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0 Tablets You Should Seriously Consider Buying

Tablets come with a variety of display sizes and operating system inbuilt. One can choose the best tablet which depends on upon their requirements. Right from big storage to speedy performance, tablets come in different variants. Our review will help you buy the one which is actually productive for you rather than just hi-end or the very cheap one. 

Tablets are available on Apple OS, Android OS, and Microsoft's Windows platform. Depending upon your choice you can look for one. iOS and Apple are widely used system everywhere so you have plenty of options here. 


You have additional ability to install programs and utilities on Windows-based tablets, but overall windows tablets are less popular nowadays due to their sluggish and slower performance.


If you are an avid internet user and like more typing over social sites or business purpose, we highly recommend you looking for convertible tablets/laptops out there.


Tablet serves a different purpose, right from playing games, surfing social sites, watching tv, browsing the internet or some designing things, one may also look them for on-the-go business work. Sales people often need internet connectivity while they are on travel and tablets are the best option to complete the forms, type in details or even do some online transactions.


Here are our the top picks from what is available right now. 

1. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1

Shield Tablet K1 is one of the unique Android tablets from Nvidia. It is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and enough 2GB RAM. It is 8 Inch tab with Full HD 1080p display resolution. With enough 5200 mAh battery support, you are all set to keep up with entertainment full day. 



With this powerful configuration, NVIDIA targets this tablet for gaming lovers. You get access to preloaded applications, Nvidia's marketplace for shopping games, cloud game streaming service and NVIDIA GRID. Now play your multiplayer network games right on your tablet. 


See full review and Prices on Amazon (at $200)

2. iPad Mini 4

Great tablet at current competition

With a price tag of $399 iPad Mini 4 has same features and performance of iPad Air 2 with compact 7.9 Inch display size. 


It is a 7.9 Inch LED-Backlit Display tablet powered by Apple A8 64Bit Dual Core 1.5 GHz paired with M8 Motion coprocessor. It has 16GB inbuilt storage, Apple pay, and next-gen touch ID fingerprint sensor. Running on iOS 9 it has great 6470 mAh Li-Po battery support. Looking at the camera it has enough 8Mp 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus lens.




If you are Apple lover and looking for a compact tablet, iPad Mini 4 is for you.


See full specs and Buy on Amazon


3. iPad Pro 9.7

One of the best tablet from Apple in recent times

One of the best tablet from Apple. Still, it can not replace the versatility of a laptop. Engadget calls it as 'an ultimate PC replacement'. 


It has amazing 9.7 Inch display with faster A9X chipset which includes the embedded M9 motion co-processor and a 12-Core Power-VR Series 7 Graphics chip. It has enough 2GB RAM. Its detachable keyboard is really productive and has raised Apple's sales. Pro 9.7 is as faster as 12.9 Inch iPad Pro and have built with iPad Air 2 design. 




It comes with an awesome 12Mp primary camera and enough 128GB and 256GB storage capacity. Its 9.7 Inch LED display has great 2048x1536p resolution and looks gorgeous as original Air 2. iPad pro 9.7 starts around at $599 for 32GB variant and increases with higher storage capacities. Additional accessories make this tablet even more productive. 


Apple Smart Pencil - A great $94.99 Pencil for drawing and additional work productivity. 


Smart Keyboard Cover - A great tool for those who extensively use a keyboard for work or social networking. see here at $148.88


Verdict,


If you want a bigger tablet, go for iPad Air 2 as its prices are dropping now. You can also consider Google's Pixel C which is worth buying with some amazing specs. 


See full specs and Prices on Amazon ($629.00)

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung's most advanced tablet in the market currently available

The successor to previous Tab S, Galaxy Tab S2 has upgraded version with a super thin build with great regular plastic make. It has a metal on sides, matte finishes plastic on rear and Gorilla glass on the front. Powered by octa-core Exynos 5433 SoC processor at 1.9GHz and 1.3GHz model has enough 3GB of RAM to support all day to day functions. S2 comes in 32GB and 64GB storage capacity and also has support for microSD up to 128GB expansion. 




