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Top 10: The Best Android Tablets | 2021 Edition

You are looking for the best Android tablets in 2021? I review all new devices and here I list the ten best ones available in every price class.

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What is the best Android tablet right now? New devices are being released every month and it’s hard to even know what is out there. That’s what I am for. I’m visiting almost every trade show to check out new announcements. Once an Android tablet is available, I review it thoroughly. I’ve been doing this since 2008 and I used almost every tablet that has been released since then. In this guide, I’m giving you an overview of the best Android tablets you can buy right now in 2021.

At the beginning of this guide, I’m giving you a quick overview in case you quickly want to find what you’re looking for without reading my in-depth explanations. Further down, you can read more detailed information about the tablets and I also included links to my full reviews.

You might notice that some Android tablets are not on this list. While I usually did review them, I just can’t justify putting them on this list because they’re not good enough for some reason. But if you’re looking for a specific tablet, you can check out all my tablet reviews here.

Best Android Tablets: An Overview

Here is a quick overview of the best Android tablets that I can recommend right now.

  • Best overall: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+ (on Amazon*). The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are the best Android tablets. Due to their Snapdragon 865+ processor, they’re faster than all competitors. We get lots of features like great speakers, fingerprint readers, the S Pen is included and you can get optional keyboard docks. The bigger one is the S7+ with an outstanding 12.4-inch Super AMOLED screen and the S7 has a smaller 11-inch LCD panel. Both support 120Hz.
  • Best mid-range: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (on Amazon*). I think the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is a fantastic alternative if you don’t need a pen and are not into high-end gaming. The Tab S5e has a fantastic 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen, great speakers, a fingerprint scanner, and is super slim and premium-feeling. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a high-quality media tablet.
  • Best mid-range with a stylus: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (on Amazon*). The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a great choice for those looking for a more affordable Android tablet with active pen support. Like with the S7, the S Pen is included and it is and works almost the same. It features a good 10.4-inch screen, a metal body, and a decent processor. But don’t expect the best gaming performance.
  • Coolest design: Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab (on Amazon*). The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab offers a unique design with an integrated kickstand and a huge battery. Here we get great speakers, a pretty 10.1-inch screen, and a decent performance. The design and Google Assistant integration are the most interesting aspects of this tablet. I think it’s a great tablet for watching YouTube but you can’t watch Netflix with HD resolution.
  • Best budget value: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (on Amazon*). If you don’t need a pen, no fancy design, no fingerprint scanner, and no high-end performance, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 offers the best budget value. At an affordable price, we get a good 10.4-inch screen, decent speakers, up-to-date software and the performance is almost as good as with the pricier S6 Lite. I think it’s a fantastic budget tablet.
  • Super cheap: Amazon Fire HD 10 (on Amazon*). The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the cheapest 10-inch tablet that I can currently recommend. It has a good 10.1-inch screen, the performance is fine for most apps and many games, and like the Tab A7, it’s lacking all premium features. The Google Play Store is missing out of the box but you do get fast and easy access to all Amazon services.
  • Best 8-inch Android tablet: Lenovo Tab M8 (on Amazon*). In most countries, you can’t get a high-end 8-inch Android tablet right now. But a good mid-range to budget option is the Lenovo Tab M8 which you can get with a good 8-inch screen that can offer an HD or full HD resolution. It has a high-end feeling metal body but the performance is fine for simpler games only.
  • The cheapest tablet I can recommend: Amazon Fire HD 8 (on Amazon*). The Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are the cheapest tablets that I can comfortably recommend. Sure, the plastic body feels cheap and the 8-inch HD screen is not laminated. But the performance is fine for basic use if you’re looking for something simple and affordable. The Google Play Store is missing by default but you do get access to all of Amazon’s features.

Best Android Tablets: In-Depth Look

Okay, let’s check out the best options in more detail! Don’t forget to also read the full reviews linked under each tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+: The Fastest Android Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7+ on* Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are the best Android tablets you can buy right now. They’re almost the same devices but their size is different. While the Galaxy Tab S7 has a pretty 11-inch LCD screen, the Galaxy Tab S7+ features an outstanding 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display. These screens are very pretty and the only ones on Android tablets that support a refresh rate of 120Hz. Because of that, animations and drawing with the S Pen look very smooth.

