TCL Tab 8 Released

The choice of 8-inch Android tablets on the market is small, so fortunately TCL has released a new option which is the TCL Tab 8 that's launching for $129:

The TCL Tab 8 is launching with Android 11, and features an 8-inch screen with a HD display that has a resolution of 1280 x 800.

It's powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8766B processor at 2.0 GHz, with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and microSD card expansion support up to 512GB.


With a battery capacity of 4080 mAh, it has an 8 hour battery life and charges through the universal USB C 2.0 port.

People also get specs like a 2MP front camera, a 5MP rear camera with FHD video recording, Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.2, a mono speaker, a mic, a 3.5mm audio jack, in a tablet that weighs 295 grams and is 8.85mm thick.

The main rival in this tablet category is of course Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. This tablet is sometimes on sale for around $129 too, despite being more powerful.

Samsung's alternative has a processor that's on average 30% to 40% more powerful than the TCL Tab 8, so that's one reason to consider Samsung over TCL in this case.

Speaking of case. TCL is actually including a tablet case with a stand for this tablet, so that's pretty generous.

– Jim Miller