Whether you’re looking to game on the go, watch your favorite films or are simply in the market for a computer, tablets are quickly becoming the go-to medium. While the Amazon Fire tablet was one of the first devices to essentially shape this market (and offer an alternative to the ubiquitous iPad), a growing number of companies have started releasing their own Android tablets, with each model sporting new functions, features and options. Here are some of the things you can expect from new Android tablet offerings:
- Large displays and slim profiles
- Storage options from 16GB to 256GB
- Long battery life
From portable powerhouses to beautiful displays, models for kids and more, we’ve rounded up 13 of the best Android tablets on Amazon right now. Keep reading for our selection of the best Android tablets from top brands like Samsung, Amazon, and Lenovo.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
BEST NEW SAMSUNG
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 comes with the S Pen to markup documents, sign contracts or take notes right on your tablet. It also features LTE coverage (with Verizon), so you can stay connected even when there’s no WiFi signal. Plus, you can binge your favorite content on the Super AMOLED 10.5-inch display for up to 15 hours before it needs a charge. It’s pricey, but you are getting premium laptop power in tablet form.
2. Lenovo Tab M10 HD
Add multiple profiles to the Lenovo Tab M10 HD, so the whole family can enjoy content on this speedy 10.1-inch tablet. It comes with 32GB of storage which can be expanded to 256GB with a micro SD, so you and all your family can store their content without it getting filled up. And while you’re sharing with your kids, you can use advanced parental controls for their protection. Speaking of protection, this Lenovo Tablet has facial recognition for multiple profiles.
3. Samsung Tab S5e
BEST MID-TIER SAMSUNG
Available in both 64GB and 128GB offerings, the Samsung Tab S5e provides plenty of storage inside of an ultra slim tablet. In fact, it’s so slim and lightweight that it weighs less than a pound, so you can carry this tablet in your bag without being bogged down. While you’re on the go, don’t worry about recharging the Samsung Tab S5e, as you can squeeze about 15 hours of battery life from a single charge, which adds to its portable traits.
4. Amazon Fire 7
BEST BUDGET AMAZON
It’s nothing short of incredible that the Amazon Fire 7, with all of its web browsing prowess, is only $50. The Fire 7 comes in either 16GB or 32GB variety with a 1.3 GHz processor for speedy web surfing. While you’re browsing the web, reading or watching movies, you can expect about seven hours of battery life, which isn’t as good as the Samsung tablets, but, again, its $100 less than Samsung’s most affordable option.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab A
As you travel two steps down the Samsung hierarchy, you’ll find the Tab A. Its significantly less expensive than the Tab S6 and S5e, and you still get long battery life and a great looking display. It does lack the same processing power and storage as those other two devices, but if your M.O. is to use this tablet as your TV-on-the-go, there’s nothing wrong with saving a little coin by going with the Tab A.
6. Google Pixel Slate
The Pixel Slate provides a 12.3-inch, brilliant 6-million-pixel display to binge watch your favorite shows whether you’re at home or on a cross country flight. And the 10 hour battery life hangs with you even during your busiest days. The clean Android operating system is especially easy to navigate, even for first time users. If you casually use tablets to watch shows, we recommend the 64GB version, but if you need as much storage as possible, go with the 256GB offering.
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
For when you want your Android tablet to act more like a full-blown PC, the Galaxy Tab S4 is there. It comes with a powerful 10.5-inch display and a stunning corner-to-corner 16:10 ratio to help provide a cinematic experience that’s sure to rival your big screen. With both 64GB and 256GB options, you can add up to 400GB of storage with a microSD. And when you add the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 keyboard cover to the mix, it works and acts just like your favorite laptop. The powerful display is great for streaming your favorite TV shows on Netflix, but the internal hardware is strong enough to let you get some work done, too. For users who prefer a stylus over the touchscreen, the Tab S4 also comes with the S Pen for easy browsing. Amazon users have given this tablet hundreds of five-star reviews, and it currently has a 4.5 rating with more than 500 reviews in total.
8. Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Tablet
When it comes to looks, it doesn’t get much better than the M5 Pro. Huawei’s Android tablet features a stunning 2560 x 1600 high-res display with a sleek and stylish curved glass design. Providing an extra-large viewing screen for streaming video, the M5 Pro also features quad Harman Kardon speakers, front and rear cameras and an insanely fast charging time. In fact, you can get a full charge in under three hours.
9. Vankyo MatrixPad Z1 7-inch Tablet
BEST OVERALL BUDGET OPTION
Fast, responsive and packed inside a tight, little package, this MatrixPad 7-inch tablet sports an extra efficient 64-bit Quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and boasts ultra-fast app launches, which is a particularly nice feature to have. What’s more, it also comes with a robust 2500mAh lithium-polymer battery, which promises an eigh-hour battery life. Not bad for under $70. The 7-inch screen may be smaller than some users like, but did we mention it only costs $70?
10. Lenovo Tab 4, 8-inch Android Tablet
BEST BATTERY LIFE
Featuring a lengthy 20-hour battery life, this Lenovo tablet is a great option for work and/or travel. Weighing just under two pounds, it’s small enough to fit in most travel backpacks and purses and durable enough to withstand bumps and shocks. It also comes with impeccable built-in dual-stereo front-facing speakers for enhanced sound in any setting. At a very reasonable price of only $120, this is one of the best budget tablets available today.
11. Fusion5 10.1-inch Android 8.1 Oreo Tablet
And for when you want a more robust option, the Fusion5 features a 10.1-inch HD IPS Screen that’s optimized for clarity at any angle. It also comes standard with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, which means it’s compatible with basically any and all your games and apps. It also features a whopping 32GB of storage. That means you can store all of your favorite books, songs, and TV shows for easy access whenever you don’t have access to WiFi.
12. Fire HD 10 Tablet
Amazon’s own fully functional tablet, the Fire 10 comes with a stunning 10.1-inch 1080p HD display and a powerful 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor for lightning-fast load times. It also comes with 2GB of built-in RAM and sports a 10-hour battery life. Sure, the specs may not sound as impressive as the other tablets, but the name recognition definitely counts in the Fire’s favor. Plus, Fire tablets — for the most part — are really built to last. This workhorse of a tablet will last you for years to come. And because the Fire HD Tablet comes from Amazon, it also comes ready with Alexa, which makes this a truly hands-free tablet when your hands are full with something else.
13. Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet
BEST TABLET FOR KIDS
Unlike the other tablets on this list, the Fire HD 8 was made specifically for children. If you’re tired of the kids always hogging your tablet, then this is a practical solution. With a beautiful 8-inch display and kid-friendly case, it comes with 32GB of internal storage and sports a battery life up to 10 hours (perfect for those longer road trips). As an added bonus, it also comes with a free 12-month subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, which features more than 20,000 different games, apps, audiobooks and more that are specifically geared toward kids. Not all of the best Android tablets are super kid-friendly, but the Amazon Fire Kids Edition was made specifically for the Minecraft generation.