Tablets are famous not only at surfing through the Internet and cloud files that you practice in workplace. Tablets are great at gaming. You typically play smartphone games when you want to slay some small quantity of time. But a more affluent experience can be achieved by Gaming tablets, which allows you to dive deeper into the ultimate gaming atmosphere.
For many gaming enthusiasts having a gaming tablet is a must because you cannot carry your gaming consoles, desktops or hefty laptops everywhere. Thanks to the advancement of technology you can play majority of addictive games on your gaming tablet which satisfy your brain cells.
Do you know? The most thriving and downloading stuff on Apple Store, Google Play Store and Window Store are the games.
So, gaming tablet must have a decent screen, a speedy processor and responsive screen with excellent touch.
Below is the list of gaming tablets most people consider when it comes to playing games on the go. Apart from people consideration we also spent more than 80 hours on researching and reviewing them.
Gaming Tablet Comparison Table
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3- Editor’s Choice
Samsung is one of the best brand in the world of technology and we are not surprised they are leading in gaming tablets as well. Galaxy Tab S3 is one of the best gaming tablet you can get for the money.
Let’s look at it’s design and features. Without any doubt, tab S3 looks very beautiful because of its design which is very sleek and attractive. Basically, it has a glass design which not only feel good to eyes but also gives premium feelings when you hold this beauty in your hands.
Screen of Samsung Galaxy tab S3 is brighter than its older edition’s. Display is QXGA sa-MOLED 9.7 inches. Galaxy tab s3 also supports HDR video playback. For excellent gaming experience it has snapdragon 820 plus vulkun graphics technology to provide excellent performance and immersive graphics while playing games or watching videos.
To enjoy the gaming sound it has 4 built in speaker which are placed on all four corners so, you can get the best possible surround sound experience while playing games or watching movies. Galaxy tab s3 speakers are powered by AKG.
As it is gaming tablet. It has built in Galaxy game launcher to optimize your gaming experience. To making your experience more thrilling the game launcher also has vulkun API.
We tested multiple games like Mortal Kombat X, Asphalt 8, Fortnite, fruit ninja, cut the rope and many more. No game lagging, no heating up or any problem experienced while testing.
Tab S3 by Samsung also comes with S pen for make your writing experience top-notch. The pen quality is super high and you surely going to love the premium feeling it provides. Samsung S3 Tab also offers dedicated keyboard for outstanding writing and gaming experience. The best part about dedicated keyboard is its direct connectivity with Tab.
It also has fast charging with battery size of 6000MAH. This tab last longer while playing games or watching videos. Front camera is 5 MP while rear Camera is 13 MP. Galaxy s3 Tab records video at 30 fps UHD and playback them at 60pfs UHD.
Galaxy Tab S3 comes with Android Nougat Operating System.
Samsung Galaxy tab S3 is one of the best android OS based gaming tablet. It does not only outstand in physical appearance but also in its specifications. This tab is lightweight with very fast processing. Its glass body makes it looks more attractive than it’s preceders. The gaming experience is also lag free and if you want to record videos and take pictures you can enjoy its awesome cameras too with UHD recording.
In short, TAB S3 is all in one tablet, handpicked by one of our editor because without any doubt it Is one of the best gaming tablet. Also, we found no downsides in this tab yet.
Microsoft Surface Pro LTE- Best Gaming Tablet
If you want to enjoy the true experience of windows gaming tablet, then Microsoft Surface pro LTE should be your first option. This gaming tablet is so powerful that it can replace your laptop. Why we saying that? Just see its specs and you will know the reason.
Surface Pro Tab comes with dual 7th generation intel core i5 processors with 256 Gb of Solid State Drive and 8 GB RAM. Moreover, it has bigger screen size than Samsung S3 TAB as Samsung display size is 9.7 inches while Microsoft surface pro tab has 12.3 inches.
