The best tablets for the internet

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.

A tablet is a very handy device for surfing the web. On a large screen, pages are displayed either in the usual 'computer' form, or in a layout specially adapted for the touch interface. In addition, many tablets support multi-window mode, which makes it much easier to work with several applications – for example, a browser and a messenger – at the same time.

We have compiled a rating of 10 tablet models that are ideal for working on the Internet.

How to choose a tablet for the Internet: 5 useful tips

In order for a tablet for the Internet to become a truly useful and practical device that will provide convenient access to the mobile network from almost anywhere, it is recommended to adhere to a few tips when choosing.

  1. The type of mobile Internet is 4G LTE. Generations of mobile Internet differ primarily in the speed of access. If 3G provides stable 500 kbps only near the tower (and it is desirable not to move yet), then 4G LTE 'gives out' at least 1 Mbps, even if the subscriber is driving. Moreover, in most tablets, generations are backward compatible. That is, if the tablet supports 4G LTE, then it will most likely be able to connect to 3G networks. On the contrary, no. Of course, 4G LTE leads to increased battery drain, however in many cases it is better to sacrifice battery life than speed and stability of the connection.
  2. The screen is at least 8 inches. The 'virtual DPI' of the tablet interface for the Internet depends on the screen diagonal. On devices equipped with a 7 “display or less, the default is 'telephone' display mode. As a result, using them for web surfing can be somewhat inconvenient. Only more or less 'fresh' tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and newer support DPI shifting. However, despite the fact that outside the window of 2018, only a few manufacturers release devices on the current versions of the operating system.
  3. The battery is at least 5000 mAh. A constant connection to the mobile Internet leads to an active consumption of battery power. Therefore, if you want the tablet not to 'ask for a power outlet' for at least a few hours, you should choose devices with a battery of at least 5000 mAh. But the battery for 6000-7000 mAh and above is enough for the whole day of active use.
  4. The amount of RAM is at least 2 GB. The web pages displayed on the tablet screen are stored in RAM. In addition, this 'temporary storage' is used by the operating system itself and the running applications. As a result, if there is not enough RAM, the tablet can slow down, freeze and just 'glitch'. The 'minimum viable' RAM for internet tablets in 2018 is 2 GB. And smooth operation without freezing is achieved only on devices equipped with 3-4 GB.
  5. The amount of permanent memory is at least 16 GB. Everything is stored in permanent memory (aka 'internal storage'): the operating system itself, which, depending on the intensity of modifications, can take up 3-8 GB of space; user-installed applications; different photos, music, downloaded data and much, much more. Therefore, a lot of persistent memory is required for the device to work properly. At least 16 GB – and then this drive will have to be periodically cleaned. Better, of course, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory.
  6. Other characteristics and manufacturers. The rest of the characteristics can be selected based on your needs. Lovers of mobile photography will need a tablet with a good camera; those who want to watch online movies and just videos – with a high-resolution screen; those who are used to carrying the entire media library with them – with support for microSD memory cards from 64 GB. Speaking about manufacturers, four companies can be distinguished – Huawei and Lenovo in the budget price segment; Samsung on average and Apple in the top.

Rating of the best tablets for the Internet

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive tablets for the Internet (under 10,000 rubles) 1 Huawei MediaPad T3 8.0 16Gb LTE RUB 9,990
2 Lenovo Tab 4 TB-8504X 16Gb 4G RUB 10,400
3 Huawei MediaPad T3 10 16Gb LTE RUB 10,390
The best tablets for the Internet at 'price-quality' (budget up to 25,000) 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 SM-T719 LTE ​​32Gb RUB 24,590
2 Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE RUB 24 390
3 Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 64Gb RUB 21,990
The best tablets for the premium internet 1 Apple iPad Pro 12.9 128Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular RUB 61 860
2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb RUB 35,500
Best Internet Tablets with Good Battery 1 Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 32Gb RUB 13 490
2 Lenovo Tab 3 Business X70L 16Gb RUB 17,989

The best inexpensive tablets for the Internet (under 10,000 rubles)

Huawei MediaPad T3 8.0 16Gb LTE

Rating: 4.8

Huawei MediaPad T3 8.0 16Gb LTE

Why the first place in the rating: The cheapest, and at the same time with more or less optimal characteristics.

Description: Ultra-budget tablet Huawei MediaPad T3 8.0 is an excellent purchase solution if you need a device to access the Internet, but your budget is very limited. The hardware platform of the device is based on an energy efficient quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. In general, the 'required minimum'.

In this case, the tablet is equipped with a very good screen. The 8-inch display is made using TFT IPS technology, which provides good color rendition and wide viewing angles, and at the same time has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels – that is, 170 dpi.

The tablet supports 4G LTE standards used in Russia and the CIS countries, and can also work in 3G networks. The battery of the device has a capacity of 4800 mAh, but thanks to the optimization of the hardware, it will last for a day.

Advantages

  • Bright, saturated screen with rich colors;

  • Dense body assembly and low weight of the device;

  • Optimal performance for web surfing;

disadvantages

  • Very loud speakers, even at the minimum level;

  • There is no automatic screen brightness adjustment;

  • Strange location of the charging connector;

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-8504X 16Gb 4G

Rating: 4.7

LENOVO TAB 4 TB-8504X 16GB 4G

Why the second place in the ranking: Good combination of price and technical characteristics, plus almost clean Android.

