2013 coming to an end and it’s time to look back and recall some best things in this year. In this article we are showcasing the best 5 Android Tablets of 2013.
5. LG G Pad 8.3
On the 5th position we have LG G Pad 8.3, LG’s newest tablet. As the name suggests LG G Pad 8.3 has 8.3 inches IPS LCD display of resolution 1200*1920 pixels which makes pixel density of 273 ppi. There is 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and you can expand it further using up to 64 GB microSD card. Build quality of G Pad 8.3 is superb. It bridges the gap between 7 inch tablets and 10 inch tablets. For photography enthusiastic there is 5 MP Autofocus rear camera which is capable of shooting Full HD videos at 30 fps. There is also secondary 1.3 MP camera. It runs on quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. Operating system wise it has Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. There is also 4600 mAh Li-Po battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, Infrared Port, microUSB v2.0, GPS with A-GPS. Sadly there is no provision for slim card hence you will not get 3G/4G in G Pad 8.3.
- Gorgeous 8.3 inch display, nice build quality
- 2 GB RAM, Snapdragon 600 processor
- 4600 mAh Li-Po battery
- No SIM card support
- 5 MP camera only
4. Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony announced Xperia Tablet Z back in February 2013 and released it in May 2013. Best thing about this beautifully designed 10.1 inch tablet is that it is IP57 certified that means it is dust and water proof up to certain extent. Using this tablet you can watch movie while taking bath also. Sony Xperia Tablet Z is one of the slimmest tablet. It has thickness of only 6.9 mm. It has 10.1 inch LED-backlit LCD display of resolution 1200*1920 pixels which makes pixel density of 224 ppi. Just like LG G Pad 8.3, it has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and microSD card support up to 64 GB. Unlike G Pad 8.3, it has SIM card support hence you can use 3G. All the other connectivity options are also included. There is 8.1 MP rear camera which is also capable of shooting Full HD videos at 30 fps. There is also 2.2 MP camera. Another good thing about this tablet is that Sony promised to update this tablet to latest Android version 4.4 KitKat in coming days. Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz powers up the tablet. It has 6000 mAh Li-Po battery which is not removable.
- IP57 certification
- 8.1 MP good camera
- 4G LTE support
- Somewhat outdated processor
- 6000 mAh battery is not enough for 10.1 inch tablet
3. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
On the number two position we have Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. It was launched in September. It has 8.9 inches IPS LCD display of resolution 2560*1600 pixels which makes pixel density of 339 ppi. It comes in three models 16GB, 32GB and 64GB along with 2GB RAM. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which is clocked at 2.2 GHz. Tablet runs on customized Android Jelly Bean OS and has ample connectivity options including LTE.
- Good screen resolution
- LTE support
- No microSD card support
- No Google Play Store
2. Nexus 7 (2013)
Google is the name behind successful Nexus products. Back in 2012, Google launched Nexus 7, a 7 inch tablet last year in partnership with Asus. On time update, pure Google Android experience made this tablet great success for both Google and Asus. This year Google and Asus launched next version of Nexus 7 and named it Nexus 7 2013. As compared to last year Nexus 7, Google upgraded Nexus 7 2013 in all aspects. It has LED-backlit LCD IPS capacitive 7 inch display of resolution 1200*1920 which makes pixel density of 323 ppi. Just like all the Nexus products, this Nexus tablet also doesn’t have microSD card support. It comes in 16GB/32GB internal memory models. For multitasking there is 2GB RAM. Nexus 7 2013 is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Just like LG G Pad 8.3, this tablet is not great for photography enthusiastic. It has 5 MP autofocus rear camera and 1.2MP front camera.
1.Its Nexus device, no more waiting for updates
3.Value for the money product, affordable
1.No microSD card support
2.Only 5 MP camera
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1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
Best Android tablet of the year 2013 is Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014). Top of the line hardware, huge developer support, great camera and stylish, very useful S-Pen makes it best tablet of the year. As the name suggest, the tablet has 10.1 inch Super Clear LCD display of resolution 2560*1600 pixles. 3GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB internal memory along with microSD card support up to 64 GB, 8 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, best processor in the market Snapdragon 800 (Indian version of the tablet has octa-core Exynos processor) and ample 8220 mAh battery makes this tablet perfect replacement for your conventional PC/laptop. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. KitKat update coming soon!
- S-Pen support
- 3GB RAM, microSD card support
- Massive 8220 mAh battery
- Good design