If you are of a traveling kind, and you need a useful device that can perform more than a mobile phone and that you can carry around with you, then getting yourself a tablet is the best option. We are going to talk about some cheap tablets which price isn’t over $200. You might get disappointed, as such cheap tablets aren’t going to give you features and experience as some more expensive ones, but don’t worry. For such a small price, you will still get some good-quality tablets that have excellent performance.
Before we start with our list, we want to give you some pieces of advice and what you should look after when you go out to search for some good tablet.
First off, you need to pay attention to the display size and the resolution that it has. If you need something that you can easily carry around with you, that getting a tablet with a smaller display is the perfect option. However, if you want to use it more, and to do things that require a good image, then a bigger screen is the right option. For tablets, their range of display goes from seven inches to 13 inches. 7-inch or 8-inch screen tablets are the best things if you need something you can carry around, and even read some eBooks. If you are more interested in watching movies, TV shows, and other content, 10-inch display works wonders, as well for something more business-related.
The resolution is also of great importance. We all know how difficult it is to watch something blurry or without the right color, so have in mind the resolution that a tablet can provide you. Tablets often have a 2560×1600 resolution, but that is as high as they go. However, that doesn’t mean that it is a con to a tablet, on the contrary. A resolution of that size can provide you amazing viewing experience.
Now let’s talk about memory. Memory and storage are also of great value, and with more significant memory, you can store pictures, videos, music, and documents with ease. The best thing you can look for is a tablet that has a 16GB of internal storage, and go for a tablet that has a slot for a microSD card, as you can buy the one with the memory you most desire, and insert it in the laptop.
OS is also something you need to look after when you decide to buy a tablet. iPads are always using Apple iOS, and if you are used to operating on Windows, then look for a tablet that has a Windows Operating System. Google Android is growing more and more popular these days, and as the operating systems are always evolving, Android is an excellent thing to have as your OS.
Processor and RAM are also relevant. If you want to do some simple things on your tablet than a single core is more than enough for you. However, if you want something better, smoother, and bigger than a dual-core is a better option for you. Quad-core is the best, as you can edit videos, and use your tablet for gaming.
Connectivity is, of course, vital in this day and age, and you need to make sure that your tablet has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Battery life is also essential, as tablets are meant to be carried around, and you need a useful device that won’t shut down after two minutes of using it while on the go. Even though tablets aren’t meant for taking pictures and recording videos, they do provide such a feature, and you should also pay attention to what kind of quality is the tablet’s camera.
If you want to have a tablet that can work as a laptop replacement, then having a good keyboard is a priority. Most tablets have USB ports that allow you to use an external keyboard, and if some tablets aren’t coming with a USB port, they should have a good keyboard feature, like Swype, which is something that most of the tablets have.
Now that we shared some insight on what to look for when buying a tablet, here is a list of the best tablets that you can get for under $200.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (under $100)
This Samsung tablet has Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, and it comes with 1.2GHz Qualcomm. There are 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, and if that is not enough for you, there is a slot intended for a microSD card. Samsung Galaxy 4 has a 7-inch screen with WXGA and 1280×800 resolution. The back camera offers 3MP while the front one has 1.3MP. This tablet is excellent for multitasking, and it comes with a Multi Window mode. Inbuilt IR-blaster gives you the ability to use this tablet as a universal remote control, and 802.11a Wi-Fi can help you stream videos and shows. Multi-User feature is excellent for families, as every member of your family can have its own profile on it.
2. Wecool Android Tablet & Phone (under $100)
A Phablet, if you will. If you want a machine that works like a mobile phone and a tablet at the same time, that this Wecool 10-inch Android tablet and phone, named Phablet is just perfect for you. It has an HD 1080 x 800 IPS screen, Tablet Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and 1.3GHz MTK6580 Quad-Core processor. With 1GB RAM you will get amazing performance, and with 16GB of internal memory, you can download a great deal of applications. You can also use a microSD card, and there are 2G and 3G modules included.
Other things that this Phablet has are 2MP back and 0.3MP front camera, 1 USB port, a stereo jack and Bluetooth 4.0. The only bad thing about this Phablet is that battery life doesn’t last for long, so you should always bring a charger with you.
3. Lenovo Tab 4 (under $100)
This Lenovo Android Tablet has 1.4GHz 64-bit Quad-Core Snapdragon Processors and 2GB RAM. With 16GB of internal memory, you can download your favorite apps, and if that is not enough for you, you can also place a microSD card. The screen has eight inches and HD 1280 x 800 resolution, so you can enjoy watching your favorite shows and videos. Dolby Atmos speakers are there to provide you with the best sound a tablet can have, and it also has a Multi-User and Multi-Space feature, intended for the usage of the whole family. If your children want to use it, just turn on the Kid’s Pack, and Alexa Home Assistant Pack is for the adults, so you don’t have to move a muscle when you want to watch something different. Just say the words, and Alexa will understand.