Its 8Mp camera is great for taking shots and can record 1440p videos at 30fps. There is 2.1Mp front facing the camera as well. The tablet comes with great Super AMOLED display which produces attractive colors on its fabulous 320ppi display.  


It supports fast charging technology but few things might less impress you including its poor battery life and no higher storage models available. It comes in two 8 Inch and 9.7 Inch variants and competes with its rival Apple with their iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models. 


The buy factor of this tablet is its top-notch hardware, great 320ppi Super AMOLED display, and amazingly thin profile, voice calls capable and expandable storage.



See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($349)

5. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The best in class, high-priced, the perfect tablet out there

It's a powerful and versatile windows 10 compact tablet ever. Being one of the best Windows 10 machine out there, it is a great replacement for your laptop again with very similar high-end specifications. It has the capability to replace your desktop, laptop, and even tablets.


Looking at the pricing, it's certainly expensive but you can save your money if you choose its lower specifications. A Stylus Surface pen comes with the product itself but unless you buy its Type Cover, using this tablet is not worth. It costs as good as $113.80 See here



Its 12.3 Inch screen size is enough for all business and entertainment work. The display is stunning and gives sharp image quality. Stylus pen is seriously sharp, meaning you will feel like you are drawing on paper or won't even see any jagged edges on texts. The best thing about this tablet is that you can actually use it for designing purpose. 

See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($739 128GB, $1099 256GB)


6. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony's great attempt with high-end packed specs

With a similar look of Sony's traditional smartphones, Z3 Tab boasts some pretty well specs and overall features. Its 8 Inch screen looks good but certainly not among the best while compared with rivals. Still, overall features are amazing.


Z3 tablet compact is IP65/68 certified, meaning it is dust and water resistant. Its live color LED plus and IPS LCD screen gives stunning look for images and videos. Blacks are deeper than ever and its really impressive. All it supported to Sony's Triluminos technology. 




Looking at speed tablet is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU clocking at 2.5GHz with 3GB RAM. That's enough to make it a high-tech tablet. 


Moreover, Z3 compact is Playstation 4 compatible, meaning you can enjoy all those games remotely. It has enough 8.1Mp primary and 2.2Mp front facing camera. Astonishing sound quality, thas's Sony is well known for from years and that's true with this device as well. 


Verdict,


If you are a display lover, this tablet might not for you, but if you are looking for overall high-end specs with great build quality, Z3 Tablet Compact the device which is hard to ignore. 


See full Review and Prices on Amazon


7. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony's great attempt with high-end specs

Is upgraded version of previous less-satisfactory Xperia Z2 Tablet. This new version is improved in all the directions. At a heavy price tag of £499, Z4 is probably one of the best deal in Android tablet market.


The tablet comes with stunning 10.1 Inch IPS display with Sony's Triluminos technology. Its 299ppi density is far better than others in similar price range.  


Weighing at just 393g Z4 is extremely light to feel and easy to handle. Its soft touch plastic built is easy to feel in hands. With just 6.1mm thick, this device is an extremely thin profile and has a real SONY feel.  




It is IP65 and IP68 certified dust and water resistant. Just make sure it is unprotected USB slots are dry when you start using them. The tablet comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop version. The tablet comes with enough 8.1Mp primary and 5.1Mp secondary one.


Its Playstation 4 supported meaning you can enjoy all those games remotely with this tablet. You can use PlayStation DualShock 4 controller with this tablet. Z4 comes with great connectivity options including NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11ac standard Wi-Fi with support for MIMO and Cat 6 LTE.


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($539.99)


8. Google Nexus 9

HTC Google Nexus 9, a superior product with high-end specs.

Looking at a display size, Nexus 9 is midway at Apple's 7.9 Inch iPad mini and 9.7 Inch iPad Air. It also has great 4:3 aspect ratio against previous 16:9 models. Its top of the line Nvidia processor with enough 2GB of RAM delivers superior or equal performance when considered for benchmarking and other rivals such as iPad Air 2.


