Beginner’s Guide To Buying A Perfect Tablet

If choosing the right tablet is a confusing and frustrating task for you, you are not alone. This guide will …


If choosing the right tablet is a confusing and frustrating task for you, you are not alone. This guide will help you when it comes to buying a perfect tablet that meets your daily needs.

Guide To Buying A Perfect Tablet:

When most people buy a tablet, they make at least one of these mistakes. In the end either spend more money than before or they have to upgrade the tablet they bought because they chose the wrong tablet.

So this tablet buying guide will help you make the right choice.

1Buying a larger size tablet is always better?


Now, regardless of which brand you pick, one of the first things you need to consider is the size of the tablet. It depends on where and for what you want to use the tablet. Portability isn’t really a concern if you plan to use the tablet at home.

But if you want to buy a tablet to consume multimedia, then a tablet with a large display will be more suitable for you. Or if you carry the tablet with you all the time, then the smaller size tablet is best to pick for you.

Pros of Larger Tablet

When you’re surfing the web or using different apps, you’ll be able to see more at once without having to scroll. And if you’re multitasking, you’ll be able to open multiple apps at the same time without space constraints.

Cons of Larger Tablet

A large tablet is less convenient to bring with you, especially once you add a case or keyboard case, as it gets bigger and heavier.

Pros of Smaller Tablet

Now a smaller tablet is obviously gonna be more portable, which is a huge bonus, especially if you end up travelling with it a lot.

Cons of Smaller Tablet

But you need to make sure that it offers enough added functionality over your phone to justify spending money on it.

The media experience on the smaller display is not as good as on the larger display.

2Does a costlier tablet justify its price tag?

Speaking of money, one mistake I see is people overpaying for a tablet all the time or automatically thinking they need the most expensive tablet the brand has ever made.

If money isn’t an issue for you and you want to make sure you get a tablet with the latest and greatest features, then go ahead and buy the most expensive one.

But if you are like me, you should spend money only on features and benefits that really add value to what you plan on doing.

For example, a tablet with a better camera system or a LiDAR scanner is only actually better if you plan on using those features. Like I pretty much always use the camera system on my phone so a better rear-facing camera system on a tablet isn’t really a huge selling point for brands.

Another example is faster transfer speeds with an upgraded port. That’s important if you move a lot of files to and from your tablet, but it’s not super meaningful for the average user.

3Is paying more for a tablet’s camera worth it?


To date, none of the tablet-making brands has made their tablets camera-centric. Because tablets are mostly used for multimedia, not photography. Think for yourself that who will take such a large size tablet for photography.

That’s why brands focus on multimedia. And on the basis of this, the tablet is designed and the multimedia experience is good, such features are given. On most tablets, you will get a good view of the front-facing camera, the same rear camera with the average function.

A good front-facing camera could be important to you if you use your tablet a lot for video calls.

4Which Storage Option You Should Buy?

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a budget model, it could mean just buying the lowest storage option of a flagship model.

But when you’re looking at various features, specs, and storage options, I would prefer for you to buy a little more than what you actually need right now instead of not getting enough.

Otherwise, as soon as your needs change even a little bit, you already have to spend more money and upgrade.

This is not to say that budget tablets don’t have their place. There are a lot of situations
where they’re the perfect fit.

So for example, if you’re getting the first tablet for a kid, then there’s nothing wrong
with an entry-level tablet. Just make sure that it can run the apps and the games that they want.

5Is Display Type And Refresh Rate Really Impact On Your Choice?

Another choice that confuses buyers is display type and refresh rate. Look, when it comes to displays, you’re gonna have things like IPS, AMOLED, OLED, Super AMOLED, LCD, and then you’ll hear Apple calling their displays Retina, Liquid Retina, and Liquid Retina XDR.

A lot of these terms can get confusing. Now if you wanna learn more about any specific tablets, then I have a ton of dedicated reviews and detailed comparisons on the website, but let’s go back to what you plan on using this tablet for.

If it’s for office work, then the type of display doesn’t really matter. They pretty much will all work, but I would be interested in higher resolutions so that I can fit more content on the screen at once.

Now if you wanna watch movies or play games, then I would prioritize a colourful and crisp display. And I would also consider display brightness if you plan on using it outside or in areas where you may have to deal with reflections.

Now, finally, if you’re using the tablet to edit photos or videos, then colour accuracy would be one of the most important features. When it comes to refreshing rate, most displays are either 60 hertz or 120 hertz.

Now, this is a measurement of how many times the display refreshes every second. A higher number means a more responsive user experience with fluid animation and smoother scrolling.

At the same time, the additional refresh rate means that you’re using up more of the battery. Now some tablets have an adaptive 120-hertz refresh rate, meaning that they can automatically use the higher refresh rate when you need it.

And then when you don’t, they can lower it and save on battery life. And this is sort of like having the best of both worlds.

6Can A Tablet Completely Replace A Laptop?

The next mistake buyers make is expecting a basic tablet to completely replace a laptop.

It’s important to have realistic expectations here. If you just use your laptop to surf the web, to do emails, and social media, and then watch some videos and use maybe some web-based applications, then it shouldn’t be a problem.

But even the majority of tablets that can use an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse doesn’t run desktop apps, and they don’t have a robust file management system. So the user experience isn’t the same.

