Tablets that take sim card: The Best Tablets With 5G, 4G LTE & SIM Card Slot

The Best Tablets With 5G, 4G LTE & SIM Card Slot

Which are the best tablets with 5G, LTE and SIM card slots? Many manufacturers launch their tablets in a pure Wi-Fi version, but also with Wi-Fi and 5G or LTE support. However, this is not always the case but can vary depending on the manufacturer and tablet. If you want to use your new tablet for mobile internet access, you have to make sure that you choose one with a SIM card slot. Otherwise, you will search long and in vain for the right slot.

Well, in this best list I have only listed tablets that are also offered with 5G or LTE and space for a SIM card. I have been testing tablets since 2008 and have listed the best tablets with mobile internet support that you can buy right now. They are my review winners – I have linked the test reports in each case. You can read all my reviews here.

I have sorted the tablets according to price and performance. At the top are the most powerful, but they are also expensive. Further down you will find cheaper options. In their price class, I can recommend all tablets listed here.

Best tablets with 5G or LTE: An overview

Here is a quick overview of my recommendations.

  • Best tablet with 5G: Apple iPad Pro (at Amazon*). The Apple iPad Pro is the best tablet on the market and thus also the best tablet with 5G since Apple offers corresponding models. You can get the Pro with an 11-inch or 12.9-inch display, as well as with the powerful Apple M2 chipset and numerous premium features.
  • Best Android tablet with 5G: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series (on Amazon*). The three Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 tablets are the best Android tablets of the year and you can get all three models with built-in 5G. You can choose between the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S8, the 12.4-inch S8+, and the 14.6-inch Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. All three feature powerful hardware and come with an excellent S Pen stylus.
  • Best iPad Pro alternative with 5G: Apple iPad Air (on Amazon*). I consider the iPad Air to be the best alternative to the 11-inch iPad Pro. It offers the same basic design, the very powerful Apple M1 processor, and a similar 10.9-inch display that only supports 60Hz. You can also get the Air with 5G if you want.
  • Best 8-inch tablet with 5G: Apple iPad Mini (on Amazon*). The Apple iPad Mini is the best 8-inch tablet with 5G built-in. It is not only more powerful than any Android tablet of this size, but also offers a high-quality build, Apple Pencil 2 support, a chic display, and with iPadOS up-to-date software with long updates.
  • Cheaper S8+ alternative: Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (on Amazon*). If the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ are too expensive for you, you can take a look at the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro. This is also a premium tablet, but a slightly slimmed-down one that is often a good deal cheaper. We still get a fancy 12-inch display, a stylus is included, and the keyboard is particularly well-implemented. The Tab P12 Pro is also offered with 5G as an option.
  • Mid-range iPad with 5G and LTE: Apple iPad 10 (on Amazon*). The Apple iPad 10 is similar to the iPad Air in many aspects, but it is a bit cheaper and weaker. Apple also offers this tablet in a version with 5G and LTE. We get a high-quality design, a pretty display and powerful hardware.
  • Best 12-inch mid-range tablet with 5G: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (on Amazon*). The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is the best 12-inch mid-range tablet with a 5G option. It is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Tab S8+, but also significantly weaker in almost every aspect. Nevertheless, the S Pen is included, the design is nice, it should get updates for a long time, and the price/performance ratio is very good.
  • Cheapest iPad with 5G: Apple iPad 9 (on Amazon*). In my opinion, the Apple iPad 9 is the best 10-inch mid-range tablet on the market. It offers a very powerful processor, a chic display, a high-quality metal case, as well as iPadOS and long updates. The only regret is that the screen is not laminated. You can also get the iPad 9 with 5G.
  • Best 10-inch mid-range tablet with Android and LTE: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022 (on Amazon*). I consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022 to be the best 10-inch mid-range tablet with Android that you can also get with LTE. You can consider it a smaller version of the S7 FE – with a solid configuration, the S Pen is included, but many premium features are missing.
  • The best cheap tablet with LTE: Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (on Amazon*). The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is the cheapest 10-inch tablet with LTE that I can currently recommend. It is an entry-level device on which no active pen works and whose performance and display are only sufficient. But it is mainly good enough as a simple media tablet.
  • Best 8-inch Android tablet with LTE: realme Pad mini (on Amazon*). The realme Pad mini is an 8-inch Android tablet that you can also get with LTE. It is quite inexpensive but offers a sufficient display and a good enough performance for the price. While it is significantly weaker than the iPad Mini, there is currently no new high-quality 8-inch Android tablet.

Best tablets with 5G or LTE: All details

Let’s check out those devices in more detail.

Apple iPad Pro 2022: The best tablet with 5G

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I consider the two Apple iPad Pro tablets to be the best pure tablets you can currently buy. And since Apple also offers both built-in 5G and LTE, they are also the best with mobile Internet reception. It is just a pity that you cannot make calls with them. Sure, hardly anyone does that, but it is possible with many Android tablets.

