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Well priced tablets for general use and games

Kenulous

8 months ago

I am looking to get a tablet for reading and watching videos on, as well as some RTS games like Clash of Clans and whatever else seems interesting. There is currently what seems to be a good deal on the SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S3 9.7 WIFI 32GB BLACK and was wondering what people have to say about the price and the product along with other alternatives that i could look into. I'm thinking of spending between $400 and $600 AUD

Thanks for any advice.

The "deal" i was looking at: https://www.davidjones.com/electrical/computers-and-tablets/ipad-and-tablets/21506991/SAMSUNG-GALAXY-TAB-S3-9.7-WIFI-32GB-BLACK.html

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

kindles can now play clash of clans, and price wise they can go down to 40$!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

4 weeks or so ago, I would have recommended the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro. I have the M5 8" tablet and it is a fantastic device - top spec, really nice Android Pie implementation (EMUI 9.1) and all at a great price. However, it would seem this is no longer a viable option, if Huawei is to be excluded from the Android ecosystem.

With that in mind, the Samsung Tabs are, I think, the best spec you can get from an Android tablet.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a good deal for a Tab S3, most of the open box eBay listings for a Tab S3 are $30 more.

If you're wondering how well it would hold up: I have a Tab S2, it's a great tablet and can definitely handle gaming (I can usually get 45-60fps on medium settings in most mobile games) or movies (I've tested it up to 1440p60 and it didn't lag while watching videos). I'd get the Tab S3, but the only thing holding me back are the glass backing and that the Snapdragon 820 is only a quad core.

If you want to go to the top end of your budget, you can get a lightly used Galaxy Tab S4: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113772990353

Or, if you can stretch your budget, you can get a new Tab S5e: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07QBB1YV1/

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