Top 7 best tablets popularity ranking 2016
Over the past few years the tablet has got a huge popularity among a wide audience of users.
Tablets today are used for representative workers, Housewives, students and schoolchildren, and even the youngest members of society are not averse to watch a series of cartoon sitting in a wheelchair.
Tablets are really convenient to use for a variety of purposes. Entertainment, study, work, surfing, social networking, email – all tied to one quite a compact unit. In fact it is a hybrid between a smartphone and a laptop, which is often functional than the first, but smaller and lighter second.
Today we will talk about what you need to focus when choosing a new tablet, and take a look at the most popular low-cost tablet models, which took the leading position among the buyers by the end of 2016.
The nuances of choice
What we first think about choosing a new tablet?
If you plan more “home” stationary use (e.g., for work or watching movies on a larger screen) is more convenient to use a 9-10-inch model.
The quality of the matrix. The most affordable monitors are TN, but that’s where their advantages end. For the image quality TN displays are the first from the end and not many manufacturers use this technology.
The top quality and vivid displays are IPS.
IPS-matrix offer the highest contrast and image clarity and a wide viewing angle up to 180°, but also to pay for them will have a few more. The beauty demands victims.
On the case material. It is considered that the metal is always safer plastic. But in the case of tablets, it’s a moot point. Plastic is now often has a nice Soft Touch texture, which in the hands of non-slip and scratch it. Metal, in turn, looks solid, but will add the weight and value of Your device, and in some cases can muffle Wi-Fi signal.
Performance. The law of “bigger is better” here, as relevant as ever. The number of cores in processor clock speeds, graphics accelerator and RAM will depend on how widely you can use the tablet. Whether it will pull popular “heavy” toys, or will have to be content with little, twisting minimal settings?
Important (and often decisive) factor is the internal memory. It will affect how much information can be stored on the device. And if one user is sufficient and 8 GB, then another, perhaps, and 32 GB will be enough – will need more memory card. In the second case, the presence of slot under microSD just be sure.
As you know, iOS is the prerogative of Apple and the only existing tablets to this system is the iPad. Most models offer good performance, but available most of them hardly include.
The system itself is very progressive and constantly updated, and such devices presents in a wide price segment. On Android-powered devices. play games, watch video streaming and to dissect the expanses of the world wide web, but equally comfortable and work.
Tablets on Windows is known to many for desktop computers and laptops that are prevalent in the market. System-universal, suitable literally for any tasks. Such tablets typically have an average price segment and is often complemented by keyboard, competing with small laptops.
And if Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is present in almost all known tablets, the 3G module is not available on all models. Technology is very available, and will be very useful to always have at hand the Internet, regardless of whether a Wi-Fi network at the moment or not.
About the cameras. In fact, “tough” camera is not a frequent guest in the average tablets. Tablet cameras are generally accorded the minimum necessary for comfortable video easy, but it is clear snapshots. Although, if You choose from the more expensive models, the camera can be very good.
Of the autonomy. If the tablet is used frequently on duty, be it work, school or just a long trip, then of course it is better if the battery “cover” all the necessary load. The higher the battery capacity, the longer it will last, although this will largely depend on the load on the tablet.
An overview of the most popular models
Samsung Galaxy Tab E
If You are looking for a tablet mostly for work or study, then a Samsung Galaxy Tab SM-T561 will cope with this task, “hurrah!” Despite the fact that the Galaxy Tab runs on Android, it comes preinstalled with all necessary software for work with documents in the package Hancom Office.
For comfortable reading, surfing the Internet and watching videos, the tablet boasts of a 9.6-inch capacitive TFT display with a resolution of 1280×800. SM-T561 supports multiwindow mode, which allows you to use the entire display area with maximum efficiency.
With regard to the internal “stuffing”, it is represented quite average characteristics. For speed meets a 4-core processor Spreadtrum by T-Shark2 (ARM Cortex-A7, 1,3 GHz), dual-core accelerator Mali-400MP2, and 1.5 Gb of RAM. The internal memory has 8 Gb expandable up to 128 Gb that cheap tablets is not as common.
Built-in camera is not particularly surprised, but for free very bad: the main module has got 5 Mp and front — 2 Mp. Useful function super power saving, which automatically lowers the brightness, limits the number of running apps and removes all unnecessary from the desktop.
