There they abound – in all sizes and for all budgets: Tablets with the Android operating system. But which models really convincing? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has determined the best Android tablets
SIE are less ready than a second when needed, practically used for many applications and almost anywhere: Android tablets. In addition, they are generally easier to use than Windows models and significantly cheaper than Apple’s outrageously expensive iPads . But a cheaper retail price guaranteed far from being a good model. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS presents the 46 best Android tablets with the test result “good” and says what really matters.
- 1 Small, lightweight and portable
- 2 Best Android Tablets
- 3 Huawei MediaPad X1
- 4 Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
- 5 Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact (SGP621)
- 6 Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 S
- 7 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 S
- 8 Dell Venue 8 7840
- 9 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB LTE 2014 Edition
- 10 Nvidia Shield Tablet
- 11 Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
- 12 Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
- 13 Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 8GB LTE
- 14 Medion Lifetab P8911 (MD 99118)
- 15 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
- 16 Asus Memo Pad FHD10
- 17 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD +
- 18 Medion Lifetab S10345 (MD 99042)
- 19 Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)
- 20 Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
- 21 Medion LifeTab S8311 (MD 98983)
- 22 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
- 23 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T335)
- 24 LG G Pad 8.3
- 25 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
- 26 Acer Iconia Tab A3-A20 FHD
- 27 LG G Pad 10.1 V700
- 28 Acer Iconia Talk S
- 29 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
- 30 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
- 31 Google (Asus) Nexus 7 (2013) 16 GB WiFi
- 32 Honor T1
- 33 Gigaset Tablet 10 QV1030
- 34 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N 16GB 3G
- 35 Google Nexus 9 (16GB, WiFi)
- 36 Tolino Tab 8
- 37 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 3G
- 38 Xoro Pad 9719QR
- 39 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 (WLAN)
- 40 Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
- 41 Tolino Tab 8.9
- 42 Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (WLAN)
- 43 Large tablet as a notebook replacement
- 44 Sharp Display
- 45 The tablets with the best image quality
- 46 Beautiful Extras
- 47 With a lot of breath
- 48 The tablets with the longest battery life
- 49 Conclusion: The best Android tablets
Small, lightweight and portable
Which tablet size is ideal, depends primarily on your needs. 7- to 8-inch models (from 17.8 to 20.3 centimeters diagonal) are most practical for commuters: They weigh 248-372 grams, are very handy and fit in almost any pocket. ? Some 7- and 8- inch LTE have on board: with the right contract and coverage on site that ensures the move for a very brisk Internet connection. When Huawei Media Pad X1 7.0 , Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact and Nvidia Shield Tablet about fold even phone calls: The phone can therefore stay at home.
Best Android Tablets
Huawei MediaPad X1
Working at high speed, long battery life, solid construction, low weight and a host of facilities – so look good tablets.
Test: Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0
Product Overview: Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Anyone planning to buy a large tablet, obtained with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a thoroughly enjoyable Android 4.4 device. It works well and has a brilliant screen and allows precise pen input. The equipment is nearly complete. If there is something to complain about, it’s the lack of implementation at different pressure intensities of the pen, the scarce memory and the special USB port.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact (SGP621)
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact counts undoubtedly among the best tablets of 8-inch class. It has LTE for Internet and phone on board – and an FM radio: ideal for train journeys where there is often no Internet. Class: The 268 grams of lightweight Sony battery lasted through approximately 17 hours and 44 minutes. In addition, the display offered more natural colors (93.7 per cent color fidelity) and brighter (700 candelas per square meter) as many opponents.
Test: Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact
Product Overview: Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 S
Noble part: The only 300 grams, the Galaxy Tab S is in an 8-millimeter-thick high-quality housing. For the lighting is Samsung’s eight-core processor Exynos Octa 5420. The worried with his two quartets for computing a fast pace, but did not reach peak values. Incredibly sharp: Adjusted, very friendly designed Android 4.4 and the display, however, are top.Thanks AMOLED technology and high-resolution (2560×1600 pixels), it offers a pin sharp reproduction with very natural colors and an extremely high contrast (16,033: 1). Moderate Duration: The processor and the high-resolution display suck the battery empty in 9.5 hours. While that is orderly, compared to the iPad mini, but expandable.
