Best cheap tablets 2022: the top budget options (2022)

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The best cheap tablets may require some compromise,s but it's worth thinking about more than just the price before you dive in. With so many tablets available and new ones being introduced regularly, not all the cheap tablets out there are worth a purchase.

Instead, you should look for performance, durability, screen quality, and battery life, as well as the price.

We don't mean you have to snap up one of the best Android tablets or iPads, but it's worth doing your research.

That's why we've rounded up the best cheap tablets. We've tested and reviewed dozens of tablets including all the ones below, so you can be confident we know what we're talking about.

Each entry includes pros and cons, a link to their full review, and an overview of why the cheap tablet in question is so great.

Check back in regularly as new tablets are released frequently, so we'll update this list accordingly. Otherwise, if you can spend more, look at our best tablets guide to see what's out there.

The best cheap tablets 2022

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1. Apple iPad 10.2 (2021)

The best cheap tablet you can buy right now

Specifications

Weight: 487g

Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5mm

OS: iPadOS 15

Screen size: 10.2-inch

Resolution: 1620 x 2160

CPU: A13 Bionic

Storage: 64/256GB

Battery: Up to 10 hours

Rear camera: 8MP (wide)

Front camera: 12MP

Reasons to buy

+

Great looking screen

+

iOS 15 runs well on it

Reasons to avoid

-

Battery life still only 10 hours

-

No Face ID support

The new champion of the best cheap tablets, the Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) offers everything its older model did and more.

That includes a gorgeous 10.2-inch screen that now has True Tone technology so its colors and brightness automatically adjust to suit the light. That feature proves especially useful for outdoor use, where you might be faced with bright sunlight.

There's also the new and handy Center Stage feature when taking video calls which means the camera keeps you in frame at all times.We found this made a big difference.

iOS 15 keeps things running well with easier-to-use multitasking features and the ability to place widgets anywhere on the screen.

Elsewhere, the battery life is the same at 10 hours and there's no Face ID but for a cheap tablet, it's hard to fault how well this one works.

Read the full review: iPad 10.2 (2021)

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2. Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021)

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The best cheap Amazon tablet

Specifications

Weight: 465g

Dimensions: 247 x 166 x 9.2 mm

OS: Fire OS

Screen size: 10.1-inch

Resolution: 1920 x 1200

CPU: Octa-core

Storage: 32GB/64GB

Battery: up to 12 hours

Rear camera: 5MP (wide)

Front camera: 2MP

Reasons to buy

+

Reasonably priced

+

Excellent picture and sound

Reasons to avoid

-

Dated design

-

Restrictive software

The best of the Amazon Fire tablet range, the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus might not be the cheapest but it offers a lot for the price tag. This includes a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution which we found made watching films or videos while on the move look pretty good - and with decent stereo speakers it sounds good too.

Battery life is about 12 hours, so you won't have to worry about finding a power source too often either.

Elsewhere, you've got a choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage depending on your budget, plus you can go for wireless charging too for added convenience, and its lightweight build means it's ideal for extended use. We found the chipset and cameras were both a bit basic, but overall it packs a lot in for the price.

Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus

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3. Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

The best cheap compact tablet

Specifications

Weight: 355g

Dimensions: 202 x 137 x 9.7mm

OS: Fire OS

Screen size: 8-inch

Resolution: 880 x 1280

CPU: quad-core

Storage: 32GB/64GB

Battery: up to 12 hours

Rear camera: 2MP (wide)

Front camera: 2MP

Reasons to buy

+

Wireless charging

+

Can be used like an Echo Show

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Reasons to avoid

-

Poor screen quality

-

Not swift, even with extra RAM

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus is essentially the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020), but just made a little bit better, so it's no wonder it's one of the best cheap tablets. It has more RAM at 3GB, supports wireless charging (so you can use it with an optional dock that brings it close to an Echo Show), and comes with a speedier charger than the standard Fire HD 8.

