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9 inch Tablets vs. 10 inch Tablets: what's better for you

Mary Gevorgyan, @merygyan
12.01.16
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It's often difficult to decide on the size of the next tablet. While many go with the flow and look into the most recent trends, releases and looks; for those individuals who really search for convenience, quality and power, they often look back and around them to find what's truly better. For the lovers of 10 inch and 9 inch tablets, this list can make the search a bit easier:

10 inch Tablets

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S falls under the 10 inch favourites, as it offers an exceptional screen, power, and a design that mesmerises. It is ideal for entertainment purposes (long battery life is a definite bonus). So, if entertainment falls within the agenda when searching for the perfect tablet, then the Galaxy Tab S is worth considering. While many may complain about the plastic aspect of the tablet, for those individuals looking for a lightweight design that also offers durability, the plastic shouldn't be disheartening.

Features:

  • Resolution - 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA)
  • Chipset - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating System - Samsung
  • Memory - 3 GB
  • Memory Card Reader - up to 128GB
  • Storage - 16 GB
  • Battery Life - Up to 12 Hours

2. 10 inch Tablet PC (Android 4.4)

Time2 has a variety of quality 10 inch tablets, including this tablet with a great design and a powerful processor. The tablet offers an excellent display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, and quite a long lasting battery life for all-time viewing and gaming needs. Time2 is also known for its great customer services.

Features:

  • Resolution - 1024 x 600
  • Chipset - Rockchip
  • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating System - Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • Memory - 1 GB
  • Memory Card Reader - up to 32GB
  • Storage - 16 GB
  • Battery Type - Lithium Ion
  • Battery Life - Up to 5 Hours

3. Apple iPad Air 2

For the Apple lovers and those possibly thinking to switch, the Apple iPad Air 2 won't disappoint. Known for its sleek and stylish design, and thin and lightweight model, this tablet does not by any means fall short of power and durability. This is another must have entertainment gadget with power and speed that will make any gaming or viewing a pleasure. One of the noted weaknesses of the tablet is, however, its front facing camera, so selfies are not recommended.

Features:

  • Resolution - 2048 x 1536
  • Chipset - A8X with 64‑bit architecture
  • Connectivity - WiFi or WiFi + Cellular
  • Operating System - iOS 10
  • Memory - 2 GB
  • Storage - 32GB or 128GB
  • Battery Type - lithium polymer
  • Battery Life - Up to 10 Hours

4. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is perhaps the most ideal tablet for novices looking into 10-inch tablets. Why for novices? The Xperia Z4 allows individuals to customise and personalise as pleased, thus allowing for ease of navigation and enhanced convenience. The design is also quite pleasing with high-specs for any user. The tablet is said to be dust-proof and waterproof, although it is not recommended to submerge the tablet in water, as the ports are not covered. It is lightweight thanks to its plastic casing, which contrary to many complaints is soft to the touch and of high quality. With this device, gamers can also connect the tablet to their PlayStation console and "Remote Play", and play to their hearts' desires.

Features:

  • Resolution - 2560×1600
  • Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
  • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating System - Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Memory - 3 GB
  • Memory Card Reader - up to 128 GB
  • Storage - 32 GB
  • Battery Type - 6000 mAh
  • Battery life - Up to 17 Hours

9 inch Tablets

  1. Lenovo IdeaTab A2109

This 9 inch tablet is quite affordable tablet, offers a powerful processor and an attractive design, perfect for gaming. A bit chunky for a modern design, which means it may just withstand kids. Made from high quality durable materials, this tablet is perfect for work or play. Lenovo Idea Tab is convenient and won't disappoint.

Features:

  • Resolution - 1280x800
  • Chipset - NVIDIA Tegra 3.
  • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating System - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Memory - 1 GB
  • Storage - 16 GB
  • Battery type: Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Life - Up to 6 Hours

2. 9 inch Tablet PC (Android Lollipop)

Time2 is known for offering great 9 inch tablets for unbelievable prices; this tablet is no exception. The tablet offers speed, power and lightweight design. For gamers, professionals, and movie buffs alike, this tablet is all about making tablet experience a pleasurable one. It offers all the high-specs in with quiet an affordable price.

Features:

  • Resolution - 1024 x 600
  • Chipset - Rockchip
  • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, External 3G (Dongle Required)
  • Operating System - Android 5 Lollipop
  • Memory - 1 GB
  • Memory Card Reader - up to 32GB
  • Storage - 16 GB
  • Battery Type - Lithium Ion

3. Polaroid A900X 9-inch Quad-Core Tablet

The Polaroid A900X 9 inch tablet is another tablet worth considering, particularly for those in need of a tablet for daily use and under a budgeted price. It is perfect for entertainment and play. The tablet is also perfect for basic work functions, as it offers a built in capability to edit and create spreadsheets and documents, presentations and slideshows.

Features:

  • Resolution - 1024 x 600
  • Connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating System - Android 5.1, Lollipop
  • Memory Card Reader - up to 64GB
  • Storage - 98 GB
  • Battery Life - Up to 25 hours

Whether a 9-Inch tablet or a 10-Inch tablet is prefered, the specifications of the tablet are still important when it comes to the final decision. In the search for the ideal tablet, first identify the use, the desired tablet functionalities and capacities, and then decide on the price. Best of luck in your search for the 9-Inch or 10-Inch tablet that's best for you.

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