Best Samsung Tablets in 2021

Best Samsung tablet Android Central 2021
Android tablets have seen a decline in popularity over recent years, it's not secret. Samsung releases new tablet options regularly, channeling its Android knowledge into quality software hosted on top-notch hardware. No matter which Samsung tablet you pick, whether it's the Galaxy Tab S7, our top overall choice, or any other options in this roundup; the best Samsung tablets have a lot to recommend them over iPads, Fires and other popular brands.

Source: Joe Maring/Android Central

There are many Galaxy Tabs available, but the Galaxy Tab S7 is our top choice. This is the latest tablet in Samsung's range, and it will be the best. The Tab S7's display is the most important part of any tablet. The Tab S7 has an 11-inch LCD panel that displays at 2560x1600 resolution with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. The Tab S7 will look great no matter how many games you play or how many movies you watch. You'll also be able do almost everything you want thanks to the 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 865+ processor. Samsung offers an S Pen for free with the Tab S7. This iconic stylus has a 9ms latency to allow you to draw and write with lifelike precision. The S Pen can be placed on the Tab S7's back, where magnets will secure it. The Galaxy Tab S7 is a great Android tablet overall. The 120Hz display is extremely smooth

Premium metal design and slim bezels

Flagship performance

Includes an S Pen

Pros: 45W wired charging speeds


Best upgrade: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

> Source: Hayato Huseman / Android Central

The Galaxy Tab S7+ is a great option if you have more to spend but still want something more stunning. The Galaxy Tab S7+ shares the same DNA as the Tab S7. However, it offers a few welcome upgrades, including a prettier display. You also get an AMOLED panel, instead of an LCD. For a more immersive experience, you will get richer colors and darker blacks. Samsung promises up to 14 hours of video playback with the Tab S7+ due to its larger size. The same Snapdragon 865+ processor, 8GB RAM, and the S Pen with its 9ms latency are available. The Tab S7+ and S7+ both support Samsung's DeX desktop interface. They also work with an optional keyboard covering. But the S7+ shines brighter. The Tab S7+'s larger screen is ideal for managing Zoom calls and working on documents. Pros: 120Hz AMOLED display

The 12.4-inch size is ideal for productivity

Is the Snapdragon 865+ processor available?

Fast charging of large batteries

S Pen Included for Free Cons: Some people might find it too large

Very expensive

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7FE is the best for streaming and battery life

Source: Michael Hicks / Android Central

Many Samsung FE phones retain the same quality as flagship phones, but at a lower price. The Galaxy Tab S7 Series Fan Edition doesn't live up to its name. Samsung instead took parts of the S7+, S7+, and stuffed them into one massive tablet. However, the price drop was justified by some major compromises. You get tons of perks with the Galaxy Tab S7FE, but they are balanced by price-cutting compromises that are better than the other S7s. The 12.4-inch display is the same as the S7+ but it has a TFT LCD LCD instead of an AMOLED. It also runs at 60Hz instead 120Hz. The S Pen is included and it supports DeX mode for productivity. However, the Snapdragon 750G chipset limits the performance of this device compared to its 865+ sibling. Even though it offers 5G, which is a first for tablets, its cellular version will only be able to run on 4GB RAM. The S7+ is worth the price if you have the means to buy it. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a better option than older, less expensive options on the list like the Tab S5e, S6 Lite and S6 Lite. It also defeats the Tab A series. The Galaxy Tab S7FE vs. Galaxy Tab S7 is the main battle. There are several reasons to choose the Galaxy Tab FE. You get an additional 2.4 inch screen, a larger battery to compensate, 5G Support, and Android 11. It also comes with an additional year of support as an S7. You can live without 120Hz, and most people won't notice it unless they are already familiar with the feature. The tablet is bright and colorful, and lasts 13 hours on a single charge. Pros: 10,090mAh battery

12.4-inch display

S7s are more affordable than the other S7s

Includes S Pen and 1TB microSD Slot

5G support Cons: Lacks AMOLED, 60Hz refresh rate

Snapdragon 750G speeds are just average

Base memory only 4GB/64GB

Only 8MP/5MP cameras

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 fan edition is best for streaming and battery life. Designed with frugal Samsung lovers in mind. The new Galaxy Tab S7 isn't the most powerful, but it does a great job for casual streaming. It has a large, bright display that makes it easy to see what you are watching. Amazon: $438

