Best Tablets Under $200

Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Ernest

Here’s a list of the best tablets under $200. I will keep the list up to date, update it regularly, and squeeze a tablet in or out depending on when it is on a discount or not.

There are multiple tablets available in this price range, with a variety of screen sizes and specs, so I will list the best tablets at the top and my least favorite tablets at the bottom, based on subjective opinion.

The most important factors that you should consider in this price range: are OS, display size, battery life, storage, and camera. These are budget tablets, and their usability is limited.

Best Overall Tablet Under $200
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
6.8/10 Our Score

This tablet is not going to be on the list for long, its original price was ~$300, but now it’s on discount for $199.

It’s the best budget tablet from Samsung. It’s a really great tablet, and I’m really happy to put it on this list because I know my readers are getting a stellar deal.

It has great durability and great design. It looks sleeker than the older version. It has improved battery life by up to 9 hours of video time, improved cameras, improved performance, and a better display.

It’s a great tablet for casual use. YouTube videos, movies, tv shows, music, emails, lightweight gaming, and ebooks. It has a 10.5-inch screen, which is great, especially if you like to watch movies.

Specifications

OSAndroid 11, One UI 3
Display10.5″ LCD (1200×1920) pixels
RAM3/4 GB
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
BatteryUp to 9 hours
Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
Price$199.99
ColorsGray, Silver, Pink Gold
Dimensions9.72 x 6.37 x 0.27 inches
Weight1.12 lb (508 g)
Pros
  • Good battery
  • Big screen (10.5-inches)
  • Good camera for video calls(considering price)
  • Great design(sleek, robust aluminum body)
  • Supports 15W charging
  • Has a MicroSD card slot
Cons
  • Speaker loses quality with volume
  • Slow charger in the box
With Stylus Support
2. Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (3rd Gen)
7/10 Our Score

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd gen was released in April 2022. The fact that it’s under the $200 price range is a bit of a surprise. It’s equipped with a 2K resolution display, and thin bezels make a great choice for anyone that likes to consume media on their tablet. Unlike any other budget tablet, it offers Stylus support. If you want to be a professional artist and make many with that, it won’t be enough, but if you want to take notes for class, or work…this device can handle that. It also has facial recognition, a headphone jack, and GPS.

It’s debatable whether Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 or Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is the best tablet under $200. For this price, I would say both devices are excellent choices.

Another thing I’ve to mention while testing the tablet is that it holds for 15:29h. Impressive. I’m sure if you adjust the brightness setting and other battery-saving settings, you can get it up even more.

Specifications

OSAndroid 12
Display10.6″ LCD 2K (2000×1200), IPS 400nits
RAM2/4 GB
CPUMediaTek Helios G80
BatteryUp to 16 hours
Storage64GB, 256GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 8 MP (front)
Price$189.99
ColorsGray
Dimensions9.89 x 6.25 x 0.29 inches
Weight1.03 lb (465g)
Pros
  • Great display
  • Stellar battery life
  • Stylus support
Cons
  • Poor charger
  • No LTE version
With Stylus Support
3. TCL TAB MAX 10.4
6.6/10 Our Score

TCL Tab Max 10.4, just like Lenovo Tab M10 Plus, has stylus support. I would describe this tablet as affordable and quality. Oddly enough. Usually, these two words don’t go together that often. It’s a great option for kids, professionals, students, home users, and for people that are looking for an entertainment device.

It’s a decent-performing tablet. It provides all the basic features such as note-taking, gaming, movies, tv-shows, social media, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, etc. Music, ebooks, e-learning, etc.

Specifications

OSAndroid 11
Display10.4″ (2000×1200)
RAM6 GB
CPUAdreno 610
BatteryUp to 9 hours
Storage256GB (Up to 512GB)
Camera13 MP (rear), 8 MP (front)
Price$174.99
ColorsGray
Dimensions9.76 x 6.21 x 0.30 inches
Weight1.89 lb
Pros
  • Stylus support
  • Battery life
  • Good display
Cons
  • Average camera
  • Speakers could be better
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
6.5/10 Our Score

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 was released in June 2021. It’s the older version of A8. It’s quite similar, just with an older processor and a bit lower specs.

It can basically do everything as A8, just a bit slower. It’s also cheaper than its predecessor. It also doesn’t have stylus support, but it will handle the basic tasks: video calls and chats with friends and family. Music, movies, tv shows, social media, emails, lightweight games for adults and kids, ebooks, etc.

Overall it’s still a good budget tablet that offers a lot for the price.

Specifications

OSAndroid 12
Display10.4″ (2000×1200)
RAM3/4GB
CPU‎Qualcomm SDM865 Plus
BatteryUp to 8 hours
Storage32GB / 64GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
Price$174.99
ColorsGray, Silver, Gold, Silver Gray
Dimensions9.75 x 6.20 x 0.28 inches
Weight1.04 lb
Pros
  • Good battery
  • Vibrant colors
  • Decent speakers
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Underwhelming performance
  • The camera could be better
  • Processor is outdated for heavier apps
2021 Model
3. Amazon Fire HD 10
5.7/10 Our Score

Amazon Fire HD 10 got an update in 2021, unlike Fire 7 and Fire HD 8. Even without an update, Fire HD 10 is at the top of Fire tablets due to its processor, larger screen, and RAM. The increased RAM helps with the speed, and it doesn’t feel laggy anymore.

