If you were planning to purchase an Android tablet this month, you came to the right place. We dug through the deals of world’s biggest retailer, then looked at the technical specifications of various tablets and managed to compile the Best Android Tablets list below. Besides price and specifications, we’ve also taken into consideration the design and the rate at which they receive Android updates.
Even though it was launched in 2012, the Nexus 10 is still one of the best Android smartphones on the market. Since it’s a member of the Nexus tribe, the tablet co-developed by Samsung and Google is always up to date with the latest Android releases, currently being upgradable as high as KitKat 4.4
The Nexus 10 packs a 2560 x 1600 10.1-inch Super PLS TFT screen with 299 ppi, while the processing tasks are handled by an Exynos 5 Dual chipset with dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 CPU and Mali-T604 GPU. The tablet also comes with 2 GB of RAM, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1.9 MP user-facing camera, 16/32 GB of internal storage, and a non-removable Li-Po 9,000 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity it brings WiFi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, and microUSB 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition was launched by the Korean company in September 2013 and, just like other members of the Note family comes with S-Pen support.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 boasts about a 10.1-inch screen with Super Clear LCD technology and 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and it’s underpinned by quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, has 3 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 GB of microSD-expandable storage, and an 8,220 mAh battery.
It also sports an 8 MP primary camera with 1080p@60fps video recording, 2 MP user-facing camera, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Released in August 2012, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 10.1-inch PLS TFT screen with 800 x 1280 resolution, quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad CPU, 2 GB RAM, microSD card slot, 5 MP primary camera, 1.9 MP front-facing shooter, and a 7,000 mAh battery.
The tablet runs Android 4.0.3 ICS out of the box and it’s upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In terms of connectivity you get WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 was released in the third quarter of 2013 and it’s seen as a more affordable alternative to Galaxy Note 10.1. The tablet packs a 10.1-inch TFT screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, has a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 CPU at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, microSD card slot, 16/32 GB of storage, and 3.15 MP camera. The battery is a 6,800 mAh unit. It measures 243.1 x 176.1 x 8 mm and weighs 510 grams.
On Amazon, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 can be ordered at $394 with 16 GB of internal storage.
ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T is one of the few tablets on the market built on Nvidia’s Tegra 4 T40X platform. It arrives with a quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 CPU and an ULP GeForce GPU, has 2 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of internal storage with microSD slot, WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and microUSB 2.0.
The display is a 2560 x 1600 10.1-inch unit with Super IPS+ LCD technology with Gorilla Glass 2 protection. It has a 5 MP camera on the back and 1.2 MP shooter mounted on the front panel.
You can order the ASUS Transformer PAD TF701T from Amazon at $427 with 32 GB of storage.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the flagship tablet of the Japanese company, coming with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD screen with 1200 x 1920 resolution and 224 ppi pixel density.
The tablet is underpinned by a Snapdragon APQ8064 chipset with quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, microSD slot, WiFi, 8.1 MP primary camera, 2.2 MP user-facing camera, and 6,000 mAh battery.
Xperia Tablet Z packs WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
You can order the Sony Xperia Tablet Z from Amazon at $432.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
The Kindle Fire HDX is the latest 8-inch tablet launched by the online retailer giant. It packs an impressive 2560 x 1600 8.9-inch IPS LCD screen and a custom-made Android Jelly Bean version.
The Kindle Fire HDX is powered by a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800, while the technical specs list also includes 8 MP primary camera, 720p secondary camera, 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, and a non-removable Li-Ion battery.
You can order the Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon by following this link. You will also be able to choose the amount of internal storage and the price varies from $339 to $439.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
Launched in October 2012, the Kindle Fire HD has an 1920 x 1200 8.9-inch IPS LCD screen, TI OMAP dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 16/32 GB storage, 1.3 MP primary camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0.
Kindle Fire HD measures 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm and weighs 567 grams.
You can order the Kindle Fire HD from Amazon using this link at $189 with 16 GB storage and $259 with 32 GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB storage, microSD card slot, 5 MP primary camera, and 1.3 MP user-facing camera, and a 4,600 mAh battery.
The tablet has an 800 x 1280 8-inch screen, of course, with S Pen support.
It can be ordered from Amazon with 16 GB of storage at $349.
LG G Pad 8.3
The LG G Pad 8.3 is the latest tablet introduced by the Korea-based company and it boasts about an 8.3-inch IPS LCD screen with 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution and 273 ppi pixel density, while the processing tasks are preformed by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU.
The 8.3-inch tablet comes with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB storage, microSD slot, 5 MP primary camera, 1.3 MP user-facing camera, 4,600 mAh battery, WiFi a/b/g/b, Bluetooth, infrared port, and microUSB 2.0.
You can order the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet from Amazon at $465.
Nexus 7 2012
Even though it was launched in 2012, the Nexus 7 2012 is still one of the most reliable tablets on the market, mostly because it receives the latest Android updates.
Packing a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with 800 x 1280 resolution and Gorilla Glass protection, the Nexus 7 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Tegra 3 processor, helped by 1 GB of RAM and a ULP GeForce GPU. It has a 1.2 MP user-facing camera, 4,325 mAh battery and it runs the latest Android version, KitKat 4.4.
You can order the Nexus 7 2012 from Amazon using this link. The tablet is priced at $169 with 32 GB of internal storage.
Nexus 7 2013
As you’ve already guessed, the Nexus 7 2013 is the successor of the aforementioned 7-inch Nexus tablet. The handset has a 7-inch screen with 1200 x 1920 pixels, is 200 mm tall, 114 mm wide, and 8.7 mm thin.
Nexus 7 2013 features a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, 5 MP primary camera, 1.2 MP secondary camera, and 3,950 mAh battery.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Launched in September 2012, the Kindle Fire HD sports a 7-inch IPS LCD display with 800 x 1280 resolution, TI OMAP dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 8/16 GB storage, and a 1.3 MP user-facing camera.
It has WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and it runs a custom-made Android Ice Cream Sandwich version. Kindle Fire HD measures 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm and weighs 395 grams.
You can order the Kindle Fire HD from Amazon with 8 GB storage at $139 and 16 GB storage at $169.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
The Amazon Kindle Fore HDX packs a 1200 x 1920 7-inch IPS LCD display, has a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU just like its 8.9-inch brother, 2 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, WiFi a/b/g/n/, Bluetooth, and microUSB 2.0. The front-facing camera has a 1.3 MP sensor that records 720p videos.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX measures 186 x 128 x 9 mm and weighs 303 grams.
You can use following link to order Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon. The tablet is available in both WiFi and WiFi+LTE versions, with 16, 32, or 64 GB storage and prices varying from $199 to $379.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is one of the best-selling Android tablets on the market, mostly because it brings a good price-to-specs ratio.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 comes with a 7-inch TFT screen with 600 x 1024 resolution, 8/16 GB of microSD-expandable storage, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 3.15 MP primary camera, and 4,000 mAh battery.
It has WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, measures 188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm and weighs 306 grams.
You can order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 from Amazon at a price of $188 using this link.