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Nearly 14,000 fans love this Samsung tablet as an iPad alternative — and it's $50 off

What is it?

What has a 10.5-inch screen, a powerful processor, up to 32GB of storage and isn't an iPad? This riddle isn't hard to figure out — it's the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8! This little tablet packs a lot of power into a small frame. Plus, it can go for a long time on a single juice-up, and then a fast charge brings it back up to full blast. Right now, you can save $50 on this workhorse — it's just $180 at Amazon.

With a speedy processor and great battery life, this tablet won't leave you hanging.

$174 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

Samsung tablets don't go on sale particularly often, and this price is even lower than it was on Prime Day.

Why do I need this?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is connected to the overall Samsung ecosystem. Have a Samsung phone or smartwatch? You'll be able to access all of your notes instantly between different devices. It's great for productivity and jotting ideas down on the go.

If you've had enough of being productive and want to unwind at the end of the day — and who wouldn't — this tablet also makes a great entertainment companion. It comes with two months of YouTube Premium for ad-free streaming. On top of that, you get access to Samsung TV Plus — more than 160 channels from sports, movies, news and more.

Once you get to know this tablet, you'll want to share the wealth — it makes an amazing low-cost, high-impact gift. Know someone with a birthday coming up? Want to get a mega-jumpstart on your Christmas shopping?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 on a blue background
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a fantastic iPad alternative. (Photo: Amazon)

What reviewers say

"I've never owned a tablet except for a Fire Tablet but of course only used it for reading. With this tablet, I am able to do photo edits on the go instead of carrying my laptop around. Quality of the screen/videos is amazing," said one hardworking user. "The touchscreen is really good — it's pretty sensitive when I edit photos and videos using my stylus pen. Battery life can last me up to three days if I am not on it constantly. When I am on it constantly then it would last me the whole day and part of the next day...I love it."

"I purchased this tablet to be able to watch TV and premium streaming services in my home office. The room was not initially set up for cable but with WiFi I am now able to enjoy shows and movies while in my office. The screen is 10.5 inch diagonally and I use it in the horizontal position as if it were a movie screen or flatscreen TV. The sound is excellent and sometimes I forget it is a tablet!" said a happy Samsung user. "I am also the owner of a Samsung Galaxy cell phone. They are very compatible with each other."

Another tech-challenged user said, "I like Samsung /Android products and this did not disappoint and the clarity of the screen is great! I had purchased a smaller tablet not that long ago, but I prefer a larger screen. Plus getting a sale was a plus! Easy to navigate. The only downside is I'm having a bit of technical difficulty getting all my alerts to stop binging. But that's me. I do well to operate a number 2 pencil! Definitely would recommend."

With a speedy processor and great battery life, this tablet won't leave you hanging.

$182 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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