Best Tablets 2019 We Review The Best


Author: Curtis Moldrich

In 2019 smartphones feature larger screens than ever, but if you want to get a significantly better viewing experience, it's worth trying a tablet. In essence, a tablet is a larger version of a handset, and it’ll also sometimes be more powerful, too.

While not all tablets come with cellular data – and others do, but at an increased cost – they make up for it with a extra processing grunt, generally more memory and some other key features, such as stylus compatibility. From streaming your favourite shows on Netflix to drawing digital sketches, tablets support a wide range of functions – and here are some of the best in 2019.

Apple iPad Pro - Best Tablets 2019 We Review The Best

Apple iPad Pro

Apple popularised the tablet with the launch of the original iPad, and the new 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro represents the iPad in its most evolved, sophisticated form. Featuring a revised design almost entirely devoid of bezels, the iPad Pro is a beast on paper too, and uses a A12X Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture. With four-speakers and a LIquid Retina display with 264 (ppi) it’s great for multimedia, browsing, creating and productivity apps, too.

Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, the iPad Pro is available with anything from 64GB to 1TB, with or without cellular connectivity.

Galaxy Tab S4 - Best Tablets 2019 We Review The Best

Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung and Apple flagships fight it out in the smartphone area, and it’s a similar affair in the world of tablets, too. The Galaxy Tab S4 is the best tablet you can get from Samsung, and if you pay for the privilege you get a slate of cutting-edge tech. At the front there’s a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with an iPad Pro beating 287ppi resolution.

Combine that with 4GB of Ram and a Qualcomm MSM8998 and you’ll get lightning quick speed in most tasks too. If you do want to take pictures, there’s 8MP and 13MP cameras onboard, too.

Apple iPad - Best Tablets 2019 We Review The Best

Apple iPad

While the iPad Pro might be the current flagship in Apple’s tablet lineup, the ‘standard’ iPad still represents an great purchase. Its 9.7-inch, 264 ppi screen has been usurped by its more expensive siblings now, but it’s still impressive for browsing, movie-watching and other display reliant activities. What’s more, its A10 Fusion chip may not be the class-leader it once was, but it’s still snappy enough for most tasks. But the best bit? With a starting price of £299, it’s affordable, and an easy, cheap gateway into the Apple family.

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 - Best Tablets 2019 We Review The Best

Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Most tablets are made primarily for content consumption – think browsing, reading and streaming – but tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 are designed with productivity in mind. Simply put, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is almost a laptop in the shape of a tablet. With at least 128GB of storage, an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB it's powerful enough to do pretty much anything you’ll throw at it – though it should be for its £749 entry-level asking price. If money isn’t a factor, or you’re looking at a smaller, versatile alternative to a laptop, try the Surface Pro 6.

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro - Best Tablets 2019 We Review The Best

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro

In the smartphone world, Huawei’s handsets threaten the likes of Samsung and Apple in both design and specs – and it seems the company is doing the same on the tablet sector, too. Available with a 8.4- or 10.8-inch screen, the Huawei Media M5 Pro follows the typical Huawei formula; Apple-esque clean design, a lower price than its Californian rival and device competitive components. Featuring a 2K screen, impressive battery life and a price lower than that of its apple competition.

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