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 September 2021

SaleBestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A 8.0-inch Android Tablet 64GB Wi-Fi Lightweight Large Screen Feel Camera...
  • MINIMUM BEZEL, MAXIMUM VIEW: Have more room to view your favorite content with a lightweight tablet that’s easy to use around the house or on the go.
  • BUILT FOR YOUR FAVORITES: An 8-inch display screen immerses you in content, and dual speakers deliver spacious surround sound.
  • BINGE-READY BATTERY: Browse, watch or shop for up to 13 hours¹ on a full charge. Design CMF-Unibody Aluminum
  • ROOM FOR EVERYTHING: Keep all your favorite music, photos or videos, thanks to 64GB of built-in memory and 512GB of expandable storage².
  • CAPTURE AND CONNECT: Capture crisp photos with autofocus on the 8MP rear camera, and take selfies or video calls on the front-facing camera.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, designed for portable entertainment,...
  • A Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new and comes with the same limited warranty as a new device.
  • 8" HD display, 2X the storage (32 or 64 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card) + 2 GB RAM.
  • All-day battery life - Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.
  • Now with USB-C for easier charging. Fully charges in under 5 hours (with included cable + adapter).
  • 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.
Bestseller No. 3
Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, latest model (2020 release), designed for portable...
  • 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).
  • All-day battery life - Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.
  • Now with USB-C for easier charging. Fully charges in under 5 hours (with included cable + adapter).
  • 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.
  • Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more through Amazon’s Appstore (Google Play not supported).
Bestseller No. 4
Fire HD 8 Kids tablet, 8" HD display, ages 3-7, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case
  • Save up to $90 on a full-featured Fire HD 8 tablet (not a toy), 1 year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited), a Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, and 2-year worry-free guarantee, versus items purchased separately.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if it breaks, return it and we'll replace it for free.
  • The included 1 year of Amazon Kids+ gives your kids access to over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, Audible books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
  • Over 20 million kids (and their parents) have enjoyed Amazon Kids (FreeTime) service. Amazon Kids parental controls allow you to set educational goals, create time limits, and filter content.
  • Parents can give kids access to more apps like Netflix, Minecraft, and Zoom via the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
Bestseller No. 5
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 16GB 8-Inch Tablet - Smoky Titanium (Renewed)
  • Samsung Quad Core Processor, 1.2 GHz
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory
  • microSD Card Slot (Up to 128GB) Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 XGA
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop, 8-inch Display
Bestseller No. 6
Tablet 8-Inch Android 10.0 - Winnovo M8 Quad Core Processor 32GB Storage HD IPS Display Gravity...
  • 💡【Android 10.0】: This 8 inch tablet runs the latest Google Android 10.0 OS which comes with Dark Theme, Focus mode, Privacy Control, Family Link, etc. It is Google verified, you can download your favorite applications from Play Store
  • 💡【Smooth Running】: Featuring with MediaTek MT8167 Quad-core processor (64bit, 1.3GHz), and 1GB RAM, this android 10.0 tablet will deliver you reliable performance, brings you smooth operation experience
  • 💡【32GB Storage】: It is built-in 32GB storage, which allows you to store movies, MTVs, photos, songs and e-books as many as you want. You can also easily add a SD card (up to 128GB) to extend your storage if you want
  • 💡【Gravity Sensor】: The Android tablet built-in G-Sensor, it can sensitively perceive various movement changes such as shaking, falling, rising, and falling. It could bring you more pleasure and better experience when you play simple games. In addition, its battery capacity is 3500mAh, so that you could get the pleased durance
  • 💡【GPS Navigation】: GPS has been integrated into the Android tablet 8 inch. It will provide great convenience when you are driving, touring and camping. If there is heavy traffic, you can find the most comfortable route on GPS
Bestseller No. 7
2020 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" Tablet (Latest Model), 32GB, Android 9.0 Pie, 1280x800 Resolution,...
  • 🥇【Minimum bezel. Maximum view】8" screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, clear, bright resolution for watching movies, surfing the Web, reading books, and more. Perfectly sized for comfortable holding, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0" was designed with a minimized bezel, giving you more room to view your favorite content. The premium metallic finish and lightweight design make it easy to use around the house or on the go.
  • 🥇【Exynos 7904 Quad-core processor w/ Dual cameras】 The right combination of fast performance and power efficiency. It allows rapid multitasking, delivers smooth response and unleashes stunning graphics. Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat -- 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording.
  • 🥇【Binge ready Battery & Android 9 Pie】Browse, watch or shop for upto 13 hours on a full charge. Android 9 Pie operating system, productivity and entertainment at your fingertips. Download apps, games, movies, music and eBooks from Google Play. Cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all Android devices.
  • 🥇【Entertainment ready】 An 8.0 inches display draws you in when viewing content, playing games, shopping or curling up with a good book. Plus, dual speakers dial up the action, delivering spacious sound for all your movies, music and shows.
  • 🥇【 Authorized Marxsol Bundle 】Keep your favorite songs, photos or videos, thanks to 32GB of built in memory; It also bundled with Marxsol 32GB micro SD Card to expand your storage space
Bestseller No. 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 Enterprise Edition 8” Rugged Multi Purpose Tablet |64GB & WiFi |...
  • 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, network
  • 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 Mode5 when it’s connected to a dedicated power source making it a great in vehicle or fixed kiosk solution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ADAPTABLE S PEN — IP68-Certified Samsung S Pen gives you the precision you need to write or tap no matter the conditions
Bestseller No. 9
S8 Tablet 8 inch, Android OS, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage, IPS HD Display, Quad-Core Processor, Dual...
  • Faster Response, Smoother Experience: This 8-inch tablet is equipped with 1.3GHz Quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, and is remarkable for higher integration, stronger performance and lower power consumption. S8 tablet enables quick app launches, smooth videos and great overall performance.
  • HD Display, Visual Feast: Featuring 1280*800 high-definition IPS display, the 8-inch screen is stunning and crisp delicate and fresh, delivering a more realistic viewing experience. You can enjoy vivid color, clear and bright HD resolution images from different angles. Enable Eye Mode, reduces harmful blue light to create healthy reading conditions for you and your family.
  • Smart Android Tablet: This GMS certified S8 is equipped with Android OS, with basic Google apps already on and without bloatware. Get rid of unexpected ads and have full access to Google Play and download the apps you love, such as Skype, Netflix, YouTube, kids app and more.
  • Smaller Tablet, Bigger Storage: S8 tablet has 32GB ROM. You can easily expand the storage space to 128GB with a Micro SD Card (not included). Store photos, favorite movies, and compatible light games and apps in this capable 8-inch tablet. No need to consider deleting files to free up space.
  • Portable and Powerful: With just 0.7 pounds and palm-size, it fits easily in bags, backpacks, and even back-pockets, making it possible for you to take anywhere, anytime. The solid 4000mAh battery allows up to 10 hours’ use of shopping, watching shows, movies, and reading e-books.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, HD display, 32 GB, our best 8" tablet for portable...
  • A Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Plus is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new and comes with the same limited warranty as a new device.
  • 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.
  • Now with USB-C for easier charging. Fully charges in under 4 hours (with included cable and adapter).
  • 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core processor.

Last update on 2021-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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.