Top 10 Affordable Tablets in the Philippines. _CompAsia Philippines

Are you looking for the best affordable tablets in the Philippines? If yes, then this article is definitely for you. You can browse our list of cheap tablets that range from entry-level to mid-range, so you can find one that suits your needs and budget. Compare them, pick the best deal across the different brands and make your purchase. Let's get started!

 

Huawei MatePad T10 

Huawei MatePad T10 is suitable for everyday use, such as watching videos or reading ebooks, and even for handling basic productivity tasks. It’s powered by a 5100mAh battery—enough for a little less than a day's use. It also produces photos that are very basic in terms of quality but the camera is still passable for activities like video calls and simple document photos.

Source: huawei.com

However, don't expect Google Mobile Services and LTE connectivity from this budget tablet. The Huawei MatePad T10 may somewhat lack in terms of performance due to its limited RAM. It is also not ideal for gaming as processor-hungry games will cause the device to heat up and lag. Nonetheless, you can still expect a long battery life and expandable storage for up to 512GB.

Pros

Cons

  • Affordable price 
  • Decent build quality
  • Decent cameras
  • Long battery life
  • Dim display
  • 5-hour charging time
  • Weak performance

Price: PHP 7,990

Lenovo M10 Plus 3rd Gen

One of the top budget tablets available in the Philippines is the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus. It's intended for users who want a bigger screen for consuming content and perhaps to do a little bit of work on the side. 

Source: lenovo.com

The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus boasts a long battery life and the power to complete simple tasks like light document processing. It also has a brilliant display, premium design, and long battery life that makes this device a wonderful travel companion for when you want to watch an HD film on the go. 

Pros

Cons

  • Double smart display
  • Brilliant screen
  • Thin bezels
  • Includes a charging dock
  • Android OS is out of date

Price: Starts at PHP 10,995

 

Xiaomi Redmi Pad

The Xiaomi Redmi Pad has a good balance of powerful but cost-efficient components. It’s got a high-refresh-rate display at 90Hz, a fair chipset, useful cameras, and a large battery. The Xiaomi Redmi Pad shares a similar look with other mid-range tablets like the Realme Pad and the Oppo Pad Air. 

Source: mi.com

The Redmi Pad has got one of the best displays you can get for the money because of its 90Hz refresh rate compared to its 60Hz competitors. Its battery life is top of the class, and includes excellent speakers as well. Overall, the Redmi Pad is one of the best all-around packages if you're looking for a mid-range tablet.

Pros

Cons

  • High refresh rate display
  • Excellent overall performance
  • Premium look and feel
  • Long battery life
  • Loud and high-quality speakers
  • microSD slot
  • Basic multi-window functionality

Price: Starts at PHP 13,999.00

 

Oppo Pad Air

Source: oppo.com

The Oppo Pad Air has an excellent build quality. It performs mainly on par with the competition, it is lightweight, and has capable software that comes with advanced multitasking tools. Though the Oppo Pad Air isn't going to blow anyone's mind with its performance, it still offers excellent value and an excellent display for content consumption. It's an ideal pick for the everyday user.

Pros

Cons

  • Excellent build quality
  • Thin and lightweight design
  • USB OTG with reverse charging
  • microSD card slot
  • Display could be better
  • Poor battery life and charging speed compared to other tablets

Price: PHP 13,999.00

 

Huawei MatePad 10.4

When it comes to design, build quality, display, performance and battery life, the Huawei MatePad 10.4 is a superb all-around gadget.

Source: huawei.com

Although the older processor may not be as capable as some of Huawei’s latest tablets, it can still handle basic tasks like internet browsing, office software, and multitasking without a hitch. Moderate users would still be able to experience light gaming with sharp visual details on its amazing screen even if it isn't designed to be a gaming tablet.

Pros

Cons

  • Premium design 
  • Accurate color reproduction and passable brightness
  • Decent onboard 
  • microSD card slot
  • No Google Play
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack

Price: Starts at PHP 14,999.00

 

Realme Pad X

The Realme Pad X is quite a solid offering in the budget Android tablet space. It offers a good multimedia experience and has a reliable performance unit. Best of all, it has an affordable price tag and a premium build.

