Tablets are not as abundant as smartphones nowadays, but these devices are still handy as they are great for multimedia consumption, creation, productivity, education, as well as other tasks that require a bigger screen. So, if you’re looking for tablets under PHP 20K, here are some recommendations.
Note: The tablets listed below were launched in the Philippines in 2021 are priced from PHP 10K to PHP 20K.
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Let’s start with the hottest tablet in the Philippines right now, the Xiaomi Pad 5. It features an 11-inch WQHD+ (1600 x 2560) with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, quad speakers, USB-C port, Xiaomi Smart Pen support, and runs on MUI 12.5 based on Android 11. Powering it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, up to 256GB of storage, and an 8,720mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging.
It is priced at PHP 17,990 for 6GB + 128GB and PHP 19,990 for the 6GB + 256GB.
Xiaomi Pad 5 specs:
11-inch WQHD+ (1600 x 2560) True Display,
120Hz refresh rate
120Hz (finger), 240Hz (stylus) touch sampling rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset
Adreno 640 GPU
6GB LPDDR4X RAM
128GB, 256GB storage
13MP rear camera
8MP front camera
Quad speakers, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos
MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)
8,720mAh battery w/ 22.5W fast charging
254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85mm
Cosmic Gray, Pearl White
Next, we have Apple‘s latest and most affordable tablet in the 2021 lineup, the iPad (9th-gen). Although the new iPad sports an old design, Apple equipped it with an A13 Bionic chip to make sure that it can keep up with the demands of iPadOS. It also features a 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) IPS panel, 64GB and 256GB storage options, optional 4G LTE, Touch ID, support for Apple Pencil (1st-gen), and works with the Smart Keyboard.
The iPad (9th-gen) WiFi-only with 64GB of storage is priced at PHP 19,990. There are other models but they’re above PHP 20K.
Apple iPad (2021) specs:
10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) IPS panel, True Tone display, 264ppi
A13 Bionic chip
64GB, 256GB storage
12MP front camera (ultra-wide)
Nano-SIM (supports Apple SIM)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5mm
487g (Wi-Fi), 498g (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Silver, Space Gray
Huawei‘s offering under this price range is the MatePad (2021). It’s a mid-range tablet with a 10.4-inch (2000 x 1200) IPS display, Kirin 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage, 8MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, quad speakers, USB-C, 7,250mAh battery, and runs on EMUI 10.1.
Price starts at PHP 14,249 for the 4GB + 64GB, 4G LTE model, and PHP 18,999 for the 4GB + 128GB.
Huawei MatePad 10.4 (2021) specs:
10.4-inch (2000 x 1200) IPS screen
Huawei Kirin 820 CPU
64GB, 128GB storage
up to 512GB via microSD
8MP rear camera
8MP front camera
GPS,A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Quad speakers w/ Histen 6.1
Harman Kardon certified
EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
245.20 x 154.96 x 7.45mm
Lastly, we have the TCL Tab 10S, which sports a 10.1-inch FHD+ display, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, MediaTek MT8768 octa-core chipset, and an 8,000mAh battery. It comes with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The Tab 10S has support for the optional TCL T-Pen stylus, which is to be sold separately.
What’s good about the Tab 10S is that it comes in multiple models depending on your needs and budget, and they’re all under PHP 15K. Check them out below:
• TCL TAB10S 9080G 4G (3GB + 32GB) – PHP 12,695
• TCL TAB10S 9080G with keyboard (3GB + 32GB) – PHP 14,495
• TCL TAB10S 9081X WiFi (3GB + 32GB) – PHP 10,995
• TCL TAB10S 9081X with keyboard (3GB + 32GB) – PHP 12,995
TCL Tab 10S specs:
10.1-inch (1200 x 1920) FHD+ display
MT8768 octa-core chipset
3GB, 4GB RAM
32GB, 64GB storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
8MP rear camera
5MP front camera
4G LTE (LTE model)
GPS, G-Sensor, Hall Switch, L-Sensor, P-Sensor
IP52 dust and water resistance
3.5mm audio jack
241 x 158.6 x 8.3mm
Silver, Super Matte Gray
And there you have it. If you’re looking for a tablet under this budget, these are your current options. There are more under PHP 10K, so comment below if you want us to compile those. In the meantime, check our Tablet Price List for 2021.