10 Of The Best Tablets Reviewed | December, 2019
Choosing the top tablets for the buyer is easy with this review to share the 10 best machines of this year. We have gathered the data, aggregated the critiques and reviews, and come up with a definitive guide to the best and the finest tablets of 2017. From the Apple iPad to brands like Asus, Microsoft, Amazon and Samsung, the reviews includes some of the leading brands in the world of computers and software today. These tablets come with unique features, from Apple's FaceTime Camera to Microsoft's stylus pen. Amazon Fire tablets come with a digital assistant to boot! So, check out these brands as we break it down and decode the features of the best tablets that money can buy.
The ASUS ZenPad 10.1 inch with 2 GB RAM has a sleek and pleasing appeal , with its elaborate leather patterning and metallic band. There’s a 10 inch IPS display with ASUS TruVivid Technology for a visual experience that is top grade. Powerful Quad core 64-bit MediaTek processor and 2GB RAM 16GB eMMC makes this dual camera, tablet smooth and seamless In operations. Now get 701 virtual surround sound and Android 6.0 OS with over 1000 features to improve the Android experience. Sleek aluminum finish, stylish design, light weight affordability and elegant patterning apart, this tablet has it all– ASUS Tru2Life, TruVivid, Bluelight Filter, Splendid and the IPS Display combine hardware and software for optimal display.
Quad core 64-bit MediaTek processor
10 inch IPS display with ASUS TruVivid Technology
No SIM card slot
Weight: 1.1 lbs
For enhanced performance, and a fast and responsive quad-core processor plus 1 GB DDR3 RAM, this tablet scores full marks. It is perfect for quick app launches, videos and ultra-smooth videos and games. Experience rich graphics, crisp text, bright colors and a 7 inch 178 degree wide angle viewing screen. Bluetooth enabled, built-in Wi-Fi and fast web browsing offers the perfect results. Expanded storage through the MicroSD card ensures extra space to store songs, videos, files and photos. The Neu Tab tablet has an 8GB hard drive and 802.11bgn wireless for fast connectivity and easy use. The only drawback is the Android Version 5.1 Lollipop OS! Apart from that, this tablet is perfect.
178 degree wide angle viewing display
802.11bgn Wi-Fi built-in
No HDMI connection, only USB
Model#: N7S Pro
Weight: 10.1 ounces
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 offers Android 6.0 OS, a 9.7″ 2048×1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED display and a Quad 1.8GHz Quad + 1.4GHz Quad, Octacore application processor.2048×1536 There is 32 GB ROM capacity and 3GB RAM. There’s an accelerometer, gyro and fingerprint sensor, geomagnetic sensor, RGB light and Hall sensor and much more. A 4:3 screen aspect ratio is ideal for surfing and reading in both landscape or portrait mode. This offers a powerful processor for multi-tasking needs and expandable memory stores all the content you will ever need. Now, view, send and share content across devices such as Smart TVs and smartphones. Just 0.22 inches thick, this is one handy tablet. Multi-window feature, fingerprint scanning for access and a host of other benefits come pouring in for buyers of this tablet.
19.7" 2048×1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED display
1.8GHz Quad + 1.4GHz Quad, Octacore application processor
No HDMI port
Weight: 0.85 lb
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 offers Samsung Galaxy Tab E Cleaning Kit Stylus Pen with Pocket Clip and Metal Ear Buds (Black Protective Neoprene Sleeve) to power your day just right. There’s a 7300 mAh battery for portable entertainment on a tablet that never runs out of juice. Get additional storage space of 128 GB form 16 using the Micro SD card. The product has a 2 MP front camera and a 5 MP rear camera. There’s Android 5.1 OS and video streaming with video player and recording resolution of HD 1280×720. Get up to 198 hours video time too. This tablet is a compact powerhouse.
