There are dozens of great tablets available in 2020, so it can be a bit of a challenge to find out which one is best for you. We can make things easier by picking out three price points and offering the best options from both Android and iOS in these price ranges.
That way, you’ll be able to find something suitable for your budget on either Android or iOS. The price points we will be using are entry level, mid-range, and high end. Entry level tablets are available for under £200. They offer a larger display than smartphones, but to cut corners on the cost, the hardware or display quality may not be the best. However, they’ll certainly be enough for most tasks.
For mid-range, we have very capable tablets with decent hardware and displays. These tablets will be perfect for most users and will be options under £350. The high-end options are for those that have no budget and want the absolute best experience when it comes to display, performance, and functionality. Remember that all of the tech we are about to show can be purchased for up to 12% less through Techscheme.
Best Android Tablets in 2020
We have picked out three great choices for Android in 2020. We have the Lenovo Tab E10 tablet for £99.99 as the entry level pick, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 for £199 in the mid range category, and the Samsung Galaxy tab S6 10.5 for £629 in the high-end category.
Lenovo Tab E10 Tablet - 16 GB - £99.99
The Lenovo Tab E10 may be showing its age a little now, but for just under £100, you really couldn’t ask for much more. The Lenovo Tab E10 is a 10.1 inch display with a 1280x800 resolution.
You get 2GB RAM and a Qualcomm APQ8009 processor, as well as 16GB storage. This is pretty much as cheap as it gets performance-wise, but when you consider you're getting a 10 inch tablet that can enhance the viewing experience over a smaller smartphone display, it's a worthwhile sacrifice. You won't be playing action packed 3D Games on the Lenovo Tab E10, but you can happily watch movies, browse the internet, and play other, more basic games with ease.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" Tablet (2019) - 32 GB - £199.00
The Samsung Galaxy tab A 10.1 launched in 2019 with a beautiful 10.1" 1200x1920 display. The hardware may not be top tier, but it's more than enough to carry the tablet through the majority of tasks. The Galaxy A 10 (2019) is equipped with an 8 megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, and an Exynos 7904 processor. You also get a 6,150mAh battery.
For this price, you really are spending an extra £100 for a more powerful processor and a more beautiful display over the Lenovo Tab E10. It’s a worthwhile upgrade for those that want to have more power for playing more intensive games, but you’re still not going to get the best viewing experience or frame rate for games like PUBG or COD mobile.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5" Tablet - 128 GB - £629
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung's high end tablet, which comes with a range of powerful specifications to get you through any task. Whether you want to multitask apps on Samsung's One UI, or run every 3D game with a high frame rate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has enough power to do it. You get a Snapdragon 855 chipset with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM, more than enough for almost everything possible on Android. You also get a 7,040mAh battery and a 13 megapixel camera.
The display on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is worth celebrating about. You get a 1600x2560 resolution and the display uses Super AMOLED technology, so expect brighter colours, more contrast, and deeper blacks.
Best iPads in 2020
With Apple offering a more premium lineup for their iPads in 2020, we’ve picked out two different options, starting at the mid-range budget and leading to Apple’s best high-end option. We’ll start with the new iPad from £349 and then discuss the iPad Pro.
The New iPad - From £349
The new iPad 10.2 is a mid-range option with a lot on offer. You get a 10.2" display with a resolution of 1620x2160, which rivals most tablets, some of which can cost almost double the iPad's £349 entry price. You also get the Apple A10 Fusion chip with 2GB RAM. It may be a step down from the very best Apple chips on the market, but iPadOS 13 runs very smoothly on lower end chips.
You also get an 8,827 mAh battery, which is quite massive for the display size. If you opt for the £349 version you’ll get 32GB storage and WiFi connectivity. The most expensive option costs £579 and comes with WiFi, cellular connectivity, and 128GB storage.
iPad Pro - From £769
If you want the very best Apple has to offer, you’ll want to take a look at the iPad Pro. Starting at £769 for the 11 inch version and £969 for the 12.9 inch version, this iPad is there for those that really want to add a tablet into their daily productivity.
The resolution differs on each screen, but you get the same 265 pixels per inch - the same resolution quality as the new iPad 10.2 inch. On the inside, you get Apple's A12X Bionic, the second most powerful chip offered by Apple in iOS devices. You also get 4GB RAM and a variety of different storage options.
This extra hardware power will help you to make the most of iPad OS's great features, which include multitasking, video editing, gaming, and photo editing. There are different pricing options for different tiers of storage and connectivity, with the most expensive option being the iPad Pro 12.9" with a 1TB SSD and WiFi/cellular connectivity, which costs £1,669.
Summary and Potential Savings
Hopefully you’ve found a tablet in this list that has taken your interest. If you have, why not see how much you could potentially save when buying one of these tablets through Techscheme.
|Lenovo Tab E10 16 GB
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019) 32 GB
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5" 128 GB
|The New iPad
|iPad Pro 11"
|iPad Pro 12.9"
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