Now, we are discussing gaming tablets in this list so, this tablet comes with intel HD 620 graphics which does not means a lot in the world of gaming desktops and laptops, but they are very famous among the gaming tablets because you can run more heavier games with than the games come in App store and Google Play.
We played call of duty modern warfare 1,2 and 3. Also tested modern pc games like FIFA 18 which gave us 50-70 FPS on low to medium settings. We also played need for speed payback which ran smoothly on low settings with FPS of 15. Fortnite Pc edition ran at 40 FPS without lagging on low settings.
Apart from running modern Pc games we tested lightweight Microsoft store mobile edition games like Angry birds, Asphalt 8 etc. They ran very smoothly.
Anyhow, for internet connectivity this gaming tablet also supports 4G LTE along with WIFI.
It also has USB 3.0 port. Front Camera is 5 Mega Pixels while Rear Camera is 8 Mega pixels you can also record videos with both cameras at HD 1080p.
Microsoft Surface pro comes with 64-bit windows 10 Professional edition. Average battery life upon testing was 11-13 hours.
Without any reservation, Surface pro LTE is one of the best gaming tablet in the market because it runs full edition of windows along with mobile gaming. 256 SSD storage is enough for this on the go computer. It supports LTE which is very powerful while testing we got 91 MPBS downloading speed.
We also think that 8 GB ram is powerful enough for gaming tablet plus the dual core processors are not for weak heart 😜, this gaming tablet has utmost features also very portable. No one reported any negatives about surface pro LTE
NVIDIA SHIELD K1
It is well known in the gaming world that if the product is from Nvidia then it must be excellent for gaming. Nonetheless, its true and Nvidia Shield K1 is also among the one of the best gaming tablet. But, we do not think it beats the quality and performance of Surface Pro LTE tablet or even Samsung TAB S3.
There is also no doubt that Nvidia graphics are best in the world, but we honestly think that this tablet lacks stuff compared to other ones in our list. Though, Shield k1 tablet has its own class and we are going to give it credit for making its name in the list of best gaming tablets.
Nvidia Shield k1 Tablet comes with the display size of 8 inches. It is powered with Nvidia processor known as Tegra k1 which has the speed of 2.2 GHZ and quad processing.
We tested various games like angry birds, mortal Kombat X, Asphalt 8 etc. This gaming tablet runs lightweight games pretty easily, but we experienced lagging upon heavy games after some time.
The GPU is outstanding which is Kepler 192-Cores. As, we mentioned earlier that it’s screen size is 8-inches with the display quality of 1080p. It has dual front facing speakers which provides very good gaming experience.
Shield k1 also has micro SD card slot which supports up-to 128 GB memory. Internal memory is 16 Giga bytes only.
Shield k1 gaming tablet is by reputable brand known as Nvidia. We consider them one of the best GPU brands but don’t’ think so they able to inspire us with their gaming tablet. If you are on a budget only then we going to recommend this Tablet. Otherwise, we have many powerful and better gaming tablets listed in our list. But, if you are die-hard fan of Nvidia then positives you can see in this tablet are graphic processor unit and it’s built quality other than that we found not much.
if gaming tablet lags then its very off-putting and Shield k1 Lags occasionally.
Apple iPad Pro- Best Tablet for Gaming
Whole world knows about rivalry between Samsung and Apple. Samsung users like our Editor 😁 not going to love my positive takes on iPad pro but hey, who cares? 😑 I am an Apple fan and user. Just kidding, we are non-biased while reviewing, though we? 🤔
Anyhow, let’s look at Apple iPad pro. It comes with 10.5-inch retina display with 2224 x 1668 resolution. Display of iPad pro also supports Stylus. The storage is 64 GB. It is powered with A10X fusion along with 64-bit architecture implanted m10 co-processor. Ram it comes with is 4 GB which enhances its processing power more in our experience.
It has two cameras the front one is 7 mega pixels HD while rear camera is 12 Mega Pixels with 4k Video support.
