Best tablets of 2021

26 December 2021
The revived demand for tablets brought a renaissance to the once overlooked segment.

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  • Kishor

Lenovo Tablet worst tablet I bought lenovo ideapad D330 Rs 22k and it's gone bad in just 20 days plus lenovo customers service is horrible ..after 18 months it's still not working even after 3 time repair the problem is not solved..my money gone in water so think twice before buy lenovo items

Anonymous, 26 Dec 2021Funny how you named weird stuff like the realme pad or Mate... moreSelling anything with bezels like that should be illegal. Imagine trying to watch a movie or youtube on it.

"even more impressively Apple gave in and replaced its legacy Lighting connector with the far more capable USB Type-C one" - how is that impressive? Regulators forced them to, and they fought it HARD.

The Samsung S5e is still excellent if you can find one or the S6!

  • ZFromhell

The fire hd 10 2021 for 79 Euro/Dollar is also worth mentioning. Bought one these days. It's not an iPad (got one), but for 80 bucks it's a great tablet. Installing the playstore took me 5 minutes. With the firetool box you can also remove the advertisement.

iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)

Objectively speaking Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) can be viewed as the best tablet money can buy. Awwww man Cmon this is silly. Since apple doesnt support anything which havent apple brand sticker on it this cant be true.
Every half baked android device could and should be way better just because it will work with anything else. This bigger apple tablet is nothing just an oversized phone working the same way like apple phones and still not cooperating without anything not related to apple.

And as we all known from 7 and half billion of people worldwide not even 15% can afford apple products because they are too costly for no damn reason.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

What the M1 iPad Pro 12.9 is to Apple’s ecosystem, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is to the Android world. It’s Samsung’s largest screen flagship tablet to date and it brings all the features you could ever want.
Well to be honest premium or not its way too much costly many Lenovo or Xiaomi products maybe werent feel same premium way but does equal or better job and with a 30-50% less in price. Said fact. On whole world is just small % of people which can afford 1000+ bucks tablet and many other companies can prove a lot better solution for a vevry charming and affordable price.


Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6

We’ve already brushed over what tablet to get if you’re team Apple or rely more heavily on Google’s services but there’s also a third camp with Huawei and MatePad Pro 12.6 is the ultimate slate in that direction. The question is can you live with HarmonyOS and its limitations?
Like with the apple and their so called best product. It also doesnt work with anything else which is not related to apple. This is the litterary same.
But when comes to buildquality Huawei did a lot better work and most apps perfectly working. By the way who needs a google if it can have Harmony.
Anything where USA cant spy on you is a win win software and OS. Said facts.


Honorable mention - Lenovo Yoga Tab 13

An Android tablet that can double as a portable monitor - that’s something you don’t see every day. Lenovo’s Yoga Tab 13 is one of the more unique tablets to come out this year and it’s all about that large screen experience. You get a 13” LTPS LCD panel with 2,160 x 1,350 px resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio but the magic happens in its barrel-shaped bottom with a USB-C on one side and a micro-HDMI port on the other.
You also get a kickstand/handle and the back of the device is coated with Alcantara so it doesn’t move around if laid flat. But it’s not just an external monitor, Yoga Pad 13 is a high-end tablet on its own with a Snapdragon 870 chipset 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. There’s a 10,200 mAh battery which is rated at over 12 hours of video playback or 8.5 hours of working in display mode. It runs regular Android 11 and supports an optional pressure-sensitive stylus.

To my honest opinion Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 its a best tablet ever made for now.
Not that costly and with flagship specs it have everything ohers dont have and dont comes with Apple or Samsung bloatware which as we know slows down your device and eats up your battery.

Elias, 26 Dec 2021I am wondering where is surface???!!! Aren't those con... moreThe Surface Pro/Go is a 2-in-1 PC first; tablet second.

The only tablet on this list that comes close is the S7+ and by a hairbreadth the iPad Pro (because of the M1 and iPad-exclusive creative software).

  • Anonymous

Elias, 26 Dec 2021I am wondering where is surface???!!! Aren't those con... moreDetaching a screen from the keyboard is not what it takes to have a tablet. You also need a tablet os and dedicated apps that surface lacks.

Lugia4k, 26 Dec 2021I bought the iPad 10.2 9th generation over the xiaomi pad, ... moreyou do realise that IPAD 9 doesnt have a laminated screen? in 2021. 80 euros tablets have that. and most people dont care about software support, you get a normal user a tab with android 6 and 1 with android 12, and he will not care, or tell you witch one is what.

xiaomi pad 5 competes with ipad air, and he will win that battle. against ipad 9 its really obvios: nicer screen/2021 form factor/better speakers/enough power. and at least in my country you can get xiaomi 100 euro less then ipad 9, not even speaking about the air.

Lugia4k, 26 Dec 2021I bought the iPad 10.2 9th generation over the xiaomi pad, ... moreI've found that a lot of folks don't give a hoot about software provided they're getting a bargain.

Hell, they'll accept some baffling corner-cutting if you could make out the overall package to be some type of grand deal.

The Xiaomi Pad does not have GPS. What sort of device in 2021/2022 has no GPS, GLONASS, Beidou. I simply can't wrap my head around it.

The software is a deal-breaker for me as well, but I can understand why those who want to use it as an entertainment device wouldn't particularly care about software performance when their use case exclusively revolves around streaming movies, web surfing, or reading books.

  • Lugia4k

I bought the iPad 10.2 9th generation over the xiaomi pad, and even though I agree the pad has better screen, speakers, double the ram and storage the software experience on IOS is much better than miui on tablet factor.

So I really don't understand why you are praising the pad 5 with mediocre software and 2 to 3 years of updates while you can get the iPad for the same price or lower with better longevity. Both deserve to be on the list.

Realme pad? Lol, if you have some problem with the tablet nobody is going to help you, community is near zero.

  • Elias

I am wondering where is surface???!!! Aren't those consider as tablet?

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro seems as the best offering right now but availability is very limited right now and no LTE option for US. For the base 6/128 GB WiFi only US 630$ price is rather good.
It could probably be obtained even cheaper for development purposes and such.
https://9to5google.com/2021/12/21/android-12l-lenovo-p12-pro/

  • Anonymous

Funny how you named weird stuff like the realme pad or MatePad but forgot the currently best-value, best-selling tablet this year: iPad 9

  • Anonymous

A proud owner of tab S7 plus 🙂

  • Gnusmag

You actually picked the Realme Pad over the 4GB ram, sd662, $180 priced Lenovo P11? The Lenovo is the best value in the market right now.

  • Skyline3000

No Lenovo P12 Pro?

Shellyman Studios, 26 Dec 2021Yeah, the P12 Pro seems like a solid tablet, I've hear... moreApparently it's not quite as good as the Tab S7+; but very good none the less, and at a cheaper price.

Glad that Surface is not included here, Surface is above all of these things and Surface is a pc

James.D, 26 Dec 2021Why is the Tab S7 FE here, and not the Tab S7? The Tab S7 i... moreYeah, the P12 Pro seems like a solid tablet, I've heard good things about it.