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.
If you're looking to score a killer discount today, we've scoured the internet for the best Android tablet sales and 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.
Prefer something else? Check out our favorite cheap tablets, and compare them to our list of (inevitably pricier) best tablets. You can also see more tablet offers with our roundup of the best back to school sales of 2020.
- See more tablet deals at Amazon here
- See more tablet deals at Best Buy here
- See more tablet deals at B&H Photo here
The best cheap Android tablet sales
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.
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
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a budget-friendly version of the Tab S6 with a thin, sleek design like its competitor, the Apple iPad. The Tab S6 Lite was released earlier this year and features a 10.4-inch display and packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with the option to expand with a microSD card.
The Samsung tablet comes with an S Pen that attaches magnetically to your tablet so you can easily take notes and doodle all without needing a charge. The S6 Lite also provides an impressive 13 hours of battery life and is available in your color choice of Chiffon Pink, Angora Blue, or Oxford Gray.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Amazon has upgraded its Fire 7 tablet with a 2019 version that packs more power and stays at the same low price. The all-new tablet has twice the storage as the older model, starting out with 16GB with a 32GB option. The 7-inch tablet is faster with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and gets an upgraded 2MP front-facing camera. The 2019 Fire tablet also works with Amazon Alexa so you can use your voice to play videos, check the weather, make calls, and more.
Read the full review: Amazon Fire 7
Amazon gave the Fire HD 10-inch tablet a much needed overhaul in 2019, thankfully without raising the price. The largest Fire tablet is now 30% faster thanks to the new 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and comes with 32GB of storage, a full HD 1080p screen, and 2GB of RAM. In short, it's one of the best 10-inch tablets you'll find for such a price. And it comes equipped with Alexa as well.
Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 10
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
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