Top 13 Best Tablets – Detailed Information

Top 13 Best Tablets - Detailed Information
Top 13 Best Tablets - Detailed Information

These are the best tablets for work and play — and every budget — based on our research and testing.

The best tablet for your needs can be tricky to find, whether you’re looking to outfit the kids with cheap, durable tablets for school or just want a beautiful second screen to keep near the couch.

Tablets are anybody’s favorite tech buddies for two reasons, one, it is lighter than a laptop and then two, it has a larger screen as compared to mobile phones. So, you get a better viewing experience along with the fact that you don’t have to carry a heavier gadget to your office or college daily. It is ideal for a movie buff, for a graphic designer, or for your little kid to attend his online classes.

With more offices and schools opting for virtual attendance or hybrid schedules, a tablet can be a great alternative to a laptop with its portability, ease of use, and connectivity options. A good tablet is something that should have a long battery life, a respectable selection of apps and services, and more functionality than just a screen to watch YouTube videos.

To help you decide which tablet is right for you, we test all of the top devices in our lab and the real world. In general, Amazon tablets are great for kids and anyone on a tight budget. iPads are best for students and students pros, especially with the M1 chip and improved displays in Apple’s iPad Pro 2021.

Also, Read Top 5 Best Tablets Under 20000 In India.

Without further ado, here are the 13 best tablets you can buy right now, based on our hands-on testing and reviews

1. Apple iPad Air (2022)

Apple iPad Air (2022) - Best Tablets of 2022
Apple iPad Air (2022) – Best Tablets of 2022


  • CPU: M1Camera Resolution: 12MP wide (f/1.8) (front and rear)
  • Display: 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640 pixels) Liquid Retina
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Ports: 1 USB-C
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 7 x 0.24 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound


  • Thin and elegant design.
  • Sharp, colorful display.
  • Speedy M1-powered performance.
  • Long battery life.
  • Solid 12MP cameras.


  • Peripherals are expensive.

As great as the iPad Air 4 is, the iPad Air 5 has replaced it. It hits a sweet spot between portability and power. The new iPad Air 2022 is ideal for consuming and creating content, and its Rs.52,900/- starting price is within reach for many people.

Thanks to the addition of the M1, the iPad Air 2022 is almost on par with the iPad Pro. That isn’t to say the Air is now a Pro replacement, but the power gap is considerably smaller. This, along with its relatively affordable starting price, could make this new iPad Air more compelling than the iPad Pro for budget-minded shoppers who still want the best iPad their money can buy.

Overall, the latest iPad Air is an almost perfect tablet. While there’s still some room for improvement, it’s hard to put this sleek, powerful slate down. This is arguably the best tablet for most people.

2. iPad 2022 (10th gen)

iPad 2022 (10th gen) - Best Tablets
iPad 2022 (10th gen) – Best Tablets – The best regular iPad in years


  • CPU: A14 BionicCamera
  • Resolution: 12MP (rear), 12MP with 122-degree FOV (front)
  • Display: 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640) Liquid Retina
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Ports: USB-C
  • Dimensions: 9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28 inches
  • Weight: 1.05 pounds


  • Sleeker design with slimmer bezels.
  • Fast A14 Bionic processor.
  • Long battery life.
  • Comfy Magic Keyboard with a touchpad.
  • Cellular upgraded to 5G.


  • More expensive than the previous model.
  • Apple Pencil is awkward to charge.
  • Do support Stage Manager in iPadOS 16.

The iPad 2022 is a tablet that looks and feels new, and that’s a welcome change over the last few iterations. We appreciate the sleeker design and bigger display, though some may miss the headphone jack from the 9th gen iPad. We also like the Touch ID-enabled power button, repositioned front camera, and USB-C charging, as well as the upgraded A14 Bionic chip and 5G connectivity.

However, Rs.44,900/- is a lot of money to spend on this tablet. Yes, Apple is keeping the Rs.29,900/- iPad 9th gen around, but it still stings to see an Rs.15,000/- jump from one generation to the next. Our bigger issue is with the Apple Pencil situation; it’s just way too awkward to charge this thing, and there’s nowhere to store the stylus when not in use.

Do we think the iPad 2022 is worth the splurge over last year’s model? Mostly, as this is a more future-proof tablet. Overall, the iPad 10th gen is one of the best tablets, but we can’t unequivocally say that it’s the best tablet for most people because of the higher price and Apple Pencil blunder.

