Ten Best 8-Inch Tablets 2018 – Buying Guides & Reviews On The Top Rated 8 Inch Tablets

With a display size that satisfies those seeking both larger and smaller displays, it’s easy to see why the 8-inch tablet is a popular choice among users. While 8-inch tablets are generally noted as more comfortable to hold than their larger counterparts, the display size makes smaller options seem inferior. With so many different brands of 8-inch tablets, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. That’s why we have compiled this list to let you choose which 8-inch tablet has all of the features you are looking for.

 

Things to Consider When Buying an 8-inch Tablet

  • Which operating system do you prefer?
  • What will you use the tablet for (work, gaming, kids, etc.)?
  • Apps and available content?
  • Which specs are important to you (battery life, processor, storage, etc.)?

 

1. ASUS Z380M-A2-GR Zenpad 8

Although the ASUS Z380M-A2-GR Zenpad 8 is made entirely of plastic, its metallic frame coating gives it a modern look and feel. Outwardly, the tablet has rounded corners and a soft-touch finish over an elegant embossed pattern. The device offers an 8-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display with ASUS TruVivid technology for a “vivid” visual experience. Preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a custom Zen UI, the tablet features a graphic design that feels more modern than its other android counterparts.

Basic functions can be carried out smoothly on the Zenpad 8 thanks to its 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8163 Quad-Core CPU and 2GB of RAM, as well as 16GB of internal storage. This tablet is perfect for the light gamer, but heavy gamers may want to lean a different direction. With a 2MP front facing camera and a 5MP rear facing camera, capturing the world around you is a breeze, and the 8 hour battery life prevents frequent charging.

 

Pros:

  • Vivid HD screen
  • Sufficiently enjoyable software
  • Strong, dependable construction

Cons:

  • Average camera quality
  • Average performance

 

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2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A

At first glance, the sleek, metal frame of the Galaxy Tab A is pleasing to the eye, but it also makes it easier to grip the tablet. 32 GB of built in storage ensure enough space for what’s important to you, but the Tab A also has an expandable memory of up to 256 GB via Micro SD card. The HD display has the impressive ability to be easily seen in any light, from morning Sun to a dimly lit evening. The tablet also boasts up to 14 hours of video playback for a battery life, so stopping to recharge is rarely on your mind. An 8MP rear-facing camera with flash and a 5MP front-facing camera ensure optimal pictures of the things you don’t want to forget. The Tab A comes preloaded with Android 7.1 Nougat, Android’s newest and most user friendly operating system to date.

Pros:

  • Sleek design
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Readble screen in any light

Cons:

  • Low pixel resolution

 

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3. Amazon Fire HD 8

Fully equipped with Amazon’s AI, Alexa, the Fire HD 8 is able to make phone and video calls, play music or check your calendar just by asking. The tablet has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM, making it super responsive and makes multitasking easy. It has an impressive battery life of up to 12 hours and comes standard with 16GB of internal storage, twice the amount of the Fire HD 7. With only a 2GB rear facing camera, the Fire HD 8 may not be the tablet for you if you’re looking for a tablet with camera quality. A 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels ensures a crisp, clear image when streaming movies over Amazon Prime. In addition, the Fire HD 8 is equipped with 2 stereo speakers, unlike many of its 8-inch tablet counterparts.

Pros:

  • Alexa equipped
  • Long battery life
  • Highly responsive

Cons:

  • Below average camera quality
  • Amazon appstore is lacking

 

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4. NuVision 8-inch Full HD

Featuring Windows 10, the NuVision 8-inch Full HD is a thin, light and easily portable tablet. Its full HD IPS touch screen boasts a 1920 x 1200 display with 10-finger multi-touch support and relatively good responsiveness. The tablet holds a large 1.44 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Quad-Core Processor with Intel Burst Technology capable of up to 1.84 GHz, making it small but mighty. Its 2GB of RAM make the NuVision capable of multitasking fairly easily. As Windows 10 takes up quite a bit of storage, the 32 GB tablet is capable of being upgraded to 64GB via a microSD card. Additionally, the battery can come as a bit of a downside, with a max battery life of only 6 hours.

Pros:

  • Windows 10 equipped
  • Full HD display

Cons:

  • Short battery life
  • Storage capabilities
  • Slow Wi-Fi reports

 

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5. Lenovo Tab 4

The Lenovo Tab 4 is best known for its theater-like multimedia experience. A vivid HD display combined with Dolby Atmos Audio and dual-stereo front-facing speakers make the Lenovo Tab 4 perfect for streaming your favorite movies and TV on the go. Its impressive 20 hour battery life makes it easy for you to go about your day without worrying if you charged your tablet. The 5MP rear-facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera are pretty standard for an 8-inch tablet. Relatively high performance can be expected from the tablet due to its 64-bit Quad-core Snapdragon processor of up to 1.4 GHz and 2GB of RAM. Although the Lenovo Tab 4 comes standard with only 16GB, it has an expandable memory of 256GB of storage. The tablet comes equipped with Android 7.1 Nougat, and stays very true to the traditional android formatting.