You can get the iPad Pro with an 11-inch or 12.9-inch display. The only differences between the two models are the display and the size. The 11-inch model has a classic LCD screen, while the 12.9-inch model has a Liquid Retina XDR display, which has noticeably lower black levels in direct comparison. Both support 120Hz, which is nice and bright with at least 600 nits, and are fully laminated.

Each has an Apple M2 chipset under the hood, which makes them more powerful than any Android tablet on the market. And by a wide margin. Depending on the version, there are 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or even 2TB of internal storage. Games can be played at the highest graphics settings, and intensive multitasking, photo editing, and even video editing are also possible thanks to the M1.

Numerous high-quality features are built in. For example, the iPad Pro has Face ID, it supports the excellent Apple Pencil 2, and Apple sells two different keyboard covers. The casing is completely made of metal, has good cameras at the front and back, and has a LiDAR sensor. Apple’s tablets are also exciting because they get very long iPadOS updates.

Apart from the high price, I only noticed one negative point of criticism in my review. When watching a movie on the 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, a kind of blooming or glowing effect can sometimes be visible. You can read more about this in my review. However, this is hardly noticed in everyday use.

Read: My Apple iPad Pro review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series with 5G: My Android test winners

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are all available with built-in 5G. I think they are currently the best Android tablets on the market. They mainly differ in their displays. The Galaxy Tab S8 has an 11-inch LCD, while the S8+ has a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED panel, and the S8 Ultra has the same AMOLED in 14.6 inches. You could even make phone calls with the 5G versions.

What I find great about the S8 series is that we get almost every premium feature. This includes very good speakers, fingerprint readers, and very long software updates and we can choose between two different types of keyboard covers. In addition, the S Pen stylus is included in all of them and they are also great for handwritten notes and drawings thanks to the Samsung Notes app.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM and between 128GB and 512GB of internal storage provides decent performance. Games like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile can be played with the highest graphics settings. Sophisticated multitasking is also possible – even with Samsung’s DeX desktop mode.

We get thin and high-quality metal cases in each case, as well as many other features. Among them is that the displays support 120 Hz and are nice and bright with 500 nits. It is almost a shame that the 11-inch model only has an LCD instead of a Super AMOLED screen. Also, the performance is a good bit weaker than the iPad Pro.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 review

Apple iPad Air: Best iPad Pro alternative with 5G

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In my opinion, the Apple iPad Air is the best alternative to the iPad Pro if you are looking for a high-quality tablet with 5G and a SIM card slot, but want to save some money. You cannot make calls or send text messages with it, just like with the Pro. It is very similar to the 11-inch iPad Pro but is minimally smaller at 10.9 inches. This Liquid Retina display only supports 60 Hz instead of 120 Hz and is exactly 100 nits darker with 500 nits.

Inside sits the very powerful Apple M1 processor, making the Air more powerful than any Android tablet including the Galaxy Tab S8 series. It offers 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB of internal storage. Demanding games like PUBG Mobile can be played at the highest graphics settings. And if you want, you could even edit demanding 4K videos on the Air thanks to the M1 chip.

Face ID is missing, but you can unlock it with the Touch ID fingerprint reader built into the power button instead. The speakers are a bit weaker than on the Pro, but still pretty good. It is certainly suitable as an entertainment tablet. And for work as well, since it supports the same Apple Pencil 2 and Apple Magic Keyboard that work with the Pro.

The iPad Air has a high-quality metal case that is only 6.1 mm thin. I did not notice any weak points in my test – except for the price. Typically Apple, it is comparatively expensive.

Read: My Apple iPad Air review

Apple iPad Mini: Best 8-inch tablet with 5G

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The Apple iPad Mini is the best 8-inch tablet with optional 5G and LTE support. Especially for such a handy tablet, I think it is a shame that Apple does not allow us to make calls with it. Otherwise, it would be quite suitable as a cell phone replacement. Thus, it remains a cool and handy tablet that you can also use for mobile Internet access.

It is mainly exciting because of the 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, which has a high resolution of 2266 x 1488 pixels, is nice and bright with 500 nits, and supports the Apple Pencil 2. You can use it to write down handwritten notes or annotate PDFs. In my test, I noticed a jelly effect that is noticeable in some scenarios – you can read more about that in the review. However, there is no better alternative.

The Apple A15 processor provides decent performance, which makes the iPad Mini’s graphics performance in particular stronger than any Android tablet. Including the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. Thus, it is also suitable as a mobile gaming machine. I love editing photos with Adobe Lightroom on the iPad Mini because it’s so powerful and so handy at the same time.

