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 August 2020

Bestseller No. 1
All-new Fire HD 8 tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, designed for portable entertainment, Black
  • 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.
  • Enjoy your favorite apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more through Amazon’s Appstore (Google Play not supported).
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
Bestseller No. 3
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, including on/off toggle
  • 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording
SaleBestseller No. 4
VANKYO MatrixPad S8 Tablet 8 inch, Android 9.0 Pie, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage, IPS HD Display,...
  • 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. MatrixPad S8 tablet enables quick app launches, smooth videos and great overall performance.
  • Smart Android Tablet: This GMS certified MatrixPad S8 is equipped with Android 9.0 Pie 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.
  • 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.
  • Smaller Tablet, Bigger Storage: VANKYO 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 11 hours’ use of shopping, watching shows, movies, and reading e-books. (Tips: Power adapter not included)
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
Lenovo Tab M8 Tablet, 8" HD Android Tablet, Quad-Core Processor, 2GHz, 32GB Storage, Full Metal...
  • 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
  • The modern, refined look and feel are accentuated by the full metal cover and 82% panel-to-body ratio
  • 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
  • Stay connected with built-in Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), and capture the moment with front and rear cameras
  • Long-life battery – watch or browse all day long without the need to recharge with 5000 mAh battery capacity
Bestseller No. 7
All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, 8" HD display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case
  • Save up to $94.98 on a full-featured Fire HD 8 tablet (not a toy), 1 year of Amazon 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 FreeTime Unlimited 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 the award-winning Amazon FreeTime service. Amazon FreeTime parental controls allow you to set educational goals, create time limits, and filter content.
  • Stream over wifi or view downloaded content on the go with 32 GB of internal storage and up to 12 hours of battery for reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music. Add a microSD card for up to 1 TB of additional storage.
Bestseller No. 8
Samsung Galaxy T290 Tab A 8-Inch 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Touchscreen Tablet Black (2019)...
  • 8" screen with clear, bright 1280 x 800 resolution for watching movies, surfing the Web, reading books, and more.
  • 32GB built-in internal storage plus microSD slot for storing software, apps, music, movies, photos, and more. 32GB microSD card included!
  • Quad-core processor for fast performance and power efficiency allowing rapid multitasking, smooth response and stunning graphics.
  • Dual cameras for photos and face-to-face chat / 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording.
  • Android 9.0 (Pie) operating system - Cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all Android devices.
Bestseller No. 9
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Tablet Silver (2019)- SM-T290NZSAXAR
  • 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" 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.
Bestseller No. 10
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.

Last update on 2020-08-09 / 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.