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Upto 50% Off - Cheap Refurbished Tablets for Sale UK

Buy Cheap Tablets, Refurbished or New

In the digital age, tablets have become indispensable for both work and leisure. However, many people are under the impression that quality comes at a high cost. At The Big Phone Store, we challenge that notion, by adding super-cheap tablets to our growing range of discounted, refurbished tech. Our curated selection of new and refurbished tablets for sale offers top-tier performance, design, and functionality without breaking the bank.

Thanks to our refurbishment expertise, you don't have to sacrifice quality when you're on a budget. By doing some savvy shopping with us, you can find a tablet that meets both your needs and financial constraints.

Features to Look For in a New or Cheap Refurbished Tablet

When it comes to finding a great deal on an affordable tablet, the features matter. The right specifications can make your tablet a multifunctional powerhouse. Here are a few key features you should consider when choosing the best tablets for you.

  • Display: A clear, vibrant display enhances everything from web browsing to video streaming.

  • Performance: Look for a processor that can handle multitasking and won't slow you down.

  • Battery Life: A long-lasting battery ensures you're not constantly tethered to a power outlet.
    Don't just focus on the price tag; the right combination of features can elevate your tablet experience to a whole new level.

Used and Second-Hand - Cheap Tablets

Second-hand doesn't mean second-rate. Our collection of second-hand and used tablets undergo a rigorous refurbishment process, followed by stringent testing and quality checks to ensure they meet our high standards. You can enjoy significant savings by opting for a reconditioned tablet. Rest assured, each of the reconditioned tablets we offer is fully functional and ready to deliver a reliable user experience.

Refurbished Tablets: Save Money while Saving the Planet

If you're looking for a device that offers near-new functionality at a fraction of the cost, consider our range of refurbished tablets. Each tablet undergoes a meticulous refurbishment process to restore it to top condition. From software checks to hardware repairs, our refurbished cheap tablets are designed to give you reliable performance without the hefty price tag.

A refurbished cheap tablet is a used or pre-owned device that has been fully restored to full working order, and the experience of using one should be no different than using a brand-new device. Not only are you saving money on a trustworthy device, you're preventing electronic waste and lowering your carbon footprint!

Our Cheap Tablets Conditions Explained

Devices listed as 'Brand New' are factory sealed and have never been used. A cheap tablet from The Big Phone Store can come in one of 5 cosmetic conditions:

  • Like New: These tablets are indistinguishable from brand new devices, with no marks anywhere on the device and in full working order.

  • Pristine: These are used devices in excellent condition, with any marks completely invisible unless held up-close, and in full working order.

  • Very Good: Tablets in this category have some visible scratches or scuffs but are still in full working order.

  • If a tablet is in Good cosmetic condition, expect moderate wear and tear, but rest assured, the device is working perfectly.

All of the above conditions only describe the cosmetic condition of the device, and have been certified using a rigorous 90-point check to be in full working order - with a battery health of over 85% its original capacity. They are also covered by a full 12-month warranty.

You may have noticed we only counted to 4 conditions, not 5. At The Big Phone Store, we care deeply about being the most environmentally friendly reseller that we can be, which means that we're eager to prevent a device from heading to landfill if somebody would still pay money for it. That's why if a device falls short of our strict standards, we don't immediately throw it away: we will list its condition as ‘Fair'. These tablets may have deep scratches or even cracks, and in some cases have a minor technical flaw - i.e. one that does not prevent you from using the device. These are the cheapest tablets of the lot, though, and we promise to cover any more serious faults under a 3-month limited warranty.

What Makes The Big Phone Store The Best Place To Buy Refurbished Tablets in the UK

The Best Prices for your Devices

We strive to offer the most competitive prices of any site. That's why we check against the prices of our leading competitors throughout the day - so you don't have to!


All refurbished cheap tablets sold by The Big Phone Store come with a warranty. We want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase and we want you to know that you are protected if your tablet isn't what you expected.

