What Android Tablet Should I Choose

What Android Tablet should you select? Is the most expensive always the best to meet your need? This guide will provide some simple ways to compare different models and make sure that your Tablet match your need and budget. As the tablet market is moving fast we will try to keep this page updated.

Screen

The size of the screen is a compromise between mobility and convenience. A big screen is nice but not very handy if you want to carry your Tablet with you everywhere. Your can get Tablets with screens from 5″ to 10″ but 7″ and 10″ is most popular.

There are two main types of screens Resistive Touch and Capacitive. Resistive Touch is more common on less expensive devices and requires some pressure from your finger to operate. Capacitive has a shiny glass surface and supports multi-touch gestures. This is the most common type on higher priced devices. This type of display requires skin contact

Processor

In general the faster the processor the faster the Tablet. The speed is measure in GHz and for most usage between 0.8GHz and 1GHz is sufficient. Some newer models are now supplied with Dual Core and Quad Core Processors but a single core processor is sufficient for most users and is more gentle to your battery life.

Memory

There are two forms of memories. RAM and Storage. But again the more the better.

RAM

RAM is used when the processor is working on executing your orders. It is normally measured in MB. 512MB is sufficient for most purposes.

Storage

This is also called Hard Disk or NAND Flash. It is measured in GB and this is where you save all your programs and data. You know the general rule: The more is better. But Android Tablets use storage very efficient and if you just use your Tablet for email, simple games and some browsing you might find that 4 GB is more than sufficient. If you however want to have all your music and films on your Tablet you need space. 8GB is a good choice and if that is not enough you can use a SD Micro card to store additional data. SD Micro Cards are rather Cheap and have the advantage that you can have several with different data and just change them as you need.

External Connectors

At least one USB port is a must. 2 is better and 3 is fantastic. You need a TF card slot for your Micro SD Card and then of course a connection for your earphones. Many Tablets are now also coming with a HDMI port. This is essential if you want to transfer High Definition movies etc. to your TV or music to your HiFi.

Connectivity

All Buy Android Tablet tablets comes with WiFi but if you also want to connect to 3G you will need a Tablet with support for 3G Modems or a built in SIM slot. We recommend Tablets with Android 4 ICS for 3G modems as the setup is easier.