Guide to the best Android tablets
Are you looking for a tablet and considering an Android device? Well great news, as we've got a comprehensive list featuring the best Android tablets currently available on the market. There is a wide variety of options to consider, each with its own set of unique capabilities. You will find Android tablets with 8.4-inch screens as well as a few reaching 10 inches.
There's also huge differences in processing power, battery life, price, software, and even RAM each slate is offering. Some are equipped with the latest Android 8 Oreo operating system, while others are still stuck with the Android 7 Nougat operating system. Below you can review our selection of new tablets for 2018, featuring devices from all size and price points that are considered the very best Android tablets currently available.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Screen Size: 9.7-inch | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | Weight: 429g | OS: Android 7 | Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 6mm | RAM: 4GB | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | Battery: 6,000mAh | Storage: 32GB | Front Camera: 5MP | Rear Camera: 13MP | Price: $547.99
The Galaxy Tab S3 from Samsung is undoubtedly our favourite, replacing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The newer slate is considered the best Android tablet in the world, featuring a powerful processor as well as excellent visual quality, prepped to showcase HDR content. You will also receive an S-Pen and have the option to buy a keyboard which will cost extra. The price might be high, but its well worth it when you consider the amazing features and power you get.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10
Screen Size: 9.7-inch | CPU: Mediatek MT8176 | Weight: 430g | OS: Android Marshmallow | Dimensions: 240.5 x 163.7 x 7.2mm | RAM: 4GB | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | Battery: up to 10 hours | Storage: 32/64GB | Front Camera: 5MP | Rear Camera: 8MP | Price: $299
The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 provides decent power as well as a beautiful and super bright display. The build quality and battery life aren't the best on the market, but for the lower price, we highly recommend this Android slate for tablet games at a much cheaper price. The Asus further impresses with a strong, high-resolution display and swift response that will never let you down.
Huawei MediaPad M3 8
Screen Size: 8.4-inch | CPU: Kirin 950 | Weight: 322g | OS: Android 6.0 | Dimensions: 215.5 x 124.2 x 7.3mm | RAM: 4GB | Resolution: 1600 x 2560 | Battery: 5,100mAh | Storage: 32/64GB | Front Camera: 8MP | Rear Camera: 8MP | Price: $313.50
As the best cheap tablet on the market, it offers an excellent screen, loads of power, and a slim body wrapped in a fancy aluminium frame. It also boasts with super-load speakers as well as an affordable price, but we don't recommend this tablet if you are looking for good gaming performance.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Screen Size: 10.1-inch | CPU: Intel Atom quad-core | Weight: 665g | OS: Android 5.1.1 | Dimensions: 246.9 x 179.1 x 4.6mm | RAM: 2GB | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | Battery: 10,200mAh | Storage: 16/32GB | Front Camera: 5MP | Rear Camera: 13MP | Price: $349.99
The Lenovo tablet is packed with sensational media-focused features and boasts with a unique design. The built-in stand takes the weight off your hands along with an integrated projector to enjoy big screen entertainment. With decent storage capacity and a long-lasting battery, it's also a great slate for tablet apps. However, the user-interface does get glitchy at times and it's less portable than other tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Screen Size: 9.7/8.0-inch | CPU: Octa-core | Weight: 389g/256g | OS: Android 6.0.1 | Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm/198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm | RAM: 3GB | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | Battery: 5870mAh/4,000mAh | Storage: 64/32GB | Front Camera: 2.1MP | Rear Camera: 8MP | Price: $311.55
There are loads of reasons to invest in the Galaxy Tab S2. It's considered one of the best Android tablets in the world, but at a much cheaper price when compared to the Galaxy Tab S3. It's web surfing and reading friendly along with a brand-new 4:3 screen. You will also be pleased to know that the general shape and size is also better suited for tablet apps and tablet games. Packed full of power and almost impossibly thin as well as Samsung's TouchWiz interface, you cannot go wrong with the Galaxy Tab S2, especially not with such an appealing price tag.