Many people prefer using tablets over laptops while on the move because of their portability and ability to handle easily while on the go. While some prefer smartphones to do the job, they often find it difficult to accomplish tasks without having to zoom in multiple times because of their small screen size.
When looking at the market for electronic tablets many people prefer buying 7-inch tablets because of the mobility of the device and its ability to be stored anywhere while on the go. If you are on a moving bus or running late to a meeting and you still haven’t finished those last minute edits for your presentation, trying to get it done on a laptop is quite difficult. This is where a tablet could help make your work easier.
Apart from that there are many other uses for these devices like another example could be reading a book, carrying your laptop around to read a book while on the go is not ideal and while most of you might think that’s where a smartphone saves the day, their screens are quite small and will leave you zooming in and out most of the time. The other reason 7-inch tablets are considered a lot of new buyers and small tasks is a cause of their price range. 7-inch tablets are much cheaper when put beside 8 and 10-inch tablets. 7-inch tablets provide almost all the features and functions an 8 and 10-inch tablet provides for almost half the price.
Many college or school going users also prefer 7-inch tablets over smartphones as their large screens make reading while on the go easier and its small size makes it easy to store. Parents also prefer 7-inch tablets to keep their toddlers occupied as these tablets being small and light makes it easy for their kids to hold. Below is a list of some of the best tablets of 2018 that money can buy. We’ve put together a list of tablets with all scenarios taken into consideration.
So whether you are new to purchasing tablets and you’re looking for help or you are looking to replace your old one or even if you are looking for a tablet to keep your toddler occupied we are here to help. All the tablets mentioned below are easily available in the market and is not hard to find. Keep reading to find out more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Tablet Review
When looking to purchase a new smart device like a smartphone or watch for example people often find themselves in a dilemma. The world of smart devices like phones and tablets and other items are dominated by the two main tech giants Samsung and Apple. Number one on this list of the best tablets you should consider buying is from the giant with the widest range of products designed and sold at prices friendly to almost all people. The first tablet on this list comes from Samsung and happens to be one of the best tablets on the market today. Apart from making the best tablets when looking at annually sale statistics, you’ll find that a majority of tablets sold in the market each year is from Samsung.
Looking at the tablet you’ll find that the front of the device is completely covered by glass and is held together with a plastic casing. The back of the device features a nonslip textured finish which is quite receptive to fingerprints. The only drawback to this design is the narrow gap between the screen and the casing which tends to attract dirt. As far as connectivity is concern the ports and function buttons are similar to the ones on most of the Samsung tablets. On the left of the device, you’ll find a micro sd slot that tucked away neatly beneath a tab that is easy to remove. On the right of the device, you will find the volume and power buttons. On the top of the device is 3.5mm headset jack along with the micro USB port that can be used for charging and data transfer and a camera on the back of the device. The bottom of the device is left plain and only houses a single microphone. The tablet has a relatively compact design and neat appearance. The device weighs approximately 280gm and is comfortable to hold. The build of the device is not very sturdy and applying too much pressure can cause waves on the device’s display. The overall appearance of the device is neat and compact.
The device is powered by a Spreadtrum SoC which operates inside the Galaxy Tab A7. The device has four Cortex A7 cores that clock at a maximum rate of 1.3 GHz, and are accompanied by 1.5 GB of working memory and 8GB of onboard storage although this won’t be a problem thanks to the ability to add an sd card. An ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU is responsible for video output. The Galaxy Tab A7 comes with the newer version of Android 5.1.1 preloaded, however, It is not known whether it will be updated to the latest Android 6.0 version. The device also features the Kids Mode function like most other Samsung devices out there and that can be installed optionally making it convenient for families. An individual user interface can be created for up to six children. It allows setting a maximum time of use and list of permitted programs. The design and functions of some applications, such as the camera app, have been adapted for use by children. Beyond that, a split-screen mode that is opened via prolonged holding of the left touch button is also on board. It, for example, enables displaying a video app beside the browser. The Galaxy Tab A7 uses a 2.4 GHz frequency band for communicating on Wi-Fi networks. The device also has an integrated GPS module which supports GLONASS satellite network and performs quite well which makes easy to use for navigating while on the go. The devices display has a 7 inch IPS panel that has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels in a 16:10 format with a pixel density of 216 PPI. The brightness on the device is enough for indoor use, although when it comes to outdoor use Samsung has a special outdoor feature that enhances the screen’s brightness that has to be activated manually since the tablet does not have an ambient light sensor.
