If you're looking to buy a tablet – that isn't the iPad – then you should consider buying an Android tablet. Here's where we present to you the top 10 best Android tablets available to buy in 2014.
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10. Barnes & Noble Nook HD
Reviewed on: 6 June 13
RRP: £159 inc VAT
We can hardly find fault with the hardware, and at this price it's hard to find fault with anything. Since the Nook was set free from the confines of the Barnes & Noble content store it has been an amazing deal. An easy-to-use and well-built tablet at a great price.
9. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
Reviewed on: 12 February 14
RRP: £450 inc VAT
Touchwiz and fake stitching aside the Note 10.1 is a very good tablet with the added S-Pen feature for those who want it.
8. Tesco Hudl
Reviewed on: 10 February 14
RRP: £119 inc VAT
The Tesco Hudl is a budget tablet with a nice design and good build quality. Key specifications are better than the price tag suggests such as the processor and good quality 7 in screen. A microSD card slot and Micro-HDMI port are two reasons to opt for the Hudl over Google and Amazon alternatives.
7. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10
Reviewed on: 20 November 13
RRP: £249 inc VAT
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 is one of the cheaper 10in tablets around and it has an excellent design. Hardware and task performance are both lacking somewhat but battery life is a strong point. A great Android tablet for those less bothered about top-end specs.
6. LG G Pad 8.3
Reviewed on: 13 February 14
RRP: £199 inc VAT
The G Pad 8.3 is undoubtedly LG's best tablet to date and at £199 it's a bit of a steal. A nice selection of hardware and software make this a great choice for a small tablet. However, occasionally laggy performance means the Nexus 7 might be a better choice.
5. Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
Reviewed on: 11 January 14
RRP: £130 inc VAT
For the price, the Advent Vega offers an awful lot and is better than the Tesco Hudl in almost every way. Google’s new Nexus 7 is better overall, mainly because of its excellent screen and battery life, but it costs £70 more and has no microSD card slot for adding storage. If you’re after a budget Android tablet, the Tegra Note 7 is a great choice.
4. Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Reviewed on: 14 June 13
RRP: £399 inc VAT
Sony has made a very desirable tablet in the Xperia Tablet Z. We particularly like its striking svelte design and features that you don't get with rivals such as NFC, its waterproof casing and infrared. However, its slightly lacking performance means the Nexus 10 will save you some money or the iPad 4 will give you a smooth experience for the same price.
3. Google Nexus 10
Reviewed on: 2 July 13
RRP: £319 for 16GB; £389 for 32GB
The Nexus 10 is easily the best 10in Android tablet we've seen to date. It has a fantastic screen, decent cameras and software features all for a more than reasonable price. Those looking for an alternative to the full-sized iPad needn't look any further.
2. Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Reviewed on: 17 April 14
RRP: From £399 inc VAT
The Xperia Z2 is a great looking and well built Android tablet. It is staggeringly thin and light for a 10in device, has a great screen, expandable storage and good performance. We like the OS and the camera. Indeed, our only issues with the Xperia Z2 Tablet is occasionally laggy web browsing, and the fact that the screen is poor under natural light. But priced in line with the iPad Air this is right at the top of the shop.
1. Nexus 7 (2013)
Reviewed on: 3 February 14
RRP: £199 (32 GB)/£239 (1 32GB)
The Google Nexus 7 (2013) is more expensive than the original but sees a small change in the design, while its exceptional screen and added rear camera help justify this price hike. It’s still lacking a microSD card slot but for many people with be the best 7in tablet around.