Looking for an Apple or Android tablet that’s just right? Is value for money the most important factor? Or do you primarily want a tablet with the best performance? Our experts selected the best tablets for different usage profiles.
If this list doesn’t offer what you’re looking for, our comparison tablets can certainly help.
Compare all tablets tested
- Apple iPad 2021 – best all-round Apple tablet
- Xiaomi Pad 5 – best all-round Android tablet
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 – best cheap tablet for basic use
- Lenovo Tab P11 – best cheap tablet for more demanding use
- Apple iPad Air 2022 – premium Apple tablet, cheaper than iPad Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ – Best Premium Android Tablet
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – best Windows tablet and laptop in one
Our experts recommend these tablets
1. Apple iPad 2021 64 GB (€370)
Specifications: 10.2” screen, 64 GB internal memory
Are you looking for one basic apple tablet immediately very good screen qualitywho are doing well and like you beautiful pictures can make, we can recommend the classic iPad 2021 (9th generation). Minimum storage capacity has also been increased to 64 GBa positive development while the price has remained the same.
This iPad 2021 has a number of plus points compared to the predecessor iPad 2020. The biggest improvement is A13 bionic chip, which Apple used in its smartphones two generations earlier (since the iPhone 11). The performance is good, but not exceptional. The screen brightness of the 4:3 screen with a resolution of 1620 x 2160 pixels is also slightly higher than with the previous iPad generation.
That ultra wide angle front camera has a resolution of 12MPwhich is a big improvement over the outdated HD (or 1.2MP) resolution that older iPads have.
A plus is that the iPad still has one plug connection for headphones, which you no longer find with other tablets or smartphones from Apple.
The big advantage of the iPad is that it 5 years software support obtained from the manufacturer.
See all test results of the Apple iPad 2021.
2. Xiaomi Pad 5 128 GB (€399)
Specifications: 11” screen, 128 GB internal memory
Xiaomi Pad 5 is both recommended for the average regarding slightly more demanding Android user. After all, this standard-sized (11″) Android 11 tablet has powerful hardware and one large storage capacity from 128 GB. You won’t miss the lack of an SD card slot.
This tablet also scores very well in terms of battery life: after charging for half an hour, you can work with it for two hours.
The touch screen is very precise and responds immediately. With a resolution of 2560 x 1600 px (276 dpi), it offers a pretty good screen quality. The refresh rate of the screen is also high at 120Hz.
Xiaomi Pad 5 is one of the most user friendly tablets in its class that are also easy to carry.
The only downside: the quality of both the front and rear cameras is fair at best. Also keep in mind that Android tablets up to 3 years of software support to get.
Read all the test results of the Xiaomi Pad 5.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 (€199 for 32GB; €229 for 64GB)
Specifications: 10.5” screen, 32 GB or 64 GB internal memory, SD card slot
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 with Android 11 is a good choice for unclaimed user that one cheap tablet under 300 euros.
It is one of the most user friendly tablets in its category, it is extremely portable and therefore easy to carry.
The tablet is available with a storage capacity of 32 GB or 64 GB. Considering the small price difference, the model with more storage capacity is definitely more interesting. You can also expand the capacity with an SD card.
The 10.5″ touch screen of this tablet answers very precisely and immediately. With a resolution of 1200 x 1920 px and 216 dpi, the screen is not bad, but it is not the best on the market.
In front of the manufacture of photos thereafter we recommend this model not on due to its poor front and rear camera. It is also not possible to connect the tablet to your TV via the USB-C connection, because Samsung blocks this with entry-level models.
See all test results of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021.
4. Lenovo Tab P11 64 GB (€210)
Specifications: 11.2” screen, 64 GB internal memory, SD card slot
Are you looking for one cheaper and user-friendly tablet with a good screen quality, which is something more demanding tasks can handle, then the Lenovo Tab P11 is a must. If desired, you can expand the storage capacity of 64 GB with an SD card.
The battery life is also very good. After half an hour of charging, you can use the tablet for more than two hours.
