Getting a good Android tablet doesn’t have to mean spending a huge sum of money.
You’ll always have the high-end, the high asking prices, and the people who are willing to pay for them. But for many, just getting good hardware, a great experience, and not emptying your wallet is the most important set of factors in buying a tablet.
The Android tablet space has exploded in recent years and there are now some great choices to be made around the $200 price point and below. Here we’ve rounded up some of the best choices you can make.
Amazon Fire HD 8
The Amazon Fire HD 8 has impressive specs and, starting at $89.99, a very attractive price point. It also features 12 hours of battery life, and a processor that’s twice as fast as the previous generation. The 1280×800 pixel LCD display won’t win any awards, but the 8-inch screen looks great at any angle — awesome for sharing the tablet with family.
And all models of Amazon’s Fire tablet now have support for the company’s AI assistant, Alexa, allowing you to control your tablet, and your smarthome, with your voice.
And as with Amazon’s other tablets, you can offline Prime Video to an SD card, which is a frequent traveller’s dream. If you’d like something cheaper, there’s the $49 7-inch version of the Fire tablet, while larger screen fans can get the latest 10-inch model for $150.
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ASUS Zenpad S 8.0
In our sub-$200 category you’re only getting the lower spec, 32GB storage and 2GB RAM option of the Zenpad S 8.0 from ASUS, but that’s not necessarily a deal breaker. You’re also getting a gorgeous 2048 x 1536 resolution display inside a light, well built Android tablet.
The Zenpad S 8.0 is perfect for one of the big uses of tablets: media consumption. Besides