Just like other Amazon tablets, the user interface is great, with all the amazon features, apps, multiple profiles, and parental controls.

It’s great for people that like to consume media on their tablets, read ebooks, listen to music, watch movies, talk to Alexa, etc.

Specifications

OSAmazon Fire OS
Display10.1″ Full HD (1920×1200)
RAM3 GB
CPUMediaTek Helios P60T
BatteryUp to 13 hours
Storage32GB / 64GB
Camera2 MP (rear), 2 MP (front)
Price$164.99
ColorsBlack, Olive, Denim, Lavender
Dimensions9.73 x 6.53 x 0.36 inches
Weight0.62 lb (282g)
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Improved RAM
  • Can be used as Alexa
  • Battery life
Cons
  • The camera could be better
  • Limited apps
  • No Google Play store
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5.6/10 Our Score

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. A popular budget tablet by Samsung. As far as value for money goes, this tab is a good option. For a bit more than $100 you will get a decent stacked device.

It’s good for lightweight gaming, reading, and for kids and basic tablet tasks: emails, music, movies, tv-shows, podcasts, etc.

It’s a good-looking tablet that can hold up to 10 hours of battery, is very lightweight, and is easy to carry around.

Specifications

OSAndroid 11
Display8.7″ Full HD (1340×800)
RAM3 GB
CPUMediatek MT8768T Helio P22T
BatteryUp to 19 hours
Storage32GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 2 MP (front)
Price$109-$154
ColorsGray, Silver
Dimensions10.9 x 8.0 x 1.5 inches
Weight1.37lbs
Pros
  • Good battery
  • Decent screen
  • Lightweight
  • 15W fast charging
Cons
  • Underwhelming performance
  • The camera could be better
  • Overheats using heavy apps
7. Nokia T20
5.6/10 Our Score

I bet some of you didn’t even know Nokia brand made tablets. They actually started doing that quite recently. Did they knock it out of the park with this one? Well, it’s a decent budget tablet, nothing extraordinary, but let’s get into details, and this is what you can expect from this device:

You can watch movies, tv shows, TikToks, and YouTube, listen to music, read ebooks, emails, and video calls over zoom or skype media consumption, play lightweight games, chat with friends and family, etc.

You won’t be able to do heavy stuff on this device like take notes with Stylus, draw, not at a professional level at least, you won’t be able to edit photos, do multitasking, or any other tasks that require high processing power.

Specifications

OSAndroid 11
Display10″ (2000×1200)
RAM4 GB
CPUUnisoc T610
BatteryUp to 7 hours
Storage64GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
Price$179.99
ColorsOcean Blue
Dimensions9.75 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches
Weight1.15lbs
Pros
  • Good display (large as well)
  • Affordable
  • Good for kids
  • Headphone jack
Cons
  • Average camera
  • Average performance
  • Slow charging
8. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4
5.6/10 Our Score

Overall, it’s a good tablet, but I wasn’t sure whether to include this tablet or not. I included it because it fits the criteria, it’s under $200, it’s decent, it can handle the basic budget tablet stuff, just like any other on the list, and perhaps a little slower, but the main reason why I didn’t want to include Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 on the list was that it’s old and outdated already.

It was released in 2020, and it cost $149.99. There are some differences between these Samsung budget tablets, and the main one why you would want to go after this one is the smaller screen. I don’t see any other reason. It’s 8.4-inches big or small, but it has the same functions as other Samsung tablets on the list, and it doesn’t have Stylus support.

I personally recommend any other Samsung tablet from the list or, as a matter of fact, any other tablet from the list, but it fits the criteria of the article, so I will leave it to hear.

Specifications

OSAndroid 11
Display8.4″ Full HD (1920×1200)
RAM3 GB
CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz
BatteryUp to 13 hours
Storage32GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
Price$149.99
ColorsMocha
Dimensions7.94 x 4.9 x 0.27 inches
Weight0.71lbs
Pros
  • Sturdy design
  • Long battery life
  • Multi-user support
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Average storage
  • Average performance
Used
9. HP Chromebook x2 11 (Renewed)
7.3/10 Our Score

I usually don’t add renewed devices to my lists, but this is such a good option for people that are searching for tablets under $200. It’s a Chrome OS device that has great performance, stylus support, a keyboard, a great display, fast processing, and the list goes on. Right now, it’s $189.99, and a new model costs $400+. This is what north Americans call it – a steal.

Specifications

OSChrome OS
Display11-inch (2160×1440)
RAM8GB
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 7c
BatteryUp to 11 hours
StorageUp to 128GB
Camera8 MP (rear), 5 MP (front)
Price$189.99
ColorsNatural Silver Aluminum & Night Teal
Dimensions19.06 x 12.8 x 3.23 inches
Weight4lbs
Pros
  • Battery life
  • Large display
  • Keyboard support
  • Stylus support
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Fast charging
Cons
  • Lackluster processor
  • Limited to Chrome OS
  • Quite heavy & thick

Final Verdict – Which Is The Best Tablet Under $200?

Overall, I believe Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 right now is the best tablet under $200, and right next to it is Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd gen with Stylus support. I also like the HP Chromebook x2 11, which I added in 9th position only due to the fact that it;’s a renewed model, not a new one, but if it is a new model and it would be under $200, it would be in the #1 position not only on my list but on every blogger’s list.

I hope you got some insight from me, I was as honest as possible, and that’s my list of best tablets under $200.

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