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The latest tablets are often a masterclass in the world of cutting-edge tech – from powerful processors and supersized screens to hardworking batteries and masses of storage. However, you don’t need to go over your budget to own a tablet that can hold its own against more expensive models.

Plenty of cheaper tablets often have similar features to flagship devices. If you’re thinking about getting a budget tablet, here’s a selection of devices we’d recommend.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

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Screen size: 8.7-inch
Weight: 371g
Processor: MediaTek MT8768T
Operating system: Android
Memory: 32GB
Battery: 5,100mAh

Galaxy Tab A7 Lite specs

With a stylish metal design for added durability and an 8.7-inch display with a slim bezel, the Tab A7 Lite is the perfect tablet for work, play and everything in between. This portable powerhouse weighs just 371g, so you’re free to keep on working, watching and connecting, all while on the move. Watch your favourite box sets on the high-definition display - a two-way speaker and Dolby Atmos high-quality stereo sound makes every film, game and video pop. The high-performance MediaTek MT8768T processor makes light work of multiple apps and means faster, more fluid interactions, and everything’s powered by a 5100mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Screen size: 10.4-inch
Weight: 477g
Processor: Octa-Core
Operating system: Android
Memory: 32GB
Battery: 7,040mAh

Galaxy Tab A7 specs

Get ready to master the art of multi-tasking on this hardworking, affordable tablet from Samsung which was built to impress. It’s just 7mm thick, but the Octa-core processor and powerful RAM pack a punch. Games load smoothly, browsing is fluid and more responsive, and apps load quickly. You can enjoy all your favourite entertainment on the 10.4-inch dynamic display with Dolby Atmos surround sound, and the 7,040mAh battery with 15W Fast Charging will power you through the day. Connect your family’s devices and share photos, reminders and calendar events, and use Google Duo to stay in touch with the people who matter. Plus, if your kids want to join in the fun, Samsung Kids is the perfect space for child-friendly learning, games and entertainment which you can monitor.

Alcatel 3T 10

Screen size: 10.1-inch
Weight: 440g
Processor: Quad-Core
Operating system: Android 10 (Android Q)
Memory: 2GB and 32GB, supports MicroSD card up to 128Gb
Battery: 5,500mAh

Alcatel 3T 10 specs

The Alcatel 3T 10 is a sleek, portable tablet built for helping you stay organised. Voice-controlled Google Assistant lets you multitask hands-free, make calls and ask Google questions - you can even pair it with smart home devices to adjust the lights, control the temperature and see who’s at the door. You can browse in comfort on the 10.1-inch HD display and make the most of your music - the 3T 10’s dual front speakers and double bass enhancement units accurately produce crisp, quality audio. The 5,500mAh battery with smart power management will keep you going all day, and you can even use reverse charging to charge your phone, or any other devices which need a boost.

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