When the iPads are too expensive
Tablets under 300 euros are also good
06/23/2022, 1:10 p.m
Stiftung Warentest tests 18 current tablets. Samsung’s flagships draw level with the Apple iPad Pro duo in the upper class, but they are just as expensive. But many inexpensive devices are also good, some of which cost less than 300 euros.
Gone are the days when inexpensive tablets weren’t a pleasure to use. Of 18 new devices that Stiftung Warentest had in his labs, 14 are good, 6 of which cost less than 300 euros.
Big and expensive
With the large tablets with screen diagonals over 11.8 inches, this has Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G (256 GB) with an overall score of 1.7 with the iPad Pro drawn level. The device offers a very good display, great versatility and good endurance and handling. However, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is even 70 euros more expensive than Apple’s flagship with an average online price of 1400 euros.
That’s significantly cheaper Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, which is available for around 800 euros and received a quality rating of 1.9. It also has a very good screen, lasts even longer than the test winner and offers good handling. It was only rated as satisfactory for its versatility.
iPad Air in 2nd place
In the standard size up to 11.8 inches has the smaller one Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G also achieved the overall grade of 1.7 and is now on a par with the iPad Pro. The device, which costs 900 euros, is easier to handle than its big brother and lasts even longer. However, its display is “only” good.
The new Apple iPad Air Wifi + Cellular for 850 euros has a very good screen and is as versatile and easy to use as the test winner. Because its endurance is only satisfactory, it had to be satisfied with a quality rating of 1.9 and second place.
It got the same overall grade Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8, which costs around 635 euros. The tablet was consistently rated well and barely missed a 1 for the display.
Good tablets from 234 euros
The third-placed one is significantly cheaper Xiaomi Pad5, which is available for around 385 euros. His stamina is very good, his versatility satisfactory. In all other categories, the testers rated the tablet well and gave it a quality rating of 2.0.
This is the cheapest good tablet in this size class TCL 10 TabMax 4G with an average online price of 234 euros and an overall grade of 2.2. Its display is good, its mileage is very good. Warentest rated handling and versatility as satisfactory.
Satisfactory 7-incher for around 100 euros
With the small tablets, the current remains Apple iPad mini Wifi + Cellular (Quality rating 1.9/720 euros) at the top, followed by Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 LTE (2.0/455 euros). The new LenovoTab M7 only received an overall grade of 2.7 because it is not particularly versatile. But for just 105 euros, it offers a good screen, is very durable and easy to handle.