There are a bevy of Android tablets on the market, which may seem daunting to the potential purchaser. To find a tablet that is in line with expectations, buyers should consider what the primary uses of it will be. Here are some features to consider when selecting a new Android tablet:
It can be easy to get charmed by a colorful screen or flashy design, but the size and weight of a tablet tends to dictate where it will be used. Larger tablets that have screen sizes of 9 to 11 inches are more cumbersome to drag around than their smaller counterparts. Look for a larger tablet if the primary usage will be at home.
While more power, via processing speed and memory, are highly desired for intensive apps like gaming or video editing, the majority of users will find that an “average” powered tablet will be all they need. Unless the tablet it expected to run highly demanding apps, forgo the top-powered models.
An Android tablet running any version of the operating system will be billed as an “Android Tablet”. However, some of the tablets running older versions will not be able to do all the things models running the most recent versions can. While a cheap tablet running an older version of Android may be fine for the short-term, getting a tablet with the latest version ensures non-obsolescence for the longest time.
While not the sexiest feature, warranties tend to reflect on the overall quality/reliability of a tablet. The longer the warranty a tablet comes with, the more likely that it will last a long time. It is also worth checking with others, either through online reviews or friends who have purchased a tablet being considered, about the customer service the manufacturer provided if there were any problems.
One size does not fit all in the tablet world, so consider the above tips and avoid purchasing a tablet that does not match expectations and/or is of poor quality.