Description: A good alternative to the previous tablet. Both devices (Huawei MediaPad T3 and Lenovo Tab 4) are built on the same hardware platform and therefore have similar specifications. This tablet is also based on a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, complemented by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The screens are also the same – 8-inch TFT IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels.

The main difference between devices is software. If the tablet from Huawei runs on the proprietary EMUI operating system based on Android, then the interference in the shell of the device from Lenovo is minimal. It is practically 'naked' Android 7.1 Nougat – perhaps a non-standard launcher.

Also, the tablet from Lenovo is equipped with a slightly more capacious battery – 4850 mAh. The battery lasts for a day of mixed use.

Advantages

  • Optimal performance for web surfing;

  • Almost clean Android 7.1;

  • Clear and rich stereo sound;

disadvantages

  • Slow charging from the supplied power supply;

  • Extra short charging cable included;

  • The camera copes poorly with 'unnatural' shooting conditions (too bright, too dark, etc.);

Huawei MediaPad T3 10 16Gb LTE

Rating: 4.7

Huawei MediaPad T3 10 16Gb LTE

Why Rank # 3: Same hardware platform as 8-inch version, but lower pixel density.

Description: Basically, this is just a 10-inch version of the tablet Huawei MediaPad T3, which took first place in our ranking of ultra-budget devices for the mobile Internet. The hardware platform is the same as that of its predecessors – an energy efficient quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of permanent memory.

The main difference is the screen. Here it is 9.6-inch, although it retains a relatively low resolution of 1280×800 pixels for such a diagonal. The dots are visually noticeable, which can spoil the experience of using the tablet for people accustomed to FHD screens.

Even the battery is the same as in the first model – at 4800 mAh. And, since there are no special changes in the hardware platform between the tablets, it provides exactly the same battery life – about 10 hours of mixed use.

Advantages

  • Bright, saturated screen;

  • Optimal performance and the latest version of the operating system;

  • Thin, lightweight, well-assembled body;

disadvantages

  • Visually noticeable low pixel density;

  • Slow charging from the supplied power supply;

  • No proximity and light intensity sensors;

The best tablets for the internet at 'price-quality' (budget under 25,000)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 SM-T719 LTE ​​32Gb

Rating: 4.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 SM-T719 LTE ​​32Gb

Why # 1: Powerful performance and amazing screen.

Description: If you plan to watch videos on your tablet (movies, TV shows or just videos), this model should be taken without hesitation. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is equipped with a very high quality screen with excellent color reproduction. The 8-inch sensor uses Super AMOLED Plus technology for lifelike tones and deep blacks. In addition, it has a Retina-like resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. Additionally, stereo speakers will bring pleasure from watching videos.

With other technical characteristics of the tablet, everything is also good. It is powered by an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, complemented by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The battery of the tablet is comparatively 'small' – its capacity is 4000 mAh. But thanks to the AMOLED – display and hardware optimization, the device can work from one charge up to 8-9 hours

Advantages

  • Bright, rich, high-resolution display with true-to-life colors and deep blacks

  • High performance and good battery life;

  • Slim, lightweight, build quality;

disadvantages

  • Not the best quality camera;

  • Many preinstalled, not always necessary programs;

  • Slow charging;

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE

Rating: 4.8

Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 64Gb LTE

Why the second place in the ranking: High performance and a lot of persistent memory.

Description: MediaPad M4 – the flagship tablet from the company Huawei sample of 2016 is perfect for working on the Internet. Since its release, it has retained its relevance, but lost in price, making it now a bargain if you need a 'nimble' mid-range device.

In particular, the tablet is equipped with a proprietary eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor with a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz, which is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. But the main advantage of Huawei MediaPad M3 is the screen. With a diagonal of 8.4 inches, it has a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels and is made with TFT IPS technology, which provides good color reproduction and wide viewing angles.

The tablet battery has a capacity of 5100 mAh and lasts for 1-1.5 days of work. Other characteristics include stereo speakers, 8-megapixel cameras and 2 SIM card slots, as well as support for microSD memory cards up to 128 GB inclusive.

Advantages

  • High-quality screen with Retina-like resolution;

  • Tight build and metal body;

  • High performance (4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory at once);

disadvantages

  • Weak oleophobic coating on the screen;

  • No fast charging support;

  • The back cover, albeit aluminum, is still scratched;

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 64Gb

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X704L 64Gb

Why third place in the ranking: High performance, but lower screen resolution than its predecessors.

Description: Tab 4 is the company's flagship tablet Lenovo sample of 2017. Therefore, it is equipped with the best components at the time of release. In particular, the hardware platform of the device is based on an eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz, which is complemented by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage.

The screen of the device is a 10.1-inch IPS-matrix, which has a resolution higher Full HD (constituting 1920 × 1200 pixels). The display technology ensures good color rendering and wide viewing angles. Also, the tablet is equipped with stereo speakers providing high-quality surround sound.

