Best Tablets Under 150 (USD) – Top 5 List
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Best Tablets Under $150 Dollars – Top 5 List

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Recently, I have made a post about the best and cheapest tablets online, but if you have additional bucks in your budget, you can find more tablets with better specs than my previous post. So today, I’ve made a list of the best tablets under $150.

These tablets have larger displays, higher display quality, better speakers, higher camera resolutions, or longer battery life than most of the tablets under the lower price category.

When looking for a  tablet, always consider the key features such as storage, display size, pixel density, processing power, battery life, and weight. So now let’s take a look at the Top 5 tablets under $150.

 

#1 – Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013) (16 GB)


Best Tablets Under 150 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: July 2013
Display: 7.0 inches (1200 x 1920 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon S4Pro, Quad-core 1500 MHz, 2GB RAM
Battery: 3950 mAh
LTE/3G: No
See Full Technical Specifications

 

This tablet has the best display quality on the list. At a pixel density of 323 ppi, the sharpness of the displays is very close to the display of iPad mini 4 (released last September 2015) which is at 326ppi.

You will certainly enjoy a better reading, browsing, gaming, and watching experience. The display is also made of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.

When it comes to processing speed, it is also the best on the list. It has higher processing speed with twice the RAM of all the tablets in this price category. So apps and games will run very smoothly and the screen is more responsive.

Like the other tablets, the battery life can last up to 9 hours for multimedia use. It can record Full HD videos with its 5MP camera. If 16GB is good enough for you, that will be good because like the iPad, there is no storage expansion slot for microSD. But unlike the iPad, it can function as a mass storage device for easy transfer of files from and to your computer.

It weighs 299 g so it is as light as the iPad mini 4. This tablet may be expensive in the past, but it is a lot cheaper now and its specs are still even better than the latest tablets in this price category.

 

#2 – Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 (16 GB)


Best Tablets Under 150 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: June 2015
Display: 8.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP
Hardware: MT8735, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 4290 mAh
LTE/3G: Yes
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This tablet can use a 32GB microSD for additional storage on top of its 16GB internal storage.

So aside from using this tablet for reading, Facebook, and sending e-mails, you can store more files for playing more videos and music compared to the Nexus 7 (#1).

The HD display size is close to the iPad mini 1st gen (7.9 inches) but with a slightly higher resolution. At 189 ppi pixel density, it is lower than the Nexus 7 (#1), but it is 16% sharper than the 1st gen iPad mini.

The processing speed is close to the rest of the tablets on the list and it can run apps and games smoothly. In terms of battery life, according to Lenovo, it can run up to 8 hours of multimedia use. Like all the tablets on the list, it also has a 5MP rear camera, that is better than most tablets in the lower price category.

It weighs 360 g which is 5% heavier than the iPad mini 2 and 3 (LTE) so it is not too heavy considering its 8 inches display size. Unlike the Nexus 7 which comes only in black, you can select from pearl white, ebony, midnight blue, or neon pink color.

 

#3 – LG G Pad 8.0 (16 GB)


Best Tablets Under 150 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: July 2014
Display: 8.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 4200 mAh
LTE/3G: No
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This tablet can use a 64GB microSD for additional storage on top of its 16GB internal storage. So you can store twice the additional storage compared to Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 (#2).

The display size is larger by 1 inch than the tablets under $100. The display quality is the same as the Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 (#2). So the quality is also below the display quality Google Nexus 7 (#1) but it is also slightly better than the iPad mini 1st gen.

The processing speed is slightly lower than the Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 (#2), but it can still run apps and games smoothly. It also has the same battery life which can last up to 8 hours with multimedia use.

It can record Full HD videos with its 5MP rear camera which is better than the tablets under $100. It is slightly lighter than Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 (#2). It weighs only at 342 g so it is as light as the iPad mini 2 (LTE). You can also choose from various colors such as black, white, luminous orange, and luminous blue.

 

#4 – Amazon Fire HD 8 (8 GB)


Best Tablets Under 150 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: September 2015
Display: 8.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: Quad-core 1500 MHz, 1GB RAM
LTE/3G: No
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

One of the best features of this tablet is that it can use a microSD card up to 128GB. That is a lot of storage space for movies and music. On top of that, you can have an unlimited cloud storage for downloaded Amazon content.

The High Definition (HD) display quality is the same as the previous tablets (#2 and #3).

In terms of processing speed, it is faster and more responsive than the previous two tablets. It runs on customized and enhanced Android OS and you can access $20,000 worth of apps and games for FREE!

According to Amazon, it is 2x more durable than the iPad mini 4 (released last September 2015). You can record Full HD videos, capture pictures with te 5MP rear camera, and make video calls with its HD front camera.

The battery life can last up to 8 hours of multimedia use. It weighs only at 311 g so it is the lightest 8-inch tablet on the list. You can choose from black, magenta, tangerine, or blue color variant.

 

#5 – Asus Memo Pad HD7 (16GB)


Best Tablets Under 150 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: July 2013
Display: 7.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: MT8125, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 3900 mAh
LTE/3G: No
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This tablet has a slightly higher pixel density that the previous three tablets (#2, #3, & #4). So at the same display resolution, but 1 inch smaller display size, the graphics are slightly sharper.

It is as fast as LG G pad 8.0 (#3), so it can also run apps and games smoothly. It can also record Full HD videos and use a microSD card up to 32GB for additional storage.

According to ASUS, it can last up to 10 hours of multimedia use which is the same battery life as all the iPad mini versions. It weighs only 302 g, so it is as almost as light as Nexus 7 (#1). You may also choose from black, gray, white, pink, and green colors.

 

So that is the list of Top 5 tablets under this price category, and I hope I was able to help in your search for cheap tablets. 😃

 

What do you think of these tablets? I would love to hear from you. Just leave your comment in the comments section below. 😃

 

 

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