Camera & Battery
The device is home to two cameras one on the front and one on the back. The primary camera on the Galaxy Tab A7 has a native resolution of 5 megapixels, with a f/2.2 aperture autofocus. Unfortunately, the device does not accommodate a LED flash so clicking photos in the dark won’t be possible. Although not the best the device’s camera performs pretty well and clicks exceptionally good photographs. The front-facing cam’s performance is also good despite it being a much lower resolution camera (2 megapixels).Both cameras in the Galaxy Tab A7 record videos in a maximum resolution of 720p at 30 frames per second. Videos shot with the primary camera make a low-detail impression and present visible pixelation on straight lines. The autofocus is disabled during recordings but can be re-focused via touching the screen when required. The recordings of the front-facing webcam are on a similar level but do not display pixelation.
Overall the camera on the device is good enough based on its price range and can be useful to capture something while on the go. The battery present in the device can give you between 6 to 8 hours of runtime based on your usages. Samsung has a special feature embedded to prolong battery life that dims the brightness of the screen when the battery is at 5% regardless of the selected settings and without enabled energy-saving modes. Two modes are preloaded: In the ultra-energy-savings mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled and the selection of apps is limited. Furthermore, a basic energy-savings mode that reduces the CPU performance, screen brightness and frame rates can also be selected. Samsung’s Smart Manager will pause apps that have been active in the background for over 3 days to save energy. With the charger present in the box, the tablet can go back to 100% in approximately 4hours.
If you are looking for something simple and pocket-friendly then this is a good option and will surely make your day easier by helping you to finish work on the go. The Tab A7 should definitely be considered if you don’t mind the plastic body and limited storage on board.
Amazon Kindle Fire 7 Review
When it comes to e-reading amazon happens to have some of the best gadgets that support e-reading in the market. But what if you want to do more than just reading and you don’t want to spend too much money for that. Well, then that’s not a problem cause Amazon has that covered too. This tablet from Amazon is one of the best budget tablets for on the go work, reading and much more. The kindle fire 7 is one of Amazon best budget tablets on the market and offers a lot more than just reading e-books.
The fire 7 is designed quite similar to its predecessor models and can hardly be told apart with a quick glance. The tablet is quite heavy compared to other models in the market and has a plastic body. The device has a large bezel surrounding and looks a bit different from other tablets. The top of the device houses the functionality buttons required to control the volume and power along with the headphone jack and micro USB port. On the side of the device is the micro sd slot and apart from that its left plain. The device houses a VGA camera on the front and a 2MP rear camera along with speakers on the bottom.
The device runs on a custom-made version of Android called the Fire OS which might be a bit difficult to tell at first due to the replaced apps. The tablet is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 1.3GHz processor paired with a slightly paltry 1GB of RAM. The device has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and a pixel density of 171ppi. Navigating through the tab is smooth and easy although sometimes there could be a little bit of lag especially when there are background processes running. The tablet comes with amazons signature apps like the Kindle bookstore, the silk browser, audible and much more which are easy and convenient to use and often aren’t found on other devices. There’s even a dedicated Shop screen that, as you’ve probably guessed, pulls in content from Amazon’s online store, including quick access to buy items again you’ve recently purchased.
Although the Amazon app store is good don’t be too disappointed if you don’t find everything that Googles play store offers. There is quite a good selection of apps present in their store but sometimes you’ll find it difficult to find particular apps that the play store has. Another good thing about this tab is the presence of Amazons personal assistant “Alexa”. Upon long pressing the home button you’d be greeted by Alexa and the tab can do almost everything the actual echo does such as getting a flash briefing of your news and agenda, checking the weather and setting timers. Really, though, things come alive if you have any smart home devices set up. Apart from this the tab also has dual band wifi functionality so if you have a dual band router you can take advantage of faster internet speeds. The overall performance of the tablet is quite good considering the price and can definitely make things easier for you.
