Deal: Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for free at AT&T, requires 2-year contract

Samsung's entry-level Galaxy Tab E tablet made its debut in the United States last year. The slate was released with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but Samsung offered users an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update several months later.

AT&T has a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab E if you're looking for a budget-friendly Android tablet. The US carrier offers the slate for free, as long as you commit to a new two-year agreement.

Keep in mind that AT&T offers the 8.0-inch version, not the larger 9.6-inch model. Unlike the global variant of the Galaxy Tab E that comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, AT&T's model is equipped with a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 CPU, coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.

It even has a 5-megapixel primary camera on the back side and another secondary 2-megapixel camera on the front. The 8-inch display features 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

The massive 5,000 mAh battery promises up to 13 hours of usage time or up to 25 days of standby time. Samsung Galaxy Tab E benefits from GSM network support as well, but Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity are available too.

AT&T doesn't say whether this is a limited time offer or the Galaxy Tab E will remain available for free on 2-year contracts until it reaches end of life status (EOL).

source: AT&T

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Galaxy Tab E 8.0
  • Display 8.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh



1. g2a5b0e unregistered

T-Mobile had a similar deal last year with this device. The reps were pushing it hard, but I passed each time. Why would I want to be stuck in a 2-year deal with this garbage device? As much as I hate to admit it, even the high-end Android tabs don't compare to the iPad. The OEMs need to step their game up dramatically in that regard.

2. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

It's an entry-level device, not high end. I don't see a point in this deal either. Android tablets atm are crap.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They get to run Android apps. Not to mention a full chrome browser experience. As well as split screen multitasking. So far from crap, especially at that price.

5. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

To each his own but to me, Android tablets are the inferior tablets. Once iOS 11 comes out, iPads will put most tablets to shame.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

I didn't say it was a high-end device. My point was why would I want it.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Are you stupid? You're acting like the deal was directed specifically to you

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

Get f*cked, dude. If you can't find a respectful way to say something, then don't even approach me.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I got the wifi only version. Good for media but doesn't compare to my Air 2 for web surfing. Also bout a Tab S2 8 which has better specs but still prefer iPad. But like Android for media on my lunch breaks and emulation for classic games. Guess each excel at different things.

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