This buying guide will detail some of the best cheap Android tablets available right now. Cheap tablets that can rival some of the best and deliver a similar experience at an affordable price. In fact, most on our list come in under $200 and are quality tablets for those on a budget.
One of the best aspects of Android is affordability, and that’s especially true with tablets. Not everyone wants to spend $500 or more on one, especially when it doesn’t get used daily like a smartphone.
In recent years we’ve seen fewer and fewer Android tablets released, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options in 2018. It’s actually the opposite, and you’ll be happy to learn we’ve found a few great cheap tablets from reputable brands. Here’s what you need to know, and which ones you should buy.
The problem with buying a cheap Android tablet is picking something good. For every quality budget tablet, there are dozens of poorly made, chunky and slow models sold online or on the shelves at Wal-Mart. These are what you want to avoid.
You’ll find great deals on cheap Android tablets during Back-to-school sales and Black Friday, but most of them are tablets we wouldn’t recommend. They won’t get software updates, have poor performance, and typically don’t deliver a good experience.
With that said, we want to help you make the right decision. Our tablets below are from brands we know, use and trust. They will work almost just as good as the more expensive models. Whether you’re buying yourself a gift or a tablet for the kids, here’s five of the best cheap Android tablets to buy right now. We’ll update this list throughout 2018.