The 8 Best Samsung Tablets

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in March of 2018. With superb displays, efficient hardware, and multiple operating system choices, Samsung offers a range of useful, powerful, and good-looking tablets. Whether you're in the market for a simple e-book reader for your daily commute, a convenient 2-in-1, a high-performance mobile workstation, or an ultra-portable device for consuming media, this collection has got it covered. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best samsung tablet on Amazon.

8. Notebook 7 Spin

7. Galaxy Tab S4

6. Tab S5e

5. Chromebook Plus V2

4. Tab Active2

3. Galaxy Book

2. Galaxy Tab A 10.1-Inch

1. Tab S6

Editor's Notes

September 15, 2019:

Tablets are somewhat of a shrinking market, but that doesn't mean you can't find plenty of useful models with helpful features and reliable hardware. Samsung seems to have mastered the art of integrating Google's Android operating system into handheld devices, as evidence by their flagship Galaxy S line. If you can find it for a good price, the S4 is still very much a great option, though it has been replaced by the S6, which is nearly as powerful as much larger, clamshell-style Chromebooks. We really like the S5e as well, and it may have even taken the top spot due to its cost-effectiveness, but there's one glaring flaw. The Wi-Fi antenna was placed in the body underneath where many people hold the tablet when in landscape mode, and while not everyone has this problem, for some users the Wi-Fi connection cuts in and out based on how they're holding the device. If you're lucky enough for this not to affect you, then the S5e may be the one for you, but unfortunately there's no software fix for this issue, so we can't recommend it with as much gusto as the others.

Meanwhile, the Tab A series offers plenty of fun and functionality without the relatively high price tag of the top-of-the-line units. We've highlighted one of our favorites, the LTE-enabled 10.1-inch model, but the others are also very good choices. And we've included a few 2-in-1 devices that offer excellent compromises between lightweight but somewhat limited tablets, and actual laptop computers. If you're looking for the convenience of a tablet but the versatility of Windows, check out the Notebook 7 Spin or Galaxy Book, or if you're okay with using Google's versatile PC operating system, look at the Chromebook V2 plus. It's one of the most recent Chromebooks on the market and it can help you accomplish a wide variety of everyday tasks.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on September 15, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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