Camera & Battery
The camera on the device is not a masterpiece and will probably be of use only in situations where you are left with no other option. The image quality isn’t the best you’ll get and at the same time, it is not that bad either. The overall idea of clicking pics or using the tablet for its camera isn’t practical but in the situation where you don’t have a phone or actual cam on hand, it should be handy. The front-facing came is a VGA camera and won’t really up to your selfie game. The device’s battery is worth it when the price is taken into consideration with a full charge a user can get up to 8 hours of usage depending on the apps they use. The downside of this is the charger bundled with the device is only 5V and can take up to six hours to fully charge the device. APart from the slow charger, the device packs a pretty good battery and if left to charge in the night, it will have enough power to get you through your day.
If you are in the market looking for something cheap to get you through your day then this device is worth every penny. The device is one of the best devices in this price range and is probably the only one that comes with amazons Alexa built in. If you don’t have high expectations and go in fully aware of what to expect, the Fire 7 is a respectable enough tablet. The device has a range of colors to choose from and the company also makes a specific model designed for young ones with some additional rubberized protection, but the standard model still feels like it can deal with a few drops.
Asus Nexus 7 Tablet Review
The next tablet on the list comes from two fo the best companies in the market. The largest search engine on the internet Google teamed up with one of the best laptops manufactures Asus to design an epic Tablet. Although this model is a little bit outdated, back when the Nexus 7 was released it happened to be one of the best affordable 7-inch tablets on the market. The Nexus 7 offers good performance and is good for someone who is looking for a tablet that is not so pricey and is a cheaper alternative to Apple’s iPad mini.
The Nexus 7 is a comfortable 7-inch tablet that can easily be held conveniently in one hand. The device is not too small nor too big, its the perfect size for a tablet to use on the go and can be tossed into any bag without any problem. The device has a tough plastic exterior and a display that is coated with standard-issue Corning glass. The volume and power buttons can be found on the side of the device, on the top of the device is the headphone jack followed by the USB port on the bottom. On the back of the device, you will find the camera along with stereo sound speakers. The grills are large and well-placed, so they’re hard to cover with your hands when holding the tablet. The place where Google and Asus have really outdone Apple is in the resolution and pixel density of the screen. The Nexus 7 packs a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 323 PPI. The one disadvantage of 16:9 is that it leaves the Nexus 7 with a ton of bezel between the screen and the actual edge of the tablet. The Nexus 7 also has a very bright display and auto-brightness which does a perfect job of adapting to your environment. Like any tablet, it’s at its best in the moderate indoor light. It does wash out in bright direct sunlight, but no more than the best displays out there.
The performance of the device is great when compared to other devices. The device is powered by a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM and either 16 or 32 GB of memory, the Nexus 7 is easily among the best performing Android devices on the market. Flicking across home screens is incredibly responsive, along with impressive multitasking performance. Gaming on this tablet is not a bad idea as the device can run most of the best games smoothly without any problems. Back when the device released it was one of Google’s best flagship product and was one of the best tablets on the market. The device runs on Android 4.3 out of the box and Google has promised updates along the way. The control buttons used to go back, home or see your recently used apps are present on the display itself and rotate whenever you rotate your device. The overall performance of the device is excellent when compared to other tablets and should easily be able to help you complete work on the go and get through your day.
Camera & Battery
The device houses a 5MP camera on the back which clicks decent pictures. The front camera on the device is a 1.2-megapixel camera which could be used for Skype, Google Hangouts and other video chatting services provided there is good lighting conditions. The device houses a 3950 mAh battery which promises up to 9 hours of use with a full charge. Wheather you are planning to watch videos or movies all day or even just check your mail and edit documents the tablet will easily get you through the day without having to worry about carrying a charger about. The overall performance of the device’s battery is remarkable and long-lasting.
The Nexus 7 is a good place to start if you are looking for a cheaper version of the iPad mini or if you are new to the tablet game. The Nexus 7 is worth its price tag and happened to be one of the best tablets on the market back when it was released. Although there are newer models of tablets today the Nexus 7 still remains one of the best because of its performance and reliability. If you are looking for a tablet that offers decent performance and you don’t mind it being a bit old then the Nexus 7 is a good tablet to consider buying.
Apple iPad mini 4 Review
Similar to the smartphone world and the struggle between Apple’s devices and devices that run on Android, when it comes to selecting a tablet apple also has a range of products designed to suit your needs. If you are a fan of the fancy looking devices Apple offers then this device might be a good option for you. The iPad mini series are smaller versions of Apple’s iPads and apart from the screen size, the functionality of the mini iPad and the actual iPads are quite similar. The iPad mini 4 is one of the best tablets Apple has ever created.
