Best Tablets 2021

Best Tablets 2021

Tablets are important gadgets, especially for those who constantly stream videos online, or read various materials online. We know how important they are, that is why we have taken time research, and come up with the best tablets out there. Read through, as we show to you the best tablets money can buy.

BUYER’S GUIDE

What size should I get?

Do you need a tablet for your commute or just playing games on the couch? These questions can help determine what screen size will work better for you.

7 to 9 inches (small)

Tablets with screen sizes measuring 6 to 8 inches diagonally across the screen are usually cheaper and typically underpowered compared with larger tablets. However, small tablets are much more portable, usually fit more easily into purses and small bags, and make much better e-reader alternatives.

Tablets with 8-inch or smaller displays mostly weigh well under a pound. Many are very thin. Some tablets in this size range have a battery life of 15 hours or more

Unfortunately, their popularity and availability have decreased thanks to the introduction of phablets, which can sometimes have screens as big as 7 inches.

8.9 inches and above (large)

This is the category most tablets fall into. Large tablets, for the most part, have faster processors, and because of their larger screens, they provide a better viewing experience that isn’t quite matched on smaller tablets.

Games feel more interactive; movies and TV shows more immersive. Though I’d much rather read a book on a 7-inch tablet, for movies and games, a bigger screen is always better.

Another feature to consider is device storage. Some tablets may not have expandable storage options, such as Apple iPads. In those cases, it’s even more important to make sure that you are buying enough storage to future-proof your tablet.

There are also other storage options, like the cloud, which is great for storing media files that you don’t need to access on a daily basis. Just remember—similar to size, more storage means more money you’ll end up spending

16GB to 32GB

16GB tablets are generally found in refurbished devices or extremely small tablets (comparable to smartphones). Newer tablets tend to have at least 32GB, which would be good enough for various applications, media files, and games.

If you really only stream content or lightly browse the internet, you can easily get away with only 16GB. Also, some tablets may have expandable storage, such as this Samsung Galaxy Tab A which can be upgraded from 16GB to 256GB with a microSD card.

64GB to 256GB

If 32GB is a bare minimum when it comes to fitting in some of your favourite apps, movies, and photos, 64GB should provide the average user more than enough wiggle room for storage. For instance, a person downloading multiple, high-end games on an iPad will struggle with finding space for other apps and files.

The average application storage size for iOS is actually more than twice the size of Android apps, so downloading large files can drain your storage faster. Upgrading to 128GB or 256GB is comparable to buying an average laptop with an SSD, so you’ll have more than enough storage for your tablet.

If you see yourself as an active tablet user for business, travel, or for home, going for these storage options will future-proof your device.

512GB to 1TB

These days, we’re seeing more and more options for 512GB all the way to 1TB tablets. A lot of these options are for premium tablets or 2-in-1 laptops that pack on other high-end specifications for processors, memory, and graphics.

These options are definitely aimed toward creative professionals using file-heavy apps and tasks, such as Photoshop or Procreate or business professionals wanting a more laptop-like experience.

Which one’s better: iOS, Android or Windows 10?

Again, depending on your needs, one operating system might work better for you than others.

Apple iOS

Since its inception in the first iPhone, iOS has been the software powering Apple mobile devices. iOS thrives thanks to a deep media ecosystem that allows sharing across devices, a gargantuan app catalogue, and it’s a very simple user-friendly interface.

Apple iPads are the only tablets that run iOS and, if you already have an iPhone, you’ll feel right at home with an iPad.

Google Android

While iOS tends to get first dibs on the latest apps, Android has definitely made strides of late with its media ecosystem. Movies, TV shows, magazines and games, in particular, have seen vast improvements in both quantity and quality of selections. Also, it’s a more customizable OS than any other.

Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft’s latest operating system works great on traditional laptops and desktops, but also on tablets and hybrids. The latest Windows OS combines the best parts of old and new Windows features into a cohesive package, and its functionality focuses largely around taking advantage of a touchscreen.

Unfortunately, the app store is severely lacking in variety and number of apps available in comparison to both iOS and Android, but because it’s Windows, you can get the software from just about anywhere.

Wireless Connectivity

All tablets offer WiFi connectivity. Most higher-rated tablets also come in a version that can access cellular data networks, including 4G LTE, which typically adds about $10 to your monthly cellphone bill.

Display

Screen resolutions on tablets are getting better, which makes images and text appear sharper. Some iPad models, including the iPad Pro, have an anti-reflective coating that makes them easier to view in bright light.

