There was a time when we would be more than happy to get a suspense novel on our birthday. But a decade and innumerable technological advancements hence, kids wouldn’t settle for anything less than the latest gadget babies plying the market sphere. And in case you are confused about what to gift your sister on her upcoming birthday then we have got it all sorted for you. Our today’s article on ten best tablets under 300 dollars is meant especially for those who wish to reap the benefits of optimum functionality without letting their wallets bleed. A budget of 300 dollars can help you get your hands on a decent tablet having minimum 1 to 2 GB of RAM, 16 to 32 GB internal storage, 7 to 10-inch display, good camera quality, fast processor and unbridled connectivity in the form of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. We have given a short description of each product by highlighting their main features so that it becomes easier for you to make the call. Apart from the design and software aspects which surely deserve utmost importance we have also conducted a thorough check up of generic customer reviews so that you derive complete benefit out of every single penny spent.
In case you are wary about getting the latest technical specifications in your 300$ model then be rest assured that massive improvements in the technological paradigm has made even the most distant possibilities seem like a beautiful reality. Such tablets can keep you entertained on the go while making it a cakewalk to drift through your daily requirements. The daily upgrades happening in the spectrum of hardware and software are easily compatible with the functioning of these devices.
Our Top Picks for Best Tablets under $300 of 2017
1. ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 , Z580CA
The latest Android soldier from Asus’s battleship mimics the iPad mini with its faux-leather trim and brushed metallic back. Powered by 2.3GHz processor with 4GB RAM, 64-bit Intel Atom Moorefield Z3580 and 64GB of onboard storage the ZenPad makes sure that you can indulge in web surfing, video playback and hardcore gaming without having to experience those painfully long performance lags. Its PixelMaster camera makes sure that you can capture all those precious moments which life has in store through high-resolution photos having zero shutter delay. You can bring out the hidden photographer within yourself with its pixel-merging technology which aids in accentuating the image brightness by 400% even when you are functioning in a low light scenario. The USB Type-C Connector can be used both ways for super-fast data transfer. This becomes particularly helpful in dim-lit surroundings when you have to overcome the dauting task of properly plugging in the connector cable. The ZenMotion technology aids in launching applications by gestural shortcuts. The stunning 2K display covers 178 degree wide viewing with bang on colour reproduction. The ASUS Splendid Technology helps to easily adjust the brightness, image colour, contrast and sharpness to tailor made levels for unlock the optimum viewing experience.
2. ASUS ZenPad 3S 10, Z500M Tablet
The elegantly designed Z500M Tablet made of premium quality aluminium brings along the beautiful admixture of sleekness and strength. Its magnificent 9.7-inch 2K IPS display powered by VisualMaster technology, supports wide angle viewing of up to 178 degrees without missing its mark on the fine detailing part. The stunning display gets beautifully complimented by a super thin bezel measuring just 0.21 inch. Such an engineering brilliance imparts a 78% screen-to-body ratio to the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 which is the perfect base for curving out a visual extravaganza. ASUS VisualMaster technology helps with fine tuning of hardware and software enhancements to optimize display quality and bring along realistic viewing experience. ASUS Tru2Life technology delivers optimum contrast which makes the images spring to life. Its SonicMaster 3.0 technology helps the Z500M Tablet surpass its peers in terms of technological strides with enhanced quality, effect and volume. Immersive listening gets paved by its dual five-magnet speakers driven by NXP Smart AMP. With the solid backing of 4GB RAM, a super-fast hexa-core processor, and IMG GX6250 graphics, the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 h can break all barriers while its 5900mAh battery helps the system maintain its juice for long hours. Its 8MP PixelMaster camera reveals the true beauty of pictures powered by the innovative pixel-merging technology.
