We haven’t really seen a whole lot of high-end tablets running Android this year. It seems that most OEMs aside from ASUS and Samsung have given up on the tablet side of things. However, we have seen some pretty awesome tablets come out this year, which made it difficult for us to pick a winner, and a runner up this year, but we did it. Let’s have a look at our winner and runner up, you might be a bit surprised here. To say the least.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a great tablet, aside from the gold trim that I’m not a fan of, I love just about everything about it. It has a 2560×1600 resolution AMOLED display, that was the big selling point of the Galaxy Tab S this year. As every other Samsung tablet has been just a LCD and the only other AMOLED tablet from Samsung was the original Galaxy Tab 7 about 4 years ago, and it was definitely not a 2560×1600 panel back then. It also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, so it’s a beast! It’s also available in both 10.5 and 8.4 inch sizes.
Runner Up: Nexus 9
The Nexus 9 came out with mixed reviews. I know when the press got their review units there were a few that had issues with buttons and stuff like that. But overall it’s a great tablet from HTC. And HTC hasn’t had a tablet in quite a while. Anyone remember the Jetstream or the Flyer? Yeah? The Nexus 9 is a bit pricey, but still packs a punch with the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor inside, and is a 64-bit device running on Lollipop which definitely makes some people happy out there.
- Lenovo Yoga 2
- Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
- ASUS Padfone X