Due to their Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, they’re faster than all competitors. That means you can play games like PUBG Mobile, Call Of Duty, and Fortnite with the highest graphics settings. Heavy multitasking is possible too, because, depending on the version, we get 6GB or 8GB of RAM. You can get them with 128GB up to 512GB of internal storage. LTE 4G and even 5G are options as well.

With both, the S Pen is included at no extra charge. That’s an active pen that is pressure sensitive. You can use it for handwritten notes, for drawings, but also to just navigate the touchscreen. The Samsung Notes app and many more features for the pen are preinstalled and work great. A useful feature is that you can use the stylus as a remote in Microsoft PowerPoint.

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ come with lots of premium features like four great speakers, a USB C 3.1 port, a microSD card slot, and a fingerprint scanner. Both feel like expensive high-end devices because of their slim metal bodies. On a negative note, both are missing a headphone jack.

Samsung ships them running Android 10 and OneUI in version 2.5. In the past, the Korean company has been better than most of what updates are concerned. And with the Tab S7 series, they’re promising to update them for at least three years which is great.

As long as you’re not into heavy video or photo editing, you can use these to replace a laptop. That’s because you can get official keyboard covers which I liked a lot in my review. Together with the Samsung DeX desktop mode and Microsoft Office, I was able to get a surprising amount of work done with the Tab S7.

The only major downside is the price. Yes, they’re the fastest Android tablets you can buy right now. But they’re also much pricier than the other ones on this list.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: A Great Alternative

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 test

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 on* Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is the predecessor of the Galaxy Tab S7 which means it’s about a year older. If you can find a good deal, it continues to be a great option if you want to save some money compared to the Tab S7. Like most tablets, it has a standard 60Hz screen but that doesn’t change the 10.5-inch Super AMOLED panel from being excellent.

Just like with the S7, the S Pen is included at no extra cost. And the features including the Samsung Notes app are pretty much the same. In fact, all S Pens are interchangeable, so you could use the pen from a Galaxy Note smartphone as well.

Since the Galaxy Tab S6 is a premium tablet, it has all the premium features you would expect. Among these are four great speakers, a fingerprint scanner that’s hidden below the touchscreen, as well as a USB C 3.1 port, and a premium-feeling metal body. Yes, a headphone jack is missing here too.

The Tab S6 ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor with 6GB to 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal storage. LTE 4G is an option. Sure, the Snapdragon 855 is not as fast as the newer 865+, but it’s fast enough for high-end gaming and heavy multitasking. The Tab S6 continues to be faster than newer mid-range tablets for games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite.

I didn’t like the official keyboard cover as much as I did on the newer Tab S7. But the Samsung DeX desktop mode is supported here too and thanks to an update, it’s running almost the same Android 10 software.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e: A Fantastic Mid-Range Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e test

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e on* Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy tab S5e is a fantastic mid-range tablet. I think it’s a good choice if you don’t need the best performance for gaming but still want an excellent experience with a great screen, speakers, and a premium built. It does not support the S Pen but its 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen is basically the same one as the Tab S6. The S5e is a fantastic media tablet.

Inside the Galaxy Tab S5e runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset with 4GB to 6GB of RAM and a 64GB up to 128GB internal storage. The performance of that processor is great for most tasks. But you can’t play Fortnite with the highest graphic settings, for instance. Heavy multitasking with the Samsung DeX desktop mode is possible though.

As I said, the S5e has a premium metal body. It’s crazy thin with just 5.5mm. We get four good speakers, a fingerprint scanner that’s built into the power button, as well as a USB C port, and a microSD card slot. There’s no headphone jack again, which sadly is standard on higher-end devices now.

Even though Samsung released it running Android 9, it did get an update to Android 10 already. So, it’s running almost the same software as other current tablets from Samsung are. As I said, the S Pen is missing, but you can get an official keyboard cover.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Best Mid-Range With Stylus

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite on* Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a fantastic choice if you want the S Pen but don’t want to get the expensive Galaxy Tab S7 or S6. Here, that stylus is included again at no extra charge. And the features for the S Pen are mostly the same including the Samsung Notes app and the so-called Air Commands. But you can’t use the pen as a remote in Microsoft PowerPoint as is possible with the S7.

