You don’t have to invest a fortune to secure yourself a new tablet. These days there are plenty of budget-friendly options out there and if you’re ready to compromise, you can easily grab one of the best cheap tablets available today even for less than $200. Today even cheap tablets perform well and work fast in the last couple of years, and they’ve dropped in price as smartphones have become more prominent and eaten up the share of the tablet market.
Check our list of the best tabs you can buy under $200 many of which are extremely pocket-friendly.
Amazon Fire HD 8 ($80)
This is, in fact, quite a cheap deal at this price. You get an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. It has solid battery life and comes with 16GB or 32GB of storage onboard with space for a Micro SD card also. It is also equipped with Alexa for quick voice searches and commands. In case you want a tab for reading, games and watching movies – this is the best for you. You can also get a cheaper tab from Amazon Fire 7 tablet at $50, but if you could stretch to the HD 8, which we highly suggest, as it offers plenty of small added features that add up when putting together, this is the best. You may also opt for something a little bigger, the Fire HD 10 at $150.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 ($150)
This tablet stands out due to the innovative rotating kickstand, which allows you to turn the impressive 8-megapixel camera. You can put this tablet in landscape, but it also has a hook if you want to hang it up. It is powered by 16GB of RAM and the big 6,200mAh battery offers sufficient power with Android 5.1. It displays 8-inch screen with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. Powered by 1.3GHz Qualcomm processor inside with 2GB of RAM, it is a bit heavier than similarly sized tablets due to the kickstand, but can be best for watching movies and it offers decent sound through the dual front-facing speakers.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 ($110)
This is a portable tablet with nice build quality that offers a decent mix of specs for a low price. As the name suggests, it is a 7-inch display. The resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels, with a decent quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, which is a standard for this price point. You only have 8GB of storage, but you can extend it using a Micro SD card. You will have a nice battery life. You will get a decent 5-megapixel camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Of course, this is the cheap tablet to have if the camera is important to you.
Huawei Mediapad T3 8 ($93)
This aluminum tablet displays an 8-inch display with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. Powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor inside with 2GB of RAM and 16GB as internal storage, it is packed with a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera also. You get a decent battery 4,800mAh and it runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 on top. It can prove to be a great family tablet with support for multiple users and parental controls.
Asus Zenpad S 8 ($180)
Do not miss checking out the Zenpad S 8 if you’re looking for a cheap Android tablet. Asus is one of the leading manufacturers of Android tablets and this tab offers amazing specs for the money. This tab is equipped with a quad-core, 64bit, Intel Atom Z3530 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. Also, it boasts a 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage with a MicroSD card slot to add more. It flaunts a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera with an 8-inch screen and a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It is best if you want to play games and watch movies. This stylish tablet appears to be more expensive than it really is.
Lenovo Tab 4 10.1 ($152)
This tab has a 10.1-inch display with just 1280 x 800 pixels, but the display is flanked by dual front-facing stereo speakers on the top corner. You will get a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage inside with room for a MicroSD card. The main camera is 5-megapixels and there’s a 2-megapixel front-facing camera also. You will get a 7,000mAh battery that will last up to 10 hours of juice on the go. You will also get a handful of Lenovo apps. This tab is an absolute bargain.
Above-listed are some of the most useful, effective, high performing and still under $200 for you to choose one for your own use.