TL;DR – These are the Best Android Tablets
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Best Android Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is about the closest thing you can get to an iPad that runs Android—except for you know, rooting Android onto an iPad. It not quite as bezel-less as Apple’s latest tablet but the Tab S6 holds its own with some impressive specs including a much sharper 1,600 x 2,560 AMOLED display that measures 10.5-inches across. And to complement the visual feast you also get a booming set of four speakers.
It also comes with a super-fast Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and plenty of storage starting at 128GB that you can further expand with a MicroSD card reader. The best thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 over the iPad is it can cost 25% to 50% less and you still get a flagship device.
2. Lenovo Tab 3 Pro
Best Budget Android Tablet
The Yoga Tab 3 Pro may not have the ultra-slim and sleek design that today’s tablets are known for, but it’s with good reason. On one edge is a cylindrical base that allows it to be used in several ways, including standing up in portrait or landscape mode, lying down while angled towards you, or even hung from something.
No matter how you decide how you want to use the Tab 3 Plus you’ll enjoy its 10.1-inch QHD QHD (2,560 x 1,600) IPS display. A front-facing JBL speaker also delivers impressive Dobly Atmos audio for “theater-caliber” sound. It’s an affordable and dazzling way to watch all your favorite shows and movies.
3. Amazon Fire 8
Ultra Cheap Android Tablet
If you’re looking for a tablet for your younglings or just want something that won’t break the bank, it’s hard to beat Amazon’s Fire HD 8. It goes on sale often and is especially fantastic for folks who have invested in Amazon Prime. It includes Prime Videos, Prime Music, Kindle, and the company’s very capable virtual assistant Alexa. The tablet also includes Amazon Freetime, which lets parents customize the operating system’s look to their kid’s liking, while also letting the adults set parameters for how long their little one can use the tablet, and what services they can access.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Best Android Tablet for Streaming
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a great Android tablet if you’re just looking for something to stream media from Netflix or Disney+ and the like. This slate comes with the same 10.5-inch 1,600 x 2,560 display and powerful quad speakers as found on Samsung’s flagship Tab S6 for a much more reasonable $400.
To get the price down, the Tab S5e packs a less impressive Snapdragon 670 and starts with half as much storage at 64GB. But it’s easy enough to make up for its lack of space with a MicroSD card.
5. Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100
Best Chromebook Tablet for Android Apps
Okay the Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 technically doesn’t run Android, but it can run just about any app you want to download from the Google Play Store. This Chrome OS-powered tablet also has a direct line to Google’s office suite of web apps and gives you access to a full-fat desktop Chrome browser.
Its specs aren’t half bad either. For a little over $300, you get a device with a 9.7-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 resolution screen, OP1 Hexa-core Processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC Storage. The Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100 is pretty much the perfect device for users who want to do more work with their slate.
6. Lenovo Yoga Book
Best Dual Screen Android Tablet
Until Microsoft releases the Surface Duo and Neo next year, the Lenovo Yoga Book is still the closes thing to a dual-screen Android tablet we have. This 2-in-1 features a foldable cover that can be used with the tablet’s stylus for drawing or note-taking. If you hate typing on a big touchscreen, the cover can also reveal a full Halo Keyboard that makes typing a breeze.
Another super unique feature is the Yoga Book also comes with an actual paper notepad that can be attached to the cover, and when you write with the included ink pen you’ll see your notes appear on the tablet! It’s like living in the future, but so it can be saved or sent out for later use.