Holiday Gift Guide 2015 - 2016: Top 10 Best Android Tablets

The tablet market is always one which is said to be shrinking with less adopters picking up tablets each year. However, you would not guess this by the number of great options that are currently available for those looking for a new tablet. The other benefit of the current market is that there are some really great deals to be had on tablets. If you are in the market for a new tablet, then here are ten options that you should definitely be thinking about.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

Starting off today's list is the Fire HD 10 from Amazon. The Fire range of tablets have always been good sellers and for good reason. As well as some decent hardware, you also gain access to the Amazon ecosystem and services. Even better with a prime membership. In terms of the specs, we are looking at a 10.1" HD display, 2GB RAM, 16 (or 32GB) storage and a 1.5 GHz processor.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8


As with most electronics, you can't go too wrong with a Samsung product and in the tablet world, the Galaxy Tab S2 8 is a great option to go with. This is an 8-inch tablet which comes with a 2048 x 1536 resolution. Inside, we are looking at 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and powered by a Octa-core processor. Great performing tablet for the money.

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Up next is a solid and reliable tablet from Sony. This is the Xperia Z4 Tablet and a popular option among users.. This one comes sporting a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display along with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. Inside, there is 3GB RAM on offer, along with 32GB storage and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor.

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Google Nexus 9 Tablet

If you are after the full stock Android experience, then you cannot do better than Google's Nexus 9. This is the current Nexus tablet and comes sporting an 8.9-inch IPS LCD TFT display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution. Inside, there is 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and the device comes powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Not forgetting, this one is already running the latest version of Android, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

If you are more of a gamer and looking for a tablet which can offer you a better gaming experience, then it is worth checking out the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This is not the newest tablet on the list, but an ideal option for gamers thanks to NVIDIA's influence. In terms of the specs, we are looking at an 8-inch display, 2GB RAM and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

Moving on and next we have the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro from Lenovo. This is another popular option thanks to its more unique form factor and its ability to be used in a variety of ways and positions. Although, this is the largest of the Yoga Tab series as this one comes with a big 13.3-inch display. Inside, there is 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and everything comes powered by an Intel (Z3745) octa-core processor.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

For those looking to make the best of both worlds (tablets and laptops) then you won't find much better than the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft. Thanks to the ability to connect a keyboard with ease, this one can assimilate the laptop experience. Equally so, this one can be used in a standalone form and as a tablet. In terms of the specs, this one comes with a 12.3-inch display with a 2736 x 1824 resolution. Inside, there is 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and everything comes powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.

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Apple iPad Air 2

Apple's tablets are always popular options and if that is what you are after, then it is worth going for the iPad Air 2. This one comes equipped with a 10-inch Retina Display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution. While inside, the iPad Air 2 comes packing 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and powered by a 1.5 GHz processor. Reliable performing tablet for those looking for an iOS option.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet

The Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet remains to be a popular option among tablet buyers and especially for business users, thanks to its solid construction and build. In terms of the specs this one comes with an 8.4-inch display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. Inside, there is 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and this one comes powered by an Intel Atom (Z3580) processor

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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

Closing out the list today is not the best tablet, nor one which comes with the fastest processor, the clearest resolution or even any unique features. But what this one does come with is a rock-bottom price tag, as this is Amazon's newly released $49 tablet. In terms of the specs, this one comes with a 7-inch display with a 1024 x 600 resolution, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and powered by a quad-core processor. Great option for the price.

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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]
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