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 - The best premium Android tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – The best premium Android tablet


  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Display: 11-inch (2560 x 1600) 120Hz LCD display
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Ports: USB-C, microSD
  • Dimensions: 9.99 x 6.51 x 0.25 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds


  • Bright, beautiful display.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Great sound quality.
  • Surprisingly good cameras.
  • Decent laptop replacement.


  • Underwhelming performance vs. iPads.
  • Camera quality degrades at extremes.
  • The Book Cover keyboard feels small and cramped.

The Galaxy Tab S8 is good at a lot of things, but it’s best at being a premium Android tablet. You can use it to get work done in a pinch, but in my experience, it’s best enjoyed as a speedy all-purpose device for making work and play a bit more enjoyable. On the couch, it’s great for gaming or reading comics, and at work, it’s nice to have as a note-keeping device or secondary display, especially if you go into the trouble of investing in the Galaxy ecosystem and making your workspace DeX-friendly.

If you absolutely must have the biggest, badest Android slate possible you probably want the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, but if you just need a great premium Android tablet the Galaxy Tab S8 delivers — and in the process, sets a new standard for what we should expect from the category.

4. Amazon Fire 7

Amazon Fire 7 - The best tablet for those on a budget
Amazon Fire 7 – The best tablet for those on a budget


  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz processor
  • Camera Resolution: 2MP (rear), 2MP (front)
  • Display: 7 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Storage: 16GB, 32GB
  • Memory: 1GBPorts: a headphone jack. micro USB, microSD
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.6 pounds (10.1 ounces)


  • Fast for its price.
  • Hyper affordable.
  • Finally, hands-free Alexa.


  • Lots of Amazon ads.
  • Low-res display.

For a lot of customers, the price makes a big difference, so Amazon could have coasted when it comes to the $50 Fire 7 tablet. Fortunately, the most recent iteration of the company’s cheapest slate packs a snappy quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, which helps you navigate apps and browse the web faster than you’d expect from a tablet this cheap. And while previous Fire tablets made you tap to activate Alexa — which made no sense, as it’s meant to be summoned with your voice — the Fire 7 finally added voice triggers for the digital assistant.

Just don’t expect any frills that come with more expensive tablets. The Fire 7 tablet’s sub-HD screen is not sharp enough for anyone used to an iPad, and its lock screen is filled with ads unless you pay extra. Still, it’s a great pick for kids looking for a media consumption device.

5. Microsoft Surface Go 2

Microsoft Surface Go 2 - The best tablet for Windows 10
Microsoft Surface Go 2 – The best tablet for Windows 10


  • CPU: Pentium Gold, 8th Gen Intel Core m3
  • Camera Resolution: 8MP (rear), 5MP (front)
  • Display: 10.5 inches, 1920 x 1280 pixels
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory: 4GB, 8GB
  • Ports: headphone jack, USB-C, microSD, Surface Connect port, Surface Type Cover Port
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1.22 pounds (1.75 pounds with type cover)


  • Lengthy battery life.
  • Bright, vivid screen.
  • Great webcam.


  • Unimpressive performance.
  • The type Cover requires adjustments.

Sometimes, it takes a second try to make a thing go right. The Surfa see Go 2 takes aim at all the flaws of the predecessor and knocks them all down. First of all, thinner bezels make way for a bigger screen, arguably the most important part of a tablet. The Surface Go 2 has a 10.5-inch display, compared to 10 inches for the previous model.

The biggest upgrade is the Surface Go 2’s 11 hours and 39 minutes of battery life, which is over 5 hours longer than the original Surface Go. Microsoft also answered my prayers for a laptop with a great webcam. The 5-megapixel 1080p camera in its top bezel is great for the era of online video calls, and its second front camera sensor adds Windows Hello biometric login. Finally, get the Surface Go 2 with the 8th Gen Intel Core m3 upgrade, it’s a little pricier at Rs.45,990/-, but it’s the model for multitaskers.

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 - The best mid-range Android tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 – The best mid-range Android tablet


  • CPU: Qualcomm SM6115
  • Display: 10.4-inch, 2000×1200-pixel
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Memory: 3GBPorts: USB-C, microSD
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds


  • Excellent battery life.
  • Facial recognition.
  • USB-C charging.


  • The screen is a little dim.
  • Underwhelming performance.

