Best Samsung Galaxy and Android Tablets of 2022

Guide to the best Android tablets that you can buy this year. Check our purchase recommendations to find out what screen size, storage, performance and autonomy each model offers. Apple’s iPad are the focus of many users of tablets , but as you may have found, Android – based models are numerous and a wide variety of formats, screen sizes, and prices ecosystem.

The tablet Android vary in screen size and quality, with prices starting that can be placed in only 59 €. However, the offer is reduced if we look among the most advanced models that can compete with the iPad. The main difference lies in the operating system and the application environment. This has been equated in recent years, so that sooner or later, the applications launched for iOS, end up being also for Android and vice versa.

latest version of the operating system that runs on Android tablets is Android 11 as long as the brand allows the update. However, do not be surprised if you buy a new Android tablet and when you turn it on you find an older version such as Android 9.0. The tablet Amazon Fire are slightly different , since they have their own FireOS operating system, but is also based on Android. Check out this article on how to set up an Amazon Fire tablet if you are not very familiar with its interface.

Best Samsung Galaxy and Android
Best Samsung Galaxy and Android

In this report we wanted to include an Amazon Fire model, since they are excellent tablets designed for the family environment, offering a very good quality-price ratio. Check here our article on the best tablets for girls and boys.

Best Samsung Galaxy  Android tablet

Now that Amazon Prime Day is approaching (June 21 and 22), you may want to wait until then to buy one of these Android tablets, as some will be on sale. Of course, you must have a Prime subscription (or use the trial period).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 +

From $ 849.99

Freshest entry in this line of top-of-the-range Android tablets corresponds to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 + model presented at the end of last year, which has only been on the market for a few months. In fact, the Galaxy Tab S7 + is so capable that it really highlights the disparity between hardware capabilities and the underdeveloped nature of Android as a tablet operating system, where apps have a lot to say.

Samsung has worked hard to optimize Android on the Tab S7 + and has also helped greatly with the raw power of this model and the user experience you get from using the S Pen. As you can imagine, it is not the cheapest option, but you do get the best in performance, screen, design and a series of other extras such as audio and the management of the integrated fingerprint scanner in the screen. You also get a decent set of cameras and an impressive S-Pen in the box.

Amazon Fire HD 10

US $ 149.99 (32GB); US $ 189.99 (64GB)

One of the last changes that Amazon carried out in its Fire HD 10 tablet were new colors in its finishes, also adding another series of extras very focused on performance and longer battery life. Another change is the USB-C port, so you no longer have to twist the obnoxious microUSB cable three times before it enters the charging connector. USB-C also provides faster charging, although you will need to buy a 15W charger for a three-hour recharge.

Supplied 9W adapter increases the entire process up to four hours. The battery life has been increased by two hours to guarantee a total of 12 hours of mixed use. While the Amazon Fire HD 10 is clearly still an entry-level budget tablet for watching Netflix, using Facebook, and browsing the web, its battery improvements, a faster processor, and USB-C charging are welcome at this price. input.

As always, keep in mind the absence of Google applications and services, but as long as you are happy to use their web versions, despite having to suffer certain obstacles to install from the Google Play Store, it is an excellent choice.

Best Samsung Galaxy and Android Tablets of 2022
Best Samsung Galaxy and Android Tablets of 2022

Huawei MatePad Pro

From £ 549 (around $ 714)

It’s hard to judge the Huawei MatePad Pro . It has impressive hardware , with a 10.8 ”screen rich in detail, very bright and sharp. It has an excellent performance and combined with the M-Pencil or the Keyboard Cover it gives much more of itself. In addition to Google apps, you won’t be able to use Adobe apps, and that might bother creatives looking for a tablet to work with. In this sense, it may be difficult for you to find apps with which to use the full potential of the hardware .

Don’t be obstinate, the MatePad Pro tablet is a high-end professional device when it comes to hardware , with a spectacular and lightweight design, a slim 10.8-inch screen and Huawei’s Kirin 990 chipset inside with which to lead performance. . It also offers 7.5 W reverse wireless charging. For the productivity section, it has the M-Pencil pen connected by bluetooth along with its built-in keyboard cover. The problem is that you have to be willing to do without Google Play services.

With Huawei AppGallery it is already possible to supply the functionality of many applications, but you will not have access to the most used of the Google brand, along with Pro-level Adobe applications that depend on the GMS to function. Otherwise, its hardware is amazing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

From $ 349.00

If you are looking for an entry-level device that is efficient and can handle undemanding tasks, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a good purchase option. It has a great super lightweight design, is suitable for streaming, and is a brilliant note-taking tool if you’re a student.

Although the Galaxy Tab S5e model is still active in the catalog, not everyone can afford the outlay for a high-end model like the one offered by Samsung. Still, there is no denying that performance is solid on the Tab S6 Lite. It looks good, runs fast, and the interface is snappy, always within the body of a high-quality device.

The Tab S6 Lite comes equipped with that small and practical pen S, compared to the option of the Apple iPad that does not include it as standard and that has a high cost of almost € 99 additional.

