Top Budget Tablet Choices for Bargain Hunters

Hello, if you are in a budget, here are my lists or top choices of tablets or ultrabooks that might interest you. The lists here are not in particular order.

I know there is a massive sale going on, so here are my top or most recommended tablets and Ultrabooks of November 5.

Why get the Teclast Master T10? Well, for the budget, you get an overall very solid tablet. First of all, the screen is amazing, a 10.1 inch IPS Fully Laminated 2560 x 1600 pixel screen. Also the OS is clean, fast, slick and no bloatwares. You will also be surprise with the gaming performance, considering the Mid-tier CPU underneath, it has no problems running top tier Android games in the market.

In addition, it has one of the best Front Facing Camera on a tablet that I have tested and perfect for conference calls or taking photos and videos. Probably, the only comment I can give about this tablet is the lack of USB Type C Support and the weird placement of the fingerprint scanner.

Full information below

  • Amazing 10.1 inch IPS JDI OGS 2560 x 1600 pixel screen, meaning it is fully laminated
  • Performance is decent as well as above average gaming performance (Mediatek MT8176 and PowerVR GX6250)
  • Clean system, no bloatwares, UI is also well organized (Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • Stable system with no issues with performance
  • Premium build (Oleophobic Coating)
  • Tested with 64 GB Kingston class 10 microSD
  • Surpringly very reliable rear Fingerprint ID
  • Accurate and fast GPS Performance
  • Impressive 13 mp Front Camera, probably one of the best on a tablet (Samsung Sensor)
  • Fast and Stable Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Above Average Loudspeaker performance
  • 8 hours and 3 minutes Battery Life (8100mAh) according to PCMark 2.0
  • Comes with Fast Charger (5V 1.5A)

Cons:

  • No USB Type C
  • Subpar Rear Camera Performance
  • No Charger included in the box (make sure the charger is available on your package)

Availability? Teclast Master T10 retails at $199 (price until Nov 9)Read Full Review

 

The Teclast Master T8 is basically a smaller version of the Teclast Master T10, but it does come with several changes or improvements. Teclast even advertised it as “Born to Game”, with reiteration of it being a mobile gaming device. And from the looks of it, it surely is.

It is has a smaller screen at 8.4 inches but the same high quality Fully Laminated 2560 x 1600 pixel screen. Also it now comes with USB Type C and the Fingerprint Scanner is now on the home button (combo Front Touch ID).

Full Highlights below:

  • Very similar specs to the Teclast Master T10
  • 8.4 inch IPS JDI OGS 2560 x 1600 pixels (Fully Laminated)
  • USB Type C (Quick Charging Support)
  • 5400mAh Battery (5V 2.5A Fast Charger) – PE 2.0 Quick Charge
  • Front Touch ID (Home Button and Fingerprint Combo)
  • Powered by Mediatek MT8176 Hexa Core and PowerVR GX6250
  • 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB eMMC Storage
  • Supports Expansion up to 256 GB microSD
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (similar to the Teclast Master T10)
  • 13 mp Samsung Front Facing Camera with f/2.0 Aperture
  • Dual Band WiFi 2.4/5GHz
  • Oleophobic Coating Anti-Fingerprint

Availability? Teclast Master T8 at $179 (promo price until Nov 13) Read more

 

The Chuwi Hi12 is the predecessor to the Chuwi Hi13. And I still consider one of the best Dual OS Tablet available. It isn’t as powerful compared to the newer Hi13 and doesn’t come with a 3K screen, but it does offer Dual OS Support and a gorgeous 2K Retina Screen. This tablet, is still one of my all time recommended list. It also supports HiPen Stylus (256 Pressure Sensitivity), and comes with Standard USB Slots out of the box.

The tablet also offers much better battery life compared to the newer Hi13.

Highlights of the Chuwi Hi12:

  • Gorgeous 12 inch IPS 2160 x 1440 pixels screen
  • Active Stylus Support (HiPen H2, 256 Pressure)
  • Android platform offers the best performance
  • Dual OS Support out of the box
  • Powered by Intel Atom Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 Quad Core
  • Wireless N only
  • Standard USB 3.0 Slots
  • All aluminum build
  • 11000mAh battery (much better battery compared to the Chuwi Hi13) – about 8 hours on casual use

Some Cons:

  • Only good for light tasks, not for video editing
  • No Dual OS Support

Availability? Chuwi Hi12 Z8350 at $229 (promo price until Nov 7) – Read more

 

FNF iFive Mini 4s is an older ultra budget tablet, and perfect for those who are on a tight budget. Since the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 has been discontinued, this is perhaps the best alternative. The tablet is purely android but does come with Retina Screen similar to the iPad Mini.  It is also not a very fast tablet, but enough to run even top tier games with minor hiccups and slow downs.

Full Highlights:

  • Gorgeous 7.9 inch IPS Fully Laminated 2048 x 1536 pixels screen (Accurate touch and feedback)
  • Powered by RK3288 Quad Core Chipset (good for light to moderately heavy games)
  • Same screen with iPad Mini 2/3 (Retina Display), 4:3 Screen Ratio
  • Dual Sided Glass (Front and Rear)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual Band WiFi Support, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4800mAh battery
  • Dual Sided Glass Design and metal frame (Fingerprint Magnet)

Cons:

  • Average Speakers
  • No USB Type C Support
  • No GPS
  • No Quick Charging Support (2.5-3 hours charging time)
  • Need to be updated because of bugs especially with the WiFi

Availability? FNF ifive Mini 4S at $89 Use Coupon Code: GBTPC08 Read more

 

The Chuwi Hi8 Pro is also an older Ultra Budget tablet that offers Dual OS Support and surprisingly good performance for the price. It has been rebooted to offer the new Z8350 chip. It comes with a decent screen and USB Type C. So, for users who want dual Boot on their system, this is the tablet that doesn’t break the bank.

Full Highlights:

  • Rebooted to Intel Atom Cherry Trail Z8350
  • USB Type C Port
  • 2 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Storage (expandable via MicroSD)
  • 8.0 inch IPS 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Wireless N Support
  • Good Battery life (4000mAh)

Cons:

  • No Dual Band WiFi Support

Availability? Chuwi Hi8 Pro Z8350 at $99 (promo price until Nov 7)Read more

 

The Teclast X80 Pro is is very similar to the Chuwi Hi8 Pro, but cheaper. The screen isn’t the best in terms of quality, but it does offer Dual Boot or Dual OS support. Anyway, some of the trade offs is the lack of USB Type C and a slightly smaller battery.

Full Highlights:

  • Rebooted to Intel Atom Cherry Trail Z8350
  • 2 GB RAM and 32 GB eMMC Storage (expandable via MicroSD)
  • 8.0 inch IPS 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • 3800mAh Battery
  • MicroUSB 2.0

Cons:

  • No Dual Band WiFi
  • No USB Type C

Availability? Teclast X80 Pro at $79 (promo price until Nov 7)Read more

 

 

The Lenovo P8 is a mid-end Tablet that comes with decent specs and build quality. It does have a Smartphone chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625), which offers a bit more performance as well as gaming.

Highlights of the Lenovo P8:

  • Powered by an mid-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4 GB RAM and 16 GB eMMC Storage
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box (can be upgraded)
  • 8.0 inch IPS 1920 x 1200 pixels screen
  • Dual Band WiFi Support (2.4/5GHz)
  • 4250mAh Battery

Availability? Lenovo P8 at $129 (promo price until Nov 9) Read more

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