Pros:

  • Vivid display
  • Impressive battery life
  • Sound quality

Cons:

  • Minimal Storage
  • Average cameras

 

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6. Huawei MediaPad M3

With 2560×1600 pixels in its display, the Huawei MediaPad 3 offers vivid colors and crisp imaging in its display. An 8MP camera on both the front and back of the tablet allow the user to take clear images with ease. Two stereo speakers and two smart PA chips deliver a rich, immersive sound with low distortion for an excellent audio experience. The 11 hour battery life, 3GB of RAM and a 1.4GHz octa-core processor allow the user to complete tasks quickly and effortlessly, without worrying about the tablet dying while you’re on the go. The MediaPad runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, though Huawei’s custom UI leaves something to be desired.

Pros:

  • Enviable audio
  • Camera quality
  • High-resolution display

Cons:

  • Intrusive custom UI
  • Average battery life

 

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7. OYYU T81

This unique unlocked 3G phablet is equipped with a dual SIM slot, and is compatible with a 3G or 2G network. A stable MTK8321 Quad Core 1.3GHz CPU and Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS ensure smooth multimedia viewing and a decent gaming experience. The 8-Inch IPS Multi-touch display with 1280×800 resolution is optimal for watching movies or binge watching your favorite TV shows.

The OYYU T81 comes only with 16GB of internal storage, but it is recommended you upgrade to 32GB via microSD card. Purchased on Amazon, the tablet comes with a 1 year warranty, as well as a 1 year limited quality defective guarantee, all from a company very focused on customer satisfaction. Both front and rear facing cameras are only 2MP, making this tablet less than ideal for photography. In addition, the battery life lasts a maximum of 6 hours, so frequent charging may be in store.

Pros:

  • Product warranty
  • Phablet capabilities
  • Expandable storage

Cons:

  • Low camera quality
  • Older Android operating system

 

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8. Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T350

The sleek design of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T350 is pleasing to the eye and its slim figure makes it easy to hold while using. Though the tablet only comes with 16GB of internal storage, the Galaxy Tab A SM-T350 has the capability of expanding up to 128GB of internal storage via a Micro SD card. The tablet features Android 5.0 Lollipop, an older operating system and a 1.2GHz Samsung Quad Core Processor, making it a bit less responsive than its newer counterparts. With up to 9 hours of battery life, you can confidently go about your day without worrying your tablet will die with occasional use. The camera only features 1MP resolution, so camera quality is not the tablet’s greatest strength.

Pros:

  • Sleek design
  • Expandable memory

Cons:

  • Older operating system
  • Low ccamera quality
  • Average battery life

 

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9. Apple iPad Mini 4

With an all-metal aluminum build, the Apple iPad Mini 4 looks and feels quite similar to the iPad Mini 3, but outperforms it in a few ways. 128 GB of internal storage provide more than enough space for all of your pictures, games, movies and music. The new A8 chip inside the tablet offers reliability in terms of speed and stability, which means the iPad Mini 4 experiences no crashes or lag in everyday use. The 7.9-inch 2048 x 1436 pixel display has a pixel density of 326ppi, meaning every image you display will be crisp and clear. Apple claims a battery life of up to 10 hours for the Mini 4, and a Dual-Core 1.5 Ghz processor allows you to complete the everyday tasks you need to with ease. In addition, the Mini 4 is a more portable alternative of larger iPads.

Pros:

  • Sleek, metal design
  • Powerful processor
  • Compact size

Cons:

  • Storage is non-expandable
  • More expensive than Android tablets

 

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10. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

The Yoga Tab 3 differs from other 8-inch tablets due to its kickstand, which allows the user to stand, tilt or hang the tablet for hands-free use. With two integrated front-facing speakers and Dolby Atmos sound, you can expect a powerful and immersive media experience with or without headphones. The tablet boasts a remarkable 20 hour battery life, which blows most other 8-inch tablets out of the water. With 2GB of RAM, the Yoga Tab 3 is capable of multi-tasking with ease. The HD display has a max screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, making it perfect for casual gaming or web-browsing. In addition, the Yoga Tab 3 features an 8MP camera capable of rotating 180 degrees.

Pros:

  • Impressive battery life
  • Innovative camera
  • Clear pictures

Cons:

  • Bulkier than other 8-inch tablets

 

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If you still can’t decide what type of tablet you want then why not have a look at our some of our other tablet guides:

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