The best tablet up to 10 000 UAH

We try to regularly monitor prices for smartphones and publish selections of the most interesting models in

different price ranges.There have been no materials for tablets for a long time: they are bought and replaced much less often, after all, this is not an essential device. It was all the more interesting to get acquainted with the current assortment and prices. Everyone has different preferences and usage scenarios, so the selection turned out to be varied, for every taste.

The content of the article:

  • Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus
  • Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5
  • Lenovo IdeaPad D330
  • Apple iPad 2018

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus

When a smartphone is small

The company has a solid 8-inch tabletwith a good set of features and a hint of premium design. Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus has no direct competitors in its segment - Samsung has concentrated its efforts on large models, Huawei is slow in releasing its MediaPad M5 Lite 8, and Xiaomi refuses to release the international version of Mi Pad 4. And we live.

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compact

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10

The right 10-inch tablet with great sound

Huawei Mediapad M5 lite 10 offers the bestvalue for money: bright screen, stylus for drawing, fast in applications processor, Harman Kardon four-speaker audio system, support for 3G / 4G networks and good autonomy. Considering the price, the tablet does not have critical flaws, but fans of the mobile versions of PUBG and “Tanks” should look at models with more sensible gaming performance.

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if you need a stylus

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

Practical tablet of the Korean brand

Samsung recently released a new generationA-series tablets, but we recommend taking a closer look at the 2018 Galaxy Tab A 10.5 with cooler sound and extra gigabyte of RAM. A good option for those whose soul does not lie with the "Chinese". The cameras here are the simplest, but how often do people take pictures on the tablet? More upsetting is the lack of a fingerprint scanner that all competitors have.

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Buy from MTA (LTE)

when old is better than new

Lenovo IdeaPad D330

Transforming Tablet on Windows 10

Lenovo IdeaPad D330 with 10.A 1-inch screen can be considered as a compact solution for working outside the office and at home. Transformer performance is sufficient for basic tasks (browser, document editing, undemanding games), in addition, with a docking keyboard connected, typing large texts is faster and more convenient. With autonomy, everything is also in order here, and if the built-in 64 GB drive is not enough, just insert a microSD memory card.

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two in one

Apple iPad 2018

Sixth generation classic iPad

The 2018 model received a more powerful filling andsupport for the Apple Pencil, otherwise it’s the same 9.7-inch iPad with all its advantages (metal body, excellent autonomy, smooth operation) and disadvantages (slow charging, speakers at one end). The tablet has a margin of safety for years to come and it’s definitely worth your money, but you won’t be able to invest in 10,000 hryvnias (if you buy “white”).

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a little more expensive

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Compact tablet: Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus


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In the conditional middle price segment, compacttablets are not so common. As smartphones with an ever-increasing display diagonal eat away part of the market, manufacturers have focused on larger models. Although Lenovo had a Tab 4 8 Plus with an 8-inch screen (1920 × 1200 pixels), a Gorilla Glass 4 protected glass, and front stereo speakers. The eight-core Snapdragon 625 processor is responsible for speed. There is 4 GB of RAM, and in addition to a 64 GB flash drive, a microSD card slot is provided.

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus is enclosed in a case withglass back panel and side edges made of aluminum (plastic frame at the top and bottom). On the right side is the power button, combined with a fingerprint scanner. Glossy surfaces look beautifully smooth until the moment you pick up the tablet in your hands. The cover will definitely not hurt, and if you plan to order from China, choose for modification with the TB-8704X index.

The rear 8-megapixel camera makes goodphoto in the afternoon. The front module is 5 megapixel. A battery with a capacity of 4850 mAh is enough for 6-8 hours of active use, with small loads, the tablet can work for more than 10 hours. Charging goes through the USB Type-C port and takes about two and a half hours. Supports Wi-Fi 5 GHz. Out of the box, Android 7 Nougat is installed, and after connecting to the Internet, you can download the update to Android 8 Oreo. The multi-user mode allows family members to immediately open in their profile, simply by scanning the fingerprint.

In the basic configuration of Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plusequipped with a Wi-Fi module and costs 7800 hryvnia. Meanwhile, the version with 3G / 4G-modem and support for two SIM-cards (or nanoSIM + microSD in the hybrid slot) fell in price to 8000 hryvnia. Take it while there is such an opportunity.