4. Samsung Tab A (under $100)
It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it has 1.3GHz Snapdragon Quad-Core Processor. It has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. The good thing is that you can place microSD in your tablet, and have more memory. This Samsung tablet has a 7-inch screen, and its lithium polymer battery can serve you for up to 13 hours. There is also an 800.1b/g/n Wi-Fi, which is great for streaming and sending files. Bluetooth is also a great thing, as you can share and receive various data.
5. RCA Viking Pro 2-in-1 Android (under $100)
This RCA Viking Pro 10-inch screen has IPS LCD HD 1280 x 800 screen, and 1GHz MediaTek MT8127 Quad-Core Processor. It is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and it includes a 1GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. You can put your microSD if you think you will miss some memory space.
A fantastic thing about this tablet is that it comes with a detachable keyboard, and you can place it or put it away whenever you like. HDMI port, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, are just a fantastic plus to this cheap tablet and the lithium polymer battery will make you enjoy your tablet for up to 8 hours.
6. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (under $200)
10.1-inch screen with Full HD 1080p or 1920 x 1200 LCD IPS screen. Since it is a little pricier than the rest on our list so far, you will get more features for your money. You can watch Netflix, Amazon Video, and HULU all on a 1080p resolution. 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage are amazing for your images, videos, and various applications. And if that is not enough for you, you can have up to 256GB of memory just by adding a microSD. The camera is amazing too, as you can record videos in 720p, and the front camera is great for video calls. This tablet also includes Alexa, which you activate by voice. 802.1ac Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, and 3.5 stereo jack are just fantastic.
7. Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A (under $200)
It features an amazing 2048 x 1536 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS panel screen, and the display is coated with oleophobic cover, and it even has an antireflective coverage, so this is just a fantastic tablet to have if you are a frequent user. A8X chip and 64-bit architecture, this Apple tablet contains 1.5GHz 8 Coprocessor and a RAM memory of 2GB. He back camera is fantastic, as it has 8MP with an image sensor, and a FaceTme HD Camera with HDR 1.2MP and 720p videos is just amazing.
8. Lenovo Tab 4 ZA2JO143US Android (under $200)
With a 10-inch display and an HD 1280 x 1080 resolution screen, this Lenovo tablet is great if you want a full viewing experience. It operates on 7.1 Nougat, and it has 64-bit Quad-Core Snapdragon Processor with 1.4GHz and 2GB RAM. The internal storage has 64GB, and there is a place for a microSD. Atmos Dolby Audio is there for your maximum sound pleasure, and Alexa Home Assistant is also there to help you not ever lift a finger if you have some desire to watch or switch to something else on your tablet. Productivity Mode is a fantastic feature if you want to do multiple tasks.
9. Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T380NZKEXAR (under $200)
This Samsung tablet runs on Android 7.1 Lollipop OS and 1.4GHz 8032 Qualcomm Processor that has 2GB RAM, which is great. 32GB internal memory is there if you need it, and if you find that the memory is too small for you, you can always get more memory by inserting a microSD. There is an HD 1280 x 800 resolution screen, 8MP back and 5MP front camera. The battery life is the most impressive out of all on our list, as it lasts for up to 14 hours. Bixby Home is a feature we haven’t talked about in the previous tablets on our list, and this is the perfect opportunity to mention Bixby Home, as it is currently the only tablet to possess this feature on our list.
10. Weecool 2-in-1 Windows 10 Laptop Tablet Touch Screen (under $200)
Another 2-in-1 model that is perfect for those who have always enjoyed a Windows Operating System. If you want, you can always attach a keyboard to your tablet for more comfortable use, and when you no longer need it, just detach it, and you are all set. 1.4GHz Intel Atom Processor that has 4GB RAM, and 32GB of internal storage that is great for use, and if you think that the memory space isn’t enough for you, just pop on that microSD card, and you are ready to go. 10-inch display with HD 1280 x 800 IPS LCD screen, and this Laptop Tablet runs on 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth. There are also a mini HDMI port and 2 USB ports. Cameras are also great, as they have 5MP the back one, and the front camera holds 2MP. 2.8V 6000mAh lithium polymer battery can serve you for seven hours of tablet using, and the only thing bad about this Laptop Tablet is that its display resolution could be a little higher, considering the price and what the rest of the tablets on our list provide for you.