3. Apple iPad MP2F2LL/A
Since its debut in 2010, the Apple iPad range has slowly evolved into the most “it” gadget of the millennium. The 2017 model beautifully balances out top-notch performance inside a premium metallic unibody design having elegantly chamfered edges. Rather than stunning with its specialisations on pen and paper the Apple warrior takes out its peers with much sass in the real world through superbly operating applications and games. Powered by A9 third-generation chip with 64-bit architecture, the 2017 Apple offering can handle multitasking like a pro. Whether it is video editing or hardcore gaming or running powerful applications, the iPad can suffice it all and much more without breaking any sweat. Its 2Gb of RAM makes it easy to toggle between running applications without encountering any system downtime. Its 9.7 inch screen featuring Retina display technology helps with those long and strenuous hours in front of the machine without implicating any harm on your eyes. Dual speakers located at the system base hits all the right chords to produce music which surely won’t give your ears any reason to complain. Its onboard storage of 32GB seems to be the only defect with the otherwise exceptional tablet but given the below 300 dollars price rage, this is the best that money could offer.
4. Huawei MediaPad BTV-W09
Huawei had always been in news for building too-good-to-be-true hardware and its MediaPad M3 stands true to its brand image with its aluminium and glass exterior with radiates a classy aura from every single edge. Structurally engineered with a slightly curved back and flat sides, the M3 is easy to grip. Its side bezels are super-slim whereas the top and bottom ones are thick enough to house a fingerprint sensor and a 8 MP front facing camera. The fingerprint sensor doubles up as a multipurpose home key thus enhancing the tablet’s security especially while fostering online transactions. Its 8.4-inch IPS display supporting maximum screen resolution of 2560×1600 paves the way for sharp picture quality which is perfect for watching graphic-rich contents and playing high end games. The tablet display comes with an eye comfort mode that filters out the harmful blue light. The Huawei model creates an auditory sound stage by delivering a theatre like experience which is sure to mesmerise all audiophiles out there. Sound engineering honchos AKG and Harman Kardon join hands with Huawei to bring along a complete joyride with its immersive audio-visual experience. Powered by 4GB RAM and HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor, the MediaPad can handle everything from 3D gaming to daily mobile tablet tasks in a hassle free manner.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Samsung never fails to bring something new to the table with every single product upgradation and new product launch. Its latest Galaxy Tab A also stays true to this innovation brigade with its wide basket of offering which has something for everyone starting from corporates like yourselves to your adolescent son back home. Samsung’s Smart Switch options brings along a new era of file transfer at lightning fast speed from your old device to the new Samsung tablet. Struck with a boring official Skype call with the latest cricket match running on ESPN? Well with the multitasking window of the Galaxy Tab, you can manage it all beautifully by opening both side by side. Its Quick Connect feature aids in screen mirroring across a Samsung smart TV of 2015 and later batches so that you get to take the final call even with your wife cribbing over watching the latest gossip show which unfortunately clashes with the soccer final. Its microSDTM card expands the system memory from 16GB to 200GB within an instant which is more than sufficient for storing a lifetime of memories. The vibrant 10.1 inch screen of the Samsung model can be your perfect entertainment hub with its life like and colour accurate graphics. Its Exynos 7870 chipset with 1.6GHz Octa-core processor boosts up the battery life to a solid thirteen hours irrespective of continuous Netflix streaming and gameplay.
6. Lenovo Tab 4 Plus
With more and more tablet manufacturing companies trying to benefit from the popularity of the Apple brand by tweaking a few things here and there without crossing the budget periphery, Lenovo Tab 4 Plus stands out with its individuality which has helped them create a dedicated user base for a long time now. Its add on kids package with features such as blue-light screen filter, shock-resistant bumper and fun 3M stickers is sure to keep those little bugs hooked onto the screen while you proceed with the household chores. Its jaw-dropping display spread across 10.1 inch brings out the brilliance in everything starting from intense gaming scenes to serene landscape pictures. The full HD screen featuring IPS LCD display supports maximum screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels which makes the screen light up like a visual masterpiece. The screen colour packs in a solid punch and the contrast also delights with its brilliance. The in-built finger print scanner can be used to bring back the system back from its sleep mode without typing in the system password. The tablet allows for using more than one user profiles each having their own space and social media account in the tablet.
