It seems these days everyone is rushing out and buying a tablet, perhaps without the right advice or information. So before you do either give us a call or have a read of the details below. There are loads of tablets on the market and each of those can often have several options, difference screens, cpus, memory, so it isn’t an easy process.
Screen Size, Material & Resolution
This is another most important thing you have to decide. You have a choice from 7-inch to 10-inch. The touch screen is where you interact with the tablet and gives you the visual output. There are plenty of different kinds of screens. TFT touch capacitive, Touch resistive, LCD, LED, AMOLED, IPS, Retina. LED, AMOLED, IPS & Retina display gives you the best quality pictures. You also need to check the resolution and PPI (pixels per inch). Now there are Full HD displays available. Viewing angle is another important thing for displays, don’t forget that. It does affect when watching your screen from different angle.
Processor, RAM & GPU
This part is another most important part where you choose the speed of your tablet. Do you want a slow tab? I don’t think so. In the market now there are Quad-core and Octa-core processors to boost up your tablet. I would not prefer to buy a single core tablet. The minimum should be dual-core. It is better to go for a quad-core one as you don’t want to change your tab quite soon. In the near future people will prefer to have an Octa-core tablet as it will give a user its maximum performance using its 8 core processing power. If you are looking for a cheap tablet maybe a dual-core 1.5-1.6 GHz is the best choice for an entry to mid range tablet.
Another Important thing. Do you watch lots of movies? Listen to music? Need more space. Most of the tablets now come with 8GB/16GB/32GB on-board storage and additional storage expandability via a micro SD cards. Some of them support up to 32GB and some even up to 64GB extra storage. Even on some of the tablets you can use your flash drive to transfer files on-the-go.
Now, how long do you want to use your tablet without needing any charge. Some gives you around 5-6 hours of battery life after one full charge. It actually depends how much you are using it and using what. Basically tablet comes with a minimum of 3000 mAh battery which is really not good for heavy using.
I/O ports & Connectivity
This is where you check for how many input and output ports it has got. Some tablets come with a full size USB port, some comes with micro USB port. It might come with a full size HDMI port some with micro HDMI port so you can connect your tab with big screen HD TVs or to an external monitor. Some of them doesn’t have any HDMI port. If your ROM support MHL you can buy a MHL converter cable and watch or play on big screens. Speaker, Microphone built-in or not. How many cameras and their resolution. For Skype video calling you need a front facing Camera and built-in Microphone. Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, 3G support built-in or using external 3g dongles you get the Internet connection.
And if you are choosing an Android Tablet you will get more support and functionality from your tablet. So, these are the things you should know before buying a tablet or if you have more preferences you are welcome to check.