Best Tablet Deals South Africa

Today, we are going to go into depth of different tablets that are currently available in South Africa. I usually talk about smartphones, but tablets are also changing or improving quite a bit. Plus is a category that some users may want to know more what are the differences between the different types of tablets that are available now currently and if they are worthy to purchase.

So let us get into the review immediately!

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Samsung Tab A 8inch (2019)


The main features that stand out for the Samsung Tab A 8inch 2019 are the following:

  • Size – A small size tablet. Easy to carry with and put away in a bag. Not bulky at all.
  • Battery Capacity – The Samsung Tab A 8inch has a strong battery capacity. It will not require recharging for power anytime soon.
  • Storage – The Samsung Tab A 8inch has a good amount of storage memory on board and can be expanded with an external micro memory card for more storage.
  • Price – The cash price for the Samsung Tab A 8inch is very affordable and goes currently for R1999 in South Africa.

The cons with the Samsung Tab A 8inch are the following:

  • Camera specs – If you are looking for a tablet that takes excellent photos or videos, then sadly the Samsung Tab A 8inch fails in this category.
  • Weight – The Samsung Tab A 8inch is quite heavy even though it has a nice small tablet size.

Overall: The Samsung Tab A 8inch is nice small tablet that has enough storage memory on board with a strong battery capacity. Even though it does not take good photos or videos and is quite heavy to carry, the other features stand out more and is very affordable. A must buy in my book.

 

Huawei MatePad T8


The main features that stand out for the Huawei MatePad T8 are the following:

  • Size – The Huawei MatePad T8 is a nice small size tablet that is easy to use and put away.
  • Storage – The Huawei MatePad T8 has two on board storage memory options available and has an option where you can expand your storage memory with an external micro memory card.
  • Battery Capacity – The battery of the Huawei MatePad T8 is really good and can store a lot of power. This means you will not need recharging the Huawei MatePad T8 battery anytime soon.

The cons with the Huawei MatePad T8 are the following:

  • Weight – The Huawei MatePad T8 is quite heavy to carry and use even though its size is small.
  • Camera Specs – The camera specs of the Huawei MatePad T8 aren’t that good to take good quality photos or videos.
  • RAM – The RAM memory size of the Huawei MatePad T8 is quite low. You may experience the Huawei MatePad T8 might be very slow in processing data and applications. May even experience some applications to close out of the blue.
  • Platform – The Huawei MatePad T8 is on the Android (HMS) platform. This means some applications may not be available to download directly from the AppGallery store and some applications may not work as they supposed to.

 

 

Overall: The Huawei MatePad T8 is a good small size tablet that has good storage memory on board and battery size. However, there are more cons as pros for the tablet. The main cons I would say is the RAM memory size and the platform the tablet runs on. When users have a tablet, they want to work with it effectively between applications without any freezes or problems with their applications. Thus, make sure the applications you want to run on this tablet, will not be negatively impacted.

 

Samsung Tab A7 10.4inch


The main features that stand out for the Samsung Tab A7 10.4 are the following:

  • Size – The Samsung Tab A7 10.4 has a beautiful big display screen. Perfect for gaming, work or even for streaming.
  • Storage – The Samsung Tab A7 10.4 has two storage memory size options plus has an option to expand their storage memory with an expandable micro memory card. Some users love to store a lot of things on their tablet.
  • Battery Capacity – The Samsung Tab A7 10.4 battery can almost last more than two days long before having the need recharging it.
  • RAM – The Samsung Tab A7 10.4 has two RAM memory size options and are good enough to process a lot of data and applications

The cons for the Samsung Tab A7 10.4 are the following:

  • Weight – The Samsung Tab A7 10.4 is quite heavy.
  • Camera specs – The camera specs of the Samsung Tab A7 10.4 are quite low. Would expect more megapixels.
  • Size – Even though the size of the Samsung Tab A7 10.4 is quite welcoming for some, for others it is quite bulky and hard to put away or carry.

 

 

Overall: The Samsung Tab A7 10.4 is quite an excellent big tablet to have. It has enough battery capacity to last for a while, while also giving a smooth experience while going through applications. Sadly, this size of tablet is also a con as it is quite bulky and heavy. It all depends on the user tablet preferences, but overall an excellent big display tablet to look out for.

