Best tablets on Android

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Android – a universal operating system that is equally well suited for entertainment (watching movies, listening to music, and games); and for work. The multitude of applications and extensible functionality make it sufficient for any purpose. Therefore, a tablet with Android may well replace a laptop.

We have selected 9 best tablets at Android that will be a great purchase.

How to choose a tablet for Android – basic parameters

Before choosing a tablet on the operating system Android, you should decide on a number of questions about its use.

  1. What will it be used for? If you plan to run 1-2 applications on it (for example, a taxi fleet client and a navigator), then a powerful hardware base is simply not needed. A processor MediaTek with 1 GB of RAM is enough. But for a variety of uses (simultaneous launch of many instant messengers, a web browser, many games, etc.), you will need a more productive solution – with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon and at least 2 GB of RAM.

  2. How important is autonomy? If you want the tablet to last all day without recharging, you should pay attention to models with a battery of 6,000 mAh or more. For home or office use, models with a lower battery capacity are also suitable.

  3. How important is image quality? If you plan to use the tablet for watching movies, playing games with high image details, as well as reading books, then the screen resolution is very important – and the higher it is, the better.

  4. At the same time, it is worth considering that a high screen resolution leads to a faster discharge of the battery and an increase in the load on the graphics accelerator (a functional element of the processor).

  5. Is mobile internet support required? If yes, it is definitely worth choosing models with a SIM card tray. For the fastest mobile internet you need tablets with 4G LTE support.

  6. How many applications do you plan to install? All third-party software is stored on the tablet's internal storage. Therefore, if you plan to install many applications, you should choose models with 16-32 GB of permanent memory. And better – all 64 GB. For tablets that are planned to be used 'at a minimum', 8-16 GB is enough.

  7. Do you plan to store movies and music? If so, then you should choose tablets with an internal drive of 32 GB or more. Or at least with a microSD card slot.

  8. The rest of the parameters, such as the camera resolution, the presence of stereo speakers, the version of the operating system, etc., should be chosen from your own preferences.

Rating of the best tablets at Android

NOMINATION A PLACE NAME OF PRODUCT PRICE
THE BEST CHEAP TABLETS FOR ANDROID (UP TO 15,000 RUBLES) 1 HUAWEI MEDIAPAD M2 8.0 LTE 16GB RUB 12,990
2 HUAWEI MEDIAPAD M3 LITE 8.0 16 GB LTE RUB 15,990
3 LENOVO TAB 4 TB-X304L 32GB RUB 13 490
THE BEST TABLETS ON ANDROID AT 'PRICE-QUALITY' 1 LENOVO TAB 4 PLUS TB-8704X 64GB RUB 16 960
2 SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 8.0 SM-T713 WI-FI 32GB RUB 22,740
3 HUAWEI MEDIAPAD M3 LITE 8.0 32GB LTE 16 190 RUB
BEST ANDROID TABLETS TO WATCH MOVIES 1 SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 10.1 SM-T585 16GB RUB 16 840
2 AMAZON FIRE HD 10 RUB 6,999


The best inexpensive tablets for Android (up to 15,000 rubles)

Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0 LTE 16Gb

Rating: 4.8

Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0 LTE 16Gb

Why # 1 in the rankings: Highest performance.

Description: Despite its price, this is a truly productive tablet with an excellent screen. The hardware platform is based on the proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 930 eight-core processor with a clock frequency of 2 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Tablet screen – 8-inch, made using IPS technology, with a resolution above Full HD 1920 × 1200 pixels. The device is supplemented with a slot for microSD memory cards; tray for SIM-cards and support for high-speed mobile Internet 4G LTE; as well as a 4800 mAh battery, which will last for 1-1.5 days of mixed use.

Huawei MediaPad M2 8.0 is primarily a multimedia tablet on the Android platform. Thanks to the high-quality screen with excellent color rendition and resolution above FHD, as well as stereo speakers, it is perfect for watching videos, playing games, listening to music, etc.

ADVANTAGES

  • High resolution screen with excellent color reproduction;

  • High autonomy;

  • Lightweight and portable;

  • Good sound;

  • High performance;

LIMITATIONS

  • A huge amount of pre-installed unnecessary software;

  • The EMUI operating system will take some getting used to;

  • Lack of firmware updates;

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 16 Gb LTE

Rating: 4.7

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 16 Gb LTE

Why the second place in the ranking: High performance, 2 HD cameras, but slightly more expensive than the previous one.

Description: Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite is, in fact, an improved version of the tablet that took first place in our ranking. He got the 'silver' for one simple and self-evident reason – it is more expensive. And that's all.

The hardware platform is more efficient than its predecessor. This time it is based on a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with 8 cores and a clock speed of 1.4 GHz (but with deep hardware optimization and a technical process of less than 20 nm), which is complemented by 3 GB of RAM. Internal storage 16 GB. The tablet also has a microSD slot, support for 4G LTE mobile Internet, a 4800 mAh battery and a metal case. The screen has not changed since its predecessor – it is an 8-inch IPS TFT with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels.

An interesting feature of the tablet is the use of two high-resolution cameras. Both front and main – 8-megapixel, with proprietary optimization for high-quality shooting.

ADVANTAGES

  • High-quality screen with excellent color rendering;

  • Tight, neat build;

  • High performance;

LIMITATIONS

  • The EMUI operating system will take some getting used to;

  • The back cover is scratched;

  • Quite a lot of unnecessary third-party preinstalled programs;

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 32Gb

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 32Gb

Why the third place in the ranking: High battery capacity, 10-inch screen diagonal, 32 GB of memory, but no light and proximity sensors.