Beyond that it’s much the same as its cheaper sibling, but that in itself makes it faster than the previous generation of the Amazon Fire HD 8, as well as giving you much more storage to play with.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus still isn’t the fastest of slates in our tests, but it holds its own for what it costs, and if you want a tablet and smart display all in one it’s a top choice – though for just the tablet part you might want to consider the standard Fire HD 8 (2020) instead.

Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

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4. Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

The best cheap tablet for those who don't need much power

Specifications

Weight: 465g

Dimensions: 247 x 166 x 9.2 mm

OS: Fire OS

Screen size: 10.1-inch

Resolution: 1920 x 1200

CPU: Octa-core

Storage: 32GB/64GB

Battery: up to 12 hours

Rear camera: 5MP (wide)

Front camera: 2MP

Reasons to buy

+

Large screen for the price

+

Good battery life

Reasons to avoid

-

Sometimes slow

-

Poor camera

With a decent sized screen and a resolution of 1920 x 1200, the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) is ideal for watching films while relaxing.

That's its biggest strength really as we found it was occasionally slow when running basically any kind of software, and its rear camera is still only 5MP, albeit an improvement on the earlier model. Still, for messing around with friends, it'll do.

There's no wireless charging but nor would you really expect it from such an inexpensive tablet. Given how cheap this slate actually is though, it still delivers lots for your money, including good battery life, so you can have a movie marathon wherever you are, without needing to charge it up halfway through.

This isn’t one for power users, but nor would we expect it to be.

Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)

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5. Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

The best cheap compact tablet for those who don't need much RAM

Specifications

Weight: 355g

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Dimensions: 202 x 137 x 9.7mm

OS: Fire OS

Screen size: 8-inch

Resolution: 880 x 1280

CPU: quad-core

Storage: 32GB/64GB

Battery: up to 12 hours

Rear camera: 2MP (wide)

Front camera: 2MP

Reasons to buy

+

Super-low price

+

Great front camera placement

The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) is 30% faster than its predecessor, has twice as much storage, slightly better battery life, and finally makes the move to USB-C (where the previous model uses micro USB), but otherwise it’s very similar.

So if you’re shopping for your first Amazon slate or have a much older one then this is a good upgrade - which is why it makes our list of the best cheap tablets, but you might want to think twice about upgrading from the previous model.

Other highlights of the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) include a 3.5mm headphone port and a cleverly positioned front camera – which is at the top when you hold the slate in landscape, as you likely will during video calls. Plus, of course, it’s very, very cheap. That said, it suffers from some typical cheap tablet problems - we weren't impressed with the screen quality, and found that it feels as cheap as it is.

Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

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6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)

The best cheap iPad alternative

Specifications

Weight: 529g

Dimensions: 260 x 161.1 x 8mm

OS: Android 8.1

Screen size: 10.5-inch

Resolution: 1200 x 1920

CPU: Snapdragon 450

Storage: 32GB

Battery: 7300mAh

Rear camera: 8MP (wide)

Front camera: 5MP

Reasons to buy

+

Has a headphone jack

+

Long battery life

Reasons to avoid

-

Design a little bulky

-

Can be sluggish

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is the South Korean firm's answer to Apple's best cheap tablet, which you've seen above.

If you're looking for an Android iPad rival on a budget, this is the slate you should consider. With Google's Android operating system providing plenty of flexibility, coupled with a large HD display, the Tab A 10.5 is great for movies and web browsing.

It also benefits from long battery life in our experience, so you can indulge in a movie marathon. It’s not the most powerful slate around and we found its size makes it slightly less portable than some, and overall we’d give Apple’s cheapest iPad the edge, but for media and basic app use around the house this is a strong choice.

Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018)

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7. Amazon Fire 7 (2019)

The best super cheap tablet

Specifications

Weight: 286g

Dimensions: 192 x 115 x 9.6mm

OS: Fire OS

Screen size: 7-inch

Resolution: 1,024 x 600

CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core

Storage: 16GB/32GB

Battery: up to 7 hours

Rear camera: 2MP (wide)

Front camera: VGA

Reasons to buy

+

Cheapest tablet on this list

+

Durable build

Reasons to avoid

-

Disappointing non-HD screen

-

Poor battery life

Notice the lack of 'HD' in the name of the Amazon Fire 7, compared to the other Amazon slates on this best cheap tablets list? That's because the screen quality of the tablet is, well, not HD.