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 S
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 S
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 S
The test showed that Samsung’s new flagship struck excellent – especially the screen is a stunner. In addition, the equipment can be seen. But the iPad Air could not dethrone. The reasons are the lower in direct comparison pace of work and the significantly shorter battery life.
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 S
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 S
Dell Venue 8 7840
The Dell Venue 8 7840 is also one of the best tablets of 8-inch class. It boasts a magnificent screen on, works fast and offers a decent standard. However, two caveats prevented an (even) better overall grade: The battery life is quite short and for mobile surfing missing the device technologies such as LTE and UMTS.
Test: Dell Venue 8 (7840)
Product Overview: Dell Venue 8 (7840)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB LTE 2014 Edition
With the Galaxy Note 10.1 16GB LTE (2014 Edition) brings Samsung a top tablet on the market, with super-screen, turbo speed, lush software package and on top of that the practical pen operation. However, it is not enough to outdo the iPad Air. In addition, Samsung requires orderly money for the note.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE 16GB white (2014 Edition)
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE 16GB white (2014 Edition)
Nvidia Shield Tablet
To be successful in the highly competitive tablet market, needs a good tablet and a niche.Both Nvidia has with the Shield Tablet found. The build quality is just as high as the pace of work, the display is brilliant and the stream function for Windows games from the PC unique. Biggest shortcomings remain somewhat short battery life and the miserable long loading time – there must necessarily Nvidia rework.
Test: NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Product Overview: NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
The new HDX is slightly better than the already good previous model. But why equal access to 2014er? That really is not worth it now! Especially since the new HDX negatively with its closed, trimmed to Shopping operating system and therefore limited app selection notice.
Test: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Product Overview: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is tough: In testing it withstood drops from 1.5 meters as well as a permanent rain. On top of that, it works quite fast and the battery life is 17 hours quite long. Only the display with the relatively low resolution of 1280×800 pixels does not really fit into a high-priced Tablet as the Active.
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0 8GB LTE
Schick, but not perfect: Optical reminds the MediaPad M1 at the top smartphone from HTC One M8. The device is great in the hand and is well made. The cover for the SIM and memory card slot looks very cheap, however: The clips can break very easily. Also, the display does not quite fit the otherwise good quality. Photos and videos showing it blurred and pale colors. Even to call: On the Internet, it goes via wireless-n or on the road via LTE (a version without LTE Huawei has also). Class: The M1 can make phone calls and send and receive text messages (SMS). Hammer Strong Battery: In the test the Huawei held by nearly 25 hours.
Product Overview: Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0
Medion Lifetab P8911 (MD 99118)
Tablets of 9-inch-class as the Lifetab P8911 are ideal – on the go and in the domestic sofa.The Medion model has a slightly darker, and a comparatively short battery life; What it does offer at a price of 199 euros a class equipment and a high work rate.
Test: Medion P8911 LifeTab
Product Overview: Medion P8911 LifeTab
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
With an overall height of 0.8 centimeters, the Galaxy Tab 8.0 WiFi 3 very thin and 312 grams is a real lightweight. Instead of unity goods 4.2.2 Samsung has the operating system-friendly and tidy. It is quick and easy to operate. When unwinding of HD videos, editing photos, or playing online surfing with several open sides, the tablet did not make any weaknesses. The 8-inch display makes photos and videos with balanced colors and 1280×800 pixels is fairly sharp, the contrast is a bit hard, so about objects and people have slight ghosting. In scratch test, the Galaxy turned out to be extremely robust. Images of front and rear cameras have a slight reddish tint and are slightly out of focus. About the built-in USB port can transfer data to the PC, use wireless headphones via Bluetooth. In addition, the Galaxy tablet is installed infrared. Thus, the tablet is used as a remote control for the TV.
