A Holiday Gift Guide to the Best Android Tablets

October 15, 2018 •

Android Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

A Holiday Gift Guide to the Best Android Tablets

The holidays are fast approaching. If you’re in the market for a new tablet to give to a friend or relative this year, chances are that you’ve had your eye on the new Google Pixel Slate. Google is slated to release the Pixel Slate on November 22, 2018, according to an About Chromebooks report citing Best Buy sources.

So, does the new Google Pixel Slate compete with popular Android tablets? Here’s a quick comparison to help you as you weigh your purchasing decisions for holiday gift shopping this year.

Pixel Slate

The Pixel Slate starts at $599, is 7mm thin and weighs 1.6 pounds, according to Gadgets Now. It measures 11.45 inches by 7.95 inches by 0.27 inches and weighs 1.6 pounds. Unlike the previous Pixel-branded tablet, the latest one runs Chrome OS and not Android.

Samsung Galaxy

Compare that to the Galaxy Tab S4, which starts at $647 and is 7.1 mm thin with a 10.5-inch screen and 64gb of storage and weighs under a pound with support for the S pen and a keyboard, according to Tech Radar.

The Best iPad Alternatives

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is billed as Android’s “iPad Killer,” noted TechRadar, with a 2K display for the 9.7 inch screen and just 5.5 mm thin. The battery life is less than stellar, compared to other models. Perhaps a Huawei MediaPad M3 8.0 would be more to your liking. It’s 7.3 mm thin and has an 8.4-inch screen with prices starting at about $258, according to TechRadar, which praised the build and how it feels when you hold it.

If you’re looking for a tablet that doesn’t rely on just the minimal specs, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus could bet the right device for you. It begins at about $258, noted TechRadar and has a screen size of 10.1 inches and 16GB of storage. The cameras are lower resolution than other Android tablets but it’s a solid and dependable device for the money.

Keep Your Tablet Safe & Secure

After you find the perfect tablet for your particular needs, it’s important to keep the device safe and secure while you’re out and about. Many tablet users find that it’s best to rely on a universal mount from ProClip to keep their tablet mounted properly in their vehicle. This minimizes distractions and helps to keep you and your passenger safe, which is especially crucial when there are more distracted drivers out doing their own holiday shopping.