3 reasons to buy:
1 reason not to buy:

  • good performance
  • high-quality stereo speakers
  • good autonomy
  • soiled and slippery body

Tablet with stylus: Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10


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Huawei is also not abandoning tablet lovers, butThe 8-inch version of the MediaPad M5 Lite has not yet arrived. But on sale there is a model with a 10.1-inch screen (1920×1200 pixels) and an active stylus included. Inside there is a proprietary eight-core Kirin 659 processor, which performs well in applications, but is not very suitable for heavy games. PUBG Mobile, for example, runs tolerably only on minimum graphics settings. RAM 3 GB, built-in 32 GB plus microSD slot. It also supports working in mobile networks, and the nano-SIM card can be used not only for the Internet - calls and sending/receiving SMS messages are supported.

The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 chip has becomean audio system with four Harman Kardon speakers, two at the top and bottom. The tablet sounds very good. The resolution of both cameras is 8 megapixels. The main module does not shine with quality, but is suitable for photographing text. The selfie camera shoots a little more interesting, it supports the software bokeh effect and even the face recognition function to unlock the device. I do not like this method - there is a fingerprint scanner button under the screen. In the EMUI 8.0 shell based on Android 8.0 Oreo, the eye protection mode and automatic waking up of the screen when lifting from the table are implemented.

MediaPad M5 Lite 10 metal backexcept for the plastic insert at the top edge. The 7500 mAh battery provides more than 10 hours of video viewing at medium brightness. It supports fast charging via the USB Type-C port, which is located on the bottom left. Because of this, when the cable is connected, it is inconvenient to hold the tablet with your left hand. A similar situation with the mini-jack - it would be better if both connectors moved up. The M-Pen lite is battery powered and recognizes 2048 degrees of depression. If you plan to carry it with you, you will have to think about protecting the tip. The cap is not provided by the manufacturer, and the stylus does not hide inside the case. The tablet will cost 9,000 hryvnia.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • high-quality screen
  • cool sound
  • stylus included
  • the processor is not for heavy games
  • inconvenient arrangement of connectors

A-brand tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5


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The Korean giant has already released a new generationA-series tablets, but now the 2018 model Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 looks like a more justifiable purchase. It is equipped with a 10.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The matrix type is not specified. Judging by the maximum viewing angles and accurate color reproduction, we are dealing with an IPS or PLS panel. Samsung chose portrait orientation as the main one. Four speakers with support for Dolby Atmos effects are located on the top and bottom edges. In horizontal mode, the stereo effect is well felt, at the same time, the speakers can be partially blocked by your hands.

The core of the tablet is an eight-core chipsetSnapdragon 450. In fact, this is a slightly truncated version of the Snapdragon 625 with a lower frequency of processor cores and the same gaming performance. 3 GB of RAM, the basic minimum for the trouble-free operation of Samsung's proprietary shell (here the new Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with 2 GB of RAM is inferior to its predecessor). There is 32 GB of internal memory, and they did not forget about the microSD slot, and in the LTE version with support for calls in the tray, there is a place for a nano-SIM card.

8 megapixel main camera with aperturef / 1.9 and flash on the quality of shooting does not reach modern budget smartphones, the 5-megapixel front camera also does not have enough stars from the sky. Galaxy Tab A 10.5 runs on Android 8.1 with Samsung Experience 9.5. There is a children's mode and a blue light filter function for comfortable reading in the dark. The fingerprint scanner was not delivered, and the now fashionable face unlock does not work perfectly, since a conventional front camera is used without additional sensors. According to preliminary information, Samsung plans to release an update to Android 9 Pie before the end of summer.

Thanks to the back cover of soft-touch plasticSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 does not slip out of hand. On the left side you can see the contact area for working with accessories, however, the company did not develop this topic. Only the proprietary charging dock is available, and it has almost disappeared from the market. According to the manufacturer, the battery capacity of 7300 mAh provides up to 15 hours of video playback. This is roughly what happens in practice. Claimed fast charging (up to 100% in 3.5 hours), USB Type-C port.

