The Best Android Tablets Under $200
The best thing about competition is that it always helps bring the price down. While the verdict is still out on Apple vs. Android tablets, you don’t have to go bankrupt to own a high-performance tablet.
Here are the top Android tablets under $200.
1. Kindle Fire HDX 7-Inch
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 7″ tablet takes Android to a whole new level with the introduction of Fire OS. For well under $200 you get the 7″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi, Optional 4G LTE Wireless, and a choice of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB storage.
The 1920×1200 HDX display is awesome for lifelike images that are delivered in high pixel density (323 PPI) and go well beyond your traditional HD.
The speed is very very fast. The 2.2 GHz quad-core processor offers hiccup-less performance for gaming and video with 2GB of RAM.
The design looks cool and the tablet is very comfortable on your hands. The power and volume button placement on this Kindle Fire HDX is behind the device which allows it to hide away from front view.
The tablet is sturdy enough to survive minor drops but I highly recommend getting a case (Kindle Fire HDX case) for it.
Last but not the least, you get the “Mayday” button: an exclusive, on-device tech support that lets you connect for free to an Amazon expert 24×7, 365 days a year.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
You will notice right off the bat that Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is super light and easy to use.
It’s fast enough to meet your gaming and video needs and comes with plenty of memory/storage (16 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory and 64GB of memory available through a microSD slot).
A couple of my friends have both the iPad and the iPad Mini, but when I tried both of them myself, nothing compares to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
Its large screen allows for comfortable reading.
The Galaxy Tab 4 has a built-in IR blaster, which allows you to use the tablet as a universal remote control.
It lets you take photos and video chat with friends and family members seamlessly with a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.
If you have kids in the house, you can create a separate profile for your kids and switch to Kids Mode. As a parent, you can track the time their kids spend and even set preferences to manage which features your children can access.
3. Nexus 7 from Google
Nexus 7 from Google is another compelling contender in the tablet market and offers uncompromising performance.
It’s equipped with 16GB USB storage, 1.5 GHz quad-core speed, 2GB RAM, and 9-hours of active-use battery life.
Google has come out with Nexus 9, which offers a much better performance, but at a higher price of $400. If you want to stay $200, Nexus 7 will serve you well.