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

Bestseller 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
Bestseller No. 2
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. 3
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 upto 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 upto 512GB anytime With a Micro SD card
Bestseller No. 4
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 .
Bestseller No. 5
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019) with S Pen SM-P200 WiFi Black 32GB International Version (No...
  • 8.0 inches, TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Octa-Core (1.8GHz, 1.6GHz) , Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, Supports microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot), 4200 mAh battery
  • Main Camera: 8 MP, AF ; Front Camera: 5 MP, S-Pen Included, Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps),
  • SM-P200 - Wi-Fi Only (No SIM Card Slot / Network)
  • International Model, Does not have US warranty.
Bestseller No. 6
All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1" 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) – Twilight Blue
  • 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. 7
Android 9.0 Tablet 8 Inch WiFi PC Tablets - Winnovo T8 MTK MT8163 2GB RAM 32GB ROM HD IPS 1280x800...
  • Winnovo T8 8 inch android tablets, built-in MediaTek MT8163 Quad core 64 bit processor up to 1.3GHz, which are equipped with 32GB storage that gives you enough space to store important files, data and short videos, expandable storage up to 128GB can meet your need, and 2GB RAM that helps you play the games and run the Apps unimpededly.
  • This android tablet is designed with size of 8 inch, IPS display of 1280*800, offering you great brightness, definition and viewing experience. The tablet is multifunctional, connectivity like dual band wifi(IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz), Bluetooth4.0, GPS and FM radio let you enjoy playing this tablet.
  • The wifi tablet comes with the latest android 9.0 pie operating system which is Google certified.You can download millions of Apps or games from Playstore, android 9.0 OS greatly helps to improve the user’s security and privacy,enjoy many new functions like App Timer, App Action and Dark Mode.
  • The tablets have dual camera, front 2.0 MP and rear 5.0MP Auto Focus, recording every memorable moments. Lightweight tablet which weighs 342g, can be easily taken everywhere.
  • Providing our distinguished customers with lifetime technical support and passionate customer services, we try our best to deal with any issues and patiently answer the questions and provide you satisfying solutions.
Bestseller No. 8
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case
  • Up to $124 in savings on Fire HD 8 tablet, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a Kid-Proof Case, versus items purchased separately - plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire HD 8 tablet with a vibrant 8" HD display, 32 GB internal storage, up to 10 hours of battery life, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM. Add a microSD card for up to 400 GB of expandable storage.
  • The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to over 20,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, 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.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if it breaks, return it and we'll replace it for free.
  • Introducing Spanish language content in FreeTime Unlimited - kids can now enjoy over 1,000 books, movies, and apps in Spanish that include titles and characters like Sesamo, Dora, Diego, Frozen, and more.
Bestseller No. 9
Android Tablet Pritom 8 inch Android 9.0 OS Tablet, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Quad Core Processor, HD IPS...
  • ★[HIGH PERFORMANCE ANDROID TABLET ] - Pritom L8 tablet came with the latest Android 9.0 OS, 2GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, the powerful and energy-saving 64 bits Quad-core Processor, enables quicker app launch, smoother videos and better overall performance. Tablet L8 includes a micro SD card slot ( can be added a 128 GB SD card Max, NOT included), no need to worry about storage space, making it easier to store ebooks, songs, pictures, videos, and download more games.
  • ★[UNIQUE DESIGN] - Pritom Tronpad L8 android tablet is slim-body and lightweight and easy to carry and use in different places, such as kitchen countertop, desktop, outside or a leisure place. With a top and bottom exquisite bevel design and a matte texture, makes it different and makes you feel good. L8 Tablet equipped with front 2.0 MP & rear 8.0 MP dual cameras, you can capture and share those special moments with your friends and family in your life.
  • ★[LONG-LASTING ENTERTAINMENT] - This 8 inch tablet features android 9.0 and Google Certified, you can download thousands of apps in the Google Play Store, such as Netflix, Facebook, YouTube and so on. The 3900mAh lithium polymer battery and low-power CPU enhance your experience and allow you to enjoy up to 8 hours of mixed reading, watching TV shows, surfing the web, playing light games. It is really a good companion for your leisure time and entertainment.
  • ★[BRILLIANT IPS DISPLAY & BOX SPEAKER ] - Pritom 8 inch tablet PC adopts a 800 x 1280 brilliant HD IPS display and a high-quality BOX speaker. Enjoy brilliant colors, crisp text, vivid video viewing and comfortable sound when you watch videos or play games. Pritom android tablet has a sharper hierarchy of images and richer colors, and provides shocking performance of visual experience. With the Eye Health mode, an extra feature optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable reading experience.
  • ★[12 MONTHS WARRANTY] - Pritom android tablet PC comes with 12 months warranty. Pritom team focuses on the customer's pleasant shopping experience and provides reliable customer service. Please do not hesitate to contact us in your free time if you have any problem, we will give you on-time tech support and the best customer service.
Bestseller No. 10
Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB) - Twilight Blue
  • 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

Last update on 2020-04-07 / 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.