A 10-inch tablet is considered ideal for work, entertainment or studying remotely.
Its easy to carry around and it easier to handle especially if it’s easy on the pocket.
Hence in this post we have shortlisted the best budget 10-inch tablets.
From tabs for learners, to tabs for designers, tabs for researchers to tabs for medical students you name it and we have it.
Similarly, the foundation of the tab i.e. the Operating System it works on is the essence of the whole tablet and rather a niche on its own.
To make your lives easier by shortening down to a list of best tabs that have a display size of 10 inch and are Android based mostly.
6 Best Budget Tablets with 10-Inch Screen
1 – Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Known to be the most powerful tab in the android category, the Galaxy Tab S6 is compact and ultra slim that performs like a powerful laptop. Thanks to the 10.5 inches Super AMOLED display you get to enjoy a great picture quality than most 10-inch tabs. The Snapdragon Qualcomm processor ensures you switch from one app to another without any interruptions. You get a choice between a 6 GB RAM with a 128 GB ROM or an 8 GB RAM with a 256 GB ROM, depending upon your usage you can choose wisely. Coming in three great colors, Mountain Grey, Cloud Blue and Rose Blush there is one for everyone.
With continuous browsing, you can get up to 15 hours of battery life which is great for any kind of use. And the S-Pen that comes along comes in handy with taking notes, sketching, drawing or using it as a remote to play and pause your videos. The pen magnetically attaches to the back of the tab for charging and easy storage.
Finally, the wide 13 MP and ultra-wide 5 MP dual camera ensures you are all set to record and capture for work, fun or adventure. And the front 8 MP camera only means your zoom meetings are not clearer than ever before.
- Fantastic Battery Life
- S Pen comes included
- Beautiful Display
- No headphone jack
- The 2 in 1 that’s your all in 1; Instantly transform your Android tablet into a PC desktop experience when you attach the keyboard with built in trackpad
- Power to multitask; Thanks to the speed of the fast mobile processor, rapidly switch between apps and tasks or immerse yourself in graphic intensive games; Plus, get PC caliber internal RAM
- All new S Pen included; Now the included S Pen lets you pause and skip at the press of the button; Plus, you can still mark up papers, sign docs and take notes; The S Pen even attaches magnetically for easy storage and charging
- Light on weight; Heavy on entertainment; With a spectacular edge to edge Super AMOLED display, superior graphics and quad speakers tuned by AKG, get drawn into immersive games all on a 2 in 1 that only weighs about a pound.Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
- More hours of power; With up to 15 hours1on a full charge, you can create and edit all day, plus enjoy continuous browsing and streaming; Then quickly recharge the Fast Charging battery
2 – Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
This sleek metal beauty comes in three different colors for you to choose from. It is lightweight and compact; just right to slide into your purse without a hassle. It’s an entertainment ready slate with its 10.4 inches vivid and crystal-clear display that lets you get immersed into your binge watching. And the dual speakers with the AKG supply and Dolby Atmos surround sound makes sure your screen times worth it. You can stream all you want for 13 straight hours on a single charge. Yes, that’s how good the battery is. And thanks to the USB-C fast charging, you can quickly recharge and connect to continue your Netflix marathons.
The same compact beauty is work ready with its S-Pen included, you can take notes, draw, sketch be it at a meeting or while attending a class. You can make it your study/work buddy with its built-in 64/128 GB memory and 4 GB RAM. The storage can be expanded by 1TB with a micro SD card. The S-Pen charges it self automatically by hooking to the tab magnetically.
- S – Pen included
- Great battery life
- Dolby Atmos Sound
- Display could be better
- S PEN INCLUDED: The included S Pen makes it easier than ever to write notes and personalize photos and videos, all without needing to charge. The S Pen attaches magnetically right to your tablet and is always ready to go.
- SLIM METAL DESIGN: Take this sleek, lightweight tablet anywhere. Its slim design slips right into your bag and comes in your choice of stylish colors.
- ENTERTAINMENT READY: A vivid, crystal clear display draws you into content while dual speakers with sound by AKG supply spacious Dolby Atmos surround sound. With discovery powered by Spotify, setting a personal soundtrack to your waking moments has never been easier.
