Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is just $249 until Christmas

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

Though it's getting a bit old (about a year at this point), the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is still a really solid tablet and it can be had for a full $150 off retail price from now until December 25. There's no discount link or coupon code to follow, as the price has already dropped at Amazon (opens in new tab).

The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 has a fantastic Super AMOLED display wrapped in a strong and super-light metal body and powered by plenty of hardware to get you by. The camera isn't great, the battery is a tad on the small side considering its size and it doesn't have all of the latest features, but at this price you can probably look past that. (There also haven't been that many great small tablets released lately.)

Amazon has all three colors — black, white, gold — available, but I'd personally recommend the black model in terms of reducing screen glare. But hey, it's personal preference. The discount runs until December 25 and is "while supplies last," so hit up the link below to get in on this great deal.

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Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • B&H Photo and Samsung have this price as well.
  • Great price for probably the best android tablet.
    I still have quite a few tab s with nougat and I find no need to upgrade since it still has one of the best screens, very light and great battery life.
    I would think the tab s3 might be even better with a more power efficient soc.
  • Hopefully this means that there's a new, even nicer one around the corner.
  • This is not the model that came out last year. This is the refreshed 2016 model that Samsung released around May and it sports the Snapdragon 652. Samsung was selling these direct from their site for $199 in June, but I believe it was a price mistake.
  • Yup and they honored that price mistake also. Its a really good tablet, and the 652 can easily handle whatever you throw at it.
  • Yep. I got it during that time and used it for a couple of months. Great tablet, but I ended up selling it since I didn't really need it.
  • Sorry, despite being older I think the nVidia Shield K1 is a better performer.
  • Really depends on what you are looking for. The K1 has only 16GB, I have the original 32GB shield, the speakers are awesome, but battery life is horrendous. I haven't seen the difference in screen quality, but side by side the my Shield tablet next to a Nexus 6P, the shield looks washed out.
  • The Shield seems to be a fire hazard. Have you checked with nVidia about recalls.
  • On a lighter note I'm holding out for a Huawei M3 Tab. Seems to have better specs and a smaller price tag.
    Unfortunately the M3 is sold out right now..
  • Tab S2 is the best tablet I've used to date.
  • Looks nice, though I'm still looking for a good deal on the A 10.1 with the s pen. I might need to replace my note 10.1 2014 soon.
  • Does anyone know if it will get nougat?
  • Yes, they will get nougat. I believe Sammobile confirmed it.
  • Thanks
  • Can I put a sim in this?
  • After my tab pro never going past lollipop I'll never trust Samsung again when it comes to tablets.
  • I have the Nook version of the Tab S2. Very happy with it.
  • Probably the best and most solid piece of tech I ever purchased. Bought it at launch with a trade in of a worthless nexus 2012 tablet and it has been rock solid.
  • A good tablet but mine and many others have had wifi issues. Just putting that out there. None the the fixes from Sammy or online have worked. It will go for days just fine and then...........NO WIFI.............I'M
  • I'm still holding on to my Note 10.1 2014 Edition in hopes of a new Note tablet...
  • Note 8.0 user here. Still a surprisingly solid device.
  • I've been hoping for a Google successor to my venerable Nexus 7 (2013), which recently failed. I finally gave up and on Andrew Martonik's recommendation ( I picked up one of these yesterday afternoon for $249.99 from my local BB. Check the web to see if your BB store(s) have it in stock because some stores don't have it out on the shelf; you have to ask for it. Very very impressed, although I still hate TouchWiz. Luckily the Google launcher installed so except for settings I'm back in stock Android land. If anything is wrong with the tablet, it's too slim, between the thinness and the wide form factor it's somewhat difficult to hold and it's slippery smooth palstic. I immediately ordered a TPU case to give it a bit of depth and some grippiness. Until then I'm going to be v-e-r-y careful holding it.