Android fans finally have a true iPad competitor, at a much more affordable price. Retailing for Rs.17,999/- (and on sale often for much less) the Galaxy Tab A7 is a great 10.4-inch tablet for consuming content. Whether you’re browsing the web or streaming movies, you get to focus on your content more, thanks to its super-thin bezels that are thinner than what you get with Apple’s Rs.44,900/- iPad. Oh, and it’s got the endurance to spare, lasting 13 hours and 13 minutes. Oh, and it’s also got an iPad Pro feature that Apple makes you pay a lot for: facial recognition to unlock the device.

And just like Apple’s pricier tablets, the Galaxy Tab A7 charges over USB-C, so you can continue to cut non-reversible micro USB cables out of your life. And while it’s not as fast as the iPad and its screen isn’t as bright, neither is a serious problem at this price. Especially when Samsung gives you true Android with the Google Play app store, and not the watered-down Amazon Fire tablet experience.

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra - The best Android tablet when you absolutely need the biggest screen possible
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – The best Android tablet when you need the biggest screen possible


  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core CPU
  • Camera Resolution: 12MP + 12MP UW (front), 13MP AF + 6MP UW (back)
  • Display: 14.6-inch, 2960 x 1848-pixel
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Ports: 1x USB-C, microSD
  • Dimensions: 12.85 x 8.21 x 0.22 inches weight: 1.4 pounds


  • Big, beautiful OLED display.
  • Svelte design.
  • Snappy Android interface.


  • May be too large for some.
  • More expensive than better laptops.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Rs,1,08,999/-) is the first tablet that casts a literal shadow over the iPad Pro. With its ginormous 14.6-inch OLED display, this Android slate makes the 12.9-inch iPad Pro seem cute by comparison. And with the optional keyboard attachment and improved multi-window mode, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra could potentially replace a laptop.

Samsung is targeting hybrid and at-home workers with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, as it packs dual front cameras with support for up to 4K resolution for video calls as well as auto framing for keeping you in the frame as you move around. Plus, there’s advanced noise reduction to make sure you come through loud and clear.

Other highlights of the Tab S8 Ultra include a fast Snapdragon 8 Gen-1 chip, a low-latency S Pen experience, 45W fast charging, and improved integration with Galaxy S series phones.

At Rs.1,08,999/- the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra commands a heck of a premium. But it delivers an intoxicating blend of size, speed, and versatility that makes it one of the best Android tablets on the market.

8. iPad mini 6 2021

iPad mini 6 2021 - The best ultra-portable tablet
iPad mini 6 2021 – The best ultra-portable tablet


  • CPU: A15 BionicCamera
  • Resolution: 12MP (front and rear)
  • Display: 8.3-inch (2266 x 1488 pixels) Liquid Retina
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Ports: USB-C
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.3 inchesWeight: 0.7 pound


  • Super-portable, light design.
  • Speedy A15 Bionic processor.
  • Sharp and bright display.


  • No Magic Keyboard or headphone jack.
  • Pricey.

Take almost everything we know and love about the iPad Air, but shrink it down to a size and weight that’s super-easy to use with just one hand and you have the iPad mini 6 (2021), which may be the iPad you’ve been waiting for. It has the Apple Pencil 2 support with the flat-edged design, the much-smaller bezels, and nearly everything else we love about an iPad. Currently, Amazon has the market cornered on sub-10-inch tablets with the pricing of its Fire slates, but the new iPad mini gives quality-focused folks an alternative worth investing in.

On top of that, you’ve got the super-fast A15 Bionic system-on-chip, which outpaces the iPad Air and every non-Pro iPad out there. Its display is also super bright (over 500 nits of brightness), plus surprisingly good sound for a device this small. Oh, and speaking of outperforming its size, the iPad mini 6 has terrific battery life. The only thing that isn’t small about the iPad mini 6? It’s Rs.44,900/- the price tag is a bit higher than the normal iPad, but it’s another case of “you get what you pay for.

9. iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch)

iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) - The best tablet for power users on the go
iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) – The best tablet for power users on the go


  • CPU: M1Camera M1Camera
  • Resolution: 12MP (rear, wide) 10MP (rear, ultra-wide), 12MP True Depth (front)
  • Display: 11 inches (2388 x 1668 pixels)
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Ports: USB-C, Smart Connector
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 7 x 0.2 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound


  • Fantastic screen.
  • Epic battery life.
  • The M1 processor is blazing-fast.


