There really aren’t that many good, cheap tablets around at the moment, but Vodafone has just slid a new slate into the mix with the Smart Tab N8.

It will set you back just 129 on Pay as you Go when bought with a 10 Big Value Bundle top up, or you pay 30 up front and then 10 per month to get it on contract with 2GB of .

For that you get a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 , MediaTek quad- processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage + microSD slot, 5MP rear camera, 2MP rear camera, Android 7 and a 4600mAh battery.

It’s not going to set the world alight, but those specs put the Smart Tab N8 in line with Amazon’s low-cost Fire tablets – the current leaders in the cheap tablet market.

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Limitations

Of course at this there are always limitations. Firstly it’s only available from Vodafone, so you won’t be able to use another ’s in it, and the performance is unlikely to hack high-end .

There are dual front facing speakers though, so hopefully the sound quality when watching videos and playing games won't be terrible.

That's not all the network has up its sleeve; announcing the Vodafone Smart V8 phone alongside its new slate.

Smart, powerful phone

The Smart V8 packs an impressive spec list with a 5.5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front facing snapper, Android 7.1.1 and a rear fingerprint scanner.

You get all that for 160 on PAYG, or you can pick it up for upfront on contracts starting at 23 per month.

Keep an eye out for our Vodafone Smart Tab N8 and Smart V8 reviews coming very soon, so see if these low-cost devices deliver value for money.

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