10 best Android tablets in the world

Anti-iPad? Then have we got 10 slates for you!

10 best Android tablets in the world

Our list of the best Android tablets in the world - regularly updated

If you're looking for a tablet and don't fancy an iPad, then Android is currently the way to go.

There are other options out there with Windows 10 tablets such as the Surface Pro 3 - but Android Lollipop remains the main rival to the iOS 9 toting iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4.

Some Android tablets have 10-inch screens, others seven, some land somewhere in between and a handful even push the boundaries past 10 inches. There are big differences in battery life, processing power, RAM and price.

We've gathered together the best the Android tablet market has to offer, so read on to see which Google-powered slates you should be considering.

Amazon Fire HD 6

10. Amazon Fire HD 6

Small enough to be smartphone, it packs a punch

Weight: 290g | Dimensions: 169mm x 103mm x 10.7mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 6-inch | Resolution: 1280x800 | CPU: Quad-core | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 8/16GB | Battery: value | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: VGA

Compact size
Sharp screen
A bit too chunky
Awful cameras

The Fire HD 6 is one of the most enticing tablets to come from Amazon, mixing efficient integration with the Prime services and a compact footprint that makes it easy to drop in your bag.

It's no tablet king, but it does what it sets out to well, and considering its price tag the Amazon Fire HD 6 is difficult to knock.

The cameras are worth avoiding, and the built in speakers aren't great, but as long as you can get over Amazon's slightly restrictive Fire OS and the lack of Google's services then the HD 6 is a perfect pocket slate.

Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 6

EE Harrier Tab

9. EE Harrier Tab

4G internet on the go, on a budget

Weight: value | Dimensions: value | OS: value | Screen size: value | Resolution: value | CPU: value | RAM: value | Storage: value | Battery: value | Rear camera: value | Front camera: value

4G mobile internet
Decent price
Poor cameras
Mediocre battery life

A decent price, good screen and solid design make the EE Harrier Tab a respectable budget 4G tablet.

The cameras are pretty dreadful and the battery life pedestrian, but by essentially nailing the basics, the EE Harrier Tab is great to use 98% of the time.

Read the full review: EE Harrier Tab

Hudl 2

8. Tesco Hudl 2

It's really cheap, but it's really rather nice

Weight: 410g | Dimensions: 224 x 128 x 9.14 | OS: Android 4.4.2 | Screen size: 8.3-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1200 | CPU: Quad-core 1.83GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 5710mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 1.2MP

Great value for money
Decent HD screen
Poor battery life
Tesco launcher sluggish

The inevitable follow-up to the excellent Hudl is just as good. At £99 the Hudl 2 combines similarly great value for money with a larger, higher resolution 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

The Tesco Hudl 2 isn't a top tier slate, but it's excellent value for money and well specced enough that you shouldn't find yourself wishing you'd spent more.

Read the full review: Tesco Hudl 2

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12 2

7. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Samsung throws everything into the fledgling maxi-tablet category

Weight: 753g | Dimensions: 295.6 x 204 x 8mm | OS: Android 4.4 | Screen size: 12.2-inches |Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Quad-core 2.3GHz | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery:9500mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Large, bright screen
Improved Samsung UI
Creaky build quality
Unwieldy form factor

Sometimes bigger can be better - and Samsung will certainly be hoping that's the case with the huge Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 which sports a - yup you've guessed it - 12.2-inch display.

As you'll see from the name, this slate falls into Samsung's "Note" series, which means it comes equipped with an S Pen stylus, and with such a large canvas to work with it can be genuinely useful.

Unsurprisingly the Note Pro 12.2 isn't a small tablet, so it's not something you'll be carry around with you everyday, but with a meaty octa-core (yes, eight!) processor, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat OS it's a serious powerhouse capable of some very heavy lifting.

Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Best Android tablets

6. Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+

A Lenovo tablet that can do a little bit of yoga

Weight: 615g | Dimensions: 261 x 180 x 8.1mm | OS: Android 4.3 | Screen size: 10.1-inch |Resolution: 1200 x 1920 | CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery:9000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.6MP

Excellent battery life
Good quality screen
Battery cylinder gets in way
Heavy and bulky

Lenovo's Yoga tablets took a little time to get off the ground, but the Chinese company has really upped the quality in these flexible slates.

The bulbous cylinder at one end of the tablet holds a massive 9,000mAh battery and also houses a small kickstand. It means you can position the Yoga at almost any angle, which is great for watching movies.

The 1920 x 1200 pixel screen resolution is rather nice, has plenty of brightness and is a major upgrade on the old model. Similarly, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with four cores all clocked at 1.6GHz is also a serious upgrade from the weak processor used last time.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+