 

Huawei MatePad 10.4


The main features that stand out for the Huawei MatePad 10.4 are the following:

  • Size – The Huawei MatePad 10.4 has a big display screen. Great for work, gaming, streaming and presentations.
  • RAM – The Huawei MatePad 10.4 has three RAM memory size options of which one RAM memory size is very fast to process data and applications. Definitely a fast tablet.
  • Storage – The Huawei MatePad 10.4 has three storage on board memory sizes where one storage memory size is very big. Plus if that is not enough, you can expand your storage memory size with an external micro memory card.
  • Battery Capacity – The Huawei MatePad 10.4 battery size can store a lot of power that it can be used almost more than two days before having the need recharging it.

The cons for the Huawei MatePad 10.4 are the following:

  • Weight – The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is quite heavy to carry and use.
  • Size – The size of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 is quite bulky and difficult to put away in a bag.
  • Platform – The Huawei MatePad 10.4 is on the Android (HMS) platform. This platform is known to have problems with certain applications or cannot find specific applications on the AppGallery store.
  • Camera Specs – The camera specs of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 aren’t bad, but I expected some more megapixels here as well.

 

 

Overall: The Huawei MatePad 10.4 has a lot of features that stand out. The storage and RAM memory size I would consider to be the main features that stand out of the rest. The only main concern is the platform the Huawei MatePad 10.4 runs on. This may cause a lot of frustration for the user. Thus, please make research if your desired applications will work on the Huawei MatePad 10.4.

 

Samsung Tab S6 Lite


The main features that stand out for the Samsung Tab S6 Lite are the following:

  • Size – The Samsung Tab S6 Lite has a beautiful big screen display.
  • Storage – The Samsung Tab S6 Lite has two on board storage memory size options of which on storage memory size is very big. Plus the Samsung Tab S6 Lite has the option to add on more memory with the use of an external micro memory card.
  • Battery Capacity – The battery size of the Samsung Tab S6 Lite can store a lot of power that it can last for almost more than two days before having the need recharging it with power.
  • S-Pen Compatibility – The Samsung Tab S6 Lite display screen can work with the touch by an S-Pen which some users love to work with on a tablet screen or even on their smartphones.

The cons for the Samsung Tab S6 Lite are the following:

  • Weight – The Samsung Tab S6 Lite is quite heavy to carry and use.
  • Size – The Samsung Tab S6 Lite is quite bulky and difficult to pack away.
  • Camera Specs – The camera specs of the Samsung Tab S6 Lite aren’t that good.
  • RAM – The RAM memory size the Samsung Tab S6 Lite has on board is good on average, but would expect higher RAM memory size options to make the tablet to run faster through lots of data and applications.

 

 

Overall: The Samsung Tab S6 Lite has some good specs, but the concern is its low RAM memory size option. It may run on good average speed, but I would have preferred the Samsung Tab S6 Lite with a faster RAM memory option to ensure the tablet is fast enough to handle large amounts of data and run multiple applications same time. The one main good feature for the Samsung Tab S6 Lite is the S-Pen compatibility. Some users love to work with an S-Pen and now that it is available for this tablet, it will attract some users buying the Samsung Tab S6 Lite.

 

Samsung Tab S7


The main features that stand out for the Samsung Tab S7 are the following:

  • Size – The 2nd biggest screen display tablet out of the other tablets in this review.
  • S-Pen Compatibility – The Samsung Tab S7 screen has S-Pen compatibility. It even comes with its own S-Pen in the back of the Samsung Tab S7.
  • Camera Specs – The Samsung Tab S7 has the best camera specs out of all the tablets in this review. So if you are a camera lover and want a good camera tablet to take photos or videos, then the Samsung Tab S7 is your main pick.
  • RAM – The Samsung Tab S7 has the best RAM memory size options to choose from. It has two RAM memory size options and both are really fast to process data and applications.
  • Storage – The Samsung Tab S7 has the biggest on board storage memory size options out of all the tablets mentioned in the review. Plus can even expand its memory with an external micro memory card. Thus, if you love store a lot of stuff on a tablet, then the Samsung Tab S7 is the tablet for you.
  • Battery Capacity – The Samsung Tab S7’s battery can store a lot of power that it can last almost for three days before having the need recharging it with power.

The cons for the Samsung Tab S7 are the following:

  • Weight – The Samsung Tab S7 is very heavy to carry and use.
  • Size – The Samsung Tab S7 is very big and bulky. Making the Samsung Tab S7 very difficult to put in a bag or place in small places.
  • Price – The Samsung Tab S7 is very expensive in terms of cash price and thus is considered a premium tablet device.