The Android 12 tablet has a OLED touchscreen of 11.2” that reacts very precisely and immediately. With a resolution of 1200 x 2000 px and thus 213 dpi, it provides quite good screen quality. The refresh rate is 120Hz.
However, this model is not the best choice for taking pictures. The quality of both the front and rear camera is fair at best.
Discover all the test results of the Lenovo Tab P11.
5. Apple iPad Air 2022 64 GB (€650)
Specifications: 10.9” screen, 64 GB internal memory
Do you want a prize and high performance tablet which on the one hand is faster than the classic iPad and on the other hand cheaper is thereafter that iPad Pro, but do all accessories support the latter? Then the Apple iPad Air 2022 is for you.
The iPad Air 2022 (5th generation) has the same Processor like the latest iPad Pros, Apple M1which is much faster and more powerful than the previous generation, the iPad Air 2021. This provides benchmark scores comparable to the iPad Pro.
The 10.9″ LCD Display with a resolution of 1640 x 2360 is excellent, with strong natural colors and a good 3D effect. It looks like the iPad Pro, but not as bright.
That camera performance to be very good and looks similar to the iPad Pro, although the iPad Air only has one rear camera and no flash.
The sound quality is also good. Compared to the iPad Pro, this tablet has only two instead of four speakers.
Like the iPad Pro, this tablet supports Apple pencil (2nd generation) and smart keyboard.
The battery life can at most be called reasonable: during our tests the battery lasted 7 hours on WiFi and 557 minutes when playing video. In comparison, the battery with the iPad Air 2021 lasted half an hour longer on Wi-Fi and 200 minutes longer during the video test.
Discover all test results of the Apple iPad Air 2022.
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 128 GB (€850)
Specifications: 12.4” OLED screen, 128 GB internal memory, SD card slot
Do you want one large premium tablet with excellent performance, we can recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+.
The 12.4″ OLEDthe touchscreen on this easy-to-use Android X tablet is very responsive and instant. With a resolution of 1752 x 2800 px and thus 266 dpi, it provides quite good screen quality. The image refresh rate is 120Hz, which contributes to a smooth experience. Surprisingly, the display is better than its big brother Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (which suffers from a bluish undertone).
This is also a good tablet in terms of photos: you can use both the front and back cameras (which have flash). beautiful pictures to make.
The basic version has 128 GB of storage capacity, which is more than enough for normal use. In addition, you can expand the storage with an SD card.
Like other top models from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ also supports it Samsung DeX, a docking station so you can connect the tablet to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. This brings a desktop experience to a tablet and is definitely a plus.
Unlike Apple tablets, where you have to pay extra for the Apple Pencil, you get it with Samsung tablets The S-Pen is included.
This Samsung Galaxy Tab S also gets 5 years of security updates and software updates for 4 years, which is longer than other Android tablets.
Read all test results of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+.
7. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (€1000)
Specifications: 13″ screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal memory
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is a good device if you want the best of both worlds: a tablet and laptop in one which supports all Windows applications.
This Windows tablet has a LCDtouch screen that reacts very precisely and immediately. With a resolution of 1920 x 2880 px and thus 267 dpi, it provides quite good screen quality. The image refresh rate is 120Hz, which contributes to a smooth experience.
You can beautiful pictures experience even though the rear camera does not have a flash.
Despite his big size this tablet is easier to carry around than some smaller models.
The base version has 128GB of storage capacity, but that’s on the low side for a Windows tablet. Surface Pro 8 has the unique option of SSD on to replace of an instance with greater storage capacity. Although it is not that easy for a basic user.
The basic version has 8 GB of RAMwhat is good for easier use. If you want to use heavy programs every day, we recommend 16 GB. Remember that this tablet is not made to work 8 hours a day.
Important to know: As with other Windows tablets, no keyboard or stylus included. Expect a price of at least €150 to buy this accessory.
Discover all the test results of the Microsoft Surface Pro 8.