13 Best Tablets Under £300!

Are you looking for the best tablet under £300? Our pick is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite! It’s light and compact and has a 10.4 inch display with superb AKG sound!

If an Android operating system is not for you however, then read on. Below you’ll find a list of the best tablets under £300, from a range of different brands and operating systems!

The Best Tablet Under £300

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1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Wi-Fi - Oxford Grey (UK Version)
  • More freedom in your hands: write, sketch, annotate. The new S Pen puts a world of possibilities at your fingertips

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  • 10.4 inch display
  • S pen for sketching and writing memos and notes
  • Samsung Note converts your writing into text
  • 2 speakers which provide an incredibly clear, authentic sound
  • Daily Board display shows diary, local weather and music
  • Choose between Wi-Fi or 4G
  • Seamlessly syncs with your Galaxy smartphone
  • Has a Dark Mode to reduce eye strain
  • Weight: 465g
  • Operating System: Android 9 Pie
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Battery Life: 15 hours

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is an excellent lightweight budget tablet. It is perfect for families as it has a family entertainment hub on a large 10.4″ screen with superb sound! You can download the Netflix app, or other apps suitable for kids.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 can be play music through your speakers as well as easily share your best videos and photos.

The brilliant S Pen allows you to doodle sketches or write up a to do list! The best thing is it save all your handwritten notes to your Notes app and can even convert your handwriting to text!


2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 32 GB Wi-Fi Android Tablet - Dark Grey (UK Version)
  • 10.4 Inch WUXGA+ display: Lose yourself in the latest blockbuster and put the finishing touches on your work project

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  • 10.4 inch display
  • Surround sound from quad speakers
  • The fast processor and powerful RAM makes this tablet excellent for gaming
  • Has a Dark Mode to reduce eye strain
  • Camera which produces vivid, bright, clear photographs
  • Easily connect and share each family member’s photos, reminders, notes and calendar events
  • Seamlessly syncs with your Galaxy smartphone
  • Samsung Kids brings a safe and fun space for kids to learn and play
  • Weight: 476g
  • Operating System: Android 10
  • Memory: 32GB
  • A huge 7,040mAh (typical) battery powers you through the day

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is excellent if you are looking for a tablet for gaming. Thanks to the fast processor games load quickly and run smoothly.

With 10.4 inch display and rich audo, this tablet is also excellent for watching films on Netflix or YouTubes.

This is one of the best budget tablets to take travelling since its super light and sits evenly on any surface. It also has a great battery life that lasts all day.


3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

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  • 10.5 inch display
  • Surround sound from quad speakers
  • Fast Charging enables you to fully charge in just 3.5 hours
  • Samsung’s Kids Mode provides the perfect digital playground for children
  • Daily Board display shows useful information like the time and weather
  • Create a separate account for up to eight extra users who can each have their own settings
  • Bixby Vision looks up information in real-time so you can shop for an item you see in a store window, identify landmarks and businesses on the spot, and even translate foreign language signs and menus!
  • Weight: 529g
  • Operating System: Android
  • Memory: 32GB of storage and up to 400GB of expandable memory
  • Battery Life: 15 hours

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5. is a great option for families. It has a multi-user mode so each member of the family can experience their own tablet! Create a separate account for up to eight users who can all choose their own unique preferences.

The Kids Mode creates an educational playground for kids, with the Galaxy Apps for Kids and LEGO pages.


4. Apple iPad 9.7″ 32GB

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2017 Apple iPad (9.7-inch, WiFi, 32GB) - Grey (Renewed)
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  • 9.7 inch display
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Multi-Touch screen
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Weight: 437g
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Syncs with Apple iPhone
  • Operating system: iOS

If you’re looking for an Apple iPad for under £300, the Apple iPad 9.7 WiFi is a great option.  It comes with an amazing collection of apps including maps, calendar, and Siri.

The Apple iPad 9.7 has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus as well as video recording allowing you to re-live holidays and special occasions at a later date.

The iPad has excellent security thanks to Touch ID. Touch ID allows you to use your fingerprint as your password so you can unlock your device easily and securely.


5. Apple iPad Air 2 64GB

2014 Apple iPad Air 2 (9.7-inch, WiFi, 64GB) - Space Grey (Renewed)
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  • 9.7 inch display
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Weight: 435g
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Syncs with Apple iPhone
  • Operating system: iOS

The Apple iPad Air 2 has greater storage capacity than the Apple iPad 9.7″, and it also slightly lighter. Since the iPad Air 2 was created before the iPad 9.7″ it has a slightly older operating system and is slightly slower.

All iPad Air 2 devices are powered by a three core 1.5 GHz Apple A8X processors, and have2 GB of RAM.


6. Apple iPad 5th Generation 128GB

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  • 9.7 inch display
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Weight: 467g
  • Memory: 128GB
  • Syncs with Apple iPhone
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Embedded M9 coprocessor
  • Multi-Touch screen
  • Supports Apple pencil

The Apple iPad 5th Generation has a 64-bit A9 chip which means all apps run quickly and smoothly. Apple has a number of rich learning apps or games.

