The best Android tablets 2022: which should you buy?

The best Android tablets maintain a great balance of affordability, features, design and performance. While they aren’t the only tablets on the market, they are among the most appealing options, especially for those seeking the best value options.

How to choose the best Android tablet for you

Size and price are the two biggest considerations when buying a tablet. Consider whether you want the biggest screen possible – which is great for media and productivity, or something smaller and therefore more portable.

Consider how much you want and need to spend too. If you don’t need top-end power then you can usually save some money.

Beyond that, other things to pay attention to are the screen resolution (higher is better), and the battery life – obviously longer is better, but how important that is will depend on whether you mostly plan to use your tablet at home (where you can plug it in at any time) or when out and about (where you might have to rely heavily on the battery).

If you plan to use your tablet for work or creative endeavors then it’s also worth seeing whether it supports a keyboard or stylus, and whether any such things are included.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra


Weight: 726g
Dimensions: 326.4 x 208.6 x 5.5mm
OS: Android 12
Screen size: 14.6-inch
Resolution: 1848 x 2960 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
microSD slot: Yes
Battery: 11,200mAh
Rear camera: 13MP (wide) + 6MP (ultrawide, 120-degree)
Front camera: 12MP + 12MP


+Very powerful
+Giant screen can be useful


-Unwieldy to transport
Incredibly expensive

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the ultimate Android tablet, but with its enormous 14.6-inch screen it won’t be for everyone. That size sees it dwarfing even the largest iPad Pro, but with its included S Pen stylus this also makes it a superb device for creating artwork, editing documents, taking notes, and other productivity tasks.

The display is crisp at 1848 x 2960 and smooth at 120Hz, there’s tons of power from the Tab S8 Ultra’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. It also has a great 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front, making this an ideal device for video calls.

In our review we were very impressed with its four speakers too, plus its masses of storage, and its premium – if fragile-feeling – design. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra then has it all. You can even buy a keyboard folio if you want to use it like a laptop. The size does make it less portable than some slates though, and it sure is expensive.

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