The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is the best Android tablet on the market right now. It has a large screen, high-end specs, a plethora of features, a stylus, and full keyboard support. It’s pricey, and it’s not the best choice for those looking for a smaller, more compact tablet, but as an all-around product, it’s unrivaled. There are a few other options for people with varying preferences (or budgets) that perform almost as well for television use and won’t break the bank.
Why Android tablets are the best?
There’s a lot more to a tablet than its show, but it’s difficult to ignore how critical that feature is. The view on the Galaxy Tab S7+ is one of the best we’ve seen on every system we’ve tested. It can get incredibly light, and it also works with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. Of course, the Tab S7+ has extremely strong specs elsewhere, and for a little more space, you can get a 5G-capable version.
If you really want to go all out, Samsung’s larger and more expensive Galaxy Tab S7+ is a better option. You’ll get quad speakers and a bigger battery in exchange for the Tab S7’s LCD display. The Snapdragon 865+ processor and S Pen stylus are shared by both tablets.
However, for the very maximum value, Amazon’s Fire HD 8 is unrivaled. The specifications aren’t particularly impressive, but efficiency is remarkably decent, and you get a fantastic media consuming platform for a very low price. The only snag? Since the Fire HD 8 runs Amazon’s Fire OS rather than Google’s Android, you’ll have to import software from Amazon’s app store instead of Google’s.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
A great panel, loudspeakers, a sturdy construction quality, and apps that takes advantage of the extra screen space are the most critical features to look for in a full-sized Android tablet. That’s why the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is well worth the extra money for power users: it combines everything.
With a super-fast Snapdragon 865+ cpu, 6GB of RAM, plenty of bandwidth, and well-optimized applications, the spec sheet leaves little to be desired. Since it’s a Samsung, you’ll get a best-in-class panel — 12.4 inches with an ultra-smooth 120Hz refresh rate — as well as a great metal design. In addition, you get an in-display fingerprint reader, which was previously unavailable on previous versions.
Aside from the features, the tablet comes with outstanding quad speakers, a microSD card slot, and a S Pen stylus that connects to the back of the tablet for charging while not in use. Through its thinness and lightness, it has a long battery life. You can get some work done with a fantastic first-party keyboard cover, then move to the DeX desktop-style gui for a more laptop-like experience.
If you want a tablet that can do anything and are willing to invest the money, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is the only option.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is the company’s de facto flagship smartphone, with a convenient size and powerful specifications. It’s based on the same principles as the Tab S7+, but with minor, strategic compromises to make it more affordable — which makes it all the more appealing.
You get the same 6GB of Memory, 128GB to 512GB of storage, and high-quality quad speakers as the S7+, but with a more manageable 11-inch LCD display that looks significantly smoother for portable use and also has a 120Hz refresh rate. You still get the same 6GB of RAM, 128GB to 512GB of storage, and high-quality quad speakers. The battery is a little thinner, but at 8,000mAh, it’s still plenty big enough to get a good day’s use out of it.
The whole body is made of a lightweight aluminum design that looks incredibly high-end and is impossibly slim and compact, weighing just 498 grams and being only 6.3mm thick. Which makes it superior to the Tab S7+ in terms of media consumption and handheld use. However, you should use a hardware keyboard and switch to DeX desktop mode to get some serious work done.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite from last year is still a great tablet with much of the same features as the newer Tab S7. With it, you get a slim, lightweight 10.4-inch tablet with support for both the S Pen and a first-party keyboard, which immediately unlocks DeX mode when paired, and it’s easy to find for cheap these days due to discounts and refurbished versions.
The Tab S6 Lite’s monitor lacks a 120Hz refresh rate, but it is otherwise stunning, with excellent color reproduction and a sharp 2000×1200 resolution. The smaller form factor of this notebook, like that of the Tab S7, makes it ideal for both portable use and media playback.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Have you ever wondered why Samsung seems to have a monopoly on Android tablets? Most of that has to do with the lack of interest from other producers. Another important factor is that Samsung caters to a wide variety of price points, both by retaining older smartphones in production and by providing more competitive alternatives to its mainstream versions. The Galaxy Tab S5e exemplifies all market models, serving as a less expensive replacement to Samsung’s once-high-end Tab S5.