Best Buy: $530

Best Chromebook 2-in-1 tablet: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central

The Tab S7 series is the best option for high-quality tablets, while the Tab A series is more affordable. There is another option. You can forgo the Android ecosystem and get a Chromebook that does double duty as both a tablet and a laptop. While Samsung offers a great laptop-lite experience using DeX mode, Chrome OS provides a more customized experience. With a 13.3-inch AMOLED display measuring 3840x2160px (or 4K), the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is the most impressive on this list. This Chromebook comes with a built in stylus and is optimized for tablet use. The fiesta red design makes it very attention-grabbing. You'll be able to make a big statement with it whether you use it as a tablet, laptop, or tent. The Chromebook will have a 10th-Gen Intel Core i5 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. These are solid specs for a Chromebook. You will have to pay a higher price than average and a lower battery performance than other Chromebooks. Due to its 4K visuals, this device won't last as long as the Tab S7. This Chromebook is a Project Athena device and will provide reliable performance for many years. Contrary to an Android-based tablet which only offers a few years' support, the Chromebook will provide seven years of updates. This should ensure that it lasts a long time. Pros: 4K AMOLED display looks fantastic

A striking chassis

Active pen in garage

Project Athena certification

Lightweight and thin

Support until June 2028. Cons: Expensive for a Chromebook

Battery life is not the best

It is possible to get warm at the bottom

Best Chromebook 2-in-1 tablet Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Pulling double duty Samsung doesn't just do Android well. This Chromebook tablet is a marvel of performance with a stunning 4K display. Amazon: $682

Best Buy: $999

Best for students: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Source: Joe Maring/Android Central

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a low-cost tablet that we must mention. Although we don't believe it offers the same overall value as the Tab S5e Tab, the Tab S6Lite Lite does have some strong features that are worth mentioning for students. The S6 Lite's display is a 10.4-inch LCD panel that has a resolution of 2000x1200. No matter what app or game you are running, the S6 Lite will display well. The included S Pen makes it easy to take notes during class and draw in your spare time. You get a lot for your money with the excellent stereo speakers and 3.5mm headphones jack. Samsung's Tab S6 Lite performance is a bit disappointing. You don't have a fingerprint sensor, which can be frustrating if you use password managers and banking apps. The Tab S5e offers a better experience, but the Tab S6 Lite is a good option if you want a tablet that has a great display and an S Pen, while still saving as much as possible. The aluminum design is attractive and comfortable.

Solid LCD panel

Stereo speakers sound amazing

Free S Pen included in the Box

Pros: Poor performance

No fingerprint sensor

Best compact budget tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Source: Samsung

Galaxy S tablets are often more popular than their Galaxy A Tab counterparts, just as Samsung smartphones. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, which is a budget-friendly Android tablet, is a good choice if you are looking for a low-cost Android tablet. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is extremely affordable and includes the same great app library as Fire Tablets. It also comes with all the Samsung tools and tricks that you love. It's 8 inches in size and weighs only 13oz/ 367g. This makes it easier to hold when you lie down. This tablet is a budget-friendly option. The MediaTek MT8768T Helio T22T chipset clocks 4 x 2.5GHz + 4x1.8GHz. Solid but not great. It won't be capable of streaming FHD with its 1340x800 TFT screen. It has thicker bezels at the top and bottom, as with most of its class. These specs are reasonable for the price. The battery will last for a decent amount of time, the speakers are stereo and the charger is fast. You can also expand your storage to up to 1TB. Android 11 comes out of the box. There's up to 4GB RAM, which is the same as the base RAM on more expensive Samsung tablets. It also features a lightweight aluminum frame, making it extremely comfortable to hold. This is an excellent option for browsing and casual streaming without draining your savings. Pros: Very affordable

Lightweight and fashionable

Long-lasting battery

Stereo speakers Cons: The slowest performance on this listing

Display isn’t always pretty

No S Pen Included

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7 inch is the best budget tablet. Amazon: $159

Walmart: $159