Front and back cameras allow you to shoot detailed images and edit them directly on the iPad.

All apple devices will sync with each other meaning you can start an email on your iPhone and finish it on iPad. You can even use AirDrop to share files instantly between devices.


7. Apple iPad Mini 4 64gb

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  • 7.9 inch display
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Weight: 304g
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Syncs with Apple iPhone
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • M8 motion coprocessor
  • Multi-Touch screen

The iPad mini has everything you love about the iPad but in a ridiculously light, seriously thin design. It’s brilliant to carry with you in your handbag or when travelling.

Despite the iPad mini being small, it is powerful enough to handle even the most demanding apps. Whether you’re editing a video, or browsing photos your experience will be smooth and seamless.

The iPad mini 4 connects to fast Wi-Fi and mobile networks, so you can browse the web on the go!


8. Lenovo Smart Tab M10

Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus 10.3 Inch FHD Tablet with Alexa Smart Dock - (Octa-Core 2.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC android Pie) - Platinum Grey
  • A new tab generation: The Tab M10 Plus offers a premium design, equipped for your family’s needs with dedicated user profiles, parental controls and a Kids Mode for your peace of mind

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  • 10.3 inch display
  • Weight: 460g
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Operating system: Android 9 Pie

The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 has one of the largest screens of any tablet along with dual speakers, making it perfect for watching films or playing games. It has lightning fast Wifi so you can seamlessly stream your favourite shows.

This tablet has advanced facial-recognition technology meaning it recognises your face and automatically logs you in!

There is a great Kid’s Mode which is packed full of fun, child-safe content! You can control what your kids can see and it can even alert you if one of them is not sitting up properly!


9. Lenovo Smart Tab P10

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 10 Inch (10.1”) FHD Tablet with Alexa Smart Dock – (Octa-core 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, Android Pie) – Aurora Black
  • Tablet and smart speaker dock: The Lenovo SmartTab P10 is a 10.1 Inch Android tablet that becomes a Smart Screen with Amazon Alexa

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  • 10.1 inch display
  • Weight: 440g
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Operating system: Android

The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is more expensive than the M10 but it’s a much better tablet and still under £300. The larger battery alone may be worth the extra cost. It provides a much better performance than the M10 so is a better option if you plan to use it often.

The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 has all the same features as the M10 but also comes with a fingerprint sensor.


10. Lenovo Yoga Tablet

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  • 10.1 inch display
  • Weight: 570g
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Operating system: Android 9 Pie

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet is thinner than the P10 Tablet making it easier to carry around in your handbag however it is also heavier.

This tablet is designed for media consumption, and that’s where it excels. It has good speakers and a solid screen.

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet is good for video streaming and browsing the web, however this isn’t a great tablet for gaming which needs a faster load time.


11. Huawei MatePad 10.4 Inch

HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Inch 2K FullView Tablet - Kirin 810, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, 7250 mAh, Quad-speaker, EMUI 10.1 (Based Android 10.0), Wi-Fi, Grey
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  • 10.4 inch display
  • eBook mode
  • 4 microphones with noise reduction
  • 4 speakers
  • FollowCam enabled so you can always be in the centre of the frame during video calls
  • Pencil so you can write and draw
  • Syncs with HUAWEI phone so you can drag and drop files between devices
  • One battery charge can last up to 12 hours
  • Operating system: Android
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Front and rear cameras

The HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Inch 2K FullView Tablet as a quad speaker which gives impressive sound. It also has a large screen meaning this is a great tablet for watching films.

It has an eBook mode which adjusts the contrast and brightness to make it more comfortable for your eyes when reading. It also gives you suggestions on your sitting posture and viewing distance to prevent discomfort.


12. Linx 12X64 – 12.5-inch Tablet

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  • 12.5 inch display
  • Operating system: Windows 10
  •  Can be docked into the official Linx 1010 keyboard dock
  • A full size USB ports
  • Office mobile apps included (Excel, Power Point and One Note)
  • Memory: 64GB
  • Battery Life: 7 hours 
  • Operating system: Windows 10

The Linx 12×64 has all the features of the latest Windows Operating System in a tablet form. It comes with office apps such as Word, Excel and Power Point already included.

One very useful feature of this tablet is that it contains a full sized USB port, so you can connect a mouse or USB stick. It also has a keyboard dock to transform your tablet into a useful two-in-one.


13. Windows 10 Tablet 

10" Windows 10 FWIN232 PRO S2 Fusion5 Ultra Slim Windows Tablet PC- (6GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 2MP Cameras, Full HD Windows 10 Professional Tablet PC)
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  • 10.1 inch display
  • Memory: 128GB
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
  • Fast charging technology
  • Dual speakers
  • Front and rear cameras
  • USB port
  • Full charge within 70 minutes

This tablet has excellent memory capacity with 128GB. You can remotely login to your desktop computer via your tablet. It also has an optional keyboard dock.


