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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) 32GB, Black $178 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Lowest price i have seen for this model.
Good tab for watching movies.

Compact, premium metal design, you can take wherever you go
Powerful, long-lasting battery
2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory to store your favourite content
Kids Home and Parental Control to help your kids learn and explore safely
Made for Australia; Certified Samsung Electronics Australia products give you the performance, features and coverage you expect; Includes 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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  • +1 vote

    OS Android 4.4 KitKat

    Date First Available 15 July 2019

    i am so confused……

    • +11 votes

      Take Amazon descriptions with a grain of salt.

      • +16 votes

        Yeah they just copy paste at best. Saw one listing a 50kg phone once.

        • -1 vote

          Free delivery for Prime?

        • +3 votes

          I just found this TV Wall Mount which has voltage 0.1 Volts

  • +37 votes

    i've got this tablet, it's extremely under powered to the point its borderline frustrating to use… it's basically become a remote for chromecast

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      Is it capable to play games and you tube? minecraft, roblox etc….? was thinking to get one for my 8y/o son but hesitate when i saw your message

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        Don’t play either of those games, but I was playing Animal Crossing on it. You click something, 5 seconds later it’ll do it but YouTube is fine

      • +1 vote

        Yes my kids have this exact tablet and it works well for Roblox and Minecraft.

        Surprisingly the 2gb ram isn't a limiting factor.

        It is faster than my galaxy tab s which has 3gb ram

    • +1 vote

      How is it for video streaming and basic web browsing?
      Been looking for a tablet mainly to read manga haha

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        Review on youtube.

      • +6 votes

        Been looking for a tablet mainly to read manga haha

        Don't lie. We all know what you really want it for ;)

        • +3 votes

          To be fair, it's just one specific type of manga that he reads (if it counts as reading at all ;)

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          Are hentai and manga same?

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        FYI tachiyomi is a pretty good manga app for android. Not on the play store so you have to sideload it.

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        Probably not suitable for manga.

        You'd need retina display (high resolution) to see all the details on a double page display of manga, and unfortunately this doesn't have it (1280x800).

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      Same feeling. It does what I want okay enough (basic web usage) but I did expect better even at its lower tier price, given my other device is my "ancient" 2016-17 era phone.

      Bit of a random example is there a bit of wait while it renders the new Bunnings web page.

    • +1 vote

      2GB ram lol

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      I bought one of these last Christmas was about the same price. It lasted two days. One of the boys sat on it and the screen cracked and the device went dead. Samsung don’t repair these so we sadly had to throw it away. For comparison we have 5 iPads in the house from gen2 onwards, although most of them do have cracked screens, they all still work fine. And yes it came with one of those massive gel cases, didn’t save it.

      The kids software subscription in the US version doesn’t work in Australia. We found out it was region locked which was a bummer as it included a range of games. Did manage to install the Australian kids restriction software though through the App Store. It’s not a powerhouse but it can play some games ok. Don’t expect miracles.

      • +8 votes

        Particularly if you sit on it.

      • +1 vote

        You should have bought the electronic baby-sitter edition.;-)

        I'm not a fan of Apple or Samsung but any tablet that you siton might not survive it. With a sample size of 1 device it's impossible to say if you were unlucky or it's more fragile than your other devices with cracked screens.

        Both my kids have had Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices for long enough that the batteries are stuffed. These are the ones that did run android 4 and 5. One destroyed the charge port on one when she was 5 or 6 but I was able to fix it myself with an Ebay part. The limiting factor is how slow these are now, and the batteries are old too. Neither child really uses theirs anymore. My kids are good with their tech but there has also been an element of luck.

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      That's a very expensive remote.

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      My sister just bought one for her kid as a netflix/plex/disney+/etc tablet and it works great for that. It's a budget tablet, you shouldn't be expecting to be playing games on it or doing anything demanding. Web browsing and watching content and using social networking will be fine.

  • +2 votes

    Same price at Officeworks

  • +8 votes

    I got this for $199 back during the ebay plus sales last year.

    It’s underpowered but is good enough for YouTube.

    TBH, put that money towards a faster tablet.

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      Completely agree, bought the iplay 20 and was completely underwhelmed, sold it and spent 100 dollars more for a used Samsung Tab S4. Definitely worth to spend the extra cash.

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        Depending on your use cases really……I also bought an iPlay20 and find it great for YouTube, ABC kids and NBA streaming

  • +7 votes

    I think people's expectations need to match the price. Perfectly fine tablet for kids.