We tried Asphalt 8, 8 ball pool, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 1 and 2, Fortnite and many other lightweight games. It not lagged at all and worked exactly as gaming tablet.
iPad pro is lightweight and gives average battery life of 8-10 hours while gaming or watching movies.
Apple iPad pro is lightweight, powerful tablet for gaming. 4 GB ram is enough for running heavy games without lagging. Built quality is as strong as you expect from Apple. The display is also crispy and clear which makes even the crappy wallpaper looks good. Also, 10.5 inches display is enough to enjoy the games. Touch is very soft and smooth.
All the features of iPad pro makes it an excellent tablet for gaming. No downsides found in this gaming tablet.
Fire HD 10 Tablet- Best budget Friendly Gaming Tablet
Amazon launched Fire HD 10 back in October 2017 since then, this tablet is selling like tickets because of its specs and pricing. Fire HD 10 is a gaming tablet which provides outstanding value as you are going to get more features than you are paying for.
You cannot only play games but also use Fire HD 10 for watching HD videos, movies, reading e-books etc. As, this tablet is by Amazon so, we highly recommend you buying amazon coins to save maximum when you purchase in-app items, games or apps. Best part about amazon coins? They never expire. My, niece has amazon fire HD 10 and whenever she wants to buy anything I gift her amazon coins.
Anyways, Fire HD 10 offers 2 GB ram and 32 GB and 64 GB storage. We tested and recommends 64 GB. You can also expand storage via micro SD card. Amazon HD 10 tablet supports up-to 256 GB in external storage.
This gaming tablet also supports Alexa Hands free. Screen size 10.1 inches with 2 million pixels of color while display is full HD 1080p. It has average battery life of 9-10 hours almost similar to iPad Pro.
For processing it has 1.8 GHZ quad core processor. Camera wise, it is not very powerful as you get VGA front cam and 2 Mega pixels of rear camera. Fire HD also supports Google Play Store. Learn more here
Games we tested are Mortal Kombat X, cut the rope, Angry birds, 8 ball pool, Asphalt 8. Each game ran smoothly without any lags.
Fire HD 10 is one of the best budget friendly gaming tablet. It is lightweight and has enough specs to play games easily. After sale customer support by Amazon is also top-notch. This gaming tablet comes with 1-year limited warranty as well. Even though its cheap tablet still built quality and camera is disappointing.
Overall, a good gaming tablet for people who are on limited budget or want to spend less.
Huawei Media Pad M5 Pro
If you are looking for gaming tablet which does not only offer beautiful design but plenty of features as well then Media Pad M5 pro by Huawei, you should buy. It has a 2.5D curved screen with 10.8 inches 2k display. Without any doubt, the screen looks very beautiful and graphics are very detailed and surely makes you enjoy gaming.
For sound, this gaming tablet offers quad speakers powered by Harman/kardon. Built quality is also very strong and elegant as Media Pad M5 pro possess metal body which is not only sturdy but curvy and beautiful as well.
Surely, M5 pro gaming tablet is bursting with powerful features. For processing it has Kirin 960 octa core chipset. It also has WiFI stability chip which ensures that your device gets full signals strength. To assist its octa core chipset Media Pad has 4 GB ram and for storage Huawei offers 64 GB memory.
It has both Front and rear camera. Front cam is 8 Mega pixel while back camera is 13 MP. As you can see this gaming tablet has every feature in good quantity. Moreover, it has 7500mah battery which is even powerful than Samsung s3 Tab. And it’s quick charge feature recharge its battery completely in less than 3 hours.
We tested heavy games like Grand Theft android series, Max Payne, Asphalt 8, the latest one Asphalt 9 legends, Tekken Mobile, Darkness Rises etc. Media Pad M5 Pro ran all games flawlessly and gave us 11 hours of battery timing with continuous use. Indeed, this is also one of the best tablet for gaming.
