For the tablet fanatics or those looking to change their style, the latest releases of 8-inch tablets are bringing something new to the table. We have a mix of popular brands and a few unconventional brands to spruce up your year.

  1. The Huawei MediaPad M3

This 8-inch Huawei release sports a sleek and chic aluminium design. It’s lightweight design shouldn’t fool however, it comes with a powerful engine, fast sensors, and speakers that impress. It carries a powerful Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Huawei HiSilicon Kirin octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution IPS screen for all your viewing and gaming needs.

  • 4-inch screen
  • 2,560×1,600-pixel
  • 359 ppi
  • Harman Kardon speakers
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Huawei HiSilicon Kirin octa-core processor
  • 32GB, 64GB internal storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • Nano-SIM card slot
  • MicroSD card slot, with up to 128GB card support


  1. Time2 8 inch tablet IPS Android 5.1 Tablet PC [Quad Core]

This latest release 8-inch tablet is from Time2 and offers a lightweight design with a powerful performance. It hosts a 1280*800 pixel resolution display for long duration viewing with access to SkyGo for streaming from all the popular networks. The tablet also has an HDMI Port for large screen viewing. For those looking to connect to the Internet even in remote locations, the tablet has a 3G-dongle option to help you stay connected.  It runs on Android 5 Lollipop, Quadcore with 1GB RAM, which makes it ideal for moderate gamers.

  • 1280 x 800 IPS
  • Android 5 Lollipop
  • Quadcore
  • MicroSD, Up to 32GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Lithium Ion battery


  1. Lenovo Tab3 8 Tablet

Lenovo has something for everyone in the family with their latest 8-inch tablet. It offers a multi-user option to separate each user’s preferences and ensure that children have access to safe Internet browsing. It is also health oriented with its adaptive display technology, which adjusts brightness, lighting and contrast (and mainly removes the blue light) to help prevent eyestrain during long hours of viewing or tablet usage. Thus, this tablet is ideal for viewing videos or reading. The tablet runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 with ½ GB RAM for more general and basic use.

  • 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 1/2 GB RAM
  • MicroSD, up to 64 GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4290 mAh battery (Up to 8 h)


  1. Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon tends to offer more competitive prices and this 8-inch tablet is no exception. It offers a 1280 x 800-pixel HD display, runs on 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and their modern, durable design. The battery life is also decent with up to 12 hours of life, depending on use. The tablet is good enough for viewing and reading, and the size makes it ideal for longer duration of on hand holding. This tablet is not one of the more glamorous options, but provides adequate performance for the price.

  • 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Android OS (customized)
  • Quad-core 1.5 GHz
  • MicroSD, up to 256 GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Non-removable Li-Ion battery


  1. NVIDIA Shield K1

This tablet is all about gaming. The NVIDIA Shield K1 is known for its capacity to access NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming platform. It is evident that an 8-inch tablet may not suffice for gamers, and this where NVIDIA has stepped up and offers an HDMI connection to your wide screen TV. It front facing speakers and 1,920×1,200 resolution display also make it ideal for viewing and video streaming. Of course, NVIDIA holds some power and runs on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v7.0 (Nougat), Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15 with 2GB RAM.

  • 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15
  • MicroSD, up to 256 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5200 mAh battery (19.75 Wh)