Android tablets are getting increasingly popular gadgets for extended multimedia consumption. They can even be called as a big brother of smartphones with bigger screens and battery life. The best part about Android tablet is that any age group of people – be it three-year-old child or grandma can access it easily. There are various Android tablets listed on Amazon – but how we select the best alternative from them must be a wise decision and also value for money.

Top Android Tablets in 2018

Just have a quick look at the Android tablets that are mentioned having been equipped with impressive features, latest hardware, and software. Once you decided to purchase – you can’t feel that you made the wrong choice. Here is a list of best Android tablets which are good alternatives in tablets to purchase in 2018.

List of Android Tablets in June 2018

Flagship Segment – Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

If you are in search of best Android tablets in the premium category- then the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is one of the best options for you to purchase.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has Super AMOLED display with the support of HDR. The gadget is equipped with a larger battery that runs the tablet for a long period of time. The premium Galaxy Tab S3 gets a quad- speaker sounding system which provides the feeling of a good sound experience. Apart from that, the Galaxy Tab S3 features Stylus Pen which enables users to draw and write on the screen.

samsung galaxy tab s3

The key highlighting feature of Galaxy Tab S3 is that it offers a glass sandwich design with an all-metal frame and the edges have rounded corners. The shining rear panel of the gadget provides a premium look to the Galaxy Tab S3 as well as it looks premium in your hand and light in weight to hold. The aforementioned specifications obviously justify its premium price and Galaxy Tab S3 is worthy to buy.

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The Galaxy Tab S3 is a bit costlier retailing at $600 in the US market. However, if you are in search of the competent Android tablet then you must go for the premium segment.

Galaxy Tab S3 Specs

  • It has 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 264 pixels density.
  • It is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage which can be extended up to 256GB by using a microSD card.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset
  • It features a 13MP camera on the rear and 5MP selfie- shooter
  • A larger Non-removable 6,000 mAh battery
  • Runs on outdated Android 7.0 operating system
  • It measures 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm and weighs 429 grams

Best Medium Segment Android Tablet

Huawei MediaPad M5

MediaPad M5 Android Tablet has been recently updated by Huawei, the Chinese tech giant. It is an outstanding gadget with an 8.4-inch screen display and 82% screen-to-body ratio that means the users can feel the pleasure of a wider view. It is difficult to get your hands on it specifically if you are living in the US region due to its unavailability.

The MediaPad M5 looks similar to previously launched MediaPad M3 in terms of design. Internally, it gets a entirely different hardware as well as software. It features a Kirin 960 processor which enable the users to play high- end 3D games on the Android tablet. The MediaPad M5 tablet has 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB internal storage which can be further extended up to 256GB by using a microSD card. It runs on top of the line Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

Huawei MediaPad M5

The MediaPad M5 packs a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera. This Android Tablet is integrated with powerful Smart-PA dual stereo speakers that are specifically designed to provide a rich sound experience which lets the users feel the depth and rhythm of a single drumbeat. The battery backup of MediaPad M5 tablet is 5,100mAh which can run for several days in case of standby.

The Media M5 from Huawei is one of the best choices in the Android tablets to purchase. It has been available at a starting price of 349 Euros in the European market, however, the price may vary from market to market and also depends on RAM and storage capacity.

Huawei MediaPad M5 Specs

  • 8.4-inch IPS LCD display, screen resolution of 2560 x 1,600 and 359-pixel density
  • Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP selfie shooter
  • Non-removable 5,100 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Dimensions and the weight are 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 and 316 grams respectively

Best Affordable Android Tablets

Amazon Fire Tablets

Amazon’s Fire Family has been continuously trying to provide better and an affordable Android Tablets. It introduced Amazon Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10 which have been available at a starting price of $49.99, $89.99 and $150 respectively.

The Amazon Fire 7 gets a 7-inch IPS display and a screen resolution of 1,024 x 600. Under the hood, it is powered by an unnamed quad-core 1.3 GHz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. In terms of photography, it has a 2MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. The battery capacity of the tablet has been enhanced up to 8 hours in a single charge. Amazon Fire 7 offers a dual-band Wi-Fi hardware for the first time in the tablet. It is available in four color options: Black, Yellow, Blue And Red.

Amazon Fire Tablets

The Amazon Fire 7 has been priced at $49.99 for 8GB inbuilt storage, whereas 16GB internal storage is available at $69.99 along with “special offers”. Both of the variants support micro SD card to extend the storage capacity of the Android tablet. If you face any trouble relating to ads that appear on the tablet launch screen, you may require to pay extra $15 to stop those ads.

The recently launched Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet features an 8-inch screen display with screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and battery life of up to 8 hours. The Fire HD 8 shares the similar specifications with Fire 7 and comes with a similar processor, Wi-Fi hardware, and cameras. The Fire HD 8 is retailing at a price of $79.99 for 16GB internal storage and 32GB internal storage is priced at $109.99 along with “special offers”. Again, you have to pay an additional $15 to stop Amazon ads on top of it.

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The Amazon is also offering “Kids Edition” of both Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 if you want to gift it to your child, friends and others. Both of the Android tablets from Amazon is bundled with a “kid proof” case, as well as two-year “worry-free guarantee.

Apart from that, Amazon is also offering ‘FreeTime Unlimited; facility which lets the kids access 15,000 curated books, educational apps, games, and videos only with the authority of parent control. The Fire 7 Kids Edition, 16GB storage variant is available at $99.99, whereas the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, 32GB variant has been priced at $129.99. Thankfully, the Amazon Fire Kids Special Edition of the tablets won’t come with those annoying ads.

Finally, the new Fire HD 10 is available at a starting price of $149.99. At that price point, the company is offering a 10.1-inch screen display, screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, 32GB inbuilt storage (64GB variant is priced at $180), unlimited cloud storage, microSD support, and among others. It is powered by an unnamed quad-core MediaTek processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The key highlighting feature of Fire HD 10 is that it is integrated with Alexa functionality. The Fire HD 10 is available in hands- free mode that means you can use it similarly to the Amazon Echo family.

Amazon Fire 7 Specs

  • 7.0-inch IPS LCD display, screen resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels and 171 pixels density
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM and 8GB/16GB inbuilt storage with the support of microSD card
  • VGA selfie shooter and 2 MP rear camera,
  • Battery life extended up to 8 hours
  • It measures 192 mm x 115 mm x 9.6 mm
  • It weighs 295 grams

Amazon Fire HD 8 Specs

  • 8.0-inch IPS LCD display, screen resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and 189-pixel density
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage with the support of microSD card
  • VGA selfie shooter and 2 MP rear camera,
  • Battery life extended up to 12 hours
  • The dimensions of the tablet are 214 mm x 128 mm x 9.7 mm,
  • The weight of the tablet is 369 grams

Amazon Fire HD 10 Specs

  • 10.1-inch IPS LCD display and a screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels
  • Two hardware processor: 1.8GHz and 1.4GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage that can be extended up to 256GB by using a microSD slot.
  • Battery Life of up to 10 hours
  • Its dimensions and weight are 262 x 159 x 9.8mm and 500 grams respectively