I would recommend a tablet with no less than 8GB of RAM especially the Androids. Everything less is not useful when you start cramming those mobile app onto big screen whilst trying to multitask the damn thing will start to shake and then crash. Mobile phones have memories up to 16Gb and even powerful processors yet they are still selling 2Gb tablets in 2020. And as for people who test them, they don’t use them how a normal consumer would use it so I wouldn’t take their word for it.
Elias, 5 hours agoI am wondering where is surface???!!! Aren’t those consider as tablet? Interesting question. I guess Surface Pros are mostly meant to be purchased and used as Windows laptops, because nobody really uses windows with touch. It’s just not that optimised for hand-held use.
James.D, 10 hours agoApparently it’s not quite as good as the Tab S7+; but very good none the less, and at a c… moreYeah, of course.
Solun1, 1 hour agoSelling anything with bezels like that should be illegal. Imagine trying to watch a movie or y… moreI don’t see anything wrong with that. If anything, there is no notch or punch hole to interrupt the full-screen video experience. That is why I still prefer to have some bezel on smartphones and tablets.
Even though I have never been a fan of Chrome OS, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook seems to look like a solid winner. Instead of Mediatek Helio P60T from its predecessor, there is now Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2. Couple that with an OLED display, and it’s very hard to beat its $499 price tag. Not that I have anything against Android tablets in general, but Chrome OS seems to be a better fit for a tablet if you ask me.
P.S: The iPad Pro 2021 could be a worthy winner if it runs on macOS. I’d rather buy a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 instead.
Anonymous, 8 hours agoFunny how you named weird stuff like the realme pad or MatePad but forgot the currently best-v… moreSelling anything with bezels like that should be illegal. Imagine trying to watch a movie or youtube on it.
The Samsung S5e is still excellent if you can find one or the S6!
Elias, 5 hours agoI am wondering where is surface???!!! Aren’t those consider as tablet? The Surface Pro/Go is a 2-in-1 PC first; tablet second.
The only tablet on this list that comes close is the S7+ and by a hairbreadth the iPad Pro (because of the M1 and iPad-exclusive creative software).
Lugia4k, 4 hours agoI bought the iPad 10.2 9th generation over the xiaomi pad, and even though I agree the pad has… moreyou do realise that IPAD 9 doesnt have a laminated screen? in 2021. 80 euros tablets have that. and most people dont care about software support, you get a normal user a tab with android 6 and 1 with android 12, and he will not care, or tell you witch one is what.
xiaomi pad 5 competes with ipad air, and he will win that battle. against ipad 9 its really obvios: nicer screen/2021 form factor/better speakers/enough power. and at least in my country you can get xiaomi 100 euro less then ipad 9, not even speaking about the air.
Lugia4k, 4 hours agoI bought the iPad 10.2 9th generation over the xiaomi pad, and even though I agree the pad has… moreI’ve found that a lot of folks don’t give a hoot about software provided they’re getting a bargain.
Hell, they’ll accept some baffling corner-cutting if you could make out the overall package to be some type of grand deal.
The Xiaomi Pad does not have GPS. What sort of device in 2021/2022 has no GPS, GLONASS, Beidou. I simply can’t wrap my head around it.
The software is a deal-breaker for me as well, but I can understand why those who want to use it as an entertainment device wouldn’t particularly care about software performance when their use case exclusively revolves around streaming movies, web surfing, or reading books.
I bought the iPad 10.2 9th generation over the xiaomi pad, and even though I agree the pad has better screen, speakers, double the ram and storage the software experience on IOS is much better than miui on tablet factor.
So I really don’t understand why you are praising the pad 5 with mediocre software and 2 to 3 years of updates while you can get the iPad for the same price or lower with better longevity. Both deserve to be on the list.
Realme pad? Lol, if you have some problem with the tablet nobody is going to help you, community is near zero.
I am wondering where is surface???!!! Aren’t those consider as tablet?
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro seems as the best offering right now but availability is very limited right now and no LTE option for US. For the base 6/128 GB WiFi only US 630$ price is rather good.
It could probably be obtained even cheaper for development purposes and such.
Funny how you named weird stuff like the realme pad or MatePad but forgot the currently best-value, best-selling tablet this year: iPad 9
A proud owner of tab S7 plus 🙂
You actually picked the Realme Pad over the 4GB ram, sd662, $180 priced Lenovo P11? The Lenovo is the best value in the market right now.
No Lenovo P12 Pro?
Shellyman Studios, 10 hours agoYeah, the P12 Pro seems like a solid tablet, I’ve heard good things about it. Apparently it’s not quite as good as the Tab S7+; but very good none the less, and at a cheaper price.
Glad that Surface is not included here, Surface is above all of these things and Surface is a pc
James.D, 13 hours agoWhy is the Tab S7 FE here, and not the Tab S7? The Tab S7 is better in most categories. Same t… moreYeah, the P12 Pro seems like a solid tablet, I’ve heard good things about it.