TabletPCReview keeps track of the models our readers are most interested in. Below you’ll find the Top 10 for the month of May, which includes most of the best tablets of 2015.
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – (Previously #2) The largest model in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series has a 10.1-inch 1280×800 screen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1.5 GB of RAM to run Android 4.4 KitKat. It has 16GB of built-in storage, and a microSD slots can add up to 64GB more. This device also has a 5MP rear camera as well as a 2MP front-facing one. Read a Review.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 – (New) This full-size tablet has a 9.7-inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 1024 x 768 resolution, which results in a low pixel density. The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, with 1.5GB of RAM. There is 16 GB of built-in storage and microSD slot. Read a Review
3. Lenovo A10-70 – (Previously #3) The A10-70 has a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 by 800 resolution, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat on a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor. There are versions with 16GB and 32GB of storage, both of which have microSD slots with support for 32GB cards.Unlike most tablets, this device also has a pair of front-facing speakers. Read a Review
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – (Returning) This mid-range model runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and has 3 GB of RAM. There are versions with 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card slot. The highlight of this tablet is its 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display at a 2560 x 1600 resolution, plus there”s an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing one. There are both WiFi-only and LTE-enabled versions. Read a Review
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – (Previously #4) The 7-inch and 8-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 4 are nearly identical. Irrespective of screen size, they both come with a screen resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, and use a quad-core 1.2GHz processor to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layered on top. They have microSD slots to run cards up to 32GB in size. Read a Review
6. Microsoft Surface 3 – (Previously #1) This is a smaller, more affordable version of the Surface Pro 3. It runs Windows 8.1 on an Intel Atom processor, with a 10.8-inch 1920 x 1280 display and a starting price of $499. The Surface 3 includes a kickstand, microSD card slot, and dual cameras. Read a Review
7. E FUN Nextbook 8 – (Previously #8) The 2014 version of the Nextbook 8 (2014) is a mid-size tablet from E FUN that’s available for under $100 from Walmart and other retailers. This device has a 7.85-inch, 1024 x 768, 4:3 display. It runs Android 4.2 on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, has 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot is there to add more capacity. Read a Review
8. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 – (Previously #10) The Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s biggest selling point is its AMOLED display, a rarity on tablets. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat in a Samsung Exynos processor, with 3GB RAM. The device’s 8.4-inch screen has a 1600 x 2560 resolution, leading to 360ppi pixel density. Read a Review
8. Asus MeMO Pad 8 (2014) – (Previously #6) This device looks smaller than it actually is, thanks to its build. The design is optimized to make the most of the space, fitting an 8-inch screen into an 8.3-inch plastic body. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, while the Intel Atom 73745 “Bay Trail” processor is listed at 1.33 GHz, but can run up to 1.86 GHz for short periods of time. There’s just 1 GB of RAM. Read a Review
10. Toshiba Encore Mini – (Returning) Although it is available for under $100, this device runs the full version of Windows 8.1 on an Intel Atom processor. It has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, and comes equipped with 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. Read a Review
This report is compiled based on the number of times someone reads a review of any device on TabletPCReview. This means the list doesn’t indicate what tablets people are buying, but rather the ones they are interested in learning more about. It covers June 1 to June 30.
Dropping out of the Top 10 list from last month are the:
Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70– (Previously #5)
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 AnyPen with Windows– (Previously #7)
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 and Tablet 2 Pro – (Previously #9)