This tablet has OS Android Oreo With Huawei emoticon 8.0 UI, have fingerprint recognition also included M Pen.
Media Pad M5 Pro by Huawei is complete gaming tablet. It has sleek, soft, curved design with extremely powerful ram and processors. The storage is enough to store data and heavy games. The battery timing is far more than any other gaming tablet mentioned in our list. And, if you run out of battery the quick charge will rescue you.
On downside, the Bluetooth connectivity is poor and that’s the only negative thing we found in this tablet.
Lenovo ZA1N0007US Yoga Tab 3
Yoga Tab 3 by Lenovo is also very good tablet for gaming. It has 10.1-inch IPS display which provides crystal clear graphics for gaming or watching movies. For excellent sound it has dual Dolby Atoms Speakers. The screen is WQXGA 2k for more graphics while playing. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is also very lightweight and portable.
It has 5 megapixels front and 13 Megapixels back camera. Average battery life you can get from this gaming tablet is 13-15 hours.
Lenovo Yoga 3 has 2.4 GHZ quad intel 8032 processor. It offers 4 GB RAM and 64 Giga bytes storage.
It can easily run low to mid-range games. You can experience lagging on heavy games like Darkness rise and similar ones.
The best feature about this gaming tablet is its built-in projector.
This is among gaming tablet which provides outstanding value to its customers despite its drawbacks. On positives, you are going to find it’s battery life is very good, Processing and Ram is adequate enough to play low-mid games flawlessly and Dolby Atmos really boosts its sound quality. Unique feature which makes this tablet sells is its built-in projector technology. Also, Yoga 3 gaming tablet is very lightweight and portable.
The negatives about Yoga 3 tablet is lagging while playing heavy games or using it heavily, it has Android 6 and we do not think it’s going to get an update. The built quality is not bad, but it certainly lacks the premium feel and quality.
Google Pixel C
Pixel C is Google gaming tablet. It has 10.2 inches screen with Full HD display. It has Nvidia Tegra x1 Maxwell processor. This gaming tablet offers 3 GB ram and 64 GB storage. Nothing outstanding in Pixel C gaming tablet except For being created by Google.
Though, Pixel C can run games flawlessly. We tested many games including heavy ones and it does not disappointed us thanks to it’s Nvidia chipset. GTA, Asphalt 8 and many more games ran without lagging. It comes Android Marshmallow OS
Also note that, Google Not making and producing anymore Pixel C tablets and you are not going to find one easily.
Pixel C has nothing extra special in it except for Its reputable name and excellent Nvidia chipset. It works well for playing games, but it is very expensive and even Android is running on Marshmallow. We think that you can get more feature and quality from many other gaming tablets listed here with half the price.
If you are a fan of Apple and not looking to spend a lot on gaming tablet, then MR7F2LL/A can be fitting for you. There is not doubt that Apple has a reputation of quality and this tablet for gaming is not different as well. It offers the power of A10 fusion SOC and M10 co-processor chipset.
This gaming tablet has 9.7-inches retina display with multi-touch. For Storage it offers 32 GB.
It has lightning connector and IOS 11. For Front cam you are going to 1.2 megapixels HD camera while rear camera is 8 mega pixels. MR7F2LL/A also supports apple pencil and touch id sensor.
We ran variety of games on Apple 9.7-inch iPad and found no errors or lagging.
This gaming tablet from Apple is budget friendly one it costs under $350 and offers powerful processing, multi-tasking and gaming experience. The battery life is very good and built quality is flawless as well. No one reported any negatives for MR7F2LL/A gaming tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Galaxy Tab S2 is older edition of S3. We considered this gaming tablet because of its pricing and features it offers.
Galaxy Tab S2 has the screen size of 9.7 inches with super AMOLED. It has octa core processors with Adreno 510 GPU. It’s processing power and graphic chipset makes it very effective for multi-tasking and heavy gaming.