Ports

Storage in many tablets can be expanded using a memory card, and a few can read USB flash drives. The iPad has no memory-card slot, but its $29 Lightning to USB Camera Adapter can accommodate a USB keyboard as well as be used to import photos. New iPad Pros have a USB-C port for directly connecting third-party accessories.

Printing Capability

One way you can print wirelessly from the iPad is via an AirPrint-enabled printer. Most printer manufacturers have apps that allow WiFi printing from iPad and Android tablets.

What’s Your Budget?
You can get a great 7- to 8-inch tablet starting at under $200. Tablets with larger display sizes cost more, of course. But very good 10-inch tablets are out there for about $350.

BEST TABLETS

  1. New Apple iPad 10.2-Inch Tablet
  2. Fire HD 8 Tablet 8″ Display
  3. Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0″ Tablet
  5. ZONKO Tablet 10 Inch
  6. Apple iPad mini Tablet
  7. Asus ZenPad 3S 10
  8. Google Pixel C
  9. Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
  10. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
NAMES FEATURES WHERE TO BUY
New Apple iPad 10.2-Inch Tablet

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  • Wi-Fi + Cellular model weight: 1.09 pounds (493 grams)
  • 2160-by-1620-pixel resolution Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • A10 Fusion chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Embedded M10 coprocessor
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
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Fire HD 8 Tablet 8″ Display

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  • Display 8.00-inch (1280×800)
  • Processor 1.3GHz quad-core
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • RAM 1.5GB
  • OS Android 7.1.2
  • Storage 16GB
  • Rear Camera 2MP
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Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch

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  • 5-inch Retina display
  • True Tone & Wide colour
  • A12 Bionic processor
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 7-megapixel front camera
  • Touch ID
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0″ Tablet

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  • Compact Metal Design
  • Entertainment-Ready
  • Long-Lasting Battery
  • Expandable Memory
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ZONKO Tablet 10 Inch

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  • Screen Size: 1 inch
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display: 10.1-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920×1200
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200
  • Max Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200
  • Processor: MT6762 Octa-Core 2.0GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
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Apple iPad mini Tablet

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  • 9″ Multi-Touch Retina Display
  • 2048 x 1536 Screen Resolution (326 ppi)
  • Apple A12 64-Bit SoC + M12 Coprocessor
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) & Bluetooth 5.0
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Asus ZenPad 3S 10

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  • Thinner than an iPad at 5.8mm thick
  • Premium, Apple-inspired design
  • Slightly creaky build
  • Sharp display.
  • Lightweight build.
  • Loudspeakers.
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Google Pixel C

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  • Performance: Octa-core
  • camera: 8 MP
  • battery: 9000 mAh
  • display: 2″ (25.91 cm)
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Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus

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  • 10-inch 1920 x 1020 display
  • Android 7.1
  • Snapdragon CPU
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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  • Performance: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
  • camera: 8 MP
  • battery: 5870 mAh
  • display: 7″ (24.64 cm)
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New Apple iPad 10.2-Inch Tablet

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The new iPad combines the power and capability of a computer with the ease of use and versatility you’d never expect from one. And now it’s even more versatile, with a larger 10.2‑inch Retina display, support for the full-size Smart Keyboard, and the amazing new capabilities of iPadOS. It’s unbelievably fun. And unmistakably iPad.

PROS CONS
  • Good performance
  • Smart Keyboard is expensive
  • iPadOS greatly improves productivity
  • Same design, same 32GB base storage
  • Solid battery life
  • Large screen
  • 100% recycled aluminium enclosure

Fire HD 8 Tablet 8″ Display

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The Fire HD 8 is a solid, affordable entertainment device, sporting an 8-inch HD display. Inside is a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM, which should power streaming and light gaming with ease.

And while the 10-hour battery life is not amazing, it’s more than enough to power you through a few movies on a long flight. You’ll have access to plenty of media, e-books, apps and games, as well as hands-free Alexa to control your music, check the weather and much more.

PROS CONS
  • Very cheap
  • Weak screen
  • Decent speakers
  • Average battery life
  • Sturdy build
  • Amazon ecosystem is poor

Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch

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Apple’s iPad Air features the same thin and light enclosure that was used for the now-discontinued 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which it replaces. At just 6.1mm thick and with a weight of a pound, it’s portable and lightweight. It is available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray with either 64 or 256GB of storage.

