Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Vs Amazon Fire HD 8: Which to Buy?

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Vs Amazon Fire HD 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0Amazon Fire HD 8
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PROSPROS
Very cheap.
Sturdy build.
Decent speakers.
Nice build quality.
Good battery life.
Affordable.
Has 4G LTE support.
Easy to bring around.
CONSCONS
Weak screen.
Average battery life.
Amazon ecosystem is poor.
Weak chipset.
Only 2GB RAM.
Subpar camera.
Camera’s Pro mode has limited options.
Stereo speakers are the bottom-firing type.

SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNGALAXY TAB 8.0FIRE HD 8
Dimensions8.20 x 5.43 x 0.29 inches (208.3 x 137.9 x 7.4 mm)8.43 x 5.04 x 0.30 inches (214 x 128 x 7.7 mm)
Weight313.0 g311.0 g
ColorsGray, Blue, WhiteBlack, Pink, Orange, Blue
DISPLAYGALAXY TAB 8.0FIRE HD 8
Size8.0 inches8.0 inches
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels, 160 PPI1280 x 800 pixels, 189 PPI
TechnologyTFTIPS LCD
Screen-to-body68.99 %67.70 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensor
HARDWAREGALAXY TAB 8.0FIRE HD 8
System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916MediaTek
ProcessorQuad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bitQuad-core, 1500 MHz
GPUAdreno 306Yes
RAM1.5GB1GB
Internal storage16GB16GB, available to use: 11.6 GB
Storage expansionmicroSDXC up to 128 GBmicroSDXC up to 128 GB
OSAndroid (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)Android (5.0 Lollipop), Amazon Fire OS UI
CAMERAGALAXY TAB 8.0FIRE HD 8
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera5 MP (Autofocus)5 MP
Video recording1280×720 (HD)1920×1080 (Full HD)
Front2 MPYes
BATTERYGALAXY TAB 8.0FIRE HD 8
Capacity4200 mAh
TypeLi – Ion, Not user replaceableUser replaceable

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 8.0

Right in the middle of the pack, this tablet is a good option for those who need a tablet that isn’t particularly flashy but that has the specs to do their job more or less.

It comes with up to 32 GB of built-in storage and it’s expandable — ensuring any media lovers out there will be more than pleased with the capacity of the Galaxy Tab 8 to store images , videos, music and other big files.

In addition, it has a battery life of up to 15 hours while using the internet and a 1.4GHz processor.

What that means is that this may not be the most powerful tablet out there, but for the price, particularly when it comes to viewing or working with media, you are getting a very capable tablet.

AMAZON FIRE HD 8:

Usually when it comes to technology you get what you pay for. Once in a while though, you receive more than what you expect with a bargain-priced piece of tech.

With its sub-$100 price tag and superb performance, the Amazon Fire HD 8 will surprise you.

This is definitely not a tablet that can compete with high-end iPads, but it does have a decent collection of features for those who really need the basics from a tablet.

If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, the tablet offers you access to lots of popular TV shows , movies, and music.

The app selection is also very good, and this tablet is just the perfect size when you read Kindle ebooks. The Amazon Fire HD 8 also has decent parental controls so giving an older kid is a perfect tablet.

WHICH TABLET YOU SHOULD BUY?

I think the Winner is the Galaxy Tab A. It offers somewhat better performance, a brighter display, and you also get some additional Samsung features. With that said, the Amazon Fire HD 8 offers fantastic value, especially when you just want it for basic use. So if you want to save some money then you should choose Amazon Fire HD 8 but if money is not your problem then Galaxy Tab A is much better.