Recently, my Nexus 7 2013 (Wi-Fi only), died.

I am looking for a replacement, but things changed since I last required a tablet and I am not sure on what the next pick should be.

What I am looking for in Nexus 7 replacement is:
* Similar form factor (size)
* Ideally an additional memory card slot
* Relatively latest version of Android
* (If possible LTE support, but if not fine as well)

I looked into such tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. It has additional memory card slot and Android 9 present. It is of different size, than Nexus 7, but that could also be fine. I am a bit sceptical about Samsung in general, especially after the exploding phone battery fiasco.

Thanks for any recommendation,
Merry Christmas.


Forgot to mention, that it needs to be affordable (Apple out of the question). Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e in my country I find a bit too expensive 439€.

  • Are you alright with Huawei options?
    – CaldeiraG
    Jan 20 '20 at 11:28
  • Galaxy Tab S5e would've been an option anyhow? It is way bigger in size. Jan 20 '20 at 14:49
  • @YisroelTech I was considering, but after you pointed benefits of Galaxy Tab A 8.0, I am not sure anymore. In comparison to S5e it is much more affordable. Are there any noticeable benefits besides size? Difference is almost 300€. It should be worth it.
    – Eugene
    Jan 20 '20 at 17:49
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    @Eugene, the Galaxy Tab S5e is a flagship device and is WAY WAY more powerful, but indeed it is probably unnecessary for a workload that's coming for the very old Nexus 7 Jan 20 '20 at 19:12
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    @Eugwne, it's hard to predict the future... but I'd say that the Tab A should still suffice. BTW, just pointing out that there are several generations of Tab A tablets, make sure to look for the 2019 one and not an older one. Jan 21 '20 at 10:31

I believe that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0” (2019) fits the bill (and is the only one like this from a non-Chinese brand.)

It's not big (while not 7" display it is only 8" display and the screen-to-body ratio is much smaller than the Nexus 7 because t has smaller bezels.) Has a Micro SD card slot. Has one before the last version of Android. And is pretty affordable.

Another honorable mention goes to the Lenovo Tab M8 FHD which is very similar, but specs are better and also the screen-to-body ratio is better.

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