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. (Don't know what an Android tablet is? Check out: what is an Android tablet?)

There are other options out there with Windows 8 tablets such as the Surface Pro 3 - but Android KitKatand Android Lollipop remain the main rivals to the iOS 8 toting iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.

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.

Hudl 2

10. 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

Tesco surprised everyone with the Hudl. Not only had the supermarket giant gone and made a tablet but it was actually pretty good and even better value.

The inevitable follow-up was less surprising, but no less good. At £129 it 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

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9. Samsung Tab Pro 10.1

The Galaxy Tab Pro middle child

Weight: 469g | Dimensions: 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.3mm | OS: Android 4.4 | Screen size: 10.1-inches |Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Quad-core 1.9GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery:8220mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Bright, hi-res screen
Powerful processor
Convoluted Magazine UX
Cheaper plastic feel

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is a tablet that offers a lot, and with the lower price could be seen as real winner in the tablet market

It's an odd paradox, where the Tab Pro 10.1 shares a lot of synergy with the likes of the Galaxy S5 in terms of design, power and screen quality yet Samsung has decided that it's OK to offer a tablet at a much lower price.

If Samsung can market the Tab Pro 10.1 right, and offer some decent deals to IT departments I can see it making waves as the tablet of choice.

Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8 4

8. Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

Weight: 331g | Dimensions: 219 x 128.5 x 7.2mm | OS: Android 4.4 | Screen size: 8.4-inches |Resolution: 1600 x 2560 pixels | CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery:4800mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Stunning display
Lightweight, nice proportion
Cheap design

A direct rival to the iPad Mini 3, the 8.4-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro sports a stunning display in a portable size with the option of LTE connectivity if you want to spend a little extra cash.

Back to the 8.4-inch display though and you're treated to an eye-popping 1600 x 2560 resolution and the Super AMOLED technology ensures colours are vibrant.

It does suffer from some poorly placed speakers, and the jury's still out on Samsung's faux leather plastic design, leaving the Tab Pro 8.4 feeling a little on the cheap side.

Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

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7. LG G Pad 8.3

LG's back in the tablet game with this strong contender

Weight: 338g | Dimensions: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm | OS: Android 4.2.2 | Screen size: 8.3-inches |Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels | CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery:4600mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 1.3MP

Strong design
Great full HD display
No 3G/4G option
Poor camera

What's this? LG in the top ten for smartphones and tablets? Could the brand be on a rebound?

Well, when you make an Android tablet with a design language like this one, perhaps it's time to quietly worry at Samsung. In place of plastic, it's got a lovely aluminium shell, and connectivity with other Android phones makes it a viable option for a wider range of users - you can receive and reply to texts direct from the G Pad 8.3.

Some might question whether the Snapdragon 600 chip is too low-power, but it allows for a sleeker design according to the Korean brand.

Read the full review: LG G Pad 8.3

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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+