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Android tablets have come a long way in the past few years. When they first started to appear on the market they were markedly behind the iPad, the Android tablet market now has got its act together and the result has been very impressive. Today there are so many well-made Android Tablets it can prove to be difficult when it comes to choosing one. With that said, we have gathered the five best tablets that Android market has to offer.
1. Google Nexus 9
The Google Nexus 9 has a great build, the fastest OS updates and speedy performance, rendering it one of the best high-end android tablets. It has a powerful 64 bit processor and excellent Boom Sound stereo speakers. Battery life on this tablet is also respectable at up to 9 active hours of use. At 7.9 mm and 425 g thick, it is comfortable enough to hold for extended periods of time, and the 8.9 inch display size makes it good for gaming.
As a Google product, perhaps it’s strongest advantage is its virtual guarantee of having the fastest OS updates. Already, it is currently one of the only tablets running Andoid 5.0, aka Lollipop. For those looking to make the most of their tablet, this could be an important feature. At an attractive price of $320 – $ 400, the Nexus 9 is much cheaper than some comparable high-end tablets, and is a good all-round machine for general use.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
This Android tablet has one of the finest screens of any tablet on the market. It features a stunning display of 10.5 inches that makes it perfect for watching videos. The tablet has a sleek design which combines slick plastic with luxurious copper edges. Although one of the lightest Android tablets, it comes with hardware that ensures top-class performance and also packs in a few extras like fingerprint reader, stereo speakers and expandable storage. The device is priced competitively at less than $400 and its battery life is also fantastic at over 14 active hours.
3. Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
This is a great looking and well built Android tablet with a 10.1 inch sreen. Its unique features include its thinness (just 6.4 mm) and its high class OmniBalance design which ensures for perfect weight distribution. With a waterproof chassis ensuring it survives a trip into the bath, the Xperia Z2 tablet will not disappoint you. The tablet also has a great screen, good performance compared to other Android tablets in the same price range and expandable storage. Its amazing performance is as a result of its Qualcomm processors, the Snapdragon 801.
4. Nvidia Shield
The Nvidia Shield Android tablet is a great and amazing device for users who are seriously into gaming. It is far and away the best Android tablet specialized for gamers on the market right now. It is also one of the most affordable and versatile high-performance 8 inch Android tablets you can buy. Its processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz, combined with a 2 GB of RAM and a 192-core kepler GPU ensure smooth performance even while running multiple apps and high-end Android games simultaneously. In terms of design, it is not the sleekest but its tapered edges make it comfortable to hold even in one hand. The tablet even allows you to stream games directly from your personal computer to the tablet over its high speed WiFi, allowing you to keep playing from anywhere.
5. LG G Pad 8.3
This tablet features an aluminum casing making it an ergonomic tablet that feels unique amidst a field of plastic bodies. Its nice selection of both software and hardware makes it a perfect choice for a small tablet. In addition, its connectivity with other Android phones also makes it a viable option for a wider range of users as it enables you to receive and reply short text messages directly from the tablet. It’s battery life is surprisingly respectable as well, considering its price of just $200. The LG G Pad 8.3 also has a fast processor, the Snapdragon 600 chip, so can handle most general needs, though high-end gaming and other intensive applications might be pushing it.