PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best tablets

PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best tablets
Tablets have come a long way, haven't they? Once regarded as little more than a rich man's toy, they are now more popular than ever, with millions of people worldwide relying on one for their mobile computing needs. They have become more affordable, more powerful, and much more useful thanks to the increasing number of apps built specifically for tablet use. But of course, not all tablets are made equal, and it is our duty to keep our users informed as to which slates are truly worthy of attention. That is why today we'll be taking a look at the very best tablets of 2013. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the iPad Air, the Google Nexus 7, and the LG G Pad 8.3.

iPad Air


PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best tablets
The iPad Air isn't just an amazing tablet. It is an engineering masterpiece – thin and long-lasting; powerful and beautiful. Seriously, it must have taken a lot of effort on Apple's side to create a full-sized slate so slim and light without sacrificing either its battery life or its performance. Speaking of performance, the iPad Air is quite a beast, delivering the silky-smooth user experience we've come to expect out of a contemporary tablet. Sure, we know that Apple's tablet doesn't come cheap, but even with its starting price of $499, the iPad Air is still worth picking.



Google Nexus 7 (2013)


PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best tablets
The 2013 edition Google Nexus 7 tablet is neither the most affordable, nor the most powerful Android slate in existence. It can't be regarded as a beauty queen either. However, with a tempting starting price of just $230, Google's 7-incher is the ultimate value-for-money tablet you can possibly find. And it is an awesome device as a whole, packing an eye-pleasing, pixel-packed display and a decently-performing quad-core processor. What's more, the 2013 Google Nexus 7 is among the few tablets that let you enjoy Android in its purest and most up-to-date form, always treated to timely updates.


LG G Pad 8.3


PhoneArena Awards 2013: Best tablets
After being absent from the tablet scene for well over a year, LG made a comeback with the G Pad 8.3 – an amazing slate packing tons of potential in a compact, premium body. It is a device capable of grabbing the attention of both geeks and mainstream consumers thanks to its powerful hardware, gorgeous display, and beautiful design. And if that's not enough, the LG G Pad 8.3 is surprisingly affordable considering what it has to offer. LG's 8.3-inch slate can be found online retailing for under $350, which is quite a good deal for such a well-made device. 


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62 Comments

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

iPad Air #1 no brainer!

3. Sauce unregistered

Because people with no brain buy it! Kidding. That's something a jealous hater would say. The iPad Air is an amazing tablet, as well as the other two listed!

4. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol Yeah they all are, I believe next year's surface tablet will be #1 though.

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This years Surface 2pro already is.. There's nothing it can't do❕

36. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

pro 2 is not listed cuz its level is too damn high then tab-toys

38. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Yup, sure does I mean that thing has a fan right?... you know what else has a fan? I thought so too

45. Sauce unregistered

LOL!!

49. Sauce unregistered

I HOPE SO! I'm getting bored of seeing the exalted Apple iPad take #1 since its existence.

10. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Unless of course one desires affordable (microSDXC) storage expansion as opposed to some US 100.00 just to go from 16gb to 32gb, or a much more video/movie viewing friendly 16:9/16:10 aspect ratio, or a higher resolution display, superior outside visibility, or built-in USB and HDMI ports, or hardware GPS capabilities that don't cost US 129.00 extra, et. al. Anyway... Interesting how the section on the Nexus 7 was so full of 'snide little' comments regarding its looks, SoC performance, et. al. Regardless... It's a fair enough listing, though the actual writing clearly shows signs of unnecessary bias and snark.

31. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This comes to zero surprise to anyone with half a brain that the air deserves first place on this list, but I think the g pad should be replaced by the note 10.1 (2014 edition). idk maybe it's crappy...

43. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I'd replace the GPad with not the Note 10.1 but THE one true productivity tablet: Surface Pro 2 (too pricey though)

63. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

G Pad is a beast it deserves to be in that list. I own one and I am very happy with its design and performance.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lumia 2520 should definitely take the place of iPad Air.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Start your own awards, and it will.

8. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

darkk did you end up getting the air too or just the mini w/ retina?

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mini with retina, love it too. The form factor is great. How bout you?

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Saying that same thing again?

33. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

...and it works the second time around

29. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

You could always make your own Pro Apple only site so you don't have to read other people's opinions or views on anything but your own.

40. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Dark agreed with the rating. Someone else didn't like the view of it. Take a second and read

47. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Yeah I understand that. Then he suggested that another person (ArtSim98)make his own ratings. Hence my statement. What's your point?

61. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I get you JT. It's like people who tell those who disagree with American policy to leave the country. Can't people have different opinions without being told to scram? SMH

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for enlightening him bucky. +1

59. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Sigh...no point in arguing if they don't even know what they are saying themselves-never mind me.

9. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

No way, Windows 8 RT is going to get meshed with WP8 because even Microsoft knows that RT was the wrong idea. iPad is a much more mature tablet and definitely deserves to be at the top of the list.

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Who cares.. It's a toy compared to the surface2pro.

41. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

If you're looking for a true laptop experience the pro 2 is dead last in every category compared to any laptop in its price range.

52. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

RT is pathetic. Full 8 is good RT.

32. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

meh, that's wishful thinking right there

5. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

where is xperia z tablet?

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