The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is a premium large convertible tablet that received extremely positive reviews for it’s excellent battery life, solid build quality, attractive design and portability. Some reviewers were critical of missing components (Stylus Pen and Keyboard) being falsely advertised as included with the original tablet.
The iPad Mini 4 is a bestselling 2015 8-inch 2015 tablet that received positive reviews for its compact size, sturdy all-metal design, fast processor and useful multi-tasking features.. However, it is pricier than Android alternatives and its higher-screen siblings offer more features. All in all, if you want the most portable iPad, the Mini 4 is the latest option featuring updated hardware and software features to suit the need of any type of user.
The iPad Pro is a bestselling 2015 12.9-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its extra-large screen, durable build, powerful hardware, excellent sounding speakers and support for Apple Pencil. However, it can be unmanageably huge for someone with small hands, it is a very expensive tablet and its battery life could be longer. All in all, the iPad Pro 12.9 features the best hardware to date on an iPad and with the optional Apple Pencil you can get more creative on it than on other tablets with traditional stylus support.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T713 8-inch tablet has received positive reviews for its improved Snapdragon 652 processor that delivers a good performance, the 2048×1536 (or 2K) Super AMOLED display and the responsiveness of the screen also received praise, along with the Multi Window feature and the 3GB of RAM, which makes multitasking a breeze. Furthermore, its lightweight and thin design also received a fair amount of appreciation. However, many found that in landscape mode, the 4:3 aspect ratio caused movies to letterbox, making the viewing area noticeably smaller. The Bloatware also received some criticism, along with its fairly average battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-713 is solid performer with a gorgeous display, but the letterboxing could annoy those looking to use their tablet for movie watching.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A T580 is a 2016 bestselling 10.1-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its sleek and sturdy, albeit all-plastic design and a sharp WUXGA display. Also praised was the tablet’s great performance, expandable memory, decent camera quality and long battery life. To sweeten the deal, the device comes with a responsive and grippy pressure-sensitive S-Pen for your note-taking and sketching needs. Other than a modest 16GB of internal storage, there is little to dislike with the new Tab A T580. However, some users did mention the lack of a dedicated standard-sized USB port as a drawback. All things considered, the T580 s a very solid choice for those looking for a stylish, up-to-date Android tablet at a reasonable price.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a popular 2014 10-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its super-thin profile, outstanding Super AMOLED screen, powerful specs, an excellent battery life, and plenty of useful software additions. However, some reviewers felt its back didn’t feel as high quality as the Tab Pro’s textured finish. Its fingerprint scanner is quite finicky, and the internal storage is quite low compared to today’s high-end standards. The Tab S is a great alternative if you are looking for a machine that performs well on a wide range of tasks and it makes a great alternative to the latest iPad.
The iPad 3 is a bestselling 2012 tablet that was acclaimed by critics for it’s new high definition ‘retina’ display, high performance quad-core graphics processor, quality camera and lengthy battery life and a thriving app store. Setbacks included being heavier than the previous iPad 2 and slightly larger, a lack of expandable storage and limited connectivity without adapters. Some reviewers also felt iOS also lacked file control capabilities and iTunes was still too limiting in terms of file sharing relative to Android competitors. Overall the iPad 3 was praised as for both it’s amazing engineering and value for money, continuing Apple’s legacy of premium tablets although some reviewers did note it was not necessarily a must have upgrade for all iPad 2 users.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch is a 2016 Android tablet that received praise for its sturdy design, bright Full-HD display, and expandable memory. Reviewers marveled at the software experience offered by Google’s up-to-date Android version 6.0 Marshmallow, which comes pre-installed. Thanks to Samsung’s Exynos 7870 Octa-core CPU and 2GB of RAM, everyday performance is remarkable, and even gamers expressed their satisfaction. On the flip side, a good number of customers felt a little shortchanged by the 16GB internal storage, which only leaves about 10GB for free use. Weak cameras and poor sound quality also significantly underwhelmed an otherwise stellar device. The Galaxy Tab A 10/1 is a decent choice for anyone looking for a large Android tablet, at a friendly price.
The LG G Pad II 10.1 is a 2015 mid-range tablet praised for its stylish design, sturdy build, fast performance and its razor sharp display. The tablet comes with a Full-HD display that is dazzling to look at, producing vibrant images and crisp text. Users loved its fast performance, with even the most recent games running smoothly, and its long battery life ensures continuous entertainment. It also looks great and is built to last. However, like most tablets, the LG Pad II 10.1 features a middling camera, the battery cannot be removed, and the premium features come in at a hefty price tag.