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Best Android Tablet 2016: 6 best Android tablets right now

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Pixel C

6 / 6

Reviewed by Alastair Stevenson

22 July 2016

Google Pixel C

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Our pick for getting stuff done

Key Features:
  • 10.2-inch, 2,560 x 1,800 screen
  • Optional keyboard with magnetic hinge
  • Outstanding battery life and performance

The Google Pixel C is the first Android tablet wholly designed and produced by Google. It hasn't partnered with anyone, as it does with its Nexus products, it's 100% Google.

In essence it's something between an iPad Air and an iPad Pro. It's an attractive and very powerful 10.2-inch tablet, but an optional keyboard makes this the best Android tablet for working on ever. The Pixel C clips to the keyboard magnetically and the hinge has an awesome smooth action that makes it very versatile.

Of course, you benefit from a clean, unblemished version of Android, and Google has tweaked a few things to make it work better on tablets. It still suffers somewhat from a comparative lack of tablet optimised apps – compared to the iPad – but Android fans shouldn't worry about that.

Buy Now at  Store.Google.com from £399 | Amazon.com from $559

At time of review the Google Pixel C was available for £400 (without keyboard).

Our Score:

8

flashrandom

February 21, 2016, 11:17 pm

Totally unreliable and useless review, good bye trusted(?)reviews.com

mr215

February 22, 2016, 11:36 pm

disagree! have 8 in. Tab 4. too small. better choice for all around is 10 or 12 in. will replace many PCs now in use. add a keyboard and mouse when needed for utility. also SD port and USB an asset. does not have to be paper thin but reasonable weight. a good screen and stable touch an asset. reasonable price a must for success. wishful thinking?

Alex Walsh

February 24, 2016, 3:25 pm

The Nvidia Shield tablet you link to, the K1 version, can be yours new for under £150 now, and as an owner, I think it the best "small" tablet you can buy bar none (especially now they've released the botched Marshmallow update). A new version, based around the X1 SOC has been benchmarked and will presumably be out soon.

I realise aggregating existing reviews into a "best of" feature is a quick way of generating new content but when the original review you link to is, in this instance, dated October 2014, you do need to have a look at whether it's still up to date.

TheSith LordViridis

February 29, 2016, 10:51 am

Go home trusted reviews, you're drunk. No tab a, no tablet z4? Just lol

Ditrih Di

February 29, 2016, 3:07 pm

where teclast, onda, chuwi etc?

abglek

March 23, 2016, 8:36 am

later brand like acer, lenovo, dell etc2 are like low class product, but comparing to wtf chinese brand, they are like new level of premium

calden74

May 19, 2016, 7:04 pm

The Tab 4 is an absolute horrible tablet, slow, no more updates as Samsung the absolute worst company when it comes to updating their products, garbage display, low resolution, only 1.5GB of RAM in which TouchWiz takes up most of it, the list of what it wrong with that tablet goes on and on. Why you didn't buy something like the Xiaomi MiPad doe the less is beyond me. Just a horrible, horrible tablet. Please, anyone reading these comment, stay as far away Samsung's mid-tier tablets, their simply garbage.

calden74

May 19, 2016, 7:05 pm

Why, their right, the Shield is perhaps the best 8" tablet you can buy for the money. Name one other tablet out their that can be had for $200 with these specs.

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