Android tablets
Android tablets

Unlike the exciting sector of the smartphone, the tablet has been experiencing a stagnation with a slight contraction for years. The reasons can be found in their complementary nature to the mobile for multimedia consumption and the scarcity of novelties in the sector. But the tablets are not dead and have an absolute leader: the Apple iPad. But there is life beyond Apple: Amazon, Samsung, Huawei and Lenovo share the rest of the pie.

Although many brands insist that tablets are optimal tools for professional activity, the reality is that most users continue to see in this gadget the ideal device for the consumption of content such as series and videos, games or the internet. Maybe that’s why many think twice when buying a tablet.

After all, we can find them from less than one hundred euros to almost a thousand. What is the difference between them? Is it worth going for a high-end tablet? Can a tablet of two hundred euros satisfy me as much as one worth double? Everything will depend on what you want it for, and in some cases it will be very difficult to take them to the limit with everyday use. We analyze several models of the main manufacturers of Android tablets to find the differences between their ranges of 200 and 400 euros.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

As with mobiles, the South Korean manufacturer Samsung has a wide range of tablets according to the needs and demands of users.

Thus, you can distinguish between the most premium range, the S range topped by the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – outside of our price range – and the more affordable range, the A Range. What differences will there be between the Samsung Galaxy Tab A vs Samsung Galaxy tab S2 ?

In accordance with the technical specifications provided by the manufacturer:

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S2 SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A
screen 9.7 inches with resolution 2048 x 1536 (QXGA). Super AMOLED technology 10.1 inches with resolution 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). TFT technology
Dimensions 23.73 x 16.90 x 0.56 centimeters 25.42 x 15.53 x 0.82 centimeters
Weight 378 g. 525 g.
Processor Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa-Core 64 bits at 1.3 GHz / 1.90 GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 (4 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 4 x 1 GHz Cortex A-53)
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Storage 32 GB Expandable with microSD (up to 200 GB) 16 GB Expandable with microSD (up to 200 GB)
Cameras Main camera: 8.0 MP with Autofocus and video recordingFHD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps. Front camera: 2.1 MP Main camera: 8.0 MP with Autofocus and video recordingFHD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps. Front camera: 2 MP
Battery 5.870 mAh Time of Internet use (Wi-Fi): up to 8 h. Video playback time: up to 12 h. Audio playback time: up to 103 h. 7,300 mAh Internet time (Wi-Fi): up to 13 h Video playback time: up to 13 h Audio playback time: up to 187 h.
Connectivity GPS + GLONASS, WiFi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac), BT4.1, LTE, MHL 3.0, USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Wi-Fi Direct
OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Additional characteristics Fingerprint reader, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G optional GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G optional
OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Price $277.99 $227.99
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What do they have in common?

Both models share connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the possibility of 4G, the somewhat outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and its optics, quite simple above all if we consider the prices at which the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 moves.

What is the difference between them?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is lighter and more powerful, has greater storage capacity – although the expandability is higher in the Tab A -, fingerprint reader and its screen is of higher quality. If there is something in which the Tab S2 stands out, it is in the quality of its screen, a point that must be taken into account if we are going to spend many hours in front of the display watching series, movies or reading.

However, the most affordable option has a slightly larger screen and considerably more autonomy.

In Amazon, the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is $ 227.99 and that of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is $ 277.99.

Huawei MediaPad T3 vs Huawei MediaPad M3

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei specifies the following technical characteristics of the Huawei MediaPad M3 and Huawei MediaPad T3 models:

HUAWEI MEDIAPAD M3 HUAWEI MEDIAPAD T3
screen 8.4-inch IPS LCD screen, with a resolution of 2560×1600 and pixel density of 359 ppi. Brightness: 400 nits 9.6-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and 157 ppi pixel density. Brightness: 300 nits
Dimensions 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 mm 229.8 x 159.8 x 7.95 mm
Weight 316 g 460 g
Processor Huawei Kirin Octa-core 2.1GHz Qualcomm Quad-core 1.4GHz
Audio 4 stereo speakers, certified by Harman / Kardon, HiRes & aptX HD audio Individual speaker
Battery 5100mAh with fast charge. Up to 10 hours of video playback 4800mAh. Up to 9.8 hours of local video playback
RAM 4GB 2 GB
Storage 32 GB 16 GB
Front and rear cameras 8 MP front camera with fixed and rear focus with autofocus. Full HD 1080p 5 Mp rear camera with auto focus and 2 Mp front
Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 8.0 layer Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0 layer
Additional characteristics Fingerprint reader, child mode and GPS Child mode and GPS
Price $ 525.00 $159.00
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What do they have in common?

The only thing that the Huawei MediaPad M3 tablet and the Huawei MediaPad T3 have in common is their elegant metal casing and connectivity.

Also, the battery and autonomy of both tablets is quite similar. They also use identical screen technology, but the MediaPad M3 has more resolution and brightness.

What is the difference between them?

In addition to the quality of the screen, the Huawei MediaPad M3 outperforms the T3 in almost everything: lightness and compactness, better optics in both lenses, more enveloping sound thanks to its four stereo speakers, a more powerful processor and finally more storage and RAM. Another point to keep in mind is the fingerprint reader.

However, the Huawei MediaPad T3 has a larger screen of almost 10 inches and its software is more updated because it is a newer model.

In Amazon the price of the Huawei MediaPad M3 is $ 252 and that of Huawei Mediapad T3 is $ 159.

Lenovo YOGA TAB 3 Plus vs Lenovo Tab4 10

Lenovo has in its catalog of tablets with up to four types: Yoga series, A series, Miix series and ThinkPad series, each one aimed at a different audience.

In the range of 400 euros is the Lenovo Yoga 3 Plus, a multimedia tablet that can be used in the form of stand, wedge, book and frame thanks to its support. On the other side of the comparison, the versatile 10-inch Lenovo Tab4

According to the manufacturer’s specifications:

LENOVO YOGA TAB 3 LENOVO TAB4 10
screen Full HD IPS (2560 x 1600) 2K 25.65 cm (10.1 “) screen with 10-point MultiTouch technology 25.65 cm (10.1 “) IPS HD screen (1280 x 800) with 10 point multitouch technology
Dimensions 19 x 3.3 x 31.1 centimeters 17 x 0.85 x 24.7 centimeters
Weight 640 g. 506 g.
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with eight cores 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Storage 32 GB + microSD expandable up to 128 GB 16 GB + microSD expandable up to 128 GB
Cameras 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front Front: 2 MP and Rear of 5 MP with autofocus
Battery Up to 18 hours with a 9,300 mAh battery Battery autonomy of up to 13 hours of playback / navigation; 20 hours of general use. 7,000 mAh
Connectivity Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and optional LTE Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional LTE
OS Android 7.0 Android 7.0
Additional characteristics Fingerprint reader, GPS GPS
OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Price $291.77 $180.66
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What do they have in common?

Both the Lenovo YOGA TAB 3 and the Lenovo Tab4 10 share screen size, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth and the option of 4G and the operating system, in this case Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

For what is available in the market, we could say that we are faced with two heavy tablets – something that can be explained in their large batteries – but with reduced edges, which leads to greater use of their dimensions.

What is the difference between them?

The most outstanding features of the YOGA TAB 3 are its Full HD 2K screen and its large battery of almost 10,000 mAh. The YOGA TAB 3 is more powerful, has better optics and has more storage space. In favor of the Lenovo Tab4, its smaller dimensions and compactness and greater lightness.

The Amazon price of the Lenovo YOGA TAB 3 Plus is $ 291.77 and that of the Lenovo Tab4 is $ 180.66.

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