That's a compromise you'll have to make if you're wanting Amazon's latest super-cheap device, as it won't grace your eyes with a stunning display or slick performance. However we found there was enough power under the hood to get you through basic tasks, like streaming content or shopping.

We also found in our review that it was great as a Kindle device, if you want your Kindle to also come with Alexa and the internet and the best books of all - movies.

One thing we were disappointed with is the battery life, as even cheap tablets often last a long time, which this one doesn’t, but it’s hard to be too mad when this costs so little.

Read the full review: Amazon Fire 7 (2019)

How to choose the best cheap tablet for you

There are always compromises on cheaper products, so in choosing one of the best cheap tablets it's important to identify where the corners have been cut, and whether those things matter to you. Equally, if anything in particular is very important to you, be it the battery, screen or anything else, make sure that the tablet you're considering performs well there.

There are also variables that apply no matter how much you're spending. For example, you might want something relatively small, light and portable, such as an 8-inch screen and a weight of under 400g.

Or maybe you want a big, immersive 10-inch display. Operating systems are worth considering too, with the options typically including Apple's iPadOS, Android, and Amazon's Fire OS.

You're not going to get a master of all trades at a low price, but it's very possible to find the balance you need.

What is the cheapest good quality tablet?

All of the tablets above are cheap and good quality, but for one of the very cheapest options consider the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) or the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020).

How we test cheap tablets

We only include tablets that we've fully reviewed in this best cheap tablets guide. That means that we've used every entry extensively and delivered a final verdict on them. That process includes testing every key feature and using them as our main tablet, just like a typical buyer would.

This allows us to easily rank and compare different tablets, factoring in their specs, performance, price, value, age, screen quality, battery life, and any other factor worth considering.

With that information we know exactly which ones to include and which to exclude, and whenever a new cheap tablet is released, we'll compare it to the other entries in this list before deciding if or where it should be placed.

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James alsocontributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.

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Which tablet is best and affordable? ›

Best Budget Tablets
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021.
  • Realme Pad Mini.
  • Realme Pad.
  • Realme Pad Mini LTE.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite.
  • Lenovo Tab M10.
  • TCL Tab 10.
  • Lenovo Tab M8 FHD 64GB.

Which tab is value for money? ›

List Of Top 10 Best Budget Tablets In India (Sep 2022)
Product NameSellerPrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7Amazon₹ 20,990
Lenovo Tab M10Amazon₹ 18,920
iPad MiniAmazon₹ 34,900
Lenovo Tab M8 HDAmazon₹ 9,399
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Which brand is best for tablet? ›

Therefore, we will guide you every step of the way starting with our suggestions for the best tablets!
  • Best Tablet Overall - SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S6.
  • Budget Tablet - PANASONIC TAB 8 HD.
  • Best Portable Tablet - LENOVO TAB M8 2ND GENERATION.
  • Best Tablet for Kids - LENOVO SMART YOGA TABLET.
  • Best Tablet - SAMSUNG GALAXY A7.

What is the difference of tablet and iPad? ›

tablet PCs. Tablet is a common name for a variety of devices which almost always function using a touch screen, though different manufacturers provide different specs. iPad is Apple's version of a tablet. Most tablets use Google's Android operating system, while the iPad runs on Apple's iOS.

Why Samsung tablets are costly? ›

The 8-inch Android tablet was designed to compete with Apple 's iPad Mini . But at $399.99, the Galaxy Note 8.0 costs $70 more. Why? Samsung's argument is that hardware extras like the stylus and infrared blaster make it more expensive to make.

Is iPad better than Android tablet? ›

Compared to competing tablets, the iPad is more stable, easier to use, and works more smoothly. In terms of overall user experience for a non-technical user, Apple's iOS has a distinct advantage over Google's Android OS. It's a robust, user-friendly operating system with a simple UI.