Slightly chunky to hold - just 7.95mm thin and weighing 425g only, Nexus 9 has a great 8.9 Inch Display with 2048x1536p and 288ppi resolution. It is powered by 2.3GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, again, which can not  be expanded. Its 8Mp primary camera and a 1.6Mp front facing are great for day to day use.




Running on Android 5.0 and powered by a 6700mAh non-removable battery, Nexus 9 tablet has most of the latest connectivity options including Wi-fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and major sensors. 


Its 16GB entry model is almost equal to Apple's iPad Air but if you want 32GB, which you will surely, then its around £399 which is more than 32GB Air. If a slightly smaller screen is no issue for you, looking for Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is again a better option.


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($465)


9. Google Pixel C

Google's best Android tablet ever 

Google suggests the Pixel C as the most advanced Android tablet ever made. It has top of the line powerful Nvidia X1 CPU, ultra sharp 10.2 Inch display and latch-free docking mechanism for keyboard cover. 


Pixel C is a beautiful tablet having latest Android Marshmallow OS, Upgrade available for Nougat, 10.2 Inch display, Nvidia CPU, 3GB RAM, Optional keyboard. Looking at display its excellent with 2560 x 1800 resolution and 308ppi density. This gives text and images a smooth look.


Previous Chromebook Pixel was running on Chrome OS, this time Pixel C comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It will also get upgrade support for upcoming Android 7.0 Nutella.




It is made up of anodized aluminum for its chassis, making it feel more premium. Still, Pixel is facing stiff competition against iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 with great specs and overall captured market.


The main selling point of Pixel C is its high-end Quad core Nvidia X1 processor paired with Maxwell GPU and massive 3GB DDR4 RAM.


If you are looking for high-end Android laptop, Pixel c is the only option available. Things to note which are its 32GB model cost appx. £399 and you will surely need a keyboard which costs appx. £119 extra. which increases your budget heavily.


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($739)


10. iPad Air 2

Apple's best selling tablet ever

NDTV Gadgets calls it as the 'king of tablets' and probably world's most popular tablet computers. In terms of performance and speed its a beast. With just 6.1mm thin profile it is slimmer than the previous iPad. 


Air 2 comes with a gorgeous camera, more powerful A8X processor and M8 motion co-processor. It weighs only 437g and ergonomically perfect to handle. Its home button is now also has a Touch ID and its tactile feedback is pretty perfect. 




It has beautiful 9.7 Inch display with 1536 x 2048p resolution and 264ppi density, still, one of the best in the market despite few bad counts. 


Its A8X chip has triple-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz per core and has customized version of PowerVRGX6450 GPU. Its 8Mp primary camera takes a great shot. Connectivity options also include latest 4G LTE variant and comes with pretty well storage options. iPad Air 2 comes with iOS 8.1 by default. 


Overall iPad Air 2 is extremely productive, built with many powerful features and hardware specs and hence becomes one of the top choice. 


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($341.50)

11. iPad Air 1

One of the Best from Apple

Amazingly lightweight, slim and with superb design. Apple's iPad Air 1 has 64-bit A7 Processor which is also found in iPhone 5S phone. Even after a launch of its newer Air 2 model, buying Air 1 is worth mentioning. 




Air 1 was Apple's fifth among the full-size iPad tablet computers. Here are its basic specifications


Apple A7 Processor with 64bit and M7 motion co-processor.

9.7 Inch IPS LED-backlit MultiTouch Retina display with 2048 x 1536p resolution, 264ppi with fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. 5Mp Primary, 1080p HD video Recording, Autofocus, Face detection, Backside illumination, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, 1.2Mp front facing one.

Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

Lightning charging cable.

Nano-SIM support, iOS 7 operating system, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 

Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass.
469g weight, 8600mAh Li-Po non-removable Battery.

Color options - Space Gray and Silver


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($296)


12. Lenovo Yoga 8 B6000

Best in budget, well specification tablet

Lenovo proved to be better and better in recent years with their computer products and this time their Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10 are worth mentioning. 


It features unique design aspects but with identical specs, mediocre screens, and heavily modified UI and hence becomes  a just another tablet choice in comparison with other attractive options. 


