The device is perfectly portable despite its large yet slim size. Samsung Tab A8 features a combination of some of the best specs at an astonishing price point which makes it stand out from the rest.
Upgraded design - Now A series tablets look premium
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 boasts a super sleek build which gives it an ultra-premium look. The device has a slim 161.9 x 246.8 x 6.9mm size and weighs just 508 grams, making it lightweight as well. However, Samsung Tab A8 looks like a well-built device as compared to similar tablets in the market. This budget tablet by Samsung features a metal casing on the rear of the tablet’s chassis giving it a very sturdy hand feel. On the front of the tablet is a large display with symmetrical bezels measuring just 10.2mm giving the users more viewing area than most of the other tablets. Inside is a four-speaker array that supports Dolby Atmos, which should make for decent sound quality. Galaxy Tab A8 is available in three premium colours - Grey, Silver and Pink Gold.
Bigger and brighter display for better online content consumption
Samsung has made some noticeable changes with the size of the display. It flaunts a large 16:10 wide 10.5-inch LCD panel along with 1920 x 1200 resolutions. The screen’s 216 PPI density makes its colour depth even more evident and natural. This makes the viewing experience crystal clear and full of colours. The display will most definitely make working and viewing content online a fun activity for all. The black bezels are slim with an 80% screen-to-body ratio. These numbers for display are as good as some of the premium competitors in the tablet market.
The camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2022
The camera is another useful feature for tablets. They can make things easy by scanning documents, taking pictures and videos, or even attending video calls or meetings. The camera setup could act as a game-changer for Samsung tablet 2022. It is roughly the same as the previous Galaxy A7 but there have been minor changes that make it better. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 sports a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera that allows for 1920×1080 FHD video recording at 30fps. The Tab A8 also supports facial recognition which acts as a neat premium security feature. The tablet also includes a new Screen Recorder feature aimed at making it easier to record your screen while presenting in a meeting or playing a game.
New chipset with Samsung budget tablet for better performance
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 comes with entry-level Octa-Core Unisoc Tiger T618 SoC that provides decent performance. The UniSoC T618 is built on a 12nm process and comes coupled with an integrated Mali G52 GPU. The chipset comprises two ARM Cortex A75 cores that are clocked at 2 GHz and six ARM Cortex A55 cores that are aimed at power efficiency at up to 2 GHz. It is certainly more powerful than the Qualcomm SM6115 SoC that powered the Samsung galaxy tab A7. Although not very powerful, the Tab A8’s Octa-Core SoC is definitely capable of handling everyday tasks without problems.
In regards to handling everyday tasks, RAM and storage also play an important part in the smooth performance of the device. The Samsung Tab A8 comes in two RAM variants which are 3GB and 4GB at 1866MHz. This is considered more than enough to let the device multitask without creating issues. Both the variants will not lag even if multiple tabs are open and working. The device offers 3 storage options such as 32GB for the 3GB RAM variant and 64GB and 128GB for the 4GB RAM variants. However, if you still feel you need more space, the device does have expandable memory up to 1TB via External Memory Cards. The use of expandable storage can be very useful when it comes to storing a large number of media files.
Battery and charging technology
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 packs a 7,040mAh battery with up to 15W fast charging. However, the company is planning to bundle a 7.5W charger in the box. There is hope that the Galaxy Tab A8 can match or exceed the performance of Tab A7. The tablet also features quad speakers that are positioned very strategically. There are two speakers on the top of the tablet and two on the bottom. The audio quality is further enhanced with Dolby Atmos support giving the users a great entertainment experience when combined with the large screen.
Samsung has shaken up both its smartphone and tablet line by introducing Galaxy Tab A8. It is a solid all-around Android tablet with decent performance and outstanding battery life. This 10.5-inch tablet is reasonably priced for the features that it is offering. From the list of specifications, it is quite clear that Samsung designed this new tablet to be entertainment and education focused. The device is perfectly portable and easy to carry around so that you do not miss out on anything. The A8 comes with a host of other features that help with increasing your productivity as well. Samsung has put together a lot of interesting features that may be difficult to find at the price of Galaxy Tab A8. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is all set to rule the market for budget tablets with a new design, large screen, bigger battery and better audio experience.