Amazon Fire HD 8

From $ 79.99

It is the older sister tablet of the Fire 7, with a difference that may be key for many: the fact that it has an 8-inch IPS screen with HD quality, a differentiating factor in this entry-level price range. It also measures up when it comes to sound, with two Dolby Atmos Dual stereo speakers that respond in cases where streaming video needs to be played for a limited audience.

Do not forget that it is a tablet with a Fire OS operating system and not Android, so you will not have Google applications, except for dedicated ones such as YouTube and Amazon Prime Video. You can find the Fire HD 8 with special covers for children of great protection, which leave the button panel open for easy use. You can find it with 16 or 32 GB of capacity, expandable through a microSD card slot. Don’t expect to find a 3G version, just wifi.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

From $ 649

Samsung Galaxy launched the Galaxy Tab S4 last year, maintaining the sale price of its predecessor, which did not prevent it from providing it with technological innovations that have only been eclipsed by the arrival of the Galaxy Tab S5e, available since the beginning of the year. It has a generous, clean 10.5-inch screen with no logos or home button that makes better use of its viewing surface, with a 16:10 contrast ratio that is suitable for viewing video content. 

It incorporates Samsung Galaxy DeX software to be able to turn the tablet into a complete desktop PC if you connect it to a screen and operate with a keyboard and mouse. It emulates the operation of the company’s Galaxy range of smartphones . The Galaxy Tab S4 remains without a doubt one of the best tablets you can buy for the quality of its Super AMOLED screen. Although the Galaxy Tab S5e is later, it may be a good time to get the Tab S4 at a great price.

Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8

MediaPad M5 model can be found on the market in two different screen sizes, either 8.4 or 10.8 inches. Both have an IPS LCD panel with 2K resolution and 16:10 format to facilitate viewing video in landscape mode. The connection interface handled by the MediaPad M5 is USB C type , with 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluebooth 4.2. They carry the EMUI 8.0 customization layer on top of Android Oreo and the interface behaves especially agile aided by the 8-core Kirin 960s processor.

To highlight the Harman Kardon speakers that complement the sound quality, and the fingerprint sensor that behaves quickly and efficiently to unlock the tablet . If you are looking for a model with great features and design, Huawei here makes a significant leap in quality.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus

$ 299.99

Price of the Android tablet Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus is quite similar to that of the 9.7-inch iPad, which could make some doubt whether to buy one or the other model. Far from reality, what the Yoga Tab 3 Plus offers you for this price is worth noting. You have the typical built-in support already adopted by Lenovo tablets , with which you can use the device in different modes and situations without the need for an additional cover. Also its screen and resolution are larger than the iPad. 

The stand makes it easy to hold with one hand when reading books, magazines or browsing web pages. Once you place it on the table, the different viewing angles make it very comfortable to handle compared to any other tablet on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

From $ 399

With a 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED screen, the successor to the Galaxy Tab changes slightly in appearance to take better advantage of the frames and release the new One UI software with Android 9.0 that Samsung has introduced in its Galaxy S10. Under the chassis of the tablet whose weight is below 400 grams, we find an octa-core processor at 2 GHz speed with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage, depending on the model.

If something power Samsung in its new model is the display quality, the sound section with the 4 AKG speakers, as well as its camera sensors. And it is that it allows you to record video content in UHD 4K quality at 30 fps (3,840 x 2160) if audiovisual creations are your strong suit. With a protective cover that functions as a keyboard, not included in the sale price, you can use the Galaxy Tab S5e for other purposes, such as generating content. You can buy the wifi model, or wifi with 4G.

What size tablet screen should I buy?

First factor to take into account, in addition to budget, is the screen size you want. This can vary between 7 and 13 inches in screen size, although most users will opt for the 8 or 9-inch models, due to their manageability. And if you think about usability and mobility, it turns out to be the perfect size. Those with a larger screen are associated with extra weight. In fact, they are below 450 grams. Any heavier device can make it difficult to handle if you hold it for a long period of time. 

If it turns out that you use it for your day to day, such as to consult information and answer emails, a larger size may give you extra use without having to resort to a laptop. Connect a wireless keyboard and you can create content.

How much storage will I need?

Unlike Apple iPads (see here the best iPads of 2021) , the vast majority of Android models have a microSD card slot, so you can add more storage when you need it. The most basic models already have 16 or 32 GB as standard, but keep in mind that the operating system itself already takes up some space from the initial amount. If you can opt for a model with a higher quantity for little money, we recommend that you do so.

What panels and screens will I find?

Gone is the time where the way to make tablets cheaper was to lower the quality of their screens, implementing models with TN technology panels in which the viewing angles were frankly poor. Taking the models out of the entry-level price range, our recommendation is to look for IPS or AMOLED-type displays. In terms of resolution, a higher data always implies that it is better, although the determining number is the pixel density.

A tablet whose display screen has a pixel density of at least 300 dpi will mean that its image quality will look sharp without any unevenness in the display. What we consider acceptable.

What characteristics should I take into account?

All Android tablets have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies, some even NFC as well. The latter is very interesting on smartphones since it allows mobile payments, but it is not so decisive on a tablet . What is useful is having a video output to connect the tablet to a television. As an alternative, you can use a Google ChromeCast to watch TV shows, YouTube videos or other services without the need for cable.