- LONG-LASTING BATTERY: A long-lasting battery lets you stream for up to 12 hours¹ on a single charge. The fast-charging USB-C port allows you to quickly get back to where you left off when you need to recharge.
- ONE UI CONNECTIVITY: Sync up multiple devices and double down on your todos with Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Use it as a hotspot and create share-ready content all at once.
3 – Lenovo Tab M10 Plus
In a budget price, you can get a premium looking android tablet that is slim with a metal back cover giving all kinds of premium feels. With its 10.3 inches FHD display with TDDI you can be sure to like your videos a little more. The screen permits wide angle viewing as well. And not only that, you can work without interruptions with its 2.3 GHz Octa- Core processor.
If you want the very best in all aspects, be sure to know that this tab comes with Dolby Atmos speakers on each side delivering immersive sound at its best. And the most useful of all, the kid’s mode allows for parental control and specialized eye protection while the kids churn kid appropriate content in the kids mode.
With 8 MP rear and 5 MP front camera you are good to record or go live for meetings. All in all, the M10 Plus is a holistic tab for all kinds of users.
- Budget friendly
- Dolby Atmos Sound
- Elegant design
- Cannot use multiple apps together
- Premium look and feel with metal back cover and slim, narrow bezels. Enjoy your favorite videos on the 10.3" FHD display with TDDI technology
- Fast and powerful Octa-Core processor with up to 2.3 GHz main frequency for quick performance
- Never miss a moment with 8 MP rear plus 5 MP front cameras, dual microphones, and 2 side speakers tuned with Dopoundsy Atmos
- Kid's mode includes dedicated content for kids, with parent control and specialized eye protection. Bumpy environment and posture alerts also available
- Stay connected with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Dual Band, and Bluetooth 5.0
4 – Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1”
With the minimal bezel you get bigger view of the 10.1 screen. And with the full HD display and immersive sound thanks to Dolby Atmos Surround sound you get cinematic level of entertainment on the go. You get to enjoy your shows, work on your presentations for 10 straight hours thanks to the powerful 6150 mAh battery. The internal memory is decent ranging from 32 GB/ 64 GB/ 128 GB and can be extended with a microSD up to 512 GB.
Another great thing about this compact tab is that it comes preloaded with thousands of educational apps, stories and games for your kids in the kid’s mode.
- Good battery
- Great sound thanks to Dolby Atmos
- Processing powers aren’t that great
- Minimal bezel; Maximum view; Watch, stream and browse on a 10.1 inch Full HD corner to corner Display; The lightweight premium metal design goes anywhere you go
- Big sound for big entertainment. The perfect complement to a wide, immersive picture, Dolby Atmos Surround sound fills the room with cinematic clarity.
- Binge worthy Battery; Browse, watch Or shop for up to ten hours on a full charge
- Room for everything; Never delete songs, photos or videos, thanks to ample built in memory; Plus expand your storage up to 512GB anytime With a Micro SD card
- Operating System Android 9.0 Pie, Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G-plus-5GHz, VHT80, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
5 – Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Light as a feather, ideal for people on the go. The tab is so slim and light that you won’t ever find it a hassle to carry it around. The sleek slim metal body is not only portable but also looks good in your hands. Thanks to the 10.5-inch super AMOLED display the colors are bright and pictures are clear and captivating. You get to enjoy content in true to life colors with vivid details. The dual Dolby Atmos speakers are a cherry on top for a complete cinematic feel as you binge through your shows.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 4 GB/ GB RAM and 64 GB/128 GB storage means you get a powerful CPU that enables productivity and lets you run multiple applications together without any hinderances.
The Android Pie is the latest versions of the Android OS and it gives a user-friendly interface that makes you enjoy your tablet experience. You get to work straight for 15 hours thanks to the fantastic battery life and the fast charging enables your to quickly resume usage after recharging. You can choose from silver, black or gold as per your wish and let it add some more charisma to your personality.