How much do a tablet cost? ›

Compare Computer Tablet Pricing
ManufacturerProcessor SpeedAverage Price
Kindle Fire2.3 GHz$135.00
Samsung Galaxy Note2.2 GHz$353.00
Google Nexus 101.7 GHz$349.00
Apple iPad 4th Generation1.4 GHz$385.00
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Are tablets still popular? ›

IDC has crunched the numbers (opens in new tab) for Q4 2021, which encompasses the holiday period, and found that the global tablet market is alive and well, albeit with slowing sales after the pandemic inspired a new wave of people to own a large-screened device.

What does 4G mean on a tablet? ›

Simply put, LTE means the tablet supports 4G connectivity besides Wi-Fi. With a 4G-enabled tablet and a data plan, you'll get full internet access without needing to stay within the range of a Wi-Fi hotspot.

What is the best Android tablet for under 200? ›

The best tablets under $200 available now
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus. The best tablet under $200 overall. ...
  • Amazon Fire 7. The best tablet under $200 for a bigger bargain. ...
  • Avita Magus II 10.1-inch HD Tablet. ...
  • Huawei Mediapad T3. ...
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. ...
  • XP-Pen Deco Pro. ...
  • XP-Pen Artist 12. ...
  • Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet.
Jul 7, 2022

How can I get wifi for my tablet? ›

Android Tablets

Open up the home screen and select 'Apps' and click on 'Settings. ' In the 'Wireless & Network' option, select the 'wi-fi settings' and enable the wi-fi feature. Select the network of choice from the list of available networks and enter the required details.

Which is the No 1 tablet in the world? ›

The premium Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) is the best tablet in the world if money is no object.

Which size tablet is best? ›

9-inch and 9.5-inch Tablets

The 9-9.5 inches tablets are the perfect size of an ideal tablet. Not only is it portable and lightweight, but it also features a large, clear display. The screen size is big enough to help you skim through eBooks and other documents without squinting your eyes.

Which is better laptop or tablet? ›

Tablets are designed for portability and typically have less processing power than laptops. Their larger screens allow apps to customize based on user preferences, and tablets have become much more popular over laptops due to their versatility.

Can you text with a tablet? ›

You can use your computer or Android tablet to chat with your friends through Messages for web, which shows what's on your Messages mobile app. Messages for web sends SMS messages using a connection from your computer to your phone, so carrier fees will apply, just like on the mobile app.

Can you print from a tablet? ›

Android tablets often support mobile printing with no need for third-party apps. Android can detect Wi-Fi-enabled printers, so you can send documents to any printer that is on the same Wi-Fi network as your device.

Can a tablet be used as a phone? ›

The easiest way to use your tablet as a phone is to install messaging apps like WhatsApp, which also has the phone call feature. For this, you need VoLTE or VoIP to use your tab as a phone. This allows to place calls and send texts over mobile data or wi-fi.

Which is the cheapest Samsung tablet? ›

Contrary to this, the lowest priced model is Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 available at 8,999 .

Which Samsung tablet is best buy? ›

The best Samsung tablets you can buy today
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch)
  • Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch)
Aug 24, 2022

What is the life of a Samsung tablet? ›

Android devices generally have a lifespan of 3 years. Flagship products get a little more, cheap-o devices get less. iOS devices generally have a useful lifespan of 6.5 years, though the average user will only tolerate their device to 4 years.

How much do a tablet cost? ›

Compare Computer Tablet Pricing
ManufacturerProcessor SpeedAverage Price
Kindle Fire2.3 GHz$135.00
Samsung Galaxy Note2.2 GHz$353.00
Google Nexus 101.7 GHz$349.00
Apple iPad 4th Generation1.4 GHz$385.00
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Can you use Google on Fire tablet? ›

Amazon Fire Tablets restrict you to the Amazon Appstore, but runs on Fire OS, a custom version of Android. That means, that you can install the Play Store and gain access to millions of Android apps and games, including Google apps like Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, and more.