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) 16GB WiFi white
Asus Memo Pad FHD10
The processing, image quality and features of the Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 are impeccable.Photos and movies brings the Memo Pad sharp in Full HD with 1920×1200 pixels on the screen. The only small caveat: The colors are minimal pale. The touch screen responds fast to taps and converts them to precise.
Test: Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 (ME302C)
Product Overview: Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 (ME302C)
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD +
Light and shade there was in the test of the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD +. Not everything really is better than its predecessor Yoga Tablet 10: The display is indeed sharper, but darker. Moreover, the battery provides about five hours less running time. Partially offset by higher working speed which detailed how brilliant reproduction on the still very precise touchscreen and better cameras. Anyone planning to buy a Yoga Tablets, should pick up the latest HD +.
Test: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD +
Product Overview: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD +
Medion Lifetab S10345 (MD 99042)
The Medion S10345 Lifetab works fast and offers HDMI, expandable memory, full HD display and infrared extensive facilities. Shortcomings are not superior battery life and the slightly low brightness. At the end of the Lifetab remains but a good tablet at a fair price.
Test: Medion S10345 LifeTab
Product Overview: Medion S10345 LifeTab
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)
At the hardware there is nothing to complain about: The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tinkers well and is very well made and offers a brilliant picture quality. Unfortunately, the operating system is tuned for shopping and not fun.
Test: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi 16GB
Product Overview: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi 16GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
Apple needs to wrap up warm: The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is almost as good as the iPad Air processing equipment and display are top – even if the iPad screen is just a tad bit better..
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Medion LifeTab S8311 (MD 98983)
The test showed that the Lifetab rendered no major weaknesses. The Full HD display delivers decent image quality and the eight-core processor ensures a high work rate. In addition, the Lifetab thanks 3G, infrared transmitter and FM radio is very versatile – for 199 euros, the S8311 is therefore a good deal.
Test: Medion LifeTab S8311 (MD 98983)
Product Overview: Medion LifeTab S8311 (MD 98983)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
The tab 4 is similar externally to the predecessor, the powerful processor provides but for a flotteres pace – and in conjunction with the efficient Kit-Kat operating system the battery will last much longer by. That is no longer contemporary display and the museum-cameras (front: 1.3, 3 megapixel rear) but not at all fit to the otherwise high-quality Tab. 4
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1)
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T335)
The perfectly processed Samsung LTE allows thanks also go Internet trips – and even telephone calls via headset or the built-in microphone and speakers. And NFC, for example, for rapid coupling of Bluetooth speakers, is also standard. The battery life of over 14 hours pretty neat. The low resolution is to the detriment of image sharpness.
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (8.0)
LG G Pad 8.3
The LG is not perfect, but a thoroughly enjoyable Tablet – although it can not compete with Apple’s iPad mini. Although the equipment is incomplete, which resembles the LG but with useful features such Miracast, SmartShare Beam and QPair over from. Biggest shortcomings: The screen could offer a higher brightness and the cameras are capable of improvement. At the processing but there is nothing to complain about. The LG G Pad 8.3 is unequivocally a good tablet.
Test: LG Electronics G Pad 8.3
Product Overview: LG Electronics G Pad 8.3
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
It may not always be Apple: Who seeks an alternative to iPad, gets to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 a really good Android tablet. The Samsung device is fast, keeps on battery power long by and weighs only a pound. So it can sometimes last longer with one hand.
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1) 16GB 3G white
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1) 16GB 3G white
Acer Iconia Tab A3-A20 FHD
The plastic case of the Acer is a bit soft and are so at light pressure. But the full HD display delivered a decent image quality, and the pace was high. Too bad: The outdated cameras took pictures of pictures and videos with unnatural colors and noise effects; the sound is bad even over headphones.
