Digital Investments: The Best of Tablets
Browse through the latest tablets in the market, reviewed by ANIKET PANDE from BlazeTechnica.
Work from home, online classes, and the aesthetic of working purely digitally has led many to consider adding tablets to their electronic shelf. The options available however, can leave anyone dizzy with confusion. We review the best of tablets in every price segment.
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Features: The first tablet from Realme is well budgeted, given its provisions. The tablet supports a 10.4-inch Full HD IPS LCD screen and comes equipped with quad speakers for Dolby Atmos. It has some options – one can choose WiFi only or Cellular. Storage can be 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB, along with RAM options. The processor used is theMediatek Helio G80, making the tablet able to handle everyday tasks as well as casual gaming. With an 8 MP rear camera and another 8 MP front camera, it is capable of shooting videos at 1080p 30fps. The tablet has a battery capacity of 7100 mAh and supports 18W fast charging.
Price: Starting at INR 13,999USP: If you are looking for a great media consumption experience within a budgeted price, the Realme Pad is the best pick.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
Features: This tablet comes with a 10.4-inch Full HD TFT LCD screen along with quad speaked for a stereo experience. It comes in 3/32 GB and 3/64 GB storage, with RAM options and has two variants – WiFi only and LTE. Powering this tablet is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, which can handle everyday tasks with ease. There are two cameras, an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, enabling recording of videos upto 1080p 30 fps. The battery capacity is at 7040 mAh and has support for 15W fast charging.
Price: Starting at INR 17,999
USP: For someone looking for a budget tablet from a tier 1 brand, Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is the right choice.
iPad (9th Generation)
Features: iPads have always been the best option in tablets due to the great software experience, making it a product that gives the most value for money. Apple’s recent launch of the 9th-generation iPad brings some minor improvements to the previous model. It comes with two storage options – 64 GB and 256 GB – along with options for WiFi only or Cellular. Similar in design to the previous iPads, the latest display is a 10.2-inch Retina screen with two speakers and support for the 1st-generation Apple Pencil. Powering this iPad is Apple’s A13 Bionic processor which can deliver some great performance. This tablet comes with an 8 MP rear and 12 MP ultra-wide front camera which can record videos up to 1080p 60fps.
Price: Starting at INR 30,900
USP: Well-featured, this tablet provides a great performance and software experience at its price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
Features: Yet another Samsung pick, this tablet may be higher in price but comes well-equipped for professionals. The display is an admirable 12.4-inch TFT LCD screen with full HD resolution. The stereo speakers are tuned by AKG, providing a great sound quality and audio experience. Storage options are 4/64 GB and 6/128 GB with RAM options, along with provisions for both WiFi only and Cellular. Powering this tablet is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor, usually found in some mid-range smartphones, thereby offering sustainable performance. Tab S7 FE also brings some Samsung specific software features like the Samsung Dex which provides a small laptop like experience. It comes with an 8 MP rear and a 5 MP front camera which can record videos up to 1080p 30fps. Battery capacity is at 10090 mAh, with support for 45W fast charging.
Price: Starting at INR 41,999
USP: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE comes with a S Pen inside, which is handy for all professionals, aiding tasks from note taking to sketching.
iPad Air (4th Generation)
Features: Another powerful tablet, the iPad Air comes with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina (IPS LCD) display with a full HD resolution, along with stereo speakers. It comes in two storage variants – 64 GB and 256 GB – with both WiFi only and Cellular options. This iPad uses Apple’s A14 Bionic processor, which is the same as found in the iPhone 12 series. The new iPad Air is compatible with 2nd-generation Apple Pencil. It comes with a 12 MP rear camera which can record videos in 4k 60fps and a 7 MP front camera which can record videos up to 1080p 60 fps. The battery capacity on this iPad is 7606 mAh.
Price: Starting at INR 50,900
USP: For someone looking for a tablet with the best performance in this price range, the iPad Air 4th Generation is currently the best option.