Now, since the Tab S6 Lite is so much cheaper than the S6, it does not have all the premium features, of course. The 10.4-inch LCD screen is a good one but the resolution von 2000 x 1200 pixels is lower. The performance of the Exynos 9611 processor with its 4GB of RAM is weaker too. It’s fine for basic gaming, but demanding titles like Fortnite are barely playable. For standard tasks and especially for note-taking with the S Pen, the performance is fine though. You can get 64GB and 128GB of internal storage.

The Tab S6 Lite has a metal body and two good speakers. But it’s lacking a fingerprint scanner and even though it’s running Android 10 out of the box, the Samsung DeX desktop mode is not supported. Samsung is not selling an official keyboard cover either. On a positive note, it does have a standard headphone jack and a microSD card slot.

Don’t get me wrong. Yes, it’s much weaker than the Tab S7 or S6, but I think it’s a fantastic mid-range tablet if you want to save some money and want to use the S Pen. But the S Pen should be the main reason you get it. Otherwise, I think you’ll be better off with the S5e.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab: A Unique Design

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab review

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab on* Amazon

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is a very interesting tablet. It does not have the best performance and it does not have the best screen ever. But it has a very unique design with an integrated grip, kickstand, and a big battery that is built into the grip. With that grip, it kind of looks like a folded paper magazine. I think the Yoga Smart Tab is a good choice if you’re looking for an affordable tablet for watching YouTube and to use the Google Assistant.

Lenovo is shipping the Yoga Smart Tab with Android 9 and it does support the Google Assistant Ambient Mode. That means you can use it as a standard tablet but also as a smart speaker. There’s even a hole punched into the kickstand so that you can hang it to your wall in the bathroom or so.

The tablet has a good 10.1-inch full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. And it has two pretty good speakers. That’s why I think it’s a fantastic tablet for watching YouTube. With that being said, I can’t recommend it for Netflix because it does not support the necessary DRM standards to watch Netflix with HD resolution. You’re stuck with the standard definition.

It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. While that’s fine for basic tasks and many games, it’s not possible to play very demanding ones like Fortnite. So, I can’t recommend it as a gaming tablet. And certainly not as a Netflix tablet. But I do love the design, it’s very unique.

Read: My Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7: Best Budget Value

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 test

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 on* Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 offers a fantastic value. It’s much cheaper than the previous devices on this list and it’s lacking all premium features. That means you don’t get the S Pen, there’s no fingerprint scanner, the Samsung DeX desktop mode is not supported, and while the built quality is fine, it’s not as premium feeling. But you do get a good basic tablet.

Samsung is shipping the Galaxy Tab A7 with a 10.4-inch LCD screen that’s very similar to the S6 Lite. It even has the same resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels but it’s a bit darker. And it does not support any active pen. But it’s a decent screen and unlike the Yoga Smart Tab, you can watch Netflix in HD.

The performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 with its 3GB of RAM and 32GB to 64GB of internal storage is fine for most tasks. Light multitasking is possible and you can play many games like PUBG Mobile. But demanding games like Fortnite crash all the time. So, this certainly is not a high-end gaming device.

I like that the Galaxy Tab A7 ships with Android 10. We do still get a headphone jack, it has a microSD card slot, and a USB C 2.0 port. Even though it has four speakers, the overall quality is a bit worse than on the S6 Lite.

So, don’t expect a premium tablet here. But I do think the Tab A7 is a great choice if you’re looking for an inexpensive budget tablet that does not have any special features but is fine for basic tasks.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Review

Amazon Fire HD 10: Super Cheap 10-Incher

Amazon Fire HD 10 Test

Amazon Fire HD 10 2019 on* Amazon

The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the cheapest 10-inch Android tablet that I can comfortably recommend. Its 10.1-inch screen with its standard full HD resolution is very similar to the Galaxy Tab A7. And while the CPU performance of the Samsung tablet is faster, the graphics performance is about the same. So, the Fire HD 10 is a pretty good but cheap gaming tablet as long as you don’t expect to play high-end titles.

