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Samsung - Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (Latest Model) 32GB - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2071 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet for a person who just needs the basics

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    javafiend
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    good tablet, the only thing bad about it is that the tabs button and back button are really hard to see and do not stand out against the dark frame of the tablet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Jake
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    This is a really good tablet for the price. Only issue I have is the back button and open apps button are not back lit and at times is hard to see but other than that the tablet works amazingly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good yet basic.

    Posted
    Carlos
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    Basic tablet, no extra features. Bottom buttons do not light up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement

    Posted
    Goody
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    Replaced old Nexus 7 with this one. Improved, but don't like button placement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not up to date

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    SgtTEA
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    I would expect a newly bought item to have current software. Not very convenient to hold while using. Recent and back buttons aren't light or elevated, making them hard to use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to put in purse

    Posted
    aconnieb
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    Great size to take places (and have a screen bigger than phone). Also fantastic that can add storage to increase app potential. As mentioned, the back and close buttons impossible to see, but get a good case and you can find them by feel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not pleased

    Posted
    Carol
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    Returned this item...not please with performance, several things not too good...worst was no back button when browsing. . Surely would not recommend it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    quite good, but not great

    Posted
    DrStu
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    so-far my only complaint is the buttons on the bottom of the pad, the "recent" button and the "overview" button ( who knew that's what they were called). . are not highlighted so are hard to find and are not that easy to press. other than that the pad is quite good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The in-between solution.

    Posted
    GrandmaJ
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    If your phone is too small this tablet is just the right size to see everything and still fit in a purse or travel bag. It does more that your phone (except make calls of course). The only thing I would change would be that I would get the silver instead of black. I fumble for the backup button on the side since it is not easy to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little tablet

    Posted
    WbeBB
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    Excellent device - snappy response, good google OS, clear screen. Only downside is the back button and cascade view buttons don't light up. You have to guess which one is which in the dark. Otherwise, very nice and well built.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall pretty good

    Posted
    DJMMAM
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    Got this for my wife. Didn't realize some of the touch buttons at the bottom don't light up. Also had to reboot/ reset it because no notifications were coming thru. Now it's working fine and the wife likes it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Galaxy Tab A 8" Nice tablet

    Posted
    GeriFL1962
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    Looks good, runs good, fast. The only problem I have with it's that you can't see the 'back' and 'minimize' buttons on the bottom. They are built into the black area outside of the screen area & it's really annoying to try & find them when using it. They are about 95% unreadable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool tablet

    Posted
    Vera
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    I love this tablet, easy to use and performs smoothly. Just don't like location of power button, most cases cover the button and makes turning it on awkward. Don't like too many preloaded apps that take up memory. Would be nice if it came with a pen like the samsung note.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet, good price, a few quirks

    Posted
    Allen
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    I bought this tablet to take on vacation (replacing a 10" Nook that's getting cranky). It served well, has good color and definition, the camera takes very good pictures. I had a lot of trouble with the camera -- it was very difficult to hold the tablet in a way that would not shut the camera off, or get it into a funny mode -- but that's not what I bought it for, and it worked OK enough for when I didn't have a "real" camera along. It also gets into a condition where it won't respond to tapping icons, corrected by hitting the button, then going back to the app. Don't know if that's normal for this model, or specific to mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price...

    Posted
    TwoJagz
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    This tablets LED lights do not work. Since purchase, I've learned this is not a feature of this tablet. Lesser cost tablets at least have these buttons on the bottom of the screen. Very annoying! I would not have purchased this product if I had known.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super tablet

    Posted
    Anothersatisfiedconsumer
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    OMGosh, where to start? I love everything about this tablet except the buttons on the bottom are impossible to see and therefore, very difficult to use. These are for back and recently opened windows, tabs. I had a 2 pack of Amazon Fire tablets before this that I couldn't get rid of fast enough!! The only other negative is that, like Amazon, even though I bought and installed the extra storage space micro card, the tablet will NOT make use of it and put anything there??!! So annoying and frustrating but I'm telling you short of those 2 faults, this things is the cat's pajamas!! I researched far and wide before I bought this, so I knew of the buttons issue...still beats the daylights out of 2 Amazon Fires, all day long!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Android tablet with a few minor issues.

    Posted
    Darrin
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    This is a solid tablet that was a bargain at $149.99 and only has a few niggling issues that keep me from giving a 5 start rating. 1. The operating system hasn't had any new security patches since November 2018. 2. It came with Android 8 (Oreo) preinstalled and since there hasn't been any updates since last year, I doubt that it'll get the current version of Android 9 (Pie). 3. The buttons at the bottom of the tablet aren't backlit, and while I find this annoying, it's not a deal breaker. The screen is sharp and bright. Battery life is excellent. I don't like the Samsung Experience launcher, but you can replace it with any number of apps on Google Play. I use Nova Launcher myself, but there are other choices. All in all, a solid buy and recommended if you can live with the issues I've mentioned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet. Just got Android 8.1 update.

    Posted
    TomS
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    Bought the SM-T380NZSEXAR (Tab A 2017 version) back in May. After more than six months of use I can say I'm very happy with the tablet. I use it mostly for checking news/social media, checking maps, making reservations, and watching videos when traveling, and for selecting videos to cast to my TV via Chromecast when I'm at home. Tablet is responsive, has good battery life, good app compatibility, and charges quickly. As a bonus, I just received an update to Android 8.1 and "Samsung Experience version 9.5" and the update allowed changing the irksome (to me) over/under display of time on the lock screen to the more conventional "xx:xx" format. Some nits: the case is slippery. It'd be good if it had some texture. The Running Apps and Back buttons don't light up, nor are they easy to see except in the right light. Not a big deal if you use the tablet much because you get used to just knowing about where they are relative to the home button but it would still be nice if they were more readily visible. Tidbit: The USB C charging connector and associated charger work great. But USB C is still not as nearly widespread as micro USB. So I recommend folks consider getting some micro-USB to C adapters (very cheap on certain online auction sites) or an extra USB C cable to keep in their bag in case you need to 'borrow' someone's charger when on the road.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great BUT .. ..

    Posted
    ShineWater
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    This is Tab A 2017 tablet. I bought it. It was sale before Christmas. Thank you Best Buy. I tried to use it for a while. It is great and small 8" tablet. It is 5000 mAh! It is a great battery. Sorry, I decided to take it back! This tablet do not have ... - No vibrate. - No led light on bottom and between a button...there are two (flat) buttons. "Recent apps button" and "Back button". No show lights. If you do not care about vibrate and/or light "recent apps" button and "back" button. This tablet is great for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend