5 of the best budget Android tablets

Google's operating system is available on a bunch of cheap slates – and here are the best

Xtex My Tablet


Ice Cream Sandwich for under one hundred pounds. Worried it’ll be too budget to handle the OS? Fear not: with a 1.5GHz processor, 1GB RAM and a 16GB storage you can expand to 48GB, specs aren’t a problem. Of course the 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution screen, 2MP front-facing camera and Wi-Fi only connectivity aren’t amazing, but for £95 it’s hard to complain.

Andy Pad Pro


A 1024 x 600 resolution 7-inch display is pretty impressive on a budget tablet. Sure, it’s running Android 2.3 and has the odd graphical glitch, but with 16GB storage, HDMI out, and a slim, lightweight design, it’ll handle most tasks you throw at it – as we found in our Andy Pad Pro review.



The 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet was the world’s first slate to rock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It came packing 4GB storage (expandable to 32GB), a 1GHz MIPS processor and a free copy of Gameloft’s Spider-Man to test its limits. A bargain at £65 and ideal for testing out our 10 best Android tablet apps.

Coby Mid7042


It’s hard to see the difference between a premium tablet and the 7-inch Coby Mid7042. Even under the surface it’s powerful, with a single Coretex-A8 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, microSD expansion and even an HDMI out port. The 800 x 480 7-inch display isn’t amazing but it’s worthy of the £115 price.

Prestigio Multi 9.7


A 9.7-inch ICS tablet for under £200 isn’t impossible thanks to the Prestigio Multi 9.7. The fingerprint-resistant grippy rubber back is something you’d expect to see on a higher end tablet. Plus it's packing a 1GHz ARM A8 processor and 1GB RAM. Keep your eyes peeled for a May launch.

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