Tablets with the best battery life

Tablets with the best battery life
We have a new kid on the battery endurance block, and it is Samsung's Galaxy NotePRO tablet. The huge 12.2" slate has an equally impressive 9500 mAh battery, that kept it ticking for nearly nine hours on our demanding battery test. That's more than any other phone or tablet we've tested so far, so we thought we'd share the festivities.

Android tablets are generally expected to last between 8-10 hours of watching HD video on a charge, at medium brightness. Apple's iPads manage to clock 10-12 hours in the same scenario. Until recently, Windows-based tablets were lagging far behind in battery endurance, but with the advent of Intel's new Atom, and mobile Haswell architectures, they managed to almost close in on Android slates.

The NotePRO, however, is in a league of its own, when it comes to battery endurance, and if you want to know the next few tablets in the battery champs category, check out the slideshow below. There are a few new tablets yet to be tested, so these results might be rearranged pretty soon, too.

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Galaxy NotePRO 12.2
  • Display 12.2 inches
    1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 9500 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
iPad Air
  • Display 9.7 inches
    1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 8820 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
iPad mini 2
  • Display 7.9 inches
    1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 6471 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x
Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch
  • Display 8.0 inches
    800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual
    1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4450 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
Xperia Tablet Z
  • Display 10.1 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
G Pad 8.3
  • Display 8.3 inches
    1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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