UPDATE: Huawei's MediaPad T3 (8-inch version) has been added to our list of the best Android tablets of 2018. Find out why!
If you're looking for a tablet and you do not use it, you'd like an iPad, then Android is the way to go.
There are other options with Windows 10 tablets like Surface Pro 3, but Android is still the main rival of iOS 10 with iPad Pro and iPad mini 4.
Some Android tablets have 10-inch screens, seven others, some of which are somewhere in between and some even exceed the 10 inch limits. There are big differences in battery life, processing power, RAM and price.
In our search for the best Android tablet that the market has to offer, we have put together the seven best options currently available. Read on to see which Google whiteboards you should consider in 2018.
7. Huawei MediaPad T3 (8 inches)
Weight : 350g | Dimensions : 211.1 x 124.7 x 8 mm | Operating system : Android 7.0 | Screen size : 8 inches | Resolution : 800 x 1280 | CPU : Quad-core at 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 | RAM : 2 GB | Storage : 16GB | Battery : 4650 mAh | Rear camera : 5MP | Front camera : 2MP
Available exclusively in Australia through Vodafone under contract, the 8-inch version of the Huawei MediaPad T3 is a good choice for those who want a compact tablet without paying much in advance.
Your 8-inch Full HD screen might be a little brighter, but it does a good job of showing video content such as movies and TV shows with nice colors and crisp image quality. Along with its size ready for the bag, it is a great tablet to use in public transport.
What also impresses the screen Huawei MediaPad T3 is its viewing angle of 178 degrees, which allows you to get almost sideways with the device without losing brightness or quality.
It is true that the angles of vision are not so important for personal tablets, especially when only one person uses it most of the time. Still, it's good to know that people can come together to see something without it looking terrible.
Huawei products are known for their impressive battery life, and the MediaPad T3 is no exception: its considerable 4650mAh will keep the tablet running all day surfing the Internet and watching videos.
While the T3 only has 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot allows up to 128 GB of additional space.
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Weight : 467g | Dimensions : 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6mm | Operating system : Android 4.4.2 | Screen size : 10.5 inches | Resolution : 2560 x 1600 | CPU : Quad-core 2.3GHz | RAM : 3GB | Storage : 16 / 32GB | Battery : 7900 mAh | Rear camera : 8MP | Front camera : 2.1MP
The outer design of the S Tab is not for writing, but it is thin and light, and that counts a lot when it comes to tablets. Help the frame get out of the way of the screen, which is the real winner here.
Available in variants of 8.4 and 10.5 inches, the Tab S range of tabs includes a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front snapper and KitKat for Android 4.4
Both tablets have fingerprint scanners for added security, but the plastic body can turn off some with the Apple slates sporting a more attractive design.
There is a new Tab series in the block, in the form of Galaxy Tab S2, but the original S is still a big buy, especially now that they are a bit cheaper.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
5. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Weight : 270g | Dimensions : 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4mm | Operating system : Android 5 | Screen size : 8 inches | Resolution : 1200 x 1920 | CPU : Quad-core | RAM : 3GB | Storage : 16GB | Battery : 4500 mAh | Rear camera : 8.1MP | Front camera : 2.2MP
When it comes to watching videos or playing games, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact stands out with a good dose of power and a nice screen.
Add the thin, lightweight and waterproof body and have a great tablet for long trips and boring work trips that can happily slip into a bag without taking up too much space or weighing.
The components within the Z3 Tablet Compact are receiving in a moment, and it does not have the perfection of the 8-inch iPad mini 4 or the Galaxy Tab S2, but it's definitely worth considering.
Read the full review: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
4. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Weight : 389g | Dimensions : 167 x 254 x 6.1 mm | Operating system: Android 5.0 | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Snapdragon 810 at 2 GHz | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 6,000mAh | Rear camera: 8.1MP | Front camera: 5.1MP
Sony's Xperia Z4 tablet is one of the best Android tablets on the market right now, ensuring that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and the iPad Air 2 really work .
We would like to see a 64GB option, but 32GB plus the inclusion of a microSD slot will suit most people, and although the cameras are not covered in glory, they are more of a toilet function on a tablet .
The Xperia Z4 is a great tablet, and is one of the genuine alternatives to the iPad. Android is not yet the perfect ecosystem for tablets, but with a 2K screen on the front and such an attractive design Sony has done something precious.
Read the full review: Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Weight : 256g / 389g | Dimensions : 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm / 237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm | Operating system : Android 5.1 | Screen size : 8.0-inch / 9.7-inch | Resolution : 1536 x 2048 | CPU : Octa-core | RAM : 3GB | Storage : 32 GB / 64 GB | Battery : 4000mAh / 5870mAh | Rear camera : 8MP | Front camera : 2.1MP
There are many reasons to invest in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, especially if you are looking for the best Android tablet on the market.
It's web-friendly reading and browsing, while the new 4: 3 screen and the overall size and shape are more suitable for most things. The videos work better in their predecessor thanks to the elongated aspect ratio, but they do not look exactly bad here.
You can choose the Tab S2 in variants of 8 and 7.7 inches to challenge Apple's iPad and iPad Mini ranges. , with the smaller option being more portable and more economical.
Almost unbelievably thin, full of power and with a sleeker version of Samsung's TouchWiz interface onboard the Galaxy Tab S2, it gives the iPad Air 2 a real shot for its money. 19659004] Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
Weight : 525g | Dimensions : 254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm | Operating system : Android 6.0 | Screen size : 10.1 inches | Resolution : 1200 x 1920 | CPU : octa-core | RAM : 2 GB | Storage : 32GB | Battery : 7,300 mAh | Rear camera : 8MP | Front camera : 2MP
If the main reason to lift a tablet is to look at the media, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is an excellent choice that is also surprisingly affordable. If you search, you can find Tab A 10.1 for less than $ 200, which is an absolute bargain.
It has a large 10.1-inch screen that is vibrant and clear, but does not feel huge in your hands. A large 7,300 mAh battery should also keep the tablet running all day.
If you're looking for a gaming tablet, it's probably not right for you, since it's not the best one on this list. That said, its beautiful screen and its even more attractive price make it very difficult to let it go.
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1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Weight : 517g | Dimensions : 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm | Operating system : Android Nougat | Screen size : 9.7 inches | Resolution : 2048 x 1536 | CPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 | RAM : 4GB | Storage : 32 GB (microSD to 256 GB) | Battery : 6,000mAh | Rear camera : 13MP | Front camera : 5MP
Finally available in Australia, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet so far, and is designed to last with 2-in-1 S Pen and keyboard capabilities, a beautiful HDR ready screen and four stereo speakers.
Samsung can technically claim that the Tab S3 is thinner and lighter than an iPad Pro, with dimensions of 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm and a weight of 429 g (the iPad Pro is 6.1 mm thick) and weighs 437 g).
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 presents a small but nice design update on the Galaxy Tab S2, even if it's easy to mistake it for a year or a half Samsung tablet from the front.
The real difference is seen and heard on the HDR screen, which increases the contrast ratio, and the four speakers, which pump the volume better than a tablet with a mono speaker.
It also has a greater focus on productivity, with its S-Pen compatibility and includes drawing and note-taking applications, as well as its redesigned optional keyboard, which now feels more rugged than its predecessor, but lacks a Touch panel. However, when the entire screen is based on touch, a touch-pad is not as important.
It's not a difficult decision for us: last year Google Pixel C is their only real challenge in a similar size, and the Tab S3 replaces the now cheaper Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
Read the full review : Samsung Galaxy Tab S3