If you're looking for a cheap Android tablet, you don't want to get stung with a budget model that has an incredibly attractive price tag but can do little more than a fancy brick with a screen.
That's unfortunately the case with many off-brand cheap Android tablets, and if you're not careful you can end up wasting your money. Cheaper Android tablet prices usually range from $100 - $300 (not counting Amazon's Fire devices), so you're spending a little more than the $50 budget brands but getting a whole lot more out of your purchase.
We've hand picked the best cheap Android tablets and we're showing you the lowest prices from around the web on each one. That means you won't get stuck paying for something so slow it can barely load an email, and you won't have to shell out hundreds of dollars for the latest and greatest devices if you just want to catch up on some streaming.
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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. What's more, you're even getting a 10.1-inch HD display with Dolby Atmos surround sound - perfect for watching movies and TV shows.
There's an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera on here, with an impressive 13-hour battery life included as well. Lightweight and durable, this is the go-to for cheap Android tablets and remains popular even in 2021.
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 just last year and features a 10.4-inch display with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
You're paying a little more for this cheap Android tablet considering the budget prices of Lenovo and Samsung's models. However, you're certainly picking up the functionality to make up for it - with the S Pen included for easy note taking, USB-C connection, and a premium build quality. 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
The Amazon Fire HD 8 isn't the cheapest Fire tablet on the market - that would be the Fire 7 at just $49.99 / £49.99. However, you are getting a serious boost in specs and features for the sake of about $30 / £30 extra. The HD 8 packs a better, bigger, brighter display, with more RAM, Dolby Atmos audio, and a 12 hour battery life.
It's worth noting, however, that these tablets run on Amazon's own Fire OS. While this is based on an Android operating system, you won't have access to the Google Play store here, rather using Amazon's own app library for access to services like Netflix, YouTube and email clients.
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 in any other cheap Android tablets.
Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro