Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The tablet market has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade. Thousands of new gadgets are released every year, adding new challenges to the buying process.
In today's article, we tried to answer one question: is there any good and high-quality gadgets in the segment that can meet the needs of users for a relatively low purchase price.
As a result of market research, we have compiled a list of the 12 best tablets under 20,000 rubles, which received the highest ratings from users and staff experts of the magazine.
- Rating of the best tablets up to 20,000 rubles
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus 64Gb LTE
- HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite 10 32Gb LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T595 32Gb
- Lenovo Tab P10 TB-X705L 64Gb LTE
- HUAWEI MediaPad T5 10 32Gb LTE
- Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X 64Gb
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T515 32Gb
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 64Gb
- HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 32Gb LTE
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T385 16Gb
- Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 3 2Gb 16Gb 4G
- Haier HV103H
Rating of the best tablets up to 20,000 rubles
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best tablets up to 20,000 rubles||1||Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus 64Gb LTE||RUB 20,540|
|2||HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite 10 32Gb LTE||18 444 RUB|
|3||Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T595 32Gb||RUB 18,710|
|4||Lenovo Tab P10 TB-X705L 64Gb LTE||RUB 18,564|
|5||HUAWEI MediaPad T5 10 32Gb LTE||RUB 14 550|
|6||Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X 64Gb||–|
|7||Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T515 32Gb||RUB 13,880|
|8||Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 64Gb||RUB 14,276|
|9||HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 32Gb LTE||RUB 16,990|
|10||Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T385 16Gb||RUB 12,590|
|11||Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 3 2Gb 16Gb 4G||RUB 11,920|
|12||Haier HV103H||RUB 12 490|
The review is based on the analysis of the technical characteristics of the tablets on the portal https://rankquality.com/.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus 64Gb LTE
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is a fast enough gadget for solving work tasks. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, with a peak frequency of eight cores of 2.2 GHz. The 10.1-inch display has Full HD + resolution, making it easy for users to watch network broadcasts, including with built-in IP TV support.
The front and rear cameras of the tablet have matrices of 5 and 13 megapixels, respectively, but they shoot mediocre: there are small problems with this. But the battery pleased: 8620 mAh allows you to use all the capabilities of the smartphone during the day. The internal memory in the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is 128 GB, and therefore the tablet can be easily taken with you on long trips, having previously loaded a huge amount of music, books or films into it.
- face recognition function;
- capacious battery 8.62 Ah;
- powerful enough to work with applications.
- not the best shooting quality.
HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite 10 32Gb LTE
One of the best tablets in the category up to 20 thousand rubles, running on OS Android 8.0+. This gadget has a classic appearance without an abundance of unusual details, but attractive features can be traced in it, a kind of visual difference from other modern devices. Based on an 8-core Kirin 659 processor, which contains a cluster of 2 cores operating at 2.4 GHz (all others are accelerated to 1.7 GHz).
The sound in HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite 10 is, by definition, the most important advantage. Two built-in speakers provide loud, moderately powerful and clear sound, which is important for music lovers. The display resolution at maximum speed is 1920×1200 pixels per inch, and the diagonal is 10.1 inches. The front and rear cameras of the tablet have the same 8-megapixel matrix, albeit with different apertures. The built-in battery has a capacity of 7500 mAh and allows you to actively use the tablet all day long.
- excellent display;
- high quality sound from speakers;
- pleasant appearance;
- high-quality equipment.
- somewhat inconvenient location of connectors on the panel;
- insufficient performance for resource-intensive games.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T595 32Gb
The advantage of this “tablet” from Samsung has always been the increased (albeit not much) diagonal of the display. 10.5 inches is not a joke to you, but a weighty argument in a dispute with your closest competitors. The maximum resolution is 1900×1200 pixels, and the matrix itself is made using TFT IPS technology. Not the worst set, it would seem …
But the performance of the tablet leaves much to be desired. Installed as a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and 3 GB of RAM does not allow you to work stably with applications and games. The internal memory is also far from ideal: only 32 gigabytes. However, it can be expanded to 400 GB by installing a flash card.
In terms of ergonomics, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T595 performs well, but does not have any grandiose features. The back cover of the tablet is made of plastic, which is easily scratched and rubbed during use, but provides sufficient shock resistance. In conclusion, a few words about the camera: eight megapixels is, of course, not enough by modern standards, but enough to take high-quality photos in natural daylight.
- face recognition function;
- ergonomic body design;
- good quality of photos during daylight hours.
- poor performance in applications and games.
Lenovo Tab P10 TB-X705L 64Gb LTE
Tablet Lenovo Tab P10 TB-X705L 64Gb LTE is a universal device for the whole family. Its functionality is enough for both those who prefer entertainment and those who work through applications. The 10.1-inch display is great for watching movies and playing games, and even with a resolution of up to 1920×1200 pixels. The built-in controller with Dolby Atmos technology is responsible for the sound, which allows you to squeeze the most out of not the most (let's be honest) good speakers.
The processor in Lenovo Tab P10 TB-X705L is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 with a core frequency of up to 1800 MHz. It is paired with 4 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of constant. Cameras with eight and five megapixels shoot mediocre, and you will have to put up with this when buying. An energy-efficient 7000 mAh battery is hidden under the non-separable body. It does not sit down too quickly, but, unfortunately, it cannot boast of outstanding indicators of autonomy.
- the ability to expand the amount of internal memory up to 256 GB;
- Dolby Atmos technology;
- TFT IPS display matrix;
- the presence of a fingerprint scanner.
- low performance in applications and games;
- insufficient quality shooting of cameras.
HUAWEI MediaPad T5 10 32Gb LTE
The HUAWEI MediaPad T5 10 is a robust metal case with a classic design. Its screen is 10.1 inches with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. TFT IPS-matrix perfectly complements the appearance, gives the picture clarity and correct display tones, and also eliminates flicker and ripples.
The tablet is recommended for those who like to read books, but cannot afford to spend on paper editions: thanks to the Eye Comfort function, various negative properties of digital screens are suppressed, such as the intensity of blue, the flickering of frames and pixels described above. For the speed of the HUAWEI MediaPad T5 10, the 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor is responsible, one half of the cores of which operate at 1.7 GHz, and the other at 2.36 GHz. The system layout is complemented by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a flash card.
The disadvantages of the tablet include a rechargeable battery with a capacity of only 5100 mAh, as well as equipment with one rear camera with 5 megapixels.
- good sounding of the speakers;
- the presence of the Eye Comfort function;
- moderately powerful system;
- the ability to expand the internal memory by 256 gigs.
- the battery is barely enough for 10 hours of active use of the gadget;
- only one 5 megapixel camera.
Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X 64Gb
Tablet Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X – a classic representative of the line of the Chinese manufacturer, which has an 8-inch display and a standard plastic design of the body parts. The screen matrix is made using IPS technology and has a maximum resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, and also supports the multitouch function. The battery, as always, fails: 4850 mAh capacity is hardly enough to comfortably interact with the gadget for 480 minutes.
As a processor Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X received 625th Snapdragon from Qualcomm with a core frequency of up to 2.0 GHz. The RAM in the model is 4 GB, and the graphics chip Adreno 506 is responsible for video processing. At the same time, the volume of internal memory (as the name implies) is 64 gigabytes with the possibility of expanding to an additional 256 gigs due to Micro SD.
Based on the results of the review, we can say that this tablet does not quite pay off the asking price, but it looks good against the background of its 'big' but weaker competitors.
- convenient and lightweight device;
- moderately powerful system layout;
- 5 and 8 megapixel cameras;
- high-quality performance of the screen.
- low battery life (7 hours);
- does not fully justify the purchase cost.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T515 32Gb
Another representative of Samsung, working on a proprietary 8-core Exynos 7904 processor. Its release took place in the first half of 2019, and users saw in it a good version of a multimedia device. It feels like he was sharpened for playing music and movies: the Dolby Atmos system is responsible for the sound, while the IPS display with the Mali-T830 chip is responsible for the graphics processing and picture display quality.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T515 is housed in a metal case for increased reliability. Under the back cover of the device there is a battery with a capacity of 6150 mAh, which, according to various sources, is enough for 10-14 hours of intensive work. The nominal weight of the tablet does not exceed 470 grams, which makes the gadget convenient even for young children, not to mention adult users. We also note the possibility of expanding the internal memory by 512 gigs and quite high-quality cameras with eight and five megapixels with autofocus.
- works great with sound;
- good picture quality;
- the presence of a children's regime;
- moderately 'strong' cameras;
- acceptable price.
- refers to low-performance devices – not suitable for most modern games.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 64Gb
Designed from the classic 'tablet' patterns of Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is the perfect choice for watching movies, as well as performing a variety of work tasks in programs and applications. It is based on an 8-core Snapdragon 660 chip with a 2.2 GHz frequency, as well as an Adreno 512 video processor and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. Coupled with 64 gigs of its own memory, such a configuration allows you to actively work with the device even now, at a time when a lot depends on the power of technology.