It comes with 5780mah battery which can last up-to 10-15 hours on average. Upon continuous gaming it lasted from 6-8 hours.
For Storage it offers 32 GB which is expandable up-to 128 Gb with microSD card. It has 3 Gb ram with memory speed of 667 mhz.
We ran numerous games on Galaxy S2 gaming tablet. It worked flawlessly thanks to it’s dedicated Adreno 510 graphic processor. Famous and heavy games like Asphalt, 8 ball pool, GTA vice city, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice etc. runs easily and does not lag. The graphics quality is also enough to enjoy these games.
It has typical Samsung design which makes Tab S2 lightweight, portable and sleek.
Samsung Galaxy S2 is also one of the best gaming tablet. It has powerful octa core processors and dedicated graphic chipset for ultimate gaming experience. Samsung truly produce sleek and beautiful designs and S2 is not lacking in it either. Despite heavy on features it is lightweight in weight and weighs only 13.3 ounces. Battery life is also a plus point which can last up to 10-15 hours on average use while gaming you can avail 6-8 hours.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
We were unable to fit Tab S4 in the list of best gaming tablets, but this gaming tablet is worth mentioning so, we added in our honorable mentions.
Tab S4 is latest edition and extremely powerful with storage of 256 GB and 4 GB ram. The processor is also very good which is QUALCOMM 2.4 GHZ. 10.5 Inches screen with Super AMOLED display makes the graphics very crispy and clear.
Its storage is expandable to 400 GB with external microSD card. Dolby Atmos and AKG quad speakers wake up the beasts. The display is edge to edge 16:10 which truly stands out. You can also connect USB in it’s 3.0 Port.
Battery life is also extra ordinary which can last up to 16 hours on video playback and on gaming you can get 9-10 hours easily.
This gaming tablet can play any game from low to high. You are not going to experience any problem at all.
It has Fast charging which can power up this gaming tablet in no time. Tab S4 has Android Oreo Operating System.
Tab S4 by Samsung is also best tablet for gaming. It is extremely powerful and comes with very high storage. Graphics quality are very high and can run any game flawlessly. You can even connect USB 3.0 in given port. Battery timing is extraordinary and surely this tablet is worthy of money.
No downsides has been reported related to S4 tablet.
Gaming Tablet Buyer’s Guide
The aggressive competition between tech titans turned into a reward for that tech enthusiasts. In an effort to end up being the top dog, the earth was unveiled in several of the high-end gaming tablets from the pioneers in the tech world. The downside of the here is the actual selection in the best tablet available. With so many possibilities for the consumer the most beneficial tablet out there is a few personal opinion or choice. Essentially you will find three factors that constitute this personal choice or opinion.
- Operating System
The factors mentioned usually are not in different specific order, everyone prioritizes them in accordance with their unique requirements. So the top tablet out there may be the one that provides the very best satisfaction from the three categories already stated.
Price Range of Tablets
A common misconception one of many populace is usually that the priciest thing is going to be the top. There is no doubt that something of high quality will likely be expensive however it doesn’t always ought to be the priciest. This misconception continues to be exploited with a wide range of powerful brands inside history but none in addition than Apple from the computing world. More often, competing brand provides equal otherwise better features inside the same or lesser cost range.
But usually everyone is attracted to your popular brand. So while choosing the tablet yourself understand that the most effective tablet available on the market is not the one with the best price.
The tablets now available inside market are split up into three main price tags; tablets a lot less than $200, tablets which range from $200-$600 and tablets costing $600+.
The screen size is the best contributor towards the price of any tablet. The lower priced tablets include small screen sizes but because the budget range enhances the screen size on the tablets follows suit. The tablets inside the $600+ range probably have the very best tablet available but that’s not necessary.
However we have a high probability that you find the most effective tablet out there in $400-$600 budget range. These tablets may have the majority of the features that any $600+ priced tablet may have to offer with just a couple of exceptions.