7300 mAh battery
Android Version 5.0 Lollipop used
Model#: Tab E 9.6
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Sony Xperia Z4 32GB Android Tablet comes with Unlocked Cellular Network Capabilities 10.1″ and add ons like the PC Treasures 9-11 inch Protective Neoprene Sleeve for Tablets. This tablet has a universal touchscreen stylus pen with a pocket clip. There’s also hi-res audio, and powerful quad-core snapdragon processing power. 10-inch 2K display and dust and water resistant design make this tablet an irresistible bargain. There’s 32 GB of native storage, plus a micro SD card slot for storing an additional 200 GB of photos, music files, videos, and games. The 8.1 MP camera offers 8x digital zoom and there is also a front facing 5.1 MP camera. Full HD video recording thanks to the 1080p resolution and HDR for pics and videos makes this ideal for graphics pros. Geo-tagging add location to photos and a wide variety of formats for video and image capture make this the perfect bargain for videographers and photographers.
Universal touchscreen stylus pen
Image capture supports only JPEG
Model#: Z4 32GB
Weight: 389 grams Wi-Fi only, 393 grams Wi-Fi + LTE
The next generation Amazon* Fire tablet is here with 12 hours of battery life, a dynamic 8 inches HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processing unit, 1.5 GB RAM and Dolby Audio. The perfect tablet. This is more durable than the iPad with 16 to 32 GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot for 256 GB of storage which can be expanded. Personal digital assistant Alexa adds to the advantages of this tablet. You can ask queries, play music or access movies– just about any wish is a command for Alexa which it meets with precision. Access millions of movies, songs, shows, books and magazines—entertainment at its best– with Amazon* Prime membership/ On Deck, ASAP, X-ray, Blue Shade and FreeTime Parental controls are some other awesome features. Be fast and responsive and enjoy entertainment with 50% more RAM than Fire 7 for smooth, seamless and quick functioning. The Fire HD 8 has storage space which can be expanded using a MicroSD card and a 2MP rear facing camera perfect for photos or 720p videos.
Digital Assistant Alexa
Mono speakers only, cover sold separately
Weight: 13.0 ounces
“The Apple iPad Pro has a 9.7 inch Retina Display, 2048×1536 Resolution, Wide Color and True Tone Display, among other amazing features. It runs on Apple iOS 9, A9X chip with 64-bit architecture, M9 coprocessor
12 MP iSight Camera, True Tone Flash, Panorama (up to 63MP), Four-Speaker Audio and an astounding 10 hours of battery life. With a 2.26 GHz processor, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, a 32 GB hard-drive and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, there’s nothing this tablet cannot deliver, whether it’s processing speed, memory capacity, battery life, wireless internet speed or more.”
Supports LTE only if Wi-Fi and cellular capacity present
Weight: 15.4 ounces
The Huawei MediaPed M3 is a factory unlocked, 4G LTE supporting marvel, with Android 6.0 OS and Huawei EMUI 4.1. The 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB ROM add to the machine’s prowess. It has HiSilicon Kirin 950, ETWORK technology, compatibility with HSPA, GSM and LTE and a Nano SIM. The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen offers 16M colors with an excellent screen to body ratio. With a ~359 ppi pixel density, this multi-touch machine offers an Octacore CPU and a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. The memory capacity of this tablet is enviable. Additional features include face detection, touch-focus, geotagging, panorama and HDR. This tablet comes with Bluetooth 4.1, Harman Kardon sound, a 3.5mm hack, stereo speakers and A_GPS, GLONASS/BDS capacity. There’s sensors fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass and a gyro.
HiSilicon Kirin 950 technology
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors
Weight: 0.7 pound
Samsung Galaxy tablet models abound. What makes this one special is its 8.0 2048×1536 QXGA Super Amoled display. The Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3GHz octacore application processor and 32 GB flash memory along with 3GB RAM memory makes this perfect for multi-taskers. The Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS is a bit outdated, but this ultra-fast performance, lightweight machine does not disappoint on other scores. Expandable memory is perfect for enjoying favorite content. Connecting and sharing between Samsung devices is so much more easier. Deep contrast and rich colors are not the only plus point. Get power, seed and storage. With QuickConnect, this tablet connects to your Smart TV too. You can even receive a call from the Samsung smartphone on your tablet using the syncing functions.