If Chinese brands do not inspire confidence, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is a good alternative. The Wi-Fi version is now sold at 9,000 hryvnias, a model with a 3G / 4G modem will cost a thousand more.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • long working
  • surround sound
  • clumsy case
  • weak cameras
  • no fingerprint scanner

Windows tablet with keyboard: Lenovo IdeaPad D330


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Tablets running the Microsoft operating system are oftenbought as a device for work on the go. The Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM also has a plug-in keyboard that turns it into a compact laptop. For 10,000 hryvnia you can buy only the basic configuration on a dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 processor. Although it is still faster than the old quad-core Atoms, which are still found in budget models. The resolution of the 10.1-inch display is 1200×800 pixels - yes, the graininess of the picture is a little noticeable, but all interface elements will be of normal size. You won't have to use Windows 10 scaling (it makes some programs look blurry). RAM 4 GB. With a 64 GB eMMC drive you can’t go wild; a slot for microSD cards up to 128 GB helps out. As practice shows, the tablet will not swear at larger cards. The rear 5-megapixel camera was selected on a residual basis, and if you have a smartphone at hand, it’s better not to even use it. The 2-megapixel front module is suitable for video calls.

Lenovo IdeaPad D330 supports two optionspower supply: via a proprietary round connector or universal USB Type-C. For our region, the manufacturer chose the second option. By the way, regular phone chargers with the same connector will not work; more powerful options (from 30 W) with Power Delivery technology are needed. On the other side of the plastic case there is a mini-jack, and two full-size USB ports are available when connecting a keyboard. There is no keyboard backlight; at first you will have to get used to the non-standard layout - Lenovo abandoned separate function/multimedia keys, adding an Escape key on the left and a Delete key on the right to the number row. This frees up space for a larger touchpad.

The battery capacity is 39 Wh Battery life is highly dependent on the load. In the typewriter mode, Lenovo IdeaPad D330 lives up to 13 hours, with more serious loads it will last 7-8 hours. In games, the battery discharges even faster, but this is clearly not a game solution. Under the screen on the front panel there are two speakers with good sound. The device can be controlled using a stylus, which will have to be purchased separately.

4 reasons to buy:
3 reasons not to buy:

  • can be used as a laptop
  • practically does not get warm
  • good autonomy
  • stylus support
  • custom keyboard layout
  • low display resolution
  • stylus not included

A bit expensive: Apple iPad 2018


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The basic Apple tablet managed to fall a little in price inofficial retail, but even if you take the simplest Wi-Fi version with 32 GB of memory, the budget will still have to be increased slightly - up to 11,000 hryvnia. The 2018 iPad received a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels and an air gap. Compared to its predecessor, support for the Apple Pencil has appeared. It works exactly like on older models. There are no input lags, although due to the gap between the screen and glass, the process is no longer so reminiscent of drawing on paper. The stylus was not included in the kit (of course, given the cost of 4,000 hryvnia). The performance of the Apple A10 Fusion processor is enough for any programs and games, and “only” 2 GB of RAM does not create problems during everyday use. In the fall, the tablet will receive an iPadOS update with dark mode, the ability to display the Today page on the home screen, and multitasking improvements.

The main 8-megapixel camera with opticsgood shoots during the day. The 1.2 megapixel front module looks like greetings from the past, however, such a resolution is quite enough for Skype calls. The model is compatible with accessories for the iPad 2017, since the dimensions of the metal case have not changed. Under the screen is the same mechanical Home button with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Two speakers firmly settled on the bottom. The surround effect would be more pronounced if they were on different sides. Autonomy indicators are standard for Apple tablets: a battery with a capacity of 32.4 Wh is designed for 10 hours of browsing or video viewing. Excellent result, frustrating only by slow charging, which takes more than four hours.

4 reasons to buy:
4 reasons not to buy:

  • this is an apple tablet
  • great performance
  • Apple Pencil Support
  • suitable accessories for iPad 2017
  • this is an apple tablet
  • speakers with almost no stereo effect
  • slow charge
  • non-expandable memory

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 beg for the topPlus, but the manufacturer decided to confine itself to the Chinese market and does not supply tablets to other countries. And not everyone will decide to order a device from China without an official guarantee, with firmware of dubious origin and truncated functionality of the modem. If this does not stop you, the links for ordering on AliExpress can be found here.

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