It does not support Face ID, but it does have a fingerprint reader. There are good speakers on the sides of the metal case, we get a USB C port, and a magnetic bar for charging the Apple Pencil 2.

Read: My Apple iPad Mini review

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro: A Galaxy Tab S8+ alternative

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The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is an exciting alternative if you find the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S8+ too expensive. It is also a premium tablet with almost all premium features, but some things are slightly reduced. Lenovo also offers a version with 5G and a SIM card slot.

Here, the display is 12.6 inches and it is a Super AMOLED panel that supports 120Hz like the two rivals. The resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and it supports an active stylus called Lenovo Precision Pen 3. That one is included. The stylus works well, but not quite as well as the Samsung S Pen or Apple Pencil.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage provides decent performance. The performance is just below that of the Galaxy Tab S8+. Games like Fortnite can also be played with high graphics settings, but it can sometimes be helpful to turn the graphics down a little.

The optional keyboard cover is particularly noteworthy. It is very similar to the Book Cover Keyboard for the Galaxy Tab S8+, but it has a special feature: Bluetooth and a battery are built into the keyboard. Thus, the keyboard can not only be used connected to the tablet but also while it is disconnected. Thus, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro can stand on a table and the keyboard can sit on your lap.

Apart from that, it is a typical Android tablet. The battery life is surprisingly long, we get a metal case, a USB C port, and pretty good speakers. It is supposed to get updates until 2024 – that is great because this was a weak point of Lenovo in the past.

Read: My Lenovo Tab P12 Pro review

Apple iPad 10: Mid-range iPad with 5G and LTE

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The Apple iPad 10 is positioned between the iPad Air and iPad 9. You can also get this model with built-in 5G and LTE. Thanks to the pretty good Apple Magic Keyboard Folio, a new keyboard cover, it is also quite suitable as a work device on the road. It’s also a good entertainment tablet. The only drawbacks are the display and the Apple Pencil.

With the iPad 10, we get a 10.9-inch IPS display that is very high-resolution, renders colors nicely and has good contrast, as well as being quite bright at 500 nits. However, it’s a shame that it’s not laminated and thus an air gap is visible between the IPS panel and the touchscreen. Although most people will not notice this, it can be annoying when working with the Apple Pencil 1.

The first-generation Pencil, which has a Lightning connector, is supported. Therefore, the Pencil only works with the iPad 10 with an adapter that has to be purchased for 10 Euros. The tablet has a USB C port. Apart from that, the pen works excellently.

An Apple A14 processor provides decent performance, which is not quite as powerful as an M1 or M2, but probably snappier than any Android tablet on this list.

Read: My Apple iPad 10 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: Best mid-range tablet with 5G

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Now we come to the significantly cheaper, but also significantly weaker tablets. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a mid-range tablet that offers a 12.4-inch display despite the lower price. It is offered with 5G and you can also make calls and send SMS text messages with this version. Theoretically at least, I think hardly anyone will hold a 12-inch tablet to their ear.

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE looks like the Galaxy Tab S8+. However, it does not have a Super AMOLED display, but a classic 60 Hz LCD. The S Pen is still supported and is also included here. Thus, it is also well suited for handwritten notes because software like the Samsung Notes app is almost the same.

Compared with flagships, we have to make significant concessions in terms of performance. The 5G version of the S7 FE is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor that is supported by 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The internal storage can be 64GB or 128GB. Attention: The Wi-Fi version is equipped with a somewhat stronger Snapdragon 778G.

It is only suitable as a gaming tablet if you can live with a weaker performance. For example, you cannot select the highest graphics settings in PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, but only medium ones. Fortnite also stutters a bit here. However, normal applications, especially Office apps and Samsung Notes with the S Pen, run smoothly.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Test

Apple iPad 9: Best 10-inch mid-range tablet with 5G

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The Apple iPad 9 is not a perfect tablet, but one with a pretty good price/performance ratio. Although it is very cheap, it can keep up with flagships in many aspects. When you buy it, you can also choose a version with 5G and LTE support, which then has a SIM card slot. In typical Apple fashion, you cannot make calls with this tablet.

The most exciting thing about the iPad 9 is its performance. Due to the Apple A13 processor, it is significantly weaker than an Apple M1 or M2, but still more powerful than many Android tablets like the Galaxy Tab S7. Games can therefore be played with very high graphics settings. The RAM is comparatively low at 3GB and you can get versions with 64GB and 256GB of internal storage.

It has many premium features like a high-quality metal casing and a Touch ID fingerprint reader. You can also get an official keyboard case for the tablet. However, the design looks pretty old, the good speakers are only on one side, and we have to live with the old Lightning connector.

