Our Guide to buying the Best Tablet 2016

One of the big questions that people ask themselves is whether or not replace their current tablet for a new more powerful one. I know I have personally struggled over this decision in the past. In this guide, I hope to not only answer this question for you, but also help you to pick the best tablet for your specific situation.

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How to choose the best tablet

There are plenty of models in the tablet world. From ridiculous prices as $40 to awesome 12-inch devices which perform almost like a laptop you can choose the best tablet according to your needs. But with such a variety can be a little bit tedious to find the best one suitable to you.

In this small guide we will address the most important factors you need to consider in order to select the appropriate one. A table with our Top 13 Tablet Recommendation will be found by the middle of the page and a small individual review by the end.

1. How Do You Intend to Use It?

Tablets can be categorised in 4 groups depending of how are you going to use it.

  • Business/Productivity: You’ll prefer to invest in a big size tablet (9 inches or larger) and with the possibility of adding external devices like keyboards or a mouse. 
  • Gaming: Tablets from Apple should be checked if you want to play games. The App Store have the best high-quality games. However, Nvidia tablets are starting to become famous and their performance for gaming is really good.
  • Kids and Family Environments: You’ll like to have parental controls. Amazon Fire products are ideal for this, plus they’re coming with a full year of Free Time Unlimited content specially for kids.
  • Media: For Movies and Videos, Amazon Tablets are a good option as well. But for this you will need a big screen, recommended at least 9″ or above.



Below is a comparison chart of all the best tablets mentioned in this article. Simply click on whatever criteria is most important to you to sort the table. You can then read more tablet reviews clicking the links.

Fire, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GBFire, 7 Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black1.3 GHz quad-core 1 GB$4
Fire HD 10, 10.1" 16GB
Fire HD 10, 10.1 HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black1.5 GHz quad-core processor1 GB$$4
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, 7"Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch, White)1.2 GHz quad-core processor1.5 GB$$4.5
Fire HD 8, 8" HD 8GB
Fire HD 8, 8 HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black1.5 GHz quad-core processor1 GB$$4
Microsoft Surface 3, 10.8" 64GB
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 10)2.4 GHz Atom Z87002 GB$$$3.5
ASUS ZenPad 8" 32 GB
ASUS ZenPad S 8 Z580C-B1-BK 8 32 GB Tablet1.3 GHz quad-core processor2 GB$$4.5
Apple iPad Air 2 64GB
Apple  iPad Air 2 64GB, Wi-Fi, (Space Gray)1.5 GHz 80321 GB DDR2$$$4.5
Nvidia Shield 8" 16 GB
Nvidia Shield K-1 8.0-Inch 16 GB Tablet (Black)2.2 GHz quad-core processor2 GB$$4.5
Lenovo Tab 2, 10" 16 GB
Lenovo Tab 2 10-Inch 16 GB Tablet (Navy Blue)1.5 GHz quad-core processor2 GB$$2.5
Apple iPad mini 16GB
Apple iPad mini1 GHz Apple A51 GB$$4.5
Dragon Touch Y88X 7" 8 GB
Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7' Quad Core Google Android 4.4 KitKat Tablet PC, IPS Display, HD Screen 1024 x 600, 8 GB1.3 GHz512 MB$3
Samsung Galaxy Tab A, 9.7" 16GB
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7-Inch Tablet (16 GB, SMOKY Titanium)1.2 GHz1.5 GB$$$4
Alldaymall A88X 7'' 8GB
Alldaymall A88X 7' inch Quad Core Google Android 4.4 KitKat Tablet PC , HD Dual Camera, 1024x600 HD Display, 8GB1 GHz quad-core processor512 MB$3.5

$: less than $100
$$: between $100 and $250
$$$: more than $250