The Best Tablets To Buy in 2019
Ever since the first tablet in the 2000s, they have come a long way. New technology is introduced to them every year, things like touch Pens. Tablets were thought to replace laptops soon, but that still hasn’t happened yet. Tablets are getting very powerful, but their OS and a couple other things are stopping them. Like in the case of this years iPad Pro, it is extremely powerful but still is unable to replace a PC. But if you have been using tablets and like them this is the list for you. We have made a list of the best tablets you can buy right now.
Top Four Best Tablets
When making the top four list of tablets there were a couple of things to keep in mind about. Build Quality, Processors and storage were the biggest ones. Here is the List:
1. iPad Pro 2018
If you don’t like Apple this is gonna hurt, because the iPad Pro is the greatest Tablet yet. It has everything going for it, screen, power, and storage. If you can afford it, then don’t overthink it just get this you won’t regret it. The iPad Pro comes in an 11 inch and a 12.9-inch version.
Apple was always looking to improve over their previous iPad because they didn’t feel different from each other. And now this is the tablet they were going for, an insanely powerful, overhauled design and an improved screen. Apple has called this new iPad ‘the iPad we wanted to make from the beginning’. Today I will talk about the 11-inch version, almost all the things will apply to the 12.9 version or I will say so.
To start you can get it in a Wi-fi only or a cellular connection version. This is just like any other tablet if you want to use it on Wi-fi or with 4G. The next thing to know is the storage options you can get it in, starting from 64GB and going all the way up to a whopping 1TB. Know that the price increases drastically with each storage increase.
The primary thing that will catch the eye of anybody getting the iPad Pro 11 is the new screen, as it’s extended nearer to the edges of the device, with the formerly thick bezels decreased in width. The 11-inch screen itself has been overhauled by Apple to a Liquid Retina Display, its not as good as a OLED display. Which is very annoying with the high price it demands, it should have a OLED display. Its not a bad screen in anyway. Apple’s TrueTone technology and the 120Hz refresh rate both really do add to the experience.
The design is bit more brutalist like the iPhone 4 and SE. The edges make it a bit more grippy and overall the design is an improvement. The only downside is the lack of a headphone jack. You cant even use your adapter from the iPhone 7 because it is now USB-C just like any other tablet. There is no home button anymore, just like iPhone X and uses Face ID to open. And just like X uses the same gestures for closing apps and stuff.
It’s twice as powerful as anything we’ve used before, except the iPhone XS (which is using a simpler version of the A12X Bionic chip found in the iPad Pro, which here is coupled with 6GB of RAM). Consider this: the iPad Pro 11 offers more than double the power of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is an incredibly strong Android phone.
2. Google Pixel Slate
Every Tablet that now releases tries it best to replace your PC, iPad pro tries very hard but doesn’t get there. That’s where the Pixel Slate is coming in its offering all of the things the iPad pro is lacking, and at an equal price. But it also has weaknesses that the iPad Pro doesn’t.
Its a lot like the Microsoft surface pro and is a convertible with the ChromeOS. Which feels a lot like a Pixel Phone, the idea is good the execution not quite. It comes with a Celeron CPU at base price and can go up to a 8th Gen I7 for $1500. There’s WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, dual front-firing speakers that sound reasonably for their size, and twin microphones. 8-megapixel cameras are front and rear. Sadly there’s no cellular option for integrated LTE.
The screen is a rounded 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The 12.3-inch “Molecular Display” is a stunning 3000 x 2000 resolution LCD panel, with bright and bold colors, though its bezels look relatively thick compared to those of the latest iPad Pro.
The Pixel Slate is a handsome tablet. It’s also thin, too, at just 7mm thick, though there’s no flex when you hold it. the Pixel Slate is actually heavier than both. 1.6 pounds is on the hefty side for a tablet, though it’s weight is nicely balanced. And there is no headphone jack, which is a huge disappointment. At least it gives you a second USB-C port, either of which can be used for charging, 4K display output, or data.
Power and Storage
There is a Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor in the power button. From Intel’s Celeron through its 8th Gen Core m3, i5, and i7 chips. You can have 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of memory, and from 32GB to 256GB of storage. As you might expect, then, the price varies significantly: $599 for the entry-level Celeron/4GB/32GB tablet, up through to $1,599 for the Core i7/16GB/256GB version.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 is bundled with an S Pen and you can get a Book Cover keyboard if you type more often than you sketch. This tablet is the first to add double screen support to Samsung DeX. This means you can attach an external monitor over HDMI and utilize both it and the tablet’s own screen. Along these lines you get a bigger screen, as well as two screens to spread your work.
- Body: Metal frame, glass front and back
- Screen: 10.5″ Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,600px, 16:10
- Add-ons: S Pen included, DeX dock and Book Cover keyboard sold separately
- Chipset: Snapdragon 835 chipset
- Memory: 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD card slot
- Software: Android 8.1 Oreo, Samsung Experience, Microsoft apps pre-loaded
- Audio: Quad speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos support
- Camera: 13MP / 4K on the back, 8MP / 1080p on the front
- Connectivity: Optional LTE Cat. 16, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C 3.1
- Battery: 7,300mAh, fast charging (9V at 1.67A or 5V at 2A)
- Misc: Iris scanner, pogo pins, global positioning
As the name suggests, it comes with a 10.5 inch screen. Samsung did try to keep the bezels to a minimum, its better than before but not even close to the iPad pro. The Super AMOLED screen has a way of making movies and even your own videos pop. The 2,560 x 1,600px resolution keeps them looking sharp.
The tablet now has 4 speakers and makes watching stuff a good experience. The tablet is a lot more like a PC than the iPad though, the Samsung internet browser has a lot of shortcuts like a PC. The keyboard even adds to the experience a lot. And in the DeX mode you can do a lot of stuff you weren’t able to before.
Power and storage
The storage options start from 64GB and has a microSD card slot. So you can expand the storage up to a 512, if you want. The Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM feel snappy, even when you juggle several app windows. Most Android tablets these days don’t get a flagship chipset, even if it’s a generation old. The tablet segment has moved more into a mid-range segment, which makes the Tab S4 something of an exception.
4. Huawei MediaPad M5 10
This tablet does nothing like the other do, but is aimed at people who are looking for media consumption. And at a budget, you could’ve get one for $240 on black Friday. If you are at a tight budget and just want a premium tablet this one is. Huawei MediaPad M5 10 is a premium tablet with a high-resolution display, fast hardware, and Android 8.0 Oreo. Its other highlights include four speakers, a fingerprint scanner, and an optional keyboard cover.
There is a HiSilicon Kirin 960s Octa core 2.1 GHz processor (CPU). The tablet runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet’s onboard 13+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
The Huawei MediaPad M5 10’s screen size is 10.8 inches with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution. It is a very sharp screen, and even though it is not as good as an AMOLED display. Its very good for the price and would be good enough for day-to-day media consumption.
It is made fully out of aluminum and feels very high end. The edges are a bit curved and because of that, it is comfortable to hold. It’s not to heavy with a weight of 498g and not to thick with 7.3mm. However, it is not the thinnest tablet out there.
Power and Storage
Internal memory is 32/64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity. And the Hisilicon cheap is a high-end chip, can run any game on the market on max graphics. It should be fast enough for day-to-day tasks.