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Alcatel’s newest budget tablet is designed to be left with children

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Android on the cheap AND slow

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The Alcatel 3T 8 is the budget brand’s latest eight-inch tablet. With a sub-Full HD screen, a midrange processor, and 2GB of RAM, this Android Oreo device isn’t a powerhouse. Instead, it’s a device that’s designed to be left in the hands of children, and comes with a budget price tag of $150 that should prevent you from getting too precious about it.

There’s Kids Mode software built directly into the tablet for example, which allows you to block or impose time restrictions on apps beyond the parental controls already provided by Android. A 4080mAh battery comes with a promise of a bit more than eight hours of continuous streaming over Wi-Fi, or seven if you’re on LTE. Meanwhile, a CloserTV app amalgamates your cable, satellite TV, and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video into one place. The Alcatel 3T 8 will be available exclusively from T-Mobile starting October 12th.