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4 Inch Tablets - Mini Internet Android Tablets

Updated on November 27, 2012

Tablets with a 4 Inch Screen Size

A small tablet with a screen size of 4 inches, or maybe 4.3 inches, is a good choice if you want a tablet that you can put in your pocket. 4 inch tablets are often cheaper than larger tablets because a smaller screen costs less. If you have access to a Wifi internet connection, you can use your tablet for internet access, instead of a cell phone, so you don't have the additional expense of a monthly data plan.

A small tablet with a high resolution screen and a fast processor is a good choice for browsing the web, playing games, watching video, etc. It's very portable!

Just in: Now there are 5 inch tablet/phone hybrids called "Phablets".

Samsung Galaxy 4.0 Android Tablet / MP3 Player - Best Small Pocket Sized Tablet

Samsung 4-Inch Galaxy Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Samsung 4-Inch Galaxy Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Although this is called an MP3 player, it does A LOT of things. Here's just a partial list of features:

- 4-Inch Super Clear LCD Touchscreen

- Surf the Internet over a WiFi connection

- Play Games

- Watch Video

- Runs Adobe Flash

- Front & Rear Facing Camera

- Video Call with Skype or Qik

- Built in GPS

- Bluetooth Capable

Some reviewers say that this is better than Apple's Ipod!

 

4.3" Inch Android Internet Tablet - Under $100 Mini Tablet

Elsse (TM) 4.3 Inch Internet Touchscreen Tablet with Built in WIFI and much more
Elsse (TM) 4.3 Inch Internet Touchscreen Tablet with Built in WIFI and much more

This cheap Android Tablet has built-in wifi. It is a great little tablet for checking email, reading newspapers and books, browsing the web, and playing music.

It has many positive reviews. It looks like a great little pad!

 

4.3" Inch Android 2.2 Tablet with More Features - Music Player, Video Player, HD Camcorder, & More!

Archos 43 4.3-Inch 8 GB Internet Tablet
Archos 43 4.3-Inch 8 GB Internet Tablet

If you can spend a bit more money (currently this is just over $150), then you might want to check out this mini tablet instead. It has a lot of features, including:

- HD Camera & Camcorder

- Android 2.2 Froyo

- Adobe Flash 10 Compatibility

- Connect to your TV with the HDMI-out port

- Built in stand

 

Should I buy a tablet or a smartphone?

Phones require a contract, internet tablets don't.

Many smartphones have screen sizes that are about 4 inches, so you might wonder why have a tablet when you can just buy a phone? The reason to have a tablet instead of a phone, is to save money! A phone requires a cell phone contract with a data plan that often costs $20-$40 a month. If you buy a tablet instead, you don't have to have a contract.

The downside of having a wifi tablet only is that you can only use it where there is a wifi network. You might have a wifi network at home (all you need is an internet connection and a wireless router), and you might find wifi networks that you can connect to at the library, airport, cafes, etc. Your workplace I might even have a wifi network. Wifi networks are also called "hot spots."

Personally, I have a smartphone, but to buy everyone in my family a smartphone would make my monthly cell phone bill very expensive. Therefore, I'm thinking that a small tablet would be ideal for many people who are in my situation - trying to save money! Kids and younger people often have no problem using a 4 inch sized phone or tablet. Older people probably would enjoy a larger tablet though. I'd recommend a 7 inch or 10 inch tablet for a grandparent or other elderly person.

Do you own a tablet? Or, are you thinking of buying one? - If you have any questions, I will try to answer them.

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      Gadgetlesstech 5 years ago

      Nice post! While I understand your thought process here, I think that you are going to see a shift toward 3G tablets that allow users to make phone calls from their device. There are a good number of these devices on the market already and it will only grow throughout 2012. Again, nice work!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Gadgetlesstech: Nah... I would rather have a PHONE and a TABLET than have one item that doesn't do either very well. And I would prefer WiFi - don't need the Data Plan expense.

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      Ken Weiss 3 years ago

      These are nice tablets that are under $100. Nice work.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I using a 4inch tablet called trio stile it nice it fits in your pocket it was only $60 dollars at most places I recommed if you like to save money it like a smartphone got a appstore called 1moblie market no google play if would be great if had carmera facing you it had a rear carmera good quality

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      m b 6 weeks ago

      I would like a small tablet (I have a Galaxy7) but want a smaller one that I can download Overdrive audiobooks and listen to them while walking on the treadmill at the gym (with ear buds). It seems like 4 or 5 inches would be great if the memory was big enough. What do you suggest I buy?

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