Android tablets have recently become quite affordable, all thanks to the competition in this market. So if you want to buy an Android tablet under $200, then it’s possible and we have now got variety of choices. These tablets are quite powerful and are great to watch movies, listen to music, play games, surf the web and do much more.
As of now, Google’s Android OS is considered to be the best alternative to iOS. This open-source Android OS means every manufacturer can try their hands on making Android based device and that’s the reason why we can find many variety of Android tablets in the market.
Best Cheap Android Tablets Under $200
If you want to buy a tablet at an affordable price point then Apple’s iPad is out of question because its pricey compared to Android tablets. Even the iPad 2 16GB model costs $400 and therefore users may be searching for something cheaper and more affordable. Let’s take a look at 3 best tablets under $200.
1. Google Nexus 7
This tablet is a quad-core powerhouse and certainly the best that money can buy under $200 budget. It is manufactured by Asus as per Google’s specifications.
The Nexus 7 is packed with Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 7-inch screen with 1280×800 resolution, 1GB RAM and 8GB and 16GB internal storage. The tablet is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which makes it the first device to run this latest Android OS.
All these features make the Nexus 7 a powerful device and the best part is that it costs only $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model.
Read more: Nexus 7 Video Review
2. Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s latest offering in the tablet segment. Kindle has much evolved from being just an e-reader to fully fledged tablet. The new Kindle Fire HD is fully capable for surfing the web, playing games, watching video and listening to music.
Kindle Fire HD comes with 7-inch screen with 1280×800 resolution, TI OMAP Dual-Core 4470 processor, 1GB RAM, HDMI out, Amazon App Store and 11 hours battery life.
This tablet is priced similar to the Nexus 7, but the storage offered is more than the Nexus 7. The $199 model offers 16GB of storage and $249 offers 32GB of storage.
3. Lenovo Ideapad A1
Lenovo Ideapad A1 tablet may not be as powerful as the Nexus 7, but it too falls under the $200 budget.
It comes with 1GHz processor, 16GB storage capacity, dual camera, WiFi, Micro SD, 7-inch screen with 1024×600 resolution and Android 2.3 operating system. It would have added more value if would come with at least Android 4.0 ICS but unfortunately, it did not.
Read more: Kindle Fire HD vs. Nexus 7
Of all these three Android tablets, the most power packed tablet is the Asus manufactured Nexus 7. This tablet has also received very good reviews at various technology blogs. It has quad-core processor, beefy GPU and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which means this device packs a punch. It’s a solid performer but if you want more storage space, then Kindle Fire HD is what you can consider as it offers 16GB space instead of the 8GB space offered by Nexus 7.