Our warranty policy allows you to return your tablet if there has been a hardware issue. We will give you a replacement if one is available but if no replacement is available, we will give you your money back.

All our refurbished iPads and tablets have a 12 month warranty with the exception of Fair devices which come with a 3 month warranty.

Free UK Shipping

We are also happy to provide free shipping on all orders over £30.00 to our customers in the UK (excluding the Scottish Highlands or the Channel Islands). Your order will be delivered by Royal Mail and will take an estimated 3-5 days to arrive but express delivery is also available at an additional cost. 

UK Customer Service

Our UK-based customer service team is here to assist you with any inquiries or issues.

The Refurbisher You Can Trust

Our excellent TrustPilot ratings stand testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction.
Choosing The Big Phone Store means enjoying top-quality products, outstanding service, and unbeatable prices.

Which is the best cheap tablet for you?

When considering which is the best tablet for your needs, there are plenty of things to consider. Let’s go over a few things to look out for.


From Wi-Fi to cellular options, consider how you'll be using your tablet on the go.

Storage Size

Storage needs vary; pick a tablet with adequate storage for your files and applications.

Battery Life

Battery life is crucial for those who use their tablet extensively throughout the day.

Operating System: iOS vs Android

Your choice between Android and iOS can impact your user experience significantly. Samsung Galaxy Tab devices run on Android, while the Apple iPad and Apple iPad Air run on iOS.

By offering a variety of conditions and price points, along with a plethora of features to consider, The Big Phone Store ensures you can find the perfect tablet for your needs without sacrificing quality or performance.


If you are looking for accessories for your refurbished Apple iPad or Samsung tablet, such as an iPad keyboard, see our page for tablet accessories.


What is a Reasonable Price for a Tablet?

The cost of a tablet can vary widely depending on its brand, features, and condition. On the lower end, you can find basic Android tablets for as little as £50-£100. Mid-range tablets often fall within the £200-£400 price range, offering a decent blend of performance and features. High-end models like the iPad Pro can start from around £750 and go upwards, depending on storage and connectivity options.
Determining a "reasonable" price ultimately depends on what you're looking to get out of the tablet. For casual browsing and media consumption, a cheaper tablet may suffice. If you require advanced functionalities like stylus support or multitasking capabilities, be prepared to invest more.

What is the Best Tablet to Buy in the UK?

The best tablet for you will depend on your specific needs, but there are several standout options in the UK market. The iPad Pro is often touted as one of the best tablets available. With its high-end specs, it's a powerhouse suitable for both professional and personal use. However, it's also one of the priciest options. If you're looking for something more budget-friendly, you may want to explore options from brands like Samsung or Google, which offer high-quality tablets at more modest price points.

Is it Safe to Buy a Used Tablet?

Buying a used tablet can be a cost-effective way to get your hands on a quality device, but it's essential to exercise caution. Make sure to purchase from a reputable seller like The Big Phone Store, where used tablets undergo thorough testing and quality checks.
While it's generally safe to buy a used or refurbished tablet from a trusted source, always check the warranty and return policy, so you have peace of mind knowing you can return the device if any issues arise.

Are People Still Buying Tablets?

Absolutely, tablets continue to be popular for various applications—from media consumption and web browsing to professional uses like graphic design and presentations. Their portability, combined with ever-improving specs, makes them a convenient alternative to both smartphones and laptops for specific tasks.
Recent market data suggests that the tablet market has seen a resurgence, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as people sought versatile devices for remote work and education. Therefore, yes, tablets are still very much a popular choice among consumers.

Why people love us.

We value the opinions of all of our customers, and we're sure that you do too! If you're still unsure about buying the Refurbished Tablets you want, take a look at the reviews our customers have left for us.

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Bought iPad Pro 10.5" Wi-Fi (2017)

1 year ago

Said I would be back. And again, excellent service. Delivery was really quick. Extremely well packaged. Regular emails letting me know when it would arrive. The iPad was described ‘like new’, it was immaculate. I’m so happy with it. Thank you again for excellent service.

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