There’s no doubt Apple’s iPads are probably the most well-known tablets on the market.
But there is now an enormous range of alternative cheap tablets like Amazon’s HD 8 tablet on the market that are just as good as the billion dollar tech brand’s cult product.
A nifty tablet is the ideal solution for anyone that fancies something a little bigger than a smartphone, but more lightweight and cheaper than a laptop.
They can also be great for little ones, to keep them entertained without giving them access to your phone contacts while they’re playing. But with so many options, it can difficult to decide which is the best one for you.
So to help you get started we’ve put together a list of the best android tablets you can buy in 2020.
Best Android Tablets for 2020
1. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
This is the newest version of Amazon’s best-ever selling tablet, which must stand for something, right?
One of the best things about the Fire HD 10 tablet is that it has built-in Alexa functions, which means you can speak to it to get it to do things (such as play music, get the news, make calls or control your smart home), without having to navigate using your fingers.
It’s also got a faster processor, longer battery life and a spectacular HD screen that’s ideal for streaming TV and films off of.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
A mighty price tag, but for a mighty machine with multi-functioning abilities.
Boasting a huge 10.5-inch screen, this tablet has the same top-level features of any modern computer like split screen abilities, so you can focus on more than one thing at once. It just has a much slimmer body and is easier to carry.
The magnetic S-pen it comes with allows you to work and play with precision and accuracy, it’s very handy that it will also just stick to the back of the device – so you’ll never have to worry about losing it.
3. Microsoft Surface Pro 6
You might wonder why Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is so much more expensive than the rest of the offerings, but that’s because it’s essentially got all the capabilities of a laptop.
The device can be used in three different orientations, depending on how you need to use it: laptop mode with keyboard attached, studio mode where the tablet is propped up with a stand and basic tablet mode.
The tablet is significantly bigger than most other brands, with a 12.3-inch display and also has a much longer battery life of over 13.5 hours.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
If you like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, but aren’t quite prepared to pay the eye-watering price, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a cheaper but older alternative to consider.
The tablet has a 9.7-inch screen with HDR video playback capabilities, making it perfect to watch movies or play games on the go and excellent sound quality comes from its four in-built speakers.
The tablet also comes with an S pen, allowing you to write on the tablet as if using your favourite ball point pen. Users also have the option of attaching a keyboard to make it feel more like a laptop – although this is sold separately.
5. Amazon Fire HD 8
While the Fire 10 is your tablet for top entertainment, the HD 8 version is still a great option.
For a tablet priced well below competitors, this is a steal as it has some decent gaming features, solid HD display, 10 hours of battery life and integrated Alexa capabilities.
6. Microsoft Surface Go
The Microsoft Surface go isn’t just a super sleek tablet, it boasts some amazing qualities that rival devices more than double the asking price.
With a 10-inch PixelSense screen, not only are you getting a crisp and clear view of what ever you’re looking at – you’re also true to life colours, for a better viewing experience.
A nine hour battery life ensures you can take your work on the go without needing to find somewhere to charge it up – if you’re using the tablet for play, you can be assured a long lasting gaming experience without interruption.
It’s slimline design and virtually non-existent weight means you’ll have no trouble moving around with this in your bag.
7. Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite
Huawei’s MediaPad M5 Lite is one of the most stylish options on the market, with sleek stylish curves crafted from aerospace-grade aluminium.
The tablet has a 10.1-inch HD screen, perfect for streaming and four speakers with digital amplifiers that give you powerful, balanced sound. The tablet recharges within three hours and gives 13 hours of playback so you’ll always be connected.
8. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3
Lenovo’s Yoga Tab 3 is the perfect tablet for movie and TV lovers.
The tablet lives up to its Yoga name with four modes for comfortable watching – stand it up, hold it, tilt it or hang it. When it comes to playing videos, with Yoga Tab 3 is very well suited, with a clear colour-enhanced display, long battery life, and JBL speakers.
One of the most fun features is Lenovo Media Cast, which allows you to wirelessly cast your phone’s screen to the tablet when you need a bigger screen. It also has one of the longest battery lives of all the tablets on our list, with 18 hours on one charge.