The display is 10.2 inches, has a nice high resolution of 2160 x 1620 pixels, and is brighter than most competitors with 500 nits. However, it is quite unfortunate that the display is not laminated. An air gap is visible between the touchscreen and the IPS panel. This can be particularly annoying when drawing with the first-generation Apple Pencil. Apart from that, it works well.

Read: My Apple iPad 9 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022: 10-inch mid-range tablet with LTE

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You can consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022 as a smaller version of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE. Many aspects are very similar. However, it only supports LTE instead of 5G, but phone calls are supported. It is also an exciting alternative to the iPad 9 if you prefer Android, an active stylus, and a laminated display.

You can write on the 10.4-inch LCD with an S Pen, which is included. Ultimately, it works just like in the S7 FE and almost exactly like on the S8. However, the display is a bit weaker and the resolution is only 2000 x 1200 pixels. Nevertheless, it looks chic, and it is also suitable as an entertainment tablet thanks to solid speakers.

The performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is just below the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, but roughly comparable. It is significantly weaker than the iPad 9. We get 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Games like Fortnite can be played decently, but only if you set the graphics settings to low. Other applications, especially the browser, YouTube, Office apps, and Samsung Notes run well, though.

We also get a metal case, and a USB C port, and overall the tablet makes a pretty good impression. However, it is not suitable if a good keyboard cover is important for you. Samsung sells two from third-party suppliers, but they are much weaker than those from the competition.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2022 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: Best budget tablet with LTE

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is the cheapest 10-inch tablet with LTE that I can currently recommend. Yes, there is a version with LTE and a SIM card slot, and you can also make calls and send text messages with it. Apart from that, however, you have to do without all the premium features of this tablet. In return, it is nicely priced.

At 10.5 inches, the display size is a bit unusual, but it has a typical FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. In a direct comparison, it is noticeably weaker than the S6 Lite and it is also a shame that the A8 does not support an active pen. Correct, the S Pen is neither included nor does it work on the tablet.

The performance is only sufficient thanks to the Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset. We get 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 128GB of internal storage. Games like PUBG Mobile can only be played on the Galaxy Tab A8 with low HD graphics. Simpler games will run, though. It is usable as a media tablet, and the four speakers are okay for that. Okay, but not good.

Due to the low price, it does not have a fingerprint reader, there is no good keyboard cover, and as mentioned, the S Pen is not supported. However, it is great that it still has a metal casing.

Read: My Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 review

realme Pad mini: Cheap 8-inch tablet with LTE

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The realme Pad mini is an inexpensive 8-inch Android tablet that you can also get with a built-in LTE and SIM card slot. It is much weaker than the iPad Mini, but unlike the iPad Mini, you can make calls with this tablet. Thus, you could theoretically also use it as a smartphone – just as a very big one.

The realme Pad mini is not perfect. The 8.7-inch display looks nice, but the resolution of 1340 x 800 pixels is pretty low. Apart from that, it is a good display and the speakers are sufficient for watching YouTube. It does not support an active pen.

I cannot recommend it as a gaming tablet due to the Unisoc T616 octa-core processor. It is supported by 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG Mobile run, but only with low graphics settings.

I liked the realme Pad mini very much in my test – at least when considering its price. I like the fact that the casing is made of metal and feels high-quality. However, it is a pity that it will probably not get any major Android updates.

Read: My realme pad mini test

Your Questions & Answers

Here are a couple of questions I get frequently with my corresponding answers.

What’s the difference between a WiFi and LTE tablet?

A normal WiFi tablet can be connected to the internet using WiFi only. But if your tablet supports LTE as well, you can connect it to the web using a cellular connection. Just like you do with your phone.

Can LTE 4G tablets connect to WiFi?

Yes. All 4G tablets can be connected to WiFi as well.

Can I use my tablet as a phone?

That depends on your tablet. Many but not all Android tablets can also be used as a phone. You’ll have to have a SIM card with a corresponding cellular contract that supports phone calls, of course. Usually, you can’t make phone calls with Windows tablets or iPads.

Can I use an LTE tablet without a SIM card?

Yes, you can do that, of course, but you won’t be able to use LTE. If you don’t insert a SIM card, you’re limited to a WiFi connection.

Can a phone SIM card be used in a tablet?

Usually, that is possible, yes. I did that in many countries and it works fine. With that being said, I had a weird experience with the people working at carrier stores in the US who said it wouldn’t work. But it did. So… it probably will work for you too.

What tablets have phone capabilities?

Most Android tablets with LTE can be used as a phone too. That’s often the case with 10-inch tablets as well. But unless it’s made to be one, it probably has no earpiece. So, you’ll have to use a headset to make phone calls.

Can you add 4G to a tablet?

No, certainly not easily. It might be possible to add 4G modules to Windows tablets if you’ve got some experience in modding laptops or so. But otherwise, it’s not possible.