Product Overview: Acer Iconia A3-A20 32GB FHD
LG G Pad 10.1 V700
The chic LG has an infrared transmitter for operation of TV or Blu-ray players on board.The pace is acceptable, but the display has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The few pixels and the processor had fuel-efficient in the test but one advantage: The battery lasted nearly 25 hours
Product Overview: LG Electronics G Pad 10.1
Acer Iconia Talk S
More than 200 euros for a 7-inch tablet once sounds a lot. But for customers receive an almost fully decorated 7-inch tablet. The big hit in this price range: LTE is the Iconia Talk S series, the tablet also can be used as a phone. On top of that, the Acer two SIM card slots and one for 17 hours with very long battery life. Too bad that the memory with 1 gigabyte is fairly tight. This pushes the pace. For this, the tablet makes up with a neat display that provides a very high color fidelity.
Test: Acer Iconia Talk S 16GB
Product Overview: Acer Iconia Talk S 16GB
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
That never gave it: Thanks to the built pico projector, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro project movies onto the wall! In addition, it has a comfortable stand – and bears on thick: His huge display measures 13.3 inches and brings impressive 990 grams on the scale – almost as much as adult Ultrabooks.
Test: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Product Overview: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
The Yoga Tablet 2 inserted as the first version in an elegant, sturdy aluminum housing.Another new feature is the full HD display, which delivers higher image quality. In addition, a stronger processor for more speed makes. The battery lasted the test almost 18 hours a day – that’s neat, but not as long as the first Yoga (21 hours).
Product Overview: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 (59426282)
Google (Asus) Nexus 7 (2013) 16 GB WiFi
The 17.8-centimeter screen of the Nexus 7 provides with 1920×1200 pixels, a crisp display that is great for viewing images and movies and makes reading web pages. The photo and video quality of the camera is not great, but for snapshots and video calls via Skype they suffice. With its Snapdragon processor the tablet in the test course was very fast. Even graphically complex games ran smoothly. Thanks to the nearly 2-gigabyte memory, the Nexus device even with elaborate Apps is not as fast to its limits.
Product Overview: Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB WiFi black
For Cheap T1 manufacturer Huawei Honor does not need to be ashamed. While it is not the fastest, not provides the best screen – but who want a cheap 8-inch tablet, gets a well-made device with acceptable speed, decent image quality and long battery life.
Test: Honor T1
Product Overview: Honor T1
Gigaset Tablet 10 QV1030
The debut is quite successful: The Tablet 10 Gigaset has a chic, high-quality tablet in the offer that trumps with good facilities and long battery life. Counterparty the same price range as the Google Nexus 10 but it stands out not.
Test: Gigaset QV1030
Product Overview: Gigaset QV1030
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N 16GB 3G
Apart from the plastic housing, the Galaxy Tab feels almost like an iPad: It’s easy, lies comfortably in the hand and the workmanship is impeccable. The colors are neutral, the service liquid. The built-in camera has only 3 megapixels.
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N 16GB White
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N 16GB White
Google Nexus 9 (16GB, WiFi)
The Nexus 9 is without doubt a great tablet: The build quality is impeccable, the operating system works perfectly with the hardware together. The battery life of 11 hours and 49 minutes but disappointing.
Test: HTC Google Nexus 9
Product Overview: HTC Google Nexus 9
Tolino Tab 8
The Table 8 shows apps and web pages in Full HD. But not long: After 8.5 hours the battery was empty. Bookworms get on the button under the display in the eBook Store Tolino a partner (as Thalia). The books must not be stored in the tablet storage – 25 gigabytes, there is free in the Tolino cloud.
Product Overview: Tolino Tab 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 3G
Conveniently, not cheap! The Samsung made a good impression in the test. The build quality is high, the tablet fits comfortably in your hand. And except for the scarce memory equipment is considerable. But weaknesses are the old version of Android and the display. Nevertheless, for those who look for a small, low-priced tablet that also allows to boot the mobile Internet will be well served with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 in the 3G variant.
Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0)
Product Overview: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0)
Xoro Pad 9719QR
The Xoro Pad 9719QR shows off a huge resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. In the test, the display is not very convincing: The playback was as sharp as ever, but the contrast weak and falsified reds. The pace of work is not high, but enough for everyday use. Hard to use the built-in cameras. Better is the battery: The Tablet held via 16 hours and 28 minutes.
