3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 – Best budget tablet
If your budget is under £200 and you’re happy with an Android tablet, your decision is very simple – buy the Galaxy Tab A9.
Samsung’s latest cheap tablet is extraordinary good value for money, combining strong performance with a solid 8.7-inch display, impressive quad speakers and even decent battery life. The One UI software isn’t quite as impressive as on Samsung’s phones, but it’s still one of the best versions on Android you’ll find on a tablet.
However, given it’s so cheap, it should come as no surprise that there are compromises. Scrolling often feels slow and looks blurry, while charging is only 15W and the cameras are very disappointing.
But you aren’t buying this tablet for its photographic abilities. And its the fundamentals of a great tablet where the Galaxy Tab A9 excels.
If you’re willing to pay a little bit more for a bigger screen, consider the 11-inch Galaxy Tab A9+ instead.