The design of the iPad four is nothing new and looks quite similar to the other iPads in the mini-series. The device features the same curved edges and ceramic-like back. The iPad mini 4 is only 300 grams and feels good when held and can easily be slipped into any large pocket, a jacket pocket for example. The screen is encased with large bezels similar to the ones found on the previous models. The iPad 4 unlike the previous models does not feature a volume silencer although the other power buttons and ports can be found in the same places. On the side of the iPad lies the volume control and tilt lock button. On the top of the iPad is the on-off button along with the microphones and headphone jack. The bottom of the device contains the speakers along with the charging port. The back of the device houses the camera along with the companies logo. The iPad mini 4 happens to be one of the most robust and premium-feeling tablets in the market and it can easily survive an accidental drop or two and be left without much damage.
The iPad mini is powered by an ARM 1.51ghz processor along with 2GBof RAM. The iPad mini4 also happens to have one of the best displays compared to other tablets in the market. The devices display is a bright and clear display which makes it easy to use in nearly any environment. The device offers a pixel density of 324ppi which truly enhances the quality of pictures and videos on the screen. The screens anti-glare feature makes the iPad easy to use in any scenario without having to constantly adjust the brightness. If you’re wondering if you can game on the iPad once in a while the answer is yes. The device packs enough power to easily run most of the games in the store, although the device may run into trouble when you look to play some of the latest high graphics games, it sure can play most of the other games and is perfect if you are looking to sat entertained while on the go.
Camera & Battery
The iPad mini 4 has a good enough camera when compared to the other tablets of its type, although as mentioned previously tablet cameras aren’t the best cameras for primary use. The device has an 8MP camera and it clicks some decent photos and would definitely be of use in emergencies or if your main camera isn’t with you. If you are looking to have some fun with the camera, the device can record slow-motion 720p videos at 12fps and give you a decent enough result. Another good feature is the time-lapse function which helps you to shoot over longer durations and play at a faster speed and the HDR feature which allows you to record high definition videos. The iPad packs a good battery and offers decent battery life to its users. Based on how the tablet is used the device can offer up to 10 hours of run time with a full charge which is more than enough to get you through your day. At half brightness, which is more around where you’re likely to keep it, the iPad mini 4 can keep going for hours on end. The battery present in the device has a good backup so even if you are looking to play games for a little while or read a book or surf the web you will not be left with a half dead tablet.
If you are an apple fan and you’re looking for a smaller less costly version of the big iPad then the iPad mini 4 is a good place to start. The device has one of the best displays when compared to most other tablets on this list and surely stands out from the rest. The power and performance of the device are really strong too and is perfectly capable of getting you through your day. Despite being a little older, the price is a little high compared to some other cheap options but when looking at the performance of the device it is worth every penny. The iPad mini 4 comes in 3 different colors and a wide range of cases to choose from.
Asus Zenpad 8 Review
If you are on a budget and you are looking for a cheap tablet to get you through your day or even if you’re purchasing a tablet for the first time and you are looking for something cheap and reliable then this tablet form the Taiwanese manufacturer is a great option. The Asus Zenpad 8 is a 8inch tablet that is a perfect option for a beginner or someone on a budget. Although the tablet doesn’t have much to showcase it is still good enough to perform basic tasks like reading books, updating or editing files or even some light gaming.
The Asus Zenpad 8 is designed in a simple way and isn’t really much to look at. The tablet is designed for a budget tablet with no special features. The display is surrounded by a thick bezel on all four sides and has no physical navigation buttons. On the top of the display rests a front facing camera along with an earpiece (one of the few tablets that allow you to make calls) and an ambient light sensor. The right side of the device features a volume rocker along with a power button. On the bottom of the device is the micro USB port that allows you to charge the device and the top of the device has a headphone jack. On the rear of the device, you will find a plastic back that can be removed with ease. Beneath the back cover, you will find the SIM card slot and the MicroSD card slot for expandable storage. There is one more connector here and that is for the audio cover. Adding the audio cover the Asus ZenPad 8 becomes quite bulky and a little uncomfortable to use. When using the audio cover the tablet can only be used in one position which makes it difficult to use when outdoors or when there is lightly falling on the screen. Overall the build of the device is standard and sturdy.