Now if you want a tablet with an actual desktop operating system and you’re looking to do even more with a powerful and ultra-versatile device, then you should check out the Microsoft Surface Pro 8.

7Always Pick An Expandable Storage Option Tablet Is More Reliable?

I talked about storage earlier on, but one of the most common mistakes that I see people make is not getting enough storage.

Now some tablets allow you to expand the internal storage with a microSD card slot, and some of them don’t. So that’s probably the first thing that you should find out.

If the tablet that you choose doesn’t allow you to expand the storage, then just remember that you’re stuck with the amount of storage that you buy for as long as you keep that tablet.

So make sure that you have enough storage for what you need now and what you’ll need in the foreseeable future. Now if you only use your tablet to stream content and to play a few games, maybe surf the web, you can get by with 64 gigabytes.

But if you’re doing any more than that, then I would definitely try to get more storage, especially if you plan on keeping your tablet for a long time.

The flagship tablets, for example, have plenty of processing power. So you don’t wanna run into a situation where after a year of use, you already run out of storage and you have to replace a perfectly good tablet.

8Always Need To Buy The Latest Model?

Now another common mistake I see buyers make is thinking that they always need to buy the latest model.

Some users want premium features like a high-end display or just a larger display, but they don’t necessarily need the latest chip.

In those cases, getting a great deal on last year’s model can give them the features that they want without having to pay a premium for the additional capabilities they don’t plan on using.

9Is Sound Quality Your First Priority?

Many buyers are not considering the audio features. If you are not one of them and you are planning to buy a tablet for multimedia consumption then this is the point you need to consider.

Some tablets come with two speakers, but both of them are on the bottom. So when you hold a tablet in landscape mode, the audio-only comes out to one side.

Now other tablets come with two speakers, but you get one on each side. And then there are tablets that come with four speakers, which give you the fullest sound and the best audio quality.

This isn’t only valuable when you’re watching videos but also when you’re playing games where it’s important to be able to detect which direction sounds are coming from.

Now, finally, some tablets also come with a 3.5-millimetre headphone jack, so you can use wired headphones or a gaming headset without needing an adapter.

10Wi-Fi Model or Cellular Model?

So this next one, I get a lot of questions about, and it’s whether to get the Wi-Fi or cellular model.

Now, essentially, the decision comes down to whether you need to use your tablets in situations where you don’t have Wi-Fi at all or you don’t have Wi-Fi that you trust because of privacy issues.

In the rare situations where that happens to me, I always tether off my phone, so I never buy the cellular models of tablets. But if this is something that happens to you all the time and you’re okay with paying an additional fee for a dedicated data plan for your tablet, then a cellular model is a good fit.

11Confused About Choosing iOS or Android!

Now another important consideration is OS-specific apps. So some apps are available for Android but not for iPadOS and vice versa.

For example, if you wanna use Procreate, you have to buy an iPad because there’s no Android version of it. Now there are other great options for Android, but if you specifically need to Procreate, you don’t have a choice, you need to get an iPad.

Some games, for example, “PUBG,” scale better on iPadOS. So they look better on larger iPads than they do on larger Android tablets.

So before you make your choice, think about whether or not there are apps or games that are absolutely critical to you, and then make sure that they work the way that you want on the tablet that you get.

12Should Always Prefer Long Battery Life Tablets?

Battery life can also be extremely important for some users, especially if you use your tablet in a lot of situations where you don’t have the opportunity to charge it during the day.

If you are one of them then buy a tablet with a bigger battery capacity. At present, many brands offer tablets with good battery life.

Also, you can consider a smaller-sized battery if it supports a fast charging feature. It takes less time to charge as compared to the normal charging speed.

13Should You Buy Tablets That Support The Stylus?

Now another mistake that I see being made all the time is not thinking about the stylus. So some tablets are compatible with a stylus that you can use to draw or take handwritten notes, and then some tablets just aren’t.

Top of that, in some cases, the stylus is included with the price of the tablet, and in other cases, you have to buy it separately.

So keep that in mind when you’re comparing prices. Now each stylus also has a completely different feel to it both in your hands and when it touches the glass.

So if you have the chance, go to the store and try it out before you buy it.

14Do Long-Term Software Updates Impact Your Purchase?

The next mistake I see buyers make is not thinking long-term. Now, each user is different. Some are able to upgrade their tablet every year. And for them, it’s only important that the tablet does what they need right now.

But most people wanna get more value from their purchases, and they keep their tablets for as long as possible. This is where long-term operating system support and security updates are very important.

So take a look at how many years your tablet will continue to receive updates, and then keep that in mind when you make your decision.

15Resale Value

Another element here is resale or trade-in value. So some tablets are known for
keeping their value long-term or offering great trade-in value.

So if you plan on upgrading in a few years, you can sell or trade-in your previous tablet and then use that money for the upgrade.

At the present, Apple’s tablet little bit costlier and it’s provides a good resale value also.

Final Words

Now the end of the buying guide, I want to say, “Buy it nice or buy it twice”, so I truly hope that my guide helps you buy products that will fit your budget now and will also work for you in the future.

Hopefully, this article about the guide to buying a perfect tablet was helpful for you.

Good luck and see you soon.

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