A Tablet is an amazing device to satisfy your needs for entertainment as well as you’re your office needs. As there are many tablets available today, it is really a difficult job for us to choose only ten tablets from the lot. That is why we have tried to consider all the factors like performance, battery life, display quality and more and we are going to look into all of the aspects that can affect buyer’s choice. We are covering tablets on the three main platforms which are Android, iOS and Windows. So here goes our list.
- Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Xperia Z2 is a slick, light weight and well-designed tablet with powerful performance. This tablet is based on android operating system and it looks beautiful too. Xperia Z2 a definite rival to Apple’s iPad Air. It’s also well built with premium quality hardware. Sony has taken good care about the dimensions of the tablet too. This digital slate is amazingly slick, too. It is just 6.4 mm thick which is slimmer then the Apple’s iPad Air and most of the tablets available in the market.
The look and feel this 10.1 inch tablet gives you is really premium and it is really nice to watch movies or to work on it without getting a wrist-strain. You might not consider this factor much but when you have to carry it with you or when on heavy usage it is really an ease. And that is a big win for sure.
The tablet has a 10.1 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen. It features the resolution of 1200×1920 pixel with the pixel density of 224 pixels per inch. This gives a nice crispy display quality. It also supports multitouch feature up to 10 fingers. The display is protected by shatter proof glass. This is a triluminos display with X-Reality engine. This gives quite decent performance.
The tablet is equipped with the processing power of a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Krait 400 CPU. It also possess the graphic performance of an Adreno 330 graphic processor. The tablet is packed with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system which is further upgradable to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version. For saving your data it offers 16 GB of on board storage capacity and if that is not enough for you then you can expand the storage up to 64 GB with the dedicated card slot embedded in the tablet.
The tablet also has a decent 8.1 MP primary camera with auto focus feature. The secondary camera is a 2.2 MP lens. The primary camera also features Geo-tagging, HDR, touch focus and smile detection.
This decent looking slate is backed up with the battery power of a 6000 mAh lithium-ion non-removable battery. This big powerhouse will provide you up to 13 hrs. of multimedia time, 188 hrs. of music playback and 1240 hrs. of standby time on 2G network. Sony has made this tablet available in two shades which are, black and white (SGP512) and black (SGP514, SGP551). This slick beauty can be yours in around $459.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is the lightest and thinnest of laptops which works on windows platform. As Microsoft is marketing this Surface Pro tablet can replace your laptop. And is an official tablet of the NFL. It is a 12 inches digital slate that runs full windows and also has connectivity options like USB 3.0, a Display-Port, and wireless LAN. For a 12 inches computer which is slick and light and totally feasible as a portable laptop, we can say Microsoft has done a very good job. As per my personal opinion it is the most powerful portable laptop I have ever used yet it I have to say that it cannot replace a laptop.
Surface Pro 3 portable laptop runs windows 8.1 operating system. It has a beautiful and stylish looking metal body that will definitely impress you. It also features a stylus which can be useful in many applications. It is available in only one color Gray and weighs about 798 grams.
The face of the tablet carries a 12.0 inches IPS LCD display. This features the resolution of 21600×1440 pixels with the pixel density of 216 ppi. It has a decent looking display and you won’t be disappointed with the display quality it offers though it is not as sharp as iPad Air. But since it is not an iPad rival we should not be comparing with it.
This windows tablet also has a 5 MP primary and a 5 MP front camera. This camera is capable of recording 1080p HD videos with the resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It offers decent picture quality. Since windows tablets are made for working people you might be a little disappointed if you are going to use it for photography.
This portable laptop is powered with an Intel Core i7 processor. It gives sharp graphic performance with its Intel HD graphic processor. The system is integrated with 8192 MB of RAM. It has 512 GB built in storage capacity which gives 450 GB of maximum user storage space, rest is consumed by the system. But in case you are not satisfied with it, it also offers storage expansion through microSD and microSDHC. This portable laptop is available for purchase in around $1749. Microsoft also offers other variants of this tablet with i3 and i5 processor and with decreased storage capacity which will cost you a bit less in case you don’t want to spend this much money on a tablet.
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is a brilliant tablet that brings power to portability. This apple tablet features solid build quality and powerful performance that makes it a strong contender in the market. It has slick beauty weighs around 437 grams which is really light weight and it is not going to feel bulky as it is just 6.1 mm thick. It runs on the Apple’s iOS 9.3.
This handsome digital slate features 9.7 inches display which feels very much enough considering a portable device. The display has the resolution of 1536×2048 pixels which gives crystal clear picture quality and very nice color reproduction. And I can say that one cannot be disappointed by the display quality it offers. There are many android tablets available in the market right now but the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 brings the power of a larger iPad pro to smaller screen with the keyboard and pencil support.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 tablet is equipped with Apple’s own A9X processor with 2 GB of RAM. This combination is very much enough to provide a powerful and lag free performance. It’s available in three variants, 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. And as the manufacturer of this device is Apple it does not support expandable storage.