The Asus ZenPad 8 has a pretty decent score when it comes to performance. The device has a 8-inch IPS display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 216ppi. The device is powered by an Intel Atom x3-C3230 quad-core chipset coupled with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and a 3450mAh battery. The device has 16GB built-in storage expandable via a microSD card. The viewing angles of the display are good and the resolution is crisp enough to get through everyday tasks like checking your email, watching a few videos or reading books. But if you are looking to game a lot on this device then you will be left disappointed. The tablet runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and has a custom version of Asus’s own UI. An interesting feature of the UI is that it auto arranges the apps you download into folders if you wish it to do so. One good feature that comes with the device is when you log into the device, one of your Google accounts is entitled to get 100GB of Google Drive space free for 2 years on ASUS mobile devices. The overall performance isn’t that great but it is still good enough for basic tasks to get you through your day.
Camera & Battery
The camera present on the device is pretty basic and isn’t ideal to rely on. The primary camera present on the device is a 5MP camera and can click some decent photos in optimal lighting conditions. The front-facing camera is a 0.3 MP camera which could come in useful if you need to skype or video call someone, again provided you are in a well-lit environment. Coming to the battery life the device can provide up to 6.5 to 7 hours of backup which is almost enough to get you through your day. Again the battery back up depends on how you use it and depending on that it should be enough to get you through your day.
Overall, speaking the tablet is a good option only if you are looking for something cheap and with basic specs. Although the tablet has basic specs it is still good enough to perform simple tasks and will surely be worth the money you spend on it. This tablet is a good option for you if you are looking for something basic and something that can make calls with the help of a sim card. If you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks and you don’t mind being a tablet to make calls without a sim card then there are better options out there.
LG G Pad V400 7-Inch 8GB
This tablet from LG is another great option for someone looking for a cheap budget tablet for basic use. The LG GPAD V400 is a 7inch tablet from LG that is not so costly and offers good enough features and functions to get you through your day.
Coming to the design of the Gpad the LG G Pad 7.0 appropriately looks like the little sibling of the LG G Pad 10.1. There’s not much to its design; has a smooth matte back panel that wraps around the front bezels of the screen and features an LG (or AT&T) logo on the back. On the top edge of the device lies a headphone jack, IR blaster, and microSD card expansion slot (The LTE model also has a slot for the SIM card.), a power button and volume rocker lie on the top right corner and a Micro-USB port on the bottom. The tablet features a native portrait orientation and dual speakers on the bottom half of the back. Unfortunately, when you’re watching a video in landscape mode, it’s easy to block the speakers by holding the tablet. The smooth textured back makes holding the back comfortable but lacks grips and tends to attract fingerprints.
The LG Gpad is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage(It also offers a microSD card expansion slot (expandable up to 64GB)), and runs on Android 4.4.2 with an LG Optimus overlay out of the box. The user interface offers a variety of customization options which is not typically found in other budget tablets. Most budget tablets don’t allow you to change more than the home and lock screen backgrounds, but you can heavily tweak the interface of the LG G Pad 7.0 to your liking. You can choose from a variety of lock screen security options, or even change how the navigation bar on the bottom looks or select a fun screen-swiping effect. These are just some of the options and, though they seem trivial, if you’re looking for a device for everyday use you’ll probably appreciate the freedom to adjust how you experience the tablet. The display present on the device offers a 1,280×800-pixel resolution and is decently sharp with excellent wide viewing angles and no visible separation between the screen and display.T he device comes with an app called QPair pre-installed which allows you to sync most smartphones with the tablet for easy access to text messages, incoming phone calls, and social-network notifications, QPair is useful when you’re at home spending time on your tablet and don’t want to carry your phone around. The IR blaster present on the device allows you to use your device as a universal remote control. There is also an app called QRemote which comes preloaded on the tablet and makes setup nice and easy. The tablet can handle some light gaming although large apps and games slow down the device.
The LG G Pad 7.0 houses a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one. The photo quality of the camera is exceptional although some users claim that the 4G LTE models come with a camera app that slightly enhances the quality. Another feature that the tablet has that cannot be found elsewhere is LG’s fun voice-activated function that allows the device to take a photo when you say whiskey, kimchee, cheese or one of a few other words. Coming to the battery life the device has a battery that can keep it powered for a few days when on standby. With a full charge, the device’s battery is highly capable of getting you through the days without any problems.
