A tablet is a great device for work and play. We’d argue that as such, they’re no less than indispensable for gadget lovers today. In gaming, video viewing, and other crucial activities, the relatively larger screens tablets feature remain their ultimate advantages over most smartphones nowadays.
The tablet market is a mature one and a whole slew of options exists, running different operating systems and all up and down the price spectrum. Today we’ll take a look at some of the best Android tablets in the Philippines that are available at reasonable prices—more specifically, tablets under 15k in the Philippines. Let’s dive in!
Samsung Galaxy Tab A
We start with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A, which, Samsung claims, “excels at the basics and adds a lot more”. This is a nicely-styled and premium-feeling tablet that runs Android Pie and is slim and light (just 347 grams) and features an 8-inch 1280×800-pixel WXGA TFT display that’s decently clear and bright and should be able to serve you well whatever you need it to do. The Tab A’s quad-core 2.0GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM aren’t pro-level, but they’re more than adequate, and its inbuilt 32GB of storage can be added to via an SD card slot. Samsung Kids Home and Parental Control features render it great for kids, and a 5100mAh battery and an 8MP main/rear and 2MP front camera round out the Tab A’s feature set.
Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD
Up next we have the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD, which is somewhat more upscale than the Tab A and is kitted out to match. Powered by a MediaTek Helio P22T processor with an integrated GPU and 4GB of RAM, the M10 FHD also features a large display (10.3 inches, an FHD unit with 1920×1200 pixels) which will be a boon to workers or media junkies and 64GB of expandable onboard storage standard. Also sweetening the pot are the inclusion of Dolby Atmos sound enhancement technology and a 5000mAh battery. The M10 FHD runs Android Pie and also comes with a free Lenovo Smart Charging Station that also doubles as a stand to make work or play all the more convenient.
Huawei MediaPad T5
The MediaPad T5 sits between our first two featured tablets in terms of size—at 10.1 inches, its full HD 1080p screen is slightly smaller than that of the M10 FHD, but appreciably larger than the 8-inch screen of the Tab A. The T5’s octa-core processor runs up to 2.36GHz, but the tablet’s 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage may hold it back a tad. The T5 does have dual speakers, though, to make your media experience more enjoyable, and it runs on Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 which is based on Android 8.0. Other core special features include an eye comfort mode to reduce eyestrain-causing blue light, a Children’s Corner with special apps for kids as well as parental controls, a 5MP main and 2MP selfie camera set, and a 5100mAh battery.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite
Another of Huawei’s tablets is the M3 Lite, and this one appears to be a little more upscale than its T5 stablemate, featuring as it does a quad-speaker set that’s been certified by no less than Harman Kardon Audio, subtly curved styling, and availability in gold, white and space gray. The M3 Lite is also more of a better performer than the T5, possessing half again as much RAM (3GB) and twice the storage (32GB) as well as an octa-core Qualcomm processor. The M3 Lite’s display is quite a bit smaller, though, at 8 inches (it’s a 1920×1200 IPS affair, so no concerns about the quality), and it comes with EMUI 5.1 (which is based on Android 7.0).
ASUS Fonepad 7
Last but not the least we have the ASUS Fonepad 7. The smallest of the tablets we’re checking out today, the Fonepad 7 is further distinguished by the fact that it comes with built-in smartphone functions thanks to its dual SIM card slots (3G only, though). The Fonepad 7’s screen is a 7-inch WXGA IPS affair, and it’s powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM. The Fonepad 7 runs Android 4.3, which might make it seem a mite outdated, and only comes with 8GB of onboard storage and a 1.2MP selfie and 5MP main camera, but special features such as SonicMaster audio enhancement and free online storage of up to 16GB for a year on ASUS Web storage Space sweeten the offer somewhat. The Fonepad 7 can be had in your choice of white or gray.