If we neglect the cost and main system with the tablet, it is quite much possible to determine the top tablet available on the market simply by comparing their specifications. The specifications of your tablet include
- Display size
- Quality on the display
- Display colors
- The weight in the tablet
- Storage capacity
- Response towards the touch on the screen
- Overall size with the tablet
- Another emerging, yet popular feature will be the LTE compatibility
Most in the people constitute their mind depending on these specifications. They set their budget based on what specifications they desire within their new tablet. Once they have a very shrewd concept of what specifications that they need, only they start planning their budget to help make the investment.
In this scenario it’s evident that the most effective tablet in the marketplace of those people might differ a great deal. With so many companies actively competing from the market, it’s tough to get all this functionality a single tablet. As of yet it is difficult to discover each of the features in the list above within a tablet. The features as listed above are definitely the accumulated characteristics stripped away from many of the popular tablets available.
Tablets along with their Operating Systems
The OS is the one other critical aspect of a tablet. The three major systems currently used are:
- Microsoft’s Window
- Apple’s iOS
All of the operating-system’s their very own pluses and minuses. The app markets of such systems include the biggest part its rating and popularity one of several users. The app market needs to be full of content and quality. People are more inclined to work with the OS that provides them more content about this domain. For now, Android is leading the charge with iOS not too far behind. However Microsoft’s Windows is struggling to keep up with all the pace.
But the relieve Microsoft Surface could possibly grow to be an authentic trend changer. For a lots of people, the most beneficial tablet available on the market is categorized with the main system getting used. The Microsoft surface Pro is assuredly an amazing tablet with sophisticated specifications, it is expensive for some. Nonetheless Microsoft surface Pro LTE is the very best tablet available by Microsoft.
IOS Vs Android? Needed to Answer This
The Apple IOS needs no introduction; it really is just about the most popular OS around today. However, Google has entered the overall game providing an OS to perform on multiple manufactures phones, namely Android. The big question for you is: Which one is way better?
The proper IOS was released back 2007, the IOS Back then it turned out running the 1st generation in the IOS OS that has now moved forward IOS 11. This is perhaps one the of logic behind why the IOS has brought the planet by storm; its ingenious and simplified design can be utilized by you are not virtually no previous technical knowledge.
Everything is graphical; no programming or command line needed. While the IOS does satisfy a lot of people, the genuine tech savvy individuals who program and design software for your IOS are limited in accessing the spine end from the IOS. This is a result of the regulation help with by Apple, therefore has ended in people jail breaking their iOS.
That is, accessing file systems and low-level machine code that Apple do not let. No surprise, this will void the warranty supplied by Apple. Having no real competitor, Apple are already competent to manipulate industry, but this is how Android is available in.
Android is rather the alternative to IOS. It is an operating-system according to Linux which can be open source, meaning you can now contribute the project. Google bought Android back 2005, so it can be more mature than iOS. The other massive difference would be the OS just isn’t only at one phone, it might be run using any phone that’s been designed running Android.
Not only is Android gaining credibility, but additionally share of the market: Q3 of 2010, Android a share of the market of 25.5% around the world. Thus, Android is clearly an alternative choice to the IOS.
So then which is more preferable? Well, it all depends on your own usage. The IOS is more expensive to an Android equivalent, even so the IOS gives you easier to use interface.
In summary, you are not tech savvy, the IOS might be the more sensible choice to think about, to the contrary, in case you are tech savvy, a telephone running Android may be in your case considering how customizable it really is.
Okay folks, this is the end of the list of best gaming tablets. We spent more than 80 hours on concluding this list. We only added the best ones with minimum negatives. All the mentioned gaming tablets are on random sequence and you can choose any according to your budget and requirements.
We also included the Buyer’s Guide to make your gaming tablet shopping experience easier. Also, tried to answer the difference between Android and IOS.
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