Top 5 Android Tablets Of 2013

We are at the end of the year 2013, and we have seen loads of tablets this year. Although this year is known as the year of smartphones but tablets are also in the race. Specially the Android tablets, in the beginning they didn't get much sale but now the Android tablet market has got its act together and the result has been surprising and very impressive.

Tablet is basically 
a mobile computer with display, circuitry and battery in a single unit. Tablets are equipped with sensors, including cameras, microphone, accelerometer and touchscreen, with finger or stylus gestures replacing computer mouse and keyboard. 

Android tablets are also like the other tablets, but the difference is in their operating system. When buying a tablet, we should go for its processor, RAM and screen resolution. Here is top 5 Android tablets of 2013:

Nexus 7

Google officially announced the new Nexus 7 tablet in July. The tablet is powered by a 7-inch 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi) and a 2GB of RAM. Tablet features includes a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera along with Bluetooth 4.0.

Under the hood there is a QualcommSnapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor with a 2MB L2 cache clocked at 1.5GHz. Moreover the tablet is packed with Android 4.3 operating system. The new Nexus 7 has updated its battery and now can survive upto some more hours. 

The tablet is also powered by all new audio system which will provide new Surround sound powered by FraunhoferIts connectivity option includes microUSB, SlimPort, 3.5 mm audio, microphone, powe and volume buttons. 

Key Specs:
  • Size: 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
  • Display: 7.02" 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi)
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Platform: Android 4.3
  • Battery: 3950 mAh battery
  • Camera: 5MP rear and 1.2 MP front camera shooter

Price Details

You can buy the Nexus 7 from Google Store. This portable tablet is available in 3 versions:16GB, 32GB, 32GB (LTE). For 16 GB version the tablet is priced at $229, for 32GB it is priced at $269 and around $349 for 32GB LTE tablet.

Google Nexus 10

Google Nexus 10 was officially announced last year in November. Nexus 10 is powered by Samsung's new 1.7GHz Cortex A15-based Exynos 5 chip, and quad-core Mali-T604 GPU. Tablet also packs a 
10.1 inches 2560 x 1600 pixels (299 ppi) display with 2GB of RAM.

Its connectivity option includes Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, microUSB, HDMI, NFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync. Talking about its camera, Nexus 10 features includes a 5MP rear camera, and 1.9MP front camera. Along with it the tablet runs on an Android 4.2 OS. 

The one thing which is missing is that the Nexus 10 not have an SD card slot, which we think is the downside of this tablet.
Key Specs:
  • Size: 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm
  • Display: 10.1 inches 2560 x 1600 pixels (299 ppi)
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Platform: Android 4.2
  • Battery: 9000 mAh battery
  • Camera: 5MP rear and 1.9MP front camera shooter

Price Details

When Google reveals its Nexus 10 it started the price at about $400 for the 16GB variant, going up to $499 for the 32GB storage option.

Xperia Tablet Z

Sony's Xperia Z tablet was launched earlier this year in May. And if you wanna buy this tablet then you have to shell out £379 for 16GB of storage, to know price of all the variants see the price details below.
Xperia Tablet Z is powered by a 10.1-inches TFT 1920x1200 pixels display with Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor with 2GB RAM. Tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It also packs a 8.1MP rear and 2.2MP front camera shooter.

Its connectivity option includes Screen mirroring, Throw, TV side view, HDMI, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB 2.0, MicroUSB, Xperia Link, PC Companion, Media GO, HDCP, USB charging, 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA), GLONAS, Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook.
Key Specs:
  • Size: 172 x 266 x 6.9 mm
  • Display: 10.1-inches TFT 1920x1200 pixels
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad Core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Platform: Android 4.1 
  • Battery: 6,000 mAh battery
  • Camera: 8.1MP rear and 2.2MP front camera shooter

Price Details

You can buy the Sony Xperia Z Tablet from Sony. Xperia Tablet Z is available in 3 versions: 16GB, 32GB, 16GB (LTE). For 16 GB version the tablet is priced at £379.00, for 32GB it is priced at £429.00 and around £479.00 for 16GB LTE tablet.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is powered by a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance. It also packs a 7-inches 10 point capacitive touch high definition color display with 1280x800 resolution (221 ppi). 

The tablet has only front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls using Skype, Facebook, and other apps. Its connectivity option includes dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi.

Key Specs:
  • Size: 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm
  • Display: 7.0 inches 800 x 1280 pixels (221 ppi)
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 1GB 
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery
  • Camera: 1.3MP front camera

Price Details

Amazon is offering its stunning Kindle Fire HD tablet at just $199.00. The tablet is available in two versions: 16GB and 32GB. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung launches its Galaxy Note 8.0 flagship in the beginning of the year 2013. Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8-inch Android tablet by Samsung with S Pen functionality.

Under the hood there is a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortez-A9 processor with 2GB of RAM and runs on an Android 4.1.2 OS. Its most notable features are the extremely thin body, expandable storage and light weight.

It also packs a 5MP rear and 1.3MP front-facing camera shooter. Its connectivity option includes Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz , USB, microUSB, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync. 

Key Specs:

  • Size: 210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm
  • Display: 8-inches TFT 1280x800 pixels
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Platform: Android 4.1.2
  • Battery: 4,600mAh battery
  • Camera: 5MP rear and 1.3MP front camera shooter

Price Details

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is one of the most expansive tablet, for which you must have a deep pocket as the tablet is priced at $400. Its worth paying huge amount for this tablet, as its price is too high. With this amount you can have an iPad Mini or the Nexus 7 is a much better buy for half the price.

So guys which one of the above will be your top pic? Share your views via comments below.

Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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