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Tablets are easily one of the most widely used consumer devices after a smartphone, and while there are many high-end tablets that could even potentially replace a laptop, there are many users who don’t want a model that offers a lot of performance at an expensive price tag. This is particularly for those who want to be a cheap tablet for their kids without spending a lot. Their only requirements are to use a device that features a large screen and can be carried around without worrying about the weight. If you are looking for an affordable model, then we have lined up some of the best cheap tablets in the UAE.
There is no doubt that 7-inch tablets were one of the most widely preferred screen sizes in the past that had sold very well for many brands. However, there are few companies now that make tablets in this screen size. The Lenovo Tab 3 710i comes with a very modest 600 x 1024 screen resolution and the screen panel used here is an IPS display that features good viewing angles. The device comes with a modest MediaTek quad-core processor and supported with 1GB RAM. Normally, while this kind of configuration is very low, the tablet is more suited to use for younger children as parents will be able to keep them occupied during the holidays without spending much. The front camera of the tablet consist of VGA sensor and the rear camera features a 2MP shooter. The tablets weigh only 300g and the built-in battery features a capacity of 3450 mAh. Another unique feature of the tablet is that its splash-proof with IP52 rating, which is one more reason why the tablet is even suited for kids. There is also a multi-user mode feature that allows you to personalize each profile and a special kids mode with safe web browsing lock for the children.
If you're looking for a better alternative then try out the Huawei MediaPad T2, one of the cheapest tablets around with decent performance. The screen is based on IPS panel that offers good viewing angles and better color accuracy, however, the resolution is 600 x 1024. While the display is 7-inch in size, the tablet weighs only 278g. The tablet is also powered by a modest quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz and 1GB RAM that is enough if you just want to give this for your kid. The internal storage of this tablet is 8GB. The device runs on Android 6.0 and is based on Huawei's own EMUI 4.0 skin user interface. The tablet also packs a 4100 mAh battery that's capable of giving about 7.9 hours of web browsing usage or 11.9 hours of video playback. Both the cameras on the front and back side of the tablet is 2MP for your video calls or random clicks. This is quite a good tablet if you want a balance between cheap price and decent specifications. The tablet we present here is silver in color and has support for 4G connectivity.
Alcatel may not be known much for high-end models but their budget line-up is sure to attract shoppers, thanks to its cheap budget pricing and specifications. Here, in this case, the Alcatel Pixi 3 10 comes with a 10.1-inch display with IPS panel for the best viewing experience and with 800 x 1280 as the screen resolution. The tablet packs a 5MP camera on its rear for snapping good pictures and a 2MP selfie camera that's also good for video calls. The performance of the tablet is based on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, and while the specifications aren't much for prosumers, it's more than enough for the average user who just wants to browse the web or watch movies. It's also the perfect tablet to hand over to kids to watch content during the holidays. The tablet runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. The wireless capability of the tablet includes Bluetooth 4.1. The device features 8GB of internal storage with the flexibility to expand it up to 64GB via a MicroSD card. The built-in battery comes with a capacity of 4060 mAh.
If you're in the hunt for a slightly better specification than the one above, then take a look at the Lenovo TAB 3 7 Plus. The model that we speak of features a slightly larger battery that's rated to be 3500 mAh in capacity. Unlike the model mentioned above, this tablet comes with 2GB RAM for a better lag-free operating experience. You also get 16GB of internal storage that's quite sufficient for modest users who don't store much on a tablet. The screen features an IPS panel that ensures better viewing angles and colors. The tablet also comes with Dolby Atmos speakers for a cinematic sound effect. You can also set specialized user profiles for different users, including the children mode that enabled restricted access to certain websites and content they should not be checking out. Interestingly, there is also a gesture control face recognition feature that allows users to open and launch different apps with different gestures. There is also the face unlock feature that uses your face as the password for the tablet to unlock the device. The camera on the rear comes with a 5MP shooter and the front snapper comes with a 2MP image sensor for your video calls. There is also support for Dual SIM and 4G LTE connectivity.
The craze of 9.7-inch tablets started since the launch of the Apple iPads and thanks to its special screen ratio, this kind of configurations are more preferred for reading and browsing. Many Android tablet manufacturers followed the same principle. However, Samsung made some much closer and that’s the Galaxy Tab E with a 9.6-inch display. It’s small and weighs only 490g. With extreme budget in mind, the screen has a modest resolution of 1280 x 800. While the device may have launched with the old KitKat update, recent firmware releases are based on Android 7.0 Nougat update for some regions. The quad core processor is decent enough for some modest work, along with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The front camera that can be used for your video calls is 2MP with an aperture of F2.4 and the rear camera is 5MP with F2.2 aperture. Users will be able to record a modest 720 videos at 30fps. There is a large 5000 mAh battery on the base model, however, there are variants with a larger 7300 mAh battery. The tablet also features 3G functionality for online connectivity on the go via its MicroSIM slot. There is also a dedicated microSD card slot for expanded storage.
This is by far one of your favorite recommendations for cheap tablets. The distinctive feature of Lenovo Yoga tablets is that they come with a stand that lets users keep the tablet in a standing position to watch movies or other programs and kind of resembles the way the Microsoft Surface tablets work. The Yoga Tab 3 in this case, features an 8-inch screen with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. The weight of the tablet is 472g. The device is powered by a quad-core processor and supported with 8GB RAM onboard that's enough for moderate multitasking. The in-built memory here is 16GB and the color of the tablet is black. The kickstand not only allows users to keep the tablet in a standing position, but also hold it like a book, tilt it while standing or rest it on the table surface, or also hang the tablet on the wall. This kind of positioning of the tablets helps better if you are watching movies, or while you work out or scroll through different recipes while you cook. The tablet also features dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio experience. The battery comes with a capacity of 6200 mAh.
If you’re looking for a large-sized tablet with respectable performance and screen resolution, then consider the Samsung Galaxy E SM-T561. While it may have released a bit back, the tablet is still worthy to be mentioned among the cheapest tablets. The display is PLS LCD panel with 10-inch of screen estate and features a resolution of 1200 x 1920. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS and the tablet is powered by the Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor that’s capable of handling most of the general multitasking needs of the average user. And aiding the processor is 2GB RAM with 16GB of internal storage. If you wish to have more, you will be able to insert a microSD card for storage expansion. The primary camera module on the rear side consists of an 8MP image sensor with f1.9 as its aperture that should help a bit in low-light shots. The maximum video resolution that can be recorded is 1080p videos at 30fps. The front camera for selfies and video calls is supported with a 2MP image sensor. There is a 3.5mm audio jack so users will be able to use their headphones to watch movies or hear the music. The battery that comes with the tablet features a capacity of 7300 mAh.