8-inch tablets bridge the gap between Smartphones and traditional laptops. These snugly, handheld devices pack everything you can expect to find in a 10-inch tablet – just more convenient and a little bit comfortable to carry around. They are also the preferred choice to many tablet buyers, and it’s all for several good reasons.

For starters, these tablets are popular for their modern look, and for offering value and excellent screen resolutions.

They’re neither too big nor too small. If anything, they’re the perfect choice of tablets for people with a peripatetic lifestyle. Where you have to use your laptop, these handheld devices will keep you light.

It’s to be, however, noted that not all 8-inch tablets are created the same. Every time you’re out shopping or online browsing for your next tablet, you have to make sure that you’re equipped with the right knowledge to make an informed decision on what to buy.

Even with being equipped with what to look for while buying an 8-inch tablet, choosing the best of these tablets is not a finger exercise when you have a mountain of shiny tablets to sift through and make a pick.

Luckily enough, we did some little bit of groundwork for you by digging through the trenches for the ten best 8-inch tablets on the market today.

Top 10 Best Selling 8 inch Tablet in 2020

SaleBestseller No. 1
Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB) - Black
  • 8" HD display; 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (up to 400 GB with microSD)
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Alexa hands-free enabled
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
SaleBestseller No. 2
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black (2019) - SM-T290NZKAXAR
  • 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
  • Entertainment ready: an 8.0 inches Display immerses you in content, and dual speakers deliver spacious Surround sound
  • Binge ready Battery: browse, watch Or shop for up to 13 hours on a full charge
  • 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
SaleBestseller No. 3
Lenovo Tab 4, 8" Android Tablet, Quad-Core Processor, 1.4GHz, 16GB Storage, Slate Black, ZA2B0009US
  • THEATER-LIKE MULTIMEDIA: 8-inch tablet has a brilliant HD display with booming Dolby Atmos Audio and built-in dual-stereo front-facing speakers perfect for binge-watching TV and movies on-the-go
  • TABLET FOR KIDS: Transform to a kids tablet with Lenovo Kid's Pack, including a shock-resistant bumper, blue-light screen filter and fun stickers; family sharing is now a breeze. Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wireless + Bluetooth 4.0
  • MULTI-ACCOUNT: At less than 2 lbs, it's the first tablet to hide many tablets in one with multi-user and multi-space functionality. Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE ANDROID TABLET: Wifi tablet has a 64-bit Quad-core Snapdragon processor of up to 1.4 GHz, 2GB of RAM, plus an epic 20 hour battery life for seamless performance on any day-to-day tasks. Ports: MicroSD slot, combo audio jack
  • BOX CONTAINS: Lenovo Tablet Tab 4 8, Charger, USB Cable, Safety/Warranty Guide, Quick-Start Guide; perfect tablet for kids or play
Bestseller No. 4
All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1" 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) – Black - without Special Offers
  • 10.1" 1080p full HD display; 32 or 64 GB of internal storage (add up to 512 GB with microSD)
  • Now 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM
  • Longer battery life—Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music
  • Hands-free with Alexa
  • 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording
Bestseller No. 5
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi Only) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, Dual Speaker, SM-T290,...
  • 8.0" (203.1mm), Resolution: 1280 x 800 (WXGA), TFT, 16M Color Depth, 5100 mAh battery
  • RAM - 2GB, ROM - 32GB, MicroSD (Up to 512GB), Android 9.0 (Pie), Qualcomm SDM429 Snapdragon 429, Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Rear Camera - 8.0 MP, Front Camera - 2.0 MP, Dual Speaker, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Samsung Kids Home, No SIM Card Supported
  • International Model, Does not have US warranty.
Bestseller No. 6
Vankyo MatrixPad Z1 7 inch Tablet, Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition, 32GB Storage, Quad-Core Processor,...
  • Fast and responsive performance: Equipped with the powerful and energy-saving 64 bit Quad-core processor 1.5GHz, RAM 1GB, your MatrixPad Z1 tablet enables quick app launches, smooth videos and great overall performance, which rivals most of the 7 inch tablets. H.265 decoding for fast video streaming.
