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The best cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deals for May 2020

Although it’s one of the most dominant names in the mobile world (and is arguably the biggest player when it comes to Android devices), Samsung never managed to find the same success the tablet market — that turf still belongs to the Apple iPad by no thin margin. If you want a brand-name tablet, though, then it’s a mistake to overlook the Samsung Galaxy Tab; in fact, if you’ve already set your sights on a tablet that shares a common software ecosystem with your Android smartphone, then the Galaxy Tab is arguably the only game in town.

Samsung has been cranking out Android tablets for years now, but the Galaxy Tabs have truly hit their stride recently. The Tab S devices are generally no less expensive than iPads, though (with the exception of the high-end iPad Pro): The flagship Galaxy Tab S models will set you back about the same amount of cash as a newer iPad Air, but you do have a few cheaper options to choose from in the Tab A lineup if your needs are basic and/or you’re on a budget. But whatever sort of tablet you’re after, there’s almost certainly a bargain out there with your name on it, and to help you find the right one, we’ve rounded up the best cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deals below:

Today’s best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 32GB$139, was $150
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 32GB (Wi-Fi + Cellular)$265, was $280
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 16GB$414, was $504
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 64GB$438, was $480
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 64GB with S Pen$574, was $650
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 128GB$550, was $650

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (64GB, 10.5-inch)

$438 $480
Expires soon
The Galaxy Tab S5e is akin to those mid-range "flagship alternative" smartphones, being a nicely priced option with slightly pared-down hardware -- but a much more trimmed-down price.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (64GB, 10.5-inch) with S Pen

$580 $650
Expires soon
If you're after a deal on a flagship, last-gen hardware like the Galaxy Tab S4 (which is getting harder to find) can give you a lot of bang for your buck -- and this one includes the S Pen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (128GB, 10.5-inch)

$550 $650
Expires soon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is an Android lover's dream tablet, and it's good enough to replace your laptop with the addition of a keyboard attachment (sold separately, unfortunately).

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch, 32GB

$220 $230
Expires soon
The Tab A 10.1 is about the cheapest full-sized Galaxy tablet you're likely to find. It's also arguably the best Android tablet you can score for the price, period.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch 32GB (WiFi + Cellular)

$270 $280
Expires soon
This 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy A tablet not only hits a sweet spot in size, but it also features both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity so you can sync it with a cellular data plan.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 (32GB, 8-inch)

$414 $504
Expires soon
If you need a more rough-and-tumble tablet for use in harsh work environments, the 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active2 has a sturdy rubberized housing that helps to protect it from the elements.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 (32GB, 8-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular

$156 $180
Expires soon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 is as compact as it is affordable, making it a great tablet for travel and other instances where you want to enjoy some reading, web browsing, and streaming on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

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The Galaxy Tab S6 is the best of the Samsung tablet crop — so good , in fact, that it can serve as a 2-in-1 laptop much like the iPad Air and iPad Pro (although you’ll have to buy the keyboard separately to enjoy that functionality, of course). It packs a gorgeous 10.5-inch touch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, and delivers great performance along with a nice all-day battery life. It even comes bundled with the S Pen stylus.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is the priciest pick of the bunch, but if you’re looking for a premium Android tablet that can potentially replace a laptop (assuming you’re also willing to pay extra for the keyboard), then this is the one you want. Since it’s the most expensive, though, then the Tab S6 does offer perhaps the best chance out of all of these Samsung Galaxy Tab deals to save big bucks.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

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If the Galaxy Tab S6 is a little rich for your blood but you don’t want to settle for the cheapest Android tablet around, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e occupies a nice middle ground between “too bare-bones” and “too expensive.” Somewhat confusingly, the S5e is actually a more budget-oriented model than both the S6 and the last-gen S4 despite being newer than the S4 (much like how the Google Pixel 3a is a more budget-friendly revision of the Pixel 3).

That said, it’s still the same size as the Tab S6 with the same lovely 10.5-inch 1600p AMOLED touchscreen, although the Tab S5e naturally features more pared-down specs in contrast to the Tab S6 and S4 — it does not, for example, come with or even support use of the S Pen stylus. The good news is that’s precisely why it’s usually cheaper than both of those (despite being newer than the S4), and the above Galaxy Tab deals may make it an even better value.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review
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The 2018 Galaxy Tab S4 is essentially the last-gen “flagship” model of Samsung’s tablet line, being succeeded by the Tab S6 as the new flagship and the Tab S5e as the budget-friendly flagship alternative. Nonetheless, the Galaxy Tab S4 is still very solid, and the newer releases mean that 2020 is a fine time to score slightly older (but not outdated) hardware like this at a discount.

As with the Tab S6 and S5e, the Galaxy Tab S4 boasts a beautiful 10.5-inch 1600p touch display, and despite being slightly older, it packs more powerful hardware than the Tab S5e (making it perhaps a better choice if performance is your primary concern). The Tab S4 also has a better camera module and battery life than the S5e, and like the S5, it comes with an S Pen. If you want a flagship-tier tablet without paying current-gen prices, then the Tab S4 is arguably the best of the Galaxy Tab deals if you can find one on sale.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab Deals - Galaxy Tab A 10

The cheapest tablets in the Galaxy Tab line are the A models, not dissimilar to the Galaxy A and J series of cheap smartphones. The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is the newer 2019 refresh, featuring a 10.1-inch display (as you could probably glean from the name) with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200, so while it’s not as crisp as the 1600p screen of the flagships, it’s still Full HD and a notch above 1080p.

The hardware and camera modules of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 are pretty basic as you’d expect from a budget-friendly tablet, but that shouldn’t be too much of a disappointment if your needs are basic, too. It won’t replace your laptop like the Tab S6 can, but if you’re after a seriously cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deal, the Tab A 10.1 is a very nice pick with plenty of bang for your buck.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab Deals - Galaxy Tab A 8

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 represents the least expensive (and the smallest) tablet in the Samsung tablet stable. This 8-inch tablet is perfectly sized for slipping into a bag, although it’s size obviously limits it to strict tablet use — no keyboard add-ons here. Its 1,200 x 800 resolution touch display won’t win any awards, either, but with its compact size and small price tag to match, it’s hard to look this horse in the mouth if your tablet needs are relatively modest.

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 also syncs effortlessly with Samsung smartphones, so if you already have a Galaxy mobile and are looking for a cheap Android tablet to pair it with, this is a great option. And, since it’s the most affordable of these tablets, you’ll frequently find it among the best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals available.

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