  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s display is better.
  • iPadOS feels limited with M1 power.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro may have a better screen, but the 11-inch iPad Pro is arguably better for more people. Not only is its battery life fantastic — over 13 hours but it’s lighter and fits better with last year’s Magic Keyboard. On top of that, you get the astonishing speed of the Apple M1 chip, which is maybe too powerful for most tablet apps, but they call it the iPad Pro for a reason — this is made for the folks using demanding video and image editing apps.

Of course, the 11-inch iPad Pro 2021 still thrives at the little things. Its bright and colorful display is sharp, its four speakers provide a much larger sound than you might expect from such a thin device and. And if you’re willing to pony up the cash its amazing (optional) Magic Keyboard offers the simplest and smoothest tablet typing experience there is.

10. iPad Pro 2021(12.9 inch)

iPad Pro 2021(12.9 inch) - The best tablet for power users, period
iPad Pro 2021(12.9 inch) – The best tablet for power users, period


  • CPU: M1
  • Camera Resolution: 12MP (rear, wide) 10MP (rear, ultra-wide), 12MP True Depth (front)
  • Display: 12.9 inches, 2732 x 2048 pixels
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
  • Ports: USB-C, Smart Connector
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds


  • XDR display gets super bright.
  • M1 processor sets new iPadOS records.
  • Center Stage is pretty cool.


  • Display needs HDR content to look its best.
  • Expensive with accessories.

The best got better this year, as Apple dropped its super-powerful M1 chip inside the already mighty iPad Pro 2021. That chip sets new tablet records in Geekbench and Adobe Premiere Rush — continuing Apple’s tradition of putting tons of brawn in its sleek tablets. And this 12.9-inch model benefits from Apple’s Liquid Retina XDR display, which offers much higher brightness — up to 1588 nits! Also, Apple’s got a new video conferencing trick called Center Stage, where the camera tracks and follows you as you move during calls.

Oh, and the basics are still stellar. Its quad-speaker setup booms, its optional Magic Keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience — and its battery life is better than last year’s (lasting hours longer than the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus). That said, the super-bright XDR display needs HDR content to thrive, and that’s not always available — as the likes of Hulu and HBO Max have yet to adopt it. Also, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 is more expensive than the MacBook Air (and heavier when docked with its Magic Keyboard). But, still, the iPad Pro 2021 is worth it for creative pros who want the best tablet for their next masterpiece.

11. Microsoft Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 - The best Windows 11 tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – The best Windows 11 tablet


  • Display: 13-inch screen (2880 x 1920)
  • CPU: Intel i5-1135G7 | Intel i7-1185G7
  • GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • RAM: 8GB | 16GB | 32GB
  • Storage: 512GB | 1TB (128GB or 256GB removable SSD options)
  • Weight: 1.96 pounds


  • Large, vibrant display.
  • Tailor-made for Windows 11.
  • Supports external devices.
  • Sharp webcam.


  • Underwhelming gaming performance.
  • Slim Pen 2 and Signature keyboard are sold separately.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is the latest in the company’s line of 2-in-1 Surface Pro tablets. This iteration includes an 11th-generation Intel CPU, a 13-inch 120Hz display, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a removable SSD. Just as important, you’ll get Windows 11 right out of the box with this 2-in-1. While you’ll probably want to pay extra for the detachable keyboard and Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus accessories, even if you don’t this is the best Windows 11 tablet you can buy right now.

Its small size and lightweight design make the Surface Pro 8 ideal to use at home or on the road. The front-facing and rear cameras are also fantastic, providing clean detailed images. Unfortunately, the Surface Pro 8 disappoints as a gaming device and didn’t live up to the promised 16 hours of battery life in our testing. Despite some of those qualms, the Surface 8 Pro is arguably the best Surface Pro yet.

12. ReMarkable 2 Tablet

ReMarkable 2 - The best tablet for writers
ReMarkable 2 – The best tablet for writers


  • CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM processor
  • Display: 10.3-inch, 1,872 x 1,404 digital paper
  • Storage: 8GBMemory: 1GBPorts: USB-C
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Weight: 14.1 ounces (0.88 pounds)


  • Amazingly slim design.
  • Faster stylus input.
  • Excellent writing feels.


  • More expensive than an iPad.
  • Just for writing and reading, no apps.

