T-Mobile is adding yet another Samsung tablet to its operation “Tablet Freedom.” The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 will soon arrive at T-Mobile for $0 down on the Uncarrier’s Simple Choice plan. The mid-range device offers decent specs and reliable performance, for less than the cost of many of Samsung’s high-end tablets.
The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 features an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which may not be quite as luminous and flawless as the Super AMOLED screens on the brand-new Galaxy Tab S lineup, but is good enough for most 8-inch tablet users. The Tab 4 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. The tablet comes with 16GB of built-in storage, but offers a MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 64GB, which is more than enough for casual use.
The Tab 4 8.0 offers multi-windows functionality and multi-user mode. The tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat, too, so you don’t have to worry about having an old OS onboard. It also has a 3-megapixel back camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and selfies. According to Samsung, the Tab 4 8.0’s 4450mAh battery should last you through a good 12 hours of Internet browsing.
T-Mobile says it’s the perfect tablet for families with kids who enjoy watching TV shows and movies when they’re on the go. It may not be the cheapest tablet, but Samsung’s mid-range devices are known for their quality in comparison with cheap, $100-$200 tablets. However, if you’re looking for a high-end device, you might want to hold out for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 or 8.4.
The Tab 4 8.0 is available for $0 down on T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan. After 24 monthly payments of $16, you’ll own the tablet. T-Mobile users will also get 1.2GB of LTE data each month for free until the end of 2014. After that, the Uncarrier will offer 200MB of free data every month as long as you have the tablet. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 will be available for pre-order online starting July 16 and in stores July 23.