Description: A modern multimedia tablet on Android, which is suitable for a variety of purposes. The large 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, made using IPS technology, provides a fairly smooth picture – even when watching movies. The tablet's hardware platform is built around a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, complemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

In addition, the tablet has a slot for microSD memory cards, a 7000 mAh battery, stereo speakers and two cameras (front and rear) with 5 megapixels each. Support for high speed mobile internet 4G LTE is also available.

Nevertheless, the tablet has an acute shortage of sensors – there is neither an illumination sensor (to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen), nor even a proximity sensor (to automatically turn off the display when the case is closed).

ADVANTAGES

  • Optimal performance;

  • 32 GB internal storage;

  • Fresh operating system Android 7.0;

LIMITATIONS

  • Doesn't work in phone mode;

  • No proximity and light sensors;

  • A lot of unnecessary pre-installed software;

Rating of the best tablets on Android by 'price-quality'

Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X 64Gb

Rating: 4.9

Lenovo Tab 4 Plus TB-8704X 64Gb

Why first place: Best value for money.

Description: Lenovo Tab 4 Plus is a flagship tablet for Android sample of 2017. It is equipped with very powerful components – for example, a quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with a clock frequency of 2 GHz; 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The screen of the tablet is 8-inch, with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels, made using IPS FHD technology.

In addition, the device is equipped with a SIM card slot; support for high-speed mobile Internet 4G LTE; microSD card tray (up to 128 GB); a 4580 mAh battery providing up to 10 hours of battery life in mixed use mode; and an 8 megapixel camera.

In addition, the tablet works under the latest version of the operating system – Android 7.0 Nougat.

ADVANTAGES

  • High-quality multimedia components (sound, camera, screen);

  • Fast charging support;

  • Reliable GPS reception;

  • Lots of built-in memory;

  • High performance;

LIMITATIONS

  • MicroSD memory card often falls off;

  • A lot of pre-installed unnecessary software;

  • Slippery metal body;

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 SM-T713 Wi-Fi 32Gb

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 SM-T713 Wi-Fi 32Gb

Why the second place: High reliability and performance, but no support for mobile Internet.

Description: Samsung's flagship tablet, which is ideal for movie lovers or creative professionals (designers, artists, photographers) thanks to its excellent display and high-quality stereo speakers. The 8-inch screen is made with Super technology AMOLED, which provides perfect color reproduction and high saturation, and has a resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels.

The hardware platform of the tablet is built on an eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 1.8 GHz, which is complemented by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot for storing various multimedia files is also available.

The built-in battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh, which is enough for 10 hours of battery life in mixed use mode.

ADVANTAGES

  • An excellent screen with an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and a high-quality matrix;

  • High performance;

  • Lightweight and compact;

LIMITATIONS

  • No fast charging support;

  • No mobile internet;

  • Mediocre camera

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 32Gb LTE

Rating: 4.7

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 32Gb LTE

Why third place: Best value, but performance is pretty average.

Description: A versatile tablet that is suitable for both work and play. At a relatively low price, it is equipped with an excellent display – 8-inch, with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels, made using TFT IPS technology. The hardware platform is also quite productive – an eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 clocked at 1.4 GHz is complemented by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. This is enough for almost any daily task – from working with social networks and instant messengers to playing games.

Both the front and the main cameras have a very large (for this category of devices) resolution – 8 megapixels. Therefore, they are suitable for shooting.

Also Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite is equipped with a slot for memory cards; support for high-speed mobile Internet 4G LTE; a 4800 mAh battery and a metal case.

ADVANTAGES

  • Good screen quality (resolution, color rendition, saturation);

  • High performance in both single-tasking and multitasking modes;

  • Good build quality

LIMITATIONS

  • A lot of unnecessary preinstalled software (some 3 browsers);

  • The body is scratched;

  • The EMUI operating system based on Android will take some getting used to;

The best tablets on Android for watching movies

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T585 16Gb

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T585 16Gb

Why # 1: Excellent value for money, but little persistent memory.

Description: The youngest, but still relevant and productive model in the line of Samsung tablets. Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is built on the proprietary Exynos 7870 processor with 8 processing cores and a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot for storing movies and other multimedia files is also included.

The tablet's display has a diagonal of 10.1 inches, a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels (above Full HD), and is made using TFT IPS technology. The density of dots is 224 ppi, and it is impossible to see some of them on the screen. Therefore, the tablet is perfect for watching movies.

Also, the tablet is equipped with a slot for SIM-cards, supports high-speed mobile Internet 4G LTE; 8 megapixel main camera; as well as a 7300 mAh battery providing up to 13 hours of battery life in mixed use mode.

ADVANTAGES

  • Excellent screen (high resolution, realistic colors, rich colors, no backlight bleed);

  • Long battery life;

  • High performance, including multitasking;

LIMITATIONS

  • One speaker;

  • Little permanent memory;

  • Relatively heavy;

Amazon Fire HD 10

Rating: 4.5

Amazon Fire HD 10

Why runner-up: Best price but middling specs.

Description: Ultra-budget tablet from Amazon – Fire 10 based on Android – will be an excellent purchase for those who want to get a device with a high-quality Full HD – screen, but are not ready spend a lot of money on it.

The display of the device is well suited for watching movies, surfing the web and even playing games. It has a diagonal of 10 inches, a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels, and is made with TFT IPS technology to create a lifelike 'picture' with good color reproduction and saturation. The hardware platform is based on a quad-core processor MediaTek MT8173 with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM. Internal storage, depending on configuration, 32 or 64 GB. The tablet also has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, a 2MP main camera, and a battery that provides up to 10 hours of battery life.

ADVANTAGES

  • High quality screen with high resolution;

  • The pre-installed Alexa voice assistant is useful (but only for English speakers);

  • Lots of permanent memory (at a low price);

LIMITATIONS

  • Bad cameras;

  • Flimsy plastic body;

  • Amazon Fire OS without Google services;


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.


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