For those new to the world of tablets, or if you're a parent looking to get a tablet for their child, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 makes a decent choice. And that's basically all the good things I can say about it. It's a starter tablet that's decently priced under a contract, and far too expensive without one. The Galaxy Tab E feels immediately outdated and slow the moment you turn it on, and the limited internal storage restricts how much fun and cool stuff you can do. Compared to other Android tablets, you're better off splurging a little extra for a significantly better tablet.
If you can look past the flaws of the Galaxy Tab E, the tablet performs admirably as a budget pick. Let's take a look at its core key features.
The Galaxy Tab E covers a lot of the bases typical tablets do. It has an 8-inch HD display with a ho-hum 1280x800 resolution powered by a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor (quad-core), Adreno 306 GPU, and 1.5GB of RAM. There's a modest 16GB of storage packed into the thing, which you can expand via microSD. The shell of the tablet--while uninspired--feels comfortable to hold and is grippy.
For snapping photos, the Galaxy Tab E 8.0 features a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies and a 5-megapixel rear camera for those times when you want to wield an 8-inch slate as a big-size point-n-shoot. Also big is the 5,000 mAh battery, so you should be able to frolic in the field taking pictures for quite some time before the tablet calls its quits. As for connectivity, it has 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro USB 2.0 port, and 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+ support. We don't suspect many people will use this thing as their primary handset, but for those who want to, the functionality is there.