Android is now a popular platform for Smartphones and tablets devices. According to the Google officials, everyday approximately 550,000 Android OS devices are getting activated. Popularity of this mobile OS platform is very much because of the open source release. So many vendors came into market with their Android devices whether it is tablet or Smartphones and that’s why the competition is really high. Premium, feature rich phones like Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus phones are having latest Android version but they are priced at around $600 which is really high. Even the tablets like Galaxy Tab is priced around $500. If you are looking for cheap tablets running on Android OS, then here is the list of cheap android tablets. Some of them are having 3G options apart from Wi-Fi as well.
The list below is having Android tablets priced below $100. Yes, that’s true. Now close your mouth and read further to know about the exact price, features of these cheap android tablets.
List of Cheap Android Tablets in Market
1. 7 Inch ePad
This is a cheap Android tablet with cost-effective but good hardware configuration and features. ePad is an Android 2.2 tablet with 256MB of RAM, 800 MHz processor, 720p HD video playback, 2GB of internal storage extendable up to 32GB, 7 inch 800 x 480px display, Wi-Fi and 3G support. Flash 10.1 support is also available in this tablet PC.
Price – $83.90 link
Note: You get keyboard case and a stylus pen with purchase as well.
2. Heat – 7 Inch Android tablet
Another Android 2.2 tablet with 800 MHz processor and 256MB DDR2 RAM is here. It is also having Wi-Fi and 3G support as well as 1.3 MP camera. 2GB of internal storage is also provided with this tablet.
Price – $75.00 link
3. Pandigital Novel
7 inch TFT touch panel Android tablet with 800 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, 1GB internal storage and Android 2.0 preinstalled. This is no doubt having less attractive configuration but the price is all that we can settle for.
Price – $84.95
4. Yoshima with Android 1.6
A slow tablet with 300 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, Android 1.6 with 7 inch display panel is available at cheap price. Here is what it will cost you on shopping portals.
Price – $85.00
Yes, there is no doubt that one should look for other options in this list rather than this old pal.
5. Coby Kyros
Here is another big player at cheap price. This is a 7 inch Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet with 4GB internal storage extendable up to 32 GB with microSD.
Price – $88.39 link
6. E-Fun Next2
7 inch Android tablet with 600MHz ARM processor, 128 MB SD RAM, 800 x 480px display resolution, 2GB internal storage. This nextbook is especially designed for the purpose of eBook reader. You will get around 25 preloaded books with this device.
Price – $89.99
7. Eken Android Tablet with 3G
8. Maylong M250 7 inch Android Tablet
Android 2.2 (Froyo) tablet with Wi-Fi capability at a price less than $100. With a 7 inch display panel and internal storage of 4GB, this device is having almost everything that you need to run latest version of Internet. Of course, at this price, you should not compare this device with premium tablets like Galaxy Tab or iPad but you will get what you pay.
Price – $97.00
9. XO Vision eGlide 2 Android 2.2 7 inch Tablet
With 1GHz dual core processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo), 4GB internal memory, 512MB RAM, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, 720p HD video playback and 7 inch display panel make this Android device one of the favorite in this list. You can use this device for internet browsing, play music/video, read e-books, view photos etc.
Price – $99.00
10. 8 inch Android 2.2
Bigger display panel i.e. 8 inch display with resolution of 800 x 600px and Android 2.2 running on 600MHz processor, 256 MB RAM makes this tablet another option to purchase a cheap one.
Price – $99.45
11. Rockchip Generic 7 inch tablet with Android 2.1
With 8GB internal storage, this is the Android tablet with maximum storage in this list. Rest of the configuration is normal like Android 2.1 running on 600 MHz processor, 128MB RAM, 7 inch display panel with 800 x 480 px resolution, 2 USB ports, 802.11 b/g wi-fi network.
Price – $68.33
Here in this article, we listed cheap android tablets with price tag under $100. There is no doubt that these devices are really cheap and then you should not expect the performance like iPad and Galaxy Tab or Motorola XOOM from these devices too. I would suggest you to take your requirement and if it is not for heavy usage, then you can go for these or you can gift the best out of this list to your kids on birthday or as a Christmas gift. Kid can learn about Android on these devices and even can try few apps as well. I would also suggest you to opt the tablet with Android 2.1 or later only as that will have support for most of the apps.
Out of this list, if you are thinking of buying a cheap android tablet then consider the tablet with processor speed of 800 MHz, at least 256MB RAM, Android 2.1 or later, 4GB internal storage, Wi-Fi. Rest of the configuration is fine. In that case, I would recommend to buy Heat, Coby or ePad from this list.
Share your thoughts about these cheap Android tablets available in the market.