PROS CONS
  • Hundreds less than the iPad Pro
  • No quad stereo speakers
  • Large high-res Retina display
  • Two-year-old design
  • A12 chip is blazing fast
  • No Face ID
  • Great battery life

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0″ Tablet

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Introducing the Galaxy Tab A 8.0″. Browse, watch your favourite shows and movies, game and get more done on a tablet that’s light in your hands, easy on the eyes and built to keep up with you. See more of your favourite content on the Galaxy Tab A 8.0″ screen with minimized bezels for maximum viewability. And with a lightweight, durable design, you can take your view around the house or on the go.

PROS CONS
  • Solid performance.
  • A bit pricey for what you get.
  • Good build quality.
  • Underwhelming cameras.
  • Access to Google Play store.

ZONKO Tablet 10 Inch

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ZONKO 10 inch Phablet includes a Dual Sim Card Slots, can make Phone Call and browse the internet, compatible 2 pieces Sim Card’s standby at the same time.

It is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core high-performance processor with 2 GB RAM 32 GB Hard Drive, providing an excellent experience of entertainment, surf, games and shopping for everyone in the family.

PROS CONS
  • Lightweight
  • Price could have been cheaper
  • Powerful
  • Long-lasting and tough.
  • Good value for money.

Apple iPad mini Tablet

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Built with the same form factor as the iPad mini 4, but up to three-time more processing power, the 7.9″ iPad mini from Apple has been upgraded with the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a 7.9″ Retina display with True Tone, and Apple Pencil support, so you can sketch and jot down ideas as they come to you.

This iPad mini is just 0.24″ thin, weighs 0.66 pounds, can store up to 256GB of data, and comes in a gold finish.

The tablet’s 7.9″ Retina Display features a native resolution of 2048 x 1536, showing over 3 million pixels at 326 ppi. It also features support for the P3 wide colour gamut, an anti-reflective coating with 1.8% reflectivity, 500 cd/m2 brightness, and True Tone, which dynamically adjusts white balance for more natural-looking images.

The Retina Display’s capacitive touchscreen lets you utilize all the multi-touch gestures of iOS

PROS CONS
  • Apple Pencil support
  • Seven-year-old exterior design with huge bezels
  • All the same specs as the larger iPad Air in a smaller size
  • No second-gen Apple Pencil support
  • Good battery life (so far)
  • Pricer than 9.7-inch iPad
  • TrueTone screen welcome
  • No USB-C
  • Best app selection
  • Works with all previous iPad mini accessories
  • Solid performance

Asus ZenPad 3S 10

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The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 has an iPad-like design, but not quite the quality. However it offers the flexibility of Android, the QHD screen is wonderful and strong audio, a decent amount of power and expandable storage sweeten the deal further. It’s just a shame the battery life isn’t better

PROS CONS
  • Brilliant 2K display
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Fast chipset
  • Speakers poorly positioned
  • Hi-Res audio support
  • Build quality has issues

Google Pixel C

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Pixel C comes from an earlier age of Google hardware when the company took a more experimental approach. It was a device meant to show that Android could run well on that processor and that the Android tablet ecosystem could be resuscitated.

And while it was fine at the former, it utterly failed at the latter. Android tablets still exist, sure, but they’re nowhere near as popular or as useful as the iPad.

The Google Pixel C has it all: a fantastic display, heaps of power, a premium design and a lofty price tag. The only problem is, it’s up against the excellent iPad Pro and it ain’t exactly cheap.

PROS CONS
  • Premium design
  • No microSD slot or 4G model
  • Solid power
  • Heavy
  • Fantastic screen
  • The keyboard is a pricey option

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus

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Beautifully designed and powerfully built, the Tab 4 10 Plus is a great choice for families. It supports multiple accounts so family members can enjoy their own experience. What’s more, the Tab 4 10 Plus offers optional packs to transform it into a kid’s tablet.

PROS CONS
  • Amazing battery life
  • Running old Android 7.1
  • Comfortable design
  • Some glare on the screen
  • Decent performance
  • Below-average graphics performance
  • Solid speakers
  • Sharp cameras
  • Vivid display

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 represents an upgrade in size and name only. It has a thinner and lighter profile than its predecessor, with a new 4:3 aspect ratio, but the specs bump is small and battery life is short.

PROS CONS
  • microSD card slot
  • Small specs upgrade
  • Thinner, lighter design
  • Camera is mediocre
  • New 4:3 display

CONCLUSION

We have come to the end of these reviews, as mentioned earlier, tablets are necessary, especially for people who stream online, and read materials. These tablets are reliable and durable. Getting any of them will be one of the decisions you take.