With its full plastic body, the Fire HD 10 feels much cheaper than the other tablets on this list. But it has two decent speakers, a USB C port, a microSD card slot, and even a headphone jack.

It’s important to know that while the Fire HD 10 is an Android tablet, it’s not running Google’s Android but Amazon’s version of Android. That means out of the box, you don’t have access to the Google Play Store and all other apps from Google. Instead, you get apps from the Amazon App Store and you’ve got fast and easy access to all services from Amazon.

On a positive note, if you want, it’s pretty easy to install the Google Play Store yourself. Once you do that, you can use apps like Chrome, YouTube, and Gmail on here too.

I think the Amazon Fire HD 10 is a good choice if you love the services from Amazon and want to save as much money as possible. Needless to say that it’s lacking all premium features. There’s no fingerprint scanner, no active pen support, no official keyboard cover, and, again, we get a cheap-feeling plastic body.

Read: My Amazon Fire HD 10 Review

Lenovo Tab M8: Best 8-Inch Android Tablet

Lenovo Tab M8 HD test

Lenovo Tab M8 on* Amazon

There are not many 8-inch Android tablets being released these days. One of the better options is the Lenovo Tab M8 which you can get in two versions. There’s one with an 8-inch HD screen and another one with an 8-inch full HD screen. I reviewed the HD version only, but if you can get the one with a Full HD resolution, it’s a bit better choice, of course.

If you’re looking for a premium 8-inch tablet, you’ll have to get an iPad Mini, as there are no super high-end 8-inch tablets running Android right now. The Lenovo Tab M8 is a mid-range to lower-end tablet with a pretty good screen. In fact, it’s metal body makes it feel much higher-end than it really is. This device is very well built.

The performance of the MediaTek A22 processor inside the HD version is fine for standard tasks and simpler games. But you won’t be able to play very demanding games like Fortnite on here. PUBG Mobile does run but you’ll have to expect some stutters while playing.

I like that the Lenovo Tab M8 ships with almost vanilla Android 9 without any major customizations. That’s great. But sadly, you’ll have to live with a bad webcam, micro USB instead of USB C, and I think future software updates are unlikely.

Read: My Lenovo Tab M8 Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019: A Samsung Alternative

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T290 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 2019 on* Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 is an interesting alternative to the Lenovo Tab M8 HD. It has a similar 8-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and the performance of its Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor is almost the same. But Samsung tends to update their tablets longer.

Unlike the Lenovo, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has a plastic frame with a metal back only instead of a full metal body. It feels cheaper, even though the price is about the same. There’s no version with a full HD resolution in almost all countries.

I think the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 can be a good alternative to the Lenovo Tab M8 if you prefer longer updates and if you can find it at a similar or cheaper price. But often you’ll have to pay a bit more, so it’s lower on this list.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Review

Amazon Fire HD 8 & HD 8 Plus

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus review

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus on* Amazon

The Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are the cheapest tablets that I can comfortably recommend. The standard version and the Plus version are almost the same, but the Plus supports Wireless Charging and you can get it with a Wireless Charging Dock. Both tablets support the Alexa Voice Assistant and the Echo Show Mode. But with the Charging Dock, you can use the Fire HD 8 Plus pretty much like an Echo Show.

If you don’t care about Alexa and the Echo Show Mode, it makes no sense to spend more for the Plus instead of the standard Fire HD 8.

With the Fire HD 8, we’re getting an 8-inch LCD screen that has an HD resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Unlike the Lenovo and Samsung, the screen is not laminated here. That means you can see a small air gap below the touchscreen. Because of its full plastic body, it’s a much cheaper-feeling tablet too. Well, it is cheaper.

Now, even though it feels cheap, the Fire HD 8 is a decent choice. That’s because the speakers are pretty good for their size and the performance is on a similar level. Sure, don’t expect to play Fortnite. But at under 100 Dollars, you can play lots of games and they perform okay.

