Why you can trust ZDNET : ZDNET's expert staff finds the best discounts and price drops from reputable sellers on a regular basis. If you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Our process

'ZDNET Recommends': What exactly does it mean?

ZDNET's recommendations are based on many hours of testing, research, and comparison shopping. We gather data from the best available sources, including vendor and retailer listings as well as other relevant and independent reviews sites. And we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the products and services we’re assessing.

When you click through from our site to a retailer and buy a product or service, we may earn affiliate commissions. This helps support our work, but does not affect what we cover or how, and it does not affect the price you pay. Neither ZDNET nor the author are compensated for these independent reviews. Indeed, we follow strict guidelines that ensure our editorial content is never influenced by advertisers.

ZDNET's editorial team writes on behalf of you, our reader. Our goal is to deliver the most accurate information and the most knowledgeable advice possible in order to help you make smarter buying decisions on tech gear and a wide array of products and services. Our editors thoroughly review and fact-check every article to ensure that our content meets the highest standards. If we have made an error or published misleading information, we will correct or clarify the article. If you see inaccuracies in our content, please report the mistake via this form.


Forget the iPad: Samsung's Galaxy Tab A8 is down to $149 for Cyber Monday

During this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, save up to $130 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android tablet. An iPad for Android users.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
An iPad for Android users!

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A8 10.5-inch


If you're an iPhone user, then the iPad is the automatic choice if you're looking for a tablet. For Android users, things aren't so clear-cut.

Also: Live blog: The best early Cyber Monday deals 2022 in real time

One of the best Android-powered tablets out there is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, offering everything you need from a budget tablet -- plenty of power, a nice display, and decent battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 tech specs

  • Storage: 32 – 128 GB
  • Screen size: 10.5-inch TFT
  • Processor: Octa Core Unisoc T618
  • Display resolution: 1920 x 1200 px
  • Battery: 7040mAh
  • Rear camera: 8-megapixel
  • Front camera: 5-megapixel
  • MicroSD card slot: Yes (supports up to 1TB)
  • Port: USB-C
  • OS: Android 11

The 10.5-inch LCD display on the Galaxy Tab A8 is big enough for streaming movies or video chatting with friends, but still small enough to be portable.

And with capacities ranging from 32GB to 128GB, you can save even more money by buying the capacity that you need, and no more.

And there's a choice of finishes: Grey, silver, and pink gold.

Also: Black Friday deal: Anker Eufy robot vacuum price drops to $99 at Walmart

With prices starting from $149 for the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, this is a great, affordable, and versatile tablet for those looking for a big-screen device to complement their Android smartphone. Plus, if you get the largest capacity model, you'll save 40%.

Editorial standards