Source: realme.com

The display is bright and of high quality. Its battery life is also excellent, and its speaker quality is one of the best in class. In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 695 SoC helps the Pad X edge out the competition. It’s also useful to know that its software provides plenty of valuable features and customizations. 

Pros

Cons

  • Excellent IPS LCD panel
  • Premium look and feel
  • Excellent speaker system
  • Great battery life and fast 33W charging
  • microSD slot, USB OTG with reverse charging
  • Heavier than other tablets despite a similar size

Price: PHP 15,999

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4

The Galaxy Tab A7 is an excellent tablet for consuming content. It has slim bezels that gives it an air of premiumness. The Galaxy Tab A7 also lasts a whopping 13 hours and 13 minutes and has facial recognition to unlock the device.

Source: samsung.com

If you need a tablet that syncs neatly with your Galaxy smartphone, this is a great, affordable option. The Galaxy Tab A7 can directly receive SMS and notifications from your phone. But if you want a fast tablet with a bright screen, Samsung’s S series tablets may be a better option but at a price.

Pros

Cons

  • Incredible battery life
  • Facial ID
  • USB-C charging
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Fantastic Dolby Atmos speakers
  • Bright display
  • Experiences minor lag when playing heavy mobile games

Price: Starts at PHP 16, 990.00

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite offers a huge battery life of more than 12 hours. With a brilliant screen and immersive audio, it's perfect for users who need it for entertainment consumption. 

Source: samsung.com

Just like the Galaxy Tab A7, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a similar look to an iPad thanks to its slim bezels. It has the low-latency S-Pen as its default stylus, which you’re less likely to lose because it clips to the top of the tablet. Overall, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a fantastic alternative to those looking for a tablet that gives you the best features from the S Series, while trimming out the unnecessary bits to maximize its affordability.

Pros

Cons

  • Thin bezels
  • Extended battery life
  • Vibrant display
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Tablet optimization is still required for some Android apps

Price: Starts at PHP 18,999

 

Apple iPad 9th Gen 

The iPad 9th Gen is the predecessor of the newly-released iPad 10. Though it’s one of the cheaper iPad options, it still has a lot of power thanks to Apple's A13 Bionic chip. The battery life is also dependable, along with a more-than-satisfactory display.

Source: apple.com

The compatible products for the iPad 9th Gen include the Smart Keyboard Folio and the first-gen Apple Pencil. These accessories may be more straightforward to pair with the iPad than other alternatives from third parties. Overall, the 9th generation iPad is an affordable entry point into the Apple ecosystem. Looking for more savings? You could always check the compasia.com.ph, but be fast as tablets often sell out very quickly. 

Pros

Cons

  • Great processor
  • Lots of storage
  • Bright screen
  • Speedy performance
  • Good battery life
  • Face ID not available
  • Outdated style with large bezels

Price: Starts at PHP 21,990

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 

With a huge battery and low-latency S-Pen, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE provides a flexible tablet and desktop interface on a high-res screen. Its 12.4-inch high-resolution screen is as big as the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, but despite qualifying as an S Series tablet, it has a disappointing 60Hz refresh rate. 

Source: samsung.com

Fortunately, the device is not at all sluggish and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE includes a low-latency S-Pen stylus. This makes it one of the most affordable tablets with stylus related capabilities. 

Pros

Cons

  • High-quality aluminum unibody
  • S-Pen support
  • Dual speakers with powerful, deep sound
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Optional 5G connectivity
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Pricey

Price: Starts at PHP 29,990

Final Thoughts

Although there is no clear winner here, a few tablets stand out for their overall performance at a relatively low price. The Huawei MatePad T10 is excellent if you want a tablet below PHP 8,000. But if you want a tablet with a more reliable performance, the Apple iPad 9th Gen and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE are recommended at higher price ranges. 

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