    • -5 votes

      Perfectly fine tablet for kids.

      8" display?

      Might as well get a carrier-locked large phone for half the price, and better specs. Use as tablet.
      Recently had 6.5" screens, 4GB/128GB for $100 posted here.
      Only us oldies need bigger screens, to hold further away :)

      • +5 votes

        I've had 7", 8" and 9" tablets. I find 8" to be about the right size for kids doing youtube and such.
        Big enough for size/visibility and small enough to be portable.

        • -9 votes

          I see no advantage whatsoever over a 6" for kids.

          • +5 votes

            @manic: Significantly bigger than a 6" screen.

            My kids both have 6.x" screen phones and the 8" galaxy tab A screen is noticeably bigger. 2" doesn't sound like much difference, but the actual screen area is much larger.

            Aside from the optimal screen size (for kids) of this tablet, and it's affordable price, it has nothing else going for it

      • +4 votes

        Except 6.5 inch phones have significantly less screen area because they use a skinny aspect ratio. The current 6.5 inch phones are similar in screen size to older model phablets utilising a different aspect ratio at 5.7 inch. The older phones were wider, but not as long. People get these tablets mostly for light gaming, video playback, some light web browsing. So the extra screen real estate comes is preferable, and for those specific task the processor power is normally more than adequate.

    • -3 votes

      Far too heavy and fragile for kids.

      • +1 vote

        Do your kids even lift bro?

    • +16 votes

      You were wondering if a $200 tablet was equivalent to a $1200 iPad Pro? Pretty optimistic.

  • +3 votes
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    Don't waste your money. Gutless. There's a reason why it's cheap. Top it up and get a later model that doesn't lag

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    In case you are flexible RE warranty and branding: I got an iplay40 from Banggood. Took a while to arrive. Really nice with 8gb/128gb and 4G. Have a look on YouTube for review from tech tablets. I understand that it may not receive updates in the long run but the device is very solid and fast.

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      Did it have full HD Netflix?

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        No, I should have mentioned that. None of the cheap Chinese tablets has that. For me not a deal breaker but I understand if it is for some.

  • +7 votes

    Can't find a budget tablet to replace my nexus 7, shame google stopped making tablets.

    • +1 vote

      8 year old device still had great specs over over tablets in its class for years

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      I still have mine but it's totally unusable on the stock Android. Assuming your running a custom ROM, what have you installed or would recommend?

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        My series 2 version is running just fine on a Lineage ROM - Android 7.1

        I am using it exclusively as a car head unit.

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      my nexus 7 (1st gen) suffered bootloop problem, tried to refresh it and became a brick. I found Google support of its hardware is non-existent, stay away.

  • +5 votes

    Got it during ebay $199, kinda regret it, it's really slow

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    Anyone have a recommendation of something better instead of this? Maybe Samsung Tab A7?

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    I have the 2016 version of this, not much of an android gamer… but for movies and music it has done the job for me. Battery life is still ok…. buttttt it takes longer to charge. I want to upgrade eventually but would likely look for something with more pizzazz

  • +4 votes

    2gb ram haha

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      Yup even 3gb ram is slow

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        Processor matters too.
        My galaxy tab s with 3gb ram is slower than this tab A with 2gb ram

      • -1 vote

        The amount of RAM doesn't really have anything to do with how "fast" or "slow" it is.

        • -1 vote

          Of course it does.. less cache ability, more things having to be loaded from storage, etc

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            @philsw: Android itself has more to do with that than the amount of the RAM. Even with 8gb of ram android will still kill apps in the background. RAM is fast, nothing you do on a budget android tablet is going to be hampered by the amount of RAM.

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    was thinking of getting something like this for a wall mount home assistant.

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      That's what I was thinking too, I have a faster tablet but I want a few cheap tablets that I can mount on the walls as control centres. My guess is that these will be fine for that.

  • +1 vote
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    Slightly off topic but does anyone have any experience with samsung warranty? I bought one of these second hand, and a week after buying it a row of dead pixels appeared on the screen…

    Hoping I can take it to a service centre and make a warranty claim based on date of manufacture for my serial number given I don't have a receipt.

    • +1 vote

      Oh and in case anyone was thinking about buying one, it's a piece of shit.

      The only use case I'd say this is good for is watching shows if you want a cheap tablet for transport or something. Its so slow and laggy even just browsing around menus that I don't know how it even made it out of product testing.

