Best Android Tablets in April 2014

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    We’re in April now, in case you are looking for a new tablet device to buy, then you can check our list below and maybe you will get a better idea on all the Best Tablets that are currently on sale from all the major OEMs.
    The tablets we’ve listed below are sorted by size, so you will get faster and easier to get straight to the model that interests you the most. If you can Note that this post features only the very best tablets, but if you can think of any other models, then feel free to tell us and we will make sure to update the info.
    We’re going to start with the biggest tablet that is currently on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, then we will get to the 10-inch models, continue with 8-inch ones and finally we will get to the most popular models, the tablet that are measuring somewhere around 7-inches.

    12 Inch Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2


    This is one of the biggest tablets that you can buy as it packs a 12.2 inch screen. It has been launched for users who want to experience the Android environment at its best. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is great for watching movies, tv shows, browse the web, check the Facebook timeline, read tweets, check Instagram posts, view Vines, browse Reddit, etc.
    Since this tablet is a big model, then you can expect it to pack better hardware than other models. So, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 features a 1.9 GHz quad core Exynos Octa 5420 CPU, the Mali T628 MP6 GPU, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2 MP front camera, the 12.2 inch Super Clean LCD display with a 1600 x 2560 screen resolution, 32 GB or 64GB internal storage, but you can expand it to 64GB via external microSD. The non-removable 9500 mAh battery should be enough for countless hours of media playback.

    10 Inch Tablets

    Google Nexus 10

    Nexus 10 is currently one of the most popular tablet models. It was launched in 2012 and it still runs strong in the Android community. The best feature of Nexus 10 is the fact that it packs Stock Android and it is one of the first devices that received the official new updates from Google.
    The tablet packs a 10.1 Super PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and 299 PPI, a 1.7 GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 CPU, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, no external storage is supported, 2GB RAM, 5 MP rear facing camera, a second 1.9 frontal camera and a 9000 mAh non-removable battery.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

    This tablet comes with one of the best screens ever packed in a tablet and it has been recently launched. It packs a 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU for the LTE version, while the 3G model packs the Exynos 5 Octa version. Other hardware features are as following: 3GB RAM, 10.1 inch Super Clear LCD display with 299 PPI, a 8MP rear camera and another 2MP front facing one, 16GB / 32GB and 64GB models have been released. Also, you can choose to add up to an extra 64GB via external microSD.
    This device was launched with Androd 4.3 Jelly Bean but, it should receive the update to Android 4.4 KitKat soon enough.

    Sony Xperia Tablet Z


    Sony’s flagship tablet device didn’t quite manage to pose a strong enough challenge for neither Nexus models, Galaxy tab nor iPads. Despite all that, the Xperia Tablet Z is a great device as it packs a 1,5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 16GB / 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD external card, the 2GB RAM should be enough to run the future Android 4.4 KitKat OS update, 8.1 MP rear camera and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera.
    The LED-backlit LCD 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1200 x 1900 and 224 PPI. This tablet is dust and water resistant.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

    This device might not be the best of the 10-inch tablet models, but it would be a great alternative for users who aren’t using tablets on a daily basis. It also comes cheaper than all the other tablets listed in this post, so there’s that.
    This tablet packs a 10.1 PLS TFT Display with 800 x 1280 resolution, 1 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, it supports the addition of up to 32GB via external microSD, a 3.15MP camera and a secondary VGA place on its front panel.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

    The latest Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 isn’t that much better than its predecessor, but it still offers plenty for any type of consumer.
    This tablet runs on a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 CPU, 1GB RAM, its 10.1 TFT display uses 800 x 1280 resolution with 149 PPI, a 3.15 MP camera and another 1.3 MP one placed on its front, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, supports up to 64GB external storage. Its battery measures 6800 mAh which should be enough for several hours of media playback.

    ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T

    This tablet packs an impressive screen and a great processor that should bring the best performance you would expect out of a proper device. It packs a 10.1 Super IPS + LCD 1600 x 2560 resolution display with a density of 299 PPI. Other features: the 1.9 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 CPU, ULP GeForce GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB internal storage space, support for up to 64GB external microSDcards, 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.2 MP front camera.

