02.18.2016Personal Tech

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0”) — a customizable tablet experience for the whole family

By: George Koroneos

Looking for a compact tablet that’s fun for the whole family? The latest Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0”) is now available from Verizon and it’s perfect for families on-the-go. This powerful tablet features Multi-User Mode that enables separate logins, allowing each user to save settings and keep information private. 

Your device; your settings (even if you share it)

When you lend your tablet to a friend or family member, it often comes back with different background screens, altered settings and new or missing apps. With the Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0”) unique user accounts option, that’s no longer an issue. Everyone who plays or works on the tablet can create an individual account with their favorite applications, tools, settings and content.

For parents, that also means you can restrict the applications your kids can access or download. With the Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0”), mom and dad can watch their shows on go90 and the kids can enjoy thousands of parent-approved games available on the Google Play store. If you use the Samsung Kid’s Mode available in Galaxy Essential widget, you’ll have total control over your child’s tablet experience, including age-appropriate content and games.

Featuring a crisp 8” screen and weighing less than a pound, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E is the perfect tablet to pack for a family road trip. Bundled with a Verizon data plan, your family can enjoy hours of streaming videos, follow friends and family online and upload videos and photos captured on the device’s rear- and front-facing cameras.

Under the hood

All this fun shouldn’t come at the cost of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0”) includes Ultra power saving mode that makes your battery last longer for when you need it the most. The feature turns the screen black and white and shuts down all unnecessary features to save battery life. Other key features include:

  • 8” WXGA 1280x800 resolution screen
  • 16GB of memory [add up to 128GB with a microSD card (portion of 16GB occupied by existing content)]
  • 5 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core processor with Android Lollipop
  • 5000 mAH battery for up to 21 hours of use
  • Multi-window lets users view full, split or pop-up windows within compatible apps with just a swipe

Pricing and availability

Get the new Samsung Galaxy Tab E tablet from Verizon today for $249.99 or $10.41 per month for 24 months with Verizon device payment (0% APR; full price $249.99). The tablet is also available for $149.99 with a new, two-year activation. You can add a tablet to your existing Verizon plan for an additional $10 per month (plus taxes and fees). The Verizon plan is available in five sizes, from size S with 1GB for $30/month to XXL with 18GB for $100/month, plus taxes and fees, and allows you to share data across up to 10 devices.

Get into the groove

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is the perfect match for the new Samsung Level U Pro, a wireless headphone system that features high quality audio over Bluetooth, allowing you to further immerse yourself in the sounds you love. The headphones are available online and in stores for $99.99 in black and bronze.

Check out the new Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0”), the Samsung Level U Pro headphones and an assortment of protective covers, display protectors and kickstands at your local Verizon store or online at www.verizonwireless.com.

George Koroneos is an external communications manager for Verizon, focusing on mobile devices and pricing. A former editor and certified tech geek, George has more than 15 years of publishing experience with expertise in vertical market solutions, mobility, IoT devices, cloud computing and data security.