The tablet market place can be confusing for the best of us with Windows, Apple as well as Android all providing us with options to fulfil our tablet needs. A projected 34.8 million of us in the UK will be tablet users by the end of 2017 with Android tablets from Samsung and Apple’s iPad currently dominating the global market.
Of course, the most obvious advantage of buying an Android tablet is that instead of limiting yourself to just one kind of product like that of Apple’s it allows you to have a range of different tablets from different manufacturers meaning you can get your hands on your favourite brand.
It also means that you can always find an android tablet to suit your budget without you having to spend more. Thus, allowing you to get a high spec Android tablet for under £200 with a much wider choice available to you. Read on as we take a look at the best cheap Android Tablets under £200.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
• Price: £49.99
• Processor: 1.0 GHz
• RAM: 1GB
• Storage: 8GB eMMC
• Screen: 7-inch Multi-Touch Display (1024 x 600 Resolution)
• Camera: 3MP Rear + VGA Front Camera
• Operating System: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
We currently have this tablet for £49.99 making it the cheapest amongst our list of the best cheap android tablets under £200. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system which makes the user interface more customisable, allowing you to make it look the way you want, something you don’t get with Apple products.
It also comes with a personal app advisor ‘S’, suggesting apps tailored to you, also adding to the overall personal experience with this tablet. It features a 1.0GHz dual Core Processor making it powerful enough to be the perfect tablet for entertainment.
• Price: £99.99
• Processor: Intel Atom Z3745 Quad Core 1.33 GHz / 1.86GHz Turbo Processor
• RAM: 2GB
• Storage: 16GB
• Screen: 8-inch Multi-Touch Full HD Display (1920 x 1200 Resolution)
• Camera: 8MP Rear + 1.6MP Front Camera
• Operating System: Android 4.4 X Kit Kat
The greatest value for money in our list of the ‘best cheap Android tablets under £200’ comes from Lenovo with the S8-50. The 8 inch tablet has all the features that you would want from your device. It has a full HD multi touch screen and a vivid display. It also only weighs 299g making it the ideal travel companion. It’s packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage giving you all the space you would want from your personal tablet.
In addition to this, the Intel Quad Core Processor, as well as the Android Kit Kat X 4.4 operating system, makes using the tablet a fast and smooth experience. It even has a very impressive 8MP rear camera and wide lens as well as a 1.6MP front facing camera, so taking selfies and posting them on social media needn’t be an issue!.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3
• Price: £149.99
• Processor: QUALCOMM Snapdragon APQ8009 Quad-Core 1.30 GHz Processor
• RAM: 2GB
• Storage: 16GB eMMC
• Screen: 8-inch Multi-Touch Display (1280 x 800 Resolution)
• Camera: 8MP Rear Camera
• Operating System: Android 5.1
The Lenovo Tab 3 is in a league of its own where tablets are concerned. One of the key stand-out features of the Tab 3 is its substantial 20 hours of battery life meaning you can use it all day without worrying about the charge. It also comes equipped with a wide range of other exclusive features unique to it; it has a 180 degree 8MP rotating camera, which is a distinctly good quality camera compared to its contenders’, as well as excellent sound quality as it has Dolby Atmos® sound and front facing speakers ideal for movie marathons!
Aside from all of this, another reason why this tablet is so popular is because of its unique and innovative design, the hinge allows you to place it down in a number of ways, and this coupled with its speaker quality make it ideal for entertainment purposes, allowing you to watch your favourite movies with its kickstand design, perfect for comfortable viewing.
The Android 5.1 operating system also means you can add user accounts to the tablet making it easier to swap the tablet around the family, and making it child friendly with the option of locking certain apps.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Tab E
• Price: £194.99
• Processor: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz
• RAM: 1.5GB
• Storage: 8GB eMMC
• Screen: 9.6″ Multi-Touch Display (1280 x 800 Resolution)
• Camera: 5 MP Rear and 2MP Front Camera
• Operating System: Android 4.4. X Kit Kat
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet Tab E is the closest to the £200 mark but has a range of specifications making it worth the price. It has a powerful Quad-Core 1.3 GHz processor as well as a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera. The split screen function on the tablet will please every multitasker as it allows you to work on different apps all at once.
It has a range of features specifically designed for children making it another child friendly tablet in our list of the best cheap android tablets under £200, as well as making the tablet safe it lets you to set time limits for your children for when they use the tablet.
Google’s Android OS has a lot to offer including constant updates allowing you to make the most of your device as well as Google Play meaning you have an assortment of apps available to you compared to the range available on Apple’s App Store for example.
Which type of tablet is your favourite, do you prefer an Android tablet or an iPad? Comment below and let us know. We hope you enjoyed reading our post on the best cheap Android tablets under £200!