  • Native and latest Android OS - Android 8.1 Oreo Go: The GMS Certified MatrixPad Z1 features Android's lightest and most efficient version of Androids operating system yet, Android 8.1 Go Edition. Get rid of unexpected ads and have full access to Google Play and download the apps you love, such as SKYGO, NetFlix, YouTube and more.
  • Crisp and vivid 7 inch IPS display: The 7 inch MatrixPad Z1 tablet adopts a 1024 x 600 IPS display, which presents a bright display with vivid colors for a more true-to-life viewing experience from all angles. Read comfortably at night with Eye Health, an extra feature that automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience.
  • Portable and long lasting entertainment: 2500mAh lithium polymer battery together with the low power consumption CPU enable you enjoy up to 8 hours' mixed use of reading, watching TV shows, surfing the web, playing light games, etc. At just over a pound, it’s more portable than ever.
  • Large enough for entertainment:The tablet offers 32GB of onboard memory and includes a microSD card slot (microSD card sold separately) that allows you to add up to an additional 128GB of memory, making it easy to store eBooks, songs, videos, photos, music, and other files.
Bestseller No. 7
Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB) - Plum
  • 7" IPS display; 16 or 32 GB of internal storage (add up to 512 GB with microSD)
  • Faster 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching video, and listening to music
  • Now Alexa hands-free
  • 1 GB of RAM
Bestseller No. 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, 4G LTE Tablet & Phone...
  • 8.0" (203.1mm), Resolution: 1280 x 800 (WXGA), TFT, 16M Color Depth, 5100 mAh battery
  • RAM - 2GB, ROM - 32GB, MicroSD (Up to 512GB), Android 9.0 (Pie), Qualcomm SDM429 Snapdragon 429, Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Rear Camera - 8.0 MP, Front Camera - 2.0 MP, Dual Speaker, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
  • 2G: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900, 3G: UMTS B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900), 4G: FDD LTE B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700), 4G: TDD LTE B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)
  • This tablet will function for Data and Calling purposes with compatible GSM Networks and as a Phone. Fully Compatible with all GSM carriers, please check the compatibility of the tablet. Doesn't work with CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint. International Model, Does not have US warranty.
SaleBestseller No. 9
ASUS ZenPad 8 Dark Gray 8-inch Android Tablet [Z380M] 2MP Front / 5MP Rear PixelMaster Camera, WXGA...
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • Incredible 76.5% screen-to-body ratio gives you a vivid and rich HDTV Tablet experience.MediaTek MT8163 Quad-Core, 64bit
  • Fashion-inspired design carries modern influences for a luxurious, clean look for universal and stylish appeal
  • ASUS VisualMaster optimizes all aspects of display resulting in an incredibly realistic viewing expereince
  • ASUS ZenUI improves the Android experience to be simpler and smarter with more than 1,000 features
Bestseller No. 10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7"; 8 GB Wifi Tablet (Black) SM-T280NZKAXAR
  • 7" PLS TFT Multi-Touchscreen Display (1280 x 800)
  • Quad-Core 1.3GHz | 1.5 GB RAM | 8GB ROM Storage
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 | 5.0 MP AF Camera
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop; Music Play Time: Up to 100 hours

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8-inch Tablet Buying Guide. What to Look for When Buying an 8″ Tablet?

First, you have the option of buying an Android, iOS, or Windows tablet. Android is the most preferred choice here because you can easily download the apps you have on your handset to your tablet. The same can be said about iOS tablets, only that it’s not as customizable as Android. 
 
Tablets do offer a fantastic resolution. However, to enjoy more pixels, you must be willing to spend more. In which case, any tablet that comes with a resolution of 1080p will be stacking 1920 x 1080 pixels. That should be the tablet you buy. But if your budget is a little bit constricted, and you’re not that hang up on screen resolution, then a 1280 x 800-pixel screen should be able to get the job done. 
 
Another thing worth considering while you’re out shopping for a tablet is storage. You want to make sure the tablet you buy has enough space to store your media files, videos, and movies. With Android tablets, you have the option to expand your storage. Apple tablets, however, do not allow you to use additional storage. But they do come with impressive storage space, mostly ranging from 64 GB to 256 GB. 
 
Lastly, a good tablet supports the use of sim cards. This is essential for data connection, considering some of the places you go don’t have a Wi-Fi connection.