Product Overview: Xoro PAD 9719QR
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 (WLAN)
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 can be set up easily, about to watch a movie. The screen is 1280×800 pixels, but unfortunately it reflects very strong. However, the touch screen works very precisely and sets user inputs to quickly. When you start Apps occurred in the test but some delays – especially if some of the programs were already open. The aluminum case of the Yoga Tablets not only looks chic and elegant, it is also very robust and rigid.With heavy use, the Lenovo had only after 21 hours to the socket.
Test: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 WiFi
Product Overview: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 WiFi
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
In no usable as Notebook: The Asus tablet, the customer receives an attachable keyboard.Thus Facebook news or emails can be much faster than typing by touch screen. However, she refused the test sporadic service – about when you enter a search query. And: velvet keyboard is the Asus with around 1.1 kg a heavy block. High speed: A high-flyer is the Transformer not, but in testing the pace of work was consistently high. Also in order: The battery lasted through 11.5 hours. Excessive Display: The screen displays content slightly blurred, with pale colors and low brightness. After all: The memory can be expanded to 64 gigabytes is via microSD card, in addition there is a lifetime of Asus 5GB cloud storage free.
Product Overview: Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Tolino Tab 8.9
By Tolino Tab 8.9 the Tolino Alliance brings (consisting of Telekom, Hugendubel, Thalia, worldview and Bertelsmann Book Club) a very reasonable tablet PC with decent equipment in the trade. Ease of use and speed and display quality voices to the machine waits with a memory card slot on what is not self-evident. Deductions there but because of the very high weight and the photo quality of the camera.
Test: Tolino Tab 8.9
Product Overview: Tolino Tab 8.9
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 (WLAN)
The Yoga Tablet 8 is not only chic, but also thoughtful. Adjusted Android 4.2 works almost perfectly with the hardware. The fact that the components potter very economical, showed terrific battery life. Too bad that the display could not convince.
Test: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 WiFi
Product Overview: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 WiFi
Large tablet as a notebook replacement
The larger tablets with 9 to stately 13-inch screen diagonal (22.8 to 33 centimeters) can also be used easily on the go: They are still manageable and significantly lighter (369-990 grams) than notebooks . They are not suitable for telephoning (except the internet), but they also play at home their advantages – especially when pace. Go within seconds high, load the favorite movie in an instant – and who finally wants to sell on Ebay its sideboard, done that jiffy: Photos knipsen, start app, upload pictures, description pure, done! Who wants to have with laptop, camera tampering and memory card?
Once you have made a preliminary decision to greatness? Then you should devote the touch screen: The is the alpha and omega of a tablet, because it serves as a monitor, keyboard and mouse. He does not work perfectly, is quickly the joy of tablet then: Instead rosier holiday photos show faces then pale, hazy blurred figures – and in bright sunlight can be seen except a reflective surface simply nothing. How to do it right, showed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 S : This model represents a sharp image with natural colors – so it should be.
The tablets with the best image quality
Some models provide nice touches: So let the tablet PCs of LG G Pad 10.1 V700 andMedion S10346 Lifetab use as a remote control for TV and DVD player, thanks to infrared transmitter; the 8-inch tablet from Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact even an FM radio is built. But the blockbuster is the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro : This giant 13-inch tablet trumps with a built in projector, the images can be Party and cinema strip cast on the wall.
With a lot of breath
Strong processors usually need more doping than their lame colleagues, high-resolution displays swallow a lot of electricity. But that does automatically mean that a tablet with 1920×1080 pixels has to refuel on the screen more quickly than a 1280×800 energy model? How the test is: Not necessarily! The Full HD display of Huawei MediaPad X1 in test showed battery life even while the rich to 19 hours and 37 minutes video content, Tolino Tab 8 after about 8.5 hours, the display was black.
The tablets with the longest battery life
Conclusion: The best Android tablets
Among the Android tablets with at least a “good” final result, the 7-inch Huawei MediaPad X1 sat at the head. Close behind: Featuring a large 12.2-inch screen Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 . Third place share the handy models Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact (8 inches) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (8.4 inch).