Can a tablet have a data plan?

Yes, it can. Most cellular providers sell data plans specifically tailored to tablets.

Most of this article was translated by Leandro Brouschert.

11 Best Cellular Tablets With SIM Card Slot 2023

There is an abundance of tablets in the market, and every day new one is introduced. But, how do you know which one is the right one for you? Cellular tablets with SIM card slots are all-in-one gadgets that allow you to engage in countless activities. 

From reading, playing, doing your personal and professional tasks, studying, making phone calls, and also indulging in binge-watching movies and other entertainment activities, these electronic slates with SIM card slots are a perfect device for on-the-go tasks.

If you are an artist, it also allows you adequate space to let you unleash your creative juice. Tablets are a whole lot of fun handsets that you can use as both a phone and a PC/laptop.

Whether you are buying a tablet for personal recreation, that is listening to music, watching videos/movies, gaming, or browsing, or for professional purposes and office work, or for your kids’ online classes, choosing the best tablet can be a challenging affair.

It is important to select the right screen size, a good processor that allows good speed, and a battery life that can last for a long on a single charge. However, it is still not easy to find the best tablet even if you consider all these factors when you start hopping for a good tablet.

The range of tablets from companies like Apple, Samsung, and Lenovo is very impressive, and almost every season, the tablet companies introduce a new one to meet the growing demand. If you are looking for a tablet with excellent features, this post will help you find the right tablet to meet your needs and budget.

Best Cellular Tablets With SIM Card Slot 2023

If you are looking for a portable handset that you can carry anywhere and anytime for all your work, then the good news is that top-tier tablet companies have unveiled an oversupply of options for you.

Apple, Samsung, and Lenovo, all three global tech giants, are giving tough competition to each other in launching innovative tablets for their worldwide customers.

Tablets are great possessions and a companion for people these days, as they allow you to talk, text, work, and play anywhere and anytime you want. And tablet manufacturers are only looking for possibilities that can meet all your demands.

1. Apple iPad 10.9 (10th Gen.)

For the users looking for a more compact iPad that they can comfortably carry around with them and get work done, the Apple iPad 10.9 (10th Gen.) is a pretty great choice to explore.

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Featuring an all-screen design, this redesigned iPad features a more modern and intuitive design and layout.

Backed with iPad OS 16, everything you might want in a compact iPad is all available in this model without any compromise at all. It enables users to run multiple apps side-by-side and without any buffering. Also, the model is available in two storage variants – 64GB and 256GB.

As for the display, the iPad 10.9 is equipped with a 10.9” LED backlit multi-touch enabled display with IPS technology with True Tone technology with 500 nits brightness. Also, the mode runs on A14 Bionic Chip, which is always a benefit.

Coming to the cellular features, the iPad 10.9 is Wi-Fi 6 and 5G enabled for comfortable video and audio calling support.

Reasons to buy:
  • Available in multiple vibrant color options
  • Superior and responsive performance
  • Optimal cellular connectivity
Reasons to avoid:
  • Accessories are expensive
  • Higher starting price

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

Beautifully designed, Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is among the best affordable Android tablets on the market today.

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Perfectly designed for entertainment, gaming, and other personal and professional uses, the tablet comes with a sturdy body, and a sleek new design, making it appealing to the buyers.

With a wide display, a thin bezel, and high-quality speakers, Galaxy Tab A8 makes for a perfect device for media streaming.

The 10.5-inch tablet with a vibrant display of resolution 1920×1200 (WUXGA) TFT and 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM (expandable), allows you seamless connectivity, streaming movies, browsing social media, phone calls, and video chatting.

You can also experience an immersive screen with brilliant clarity and Dolby Atmos surround sound, ideal for an entertainment and cinematic setup.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 allows you to create and customize a galaxy of devices to help you work seamlessly across devices, enabling more possibilities. With premium power backup, a thin, lightweight design, and excellent storage and speed, the device can be the most ideal purchase in its price range.

Reasons to buy:
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound
  • Seamless connectivity
  • Value for money
Reasons to avoid:
  • Low internal storage

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 | S8 Plus | S8 Ultra

The ultimate S8 series of tablets with an ultra-large screen comes with an S Pen to add colors to your life.

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The S8 series of tablets from Samsung allows you to locate more with ample screen size. The tablets also feature ultra-wide cameras to capture the most beautiful moments of your life.

With multi-window workflows, the possibility of doing more in lesser time increases. All three tabs S8, S8 Plus, and S8 Ultra are a space for limitless possibilities.

Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in Graphite comes with a screen size of 14.6″, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in Silver sports a display of 12.4″, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in Pink Gold comes with an 11″ display screen. The different tablet models allow you to pick the one that perfectly suits your needs.

Backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon chip-set Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra with dual camera Super AMOLED Display, Wi-Fi 6E, battery capacity of 11,200mAh, up to 16GB (RAM) + 512GB Memory & Storage space, and 12MP + 12MP (Ultra Wide + Wide) Dual Front Camera is an ultimate pick for both personal and professional use.

Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is a next-level tablet experience. Available in Graphite, Silver, and Pink Gold color, this 12.4″ Super AMOLED Display tablet with Wi-Fi 6E (5G optional), 10,090mAh of battery support, up to 16GB (RAM) + 512GB memory and storage, and 12MP Ultra-Wide Front Camera, the device offers a PC like an experience and is an ultimate piece in its price range.

Galaxy Tab S8 is an all-in-one solution whether you are indoors or outdoors. Available in graphite, pink gold, and silver, the 11” LTPS LCD display from Samsung is handy and perfectly designed for a life on the go.

Featuring Wi-Fi 6E and supported by 8,000mAh Battery and up to 8GB (RAM) + 256GB Memory & Storage space and 12MP Ultra-Wide Front Camera, this device is a powerful tool that you can carry anywhere you want.

Qualcomm Snapdragon processor gives impressive performances and you can engage in endless entertainment. In short, all S8 tablets from Samsung are a perfect fit for your lifestyle.

Reasons to buy:
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Good RAM
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • 12MP Ultra-Wide Front Camera
  • Long battery life
Reasons to avoid:
  • Expensive

4. Apple iPad Pro (M2 Chip)

The use of tablets has revolutionized the concept of mobile workstation. Instead of having to rely on multiple devices, a single cellular tablet like the Apple iPad Pro (M2 chip) takes care of all the needs, be it work or taking calls.

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Powered by the new M2 chip, the new Apple iPad Pro promises astonishing performance with advanced displays. Users get to bask in next-gen performance with the 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU configuration in the model.

Coming to the display, the iPad Pro is equipped with a 12.9” Liquid Retina XDR display panel with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for the ultimate visuals and vivid color reproduction. It is also integrated with 1000 nits brightness, which adds to the benefits further. Alternatively, there is a smaller 11” Liquid Retina display model too.

As for the cellular aspect in this iPad, it supports Facetime audio and Facetime video enabled over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. It is a 5G-enabled model.

Reasons to buy:
  • Sleek and aesthetic design
  • Comes in two size options
  • Powerful performance with M2 chip
Reasons to avoid:
  • Quite pricey
  • Lacks certain ports and connectivity options

5.

Apple iPad mini (6th Gen.)

Apple iPad Mini 6th Gen is an excellent device with some very amazing modifications.

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This mini-sized mega-power tab is backed by the A15 Bionic chip-set and some very sturdily built features.

With its very small screen size of 8.3 inches Liquid Retina display, true tone, vivid colors and sharp text, Apple’s iPad mini 6th Gen will make many heads turn for its very appealing appearance. The all-in-one tablet is perfect for all routine tasks, gaming, entertainment, movies, and more.

The device is a class apart when it comes to photo editing and drawing. Also, it brings to you some very advanced apps, and brilliant content, and gives you a platform to let your creativity flow.

Apple’s iPad mini 6th Gen is supported by a super-fast 5G and WiFi 6 connectivity. This mini device is very powerful and is a complete package for those looking for a tablet that offers movies/music streaming multiplayer games, and an easy interface to connect to your loved ones. In short, it is a portable powerhouse.

Reasons to buy:
  • A15 Bionic chip
  • Handy and lightweight
  • Super-fast 5G and WiFi 6 connectivity
  • Liquid Retina display
Reasons to avoid:
  • Cellular model is expensive

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Launched on September 2020, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a 10.4-inch touchscreen display tablet with a resolution of 2000×1200 pixels.

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Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and supported by 3GB of RAM and up to 64MB of built-in storage (expandable up to 1TB with a microSD card), Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is among the top tablets in the market today and is grabbing buyers’ attention.

The device is perfect for those looking for immersive entertainment while on the go and allows you to do more of what you love.

Slim and stylish in design, Tab A7 with its 5MP front-facing camera allows you to swap between video calls and entertainment without any hassle, while the 8MP main camera is brilliant in capturing photos and videos with greater details.

Moreover, the Dolby Atmos surround sound allows a premium entertainment experience. The 7040mAh battery life is just a perfect one for long-hour usage.

Reasons to buy:
  • Budget friendly
  • Slim and lightweight
  • 8MP main camera
  • Good battery life
Reasons to avoid:
  • Less internal storage

7. Apple iPad Air (5th Gen.)

The iPad Air (5th generation) is a minorly upgraded version of its predecessors. However, it continues to win hearts as the best sub-flagship tablet one can buy.

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As with its previous models, Apple’s usual process to maintain powerful processors in their decently built hardware is not new.