 

 

Overall: The Samsung Tab S7 is an excellent tablet. It has so many good specs that many users desire to have. It will sadly not attract users that do not like to work with such big tablets or devices or cannot afford this expensive tablet. But the price makes sense due to all the features you are getting out of the Samsung Tab S7 and may persuade the user to buy it.

 

Samsung Tab S7 FE


The main features that stand out for the Samsung Tab S7 FE are the following:

  • Size – The biggest display screen tablet out of all others we reviewed in this post.
  • S-Pen Compatibility – The Samsung Tab S7 FE has S-Pen compatibility and gives the smoothest experience in terms of using an S-Pen on a tablet out of the others in this post.
  • RAM – The Samsung Tab S7 FE has three RAM memory size options where one RAM memory size is the second fast RAM memory size option out of all the other tablets in this post.
  • Storage – The Samsung Tab S7 FE also has three on board storage memory size options to choose from plus can expand its storage memory with an external micro memory card. The Samsung Tab S7 FE is the second tablet that has the most on board storage memory available out of the other tablets in this post.
  • Battery Capacity – If you want the best tablet that can last almost 4 days before having the need recharge it with power, then you must consider the Samsung Tab S7 FE.

The cons for the Samsung Tab S7 FE are the following:

  • Size – The Samsung Tab S7 FE size is really big and very bulky. Definitely will not fit in certain bags.
  • Weight – The Samsung Tab S7 FE is also very heavy to carry and use. Actually the heaviest tablet out of the group.
  • Camera Specs – The camera specs have decreased when comparing it with the Samsung Tab S7. Will lose users interest that want better camera specs for their tablet.

 

 

Overall: The Samsung Tab S7 FE is a beautiful big tablet that has similar features of the Samsung Tab S7. However, some specs has decreased and the size of the Samsung Tab S7 FE is really bulky making it difficult to carry or put away in a certain bags. However, the Samsung Tab S7 FE has good specs and is cheaper when comparing it to the Samsung Tab S7. Thus, it will satisfy users that cannot afford the Samsung Tab S7 and experience a similar experience.

 

Apple iPad 8th Generation


The main features that stand out for the Apple iPad 8th Generation are the following:

  • Size – The Apple iPad 8th Generation comes with a big beautiful display screen.
  • Security – The Apple iPad 8th Generation comes with very advanced security system that helps to prevent hackers to hack your device.
  • Storage – The Apple iPad 8th Generation has two storage memory options available where one storage option can store a lot of data.

The cons for the Apple iPad 8th Generation are the following:

  • Weight – The iPad 8th Generation is quite heavy to carry and use.
  • Size – The size of the Apple iPad 8th Generations is quite bulky and might struggle to fit in certain bags.
  • Camera Specs – The second lowest worst camera specs out of all the other tablets in this post.
  • Battery Capacity – The Apple iPad 8th Generation’s battery can only last for 10 hours. Meaning the Apple iPad 8th Generation will require a lot of frequent power recharge as compare to the other tablets.

 

 

Overall: The Apple iPad 8th Generation is a good option for Apple users that love to stay on the iOS platform for all their devices. The problem that many Apple devices have is the frequent need recharging the battery. That is annoying and is something Apple must approve in all their devices currently. Overall good for users that are already on the iOS platform or are want to learn more of this platform.

 

Conclusion


After reviewing all these tablets that are available in South Africa, we can actually summarize them all between two categories base on there size.

In the small size tablet category, we are looking at the following tablets:

  • Samsung Tab A 8inch 2019
  • Huawei MatePad T8

These two tablets will definitely satisfy and attract users that prefer using small size tablets.

In the large size tablet category, the rest fall into this section:

  • Samsung Tab A7 10.4
  • Huawei MatePad 10.4
  • Samsung Tab S6 Lite
  • Samsung Tab S7
  • Samsung Tab S7 FE
  • Apple iPad 8th Generation

With all the big size tablets, we see they are all quite heavy to carry and the size of themselves are very bulky when comparing it to a smartphone. But then again a tablet is basically like a small PC, but easier to carry and faster to use as compare to a PC. Thus, it is understandable why there is an demand for tablets.

Some of these tablets have specs that some good working PCs have or even better. But, for which tablet is best for you, all depends on your tablet preferences. For me, I definitely prefer the Samsung Tab S7 as it has all the specs I am looking for. However, its price might scare me of. But, maybe not for. Maybe you not even considering my option.

Thus, I end the review today with the following question:

 

Which one of the tablets has captured your interest and why?

 

 

You can leave your answers in the comment section below. Have a good day and remember to always do research before making a purchase to avoid any disappointment.

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