The Best Tablets 2016

Not sure what tablet buy or offer? Are you lost in the face of multiple and varied offerings? Don’t worry, we offer on this page a selection of tablets made by the site team. We have selected the best tablets for Christmas 2016 according to the size of the screen, and so that you’ll be using. Most of the time, we have kept several tablets by segment as there will be a choice related to your tastes, desires (especially if the design is important to you) and your budget.

Always to help you make a choice in the tablets on the market, don’t forget to read our complete record ‘ 6 criteria for good choose his Tablet ‘ or our comparison of the characteristics of more than 45 tablets available in France. For phablets, we also have a selection of the best phablets 2016.

Last updated: 10/20/2016-feel free to bookmark this page as it is updated based on the new features.

The best tablets all categories

According to our tests throughout the year, here are the most interesting designs to make the right choice:

  1. Apple iPad Air 2: 9, 7″ close to perfection in iOS
  2. Sony Xperia Z4: a beautiful Tablet 10, 1″ Android finesse
  3. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: a show of power on Windows 10 (12, 3″)
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: nice Android (8″ or 9″)
  5. Apple iPad Mini 4: a small tablet 7, 9″ to carry around IOS

9 & 10 inch tablets

If the first 10-inch tablets corresponded more to little mobile use (consultation of content inside, reading books or film, etc.), the latest models are becoming thinner and more light which facilitates their transportation.

Apple iPad Air 2

IPad Air 2 is getting any younger, but it is still a high-end device that will bring you the best of the head brand: 9.7 in 2048 x 1536 px Retina display, processor A8X, wifi 802.11 ac to 5 GHz… It is therefore a real reference that has more light weight just 437 grams. There are also 4G version.

It is found from € 439 for the 32 GB version.

If your budget is larger, the iPad Pro 9.7 is also an excellent choice, it is more recent and a bit more powerful than the iPad Air 2. It is found from €689.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z4

It’s the best tablet of the Japanese brand, but also one of the best on the market in version 10 inches (the Z3 compact is the model 8″). It competes well with the Air iPad 2 thanks to a neat design, a record fine (6, 4mm) and light weight of 439 grams. The technical features are also excellent. Icing on the cake: it’s waterproof!

Its price steady decline could crack if you are looking for a Tablet 10 inch Android.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Successor to the Galaxy Tab S 10.1″, the S2 is the new tablet of range of Samsung since end of 2015.Featuring a beautiful AMOLED screen and a powerful processor, this machine has a few kinks like plastic hull. However, its price begins to decline making a tablet of decent range if you like Touchwiz interface.

Tablets of 8 inches or less

In the segment tablets 8″ and less stars are of course formats 7.9 inches and 7 inches.

Apple iPad Mini 4 (or 2)

This is the version 7.9 inches of the classic 9.7 inch iPad. We find the same iOS, in a miniature hull designed and assembled to perfection. The screen is the Retina, it offers a resolution of 2 048 x 1 536 pixels at 326 pixels per inch (DPI).

If your budget is limited, try version 2. For about €100 less, you will not have the digital fingerprint sensor, the laminated screen and processor last generation (namely the A7 instead of A8 on the 4th version). Compared to the design they look alike but the iPad Mini 4 is a bit lighter and especially less thick (6, 1 mm to 7, 5 mm).

Its flaws? Firstly its slightly higher price than the competition and as always with Apple, a lack of chronic connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.4

The Galaxy Tab S2 8.4 is a very good surprise. Its Super AMOLED screen offers an excellent record, its performance is finally to go and autonomy reached 11 h 40 min according to our tests. A tablet at the top for a reasonable price at around 350 euros currently.

The big sister of 9.7 is out, we tested it: a good Tablet but that lack of evolution compared to the previous model.

Huawei MediaPad M3

Taking the succession of the MediaPad M2, the MediaPad M3 of the Chinese Huawei tablet is an excellent choice for multimedia enthusiasts. It embeds a form 2 k (2560 x 1600 px) and Harman Kardon speakers. The Kirin 950 processor will be able to decode the most gourmet videos. The only brake that can be seen in the purchase of this tablet is the overcoat EMUI of Huawei, heavily affecting Android giving him a close look of iOS.

Found 400 about a reasonable price considering the quality of this tablet.

More 10-inch tablets

We are inaugurating a new category of tablets with 12-inch screens. The models are still quite rare but we should see more.With these devices place the comfort of use and a footprint a bit more important.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

This is the fourth generation of the tablet of the American giant Microsoft. It works with Windows 10, all in a good quality magnesium shell and a 12.3-inch screen. It can connect to a touch cover which acts as keyboard and protection (two different versions exist). Thanks to its power it is closer to a netbook to a simple shelf. Which may explain his (too) expensive.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S

Samsung tries to Windows 10 with its Galaxy Tab Pro S of 12″. With specifications high-end, a nice design and good battery life, this tablet is as well for both professionals and individuals. It can also be used with a smartphone of the same brand to add extra security using Samsung Flow. In addition, a keyboard with touchpad is provided for free.

We tested it and it’s a good machine, despite some losses as a too light connector.

Apple iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is an impressive signed 12.9″ Apple tablet. His goal is clear: seduce professionals by offering various features such as the multi-window and the use of the stylus. The technical specifications are of course ambitions of the machine: processor A9X, screen Retina 2732 x 2048 px, fingerprint sensor. Of course, the price is also so: € 909 for the 32 GB version and we exceeded the € 1000 for the better-equipped versions.

Tablets with keyboard dock

Even if potentially shelving can connect a keyboard (Bluetooth for example) some models are designed to work with a keyboard that is clipped to the Tablet (often sold for a hundred additional euros). If you want to equip you with a PC that made tablet, look at our selection of hybrid PC and the criteria to look for when your purchase.

ASUS transform Book T100HA

For a model on Windows 10, you can watch the Asus Transformer Book T100HA. It is a less powerful than a Surface but lighter and cheaper hybrid. There are several versions, whose memory is 32 GB to 128 GB and with 2 or 4 GB of RAM. Prices start at € 250, which is affordable for a simple tablet with a keyboard dock.

Huawei MateBook M3

The Huawei MateBook M3 is a large tablet of 12″ on Windows 10. It is sold with a waterproof backlit keyboard dock and it integrates a fingerprint sensor. Its screen is also an asset with a beautiful definition of 2160 x 1440 px here where other competitors just slabs Full HD. A nice tablet so reserved to big budgets since it costs not far from €900.

Tablets budget

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016)

As one of the major tablet PC defined by THEINTERNETFAQS, the Fire HD 8 of 2016 is the evolution of the model of 2015: more storage, better processor and more memory. Its price is still as attractive as it is displayed to €110 for the 16 GB version. His only fault is the FireOS interface that does not use the Google services, but those from Amazon. So there are not Play Store, or applications like Play music or Play movies.

CDisplay (2016)

The Cdisplay is a tablet of entry-level designed by Cdiscount in partnership with Chinese Haier. The 2016 model is more expensive than the version of 2014, but remains however very affordable with decent specs. It’s a good compromise in the face of the Fire Amazon HD 8. Its price lower than €120 makes it ideal for people who want just to listen to some music or surf the Net.

Lenovo ZTE A7

The Lenovo ZTE A7 is a small tablet of 7″ which enjoys regular promotions that bring back its rate between 50 and 70 euros. A very good price for this entry-level tablet that meets the basic needs.The Lenovo brand allows in addition to a serious customer Service.