However, in the case of the iPad Air (5th Gen), it has truly kicked off well. Along with incorporating laptop-tier silicon to the iPad Pro line, the sturdy M1 processor in Apple’s thin and lightweight body, Apple surely surprises its admirers. However, it is not that easy with any sophisticated tech product.

Supercharged by the Apple M1 chip, the 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display also features a super-fast 5G connectivity speed. Moreover, Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) also comes with a 12MP Ultra Wide front camera to offer you an excellent photography and videography experience. The Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard add more style and class to the already classy device.

Available in 5 gorgeous colors, iPad Air makes reading, drawing, writing, watching, or creating an immersive experience. The tab boasts advanced technologies like True Tone, an anti-reflective coating, and P3 wide color.

Reasons to buy:
  • Apple M1 chip
  • Super-fast 5G connectivity
  • Liquid Retina display
  • 12 MP camera
  • Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard
  • Thin and lightweight
Reasons to avoid:
  • A bit costly

8.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

The 10.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a slim, lightweight device with endless possibilities for entertainment and fun.

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The ultra-widescreen display of the tablet combined with Dolby Atmos surround sound Quad Speakers makes it a perfect tool for cinematic setup and entertainment shows.

Molded in a slim metal body, the tab offers 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM (expandable), and Wi-Fi+4G. Its front-facing camera gives you a feeling of talking to your family and friends from the same room, while on video calls. Moreover, with its super-fast processor, long battery life, and up to 64MB of built-in storage space, you will enjoy movie, music, and video streaming to the optimum level.

The 10.4-inch ultra-widescreen display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite makes stream and browse as fluid as the flow of water. The size and the lightweight make the tablet a perfect working tool to carry anywhere you go.

Reasons to buy:
  • Thin and lightweight
  • Sturdy design
  • Affordable
Reasons to avoid:
  • Less internal storage

9.

Apple iPad 10.2 (9th Gen.)

The 10.2-inch Apple iPad (9th generation) is easy to use, versatile tablet designed to help you do all things you would love to do on the tablet.

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Balancing the best price and performance in the tablet category, allows you to accomplish many tasks that can be done only on the more expensive iPad Pro. You can easily pair Apple iPad 10.2 (9th Gen.) with a Smart Keyboard or Apple Pencil.

Though the tab has a smaller screen size, poor screen quality, and is not comfortable for long hours of use, its brand name Apple makes it among the choicest tablet in its price range. The A13 Bionic chip and its excellent features make working, playing, learning, creating, and connecting faster and more effortless.

The tab has up to 256GB of storage space, stereo speakers, Touch ID for secure authentication, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The 12MP front camera and 8MP back camera enable you to capture some really good moments of your life.

Reasons to buy:
  • A13 Bionic chip
  • 256GB storage space
  • 12MP front camera
Reasons to avoid:
  • A bit costly

10. Lenovo Tab M8

Launched in August 2019, the Lenovo Tab M8 tablet is an 8-inch touchscreen display tablet with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels.

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Very handy and tech-savvy, this tablet is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor and is supported by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage space.

Backed by a battery life (5000mAh) that lasts over 12 hours of long session use, the Tab M8 by Lenovo is based on Android Pie. When it comes to optics, the tab features a 5-megapixel camera on its rear side and a 2-megapixel camera on the front, decent for capturing selfies.

The lightweight tablet weighs 305.00 grams and measures 199.10 x 121.80 x 8.15mm (height x width x thickness), making it perfect for on-the-go work. The Tab M8 was launched in two colors, iron grey, and platinum grey colors. Coming to its connectivity, the Tab M8 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and GPS.

Reasons to buy:
  • Economical tablet
  • Light and handy
Reasons to avoid:
  • 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor
  • 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras

11. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a perfect choice for those looking for an Android tablet allowing tasks more than just recreation.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE has combined the best of the flagship Tab S7 series to bring its price down for the majority of people by maintaining most of the exceptional features.

However, it comes with a less-powerful chip-set to keep the price reasonable. Therefore, it is a great option for those looking for a tablet that can manage most of the tasks at an affordable price.

Tab S7 FE offers the entire Galaxy Tab experience, allowing you to use it as an alternate workspace. It comes with an S Pen stylus, enabling writing notes, sketching, signing, scrolling, and annotating easier.

The tablet comes with a plethora of shortcuts ideal for multitasking. It is backed by a long-lasting impressive large battery with a 10,000mAh capacity. The tablet is very much more appealing than its iOS counterparts. However, don’t expect it to take the place of your laptop or PC.

Reasons to buy:
  • Within affordable range
  • Good battery
  • S Pen stylus
  • Sturdily built
  • Dual stereo speakers
Reasons to avoid:
  • Less powerful chip-set

Verdict

The tablet market had dipped ever since smartphones with big screens occupied the market. However, the pandemic gave them a new leash of life when people felt their need for various tasks.

