The best tablets with a long battery life

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Tablets (1 - 5)
TCL 10 TabMax 4GTCL 10 TabMid 4GLenovo Tab M8 (HD)Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (128GB / 6GB RAM)Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro LTESamsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTESamsung Galaxy Tab S5eSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 LTE (2019)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 LTE (2019) 32GBHuawei MatePad 10.4Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD)Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTEAmazon Fire HD 8 (2020)Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)
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TCL 10 TabMax 4G
TCL 10 TabMid 4G
Lenovo Tab M8 (HD)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE (128GB / 6GB RAM)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 LTE (2019)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 LTE (2019) 32GB
Huawei MatePad 10.4
Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite LTE
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)
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Battery lifeThe device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
Battery lifeThe device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.38h
20h
18h
15h
15h
15h
15h
13h
13h
12h
12h
12h
12h
12h
12h
Battery powerBattery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
Battery powerBattery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.8000mAh
5500mAh
5000mAh
7040mAh
7600mAh
7040mAh
7040mAh
6150mAh
6150mAh
7250mAh
5000mAh
7040mAh
N.A.N.A.N.A.
Charge timeThe time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Charge timeThe time it takes to fully charge the battery.4h
2.7h
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.4.3h
N.A.N.A.5h
5h
4h
Fast chargingFast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Fast chargingFast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Wireless chargingThe manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
Wireless chargingThe manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.10.36"
10"
8"
10.5"
10.1"
10.5"
10.5"
10.1"
10.1"
10.4"
8"
10.4"
8"
8"
8"
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.225ppi
176ppi
189ppi
287ppi
224ppi
287ppi
288ppi
224ppi
224ppi
224ppi
302ppi
224ppi
189ppi
189ppi
189ppi
ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
ResolutionResolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.2000 x 1200px
1290 x 1200px
1280 x 800px
2560 x 1600px
1920 x 1200px
2560 x 1600px
2560 x 1600px
1920 x 1200px
1920 x 1200px
1200 x 2000px
2160 x 1080px
2000 x 1200px
1280 x 800px
1280 x 800px
1280 x 800px
CPU speedThe CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
CPU speedThe CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.4 x 2GHz & 4 x 2GHz
4 x 2GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz
4 x 2GHz
1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.78GHz
2 x 2.2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz
1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.78GHz
2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz
6 x 1.6GHz & 2 x 1.8GHz
6 x 1.6GHz & 2 x 1.8GHz
2 x 2.27GHz & 6 x 1.88GHz
4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.65GHz
4 x 2.3GHz & 4 x 1.7GHz
4 x 2GHz
4 x 2GHz
4 x 2GHz
RAMRandom-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
RAMRandom-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.4GB
3GB
2GB
6GB
4GB
8GB
6GB
3GB
2GB
6GB
3GB
4GB
2GB
2GB
3GB
WeightWe consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
WeightWe consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.N.A.325g
305g
420g
653g
420g
400g
470g
470g
450g
305g
467g
355g
550g
355g
Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.13MP
5MP
5MP
13MP & 5MP
13MP
13MP & 5MP
13MP
8MP
8MP
8MP
13MP
8MP
2MP
2MP
2MP
Megapixels (front camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
Megapixels (front camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.8MP
5MP
2MP
8MP
8MP
8MP
8MP
5MP
5MP
8MP
5MP
5MP
2MP
2MP
2MP

Tablets combine the best of smartphone technology and laptop features in one portable package that’s powered by enough RAM to allow you to work remotely, play games, and browse the internet with ease. They’re smaller, thinner, and much lighter than laptops yet provide a larger display than your traditional smartphone, making them ideal for those after a truly portable yet powerful device.

And, seeing as tablets are so portable by nature, battery life is going to be a pretty important factor when comparing the best tablets. Sure, a high-res display, a fast processor, and a great camera are all important, but if the tablet’s battery doesn’t last that long, you won’t be able to enjoy any of those features. Here’s what to look for when comparing tablets based on battery life.

Battery life

Battery life is a measure of performance and longevity, meaning that the longer the battery life of a tablet, the longer you’ll be able to use it without having to connect to a power source. What’s the average battery life of a tablet? It varies depending on the brand and the type of battery that the tablet has. Usually, with high-end tablets that pack a lot of battery power, you can expect to get at least 10 hours of use out of it.

Battery power

Battery power is measured in milliampere-hour (mAh) and determines how long your device can last on one charge. However, this also depends on how energy-efficient the tablet is. Whereas the average battery power of a tablet is somewhere around 6,000mAh, the top-performing tablets can have a battery power of at least 12,000mAh. Typically, with average battery power, tablets can last from around 4 to 10 hours if used continuously under moderate load. 

Fast charging

Being able to charge your tablet quickly is essential if you use it for school or work, or honestly even for something as simple as games. To understand fast charging tablets, you need to first understand how charging works. Most devices charge at 5 volts and 2.4 amperes and when you multiply the two, you get wattage, which is the total power.

You’ll also need to factor in the cable you’re using. A USB 1.0 or 2.0 will charge at 5V and 0.5A for a total wattage of 2.5W.  If you’re using a USB 3.0 port, that charge can get pushed to 5V/0.9A for a total of 4.5W. USB 3.1 ports and newer will allow you to charge at a maximum power output of 20V/5A for a total of 100W. It’s important, though, when comparing tablets in regards to battery and charging capabilities, to ensure that you’re using the right USB-C charger with the right tablet to allow for maximum charging efficiency. If you use an old charger, you won’t see the same quick results.

Wireless charging

Devices that offer wireless charging can be recharged by simply being placed on a compatible charging pad. Commercially available inductive charging became available to consumers in 2015 with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge release and tablets have since followed. 

While you still need to “connect” your tablet to a power source (i.e., place it on a charging pad or charging dock), wireless charging does away with the need for cables. Wireless charging tablets are becoming increasingly more popular and available, with models such as the Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Fold being some of the first with these capabilities.

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