7. Apple iPad mini 2 ME276LL/A
The iPad mini from the house of Apple brings along a revolutionary new design which gets full points in the functionality sphere without going overboard with the price tag. Rather than the boxy rectangular build of its predecessors, the iPad mini 2 features much thinner bezels paving the path for a much more streamlined look. Its featherlight structure makes it easy to grasp on tightly to the tablet’s aluminium casing. It is tough for naked eye to detect major changes in the ME276LL/A model when compared to its predecessor but it is actually much more thick and heavy due to the significant additions in the form of a higher-resolution Retina display and larger battery. Since its curtain raiser in the iPad 3, the Retina Display feature of the Apple clan has been subject to much adulteration and the ME276LL/A delights customers with 3.1-million-pixel Retina display which reproduces colour rich content. Apple’s latest A7 chip built on 64-bit desktop-class architecture having advanced quad-core graphics beats at the heart of the iPad mini ME276LL/A. Expect four times the processing prowess and eight times graphics power with the A7 chip compared to the traditional A5 ones. The iPad mini also boosts up the system memory by an exact double which makes it a cakewalk to process tasking applications.
8. Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet
This tablet coming straight out of Microsoft’s workshop both looks and feels like a standard modestly powered laptop. Rather than relying on Intel’s Core i-series CPUs, the Surface 3 tablet uses the latest version of Intel’s Atom CPU. This new kid on the block previously known as Cherry Trail is blazing fast and can even play 4K video like a master. You are bound to sail smoothly across HD video streaming and casual web-surfing provided pre-loaded apps or Windows-optimized programs like Internet Explorer 11 are kept in the Windows 8 tile interface. Its 10.8 inch Full HD widescreen display is surely one of the largest available in the market of below 300 dollar tablets. Weighing at 1.37 pounds this bulky baby packs in 4GB of RAM and the super powerful Quad-Core Intel Atom Processor under its hood. Its SSD storage of 64GB can be expanded further through the microSD card slot. You can even establish easy connectivity with keyboard and USB mouse through its micro HDMI and USB 3.0 slots for eased out functionality.
9. LG G Pad II
With new age tablets jumping onto the 4:3 aspect ratio bandwagon, LG stays rooted to its traditional 16:9 ratio imparting a shrunken TV like look to all its tablets. The purplish brushed-metal running through the back of the G Pad II surely imparts a corporate feel to this tablet which is being hurled as one of the prettiest under 300 dollar option up for grabs. Given its hefty build, it becomes really difficult to hold onto this tab using just one hand but considering the operational brilliance it brings along under its glossy roof we surely are not left with much area to complain. The tablets display promises bang-on colour accuracy and optimum brightness which makes even the minutest of detailing stand out. Powered by a Snapdragon 800 chip and 2GB of RAM, the LG G Pad II handles all the tasks thrown at it with equal efficiency. Initially it comes loaded with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system however LG readily sends the Marshmallow update which can be availed of by users once they connect with Wi-Fi for the first time. In spite of low in-cabin storage of 16GB, the expandable memory slot can more than suffice for your storage requirements.
10. ASUS T102HA-C4-GR
The Asus Transformer stands out as a valiant example of the proverb – pocket sized powerhouse. Its grey magnesium lid comes embedded with the company logo and features a pull-out kick stand which can be adjustable as per preference. The front portion welcomes with a 10.1 inch display having maximum screen resolution of 1280×800 with a thick bezel running through its circumference. Given its super portability and ground breaking versatility, it merges as a top pick of the budget tablets list. Perfect for those who are always on the go, it can last for one whole day to keep your entertainment quotient high powered by its 2-cell polymer batteries. The Transformer offers limited connectivity options in the form of a USB 3.0 port, headphone jack, a micro-USB port and a micro HDMI output slot in the left and a microSD card slot at the top. Considering its small size, the dual speakers from Realtek Audio located on the tablet side pump up the beats real high to easily fill in a medium sized room. The deadly combination of 1.44-GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 CPU with Burst Technology up to 1.92 GHz, 128GB of flash storage and 4GB of RAM makes multitasking seem like child’s play.
The below $300 market for tablets is getting all the more spiced up with each passing day as tech nerds keep on adding hard to resist options. Sometimes even if you have the budget of availing the premium class ones it is advisable to settle for those promising to meet all your requirements even without crossing the pricing barrier. So what are you waiting for, activate your online shopping cart or visit your nearest retailer to bring that shiny little thing home.