    Lenovo Yoga 10

    The Yoga 10 from Lenovo is one of the most innovative Android device in terms of shape and layout. It has a very practical feel and it can be easily handled using a single hand without worrying about dropping it. Its 10.2 IPS LCD capacitive screen features an 800 x 1280 resolution with 149PPI density.
    Other hardware specs: 1.2 GHz Mediatek MT8125 CPU, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera and another 1.6MP front-facing camera, 16GB / 32GB internal storage, support for adding an external 64GB microSD card, a 9000 mAh non-removable battery, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

    9 Inch Tablets

    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

    Since this tablet has an 8.9 IPS LCD 1600 x 2560 display we decided to include it in its own category, the 9 Inch Tablets. It is the only device to feature this screen size. If you don’t want a ten inch nor an eight inch tablet device, then this one would be perfect for you.
    It packs a 2.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB internal storage, a customized Android OS that uses Amazon’s App Store instead of Google Play Store.

    8 Inch Tablets

    Galaxy Note 8

    A great tablet that is destined for users who are finding the 7 Inch models too small and the 10 inch ones too big. This model packs an 8 inch TFT screen with 800 x 1280 and 189 PPI density, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 CPU, 2GB RAM, Mali-400MP GPU, 16GB / 32GB internal storage, support for adding up to 64GB extra storage via external microSD, 5MP rear facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera, and a 4600 mAh battery.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

    This is the first tablet from Samsung that comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it packs one of most beautiful displays ever integrated within a tablet device.
    It packs a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, the Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal storage with support for up to 64GB external storage, 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing one, a 4800 mAh battery and the latest Android OS. This model is probably the most powerful one, but you should research it more in case you wish to place an order.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

    If you’re a power user and you want to get a device that is capable of running any application and you wish to use it mostly for watching movies, tv shows or browsing the web, then you can get the Tab 3 8.0 model.
    This tablet packs an 8.0 inch TFT Capacitive screen with 800 x 1280 resolution and a 189PPI density, the 1.5 GHz dual core Exynos 4212 CPU, the Mali 400MP GPU, 16 GB / 32GB internal storage, 5MP rear camera and another 1.3 frontal camera, 4450 mAh non-removable battery, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

    Lenovo Yoga 8

    Just like the Lenovo Yoga 10, the Yoga 8 model looks the same while being slightly smaller. It is one of the thinnest tablets, but it still has a thicker side that holds the battery. It is great for users who want to hold it in one hand and since it also packs a kickstand you can easily place it for easier browsing.
    Despite the fact that it is great looking the Yoga 8 doesn’t stand out in hardware specs, it packs a 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek CPU, PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card, a 8.0 inch TFT capacitive screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and 189 PPI density.
    The default OS that runs on the Yoga 8 is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

    LG G Pad 8.3

    This model might be the one that Google will use as a based for their upcoming 8-inch tablet. It is one of the best tablets currently available for purchase and it is not too expensive as it should cost you somewhere around $290.
    This tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 KitKat OS and it packs a 1.7 GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 CPU, the Adreno 320 GPU, 16GB internal storage, support for expendable microSD up to 64GB, the 8.3 inch screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology and it has a 1200 x 1920 resolution with 273 PPI density.
    The Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgrade should arrive soon for this model.

    7 Inch Tablets

    Google Nexus 7 2013

    This is my personal favorite, it packs stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat, it is fast and it can run anything you throw at it. If you get one and it doesn’t run the latest KitKat build, then you shouldn’t worry as it can be easily updated.
    Despite the fact that it was launched last year and you might consider it to be an older gadget, the Nexus 7 2013 poses a strong enough challenge for all the recently release tablet models. If you’re currently looking for a tablet to purchase then you should at least get one that’s cool and fast.
    The Nexus 7 packs a 7 inch screen, 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 PRO CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, 16GB / 32 GB internal storage that cannot be expanded as there is no microSD slot. The battery holds 4600 mAh, it should be for intensive usage.

    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

    A smaller version of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet that is destined for users who want to experience a slightly different Android OS, the Fire OS 3.0 with Mojito UI.
    The Kindle Fire HDX 7 packs a 2.2 quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, 1.3 MP camera, 16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and the Amazon App Store.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

    It might not be an appealing tablet, but the Tab 3 7-inch model still has a lot to offer despite the fact that it was launched in July last year. It packs a 1.2 GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 3.15 MP rear camera and another 1.3MP one, 8GB / 16GB storage, 4000 mAh non-removable battery and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly bean.
    The only reason we’ve listed this model is that it is cheaper than the other models listed above.

    Source: Android Geeks

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