With a rounded spine and kickstand, its design is unique and attractive. It costs $250 only for 8 Inch variant and $300 for 10 Inch one. The tablet also supports storage expansion with microSD and you can add up to 64Gb of extra storage.




It comes with Dolby Digital Plus DS1 front-facing speakers, 5Mp primary and 1.6Mp front facing cameras. Its 1280x800p, 188ppi screen doesn't make any wonders in today's high-end display world, but looking at a price, its worth. 


Running on Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS, the tablet serves all the basic purpose of day-to-day entertainment and work. Powered by quad-core 1.2GHz MT8125 MediaTek CPU, 1GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage, Yoga 8 sounds pretty well with specs and it also come with some cool pre-installed apps.


Performance is well enough, not that it will blow your mind, but a quite happy-happy tablet with lower cost out there. Instead of Yoga 10, Yoga 8 is certainly a good choice.


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($249)


13. Dell Streak 7 4G

Dell's good attempt in tablet market

It is a 4G capable 7 Inch small tablet with great specifications. You can also upgrade this tablet with latest Android operating system. Despite its so-so good battery life, overall features are exciting. 


Dell Streak 7 features NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor (1.0 GHz Cortex A9) with 16GB internal memory support. It can also be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD slot. 




Looking at the display, there is no wonder with just 480x800p, 133ppi density, everything looks better. The display is protected with Gorilla Glass. There is also a 5Mp primary camera and a 1.3Mp front facing one. The phone is powered by 2780 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery and support up to 72hours of standby on a single charge.


See full Review and Prices on Amazon


14. Hp 10 G2 2301

Great tablet from HP

HP G2 2301 comes with 10.1 Inch 1280 x 800p Capacitive 5 Point multi-touch enabled display, ARM Cortex-A7 processor (1.3 GHz MediaTek MT8127 SoC with ARM Cortex-A7 and Mali-450 Graphics) with 1GB RAM DDR3, and 16GB eMMC flash storage (expandable up to 64GB with microSD) and runs on Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.  


It also comes with better connectivity options including Bluetooth 4.0 LE, MicroSD slot, Dual Cameras and 802.11 b/g/n.


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See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($199.99)


15. Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

Premium material - still in-budget tablet

One of the best product from Xiaomi, Pad 2 comes with Mi's custom UI and still a great Android Tablet. It is fully metal and has much of a premium look and also has a stunning display. 


With similar lookalike iPad display, it accurately emulates iOS in many ways. MiPad 2 offers better specs. It has fabulous 7.9 Inch IPS display with 1536 x 2018p, 326ppi resolution which is same in iPad Mini 4. The best thing about its display is you can adjust its brightness, and color temperature to normal, warm or cool. This way its display features becomes way productive. 



MiPad 2 packs an Intel processor, an Atom X5-Z8500, 2GB RAM, 16GB OR 64GB internal storage and 6190mAh battery. Its 5Mp camera is enough to shoot selfies and 8Mp primary lens takes a great shot. It weighs only 322g and has very thin built with just 6.95mm.


Performance wise, Mi Pad 2 is great. It has over 70K score on AnTuTu and other benchmarking results are also satisfying. Most impressive part of this device is its superior battery life. Its large 6190 mAh battery is well enough to keep up this tablet for long hours. 


Mi Pad 2 is available in Champagne Gold and Dark Grey color options. Overall Mi Pad 2 is the best replica of Apple's iPad Mini.


See full Review and Prices


16. Xiaomi Mi Pad Tablet

Stiff competition to iPad Mini

An upcoming giant Xiaomi (Chinese major) have managed to attract millions of customers worldwide with this superior built, look-a-like Apple iPads with great specs and yet jaw-dropping price ranges. 


Approximately around at one-fifth of Apple's pricing, you get high-end specifications, premium built, and features which many android manufacturers fails to deliver. It's even great tablet for gaming lovers.


