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Tablets review


More than 40 tablets were tested in the CHOICE labs, including models from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and more.

Last updated: 29th December 2014

Whether you’re jumping into tablets for the first time or looking to upgrade your mobile device, this test will help you pick the best one for your needs.

To help you make the right choice, we look at which tablets:

  • are the easiest to use
  • offer the best sound and picture quality
  • have the longest battery life
  • and much more.
  • Brands and models tested

    • Acer Iconia A1-830
    • Acer Iconia W3-810
    • Acer Iconia W4-820
    • Acer Iconia W510
    • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013
    • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
    • Amazon Kindle HDX 8.9
    • Apple iPad Air
    • Apple iPad Air 2
    • Apple iPad Mini 2
    • Apple iPad Mini 3
    • Apple iPad Retina
    • Archos 70 Cobalt
    • Archos 79 Platinum
    • Archos 97b Platinum HD
    • Asus Fonepad
    • Asus Fonepad 7
    • Asus Google Nexus 7
    • Asus Memo Pad FHD 10
    • Asus Memo Pad HD 7
    • Asus Transformer Book T100T
    • Dell Venue 8 Pro
    • Google Nexus 7 2
    • Google Nexus 7 II
    • HP 8 1401es
    • HP Omni 10
    • HP Slate 8 Pro
    • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
    • Lenovo S6000
    • Microsoft Surface 2
    • Microsoft Surface 3 Pro
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    • Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
    • Samsung Google Nexus 10
    • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
    • Sony Xperia Z2
    • Toshiba Encore2 WT10-A-102
    • Toshiba Excite Pro AT10LE-A-108

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Criteria

We tested 47 products against 55 criteria - these are the top criteria according to our experts.

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