The Apple iPad Mini is a bestselling 2013 7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for a gorgeous high-resolution retina display, a blazing fast A7 processor, a storage upgrade option up to 128GB, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, great battery life and a compact design. Some reviewers felt the base price to be very expensive relative to the competition and wanted the Mini to come with a touch ID fingerprint sensor like on the iPhone 5s. For buyers who need tablet just for e-books, web browsing and video playbacks, there are plenty of other cheaper tablets but for those who want more in terms of power, performance and stunning visuals, the iPad Mini is a great tablet. If video editing is primary use, we recommend the 9-inch iPad Air which offers similar performance and features at a slightly higher price.
The Huawei MediaPad X2 7.0 is 7-inch Android tablet that was launched by telecommunications giant Huawei in May, 2015. It received good reviews for its attractive premium all-metal design, which is made even more appealing by a razor-thin 0.28-inch depth and a feather-light 8.43-ounce weight. Users were very happy with the bright, beautiful Full-HD display, the swift performance, delightful cameras and SIM capabilities. Critics had nothing to say regarding the 5000mAh battery, but they did highlight the overly intrusive Huawei Emotion UI overlay as a downside. Nonetheless, the Huawei MediaPad X2 7.0 is a stellar tablet for customers looking for a premium device that is far from the usual Samsung Galaxies or iPads.
The 3rd Generation Kindle Paperwhite is a 6-inch E-reader released by Amazon in 2015. It won the hearts of reviewers all over the world for its excellent display which provides a resolution of 1072 x 1448-pixels, resulting in an impeccable 300PPI pixel density. Users were happy with the lightweight design that makes the e-book tablet comfortable to hold for long periods of time. Also praised was its software, which in addition to being user-friendly is well optimized for fast navigation and response times. Critics raised concern over the lack of speakers, push ads and the limited number of ebook formats supported. All in all, the new Kindle Paperwhite is a solid 5-star product that will offer great value for your money.
The iPad Mini 4 is a bestselling 2015 8-inch 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 larger-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 Apple iPad Mini ME276LL/A is a bestselling 2013 7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its high-resolution Retina display, fast processor, great battery life and a sturdy metallic design. However, it lacks a fingerprint sensor, it has no microSD card slot and there are cheaper Android alternatives. All in all, the Mini 2 is a good option for those who want the design, display quality and software experience comparable to the latest iPads, but for a much cheaper price.
The 2013 Google Nexus 7 is a second generation Nexus mini-tablet that received positive reviews for a combination of lightning fast speed, an exceptional high resolution display, a slim and light form factor, long battery life, improved speakers, powerful hardware under the hood and an extremely competitive low price point, picking up from last years model with a number of noticeable improvements. Some reviewers were critical of a lack of expandable storage and a relatively weak camera, although ultimately were quick to recommend the Nexus 7 for it’s outstanding value for money.
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 Contixo LA703-KIDS-2 is a 7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its protective casing, responsive touchscreen, fast processor, microSD support, Bluetooth and pre-installed Zoodles app for kid’s mode. However, its camera quality is poor, its built-in speaker isn’t very loud and it takes time while booting up. Running Android KitKat 4.4 with parental control features, the Contixo LA703 can be used both as a kids learning tablet and a regular Android tablet that parents can use in their spare time.
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.