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        I don't know how it even made it out of product testing.

        Samsung: "Wait you're supposed to test products?"

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        As i said in another comment, it can't stream 1080p from my minidlna server as it lacks the processing power (even though the screen is nowhere near 1080p!)

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      No chance

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    These are too slow to even stream movies. I have a 2017 Tab A and it can't stream 1080p from my minidlna server as it lacks the processing power (even though the screen is nowhere near 1080p!)

    I believe this is micro USB at well! :(

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      That makes no sense. These tablets have no problem streaming 1080p.

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        It can do YouTube or similar fine, but not from minidlna. Better devices can.

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          It can do Plex just fine too. The problem is with your minidlna server software. There's no reason this device can't handle streaming video from a network device.

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            @MrFunSocks: If you've got any instructions I'm all ears, but there's almost no settings that can be changed AFAIK.

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    Is this better than my nexus 7?

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      Yes

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    I'd love to know if anyone has freed this tablet from its chains (Samsung & Google spyware) and put a custom open-source ROM on it.

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    Not everyone wants to use Apple but no tablet even comes close to an iPad 8th gen performance for the money (~$499RRP).

    • +7 votes

      More to the point, not everyone wants to pay $500 for a tablet.

  • +2 votes

    These are painfully slow.

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    Is it able to install 7 11 fuel app?

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    Yeah, nah, maybe at $99, no way in hell at this price.

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    Consistent comments above say this is too slow, but I need a tablet around 8" with LTE for my kid. Not anticipating use for much more than netflix and video calls. Any other suggestions from anyone?

    • +1 vote

      Most complaints about it being slow are generally from adults who are using it for themselves. I believe these are good (enough) for kids. In terms of LTE, the Lenovo P8 used to grace ozbargain at around the $190 mark, but those prices are no more: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/434882

      • +1 vote

        Thanks for the tip. Lead me to find the M8 Gen 2 WWAN which works out to around $217 after Cashrewards. As it looks like M8 wifi is on sales, will keep an eye out for a few days or wait for the inevitable email marketing from Lenovo with promos
        https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/ausmbpro/tablets/android-tablet...

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        Not true. My kids stopped using their tablets due to the speed.

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          Are they in use? Do you want to sell them?

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            @iwearpants: They get occasional use and if I sold them my kids would sell me to get new ones lol.

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      This is perfectly fine for a netflix machine for your kids. That's the exact reason my sister bought one, and it's perfect for that.

      Don't listen to the people in here saying it's "unusable" and other superlatives - they're cheapskates wanting ipad pro performance out of a $200 budget tablet.

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      My kids stopped using their tablets due to the speed. You may say you only want it for video and video calls but if you put a tablet in a child's hands of course they will want to use it to play games. You can't expect otherwise.

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        2.5yo in custody battle needing a consistent way to talk with Dad. Skin the UI with a single button and run a cheap sim. Games aren't an issue. Price is as it may go "missing"

        • +1 vote

          That's not a tech question or one I can help you with. But I wish you and your child the very best.

  • +1 vote

    How about the LENOVO TAB M8 as an alternative? They claim up to 18 hours battery life. On clearance at Bing Lee for $159.

    https://www.binglee.com.au/lenovo-za5g0036au-tab-m8

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    I accidently left this tablet in a hire car late last year. Tried twice to contact them and pick it up….just didnt work out. Nil regrets….It had this inherent micro lag in its operation that annoyed the crap outta me. Good for the young kids I would say but if you want to use it on a daily basis for anything productive its a pain.

    • +1 vote

      Good for the young kids I would say but if you want to use it on a daily basis for anything productive its a pain.

      Life pro tip: don't buy a cheap budget tablet if you want to use it daily for productivity.

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    Almost pulled the trigger, but the lack of usb c and everyone's commented experiences on it changed my mind :)

    Miss my old Nexus 7 gen2 :(

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    A shame Samsung doesn't sell in Australia the far better and more capable Tab A 8.0 with S-Pen, worth paying more for and often overlooked - amazon selling it a bit cheaper than when i bought my 4G version via a now-shut HK exporter, https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SM-P200-International-Version...

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    I am new here BUT will take all negative comments on the chin :) Can this TAB download Fortnite onto it?? Thank you all for any info, as I am looking for a cheap Tablet for my grandchild to be able to play Fortnite on and cant afford too much.