If you — like many people — prefer the Android OS to iOS, then choosing an Android tablet over an iPad makes a lot of sense. And with many competitors creating tablets sporting the Google-created operating system, finding a cheap Android tablet is far more likely than a deal on any of Apple's offerings.
You can also look forward to finding discounts during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which is an excellent time to find record-low prices on popular Android tablets.
If you're looking to score a killer discount today, we've scoured the internet for the best Android tablet deals, and we've found options for every budget.
Tablets are a convenient and portable alternative to a laptop for many common tasks (reading email, browsing the internet, streaming movies and TV shows, etc.), and they should be an extremely affordable one as well. Check out the deals below to find the one that's right for you.
Best best cheap Android tablets at a glance:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
- Lenovo Tab 4 8
- Asus ZenPad S 8.0
- Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0
- Asus ZenPad 3S 10
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.4
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
Solid performance at an affordable price
Weight: 108.8g | Dimensions: 7 x 149 x 246 mm | OS: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | CPU: Exynos 7904A | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | microSD slot: Yes, up to 512GB | Battery: 6,150mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is an affordable tablet that still delivers solid performance. The 2019 tablet packs 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on an Exynos 7904A processor. The Galaxy Tab A features a large 10.1-inch HD display and Dolby Atmos surround sound, perfect for watching movies and TV shows.
The Android tablet features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera and provides an impressive all-day battery life of 13-hours. The lightweight tablet is also durable, thanks to the sleek metal frame.
Priced around $200, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a fantastic option if you're looking for a reliable tablet with a decent screen size.
2. Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
A very good Android alternative to the iPad mini
Weight: 316g | Dimensions: 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android Oreo | Screen size: 8.4-inch | Resolution: 1600 x 2560 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 960 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 5,100mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 has been one of our favorite Android tablets ever since its debut in early 2018, and it's an especially great slate if you're looking for a multimedia option that can be held in one hand.
It has a brilliant-looking 8.4-inch screen, a fashionable slim design and booming Hi-Fi stereo speakers.
Plus the price for this one is low and makes it one of the more affordable options on this list. Take a look at this Huawei tablet if you're looking for an all-round impressive Android device.
Read the full review: Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
3. Lenovo Tab 4 8
A premium mini tablet with power to spare
Weight: 310g | Dimensions: 211 x 124 x 8.2mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 8 inches | Resolution: 1,280 x 800 | CPU: Snapdragon 425 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 4,850mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP
In a sea of slates and smartphones, crafting a device that has enough personality to stand out and enough quality to be worth caring about is a difficult proposition.
With the Tab 4 8, Lenovo has succeeded in producing something with a flavor of its own, and something that makes the mid-range Android tablet market worth attention. On its own merits however, the Tab 4 8 is an surprisingly solid all-rounder, with great performance, a decent screen, solid battery life, and a comfortable design.
Read the full review: Lenovo Tab 4 8
4. Asus ZenPad S 8.0
Comes with the potent combo of high-res screen and speedy performance
Weight: 350g | Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 6.6mm | OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop | Screen size: 8 inches | Resolution: 2048 x 1536 | CPU: Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core | RAM: 2/4GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 8 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 05MP
Asus' ZenPad S 8.0 is a tablet focused on value, but you wouldn't guess as much by looking at it. This 8" slate covers a lot of ground for its asking price, and even goes as far as providing a good-looking, sturdy build and handy features, like a microSD slot and 10-hour battery life.
This is an easy choice if you consume a lot of content and want to look good doing so, but don't want to completely shell out your laptop budget on a tablet.
Read the full review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0
5. Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0
An Android tablet with a particular focus on design
Weight: 322g | Dimensions: 215 x 124x 7.3mm | OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow | Screen size: 8.0-inch | Resolution: 2,560 x 1,600 | CPU: Octa-core | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: up to 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 8MP
The Huawei MediaPad M3 is a tablet with lots of admirable qualities. High screen resolution, ultra-low weight and speakers that go loud enough to become an anti-social menace in some situations earn a big thumbs-up.
It should be known that we encountered some issues with keeping a steady framerate during intensive games. The casual games everyone gets obsessed with for weeks at a time run fine, but those with console-like graphics tend to struggle to an extent that's quite rare for a tablet of this quality. You'll need to think carefully about whether this is going to be an issue for you before choosing the Huawei MediaPad M3 over or any of these other fine options.
Read the full review: Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0
6. Asus ZenPad 3S 10
A cheaper Android tablet that's worth looking at
Weight: 430g | Dimensions: 240.5 x 163.7 x 7.2mm | OS: Android Nougat | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: MediaTek MT8176 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | microSD slot: Yes, up to 256GB | Battery: 5,900mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
With an iPad-like design, the Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is something of a direct rival to Apple's best tablets if you want something with an alternative operating system.
The screen is sharp and bright, and the power is decent — if not a well-known chipset running things. It's worth noting it's running Android Nougat software, though, and Asus has yet to tell us if or when it'll get the latest Android Oreo upgrade.
The battery life and build quality aren't quite up to Apple's standards, but then again, neither is the price — a good option if you want a larger screen for less.
Read our full review: Asus ZenPad 3S 10
7. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
You'll buy it for the integrated projector
Weight: 666.8g | Dimensions: 246.9 x 179.1 x 4.7mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1600 x 2560 | CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8500 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 10,200mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
With the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, Lenovo has delivered a fairly unique Android tablet that includes a projector inside and has generally strong multimedia skills. Its large 10.1-inch screen is one of the bigger ones on our tablet list, but that projector and all of the other components make this a weighty option. Nevertheless, you're not going to get a more convenient tablet and projector combo anywhere else.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
8. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.4
A high-res screen and speedy performance is a potent mixture
Weight: 265g | Dimensions: 198 x 134 x 5.6mm | OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow | Screen size: 8.4 inches | Resolution: 2,048 x 1,536 | CPU: Exynos 5433 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2.1MP
For those who are in love with Samsung's lineup of Galaxy smartphones, this is the tablet for you. The most affordable variant in the Tab S line comes with an 8.4" inch screen, but houses the same powerful specs as its 9.7" counterpart.
When it was introduced it 2015, we called it "serious competition" to Apple's iPad and the claim still stands. The Galaxy Tab S2 features a polished aesthetic and a fairly competent set of specs, but only recently has this been at a price that makes it an excellent tablet for those with less cash on hand.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
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