The Tab S5e has a premium metal construction, a 10.5-inch touchscreen with the same 2560×1600 resolution as the Tab S7, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and quad speakers tuned by AKG, much like the other Samsung tablets on this list. Unfortunately, Samsung’s famous S Pen stylus is not supported by the Tab S5e. However, if you intend to use your tablet to sketch or take handwritten notes on a daily basis, this might not be a significant trade-off considering the money you’ll save from using the S5e over other Galaxy Tabs.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
If you’re shopping for a tablet for the first time and don’t have any specific requirements, the Galaxy Tab A series is a great option at a fraction of the price of the Tab S7+. Although the Tab A’s specifications and features aren’t particularly impressive, it does have a metal shell and, unlike Amazon’s Fire tablets, a completely working version of Android with Google services like the Play Store, allowing you to download whatever applications you want.
While the Galaxy Tab A is available in both 8-inch and 10.1-inch sizes, I believe the former is a better choice for first-time tablet owners. The Tab A’s smaller monitor and overall size make it incredibly compact and easy to keep in one hand, while still being big enough to watch Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Disney+ content.
6. Amazon Fire HD 10
If you’re looking for a smartphone with a big screen but a low price, the Amazon Fire HD 10 is one of those offers that’s just too tempting to pass up. It’s literally the best large Android tablet for doing the essentials, such as viewing movies and TV shows, surfing, and playing casual games.
The Google Play Store and Google’s wonderful applications and utilities are not available on an Amazon Fire phone, which is a major disadvantage. Instead, you’ll have to focus on the Amazon App Store, which has a much smaller range of apps. For most people, though, that’s an acceptable trade-off with this price and what you’re likely to do for it.
7. Amazon Fire HD 8
The Fire HD 8, Amazon’s best super-cheap Android phone, is also available. It was also recently refreshed in June 2020 to have still more value at a still-affordable price. You’ll only have an 8-inch HD display, but you’ll also get 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, as well as a 30 percent faster processor and USB-C charging.
It also comes in a range of fun colors, which can keep both kids and adults entertained. You will pay a bit extra to get 64GB of room for games and videos, as well as to get rid of Amazon’s “Exclusive Offers” lock screen advertising.
It lacks the Google Play Store and Google applications, much like the Fire HD 10. But because you’re investing too little on a tablet, you’re more likely to overlook it. This is a great option for watching movies, surfing the web, or giving to your children.
8. Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition
As a dad, you’ll appreciate the fact that the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition comes with the finest hardware and software available. Amazon filled the top-of-the-line large tablet with parental controls, kid-friendly content, and a tough and practical shell. Although the panel size can be challenging for young children, the case comes with a kickstand for watching.
Content is shown in strong colors and transparency thanks to the 1080p monitor. When your child is learning to read, this is vital because text can be clearer, and it’s also what you want for film. The HD 10 Kids Edition has the same fantastic dual-speaker system as the HD 10 Adult Edition. There is, though, a regular headphone jack for those moments when you want to keep the noise to a minimum.
Since this is an Amazon kids’ version, it comes with a year of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited app. This gives you parental controls and gives your children access to over 20,000 age-appropriate movies. Not just that, but the tablet comes with a two-year “worry-free” warranty, meaning Amazon can patch it if it fails. It may be the most crucial characteristic of all.
You may be shopping for a tablet for efficiency or just fun around the house now that many of us work from home. While there aren’t many fantastic Android tablet choices, there are a few that are worth recommending. With its high-end fabrics, fantastic screen, capable applications, hardware keyboard support, and stylus, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 offers the best Android tablet experience.
Samsung also makes the Galaxy Tab S7+ if you’re able to pay a little more money to get the latest specifications and experience. For a little more money, you get a bigger canvas for painting, watching movies, and even gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as well as a bigger, more convenient keyboard to type on — not to mention AKG-tuned quad speakers. If you don’t need every bell and whistle, the Amazon Fire HD 10 and HD 8 have an outstanding media experience without breaking the bank — as long as you don’t mind foregoing Google Play services.
There are a variety of uses for tablets that can affect your decision about which one to purchase. Yes, the Galaxy Tab S7 is the best overall choice, with the most processing capacity and also the potential to serve as a laptop replacement. Even then, if you really like to watch videos and play casual games on occasion, you don’t need any of that. Know what you need and don’t overpay for a tablet that can do more.