The LG GPAD V400 is perhaps one of the best budget tablets in the market. Although this is an older model it still happens to be one of the best tablets for light use and on the go work. A tablet is a perfect option for you if your main criteria are checking your e-mail, browsing the Web and playing occasionally. The tablet comes with a wifi and LET versions and you also have a choice to choose how much memory you want on board.
Lenovo Tab 7 Review
This next tablet comes from one of the worlds best PC makers. Lenovo the PC manufacturer from Bejing has first entered the Android and Windows tablet market back in 2011 and since then it has made a lot of tablet PC’s which are as good as their original ones. This particular tablet is called the Lenovo Tab 7 Essential and is a perfect option for someone looking for a basic tablet from a premium company. The Lenovo Tab 7 has all the essential features to get you through the day and is also reasonably priced.
The design of the tablet is pretty simple and nothing much to look at. The device’s display is surrounded by a narrow bezel on either side and two broad bezels on the top and bottom when held in portrait mode. The back of the device features a textured kind of plastic that feels good and comfortable to hold. On the back of the device lies a primary camera and on the front is the secondary camera along with a front-facing speaker. On the top edge of the device lies the 3.5mm headphone jack along with the micro USB port that can be used for charging and data transfer. Towards to the right of the device lies the volume control buttons along with the power/sleep button that can be used to turn on and off the device. On the left side of the device lies a blue tab with the companies name written on it, Pulling back the tab will reveal the place where the micro sd and has to be inserted. The overall build quality of the device is sturdy and can surely handle a few accidental drops.
The Lenovo tab 7 essential is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8167D processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The tablet packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Lenovo Tab 7 Essential houses two cameras on the device, a 2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The device has a 7-inch display with a 1024×600 screen resolution and a pixel density of 170ppi. Out of the box, the device runs on Android 7.0 and all of this comes to life with the help of a 3500mAh nonremovable battery. The tablet measures 194.80 x 102.00 x 8.80 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 254.00 grams.The Lenovo Tab 7 Essential is a single SIM (GSM) tablet that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the device include a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor. There are also models that do not accommodate sim cards.
Camera & Battery
The Lenovo Tab 7 houses a 2MP primary camera along with a 2MP selfie camera. Although it isn’t ideal to use the camera can provide decent snaps as long as there are good lighting conditions. The camera also has an autofocus function which helps enhance the picture quality. Another good feature that this tablet has the most others don’t is the auto face recognition function which allows the camera to focus on a face and enhance the image quality. The front-facing camera can be used for video calls and other services provided you are in a well-lit room. As far as the battery is concerned the device has a 3500 mAh that can easily give you up to 7 hours of backup enough to get you through your day. If your sole purpose of using the tablet is to check your mail and watch a few videos or play a few games then the battery will easily get you through your day without any problem.
The Lenovo tab 7 essential is a perfect option for someone who is looking for a tablet for minimal use and something that is inexpensive. The Lenovo tab 7 comes in one color only which is black and although this may be a deal breaker to some there are always cases out there to fix this problem. Users can also choose whether they want a wifi or LTE version although this feature is limited to selected regions. Overall the Lenovo tab 7 is a good budget tablet with decent functionality.
NeuTab 7 Review
This 7-inch tablet comes from an innovative company founded in 2013 which is a trustful supplier of consumer electronics, mostly tablets & accessories, Neutab focuses on bringing high performance, cost-friendly products to customers with budgets. This tablet is a good option for someone who is looking to try out something new or even for those looking for an inexpensive durable and reliable tablet.
The design of the NeuTab 7 is pretty simple and nothing much to look at. The back of the tablet has a soft, matte finish that is very comfortable to hold. The tablet also houses a primary and secondary camera. Since the device has a curved body, unlike the other tablets on this list buttons like the volume rocker and power/sleep button are placed on the back of the device. The headphone jack along with the micro sd card slot and micro USB port lies on the back too. The devices display is surrounded by a black bezel and rounded edges and although simple it will be easy to tell apart from other tablets.