If the device will use a child, with “child” mode, you can set a timer for games or to protect the child from inappropriate content. A definite advantage to be “robust” battery, which has capacity of 5000 mAh.
Though the tablet and will not pull the most demanding games (though for the most popular games online will be enough), but for working, reading, surfing and video streaming Galaxy Tab definitely good.
“It’s really cool! A large rich screen, in power, he is quite productive, work great all apps. The case has a very comfortable and practical, I would say, almost no scratches, but the case still needed”
“Take the tablet to replace his old, because he has not drags. I wanted something more powerful and modern. This fancy design. Build quality on his 100% — no squeaks, no backlash, everything is fine. Great dynamic and vivid display I liked in terms of design and performance. Well, the price is naturally a good option”
Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 7″ 3G 8GB
A small 7-inch Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 7″ 3G 8GB runs on Android 4.4 system under a proprietary shell Lenovo Launcher HD. The tablet is equipped with quality IPS-matrix with a resolution of 1024×600.
A proud inscription “Dolby” on the back of the gadget indicates that the manufacturer is a good idea to make the sound quality on the TAB 2 A7-30. The model supports standard SIM-card format miniSIM so you can use your tablet as a phone without headset.
Inside the “hiding” 4-nuclear processor MediaTek MT8382M (1,3 GHz), graphics accelerator Mali-400 MP2 (500 MHz), 1 Gb RAM and 8 Gb internal storage. Of course, memory is expanded with microSD card.
Placing the TAB 2 A7-30 battery at 3450 mAh, the manufacturer promises 8 hours of the gadget, so, in principle, with reasonable power consumption may be enough for the whole day.
To sum up, in General, Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 is not bad for its price segment. It is, of course, no good camera, and the resolution would be better, but the disadvantages offset the cost.
“Bought for work, to be able to access the Internet not only via wi-fi. All great works. And the children are still his drag games to play, like too happy. In General, suitable for entertainment and for work. The battery lasts about 8 hours. A great option worth taking.”
“I bought Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 7″ 3G for the child to study, and the portfolio of books weighing 12 kg too heavy. Set us store a lot of apps for reading, everything works fine, all formats of books takes. Most importantly for us was the choice, so it is a battery – day lives in a sparing mode without games. For the money better not to find.”
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7″ 8GB VE
Samsung is well-known sympathy for rounded forms on their devices and Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7″ 8GB VE was no exception, however, the frame around the display was somewhat too wide.
Tab 3 Lite is equipped with TN-matrix with 7 inch extension with the usual 1024×600 and the display recognizes up to 5 touches. The dimensions allow to use the device as two hands and one. Enabled SIM card and the ability to make calls without a headset, this tablet more like a smartphone-overgrown.
If you dig deeper, under the body is a 4-core “heart” Spreadtrum by T-Shark (1.3 GHz), internal storage 8 Gb (expandable card up to 32 Gb) and 1 Gb of operatives. The system is Android 4.2 OS with native interface extension interface TouchWiz.
In Tab 3 Lite there is rear camera of 2 MP, front but, alas, not provided. Capacity 3600 mAh according to the manufacturer, the average is enough for 9 hours of moderate work with the device. Wireless interfaces are presented with support for 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and GLONASS.
“Six months ago, took him on. Works like the first day, even after the fall. There are some drawbacks, but they are insignificant: the camera is weak, but I understand that for a tablet at this price is the norm, for Skype I have enough; sound — film/video to watch, but in headphones it sounds better. Flaws are irrelevant, if you do not mind, you can take.”
“So how often are traveling and looking for a device to pass the time on the road. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7″ VE to cope with these tasks perfectly. The screen produces a quality picture, good viewing angles, brightness allows without straining to read books even in bright sunlight. Requirement is satisfied, the shortcomings as it is not found.”
Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 7″ 3G 16GB
Fellow TAB 2 A7-30 7″3G 8GB, we have already seen above, and the difference between 8 and 16-Gigabyte version quite a bit. TAB 2 A7-30 7″ 16GB 3G, of course, feature a greater volume of internal storage and symbolically increased battery capacity – 3450 mAh to 3500 mAh.
Visually both versions also look like twins, and the other characteristics are identical. Except that the “older” version will be relevant in that case, if 8 Gb for use will be enough and to purchase memory card of large volume is not necessary.
“The tablet is very cool and most importantly its very comfortable to keep in hand. Really comfortable and hands don’t get tired. Possible movies to watch and at the same time to sit in VK and Twitter. The main battery allows you to do it.”
