Best Android tablets of 2016


Unlike Apple's closed system of hardware and software, the open-source nature of Google's Android OS makes it inviting for many hardware manufacturers to try their hand at making an Android-based device. That said, it's a system that has been slow to bear fruit when it comes to viable competitors to the Apple iPad, but that's changing. The following tablets represent the highest-quality Android-based models currently available.

Google Pixel C

The Google Pixel C is the best Android tablet money can buy.

Price: $739.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Google Nexus 9

The Google Nexus 9's premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.

Price: $298.39 - $299.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

For novice Android users with a desire to greatly personalize their experience, the Sony Xperia Z4 is a beautifully constructed tablet with high-end specs that won't disappoint.

Price: $592.39 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Dell Venue 10 7000

The refined build quality and slick performance of the Dell Venue 10 7000 make it one of the finest Android tablet-hybrids around.

Price: $399.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2's brilliant screen, plentiful storage capacity and slender build make it a great tablet for everyday use at home or on the go.

Price: $297.99 - $649.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Dell Venue 8 7000

With its powerful 3D camera and strong image editing features the Dell Venue 8 7000 makes the strongest case yet for tablet photography.

Price: $299.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.

Price: $429.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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