Mi Pad is powered by Nvidia's 32-bit Tegra K1 quad processor with each 2.2 GHz clocking. Its fifth low-power companion core lets main core go sleep while not is use. The device has 2GB RAM with 16GB of Internal Storage which can be expanded up to 128GB with microSD. 


Some of the limitations include no support for GPS, no support for cellular data or voice calling. Overall, Mi Pad is not the perfect tablet in the market, but looking at this price, it is hard to avoid and has the best value for money. 


See full Review and Prices

17. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

For the people who don't want to invest big bucks for the best one

Tab 4 10.1 is Samsung's fourth generation device in tab series. This series also includes 7 Inch and 8 Inch models. Tab 4 comes with Samsung's own TouchWiz UX over Android OS. It comes preloaded with Google Play, Gmail, Youtube, ChatON, S Voice, S Translator, S Planner, Smart Remote, Smart Stay, Multi-window, Group Play and Share Play.


Best part is Tab 4 10.1 comes in Wi-Fi only, 3G & WiFi and 4G/LTE & WiFi variants. It comes in 16GB to 32GB models and also supports microSDXC expansion. The device has beautiful WXGA TFT display with 1280 x 800p resolution and features 3Mp primary and 1.3Mp secondary cameras.




In a nutshell, Galaxy Tab 4 is well budget fast tablet device from Samsung, well sufficient for the less demanding users for high-end specs. 


See full Review for 10.1 Inch model ($309.99), 7 Inch model ($147.99) on Amazon


18. Lenovo Tab2 A8-50

Speedy performance and an attractive display

At around 7 Inches tabs price, Lenovo is offering big 8 Inch tablet again with great specs. Looking at this budget cost, Lenovo Tab A8-50 is a surprisingly big device with 1280 x 800p, 189ppi display, great speakers (with Dolby ATMOS 3D Cinema Sound Technology), quad-core processor (1.3GHz, 64-bit MediaTek processor) and great Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. 


Tab 2 scores pretty well benchmarking results and performance wise this tab is really great. There are also WiFi only models, dual SIM versions and 2G, 3G and 4G LTE models. Just not that its LTE model comes with just 8GB of internal storage. 


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($155.99)

19. Huawei MediaPad M3


Mediapad M3 is the best small stylish, sturdy aluminum built device packed with amazing specs. At a slightly higher price tag of $300, this is a great tab from Huawei and the best alternative to Apple iPad Mini 4. 
Overall performance is just amazing and there are two variants, Wi-Fi only and LTE models. 


Its a 8.4 Inch Display with 2560 x 1600p resolution, 359ppi IPS screen. The tab has Harman Kardon speakers inbuilt and supports great media support. Its sleek device packs 32GB/64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, Nano-SIM card slot, MicroSD card slot support up to 128GB. 




Mediapad M3 surely outperforms some of the top selling tabs including iPad mini 4, Samsung Galaxy S2 8.0 and hence one of the fastest Android tablet out there. With this, game lovers can surely play some of the big games like N.O.V.A.3 and Dead Trigger 2.


Tab works on latest Android 6.1 Marshmallow and allows split-screen mode as well. The tab also has the latest fingerprint scanner for additional security. 


See full Review and Prices on Amazon ($299.00)

20. Asus Google Nexus 7


It is upgraded version of it previous successful Nexus 7 model. A latest second generation model has a lot to look into. With similar processor found in Nexus 4, Full HD display and great battery life, Nexus 7 wins the hearts of consumers. 


Made up of rubberized plastic design on back and glass on the front, a tablet has a sturdy feel. It has a great 7 Inch 1920 x 1200p, 323ppi display and look gorgeous and also has great viewing angles. Still, there are some people who keep saying about slight washed out tones and pinkish tints.




The tablet is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4Pro chipset with 1.5GHz processor, Adreno 320 GPU and enough 2GB of RAM. Its shows great benchmarking scores. Its 5Mp primary camera is enough to take good shots. 


Nexus 7 still lacks microSD slot for expansion and just ok camera features. Nexus 7 comes with pretty faster Qi standard wireless charging. There is also the latest model available for those who want extra storage but that comes at added cost. 


See full Review and Prices on Amazon



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