The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 features a 12 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. Apple has always provided quality camera performance throughout their products and this tablet also continues their legacy. It offers very nice photo and video quality and you can say it is one of the best camera performer among all the tablets available.
With beautiful surround sound you are going to love watching movies and videos on this little digital tablet. This tablet is available in around $559 for the base version but that doesn’t include the accessories like keyboard and pencil which is a disadvantage. Though it stands as a strong contender in the market with amazing performance and beautiful looking design.
- Google Pixel C
With Google’s Pixel C we can definitely say that this is the best android tablet available in the market right now. It has a beautiful bold design and power pack performance. If you are an android guy who is looking for an android tablet then this is a definite pick for you. It has it all: a powerful battery, brilliant display quality, premium design and powerful performance. This device is designed entirely by Google and manufactured by an unknown company in China. Unlike nexus 5X and nexus 6P which were designed by LG and Huawei.
Pixel C runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system which is the latest one. It has a fantastic 10.2 inches display with the resolution of 2560×1800 pixels. With the pixel density of 308 ppi it this little beast will definitely impress you.
The Google Pixel C is built on Nvidia Tegra X1 chipset and it has a Quad-Core 1.9 GHz CPU. For flawless graphic performance Google is providing Nvidia Maxwell graphic processor. And as we all know about Nvidia’s graphic performance it is buttery smooth and powerfull.
This tablet is available in two variants of 32 GB and 64 GB. The only drawback of this device is that this does not feature a card slot. Multitasking on this device is very good as it is backed up with 3 GB of RAM. This is quite enough actually as it has really efficient memory management.
The tablet features 8 MP primary camera with the aperture of f/2.4 and a secondary camera of 2 MP. Camera performance is very nice. It has many manual controls and setting and it performs really well. For connectivity it has USB type C reversible connector along with wireless lan and Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP support.
It’s a powerful device and is available in Silver Aluminum color which looks stunning on its bar type design. It has a 5124 mAh non-removable lithium ion battery for unstoppable performance. This sweet device is available for purchase in around $499. This is my personal favorite and if you prefer android too you should look no further as this tablet will surely satisfy all of your needs.
- Apple iPad Air 2
Apple has offered many premium devices till now and this is another powerful device that they offer in the tablet segment. It has a decent looking design with a premium build quality and solid hardware. Apple iPad Air 2 offers 9.7 inches display with 6.1 mm slick design. The LED-becklit IPS LCD display with 1536×2048 pixel resolution offers very nice display quality with 264 ppi pixel density. For protection display has a scratch resistant glass and oleophobic coating on top of it.
The tablet is packed with iOS 8.1 operating system the update is available for it thus you can easily upgrade it to iOS 9.3 and Apple has also planned an upgrade to iOS 10. The device gives a powerful performance with the help of 1.5 GHz triple core A8X processor. The graphic performance is supported by PowerVR GXA6850 octa-core graphics processor.
This device is available in 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants and it has 2 GB of RAM for your multitasking needs. The tablet has 8 MP primary camera with the aperture of f/2.4 and 31 mm lens which also features autofocus. iPad Air 2 also features geo-tagging, HDR, smile detection and touch focus. The secondary camera features 31 mm lens with 1.2 MP and aperture of f/2.2.
Apple iPad Air 2 is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold colors. The performance of the device is backed up with a non-removable Li-Po battery of 27.3 Wh. This device is available for purchase in around $399 for base version.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 4
This is an upgraded version of the previous Surface Pro 3. This newer version features more powerful CPUs with incredible power efficiency, plant of RAM for multitasking, and a batter display with a cooled chassis. And it is also compatible with the accessories of previous surface tablets.
The Surface Pro 4 has a 12.3 inches display with batter screen resolution of 2736×1824 pixels and 267 ppi. It supports multi-touch up to 10 fingers. And the chassis is actually 0.76 mm thinner than the previous Surface Pro 3. It also features a hybrid liquid cooling system which includes heat pipes with flowing coolant to help avoid the use of fan when the device is used for general tasks like web browsing, etc.
The new Surface Pro 4 is integrated with a 6th generation Intel Core processor. It actually has three versions with Intel m3, i5 and i7 processor which are more efficient than the one used in previous Surface Pro 3. The tablet comes with three system memory options which are 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB and Microsoft also offers four storage operations which are 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. The connectivity options are pretty much same as the previous Surface Pro 3. The i7 model with 16 GB RAM and 256 GB storage capacity will cost you around $1,550. If you are looking for a tablet for office you should definitely consider windows tablets as no one comes near them. You can access all of your windows apps on your tablet and they are really efficient an fast.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 is a top notch iPad rival with beautiful specification and build quality. The improved interface, lighter and thinner design and powerful hardware makes it a strong contender. This tablet runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. It weighs around 389 grams which is pretty light and has the thickness of 5.6 mm. This gives it a smart and slick look that will definitely catch your eye.