What does 4G mean on a tablet? ›

Simply put, LTE means the tablet supports 4G connectivity besides Wi-Fi. With a 4G-enabled tablet and a data plan, you'll get full internet access without needing to stay within the range of a Wi-Fi hotspot.

What's the difference between a tablet and a notebook? ›

A notebook is basically just another name for a laptop, which is basically a computer that is squeezed into a very small package. A tablet is a smaller and sleeker type of computer as it forgoes the physical QWERTY keyboard found on most notebooks, which takes up a big amount of space on the device.

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The best of the Amazon Fire tablet range, the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus might not be the cheapest but it offers a lot for the price tag.. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus is essentially the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020), but just made a little bit better, so it's no wonder it's one of the best cheap tablets.. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus still isn’t the fastest of slates in our tests, but it holds its own for what it costs, and if you want a tablet and smart display all in one it’s a top choice – though for just the tablet part you might want to consider the standard Fire HD 8 (2020) instead.. That said, it suffers from some typical cheap tablet problems - we weren't impressed with the screen quality, and found that it feels as cheap as it is.. Notice the lack of 'HD' in the name of the Amazon Fire 7, compared to the other Amazon slates on this best cheap tablets list?. All of the tablets above are cheap and good quality, but for one of the very cheapest options consider the Amazon Fire 7 (2019) or the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020).. We only include tablets that we've fully reviewed in this best cheap tablets guide.

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Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 to deliver a very good tablet for $150, as long as what you want to do is control Alexa and consume Amazon books and media.. Apple's 2021 base model iPad delivers strong performance and an excellent front-facing camera at a very palatable price, making it the best tablet for most people.. The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is the best affordable Android tablet on the market, with solid performance, a vivid 11-inch display, and impressive speakers.. Amazon's inexpensive Fire HD 8 tablet continues to be an excellent value for the price, but its poor app store is really starting to feel limiting.. The new 2022 model of the Fire 7 Tablet is the least-expensive, decent-quality tablet on the market, at $59.99.. Amazon's tablets aren't only the best cheap options out there, they're also the best kids' tablets we've tested.. Other Android tablets let you set up restricted kids' profiles, and while Apple's tablets have parental controls, they aren't as comprehensive as the controls and content options that come on Amazon slates.. The one caveat with Amazon's tablets is that they use the Amazon Appstore, which doesn't have all the apps that are in the official Google Play Store.. If you want complete Google Play coverage, with unrestricted access to the 100 best Android apps , you may need to give up some specs such as RAM, storage, or dual-band Wi-Fi on a non-Amazon tablet.

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But if you want to share game-saves across your phone and tablet, or work in Google Docs or Drive, a ‘proper’ Android tab with the Play Store would be a smarter choice.. With a sharp 10.2in screen, either 64 or 256GB of storage and stereo speakers, it checks most of our boxes, and iPad apps are generally much better than Android tablet equivalents.. Running Android with Huawei’s own Google-free interface, it’s a similar story to Amazon’s tab in that specific apps won’t work – including Google Docs, Drive and YouTube – but streaming apps are covered for the most part, and if not you can always use web-based alternatives in the browser.. Unlike those Amazon and Huawei offerings, this one is loaded up with the Google Play Store, so its app support is stellar; and for an extra £30 you can double the storage to 128GB, which should give you plenty of space for loads of offline movies.. With full-fat Google, you can download loads of apps from the Play Store, fire up Docs and access all your Play Games saves.. Impressive battery stamina and more storage than much of the competition make sure the Tab P11 doesn’t falter at the final hurdle, making this a fine big-screened gadget for work and play.. Along with the iPad, the Tab S6 Lite looks like the most future-proofed tablet in our mix thanks to the fact that it runs the relatively new Android 12.

