Finding the best tablet to buy can be difficult especially if it’s your first time to purchase such a gadget. That is why we have taken our time to review for you in detail the best tablets to buy. This list consist of the best tablets money can buy based on specs and performance.
However, there are plenty of tablets out of our list of best tablets like Samsung Galaxy TabPro S which runs on windows 10. The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S has a sleek design however its covered by plastic and also has a poorly designed keyboard. However, it has a great 12-inch screen display and runs Windows 10 very well. Another Tablet to watch for which is not in our list of best tablets is Huawei MateBook. It has a great screen resolution and strong finger print reader. This tablet is 2 in one and the first Windows tablet developed by the Chinese firm Huawei.
If you are torn between buying the best laptop brands or the best phone then we have comprehensive lists for you to look at. These powerful gadgets would be ideal if you are considering venturing into part time jobs in Kenya.
Top 10 Best Tablets: Best Tablet for the Money to Buy in 2016
Let’s have a look at the 10 best tablets to buy in 2016 featuring one of the best Windows tablet and other Android Tablets. Here is the list of the best tablet for the money to buy in 2016
1. iPad Pro 9.7
The iPad Pro 9.7 is the best tablet anyone can purchase right now. It has great keyboard, speakers, but iPad Pro is still larger than it and also has more RAM.
iPad Pro 9.7 Specs
Weight: 437g | Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm | OS: iOS 9.3 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A9X | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB/128GB/256GB| microSD slot: No | Battery: TBC | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
2. Google Pixel C
If you are looking for the best Android Tablet, then this is it. The Google Pixel C is the best Android Tablet with executive design, powerful display and good performance. If you have more money, what we refer to as bank otuch then if reccomend you get the keyboard too. Of coz it still cant replace your laptop but it’s a great Android tablet add on.
Google Pixel C Specs
Weight: 517g | Dimensions: 242 x 179 x 7mm | OS: Android Marshmallow| Screen size: 10.2-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1800 | CPU: Tegra X1 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: up to 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
When it comes to Android tablets, Samsung is known for making some of the best Android tablets in the market. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the best tablet that Samsung has ever made. It comes in 8-inch and 9.7-inch therefore you can choose which is the best tablet for you. It’s been in the market for a while but still competes well with iPad Air 2. It has a smooth design filled with power if you want the best option for iPad then this is it.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs
Weight: 256g/389g | Dimensions: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm/237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm | OS: Android 5.1 | Screen size: 8.0-inch/9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Octa-core | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 4000mAh/5870mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2.1MP
4. iPad mini 4
The iPad mini 4 has a beautiful design, a great screen and touch ID finger scanner. Currently Its rated as the best 7-inch tablet. This is the best tablet for the money if you are an iPad fan and you find Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro too big and pricey.
iPad mini 4 specs
Weight: 299g | Dimensions: 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm | OS: iOS 9.1 | Screen size: 7.9-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/64GB/128GB | Battery: 5124mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
5. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet has a beautiful display, Lighter, faster and its waterproof. You can stream games from your console direct to the tablet when you’re in another room of your house with this tablet. If you are a game person and looking for best option for PS4 then you have it. Its been in the market for a while now.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet specs
Weight: 389g | Dimensions: 254 x 167 x 6.1 mm | OS: Android 5.0 | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: octa-core | RAM: 3GB of RAM | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 6000mAh | Rear camera: 8.1MP | Front camera: 5.1MP
6. iPad Pro 12.9
The iPad Pro has a big screen, good speakers and its very powerful. We placed it at number 6 on the best tablet list because of its high price. However it’s a great tablet to have.
iPad Pro 12.9 specs
Weight: 713g | Dimensions: 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9mm | OS: iOS 9.1 | Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2048 x 2732 | CPU: Dual-core 2.26 GHz| RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/128GB | Battery: 10,307mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
7. Nexus 9
The Nexus 9 is a good performance Android tablet. This Google-branded tablet was first introduced with a high price. Now things have changed and its affordable with a high resolution display screen and many more features.
Nexus 9 Specs
Weight: 425g | Dimensions: 228.2 x 153.7 x 8mm | OS: Android 5.1 | Screen size: 8.9-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Dual-core 2.3 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 6700 mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.6MP
8. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact are quite slim in design. This sony tablet is waterproof with a bright screen display and performs well. It’s easy to carry around compared to others.
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Specs
Weight: 270g | Dimensions: 213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4mm | OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 | Screen size: 8.0-inch | Resolution: 1200 x 1920 | CPU: Quad-core 2.5GHz | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 4500mAh | Rear camera: 8.1MP | Front camera: 2.2MP
9. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Some think that the entry of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 into the market open possibilities of tablets replacing laptops. Amazingly this tablet runs the compete version of Windows 10. This tablet comes with a screen that is large and sharp, great cover and a built in kickstand. It’s a powerful gadget, its ranked low because of its price. But if you have the money, go for it!
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Specs
Weight: 766g/786g | Dimensions: 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45mm | OS: Windows 10 Pro | Screen size: 12.3-inch | Resolution: 2,736 x 1,824 | CPU: Various | RAM: 4GB/8GB/16GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
10. iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 has a beautiful graphical user interface. It has great features and performance. The tablet if now affordable than before. It’s a great device to use.
iPad Air 2 Specs
Weight: 437g | Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 6.1mm | OS: iOS 9.1 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Triple-core 1.5 GHz | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16/64/128GB | Battery: 7340mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
After looking at some of the best top 10 Tablets and the Best Tablet for the Money to Buy in 2016 you can now make a choice.
There are a number of possibilities that one can do with their tablets here in Kenya. Apart from browsing the internet and checking emails you can also use the tablets in Kenya for online payments and transactions. Internet banking like Mshwari and Lipa na Mpesa are also available on Safaricom sim card.
You can choose from the three main telecommunications companies in Kenya namely Safaricom Airtel and Orange. Then you can buy the sim card, register it then insert it in your new tablet. After which you can load some airtime or buy Safaricom Data Bundles. Once you do this, then you can use your mobile phone in Kenya for paying KPLC Bill, Nairobi Water Bill, GOTV bill, DSTV bill and Startimes Bill.
For people who do online banking, you can try Cooperative Bank of Kenya Internet Banking Solution. There are other online banking solutions in Kenya. One of the best online solutions is Standard Chartered Bank online Kenya which you can also try out.