Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) went official with minimal fanfare about a month ago, rapidly expanding from Verizon to T-Mobile without much buzz and ultimately reaching AT&T and Sprint as well. It's pretty rare to see a budget-friendly Android slate sold on all four major US wireless service providers, so we definitely feel that this reasonably powerful and elegant 8.4-incher deserves more attention than it seems to be getting right now.For instance, the mid-range
What's interesting to note, not to mention highly unusual, is that you still can't buy the tablet in a truly inexpensive Wi-Fi-only configuration. As far as these LTE-enabled variants are concerned, it's important to point out the price tag differs slightly from carrier to carrier.
The cheapest model is the one designed for AT&T use, currently fetching just $239.99 all in all, or 8 bucks a month on a 30-month installment plan. That makes this by far the most affordable tablet available from the nation's second-largest mobile network operator at the time of this writing, easily undercutting Apple's seventh-gen iPad with a 10.2-inch screen.
Meanwhile, Sprint charges a slightly steeper $259.99, or $10.84 a month with a two-year device payment plan, although it's worth highlighting that the older and larger Galaxy Tab A 10.1 can be had completely free of charge with 24 monthly installments.
Available in a single "Mocha" hue from all four carriers, as well as Samsung itself, the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) comes with an almost surprisingly premium design, sporting razor-thin bezels (at least by sub-$300 standards), a metal construction, and a wasp waist.
The specifications are obviously far from impressive, including a middling Exynos 7904 processor, 3 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of internal storage space, and a 5,000mAh battery, but again, you have to consider the price bracket... and the built-in 4G LTE connectivity. Oh, and the compact display is pretty great too, rocking a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.