Android tablets are not as popular as their smartphone counterparts. Still, there is a segment of the market that needs them. Here are the available Android tablets and prices in Nigeria in 2021.
The manufacturers who have tablets for sale officially in Nigeria include Samsung and TECNO. These are the two biggest tablet brands in the country, and Samsung is by far the bigger of the two. A few other brands with tablets include: iMose, itel, and Valem.
Choosing the right tablet size for you
Most tablets come in two broad sizes – those in the range of 7 to 8 inches, and those in the range of 10 inches and above. Let’s call them small and large tablets, respectively. Which is the better choice for you will depend on a number of factors, including: what sort of work you want to use it for, the kind of battery life you want, and if you will be carrying it around a lot.
As a rule, smaller tabs (7/8 inches) are better suited to people who are on the move a lot and want to be able to conveniently carry their tablet around with them. Larger tabs (10+ inches) have better battery life, are better for both consuming and creating content. They are also not as easy to carry about, and they do cost more.
Some larger Android tablets also come supplied with a stylus, an electronic pen for writing and drawing. Artists and graphics designers find this useful and tend to be found more with this category of tablets.
Mobile Internet or Wi-Fi?
You will definitely need Internet access to use your tablet for most tasks. Tablets have two sources of Internet access – mobile data (which is Internet through your telecom operator’s SIM card), and Wi-Fi. As such, there are two kinds of tablets, when it comes to Internet connectivity: Wi-Fi only (they have no SIM card slots), and network + Wi-Fi (they have a SIM card slot and also have Wi-Fi).
We recommend that you get the latter, so you always have options. Sometimes, you might be out of Wi-Fi coverage area and the only available means of getting Internet access on your Android tablet could be your mobile telecom network – MTN, Globacom, Airtel, or 9mobile.
What is your budget?
At the end of the day, though, for most people, a budget is the final determiner of what tablet they eventually buy. So, in looking for a tablet to buy, it is a good idea to set your budget first, and then have a look at what is available.
The Best Android Tablets and their Prices List in Nigeria (2021)
- Imose Omotab 2i. Kids educational Tablet. 7-inch display. 1 GB RAM. 8 GB storage memory (ROM). 3000mAh battery. Wi-Fi only. ₦27,500.00
- Imose Omotab 3s. Kids educational Tablet. 7-inch display. 1 GB RAM. 8 GB storage memory (ROM). 3000mAh battery. ₦30,000.00
- ITEL W7001 Kidpad1. Kids educational tablet. 7-inch display. 1 GB RAM. 32 GB storage memory (ROM). 4000mAh battery. ₦35,000.00
- TECNO Tab 4G LTE P704a. 7-inch display. 2 GB RAM. 32 GB storage memory (ROM). Wi-Fi + mobile network. 5000mAh battery. ₦58,500.00
- Valem Phantom Z+. 10.1-inch display. 4 GB RAM. 64 GB storage memory (ROM). Wi-Fi + 4G LTE. 6000mAh battery. ₦65,000.00
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2019 T295. 8-inch display. 2 GB RAM. 32 GB storage memory (ROM). 5100mAh battery. ₦70,800.00
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. 8.7-inch display. 3 GB RAM. 32 GB storage memory (ROM). 5100mAh non-removable battery. ₦86,600.00
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. 10.4-inch display. 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage memory (ROM). 7040mAh non-removable battery. ₦137,900.00
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. 10.4-inch display. 4 GB RAM. 64 GB storage memory (ROM). 7040mAh battery. ₦179,000.00
- Wacom ONE Creative Pen Display. 13.3 Inches Graphic Tablet ₦412,000.00
Where can I buy Android tablets in Nigeria?
You will find these tablets and others from popular mobile phone and gadget stores in cities and towns around the country. These include Slot, Pointek, Swot Solutions, Jumia, Konga, and others.
Hopefully, this post has provided you with information that you find useful in determining what Android tablets are available in Nigeria and choosing which to buy. Note that there are many more tablet models and sellers than we listed here, so look around a bit.
Lastly, do not forget to ask questions about the features and specs you want in an Android tablet at the point of purchase. Happy shopping.
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