“It was taken as a baby gift. The child is delighted. Keep the battery good, quite loud and sound quality, the picture is bright, smart games and surfing the Internet. For the money the best option.”
Lenovo TAB 3 710 7″ 8GB
Yes, another tablet from Lenovo. Than 710 TAB3 7″ 8GB is different from the second generation tablet?
First and foremost, TAB3 710 modified design lovely contrasting blue edging, complemented by plug slot under the SIM card and memory card of the same color. Overall looks very interesting and easy to distinguish from other tablet models.
But ultimately, the characteristics practically repeated the previous generation TAB2. 7-inch IPS display (1024×600) CPU MTK MT8127 1.3 GHz (TAB2 is MT8382M 1,3 GHz), 8 Gb internal memory with support for expansion, 1 Gb of RAM and a battery capacity of 3,450 mAh. Even the camera was left “untouched” by 2 MP and 0.3 MP respectively.
But to sum up, the global changes between the TAB2 and TAB3 are almost there – opportunities they have almost the same. But “3” boast a newer version of OSes and different design and also intended mostly for work, studies, surfing and watching videos.
Another disadvantage is the TAB3 does not support 3G connection, so that the benefits of the world wide web will have the use of Wi-Fi.
“For me, the gadget, the most important is high quality sound. It thus has the tablet. Very nice, moderately loud the bass is quite juicy. Owing to these characteristics, this tablet has become a real fixture at our picnics and festivals. Music with it is perfect!”
“Great tablet for movies on the go! Cheap, but enough quality, it’s Lenovo! The diagonal of the screen of course, small, but you can watch the film, and with headphones it turns out all cool — can from others to ignore.”
Nomi C070020 Corsa Pro
Among low-cost tablets takes its rightful place and Nomi C070020 Corsa Pro 7”. For “budget” model is a very decent performance. IPS-matrix of 7 inches offering 1280×800 resolution and good color reproduction. The device operates on a 4-core MTK 8321 with graphics accelerator MALI 400 GPU, has 2 Gb of RAM and 16 Gb of memory, which can be increased.
And everything seems great – the tablet is nice and productive, and have defined only the battery capacity, which is only 2500 mAh. But with a reasonable usage life of the battery can last working day.
“The tablet is excellent, but the battery is weak – if you watch streaming video, for long enough. YouTube 720p is no delay. The viewing angles of the screen is excellent, the picture does not darken when bending, which is good news. At the same time hanging in the background a dozen apps iPad.. Map of the cs was no problem in 2G calls, SMS and Internet work, but it is also true the battery is good, sit down.”
“In the first place, which made me happy — great multitasking (compared to Xiaomi, where 2-3 of the program has launched, and what was running before, unload it from memory). Of course the battery is weak, however, with an average use day light enough, with the active – within 3 hours. The build is medium, slightly creaking cover. The network holds above average speed, oddly enough, nicer than Redmi Note and Mi 3 PAD2. Generally work nicely.”
Lenovo Tab3 Lite 7
And at the bottom of our top another device from Lenovo – Lenovo Tab3 Lite 7. As You’ve probably guessed, the Tab3 Lite has a remarkable resemblance to the TAB 3 710. And if in TAB 3 710 lacked 3G-module, in the Lite version it just is the place to be. And in addition it provides interfaces for Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.
It should be noted that Tab3 Lite 3G with the possibility of more suitable for travel and traveling to, regardless of the availability of Wi-Fi points, you can always stay online.
“I bought this tablet with the charge level of 46%. Actively discharged it 4 hours! At night charge and now all day use, and holds 60%! This is great! Good color rendering, games go at top speed, the top flies without lagging, audibility when acceptable, the caller hears the same as when talking on a normal phone. As state employees are very good. Suggest!”
“It’s very cool that the consumption of the battery of this tablet is spent frugally. For example, with the active use I have enough charge for the whole 10 hours. Perfect for travel, highly recommend!”
If you draw a line, you will notice that one of the most popular factors in choosing a tablet remains a balance in the ratio price-quality. The most interesting remain inexpensive models with average characteristics, which is not only good to pass the evening on the couch, but also to work if necessary.
Fortunately, the modern market allows you to roam and pick the model that will meet all the requirements to the device, and not to spend on new clothes last stash.
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