The 8 Inch Phone Tablet For 2023

Tim Powers By, Tim Powers
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2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)
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The Rundown

1. Best Overall: 2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)

The iPad mini has been meticulously designed to look absolutely stunning. The new enclosure has a larger, edge-to-edge display, narrow borders, and elegantly rounded corners. The iPad mini is now as portable and powerful thanks to the A15 Bionic chip. Read Review

2. Best Bang For The Buck: Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, latest model (2020 release)

Alexa on Fire tablets is a hands-free experience that responds to your voice commands, and can also be activated by pressing the home button. This means you can adjust the volume on your fire tablet; turn on or off the display; restart, shut down, or lock your tablet; and more-just by using your voice. Read Review

3. Best Performance: SAMSUNG SM-T290NZKAXAR, Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi

With a minimized bezel, this tablet is designed to give you more room to view your favorite content in a slim, comfortable form. It's lightweight, has a premium metallic finish, and offers an 8-inch screen that immerses you in your content. Read Review

4. Best Powerful: MUNBYN Rugged Tablet, 8-inch Industrial Tablet PC Windows 10 64-bit Pro

MUNBYN Rugged Tablet is a Windows 10 Professional rugged tablet that can withstand tough conditions while providing reliable performance. Equipped with 800*1280 IPS LCD resolution and 700Nits brightness, this tablet is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Read Review

If you’re looking to buy an 8-inch phone tablet but aren’t sure which one to get, you’ve come to the right place. An 8-inch tablet is perfect for someone who wants a compact device that they can carry around with them anywhere and use easily.

But there are so many different tablets available with this screen size, which one should you choose? It can be tricky to navigate all the different options, but don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Especially, if you worry about the quality and the endurance, don't miss our 2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) and Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, latest model (2020 release).

In this article, we provide an overview of the best 8-inch tablets available on the market right now. We also explain what to look for when buying an 8-inch tablet and review the top 10 of the best options out there on e-commerce.

Our Top Picks

TOP Choice #1 2021 Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB)
Our Score:
9.8
Apple

Up to 10 hours of battery life

USB-C connector for charging and accessories

12MP Wide back camera, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage

Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay

Available in purple, starlight, pink, and space gray

A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine

Stay connected with ultrafast Wi-Fi 6

Works with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Landscape stereo speakers

8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and wide color

8" HD display, 2X the storage (32 or 64 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card) + 2 GB RAM. 10th generation (2020 release).

30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.

Stay on track – Check email, make video calls, update shopping lists, and set reminders. Use your favorite apps like Zoom, Outlook, and OneNote.

Dual-band, enhanced wifi.

Hands-free with Alexa, including on/off toggle.

2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording.

Now with USB-C for easier charging. Fully charges in under 5 hours (with included cable + adapter).

Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more through Amazon’s Appstore (Google Play not supported).

All-day battery life - Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.

TOP Choice #3 SAMSUNG SM-T290NZKAXAR, Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi
Our Score:
9.6
Samsung Electronics

Binge ready Battery: Browse, watch or shop for up to 13 hours on a full charge

Minimum bezel; Maximum view: Designed with a minimized bezel, giving you more room to view your favorite content in a slim, comfortable form; The premium metallic finish and lightweight design make it easy to use around the house or on the go

Room for everything: Keep your favorite songs, photos or videos, thanks to 32GB of built in memory; Plus expand your storage up to 512GB anytime with a Micro SD card

Entertainment ready: An 8.0 inches display immerses you in content, and dual speakers deliver spacious surround sound

✅[Unbreakable Connection & Duarable] In the certain Operate Temperature (-20℃ to 60℃. ), it will work well even when you drive your truck in Phoenix Arizona, with a GPS-Integrated U-Blox GPS module (Neo-7 GNSS) for navigation & positioning. You can also use dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5.8G). Or if you don't want to carry your phone with you or use your phone as a hotspot all the time? This rugged Windows tablet allows you to put a SIM card in and use the 4G LTE. Use it easily, use it anywhere!

