Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best and worst Android tablets in 2011

8 Best Android tablets

2011 is a memorable year of Android tablets since Google released their Honeycomb Android OS.

1. Amazon Kindle Fire (199 USD)

Amazon Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire has multi-touch IPS technology screen (1024x600) which can display 16m colors. It is covered by Gorilla Glass. The best thing of this tablet is its low price. However, Kindle Fire doesn’t have 3G and cameras which are available on most of tablets.

2. Acer Iconia Tab A100 (329 USD - 8GB and 349 USD - 16GB)

Acer Iconia Tab A100

This 7” tablet can run well with more than 200000 apps and is powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It has awesome hardware specification: NVIDIA Tegra dual-core 1GH CPU, 5MP camera with auto focus and flash, Bluetooth 2.1.

3. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (499 USD - 32GB; 599 USD - 64GB)

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

This is the first tablet powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. It may be the best Android tablet that you can find.

4. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (249 USD - 16GB)

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is a good tablet for reading books and magazines but not good for entertainment. It has 1024x600 wide angle 7” screen, OMAP4 1GHz CPU, and 1GB RAM.

5. Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 (399 USD - 16GB and 499 USD  - 32GB)

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

The most wonderful feature of this tablet is its keyboard. It is the tablet of the year.

6. Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 (499,99 USD - 32GB)

Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1

This tablet provides you good experience with Android Honeycomb OS and awesome interface.

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (~$600)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

It is the upgraded version of Galaxy Tab 7 with slimmer design and stronger hardware. Now this tablet can be used as a mobile phone.

8. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (~$600 - 16GB)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

This tablet is very thin and light. However, this model doesn’t contain many apps designed for tablets.


10 worst Android tablets

1. Pandigital SuperNova

Pandigital SuperNova

This tablet is light and easy to hold. However, it has a bad screen with narrow view angle. It cannot access to Android Market and is covered by cheap plastic. It looks like a kid toy!

2. Velocity Micro Cruz T301

Velocity Micro Cruz T301

This tablet runs Android 2.2 and has 7” screen. The screen and design are not good and it doesn’t have many apps. This tablet is only good for checking mail, surfing web but not for reading e-books and playing games because the battery life is short.

3. ViewSonic ViewPad 10

ViewSonic ViewPad 10

This tablet can run Windows 7 and Android (2.2). It cannot access to Android Market. It has several interface and connection problems.

4. Archos 80 G9

Archos 80 G9

It can capture video 1080p.  However, it is bulky and not easy to hold. The design is bad and the locations of buttons are not good. The quality of camera is also very bad.

5. Coby Kyros

This low-cost tablet runs Android 2.2, supports HDME, and has microSD slot. However, the quality of camera and touch screen is not good. This tablet is ugly, has short battery life, and doesn’t support Adobe Flash and Google apps.

Coby Kyros

6. Maylong M-150

Maylong M-150

Maylong M-150 is one of the cheapest tablets on market. However, it’s not good at all. It has bad screen, weak battery, and low performance. You will feel regret if you buy it.

7. Fusion Garage Grid10

Fusion Garage Grid10

Fusion Garage Grid10 has rather good design and light weight. It has only one interface and weak battery.

8. ViewSonic G Tablet

ViewSonic G Tablet

It is the only one 10” low-cost tablet. It doesn’t have Google apps and Android Market. Other apps are not good either.

9. Archos 101 G9 (8GB)

Archos 101 G9

It’s very bulky. The quality of its camera is bad and the buttons are located in bad places.

10. Velocity Micro Cruz T408 and T410

Velocity Micro Cruz T408

Before Kindle Fire, it is one of the best Android tablet for 200$. Now, it’s not worth to buy it anymore.

3 Responses to “Best and worst Android tablets in 2011”

ChamberlaneAltatis said...
March 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Great list here! I go for Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tablets. They are simply the best!

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