Smartphones were not comfortable enough for several tasks, and laptops were not portable enough to move around and work, then, tablets re-emerged and were found more suitable for such tasks.

Also, people found a new love in tablets for entertainment and leisure activities too. The bigger screens of tablets allow you countless activities and also to connect to people personally and professionally.

All the tablets discussed above are from top tech companies in the world. So, little would be there any question about their quality and performance. However, every individual may have a different need to suit their personal and professional requirements.

Here is when you will need to decide which one suits you best. While Apple iPad(s) have always been true love for people for their unrivaled quality, performance, and style, they come very expensive and may not fit into everyone’s pocket.

However, if you are okay to shell off some extra amount for Apple and find iOS tablets more comfortable, then Apple tablets are the best for you. However, you may have to compromise with the screen size most of the time.

Samsung tablets are not too far behind in quality, looks, and performance. They are easier on the pocket if compared to Apple. You will find a wide range in Samsung, designed to serve all types of users. Samsung tablets are best for those comfortable with Android OS and do not want to invest a bomb on tablets. The quality and performance of Samsung tabs have never been disappointing.

Lenovo has a small market for its tablets, yet if you want a cheap, elegant-looking, and decently working tablet that can allow you to do all your work, then Lenovo can emerge as a great catch.

Material Romir and the Higher School of Economics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics presented the results of research on consumer behavior, the PLUS portal

19 June 2023, 17:13

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Research holding Romir together with the Higher School of Business of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSB) have identified key trends related to consumer behavior. The most significant trend today is the desire of Russians to save money while maintaining the high quality of goods and the standard of living in general.

The gradual recovery of the market is also a current trend: buyers demonstrate a high level of adaptability, 24% have already returned or are ready to return to their usual rhythm of life. At the same time, more and more Russians tend to trust domestic manufacturers.

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Russians remain socially optimistic: 47% of respondents expect that their financial situation will remain at the same level in the next six months, 13% expect a slight improvement, and 2% a strong improvement. 37% of respondents reported that they fear the deterioration of their financial situation to one degree or another.

A key consumer behavior strategy today is focusing on the basic shopping basket. Thus, 39% of study participants are ready to redistribute their budget in favor of the most necessary, including food. 44% of respondents are ready to give up expensive purchases and durable goods in order to save money. Of these, 87% are ready to give up purchases in the “real estate” and “jewelry” categories, 86% – in the “cars” category, 77% – in the “smartphones and tablets” category, and 69% – in the category “small household appliances”.

The key pattern of behavior of Russians is the search for the most profitable solutions when filling the basic basket. To do this, 69% switched to goods with discounts / promotions, 62% – to cheaper goods, 57% – refused certain categories of goods, 51% began to visit stores with low prices.

In the entertainment sector, a significant increase in spending was recorded – by 45% for visiting performances and musicals.

The vast majority of Russians: 60% – noted a change in the set of brands in their basket over the past year. At the same time, more and more Russians tend to trust domestic manufacturers: 73% said they would prefer a new brand with “Russian” characteristics (Russian name, design, logo), 53% said they could trust such a brand. At the same time, the generation of baby boomers: 18-24 years old, more actively than other groups, is switching to Russian-made goods.

This situation may be an incentive for Russian manufacturers: buyers are ready to change the set of familiar products in the basket and try new things, which is a favorable environment for the development of private labels (PL) of retail chains and new domestic brands. The researchers noted that the share of own brands is growing, and private labels in the shopping cart significantly increase the average bill.

The same trends were noted by Natalya Laskorina, senior brand manager for private labels at Perekrestok. She confirmed that the chain is actively developing and implementing private labels for several customer segments. A business needs to understand what kind of savings buying strategy its target group chooses today, it is important to analyze its confidence in the future and profitability.

“We observe that significant structural changes in consumer behavior are currently taking place. The share of food products in the consumer basket is growing, and this cannot but affect the change in sales of most categories of goods,” commented Inna Karaeva, Executive Director of the Romir Research Holding.

According to Tatyana Komissarova, Director of the Center for Competence Development in Marketing, Professor of Practice at the Higher School of Business at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Tatyana Komissarova: “If a consumer trusts a retailer, then this trust automatically extends to private label products of retail chains. Buyers are willing to save money by switching from one brand to another, but not at the expense of product quality. Those brands that have already managed to increase audience loyalty are now in a winning position.”

The results of the Romir study were presented during expert discussions at the GSB site. Their theme this year was New Russian Brands and Development of Private Labels (Private Labels). The round table was organized by the GSB Marketing Competence Development Center, the GSB Marketing Department and the Romir Research Holding.