✅[Windows 10 Pro Rugged Tablet] Windows 10 Pro OS (64-bit), Intel Cherry Trail Z8350, 1.44Ghz-1.92GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, Gravity acceleration sensor, front&rear facing camera, stylus, and screen protector. Windows 10 pro would be needed by offices requiring more data security and multi-user management features. Excellent Intel CUP with 4G RAM could run smoothly and reduce laggy matter when you run multiple apps at once.

✅[Day-long Battery Life] With the integrated polymer li-ion battery, 3.7V/7800mAh, the ruggedized outdoors tablet could withstand 8-hour use. And the battery life could be more durable even working for a day if it only runs a single app. And this portable rugged tablet for sure has enough energy. Thus, the field workers, consultants, engineers, geologists, and maintenance staff, may rest assured that you can take it working outside or do the Livestream news events.

✅[Sunshine Visible Yet Compact] This Windows rugged tablet is equipped with 800*1280 IPS LCD resolution and 700Nit brightness. It's easy to view each information wherever indoors or outdoors. Also, the 8-inch screen size and 25.2 oz/1.57 lbs weight are perfect to carry. MUNBYN offers the right devices for the right people, such as architecture workers, engineers, electricity workers.

✅[Rugged&Industrial Grade Tablet] This is an industrial-grade tablet that supports multiple harsh use cases (indoor&outdoor) and industries, such as agriculture, architecture, and manufacturing. MIL-STD-810G and 1.22m drop protection, withstand the impacts and spill. With IP67 standard, the rugged tablet is sealed against water and dust. It is what you need for your job working outdoors in an agriculture field and not having to worry about it getting wet.

Long-life battery – Watch or browse all day long without the need to recharge with 5000 mAh battery capacity

The stunning 8" HD (1280 x 800) display brings you a crisper and brighter image, so you can watch your favorite movies and shows without missing a detail

Stunning performance and stylish design combine in this quick, powerful Android tablet, powered by a Quad-Core, 2.0 GHz processor and Android 9 Pie

Stay connected with built-in Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), and capture the moment with front and rear cameras

The modern, refined look and feel are accentuated by the full metal cover and 82% panel-to-body ratio

MILITARY-GRADE DESIGN (MIL STD 810H, IP68 S Pen + Anti Shock): Conquer the elements and don’t sweat the accidents. Dust, dirt, sand and water won’t get in your way with the IP681 rated Galaxy Tab Active3 and it’s S Pen. It’s even MIL-STD-810H2 compliant, so you can drop it from a height of 1.5M and it’ll absorb the shock.

WIRELESS DeX: Do more with a single device. With Samsung Wireless DeX, you can boost productivity and use your Galaxy Tab Active3 like a PC — that way you save money and your team can bring important tools into tough environments without having to haul around multiple devices or even a cable.

LONG-LASTING, FAST-CHARGING and REPLACEABLE BATTERY plus NO BATTERY MODE: Power through any project thanks to a long-lasting battery that won’t stop until your day does. Need to work even longer, The battery is also fast charging and replaceable, so you won’t lose a second in the field. The Galaxy Tab Active3 works in No Battery Mode when it’s connected to a dedicated power source making it a great in vehicle or fixed kiosk solution.

ENHANCED TOUCH CAPABILITY : The gloves don’t have to come off, so your team stays safe and dry while they get more done. With enhanced touch capabilities settings, they can take advantage of an intuitive touchscreen, even while wearing gloves at work.

UNLOCKED ON THE GO —Compatible with Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Networks

Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more through Amazon’s Appstore (Google Play not supported).

2 MP front- and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording.

8" HD display, 2X the storage (32 or 64 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card) + 3 GB RAM.

All-day battery life & wireless charging - Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.

Hands-free with Alexa, including on/off toggle.

Stay on track – Check email, make video calls, update shopping lists, and set reminders. Use your favorite apps like Zoom, Outlook, and OneNote.

