Android lovers will appreciate the utility and power of a premium Samsung tablet. Not only do all of them have a thin and lightweight design, but the best Samsung tablets have amazing displays that really stand out from a crowd.
The Best Samsung Tablets have:
- An AMOLED display
- 120Hz refresh rate
- S Pen
- Battery life that will last all day
The newest tablets will run you around $700 to $800, but the S7s aren’t the only tablets worth considering. Now that the new S7s are here, the rest of the Samsung tablet family has dropped considerably in price. You can score a fast and great-looking Samsung tablet that’s only a generation old for a great deal.
Whether you jump for a new S7 or go for an older tablet, you’ll be stoked on any of these Samsung tablets below.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is the biggest, brightest and best-looking tablet in the Samsung lineup. The 12.4-inch screen is 1.4 inches bigger than the S7, and the LCD screen is replaced by an AMOLED one that has a smooth scrolling 120Hz refresh rate. Regardless of whether you like to game, watch movies or just surf the web on your Samsung tablet, it’s going to look great on this screen. Beyond the display, the S7 Plus comes with a stylus so you can work, write, edit docs or navigate your tablet any way you like.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
If you want the newest premium Samsung tablet, but aren’t quite willing to fork over the big bucks for an S7 Plus, the S7 is a great alternative. An included stylus is great for writing, drawing and editing work more efficiently. And when you aren’t using your Samsung S7 tablet for work, the 11-inch LCD panel makes videos and games look awesome. And if you’re just scrolling through your Instagram feed, the 120Hz refresh rate will even make that a little more enjoyable. After about eight or so hours when it’s time to power the battery back up, the capability for 45W wired charging speeds will get the tablet fully charged in no time.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Oftentimes, we are too quick to forget how great previous generations were. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a great tablet, and now, it’s a great and cheap tablet costing only around $279 compared to the $779 of the S7 Plus. Like the S7 generation, the S pen comes standard, and the 10.4-inch screen is only ever so slightly smaller than the S7, albeit, not as bright or smooth. The battery lasts about a day’s worth of use, and charges rather quickly with 15W fast charging (like the new MagSafe wireless chargers). This is a great tablet and an affordable one to boot.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
If you want a little more performance and a better screen, consider the S6 over the Lite. The AMOLED 10.5-inch display looks fantastic whether you’re checking emails or binge-watching your favorite shows. The double-rear-camera setup is better than the Lite, and it also comes with an S pen. The one sort of quirk is the lack of a headphone jack, but it’s not really too much of a surprise considering major tech is shifting towards going completely wireless. It’s about $300 more than the Lite version, but all the extras, including a better camera and screen, make it worth the additional price.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
The S4 is still rather pricey, but it is also still rather formidable as one of the best Samsung tablets around, even though it’s a bit older. A lot of its usefulness comes when paired with a keyboard. The S4 operates much like a laptop at that point, and with the included S Pen, the S4 tablet’s power is really at your fingertips. The Snapdragon 835 chipset at 6GB of RAM hum along nicely whether you are watching movies or working and content looks great on the 10.5-inch display that boasts the same resolution as its S6 successor.
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
It might not be as powerful as the S line of Samsung tablets, but there is plenty to like. For starters, the WUXGA display looks great surfing the web or watching your favorite Netflix show. It only comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but that can be upgraded to 512GB with a microSD card. With 2GB of RAM, it’s a little slower, but it can make a great tablet for the kiddo especially when you turn on the kid’s mode that allows you to monitor their screen time.
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
WORKS WITH LTE
The best part of the Tab A 8.4 is you don’t need to be connected to WiFi to watch your favorite shows on the streaming platform of your choice. It works with LTE and is compatible with all the major network providers. On the power front, it’s not necessarily anything to write home about, but it does have a smidge more RAM than the A 10.4 with 3GB and 32GB of storage that can be upgraded with a microSD card. A headphone jack is a welcome sight, but even if you don’t have a pair of headphones handy, the built-in speakers actually sound pretty decent. And the best part, this handy Samsung tablet goes for less than $300.