The time since Apple launched its first ever iPad and world’s first Tablet, the market and business for these things have grown up to level the smartphone market. The result of that launch is, now every company manufactures at least 3-4 tablets which packs a lot of great stuff under their hood. But, how would you know which tablet is the best? We have simplified the answer for you by selecting the 5 best Android tablets of 2016 that you can buy.
Best Android Tablets of 2016
1. Galaxy Tab S (8.4)
There was a time when Samsung phones lacked the feel and power to run on android. The same effect was seen on the tablet range too. But now, suddenly they have decided to make beautiful smartphones and tablets and the Galaxy Tab S is one fine example of it. The back sports a leathery thing just like the company came up with the S5. It even comes with a micro SIM slot as well as Micro SD card slot for storage. The screen is a great piece of art as it is a 1600×2560 pixel display which has got a super AMOLED treatment. Under the hood there is science as well as brains as it has got 2 processors, Octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 with four ARM Cortex A15 cores running at 1.9GHz and quad core Cortex A7 cores running at 1.3GHz coupled with a 3GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. Price is priced around $399 in US and 37,800 INR in India.
2. Xiaomi MiPad
Xiaomi has become one of the most trustworthy companies in the smartphone market and their Mi Pad promises just the same thing, Power and beauty. Priced at just 12,999 INR, it is one of the most affordable tablets in the market and the price doesn’t affect its performance. It looks very much like the iPad Mini which is a good thing and in terms of performance, it is fitted with a Nvidia’s 32 Bit Tegra K1 quad core chip running at 2.2 GHz just for the superior 3D performance. It comes with a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB Flash ROM which you can increase by adding a 128 GB Micro SD card. The back camera is a 8MP snapper compared to the 5MP on the front. It has a 7.9 inch 1536×2048 pixel display which is one of the best you can find in a tablet. You also get a great battery backup, mostly because of the massive 6,700mAh battery. It is not available officially in US, though you can manage to import it from sellers like Aliexpress or Gearbest. Price in India is 12,999 INR which translates to just $200. For this price, it’s a steal deal and we know it because we have one here on Gadgetraid.
3. LG G Pad 8.3
LG is not known for its tablets but this one is really an exception as it offers great value for money. It features a 8.3 inch 1200x 1920 pixel display which is quite a joy to operate and a 2 GB RAM which is coupled with a snapdragon 600 processor which is clocked at 1.7 GHz. The 5 MP camera at the back is capable of 1080p videos as well where as the front 1.3 MP camera is good for video chats and stuff like that. It has a good battery life as its battery is clocked at 4,600 mAh. All this amazing stuff will set your back at 22,000 INR in India, and sells in US for around $299, which is an obvious price for a tablet.
4. Nexus 7
The Nexus 7 is an old gold in terms of technology as it’s been more than 2 years since its launch. But it still is one of the most used tablets as it is made by Google and Asus, it also gets most of the software upgrades in time. It is a 7 inch 1200×1920 display which is married to a quad core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm S4 pro processor, which in simple words means great performance, don’t forget it is vanilla Android without any bloat, so you get to use the processor’s full prowess. Its rear camera is capable of 1080 p video recording and the front camera also offers good performance. It is available at 16,000 INR in India, which is a very competitive price. And in US, it’s now selling for a dirt cheap price of $149!
5. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is an under rated tablets out there, partly because it is not running the Google-Android, it is running on Amazon’s custom Fire OS 3.0, but Fire HDX 7’s got a lot thing going for it. This one is Its 7 inch display is very crisp and precise as it is a 1920×1200 pixel with 323 ppi (Pixel per Inch). Its 2 GB RAM and Quad Core 2.2 GHz CPU under the hood also ensures great performance in every condition, be it a heavy movie or a graphic intense game. It is available in 16 GB Variant as well as 32 GB and 64 GB. Though it lacks the availability of rear camera, but Amazon has fitted in a front facing HD Camera for better video chat experience. It’s price starts from $179 in US, which is very sweet for all the features it comes with. It isn’t available on Amazon India officially, but you can get one from eBay for about 17k INR.
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