Best Cheap Tablets 2016: 9 awesome budget tablets

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Key features:

  • 6-inch, 1,280 x 800 pixel IPS screen
  • Fire OS
  • Eight-hour battery life
  • Review Price: £99.99

If you thought tablet screens started at 7 inches, you’re wrong. The Amazon Fire HD 6 has a 6-inch display, which is actually smaller than that of some smartphones. This makes it ideal for children, and a great option for someone with a low-end phone that’s a bit too small to do justice to HD videos.
 
The panel itself has a 1,280 x 800 resolution, which is good at this size. It’s bright, fairly sharp and offers a better visual experience for videos and games than most phones. A quad-core, 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8135 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, keeps things ticking over nicely, and you’ll be able to play most games on it without any major issues. The battery easily lasts for over eight hours off a single charge, which is miles better than most other sub-£100 tablets.
 
The only potential sticking point is that it runs Fire OS, an Amazon-made interface based on Android that takes a bit of getting used to. You’ll have to put up with being constantly bombarded with Amazon services like Amazon MP3 and Amazon Instant Video.



Read the full Amazon Fire HD 6 review