We continue our review of the best of the year highlighting the best tablets. Although it is true that tablets do not go through their moment of maximum popularity (approximately half of the models have been presented compared to last year), we have some few dozen models to choose.
With phones getting bigger and bigger, some people prefer to have a single device instead of two, but tablets are still a great way to enjoy multimedia content. With more and more power and a more mature Android, they can sometimes replace – in part – a laptop.
Third … Huawei Mediapad T3
In third place on our podium is the cheapest offer. The 8-inch Huawei Mediapad T3, which is available on Amazon for 149.99 euros right now. It is a normal tablet, to walk around the house, with specifications worthy of this year and at a very interesting price. In our analysis it achieved almost a remarkable: a 6.9 average mark.
As for its technical specifications, it mounts an 8-inch IPS screen with HD resolution, it has the heart of Snapdragon 425 and 2 GB of RAM. The storage is 16 GB, expandable with microSD, and has a battery of 4,800 mAh, at the height of the circumstances. By the way, it comes with Nougat as standard, which is appreciated.
In second place … Xiaomi Mi Pad 3
In second place we find the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, regardless of whether in the end it needs to change its name in Europe. It is also 8 inches (well, it really is 7.9) but the price goes up to these 318 euros on GearBest or 258 euros, and the hardest thing is going to be finding where they have it in stock.
That extra price compared to Huawei’s is justified with a great battery of 6,600 mAh with fast charging, a QXGA resolution screen, MediaTek MT8176 heart, 4 GB RAM Y 64 GB internal storage.
And the winner is … Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
As we said at the beginning, the Android tablet landscape is not going through its best moment and there are few manufacturers that take it really seriously. Samsung is one of them, as you can see in our analysis where it harvested a 8.25 average grade, not bad for a tablet. Of course, we are already talking about a tablet valued at 629 euros on Amazon.
Its 9.7-inch SuperAMOLED screen stands out with support for HDR10 and is powered by Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM. It is not the most cutting edge of the year, but in the world of tablets we must often conform. It has a 6,000 mAh battery and decent 13 and 5 megapixel cameras, though its real draw is the S-Pen, which works better than ever.
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