- Fantastic battery life
- Charismatic design
- Powerful CPU
- Immersive sound with Dolby Atmos speakers
- Slightly pricey
- Display: Get drawn in to the 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with an immersive 16:10 ratio widescreen. Shows and movies come to life in true-to-life color and crisp, clear details
- Storage: With 64GB storage you can store all your songs, selfies, movies and more. Pop in a microSD card to expand your storage up to an additional 512GB
- Fast Charging: Get up to 14.5 hours of video on a full charge and power up quickly with fast charging
- Voice Assistant: With the new Bixby Voice Assistant at your command, you can search, control playlists and more with just your voice even from across the room, thanks to a far field mic
- Simple. Smart. Secure: Only you can unlock your tablet, thanks to facial and fingerprint recognition. Keep your accounts private plus, make payments and check your bank app without worry
6 – Dragon Touch Notepad K10
If you are on a tight budget, then the Dragon Touch K10 is your 10-inch android friend to help you work and keep you entertained. With a 1280*800 IPS display, the screen is bright and clear letting you thoroughly enjoy what you watch.
It has petite body that is metal based and comes with dual speakers that deliver great sound. If you are night owl who binge watches shows or works late, this tab automatically switches to the Eye-Care Mode that enables eye protecting by adjusting the backlit at night time.
32 GB storage is decent enough for your daily tasks and watching movies, reading e-books etc. The memory can be expanded up to 128 GB using a micro SD card. It comes with a 5000 mAh battery and Smart Power-Saving technology that lets you watch movies and play games for over 10 hours.
- Great budget buy
- Good Sound
- Great customer service
- Camera could be better
- [Strong and Powerful Performance]: Do what you like to do, Dragon Touch NotePad K10 Tablet features a powerful and strong 64-bit quad-core processor up to 1.3GHz with 2GB RAM, thus delivering quicker app launches, much smoother gameplay experience.
- [Native and Latest Android OS]: The Dragon Touch NotePad K10 Tablet has been certified from GMS and features with the latest Android version-Android 9.0 Pie. Getting rid of unexpected ads and having full access to Google Play, it’s smarter, faster and better close to you.
- [Better Display Wonderful Contents]: With a wide and stunning 800*1280 IPS display, which presents a bright display with more abundant colors and more delicate picture quality from all angles. To be more humane, NotePad K10 Tablet features Eye-Care mode, which automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight. It makes you read comfortably at night.
- [Ultimate Entertainment Experience]: The Dragon Touch NotePad K10 Tablet comes with dual speakers, providing a robust audio experience for your favorite music, videos, and games. Besides, Dual-Wi-Fi mode provides two choices for network-2.4GHz & 5GHz. With high-speed network connections, you can feel free to browse, video chat, play games, watch movies or TV series, and so on.
- [Sturdy Design, Large Storage]: The Dragon Touch NotePad K10 Tablet has a simple but also not simple design. The fashion, line-clear and slim metal body look more like artwork. Even so, it still has built-in 32GB storage and supports up to 128G micro SD card to expand the storage. You can download and keep your favorite books, songs, photos, movies, games and everything you like in this slim metal android tablet.
Coming back to the point where its already hard to decide what kind of tab to pick, its harder to choose from the list of best tabs. For their respective reasons each is our favorite on its own.
But let us summarize it for you, if you are low on cash and do not wish to spend more than $200 than the Dragon Touch Notepad K10 is the one for you because its got everything you need in a decent android tab to enable you to play, watch and work. Of course, if your work requires multiple apps that require heavy processing like video editing etc. than this isn’t your cup of tea.
If budget is not the deciding factor here, and you are more of a judging a book by its cover person, than the Samsung Galaxy S5e is the one for you. Sleek beauty in charismatic colors, featherlight and capable of performing as fast a horse, the Samsung Galaxy S5e will become your favorite soon.
Another one of our personal favorites is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 that comes with an S-Pen included. Its ideal for people who need a tab to work or study so you can conveniently take notes, draw or sketch as you work. Plus, its battery life is superb in case you are a workaholic and the display is beautiful just to look at. Believe us when we say, you will fall in love with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.
Sohaib Hasan is the head creative writer of Gajotres.Net, a website dedicated to providing reviews of innovative products and services changing the world.
Sohaib has been writing on computer hardware, software, and more. He loves technology and believes it’s only right that we always keep up with all its latest advancements to stay one step ahead in our everyday lives.