30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.

Dual-band, enhanced wifi.

Now with USB-C for easier charging. Fully charges in under 4 hours (with included cable and adapter).

Android 10

4G LTE Voice and Data

Best Tablet for Drones

8GB RAM - 256GB Storage

1200 nits Ultra High Resolution Display

【4GB RAM and 64GB Storage 】1280 x 800 IPS Display Windows tablet adopt with Quad Core, up to 1.44Ghz. with a TF card to expand the memory up to 128GB, allow to download and save video, apps and work file.

【For GMS Certification Services】Business tablet pc with Windows 10 operating system is apply GMS certification. It can safely use various functions of Google, such as search, voice assistant, compatible with YouTube, G-mail, Skype, GPS, etc.

【Pre - installed Windows 10 Home】Mini 8 inch Windows 10 tablet with Intel X5-Z8300 Quad Core CPU, with a 3.5mm headphone jack ,provide English,French,Chinese setting etc,is your right-hand for your business job and students study, perfect for online classes, casual gaming, kids early education or entertainment.

【Lasting Battery Life】Surfing with WIFI and bluetooth 4.0, 4000mAh battery for long-lasting life. Charge it via Micro USB port, Data with HDMI port (no include HDMI cable). A full charge can provide you with 8 hours of reading, browsing, watching movies and playing games. With a light weight body, suitable for business ,traveling,personal studying and students.

【Why Choose Mini Windows 10 Tablet PC】Package with : Micro USB Charger, Custom Manual,the ultra-slim and stylish Windows tablet not only delicious graphics and lightweight but a perfect gift for your kids ,teenages. Come with 30-day warranty, pls contact us at your free time if have question and we will provide you with prompt technical support.

WARRANTY — One year's warranty. Package: the rugged tablet, screen protector, handstrap, US standard wall charger, USB cable, OTG cable. Optional dock charger available at: B01LQJJICE.

MILITARY GRADE RELIABILITY — IP67 rated waterproof & ruggedized construction meets MIL-STD810G standard for vibration, shock, drop, liquid in any harsh conditions. Adopting Corning Gorilla glass touch panel. Can withstand wild handling in outdoor, extreme conditions & demanding industrial environments from mining to maintenance in all weather conditions.

WINDOWS BASED ENTERPRISE MOBILITY — Windows 10 PRO (64-bit). Intel Quad-Core processor. 8" 1920*1200 Full HD display. Support OTG mode (Mouse/Keyboard). Support multiple data communication capabilities: 4G LTE (AT&T, T-mobile), WIFI 802.11(a/b/g/n) & Bluetooth 4.0. Keep your team always connected without worrying about data lossing in the field.

LONG BATTERY DURABILITY & COMPACT DESIGN — This rugged tablet integrates 7800mAH Li-ion battery for full day of mobile work. The compact 8" size and included sturdy backhand strap makes it easy to carry in the field, ideal for enterprise mobile work. An essential production tool for field workers, consultants, engineers, geologists, maintainance staff, manufacturing environment etc to get jobs done.

BUILT-IN GPS — Integrated U-blox GPS module. Support GPS/GLONASS. Positioning without WiFi or cellular network required. Support Windows offline map. Works with MAGNET Field for collecting land positioning data and perform GIS mapping. Suitable for geological survey, construction, navigation, fleet management, vehicle tracking, asset management, field data collection etc.

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What to Look For in a 8 inch phone tablet?

Software

No matter if you're buying an iPad, an Android tablet or a smartphone, ensure that your device is pre-installed using the most recent version of the operating systems. It should at least include a guarantee of an upgrade to iOS or Android. The newest Android version is 11 and iPadOS version 14 in 2020.

Hardware Connections

While connections are important for laptops and PCs, it is less relevant for tablets. Tablets use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as apps to store and transfer data. Apple tablets lack hardware connections. However, adapters can be attached to the dock port of the tablet or added wirelessly using purpose-built gadgets. Android tablets offer more options in terms of hardware connections. They have a USB port and HDMI-out.