The NeuTab 7 is powered by a 4×1.2GHz Quad Core CPU, plus Quad Core GPU. 8GB Storage (Supports MicroSD card extension), 512MB RAM. Outside the box, the device runs on Google Android 4.4. The device features a 7.0-inch Multi-touch HD screen with a 1024×600 screen resolution. Although It may not be top-of-the-line the tablet performs pretty well and loads apps fast. This tablet has a colorful display and an appropriate 1024×600 resolution for web browsing and many games. It doesn’t have a Retina resolution, but it is widescreen and works fine for watching Netflix or Video streaming services. The display is also IPS so it can be viewed from an angle and the display still looks good. Apart from that the device also houses a GPS chip and supports sim cards too. So if you need to use this tablet to navigate around the city that won’t be a problem. The built-in GPS chip allows it to function like a dedicated GPS using satellites. This tablet also has Bluetooth so you can use it with Bluetooth keyboards and Bluetooth speakers. The device also has two cameras one on the front and one on the back and can click decent photos with optimal lighting conditions.
Camera & battery
The cameras present on the device are pretty standard and are only good when used outdoors. A front-facing camera is a good option for someone who may want to Skype on the go or even click a quick selfie while on the go to send to their loved ones. Both cameras may not be the best in the market but they sure can click decent photos provided there is good lighting. The device’s battery has limited reviews although most users mention that it is good enough to get you through the day with one full charge.
The Neutab 7 is a good option for someone new to using a tab as it is inexpensive and is a good option if someone hasn’t used a tab before. Although the tab has some decent features it is only recommended if you are buying a tablet only for limited use as that is what the tablet is good at. If you are hoping this device is also a great gaming tablet or multitasking then you may be left disappointed.
If you are in the market looking for a tablet to buy your toddler then these next two options are worth considering. These two tablets are two of the few 7-inch tablets designed specifically for the little ones. The tablets have a sturdy design so if you’re worried about your little ones dropping it then that won’t be an issue as they can easily survive a few drops and bangs.
LeapFrog 7 Review
LeapFrog is one of the best-known brands when it comes to kids tablets. The Platinum is of the companies best models and comes with several pre-loaded apps and some demos, and you can buy more apps from the LeapFrog app store. This tablet not only looks like something a kid will play with but is also designed with that in mind. The leapfrog is a perfect option for a toddler who is new to using smart devices as it is completely toddler-friendly and parental controlled. The tablet can keep your kids occupied for hours and can leave you to worry-free about what they might be doing.
As the tablet is designed for kids aged between 3 and 9 the LeapPad Platinum has a tough case and a “shatter-safe” screen. The tablets 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024×600 which is higher than other LeapPad tablets. It’s bright enough and colorful, with good viewing angles. To the left of the screen is a direction pad which can be used to navigate around in some apps, and pressing left or right moves between home screens. There’s a volume rocker on the bottom edge and a card slot for game cartridges on the right. Charging the tablet can be done either by using the bundled charger or use the included USB cable to charge it from your computer or any USB charger. Apart from that the tablet also features a built-in stylus, front and rear cameras, a speaker, headphone socket and Wi-Fi along with a kid-safe web browser.
The tablet is powered by a 1GHz processor, 7in 1024×600 capacitive touchscreen, 8GB storage and 2Mp front and rear cameras (640×480 max video resolution)The tablet comes with a wide range of pre-installed apps which can leave your kids entertained for hours. Six demos come with the tablet, although some require extra files downloading before you can play them. The first time you go to the app store you will be prompted to download a free app (and create a LeapFrog account if you skipped that step during setup). There’s a choice of three for each age group, and you’re allowed one. You can filter by age group as well as by price, character, app category or skillset. Unfortunately, the store has no free apps and 3rd party apps cant be installed. As a parent, you can set a limit on how long the tablet can be used before a ‘rest’ period, the length of which you can also set. For the most part, the Platinum is speedy enough, but there can be delays when returning to the home screen and launching apps. Overall based on the fact that its designed specifically for children it definitely serves its purpose.
Battery & Camera
There isn’t much to say about the camera and battery as the cameras on the device are very basic and most times of no use. Although kids will have fun using them to take photos and videos, their quality is quite poor and serves no other purpose. The battery lasts around five fours which aren’t that good but the tablet has a built-in power saving feature which extends the battery life when the tablet turns off completely or when you press the power button or even if you leave it idle for too long. It also means the Platinum keeps its charge even if you don’t use it for a few days.
