WHICH PHONE AND TABLET should I buy has always been a question that pops up for every tyre business. The device needs to be rugged for field use, speedy to use and often have a 4G connection to always have access to the latest work data wherever you are. Budget always becomes the biggest factor, with some companies investing in the best devices whilst they may not even need all that power, and others going for the lowest end of the budget and acquiring devices that will only cause frustrations.

Although TyreOps is available to both Apple & Android users, majority of the industry is now in the Android ecosystem because of its cost effective devices and developments. But even if you are an Apple user, don’t be disappointed – there are some great budget options available that can make a huge difference to your workflow, whether you are using TyreOps or a Tyre Manufacturer’s app to carry out work.

We hope our picks of the best phones and tablets for the tyre industry can help you make good choices for your business and speed up your workflow!

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Updated December 2020. Links to the phone and protective cases can be found in the article.


  1. Phone – Huawei Y6p (£130)
  2. Phone – Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (£198)
  3. Phone – Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (£179)
  4. Phone – Samsung A21s (£179)
  5. Tablet – Samsung Tab A7 (4g) (£229)
  6. Tablet – Samsung Tab A (LTE) (£139)
  7. Tablet – Huawei MatePad T10s (£209)

1. Huawei Y6p

CPU – 2GHz        Processor – Octacore      RAM – 3gb     Storage – 32gb+       Size – 6.5″ Infinity-O Display          Connectivity – WiFi & Sim

Buy Phone – Huawei Y6p (£130)              Buy Case – Milan Nice Heavy Duty Case (£7.99)

2. Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC

CPU – 2.3GHz        Processor – Octacore       RAM – 6gb     Storage – 64gb+       Size – 6.6″          Connectivity – WiFi & Sim

Buy Phone – Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (£198)                      Buy Case – IMBZBK Case with Glass Screen Protector



3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

CPU – 2GHz        Processor – Octacore       RAM – 4gb     Storage – 64gb+       Size – 6.6″          Connectivity – WiFi & Sim

Buy Phone – Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (£179)     Buy Case – Milomdoi HD Tempered Glass Screen Protector & TPU Silicone Shockproof Case (£9.99)





4. Samsung A21s

CPU – 2GHz        Processor – Octacore      RAM – 3gb     Storage – 32gb+       Size – 6.5″ Infinity-O Display          Connectivity – WiFi & Sim

Buy Phone – Samsung A21s (£179)                   Buy Case – iCatchy Case (£6.99) or Spigen Rugged Armour Case (£9.99)




5. Samsung Tab A7

CPU – 2GHz        Processor – Octocore      RAM – 3gb     Storage – 32gb+       Size – 10.4″

Buy Tablet – Samsung Tab A7 (4g) (£229)            Buy Case – Seymac Stock Rugged Case & Screen Protector (£20.99)




6. Samsung Tab A

CPU – 2GHz        Processor – Quad Core         RAM – 2gb          Storage – 32gb+       Size – 8″

Buy Tablet – Samsung Tab A (LTE) (£139)                 Buy Case – Gerutek Rugged Case (£16.99)


7. Huawei MatePad T10s

CPU – 2.1GHz        Processor – Octacore      RAM – 3gb     Storage – 64gb+       Size – 10.1″ Infinity-O Display          Connectivity – WiFi & Sim

Buy Tablet – Huawei MatePad T10s (£209)                  Buy Case – Xunylyee Huawei MatePad T10S Rugged Case (£11.99)

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About Joe

Director, System Designer & Content Writer at TyreOps. Formerly a system designer at a major tyre manufacturer headquartered in the UK, forever ambitious for his own good, and always pushing initiatives forward.


Joe has spent 10+ years in the tyre industry where he led the charge in technological innovation in tyre operations. In 2018, after years believing those tech challenges would be easily solved by big software companies, he decided to embark in a mission to develop software that is designed for the tyre industry and its particular needs. He and his team threw themselves into research and design tests to help all people in tyre businesses operate efficiently.

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