This cheap Android tablet charges twice as fast as the competition

Oppo Pad Neo header
Pictured: OPPO Pad Neo
// A new thrifty tablet enters the fray.
Fergus Halliday
Apr 30, 2024
Icon Time To Read1 min read

Looking for a cheap Android tablet that isn't made by Samsung? OPPO's latest might be the answer.

Announced for the Australian market this week, the new OPPO Pad Neo looks like most low-end tablets do, but comes armed with a set of specs that go well beyond the basics.

On the front, the tablet features an 11.4-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 400 nits of peak brightness. This budget-friendly feast for the eyes comes complemented by a quartet of Dolby Atmos speakers and an 8MP selfie camera. On the opposite side, the affordable Android-powered device boasts an 8MP rear camera.

Under the hood, the OPPO Pad Neo is powered by a MediaTek G99 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. On paper, that makes it a pretty close competitor to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus.

While this is far from OPPO's first stab at an affordable Android tablet, the OPPO Pad Neo does have the edge on Samsung's Tab A9 Plus when it comes to battery life. Not only does it feature a larger 8000mAh battery. It also supports faster 33W fast-charging via USB-C.

OPPO Pad Neo

How much does the OPPO Pad Neo cost in Australia?

In Australia, the new OPPO Pad Neo will be available through the OPPO store this week at a recommended retail price of $449.

Fergus Halliday
Written by
Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.