Amazon is selling an Android tablet here. But like with the Fire HD 10, it’s Amazon’s version of Android and not Google’s. So, the Google Play Store, YouTube, Chrome, and Gmail are missing by default. Instead, you’ve got easy access to all of Amazon’s services. But if you want, you can install the Play Store yourself without too much hassle.

Read: My Amazon Fire HD 8 & HD 8 Plus Review

What About Huawei Tablets?

Huawei MatePad 10.4 test

Like Samsung, Lenovo, and Amazon, Huawei is releasing new Android tablets every year. And in the past, I loved many of them and many were listed quite high on this list. But because of the trade war between the United States and China, the Google Play Store and all of Google’s Services are missing on new Huawei devices now. And you can’t install them as easily yourself as you can on Amazon’s devices.

Because of that, I can’t recommend any Huawei tablet for most people right now. If you’re getting an Android tablet, you usually want the Google Play Store, Google Chrome, YouTube, and Gmail. And you can’t even watch Netflix with HD resolution for a similar reason. That doesn’t stop me from reviewing them, of course.

If you’re looking for a mid-range tablet with active pen support, you can check out the Huawei MatePad 10.4. You can get it with an active stylus called the M Pencil. Basically, this tablet is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

A cheap 8-inch tablet is the Huawei MatePad T8. It has an HD resolution, the performance is fine for simple tasks, but the 16GB internal storage is a bit too low. This is very similar to the Lenovo Tab M8 HD but without the Google Play Store.

The Huawei MatePad T10s is a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and Amazon Fire HD 10. I like the metal body and the speakers are surprisingly good for their price. The 10.1-inch screen is fine too. But again, it’s missing the Google Play Store and you can’t install it as easily as you can on the Fire HD 10. So, for most, I don’t see why you would want to get it.

Questions & Answers

Here I’m answering a couple of questions that I get asked frequently.

What is an Android tablet?

An Android tablet is a tablet running Android. They’re just bigger smartphones with a little bit of different software because the internal hardware is usually the same. That goes for the basic operating system as well. If you own an Android smartphone, you can mostly use the same apps on an Android tablet. As I said, the basic operating system is the same, but the screens are bigger.

Compared to a phone, tablets offer a couple of advantages. The screen is bigger, sure. But often we also get better speakers, the battery might last longer, and for many, you can get great accessories like active pens and keyboard covers. You can make phone calls with any LTE 4G tablets. So, if you like, you could even replace your phone with an 8-inch tablet.

How much should you spend?

Often I get asked how much you should spend on an Android tablet. How much performance do you need and when are you just wasting your money?

First: I can recommend all devices on this list. That’s why I’ve listed them above. But as you can imagine, the pricier tablets usually are more powerful than the cheaper ones. Usually, they also have better screens and more features like fingerprint scanners and four speakers.

But even with the cheapest ones, you can surf the web and watch videos on YouTube or Netflix just fine. Especially simpler games run on almost all tablets without any major issues. But yes, if you’re into gaming and want a good graphics performance, you’ll have to spend a bit more.

How often do Android tablets get updated?

Unlike with Windows, Android tablets don’t get updated by the software maker Google directly but by the manufacture. No brand is perfect regarding this. In the past, Samsung has been the best because their devices usually get at least two big software updates. Starting with the Galaxy Tab S7, Samsung even promises to update them for three years.

Other brands like Lenovo and Huawei haven’t been as good in the past. And while Amazon does update theirs regularly, it has almost nothing to do with Google’s updates anymore.

How do I update my Android tablet?

If there’s a software update available for your tablet, you usually get a notification that you can download and install the newest version. But you can check that manually yourself too by going into the settings to “About tablet” and “Software updates”.

Does Microsoft Office run on Android tablets?

The short answer is: Yes. Microsoft Office is preinstalled on many tablets but you can also download it for free in the Google Play Store. Once you do that, you can use the mobile versions from apps like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, OneDrive, and so on. These apps are optimized for touchscreens.

With that being said, you don’t get all the features from the desktop versions. And you might need to be a subscriber of Microsoft 365 if your tablet is bigger than 10.1 inches.