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Weight: 476g | Dimensions: 7mm x 169mm x 247 mm | OS: Android 11 | Screen size: 10.5-inches | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | CPU: Octa-core processor | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32-64GB | microSD slot: Yes, up to 1TB | Battery: 7,040mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP. Weight: 355g | Dimensions: 202mm x 137mm x 9.7mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 8-inches | Resolution: 1280 X 800 | CPU: Quad-core processor | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32-64GB | microSD slot: Yes, up to 1TB | Battery: Up to 12 hours | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: 2MP. The Amazon Fire HD 8 isn't the cheapest Fire tablet on the market with a starting price of $89.99/£89.99, however, you get a serious boost in performance and features for the extra $30 / £30 over the less expensive options.. Weight: 460g | Dimensions: 244mm x 8mm x 153mm | OS: Android 9 Pie | Screen size: 10.3-inches | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | CPU: Octa-Core 2.3Ghz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | microSD slot: Yes, up to 256GB | Battery: Up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP. Fire tablets are great because of their budget prices, but the overriding issue is that you're locked into the Amazon ecosystem and app store.. Weight: 2869g | Dimensions: 192 x 115 x 9.6mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 7 inches | Resolution: 1,024 x 600 | CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: Up to 7 hours | Rear camera: 2MP (wide) | Front camera: 2MP

The best cheap tablets, according to our testing

The best cheap tablet is the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus (2020).. What makes this tablet the best cheap tablet is its vivid, colorful display, wide array of ports and its ability to double as a smart display.. Another tablet that's the best cheap tablet is the Amazon Fire HD 10.. Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus (2020) Xiaomi Pad 5 Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. Best cheap tablet: the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus (Image credit: Future)The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus is the best cheap tablet ever.. The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus is the best cheap tablet because of its vivid, colorful display.. Best cheap tablet of 2022: Xiaomi Pad 5 (Image credit: Future)Best cheap tablet with a 120Hz display. Best cheap tablet of 2021: the Amazon Fire HD 8 (Image credit: Kimberly Gedeon/Future)The Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 is the best cheap tablet you can buy in Amazon's FireOS portfolio.. The Amazon Fire HD 8 2020 tablet has its own Amazon-built app store, so don't expect to find the familiar Google App Store on this tablet.. Best cheap 10-inch tablet. Reasons to avoid The Lenovo Tab 4 Plus is the successor to the Lenovo Tab 4.. The Galaxy Tab A7 also wow-ed us with its excellent battery life, lasting more than 13 hours.

What are the cheapest tablets from Samsung, Lenovo, or ZTE in 2022 ?

Getting the best cheap tablet will not drain your budget too much but will provide you with a big portable screen for watching movies, emailing or playing games on the go better than you could do it on your phone.. Apple iPad 10.2-Inch - Our choice ZONKO Tablet - Budget Android tablet Fire HD 10 - Best Fire tablet Dragon Touch Notepad K10 - Best tablet for everyday use Samsung Galaxy Tab A - Samsung's budget tablet Penen tablet - Best choice for a gift ZTE K92 Primetime - Best ZTE tablet Vankyo MatrixPad Z4 - Best multimedia tablet VANKYO MatrixPad S30 - Best optimized tablet. The design has not been much altered, but the 7th-generation runs better and supports some nice accessories.. Running on the latest Android version and a 1.3Ghz processor, this is the best cheap tablet to use apps for work or gaming with ease and convenience.. This cheap Android tablet is very capable and will provide you with hours of entertainment.. You can use the radio feature, connect the device to Bluetooth speakers, navigate yourself with it, and find many other uses that will serve you long with the lasting battery.. ⊕ Fast and responsive performance. ⊕ Decent battery duration. ⊖ Quite low quality. Though the battery capacity is only 5000mAh, the processor is optimized to not consume excessively, so it can easily generate 8 hours of autonomous performance.. ⊕ Reasonable price. ⊕ Pleasant sound. ⊖ Requires a SIM card. ImageNameFeaturesOUR CHOICE Screen 10.2 Resolution: 2160 x 1620 pixels. CHECK PRICE→ BUDGET Screen 10 Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels. CHECK PRICE → PROFESSIONAL Screen 10 Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels. Cheap tablets are based only on Android OS.. For the best budget Android tablet, you will have to compare the power of the processor and the amount of RAM to find a capable device.. But watching a movie or playing a game is likely to drain the battery really quickly.

