Saturday, May 3, 2014

Best Android Tablets 2014 Comparison and Review: Galaxy Tab, Tegra Note, Kindle Fire and Google Nexus Are Top Choices


The iPad and iPad mini of Apple Inc. may dominate the attention of many consumers, but if price is a factor in your purchase, you can get other Android devices that offer a similar quality experience. Following is our list of 2014's best Android tablets.
 
The Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 is priced at $499 and fits the performance bill because of the following specifications: It has Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Samsung TouchWiz, Exynos 5 Octa-core CPU with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 10.1 inches at 2560x1600p display; 8mp rear camera with flash, 2mp front camera, microSD card support plus other Galaxy perks ($25 credit on Google Play, 50 GB Dropbox space, three months Hulu Plus free, and one year Gogo Inflight Internet access).

The EVGA Tegra Note 7 is from Nividia, who partnered with EVGA for the hardware. Specifications of the Tegra are: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean; 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor with 72-core Nividia GeForce CPU; 16GB internal storage; 7-inch 1280x800p display; 5mp rear camera; VGA front camera; microSD card slot; and 4100mAh battery with 10H HD video playback. The Tegra Note 7 sells for $199.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD costs $139 and boasts the following specs: Fire OS 3.0 (Android modern version); 1.5GHz dual-core processor; 7-inch 1280x800 HD display with 216 pixels/inch pixel density; battery life of 10 hours; dual-band WiFi; and 8/16 GB internal storage. Amazon Kindle became popular because it allowed users to download the books they wanted easily at an affordable price.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX sells at $229 with Fire OS 3.0, 2.2GHz quad-core processor, two display options (7-inch at 1920x1200p or 8.9-inch with 560x1600p), 8mp rear camera, internal storage of 16, 32 or 64 GB, more than 11 hours battery life and Dolby sound.

The Google Nexus 7 runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), Adreno 320 CPU, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 16/32 GB internal storage, 7-inch display at 1920x1200p, 5mp rear camera, 1.2mp front camera, 9-hour battery life and surround stereo speakers. Google Nexus 7 sells at $199.