I need a lighter companion to do my work-related stuff. This may sound a little crazy, but my 10.1-inch netbook which weighs about 1.5 kilograms already feels heavy to carry on a daily basis. Again, those who have 14-inch laptops would surely frown upon that last statement. But, hey if you happen to stumble upon a number of cheap quad-core Android tablets priced under Php 4,000, you would also want reasons to have a netbook alternative.

So I was looking for the cheapest tablets because I consider myself frugal, and found these amazing gadgets. Read on to know more about them.

CloudFone CloudPad 700qTV

This is one is a gem. Aside from the fact that is runs Android 4.4 Kitkat out ot the box, it has 3G and dual sim to boot, an 8GB internal memory, and a mobile TV. How cool is that for Php 3,499?
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • 3G, WiFi
  • 7.0" Touchscreen
  • 5MP Rear
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • ROM: 8GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Mobile TV
  • P 3,499
Next up, is the....

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt 

This quad-core tablet already made waves in 2013 when it first came out because of its HD display, huge battery capacity, and reliable processor. All for only Php 3,999!

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt specs:
  • Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
  • 7-inch HD IPS Display, 1280×800 resolution, 216ppi
  • 1GHz quad-core Actions Semiconductor ATM7025 processor
  • Vivante GC1000+ GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • WiFi
  • 2-megapixel main camera
  • VGA front camera
  • microUSB v2.0
  • miniHDMI slot
  • Super HD 2160p video support
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 4000mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Price: Php3,999
The reason that it has to be quad-core is that I have tried dual-core and suffered through all the lags and bumps while browsing through apps and playing even the basic games. I am done with that so quad-core is like the minimum processor power I am rooting for. 

I found a lot of tablets under Php 4K but most of them are still dual-core so obviously, they didn't make it in the list. The last one, I am kinda hesitant to post because of the lower RAM capacity but hey it's still quad-core!

CloudPad 707qw

For the price of Php 2,499, you are getting Android 4.4 Kitkat, 5MP-2MP cam combo, and an 8GB internal storage capacity. That's awesome right? The only prob is the RAM but well, if you are not really into games, and just want to hav a tab for browsing, this might do the trick.
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • WiFi
  • 7.0" Touchscreen
  • 5MP Rear
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • ROM: 8GB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • P 2,499
The CM Fusion Bolt is the winner when it comes to display but I am really curious about that CloudPad 700qTV because well, it has TV and has better set of cameras. I think an actual hands-on is needed to see if the things on paper translate well on the actual usage experience.