32GB Flash Memory
Quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3GHz octacore application processor
Not updated to Nougat Android Version 7
Weight: 0.6 lb
This Apple iPad Air model comes with a lightning connector, accelerator, ambient light sensor, and AirPlay as well as AirDrop Gyro. From its front 1.2 MP FaceTime HD Camera to the rear 8MP 1080p iSight Camera, it has the perfect graphics and connectivity for creatives and professionals. The 802.11abg/n/ac Wi-FI, the Bluetooth 4.0 and the Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor along with the Tru-Core Apple A8X CPU with M8 Chip 0.96 lbs and thickness of 0.24 inches. The 9.7 IPS LCD Multi-Touch Retina Display of 2048×1536 native resolution is high definition at its most cutting-edge precision. RAM of around 32 GB, average battery life of 10 hours and an iOS operating system are its other strong points.
Front 1.2 MP FaceTime HD Camera
Perfect graphics and connectivity through 802.11abg/n/ac Wi-Fi
Not suited for heavy gamers
Weight: 1 lbs
The Best Tablets on the Market Need to Have the Following Features:
If you’re in the market for a tablet, here’s what you need to look out for. The first and foremost feature all top tablets need to have include access to world class entertainment, at least a backlit keyboard and video and photo editing. A stylus or webcam can make a big difference to the ease of use. Tons of different tablets on the market have varying capabilities. A strong OS is next in line. While Apple and Android have dominated tablets in recent times, Windows operated tablets are on the rise. Excellent tablets offered by Amazon and other heavily modified Android versions come with their own benefits. Google Now, Hangouts, Gmail, Google Maps, YT, Google Drive and Play Music are just some features that add value to Android OS tablets. Multiple user log-ins are provided and slick, stylish, user friendly tablets come with a lot of extra additional features. IOS has more than 725,000 apps custom built-in and the user-interface is extremely intuitive. Traditional computing experience is revolutionized with Windows OS with 200,000 apps that are touch friendly. Other features the tablet must have are optimal screen size, HD resolution, quad core processing with high GHz, Wi-Fi + cellular and upgrades. Storage, connectivity and a grade A webcam complete the line up.
Is The Market for Tablets Stagnating This Year?
When the Apple iPad debuted in 2010, there was palpable excitement. But in Q4 2014, the PC market shrank based on data by IDC. Tablets saw a shrinking 3.2 percent in sales on a quarterly YoY basis, as per the IDC tablet tracker. In the final quarter of 2014, the IDC estimates that 76.1 million tablets were sold as against 80.7 million PCs. Apple was among the biggest losers, with the iPad falling 18 percent on YoY basis and Amazon saw a steeper fall of nearly 70 percent. But looking on the brighter side, groups like Lenovo and Samsung sustained growth. But on the whole, numbers show a stagnating market with the tablets having fallen prey to PC like upgrade cycles. People are buying tablets, yet not replacing them with the same speed as a smartphone. Complete sales of such devices are falling by 3% to an equivalent 2.329 billion unit sales. This includes only 177 million sales of tablets while smartphones have pushed beyond the 1.5 billion mark. Smartphone sales are growing in developing nations and retaining stability in N.America. Gartner also predicts a fall and stagnation in tablet markets in the coming years, with 450 million unit sales each year, dropping from 177 million in 2016 to 173 million in 2017 and 2018.
The Best New Value Tablets
There are lot more tablets than just the iPad. Looking for simpler, more portable devices on the move? Apple’s iconic iPad may have stellar performance, but the best new value tablets reviewed should ideally include the Google Pixel C, undeniably a top performing Android tablet. Its 8.9 inch display with top graphics and sturdy build make it perfect for users. If you’re on the lookout for something that is powerful, choose the Microsoft Surface Pro4, a laptop masquerading as a tablet. It comes with a stylus, removable keyboard cover case and latest Intel processors. Further fireworks are only possible with the Amazon Fire. The HD 8 has large screens, faster performance and sharper pictures.