Can Android tablets replace a laptop?

Well, that depends on what you need from a laptop, of course. I would not want to use it to heavily edit videos or photos every day. But if you need a notebook for standard office work only, then yes, many Android tablets can replace your laptop. Among these are the high-end ones from Samsung, for instance, because they support the Samsung DeX desktop mode and you can buy official keyboard covers.

Can Android tablets use a mouse?

Yes. You can attach almost any mouse to an Android tablet. That works by using a Bluetooth connection or with a micro USB or USB C adapter.

Are Android tablets better than iPads?

That depends on what you’re looking for. A major advantage of Android tablets is the wide variety of different devices that you can get. The operating system is more open too. For instance, you can install apps that are not listed in the Google Play Store easily. That’s not possible on an iPad.

Why are Android tablets dead?

In the media, you can often read that Android tablets are dead. But that’s just a dramatic headline. In reality, all big brands including Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei, and Amazon are releasing several Android tablets each year. So, no, Android tablets are not dead.

How I Review Android Tablets

I reviewed all devices on this list myself. I test almost every tablet that gets released unless I’m not able to buy it because it’s released in other countries only. My reviews are linked above to all the devices on this list. If you want to find more, just check out the category “Reviews” on this website. There you’ll find others that haven’t made it to this list.

For my reviews, I’m always running a couple of basic, standard tests so that I get comparable results. Among those are a couple of benchmarks like AnTuTu, Geekbench, 3D Mark, and others that test the performance of the processor and graphics chip. If supported, I also always play the same couple of games like Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Call Of Duty, Asphalt 9, and others, so that I get a feel about the real performance.

To kind of get comparable battery life results, I always do the same battery test on all devices. I’m looping an HD video on YouTube at maximum brightness until the tablet shuts itself off. That’s a pretty realistic scenario that’s easy to run on every device. Sometimes I also do a battery test with videos running locally in case I want to compare it to an older tablet.

More important than benchmark results are my personal impression, though. A tablet can sound amazing on paper but if the software is not optimized, it can seem slow anyway. That’s why I use every tablet as my daily tablet for a while. I watch Netflix and YouTube, play a couple of games, use apps like Skype and I even get some work done in Microsoft Office and Adobe Lightroom.

Read my reviews to find out everything I do in more detail.

Update History

  • This article was originally published on June 21st 2018.
  • On May 10th 2018 I added the Huawei MediaPad M5 10.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10, and T5 10 were added on September 26th. They replace the ASUS ZenPad 3S, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, and Lenovo Tab4 10 Plus.
  • I removed the old Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and added the Lenovo Tab P10 on November 26th.
  • On May 10th 2019, I removed the Huawei MediaPad T5 10, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017, and Lenovo Tab4 8. I replaced them with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 with S Pen, and Chuwi Hi9 Pro.
  • Added the Galaxy Tab S5e on June 7th and removed the Lenovo Tab P10.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 replaced the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T290 replaced the Chuwi Hi9 Pro on October 7th 2019.
  • I added the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab and removed the Huawei MediaPad M5 10 on Januar 21st 2020. And I replaced the old Fire HD 10 with the new one.
  • On November 25th 2020, I added the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, S6 Lite and A7 and removed a couple of older ones. I also added a couple of words about current Huawei tablets.



  1. Endy Uzo

    June 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

    hello, i didn’t see mediapads, why

  2. ‪ofomia aziz‬‏

    May 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Xaiomi mi 4 vs huawei mediapad m5 8

  3. Bjorn H

    September 2, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Huawei has ruled them self out of the equation by actively blocking any possibility to move apps to SD.
    32GB don’t get you far if you are a active user.
    16GB gets you nowhere.

  4. Bjorn H

    September 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Huawei have actively removed the possibility to move apps to SD. One of the key features in Android. Buy a 16GB and it’s out of memory before you even start. Buy a 32GB and maybe you’re able to run it a week or a month before you’re out of memory.

  5. HIRA

    September 26, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Is Mediapad T5 still a good option vs Tab A 10.1 2019, considering that huawei is available with 3 Gb version and samsung is only available with 2 GB

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