Tips for Purchasing Cheap and Highly-Functional Android Tablets
Does effectiveness have to come at an expensive price? I don’t have to be so, especially when it comes to consumer electronics. With multiple manufacturers vying for consumer’s attention, they make certain that their products are competitive in terms of affordability and functionality.
Before purchasing any product, we often associate an item’s quality to its price tag. Luckily, we don’t have to do so when buying tablets. Due to competitiveness and large production, what’s the best way to ensure quality purchase for a lesser price?
When you think that when it comes to tablets, Android devices are less expensive, then, you are correct.
First thing you must consider before purchasing any android-operated device is that you really want this type of operating system rather than the Apple and Windows tablet. Although all tablets share the same market, with Androids and iPad dominating the consumer market and shares almost identical figure on sales, still, more customers choose Androids because of three things.
The first factor is price. As stated, even though Android and iPad share the same sales figure, fewer iPads are sold compared to Android phones. The higher price of the iPad compared to Android tablets supplements for the lesser number of units sold. By choosing an Android phone you can save thousands of pesos. For example, the Google Nexus 7 is closely similar to Apple’s iPad mini with Retina display. Both tablets share the same dimensions and functions and only through close inspection can a user see the difference between the graphics.
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The same applies for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. This tablet is similar to the iPad Air but less expensive.
Users also choose Android phones because of its open operating system. By installing this OS on a Smartphone, manufacturers can put their own interfaces and features which they deem necessary for a much user-friendly mobile device. Take the Samsung Tab Pro 10.1 for example. Samsung added a “magazine home” which enables a user to choose which feeds will show up on his/ her home screen. Having Android as an operating system also enables the user to customize their home screen more efficiently compared to the iPad. Android also allows arranging apps and folders in groups on the same screen.
The last factor is versatility. Newer models of Android tablets have USB ports and memory card slot hardware. Android tablets make user-to-user file extraction and sharing much easier. Up to this day, there is no way to expand the memory capacity of an iPad.
Having said those factors, the next thing you must consider is the dimension or default features will my Android phone have.
Assess a tablet based on your needs. Do you need a screen size of seven inches or 10 inches? Will you use it for travelling? How much is the internal memory capacity. An 8GB tablet is enough for web browsing purposes. Bigger files will need a bigger storage. Factor in battery life when choosing an iPad. When purchasing via online shopping, consult the customer service representative regarding the features as well as the battery life of your preferred Android tablet.
For further information, consult bloggers and consider their suggestions. Visit third party survey agencies to be guided on which brands have better sales and better customer feedback. Gadget review sites are also great references.
When searching for the tablets mentioned on this article, you will observe that most of the units are manufactured in 2013. That year marks the biggest update on tablets and no considerable “mega” leap has been made since that year. Tablet models from 2012 are still very functional and can be updated and optimized through Operating System upgrade. The differences are limited to handling, flexibility, storage capacity and customer support.