The best Android tablets in the world

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

10 best Android tablets in the world

Update: We've updated this list to get you the very best of the Android tablet world - if you're against iPads, this is the list you need to be checking out.

Looking for a tablet and thinking about an Android device? Well, there are other options out there with Windows 10 tablets such as the Surface Pro 4 - but tablets running the new Marshmallow OS remainthe main rival to the iOS 9-toting iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7 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

8. Amazon Fire HD 6

Small enough to be a 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S

If you're after a tablet with a great screen... this is it

Weight: 467g | Dimensions: 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6mm | OS: Android 5.0.2 | Screen size: 10.5-inches |Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Quad-core 2.3GHz | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery:7900mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2.1MP

Excellent screen
Plenty of power
Still behind on design
Small on-board storage

The exterior design of the Tab S is nothing to write home about but it's thin and it's light and that counts for a lot when it comes to tablets. It helps the frame get out of the way of the screen, which is the real winner here.

Available in 8.4- and 10.5-inch variants, the Tab S range packs in a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front snapper and Android Lollipop.

Both tablets have fingerprint scanners for added security, but the plastic body may put a few off with Apple's slates sporting a more attractive design.

There's a new Tab series on the block, in the form of the Galaxy Tab S2, but the original S duo are still a great buy - especially now they're a little bit cheaper.

Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

6. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

Taking 'Netflix and chill' to the next level

Weight: 665g | Dimensions: 246.9 x 179.1 x 4.6mm | OS: Android 5.1.1 | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Intel Atom quad-core | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Battery: 10,200mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Integrated projector
Great audio
Heavy
Glitchy interface

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is packed full of media-focused features and sports a unique, distinctive design.

There's a built in stand to take the heft off your hands, while the integrated projector means you can enjoy big screen entertainment away from your TV, though the screen is sharp enough that you won't always feel the need to use a projector anyway.

All that tech does make it less portable than most tablets on this list and the UI could be better, but it's a fairly unique option.

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro