Our top picks for tablets under Tk. 50,000/-
Since the pandemic hit, the tablet market has started to rebound after years of stagnation. Demand for tablets skyrocketed due to the need for large-screened devices at home for remote work and online learning. Several contenders like Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, and Nokia entered the market with new tablet launches, with OnePlus soon following suit.
However, choosing the right tablet has become quite challenging as many options are available. So, we analysed several tablets' displays, processors, batteries and storage to help you find the best 'value-for-money' option under Tk. 50,000/-.
Apple iPad 9th Generation (2021)
Apple iPad 9th Generation, also known as the iPad 10.2 (2021), features a 10.2-inch 60Hz screen that provides plenty of display real estate to work with multiple apps. From the 12MP ultra-wide selfie camera with the Centre Stage tech for use in video calls and video shoots to its True Tone display tech that helps with outdoor visibility, there is a lot to like about this tablet. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, thankfully.
The tablet has the A13 Bionic chipset that packs plenty of punch to handle everything, ranging from multitasking to gaming, with ease. It can be paired with a Magic Keyboard and an Apple Pencil — both sold separately — to become a proper laptop replacement. It comes in 64GB and 256GB storage variants.
However, the tablet does not support LTE cellular connectivity and does not have a microSD card slot.
Price: Tk. 41,900/-
Apple iPad Mini 6 (2021)
Apple iPad Mini 6 (2021) features the latest A15 Bionic chipset, which guarantees many years of software support and iOS updates. It sports a sleek design with an 8.3-inch 60Hz fully laminated display. Beyond that, it offers a premium aluminium unibody design, compatibility with second-generation Apple Pencil, and long-lasting battery life.
The iPad Mini comes with the same 12MP ultra-wide selfie camera with the Centre Stage tech as the Apple iPad 9. However, while the iPad 9 has an 8MP camera in the rear, the iPad Mini 6 has a 12MP rear camera.
Before shelling out for this tablet, keep in mind that it does not support LTE cellular connectivity, and does not have a microSD card slot. And yes, the headphone jack is also on the not-included list.
Price: Tk. 49,900/-
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Wi-Fi + LTE)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a big 10.4-inch screen, and it comes with an S Pen stylus in the box. It is a great budget tablet, ticking all the right boxes with solid build quality, rich speakers, decent cameras and LTE cellular connectivity.
The S6 Lite has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port to connect accessories. It has 4 GB of internal memory and 64 GB of base storage with support expansion up to 1TB via a microSD card
In terms of cons, the tablet features a TFT LCD display, has no support for Samsung's desktop-like interface, Dex mode, and runs on a somewhat weak Exynos 9611 chipset.
Price: Tk. 40,999/-
Xiaomi Pad 5
The highlight of the Xiaomi Pad 5 is its glossy display, which is an 11-inch IPS LCD screen with Dolby Vision that features a high 120Hz refresh rate. On top of that, it has impressive quad-channel speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
Xiaomi Pad 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset that offers a fast and lag-free experience. Its selfie camera has a resolution of 8 MP, while the rear camera has a resolution of 13MP that can capture videos at up to 4K at 30fps. The tablet comes with 6GB of internal memory and either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
Unfortunately, the tablet does not support LTE cellular connectivity and a GPS module. It also has no headphone jack and a microSD card slot. The Xiaomi Smart Pen, though supported, has to be purchased separately.
Price: 6 GB + 128 GB - Tk. 30,999/-, 6 GB + 256 GB - Tk. 33,999/-