Android tablets make great gifts, and the best thing about them is that everyone can use them, from a three-year-old to your grandma. But with so many devices out there, how can you make sure you get the best Android tablet for your money? There are probably hundreds of Android tablets on Amazon, and avoiding the overpriced and the plain bad can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be that hard.

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Just take a look at the tablets below – they are the very best Android has to offer, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Without further ado, here’s our list of the best Android tablets available so far in the year 2016.

Google Pixel C

Pixel-C-39-792x446Google surprised many of us at its 2015 Nexus event when it unveiled the Pixel C, an in-house built tablet that’s made for productivity. While it may be a tad overpriced, the Pixel C does a lot right. It comes with a big 10.2-inch display, a 34.2WHr battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, all powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor and 3 gigabytes of RAM. There are quite a few decent official accessories available for the tablet, too, like the official keyboard or folio keyboard.

Like we mentioned earlier, the Pixel C is overpriced for what it offers, though it’s still a great Android tablet if you have the extra money to spend. It’s available now from the Google Store starting at $499, with official accessories adding an extra $149 to your purchase.


10.2-inch LTPS LCD display with 2560 x 1800 resolution, 308ppi
64-bit 1.9GHz octa-core NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor
3GB of RAM
32/64GB of on-board storage, no microSD expansion
8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
Non-removable 34.2WHr battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
242 x 179 x 7mm, 517g
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Nexus 9


8.9-inch IPS LCD display with 1536 x 2048 resolution, 281ppi
64-bit 2.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor
2GB of RAM
16/32GB of on-board storage, no microSD card expansion
8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera
Non-removable 6700mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
228.2 x 153.7 x 8mm, 436g
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samsung-galaxy-tab-s2-8-3-840x561Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 was one of our tablets of choice in the past, and its successor is here to make it an even better option. The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 comes with a smaller 8.0-inch display, which makes it more portable without sacrificing too much on screen real estate. It’s also only 5.6 mm thick and 265 grams.

Don’t mistake it for the “little guy” in the playground, though. It has plenty of power to keep you going through all your tasks. It may be a bit too similar to an iPad, but it’s still a great Android tablet that many of you will enjoy.


8.0-inch Super AMOLED display with 1536 x 2048 resolution, 320ppi
1.9Ghz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5433 processor
3GB of RAM
32/64GB of-on board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB
8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera
Non-removable 4000mAh battery
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm, 265g
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