The cheap Android tablets under 100 dollars may not be very high quality, but they are increasing in quality every year, and with new versions of Android such as Android 4.0, they should have good performance even with more inexpensive and lower performance chips.
If you’re on a tight budget, and don’t need a tablet for more than some casual browsing, checking e-mail, watching Youtube, and running some simple apps or games, then a cheap Android tablet might make sense. So let’s take a look at the top 5 Android tablets under $100 now.
D2 Pad 7
The D2 Pad 7 is a pretty highly rated 7″ tablet, with a 800×480 resolution (not great, but not too bad either for this size – considering the price), a single core 1.2 Ghz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi, 3,000 mAh battery, and 0.3 MP camera. The small size helps it keep it lightweight, as it only weights 320 grams, which makes it perfect for reading books on it. It only costs $89.99.
Ematic Genesis Prime 7
The Genesis Prime 7 seems to be another highly rated 7″ The tablet goes for only $79.99, which would probably make it the cheapest Android tablet with Android 4.0, but has some lower end specs. It comes with a 1.1 Ghz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 4.5 hours of battery life, and weighs only 270 grams, so it should be even easier to hold than the D2 Pad 7.
Tivax MiTraveler 7D-4A
If you need a large amount of storage, this one comes with 32 GB. It also has a 1.2 Ghz processor, 512 MB of RAM, Wi-fi b/g/n, 800×480 resolution, and comes with Android 4.0. It’s a good thing all of these tablets come with Android 4.0, because it’s the first version of Android that started to look on tablets. This tablet is a little more than $100 on a Amazon, but some vendors there are also selling it for $99.
Kocaso MID-M760 is another 7″ tablet with a 800×480 resolution, that comes with a 1.2 Ghz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512 MB of RAM, Wi-fi b/g/n. If you want a tablet that looks a lot like the Google Nexus 7, then this will be the one to get, for $100 less.
D2 Pad 9
The D2 Pad 9 is much like the D2 Pad 7, but as the name implies it’s 9″ in size, instead of 7″. If you like larger tablets, this is the cheap Android tablet for under 100 dollars to get. It comes with a 1 Ghz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and weighs 530 grams, which is not too bad for a 9″ tablet.
I recommend getting one of these cheap Android tablets only if don’t like spending a lot of money on gadgets, and if you’re no more than a casual Internet/app users. Otherwise, I would recommend something like the Google Nexus 7, which costs $200, which is a good compromise between quality/performance and price.