Best Cheap Tablets

Best Cheap Tablets

The market is flooded with cheap tablets, often limited to Wi-Fi only connectivity, but it is possible to get a tablet with 3G or 4G connectivity, making it fully functional everywhere and all of the time.

Here we take a look at the best cheap tablets that break the barriers of Wi-Fi and cafe hotspot connectivity. 

EE Harrier Tablet

From £16 per month

EE Harrier Tablet

The EE Harrier is a 8” tablet with Full HD resolution and the popular Android Lollipop OS. Google apps such as Gmail, Maps with GPS navigation and the Chrome web browser are pre-loaded. New apps can be downloaded from the Play Store using either Wi-Fi or 4G.

The experience is powered by a Qualcomm octa-core processor and wireless accessories, such as speakers or hands free headsets, can be connected using Bluetooth. The 8MP camera handles photography and pictures can be saved onto the 16GB memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card. A 2MP can be used for making video calls.

Huawei T1 Pro 8

From £16 per month

Huawei T1 Pro 8

The Huawei T1 Pro 8 is a 8” tablet with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. This cheap tablet has a premium sandblasted aircraft-grade aluminium back shell and runs the Android Jelly Bean OS. 

This tablet has Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity along with GPS, a quad-core processor, 8GB expandable memory, a 5MP camera and a 0.3MP video calling camera.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 16GB

From £26.50 per month

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

Moving up in price range, we find the Samsung Galaxy Tab A with its 9.7” touchscreen that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. This Samsung tablet has Multi Window support for running two apps side-by-side and runs on the Android Lollipop OS.

A 5MP camera ensures success through its continuous shot feature and video calls can be made using the 2MP webcam. Features includes a Kids Mode with child friendly apps, 3G/4G connectivity and a high-capacity 6,000mAh battery that can give up to 15 hours Wi-Fi internet browsing or up to 178 hours of music playback.

Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB

From £26.50 per month

Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB

It is possible to get an Apple tablet for the same price as the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The iPad Mini 2 has a 7.9” Retina display and has iOS 9 pre-loaded with apps to do things with photos, movies, music, spreadsheets, documents and presentations. This Apple tablet also has Wi-Fi, the Siri voice assistant and a FaceTime video calling camera.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 V 32GB

From £31.50 per month

Acer Aspire Switch 10 V 32GB

The Acer Aspire Switch is the creme de la creme of tablets and has a 2-in-1 design with a detachable keyboard. This provides four modes of operation and they are easily switched between with the magnetic latch-less docking system.

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This 10” Acer tablet has a resolution of 1282 x 800 pixels and the screen is protected behind Gorilla Glass, with a special LumiFlex viewing mode for enjoying media under the sun. Running on Windows 8.1, the Acer Aspire Switch has a aluminium rear cover and large 5,700mAh battery.

Written by: Michael Brown


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