Best 2018 Tablets

The market for tablets on the Android operating system is flooded with suggestions from many unknown brands and manufacturers. Some of them may be a good purchase, but finding the appropriate option is not easy.

Large manufacturers continue to produce tablets on Android, although not as often as it was 2-3 years ago. If you want to buy a tablet with Android OS to watch video and reading sites, drawing or work, you have a choice - and regardless of what amount you are willing to spend.

Let's see what Android tablets can be purchased right now.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3


  • Screen 9.7 inches 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Processor SNAPDRAGON 820
  • 4/32 GB Memory, microSD
  • chambers 13 MP rear, 5 MP front
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • Fingerprint scanner


  • AMOLED screen with HDR support.
  • Elegant appearance.
  • The stylus is included in the delivery.
  • The presence of a USB-C connector.


  • Price.
  • Multitasking is not too great.
  • Due to the SAMSUNG shell, the device will slow down.

Galaxy Tab S3 is now the most advanced tablet on Android. This device is equipped with a clear superamoled-screen diagonal of 9, 7 inches, which is considered the world's first screen for a tablet supporting HDR. The device has four stereo speakers, so it is great for playing multimedia content and entertainment.

Not forgotten and familiar to Samsung Stylus S-PEN, which extends the capabilities of a great screen. The stylus is suitable for recordings, they can also draw if you can. However, in comparison with the already released Galaxy Tab Pro with a 12.2 inches screen, a new model is more compact and less convenient for drawing.

If we talk about the appearance, the device has a classic Samsung design (which, alas, is occurring less frequently) and made of glass and metal. There is a frame around the screen, but it is impressions of what the gadget looks like, does not spoil.


Appeared in 2017, Galaxy Tab S3 operates on the processor Snapdragon 821 of the first half of 2016, which is inferior to the model SNAPDRAGON 835. But despite this, from the point of view of performance, the tablet is good. Do not wine processor, which because of the Samsung branded shell on top of Android arise lags.

The storage capacity is 32 GB, the battery capacity is 6000 mAh, which provides about 7.5 hours of video viewing. The tablet can be turned into a "2 in 1" device by connecting the keyboard that is sold separately.

Huawei MediaPad M3 8


  • Screen 8.4 inches 1600 x 2560.
  • Hisilicon KIRIN 2300 MHz processor.
  • Memory 4/64 GB, microSD.
  • Cameras 8 mp in front and rear.
  • Battery 5100 mAh.
  • Fingerprint Scanner, LTE.


  • Elegant and thin design.
  • Clear screen 2K.
  • Solid Sound provided by Harman Kardon technologies.
  • Support memory card.


  • Quality Photo-video.
  • mediocre processor optimization.

MediaPad M3 is focused on multimedia and has elegant appearance. The gadget has a thin metal housing. The WQXGA screen diagonal with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 is 8.4 inches. For this size, the IPS screen has an excellent pixel density of 359 PPI, which allows you to watch video and play with pleasure. The key to the quality of playback of multimedia is stereo speakers Harman Kardon, which are surprisingly loud on the tablet.

"Under the hood" 8-nuclear processor HuaweiKIRIN, the volume of the RAM LPDDR4 type is 4 GB, which ensures high Performance (although in heavy games there may be freezes). Capacity 32/64 GB storage, you can set the memory card with a volume of up to 128 GB. Battery capacity is 5100 mAh, it provides for a long time when the screen is turned off. You can play HD video format for 7 hours.



  • Screen 9.7 inches 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Processor Snapdragon 650 1800 MHz
  • Memory 4/32 GB, microSD
  • chambers 8 mp back, 5 mp in front
  • Battery 7800 mAh
  • LTE


  • Premium design
  • Excellent screen 2K
  • Good speakers
  • Support for memory cards


  • Outdated ASUS sheath over Android
  • Slow recharging
  • Bad front chamber

At first glance, Zenpad 3S 10 tablet seems more expensive than it really is. Fully metallic design, a thin body of 5.8 mm and the ratio of the area of ​​the screen and the front surface 78% give it solidity. The IPS screen with a 9.7-inch diagonal has a resolution of 2048 x 1536. Thanks to the wonderful screen and high-quality double speakers watch the video and listen to music very comfortable.

The volume of RAM is equal to 4 GB, which for modern tablets is the standard. The 6-core processor MediaTek 8176, alas, not the most productive. Heavy games on this device will be brazed, but with simpler tasks, such as viewing sites in the browser or communication in social networks, checking email, watching video streaming HD video, the tablet copes without problems. The capacity of the battery is 5900 mAh, the tablet variants with the volume of the storage facility in 32 and 64 GB are available.

The main disadvantages of the device were its cameras and software. Of course, the tablets are not bought for the sake of the cameras, but the quality of the photo is hardly satisfied even by an unassuming user. The minus is also a custom interface ASUS. Being too oversaturated, bizarre, he seriously slows down the device. Users sometimes have to install another bootloader.

Lenovo Yoga Book


  • Screen 10.1 inches 1920 x 1200
  • Intel Atom X5-Z8550 processor
  • Memory 4/64 GB
  • Camera 8 mp back, 2 mp in front
  • Battery 8500 mAh


  • impressive design
  • Flexible assembly
  • Price, stylus and keyboard are included in the package


  • The screen is worse than on other Lenovo Tablets
  • Low Performance
  • Slow recharging

This tablet is really An interesting model. It is distinguished by the original "foldable" design - you can turn part of the tablet for 360 degrees. This is done using hinges that make it possible to easily move the screen and the keyboard relative to each other and fix them in any position. The keyboard is also unusual. It cannot be removed, it consists of capacitive buttons located on the tablet's auxiliary screen that works as a digitizer. You can put the paper sheet on the keyboard and use the included stylus, creating digital copies of records or drawings.

Despite such an impressive design, Yoga Book did not succeed in the main thing. The screen with a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 is inferior to other tablets of our Top in terms of quality. It can not be called terrible, but the density of pixels should be higher.

The device on the 4-nuclear Intel ATOM X5-Z8550 2.4 GHz processor, 4/64 GB memory configuration. The characteristics of "on paper" look good, but the performance is not the highest. The massive battery is used 8500 mAh, but here the result is worse than expected. With the on-screen screen, the tablet worked a little more than 7 hours.

Fortunately, the price of this device is not an overestimated, stylus and keyboard are sold with it than not to boast Galaxy Tab S3 and iPad Pro. If you like to draw, Yogabook will become a reliable assistant.

Who knows, maybe in 2018 we will witness the next burst of the popularity of tablets. Sony, Acer and other large companies are ready to submit their own options, Google can start producing tablets under the brand name Pixel. The Pixel C was an excellent tablet for 2015, but since then the novelties never came out.