Cameras

Tablets have less importance than smartphones for cameras. It should still have an 8MP, 12MP, or F2.0 aperture camera, as well as 4K 30fps video recording (although 1080p is acceptable if the tablet costs less than $100). Look out for 5MP front-facing cameras that record Full HD video. This ensures that you video will appear clearer when video calling or conference with people on the other end of the call.

Online Access

Many tablets come with Wi-Fi, while others offer mobile broadband, 3G and 4G for data. However, this requires you to sign up for an additional plan. Another option is the Wi-Fi only tablet. They can be used over Wi-Fi, just like the name implies, and also via your smartphone's mobile hotspot feature (standard on all new models). If your 3G plan is not sufficient, you might consider a 4G tablet that comes with its own plan.

Storage

The capacity of most tablets ranges from 16GB up to 128GB. The type of use you make for your tablet will determine how much storage you need. Most tablets can be used for browsing the Internet, checking email, streaming video and similar content.

Screen & Audio

When buying a tablet, the first thing you should look at is the screen size and quality. It's often the most used component. A tablet with a 10 inch screen and Full HD resolution is a good choice. Tablets with 7-inch and 8-inch screens may be small and lightweight, but they can feel cramped when browsing the internet and taking online classes.

Battery

One charge should be enough to last for a tablet through mixed use. Look at reviews on all of the tablets that you have shortlisted. For a 10-inch tablet to be reliable, it should contain a minimum of 7,000mAh. Tablets with larger screens (11-inch and 12-inch) should pack close to 10,000mAh to keep them going for a full day. Although not all devices can be rated on battery capacity, you should still consider other factors such as battery life. Reviews and test results are a good way to get an idea of what the actual battery life is.

FAQs

What Is The Screen Size Of A Tablet As Compared To A Hand-held Phone?

Every tablet comes with a touch screen. It can be anywhere from 5 inches (Dell Streak), roughly the size your hand, to as large as 10.1 inches. This is the equivalent of a notebook for a boy in school. A tablet's average screen size is approximately 8.5 inches.

Can I Make A Call Using A Tablet?

You can use your SIM card to make a call or video call. Even tablets without SIM support can make video calls using WiFi or software like Skype. Nearly all Samsung tablets support the calling feature, while iPad supports SIM but cannot be used to make calls.

What Tablet Can Replace A Laptop?

An iPad Pro is a great option if you want to do serious work on your tablet, like the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021). It has a large screen and plenty of power. Additionally, it supports keyboard accessories. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is an Android alternative with similar features.

I Want To Use My SIM Card In A Tablet. Do Tablets Support This Facility?

Modern tablets have SIM card support. However, they are more expensive than those without it. This facility is not available on older tablets or some tablets today.

What Is The Difference Between A Smartphone And A Tablet?

The specifications are almost identical. Its screen size is what makes it different. The tablet has a significantly larger screen that allows for better view of the workspace. It is portable and convenient, but it's not as mobile as a smartphone. The smartphone was designed for handheld use, while the tablet can be carried around in a case or bag. This is a comprehensive questionnaire.

What Should I Look For When Buying A Tablet?

You need to decide how much money you are willing to pay and which operating system you prefer. The two most popular options for Android and Apple iPad users are Android and Apple. Next, think about the other things you value in a tablet, such as size, battery life, and power.

Do Tablets Support The Dongle Facility?

Dongles allow you to connect your device to secure software and facilities such as the internet. This prevents unauthorized access. Dongles are usually included with tablets that do not have the SIM capability to access the internet.

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Tim Powers

Tim Powers is an audio equipment & home theater gadget reviewer and the editor of TheAudioCritic.com. He has been involved in the home theater hobby since the late 1990s when he purchased his first AV receiver. Tim is also a writer, with articles appearing in various online and print publications.

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