The main advantage of the tablet is its huge battery. With a capacity of 7000 mAh, it provides up to 2 days of battery life in mixed use mode. The tablet supports fast charging via USB Type-C, which means that you 'spend at the outlet' a minimum of time.

Advantages

  • 64 GB on internal storage;

  • Long battery life;

  • Space sharing mode for multiple users;

disadvantages

  • Glass back panel, which makes the case slippery;

  • The camera does not take very good pictures;

  • Heavy;

The best tablets for the premium internet

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 128Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular

Rating: 5.0

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 128Gb Wi-Fi + Cellular

Why first place: The company's flagship, professional tablet Apple. Do you need more arguments?

Description: Apple iPad Pro is a special 'professional' version of tablets from the Cupertino company. Designed for creative professionals and corporate users, devices are designed for maximum performance and large size. So, the diagonal of the tablet screen is 12.9 inches. At the same time, the display resolution is quite Retina, it is 2732 × 2048 pixels.

The hardware platform of the tablet is based on the proprietary processor Apple A9X, the technical characteristics of which, as is typical of the company, are not disclosed. But it is known that the RAM in the device is 4 GB. The internal storage capacity is 128 GB, which is enough to store, for example, almost the entire library from iTunes.

The battery capacity is 38.5 Wh, and the battery life of the tablet is about 9 hours of active use. Also iPad Pro is equipped with stereo speakers and an 8 megapixel camera.

Advantages

  • Long battery life (up to several days of battery life);

  • Stylus support Apple Pencil and maximum convenience when editing graphic files;

  • Great sound;

disadvantages

  • Poor equipment;

  • Long charging;

  • Lack of optimization of some useful applications;

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb

Rating: 4.8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 SM-T825 LTE 32Gb

Why Runner Up: Better alternative for iPad Pro – but only 32GB of internal storage.

Description: Samsung's flagship 2017 tablet. Like its predecessor, it received a Super AMOLED screen with a Retina-like resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels. At the same time, the diagonal of the display is 9.7 inches, which provides a sufficiently high density of dots so that they cannot be seen with the naked eye.

The hardware platform of the tablet is based on the top processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which has four processing cores and a clock frequency of 2.15 GHz. This chip is complemented by 4 GB of fourth generation RAM and an internal storage of 32 GB. A microSD card slot is available.

You can also record the camera in the unambiguous advantages of the tablet. Here it has a resolution of 13 megapixels. In addition, the device is equipped with a 6000 mAh capacious battery, stereo speakers, a USB Type-C connector with fast charging support and an NFC module for contactless payment.

Advantages

  • Super screen AMOLED (excellent color rendering, wide viewing angles, deep blacks);

  • Support for writing notes with a stylus on the lock screen;

  • Great sound (speakers are designed by AKG;

disadvantages

  • Little internal memory, you will have to use a microSD card;

  • Expensive and rare accessories;

  • Unreliable painting, easily scratched;

Rating of the best tablets for the internet with a good battery

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 32Gb

Rating: 4.8

Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L 32Gb

Why first place in the ranking: 7000 mAh battery and great components.

Description: The main advantage of the tablet Lenovo Tab 4 TB-X304L is its long battery life. In active use, it can 'last' 12 hours – which means that it will have to be charged every few days. At the same time, it is very 'smart' – the performance is enough for the vast majority of 'ordinary' tasks.

Specifically, the tablet's hardware platform is based on a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, complemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The screen of the device is made using TFT IPS technology, which provides high brightness and good color reproduction, has a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1280 × 800 megapixels.

Other features include stereo speakers and a 5-megapixel main camera.

Advantages

  • High performance that is sufficient for most everyday tasks and games;

  • Android 7.1 with minimal modifications from the manufacturer;

  • High autonomy;

disadvantages

  • Low resolution of the main and front cameras;

  • Weak oleophobic screen coating;

  • No light sensor and automatic brightness control;

Lenovo Tab 3 Business X70L 16Gb

Rating: 4.7

Lenovo Tab 3 Business X70L 16Gb

Why the second place in the ranking: The battery is also 7000 mAh, but slightly lower performance and only 16 GB of permanent memory.

Description: Lenovo Tab 3 Business is an exemplary tablet for the middle class internet. So, its hardware platform is based on a quad-core processor MediaTek MT8735 clocked at 1.3 GHz, which is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Support for MicroSD cards is available, their maximum capacity is 64 GB.

The tablet screen is 10.1-inch, with a slightly higher resolution Full HD: 1920 × 1200 pixels. It is performed using TFT IPS technology, has good color reproduction and high brightness.

The battery with a capacity of 7000 mAh provides up to 1.5-2 days of battery life. The device also boasts stereo speakers and an 8-megapixel main camera.

However, the tablet has few sensors – only the accelerometer. Therefore, it does not automatically adjust the brightness or turn off the display when the cover is closed.

Advantages

  • Optimal performance for most everyday tasks;

  • Up to several days of battery life in mixed use mode;

  • High screen quality (resolution, color rendition, brightness);

disadvantages

  • Little internal memory;

  • Plastic screen cover with a weak oleophobic coating;

  • Slow charging;


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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