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Get an awesome tablet for under 20k in Kenya

by Terry Gachie
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All tablets are not created equal. Some are great, others are a lesson. Do not just purchase a tablet based on face value, that will be a grave mistake. It may be a lesson waiting to happen.

If you have been keen, you may have heard horror stories from those who opted to buy some cheap knock-offs from River Road. It’s almost laughable.

Who said you have to rob a bank to buy an awesome tablet in Kenya? Forget those cheap-looking tablets that you see people holding during family gatherings. There is better where these came from.

There are many tablets in the market but only a few deliver on their promise. This article suggests top five tablets you can buy in Kenya for under 20k.

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Price: Ksh. 17,550

Shop: Jumia

This tablet sports an IPD LCD capacitive screen display of 7.0-inches, 800×1280 pixels resolution (216ppi pixel density).

It comes with Android 5.1.1 out of the box but you can always upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a better experience.

Other important features are 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, Quad-core processor, 5MP back camera and 2MP front-facing camera.

The massive 4,000mAh battery should be good enough for your use, especially heavy users.

2. Huawei MediaPad T1

Price: Ksh. 10,999

Shop: Jumia

This is a fairly priced tablet with fair specifications. The device comes with a 7-Inch IPS LCD capacitive screen and 600×1024 pixels (170ppi).

It runs on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat (that’s like four OS’s ago though), quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 2MP for both the back and front-facing camera.

The tablet is powered by a 4,100mAh battery. That’s definitely acceptable.

3. Asus ZenPad C 7

Price: Ksh. 14,500

Shop: Phone Place Kenya

Asus ZenPad C 7 comes with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 7.0-inch screen display and 600×1024 pixels (170ppi pixel density).

It comes with Android v5.0 Lollipop out of the box, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, and 5MP Primary camera and VGA secondary camera.

The tablet is powered by a 13Wh (over 3,400mAh) non-removable Li-Po battery

4. Alcatel Pixi 4 Tablet

Price: Ksh. 10,699

Shop: Jumia

This tablet sports a 7.0-inch display and comes with 600×1024 pixel resolution (170ppi).

It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 2MP main camera and 0.3MP VGA for the front-facing camera.

The battery capacity is a bit low at 2,580mAh. If you are not a heavy user, it will give you good service, if not; opt for a tablet with a higher battery capacity.

5. Lenovo A8-50 A5500 8 Tablet

Price: Ksh. 18,000

Shop: Phones & Tablets Kenya

The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has 16 colors, is 8.0-inches and has a resolution of 800×1280 pixels (189ppi pixel density).

It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (guess this is where we compromise), quad-core 1.3GHz, comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 5MP primary camera, and 2MP secondary camera.

The massive 4,200mAh battery will ensure that your system is powered on for the better part of the day. If you are not a very heavy user, you can enjoy more screen time.

Finally,

There you have it. The list gives you five great yet cheap tablet options. You do not have to walk around with a tablet that is beat down just because you did not have information beforehand.

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