8-inch display Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is made using IPS technology, and its maximum resolution is 1920×1200 pixels. By tradition, its layout included 2 cameras of 13 and 5 megapixels, respectively, and the quality of their shooting is several levels higher than that of the competitor from Samsung. The battery has a capacity of 6000 mAh, and this is quite enough to actively work on the tablet for 10-12 hours.
- lightweight (342 grams);
- moderately powerful system components;
- high quality image transmission;
- optimal battery charge.
- high price, not too justified by the parameters of the device.
HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 32Gb LTE
Another tablet for performing non-resource-intensive functions – more precisely, adapted exclusively for watching videos and running 'light' games. Its system includes an outdated budget processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with a frequency of 1400 MHz on all eight cores of the Cortex-A53 type. Even for 2017 (it was during this period that the gadget was introduced) such equipment was weak. The presence of 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of permanent memory did not help either.
But the quality of image transfer in HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 pleases to this day. The IPS matrix with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels does not burden the eyes and allows you to interact with the gadget for a long time. Due to the modest set of system components, a 4.8 Ah battery is enough for 12 hours of active use of the device.
In conclusion, let's say a few words about cameras. There are 2 of them, and they both have 8-megapixel sensors. They shoot mediocre in almost any conditions, and only with good lighting can you get a really high-quality photo.
- good screen, taken over from flagship devices;
- rather long battery life;
- low price;
- nice appearance.
- in fact, low battery capacity;
- poor performance.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T385 16Gb
A classic 8-inch “tablet” from Samsung, featuring low system parameters and good adaptability to the needs of the whole family. It is based on the outdated Qualcomm MSM8917 processor with 4 cores and 1.4 GHz. The amount of RAM is also small: only 2 gigs, due to which the system freezes when you turn on and use 'heavy' programs. The screen is 8-inch, capacitive, with a multitouch system, supporting resolutions up to 1280×800 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T385 has only 16 GB of its own memory, but it is possible to expand it up to 256 gigs by installing Micro SD. On the body on both sides there are cameras with eight and five megapixels (rear and front, respectively), which provide an acceptable quality of shooting. One of the tablet's main problems is that it sorely lacks a 5,000mAh battery. If someone decides to use it to the maximum, then the charger will have to be connected after 6-7 hours of operation. And the price leaves much to be desired: the overpayment for the brand is very high.
- good quality of shooting from cameras;
- good sounding speakers with Dolby Atmos system;
- system optimization;
- high quality image transmission.
- high price;
- low battery capacity.
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 3 2Gb 16Gb 4G
One of the company representatives Lenovo in our ranking, which has an ergonomic stand. The screen size of this model is 8 inches, and its resolution does not exceed 1280×800 pixels. Unfortunately, the time when this device met modern standards for speed and layout is long gone: now its cost looks unreasonably high against the background of competitors. Here's the thing: the system Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 3 is based on a 4-core processor with a frequency of only 1.1 GHz, and this is too small for comfortable operation. As well as 2 gig of RAM, which does not take anything “heavier” than ordinary text or spreadsheet editors.
A 6.2 Ah battery is responsible for powering the tablet, the charge of which will be enough for 12-14 hours of continuous operation. Even his camera can be attributed to the pluses, because eight megapixels remain a trend among modern 'tablets', and after all, we are talking about a 2015 model.
- moderately capacious battery;
- good quality of shooting (but only one rear camera);
- comfortable stand and original design.
- outdated system layout;
- low productivity;
- unreasonably high price tag at the moment.
10 inch tablet with keyboard that runs on platform Windows 10. It has a budget processor Intel Atom x5 Z8350 with four cores and 1440 MHz frequency, as well as 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. The built-in memory was only 64 GB, which can be expanded with a 64 GB microSDXC flash drive.
The Haier HV103H copes well with the working software, but it is not worth loading it with overly capacious applications. GPU series Intel HD Graphics will not allow large games to run even at low graphics settings. But working with documents and online editors is comfortable – it was for them that the environment of this gadget was developed. In conclusion, we note that it is complemented by a keyboard that can be connected if necessary and get a full-fledged small laptop with a diagonal of 10.1 inches.
- convertible laptop: can act as a laptop and tablet;
- great for remote work;
- high-quality screen with IPS-matrix;
- not designed to interact with gaming software;
- a 6000 mAh battery allows you to work autonomously for only 5-6 hours.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.