Best Prime Day Tablet deals 2022: low prices on Fire, iPad and more

The best tablet deals in the Prime Day sale

Amazon Prime Day Tablet deals 2022
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The Amazon Prime Day sale 2022 has now ended after a successful 2 days of non-stop deals and discounts. This post covers what happened in the Prime Day sale and what tablet deals were on offer.

The annual Amazon Prime Day (opens in new tab)  sale took place on Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th July. One of our top 5 predictions for Prime Day (opens in new tab) was tablets, and the Prime Day sale was the best place to look for a new tablet or e-reader.

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With the rise in hybrid working, tablets have become necessities for both work and play. The best tablets (opens in new tab) combine the ease and portability of a smartphone with the power and versatility of a laptop. Whether you’re an Apple, Amazon or Samsung fan, the Prime Day sale has great bargains on popular tablets and Kindles.

To help our readers find the best prices on tablets and Kindles in the Prime Day sale, below we're rounded up the best deals that you can shop right now.

Last minute Prime Day Tablet deals

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2021 Apple iPad (9th Generation): was £319, now £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This iPad is the 2021 9th generation which is 10.2-inches and comes with WiFi connectivity and up to 256GB storage. Available in silver and space grey, this iPad runs on the A13 Bionic chip and has both front and back cameras, stereo speakers and touch ID.

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2021 Apple iPad Pro (3rd Generation): was £749, now £699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2021 iPad Pro has a 11-inch Liquid Retina display, 128GB storage and multiple ports. It comes in space grey with the Apple M1 chip and a TrueDepth camera system.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: was £219, now £149 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
As we predicted, you can already find discounts on Samsung Galaxy tablets, like this 32% price cut on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8. This Android tablet is super powerful with tons of apps and battery life. It’s a great device for work and play and has a split screen capability for smooth and seamless multitasking.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: was £299, now £269 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is now just £269, thanks to a 10% discount. This is the lowest price the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has ever been so it's worth snapping up now.

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Lenovo Tab M10 Plus: was £199.99, now £164.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus has a 10.3-inch full HD display and Dolby Atmos dual speakers for impressive visuals and surround sound. It's a great family tablet that comes with dedicated user profiles, Kids Mode and parental controls.

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Microsoft Surface Go 2: was £529, now £437.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a tablet PC which comes with a 2-in-1 keyboard and stand so you can turn it into a tablet and laptop whenever you want. The 10.5-inch touchscreen is sleek, easy-to-use and its tablet capabilities are the most impressive part of the device. Read our Microsoft Surface Go 2 review (opens in new tab) for more.

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HUAWEI MatePad T10: was £139.99, now £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 29% off the HUAWEI MatePad T10 tablet this Prime Day. This tablet has a 9.7-inch HD display, front and rear cameras and a good amount of storage. It's an ideal tablet for families and kids and comes with age-appropriate content with Kids Corner.

What to expect from Prime Day Tablet deals 2022

Amazon Prime Day Tablet deals

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We noticed in our Prime Day laptop deals (opens in new tab) post that 2-in-1 laptops have been extremely popular in the sales this year. Laptop-tablet hybrids were on sale throughout the Easter, Memorial Day and bank holiday sales so we anticipate that it will be the same on Prime Day. Laptops are always a big part of Prime Day but we think tablets will be the main attraction this year, with huge discounts on devices and accessories like keyboards and covers to turn tablets into a laptop.

Our first prediction is that Amazon Fire tablets will be the most discounted this year. As Prime Day is an Amazon event, Amazon devices will most likely receive the biggest price cuts and we think Fire Tablets will be the bestsellers this year. In the Daily Deals (opens in new tab) section at Amazon, we can already see that refurbished Fire Kids, Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 8 have got up to 50% off which is some of the best Fire Tablet deals (opens in new tab) we’ve seen in a while.

Another Amazon tablet-like product we predict doing well this Prime Day are Kindles. Kindles are top e-readers with multiple devices, colours and capacities to choose from. As Amazon announced it will be turning off access to new books on old Kindles (opens in new tab), now is a good time to replace your old Kindle and treat yourself to cheap Kindle book deals (opens in new tab). The Kindle Paperwhite is a 5-star e-reader/tablet that will probably be the big seller this year– see our Kindle Paperwhite review (opens in new tab) for more. 

Other than Amazon tablets, we think Apple iPads could give Fire tablets a run for their money this year. Apple is hard to find discounts on and can be very low (5-15%) so we imagine iPads could sell out on Prime Day if they’re discounted. Another popular tablet manufacturer is Samsung. As the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (opens in new tab) launched earlier this year, we predict that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, A8, S6 and S7 models will have some of the biggest price drops. Finally for those who like to use tablets for work, we think Lenovo & Microsoft tablets will have some good price cuts too.

Buying Tips: How to buy a tablet on Prime Day

One of the biggest mistakes people make when shopping the Prime Day sale (opens in new tab) is getting overexcited by the price drops and wasting money on things they don’t need. To help you avoid doing this, we’ve put together some shopping tips on how to buy a tablet this Prime Day.

Think about what you’re going to use it for

First, it’s important to decide what you’re going to use it for. Tablets are extremely versatile, so they can be used to write, edit, stream, game and much more on multiple devices. Overall, Fire tablets and iPads are top all-round devices so if you want a tablet that covers everything, these are the ones you should consider. For work, look for a tablet from a brand that makes laptops and PCs, like Lenovo and Microsoft as they’ll be more suited to heavy computing tasks. If the tablet is going to be used by kids, you need some parental controls so a Fire Kids tablet is a good choice and if you want to read on your tablet, it might be worth considering a Kindle.

Consider size, features and accessories

Next, consider the size and features you want as this can have an effect on the price. Most tablets are around 9-10 inches so this is the standard size you should be looking for. Battery life and storage is also important and you should try and get at least up to 10 hours of battery and as much storage as possible. For connectivity, make sure you’re picking WiFi instead of cellular connectivity, as WiFi is almost always available and cellular can rack up your monthly data bills. Finally, accessories can make your tablet experience more seamless depending on what you’re using it for. If you want a tablet/laptop mix, consider a detachable keyboard and if you like to draw and edit, a compatible pen is also worth looking at. We imagine accessories will also be involved in the Prime Day sale so you can buy one for cheap alongside a tablet.

Shop certified refurbished

To save some extra money, shop certified refurbished tablets. Certified refurbished laptops and tablets are always well revived back to their original condition so you can trust what you’re getting when you buy one. They’re also much cheaper than the original retail prices and certified refurbished Fire tablets are already up to 50% off in the run-up to Prime Day.

Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Acting Wellness Editor & Deals Writer

As T3's resident Shopping Expert and Deals Writer, Beth covers deals, discount codes, how to save money and seasonal holidays, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day, Boxing Day and Easter sales. Alongside her primary focus of deals, Beth is currently Acting Wellness Editor, covering all things sleep, yoga, relaxation and general wellbeing.

Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting DIY craft projects that will probably end in disaster!