Should I buy an iPad or Android tablet?

When choosing a tablet there are four different operating systems to choose from: iOS (Apple), Android, Windows and Fire OS (Amazon). Each have different strengths.

iOS is Apple’s operating system and is only available on iPads. If you have an Apple iPhone, you’ll be able to use the Apple iPad easily and it will sync with your phone. The iPad is generally simple and straightforward to use, even if you have never used an Apple device before.

Apple creates lots of apps specifically designed for iPad which gives Apple an advantage over other operating systems.

Android is a more popular tablet than Apple’s iPad and comes in a range of different models and price ranges. All Android tablets operate the same way and they are easy to customise. If you have an Android phone it will also sync with your device.

The main disadvantage of an Android tablet compared with an iPad is there are far fewer apps specifically designed for a tablet. This makes it feel like you are just using a large smartphone.

What should I look for when buying a tablet?

There are 8 factors you should consider when buying a tablet:

1. Screen size
Tablet screen sizes range from 7-11 inches. Smaller, palm-sized tablets around 7-9 inches in size, are good for accessing social networks and reading eBooks. If you are looking for a tablet to watch films, play games, edit videos or photos, or work on documents, then you should look for a larger screen size of 9-11 inches.

2. Screen resolution
If you intend to use your tablet for watching movies or editing photos, you should look for a screen resolution of at least 200 pixels per inch. The number of pixels per inch indicates how sharp photos, videos and games appear on your screen. The higher the number, the more detail you’ll see.

3. Storage
The amount of storage you will need depends on how many films, photos and documents you want to store on your device.
Check to see if the tablet has a memory card slot, which will allow you to double or even triple your storage capacity if you need to. You can also add storage by using cloud storage services like iCloud on an iPad.

4. Processor and RAM
The more RAM available, the smoother apps will perform when there are a number open at once, so ideally aim for the highest RAM possible.
When looking at the processor. Single-core processors are only useful for web browsing, writing emails and accessing basic apps. If you need to run more high end apps for photo and video editing or playing games then look for dual-core or quad-core processors.

5. Two in ones and convertibles
Some tablets come with a keyboard so you can convert them into a mini laptop. These tablets are ideal if you want to use your tablet to type documents.

6. Connectivity, Wifi, Cellular, 3G and 4G
If you are only using your tablet at home and have access to Wifi then you may not need an tablet that includes 3G or 4G. If you are planning on carrying your tablet out with you then look for options that include 3G or 4G coverage so you can have internet access on the go.

7. Battery life
Most tablets have a battery life of at least 7 hours. If you intend to use your tablet frequently look for a battery life of around 9 or 10 hours.

8. Camera
The higher the megapixel count, the more detail you’ll be able to see in the photos and videos. While most tablets have a front facing camera for making video calls, check there is also a rear camera if you want to use your tablet to take photos.

What's the difference between a tablet and iPad?

A tablet is a portable device with a touch screen display, which is internet enabled.  They turn on quickly and provide instant access to the Internet and apps. An iPad is the name for Apple’s version of a tablet.

One difference between a tablet and iPad is that iPads cannot have multiple apps running at the same time. With tablets you can use one app whilst other apps are running in the background.

iPads are generally easier to use than tablets. iPads sync with all other Apple devices, and if you use social media iPads also have better Facebook and Twitter apps than tablets.

How much RAM do I need in a tablet?

Generally speaking the more you spend, the more RAM you’ll get. More RAM means better performances and range from about 1GB – 4GB. Some Windows based tablets can offer up to 16GB of RAM.

What is the life of a tablet?


Android tablets usually have a lifespan of 3 years whereas iPads usually have a lifespan of 6.5 years. Having said the average iPad user replaces their device after 4 years.

What is the longest lasting tablet?

The tablet with the longest battery life is the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 inch which has a battery life of 13.55 hours.

Do you have to have Internet service for a tablet?

As long as you can access a Wifi signal you can use your tablet to access the Internet. You can use a tablet without the Internet at all however. For example if you were on a flight and the tablet was in flight mode you could still use it to watch pre-downloaded films or games, or for drawing or writing.

What is the best GB for a tablet?

If you plan on using your tablet a lot then look for at least 4 GB RAM.

Is 1 GB RAM good for a tablet?

1 GB RAM is sufficient for using basic apps. Apps that depend on additional files however, such as games would require at least 4 GB RAM.

Should you turn off your tablet at night?

One of the key features of a tablet is that it instantly turns on from standby so if you turn it off you have to reload it again the next day. If you want to conserve power at night you could put the tablet into airplane mode instead.

Do tablets last longer than laptops?

Tablets have a longer battery life than laptops.

Should I buy a tablet or laptop?

Tablets have a better battery life and are easier to carry around however laptops have more features, keyboards and USB ports.

What can you do on a tablet without Internet?

You can watch pre-downloaded films on a tablet without the Internet. You can also use it to type or draw of play games on apps that have already been downloaded.

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