From compact slates to powerhouse devices, our buying guide features the best tablets you can buy right now, with options fit for every budget.

The rear camera is nothing new, but the front-facing lens now benefits from Apple’s Centre Stage smarts, to keep your lovely mug in the middle of the frame.. The A13 chip inside is a good compromise between price and performance, while storage options now start at a more spacious 64GB.. Whether editing videos or playing console grade-games, performance is properly impressive.. What’s more, the upgrade doesn’t seem to compromise battery life.. An M1 chip and revamped display make Apple’s flagship tablet even more powerful.. Display: 12.9in 2732×2048 mini-LED ● Processor: Apple M1 • RAM: 8/16GB ● Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB • Cameras: 12MP (rear), 12MP (front) • Battery: 10 hours • Connectivit y: 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C • Software: iPadOS 15 • Dimensions: 280.6×214.9×6.4mm • Weight: 685g. Styled like an iPad Air that’s shrunk in the wash, the revamped iPad Mini is all screen and all the better for it.. Besides the design, the Mini apes the Air in other ways: True Tone tech, Touch ID in the power button, USB-C connectivity and a 12MP front-facing camera with Centre Stage.. Offering laptop power in a compact tablet body, this is Huawei’s best slate to date – and one of the top Windows tablets for those who value portability above all else. Display: 12.6in 2560×1600 OLED ● Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 • RAM: 8/16GB ● Storage: 128/256/512GB • Cameras: 13MP (rear), 8MP (front) • Battery: 10 hours • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, 3.5mm • Software: Windows 11 Home • Dimensions: 306x215x146mm • Weight: 709g. Despite being smaller than most laptops, the Surface Pro 8 sounds a lot better.. Display: 13in 2880×1920 LCD ● Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 • RAM: 8/16GB ● Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB • Cameras: 10MP (rear), 5MP (front) • Battery: 16 hours • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, Thunderbolt 4, 3.5mm, Surface Connect • Software: Windows 11 Pro/10 Pro • Dimensions: 287x208x9.3mm • Weight : 891g. A solid all-rounder at a bargain price, Amazon’s updated Fire HD 8 is the best tablet you can buy for less than £100 – but you’ll need Prime to make the most of it. Display: 10.5in 1920×1280 LCD ● Processor: Intel Core i3 • RAM: 4/8GB ● Storage: 64/128/256GB (expandable) • Cameras: 8MP (rear), 5MP (front) • Battery: 11 hours • Connectivity: 4G (optional), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm, Surface Connect • Software: Windows 11 Pro/10 Pro • Dimensions: 245x175x8mm • Weight: 544g

Affordable tablets are here

Even Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series also comes with top-end specifications and is not an affordable lineup of tablets.. The Moto Tab G62 LTE was only launched only a few days ago, but it is by far the best Android tablet PC under Rs.. (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). Reasons to avoid Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A7 is priced slightly over Rs 15,000, though it does boast better hardware specifications as well.. The Galaxy Tab A7 comes with a 10.4-inch Full HD+ screen and there is also a quad-speaker setup powered by Dolby Atmos audio which makes this tablet ideal for media consumption and video calls.. (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)

These cheap tablets offer decent visuals, performance and style, all at a considerably lower price point

Extra Features: Other stats to look out for when shopping for a good cheap tablet are RAM, camera options, SD slots and audio.. Max battery life clocks in at 12 hours and you’ve even got a front and rear-facing camera for video calls and basic photography.. It’s got a hefty Octa-Core processor, dual speakers with Dolby Audio, and two cameras for all your video calls.. That said, it’s got Alexa built-in, and has a decent front and rear-facing camera allowing you to connect with family or take work calls on this tablet.. Sure, it’s not as powerful as some of the other budget tablets we’ve listed but, if you’re just looking for a gadget to use during your daily commute or as a secondary option to your laptop, the Fire 7 is worth buying.

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