Choosing an Android Tablet

The world of technology has brought us a tablet fad making portability and means of entertainment a lot easier. The major competitors in the tablet market, apart from cheap notebooks, are Android and Apple and both have their own pros and cons.

[adsense] Once you have decided to purchase an Android tablet, rather then Apple, further many options will boggle you into choosing the best one for you. There is a wide range of choices available with great variation in price and feature as well as manufacturers. Android is an open source software and can be used by any tablet manufacturer who are also allowed to tweak and modify certain aspects to add their own differences; making each tablet different then another.

Know Your Needs

Before browsing tablets it is important to note down what exactly you want to do with it, what do you expect out of it? Things you need to ponder upon here include how much portability you expect, are you buying a tablet as a cheap laptop replacement, is it mostly for reading, playing games, taking pictures or you also wish to watch movies and videos on it.


The type of manufacturer and their brand is an important consideration and reputation must be well researched before purchase as some are not reliable enough while some are not fast enough to update their Android software. Samsung is a very famous tablet brand but Asus and Motorola are faster in updates.

Screen Size

Android tablets are in a range of sizes from small, medium and large, sized are measured diagonally from one corner to another.

Small tablets are 5 to 7 inches and are very handy and light, easily fitting in pockets and pockets. These are great for you if you wish to travel everywhere along with your tablet or listen to music while jogging. Their battery life will be low but they will also be cheap.

Medium sized tablets are 9 to 10 inches with larger screens making gaming and movie experience much better than smaller ones especially due to better screen resolution. Even some people prefer reading EBooks on these due to larger text and no need to continuously switch pages. Browsing is also more interesting but they are a little pricier.

Large sized tablets are 10 inches or above and not very common as yet but many hybrid tablets are falling into this size. These are of course highly expensive but prove to be excellent for entertainment purposes. They have much faster processors and can easily replace your laptop.


Few tablets come with a micro SD card which makes storage easier but usually they come in various storage capacities ranging from: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. As storage capacity increases price does too, but if the tablet does not support an SD card there is no way to increase the storage on you tablet at a later point. For low usage low storage is enough and 256GB is rare but only required for professional gaming.

Author Bio: Serven Works for an online site selling cheap refurbished laptops and cheap notebooks while takes special interest in app development and writing tablet related articles. He also writes about cool laptop cases.

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