The best Samsung Galaxy Tab A deals in December 2023

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A range is an affordable series of tablets designed for light everyday use. These devices can be picked up for even less, too, once you factor in the regular Samsung Galaxy Tab A deals that pop up. The lowest prices may happen around big retail events like the Labor Day sales, but even throughout the year, we see price cuts on the popular tablet range - and you can find them all right here.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 starts at $230 / £219 / AU$389, but in recent times, we've seen it drop to $159 / £139 / AU$279 when on sale. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is priced at $159 / £149 / AU$249 but is regularly reduced by up to 25%. We're on the lookout for offers in the back to school sales and you could find even more ways to save with the latest Samsung promo codes.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is one of the best cheap tablets for those with a limited budget and straightforward requirements. From basic web browsing or streaming shows, right up to some light gaming, it's suitable for your needs. 

For something more powerful, you could check out other Samsung tablet deals for the latest offers on the brand new Tab S9 and previous generation Tab S8.

As always, though, it's a good idea to check out other tablet deals to see what options are available. With many other iPad deals out there, along with Amazon Fire tablet deals, you're not short on choice 

Today's best Samsung Galaxy Tab A deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

Ideal for watching shows and movies

Weight: 476g | Dimensions: 247 x 162 x 7mm | OS: Android 11 | Screen size: 10.5 inches | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB + MicroSD card slot | Battery: 7040mAh

Budget price
Well suited for entertainment 
Includes Dolby Atmos
Not very powerful 

Our Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 review says this cheap device is a well-made mid-range tablet that's aimed at those that don't want to spend too much. It's best suited for anyone looking to enjoy streaming shows or getting some light gaming in on the move. It has a 10.5-inch 1200 x 1920 screen along with four speakers that have Dolby Atmos audio. 

A decent-sized 7,040mAh battery means this has 'make your commute more interesting' written all over it while there's a 5MP front-facing camera for when you need to take video calls. For the price, it has the bases covered, right down to an always-useful 3.5mm headphone port.

Thanks to it being simple yet useful, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is reasonably well-priced. It starts at $230 / £219 but it's often discounted – and even outside of major sales events you can find it with a saving of around $60 / £50. Count on seeing it get even cheaper around Black Friday and other sales events.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Samsung Galaxy A7 Lite

Cheap and lightweight in every way

Weight: 366g | Dimensions: 213 x 125 x 8mm | OS: Android | Screen size: 8.7 inches | Resolution: 1340 x 800 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB + MicroSD card slot | Battery: 5100mAh

Good value for money
Lightweight design 
Sluggish performance
Poor cameras even for the price 

The Samsung Galaxy A7 Lite is a highly affordable tablet, even if it's far from revolutionary. It has a basic processor but its 8.7-inch screen means you have a good amount of screen space to watch or browse, while also maintaining portability. 

USB-C proves useful for charging, plus there's a headphone jack so you're not entirely dependent on its two speakers. There's Dolby Atmos support at least for those times you need them.

Mostly targeting the budget end of the market, the Samsung Galaxy A7 Lite starts at $160 / £149 but it's often modestly discounted to make it better value for money. Even in regular times of the year, it can be reduced to $149 / £117 with Black Friday and Cyber Monday likely to bring it lower.

Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A worth it?

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is pricier than the Amazon Fire tablet range, but in exchange, you get full access to the Google Play Store and that's a huge boon for many users. Besides that, features like Dolby Atmos speakers and a slightly larger screen than even the Amazon Fire HD 10 make it an attractive option. Competing against any of the best iPads is a trickier proposition but that's because the Samsung Galaxy Tab S range is there to do that job.

For the Samsung Galaxy A7 Lite, it's a similar story. Advantages like Dolby Atmos speakers make it a more appealing idea than going for Amazon's array of tablets. Although if you simply need something for web browsing or checking your email, a Fire tablet will do the job well, while costing less. It all depends on the value you place on unfettered access to Google Play Store and if you want an entertainment-focused tablet or not.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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