This tablet is a good option for parents who are looking to keep their kids entertained as well as get them to learn a few things while they’re at it. The tablet has a few flaws but nothing that cant be solved when an adult is around. For example, the tablet always leaves kids who are using it for the first time confused when there’s a tutorial section of an app as it stops being interactive until the tutorial is over. If you have two or more kids the tablet allows you to create multiple user profiles so it can be shared between siblings, and games offer age-appropriate material and questions. Another good thing about the leapfrog is that the UK school system is used for choosing the level in games and apps which means It’s mostly educational, too, and unlike some kids games.
InnoTab Max Review
This tablet from VTech is another tablet similar to the previous one that is designed specifically for child use. The Vtech InnoTab is another tab that can offer both education and fun at the same time. So if you are looking for a tab to get your kids started with then this might be another great option.
The VTech tablet is well built and available in the obligatory Pink and Blue. The tablet features a cover which not only protects the screen when not in use but also doubles up as a stand for a better viewing angle when watching videos or photo slideshows. The cover can also be removed when not required if you prefer the more classic tablet look. Most of the function buttons are present on the front of the tablet making it easier to access for little kids. On the top of the screen is the camera along with the home and volume buttons, towards the left lies arrow keys along with two other buttons, towards the right is the home and back button along with a wifi button. On the right edge of the screen tucked away neatly beneath closable tabs lies the micro USB port along with a mini HDMI port, sd card slot, and the headphone jack. On the back of the device is a handle that can be opened and used to carry the tablet around.
The InnoTab Max runs on Android 4.2 and has 8GB of memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD A 2mp camera and a 7-inch display with a 1024×600 resolution. The VTech InnoTab Max is a tablet made especially for kids and comes with built-in “child-safe” Wi-Fi, video camera and player, MP3 functions and a bunch of fun, educational and creative apps. One good thing about the InnoTab is Unlike its rival, Leapfrog’s LeapPad, you can add your own movies and music to the InnoTab Max, which will interest parents. There’s also an engaging Kid Connect messaging tool that links with a parent’s smartphone and tablet app. With the help of the kid connect app children can send and receive text and voice messages, photos, stickers, and drawings to InnoTab-owning friends and family members who install the Kid Connect app on their iPhone or Android smartphones. On the negative side, the tablet can be frustratingly slow at times and can take time to load games and apps, or even switch between them. The tablet also features built-in parental control settings which include time controls so you can limit the amount of time your child is allowed to play with the tablet. Another cool feature is that parents can connect the InnoTab MAX to their TV via a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable – also known as an HDMI type A to type C cable(Needs to be purchased separately). With some adult supervision the VTech InnoTab Max will help your child with learning and solve basic math problems (counting, addition, subtraction), and English (handwriting, spelling, and reading). There are also other games could improve a child’s spatial sense, observations and pattern recognition. Parents can also download new games and apps from their store although most of them aren’t free.
The VTech InnoTab Max is a great option for children aged between 3 and 9 and includes some fun, creative games plus an excellent messaging feature that kids love. The kid-safe web browsing needs some parental monitoring but is more expansive than its rival Leapfrog’s. Overall the leafpad is a perfect choice for kids using tablets for the first time and although most apps and games need to be paid for it is much cheaper than Leapfrog’s apps and games. The tablet comes in two colors and is found to be cheaper when purchased online.
VTech believes the InnoTab tablets are suitable for ages 3-9. We think that kids over the age of 7 will find some of the supplied games a little simplistic or childish for their now sophisticated tastes, but for children aged 3-6 kid-specific tablets like the InnoTab and LeapPad are great choices as a little person’s first computer.
Kids love to feel like this is their own device, rather than forever pleading to borrow mum or dad’s phone or tablet.
Above is a list of some of the best 7-inch tablets on the market. The list contains both new and old tablets that can get you through your day with a breeze. There are also tablets mentioned for your little ones so that you can be worry free of having to run to the repair shop every week. All tablets mentioned above were the best at the time of writing this review and all models can sometimes vary depending on the region you are in. This list is guaranteed to help you move a step ahead in your quest to purchase a new tablet or even replace your old one.