If you’re a writer who loves pen and paper, you know that the iPad and its Apple Pencil don’t feel right. That’s where the reMarkable tablets have jumped into the fray, offering a real-feeling writing experience, with a unique screen technology that uses digital paper and the Marker stylus, which feels more authentic when you press its nib against the screen. The reMarkable 2, however, is a much more seductive device, now measuring a sleek 0.2 inches and ditching its plastic frame for a sleeker metallic chassis.

Oh, and it’s not just a notebook. Your documents sync to the cloud so you can read them on iPhones, iPads, PCs, Macs, and Android. The reMarkable 2 also translates your handwriting to editable text, so you can share your notes with your whole team, or turn your draft ideas into a manuscript. And its two weeks of battery life means you can just leave it on your coffee table, for when inspiration strikes, rather than keep it plugged in all the time.

13. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - The best cheap Android tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – The best cheap Android tablet


  • CPU: Samsung Exynos 9610
  • Camera Resolution: 8MP (rear), 5MP (front)
  • Display: 10.4 inches, 2000 x 1200 pixels
  • Storage: 64GBMemory: 4GB
  • Ports: USB-C, headphone jack
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pound


  • Slimmed-down bezels.
  • Lengthy battery life.
  • Bright display.


  • Underwhelming performance.
  • Some Android apps still need tablet optimization.

Android tablets don’t have the strongest track record, but on hardware, Samsung’s caught up with the iPad with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. This excellent tablet has a ton of battery life — lasting over 12 hours on a single charge — and offers a sleek design with a bright screen and solid sound. This all ties together for a tablet that’s great for consuming content.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite’s thin bezels help it stand out from the mid-range tablet crowd even further, making it look more like the iPad Pro than the iPad. Oh, and the S-Pen stylus, which offers low-latency drawing, is included by default, and it snaps to the top of the Tab S6 Lite, so you’re less likely to lose it.

Performance-wise, though, the Tab S6 Lite won’t be blowing people away if they try to multitask. There’s also the matter of Android tablet apps, which still could use more love and care from their developers.

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Some FAQ

1. How did we choose these tablets?

We take our time when looking through the wide range of tablets available. From Apple and Amazon to Samsung and Microsoft, some tablets run different operating systems and support their respective ecosystems. We looked at the feature set, price point, and integration with other products.

2. What brand of the tablet is best?

By and large, Samsung and Apple tablets consistently have the best tablets in the market in terms of features, speed, camera, and quality.

3. What does it mean if a tablet is Wi-Fi only?

When a tablet says that it is “Wi-Fi Only,” that means that it requires a wireless internet connection to access things like email, websites, and apps. There are models available that give you the option to use LTE cellular data to connect to the internet, but if you aren’t planning on traveling with your tablet, you can stick to a Wi-Fi-only model.

4. Does a tablet need a phone number?

Any tablet that is capable of connecting to an LTE cellular network for the internet requires an associated phone number. If you’ve bought a tablet through a phone carrier like Verizon, chances are it’s LTE-capable and has an associated number. If you’ve bought your tablet via Amazon or a big-box store like Best Buy, it most likely is Wi-Fi only, and it does not need to be attached to a phone number for you to access the internet.

5. Is a tablet better than a laptop?

That depends on what you want to use your tablet or laptop for. Digital artists tend to prefer tablets since they’re easier to draw on with a stylus. Tablets are also great for photo editing and streaming movies if you get one with a large enough screen size. But if you want to do things like create spreadsheets, type in a word processing program, or do intensive 3D animation or modeling, you’re better off with a laptop.

6. Are tablets good for students?

That depends on the kind of classwork your students will be doing. Younger children may benefit from using a tablet over a traditional laptop: with intuitive touch controls, it will be easier for them to navigate through menus and apps required to attend virtual classes or turn in assignments. Older students will be doing more intensive coursework, and tablets aren’t best suited for things like word processing or making spreadsheets.

Art students are the ones who will benefit most from using a tablet for classes since they can draw, sketch, and digitally paint similar to how they would with a physical pen and paper. Plus, there are some amazing art apps out there (ProCreate, Adobe Creative Cloud) to take full advantage of a tablet’s processing power and screen resolution.

7. How much storage do I need on my tablet?

You’ll want at least 8GB of storage, but thankfully, many new tablet models come with much more than that. A basic 9th-generation iPad starts at 64GB while the Amazon Fire 10 Plus starts at 32 GB. This gives you more than enough storage for apps, photos, and music without making your new tablet sluggish.



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