Galaxy Tab S2 has 9.7 inches Super AMOLED display which gives the resolution of 1536×2048 pixels. It has 264 ppi pixel density which results in sharp and beautiful picture quality. It also supports multi touch feature.
This tablet is backed up with the performance power of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. The graphic performance is given by Adreno 510 graphic chip. This processing power is accompanied by 3 GB of system memory. This classic combination gives very powerful and efficient performance.Galaxy Tab S2 has two variants which are 32 GB and 64 GB. This internal storage is further expandable with the help of a dedicated card slot up to 256 GB.
The tablet also have 8 MP primary camera and 2.1 MP secondary camera. The camera of the device gives decent performance and you will not be disappointed with what it has to offer. It also has a fingerprint sensor and this device runs on the battery power of a 5870 mAh Li-Io non-removable battery. Samsung has given three color options for this device which are standard Black, White, and Gold. This device is available for purchase in around $399.
- Sony Xperia Z4
Sony’s Xperia Z4 is a true rival for iPad Air 2 with its blazing fast performance, lighter body, and waterproof property. It is also a very good option for PS4 owners as this tablet will allow you to stream your games directly from the console to your tablet. You just have to link your PS4 controller to the Z4 tablet and you are good to go.
The Sony Xperia Z4 has a gorgeous looking 10.1 inches IPS LCD display. This display features the resolution of 2560×1600 pixels with the pixel density of 299 ppi. The display is protected by a scratch resistant glass and an oleophobic coating. It also features Triluminos display and X-Reality engine.
The tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system which is further up-gradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device gives uncompromised performance thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 graphics chip. This is accompanied by 3 GB of system memory. This is very much enough even for heavy multitasking usage. The tablet is available in 32 GB variant and the internal memory can also be expanded up to 256 GB.
Xperia Z4 features 8.1 MP camera with auto focus feature. The front camera of the tablet is a 5.1 MP camera which gives very nice selfie shots. The device is powered from a non-removable Li-Io battery of 6000 mAh for nonstop performance. This tablet is available in two colors Black and white. And this amazing tablet can be yours in roughly about $600.
- Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Samsung is experimenting with windows platform in their new Galaxy TabPro S. Do not get surprised but Samsung also very much understands the power of widely used windows platform. They have launched this tablet with windows platform. It is a 2 in 1 detachable tablet with attachments like keyboard, multi-port adapter, and Bluetooth pen.
TabPro S features a big 12 inches display with 1440 pixel resolution. This crystal clear display and bold design will definitely kill you with its beauty. The device features power pack performance with its 2.26 GHz Intel Dual Core processor. This processing power is coupled with 4 GB of system memory. The tab has two SSD variants which are 128 GB and 256 GB.
This advanced tablet supports LTE Cat.6 connectivity. The performance of this little beast is backed up with the battery power of 5200 mAh non-removable battery.
It’s also features 5 MP auto focus primary camera and a 5 MP selfie shooter. Galaxy TabPro S will run on windows 10 Home or windows 10 pro as per your choice. It comes with a full sized keyboard cover which is packed within the box and it comes with a flexible hinge and a touch pad.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is just 6.3 mm thick and weighs about 693 grams. This is a complete value for money product and once you get this on your hand you are going to fall in love with its simplicity and powerful performance. And I personally suggest this tablet over any iPad. Usually people do not consider a Windows tablet because it has less apps available compared to Android and iOS platforms but you need to use these versatile devices for few days and you will surely feel the deference. Yes there is a smaller app store but you do not forget that you can control and use many applications of your desktop with these little windows tablets and this makes a big difference. And with a windows device you will not face any memory issues as the RAM management is very much efficient. Therefore if you are considering a Windows tablet just go for it and you will not feel disappointed.
- Nexus 9
Google’s Nexus 9 is a perfect Android tablet. This features a beautiful looking 8.9 inches IPS LCD display. This display features the resolution of 1536×2048 pixels and 281 ppi pixel density. It does supports multi touch and the display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Nexus 9 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and can be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s built on Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset and has the processing power of a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Denver processor. The graphics performance is managed by a Kepler DX1 graphics chip.
Nexus 9 comes in two variants which are 16 GB and 32 GB. Both of these models does not features expandable storage. The 16 GB variant is a Wi-Fi only model where the 32 GB variant supports LTE. Both of these modes has 2 GB system memory for multitasking needs.
The device features 8 MP auto focus primary camera and 1.6 MP secondary camera with 720p video recording. The camera gives decent performance even in low light. This device is has the battery power of a non-removable lithium-ion 6700 mAh battery. It gives talk-time up to 9.5 hrs. and 720 hrs. stand by time. Nexus 9 is manufactured by HTC and is available in Indigo Black, Lunar White, and Sand colors. You can grab this smart tablet in around $369.