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Top 10 portable tablet mobiles of 2023

Published on Mar 02, 2023 16:24 IST
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This article talks about some of the best tablet mobiles in the market, known for their portability and productivity. It also gives details on their descriptions, specifications and pro-con comparisons to guide you to your ideal purchase. Read More

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In the rapidly evolving world of technology, portable tablet mobiles have become indispensable tools for work, entertainment, and communication on the go. These versatile devices combine the functionality of a tablet with the convenience of a mobile phone, offering users the best of both worlds. Whether you're a busy professional, a student, or a tech enthusiast, having a portable tablet mobile at your disposal can enhance your productivity and keep you connected wherever you are.

In this article, HT Shop Now presents a curated list of the top 10 portable tablet mobiles of 2023. We've carefully evaluated these devices based on their performance, features, design, and user reviews to provide you with a comprehensive guide for making an informed decision. From powerful processors and vibrant displays to ample storage and long battery life, these tablet mobiles offer a range of specifications to suit different needs and preferences.

Join us as we explore the cutting-edge features, innovative designs, and exceptional performance of these top-rated portable tablet mobiles. Whether you're looking for a device for work, entertainment, or both, our list will help you discover the perfect companion for your on-the-go lifestyle.

1. Apple iPad Air

Apple has been the talk of the mobile town for launching many products in the past year, of which the iPad Air created a buzz. "Light. Bright. Full of Might", true to its caption, the product was claimed as 'more versatile than ever'. The fifth generation Apple table provides a 10.9‑inch Liquid Retina display featuring advanced technologies like True Tone, P3 wide colour and an anti-reflective coating. It also includes Smart HDR and Touch ID and is compatible with apple's best accessories like the Magic keyboard and 2nd generation pencil stylus.


Brand: Apple

Model: iPad Air

Style Name: Wi-Fi + Cellular

Memory Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Colours Available: Blue/Pink/Purple/Space Grey/Starlight

Operating System: iPad OS

Screen Size: 10.9 inches (27.69 cm)

60% faster performance with an M1 chip and 2x graphics with an 8-core GPU.Not very budget friendly (not much different from Pro) and has expensive peripherals
24-hour lasting battery life.Absence of Face ID and limited storage.
Centre Stage video calling, 4K videos and natural content creation with 12MP ultra-wide front and rear camera. 
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Apple 2022 iPad Air M1 Chip (10.9-inch/27.69 cm, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) - Blue (5th Generation)

₹ 74,900 9% off

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Highly customised for user experience, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is for professionals wanting to create magic with high-quality content. The tablet is extremely durable and cased with Armor Aluminium, has an excellent display and includes an S Pen with ultra-low latency. It has just the right specifications to be the best android tablet. The flexible model allows you to switch to work mode in a snap with an advanced 2-in-1 Book cover keyboard. It is also the gamers’ favourite giving a console-quality performance with a 120Hz display.


Brand: Samsung

Model: Galaxy Tab S8

Style Name: Wi-Fi + 5G

Memory Storage Capacity: 128 GB

Colours Available: Graphite/Silver/Pink Gold

Operating System: Android 12

Screen Size: 11 inches (27.94 cm)

Display resolution: 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) Pixels (Maximum)

Provides a bigger battery and a hyper-fast 5G network.Absence of On-screen fingerprint scanner.
Auto-framing with 12MP ultra-wide front and 13MP + 6MP primary camera for high-quality 4K videos and 11” LCD screen.Little on the higher end of the budget.
Multi-screen feature for convenient multitasking. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 27.94 cm (11 inch) Display, RAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB Expandable, S Pen in-Box, Wi-Fi+5G Tablet, Graphite

3. Xiaomi Pad 5

With the motto, "Play Hard, work smart", Xiaomi Pad 5 is your thing, from providing ultimate performance, fantastic audio, and video entertainment to enabling the writing and drawing abilities of the user. It supports flagship 7nm process technology for higher performance. The large 11'' screen with 120Hz refresh rate and low blue light display is the signature trait of this tablet mobile for convenient vision. In addition, Xiaomi has developed a compelling feature set that is the flagship quad speakers for a perfect surround sound experience.


Brand: Xiaomi

Model: Xiaomi Pad 5

Style Name: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Memory Storage Capacity: 256 GB

Colours Available: Pearl White/Cosmic Grey

Operating System: Android 11

Screen Size: 10.95 inches (27.81 cm)

Display Resolution: 2560x1600 Pixels

Dolby Vision support and natural high-fidelity colour for the best visual experience.Absence of 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD & fingerprint scanner.
Extra-large battery capacity for an all-day run.No cellular or GPS options.
Split screen, mini-windows and app drawer features for seamless multitasking. 

Xiaomi Pad 5| Qualcomm Snapdragon 860| 120Hz Refresh Rate| 6GB, 256GB| 2.5K+ Display (10.95-inch/27.81cm)|1 Billion Colours| Dolby Vision Atmos| Quad Speakers| Wi-Fi| Gray

4. Microsoft New Surface Pro 9

If you are looking for a lightweight tablet but do not want to compromise its performance, Microsoft New surface pro 9 provides the right trade-off. The product has a power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet and serves as an all-in-one ultra-portable device. The Intel Evo 5 12th generation processor accelerates performance phenomenally. In addition, the Microsoft tablet provides a high-end display with much higher resolution, and an included Office in the price.


Brand: Microsoft

Model: Surface Pro 9

Style Name: Wi-Fi

Memory Storage Capacity: 256 GB

Colours Available: Sapphire/Forest/Graphite/Platinum

Operating System: Windows 11 Home

CPU model: Core i5

Screen Size: 13 inches (33.03 cm)

Full desktop productivity and local gaming.Very expensive and absence of headphone jacks.
Multiple charging and data transfer with double USB-C ports.Arm-based drawbacks with SQ3 processors lack support for modern technologies like LPDDR5 and USB4.
1080p camera and user-accessible SSD. 

Microsoft New Surface Pro9 13 Inch (33.03 cm) Intel Evo 12 Gen i5 / 8GB / 256GB Graphite with Windows 11 Home, Wi-Fi, 365 Family 30-Day Trial & Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 30-Day Trial

₹ 116,999 3% off

5. Apple iPad 2021

As a perfect compromise between previous iPad versions and the latest 2022 model, the Apple iPad 10.2 inches 2021 version is incredible. The 9th generation iPad enables you to perform your daily tasks better, featuring an A13 Bionic chip, a 10.2-inch True Tone screen, and 64GB of storage. In addition, you can enjoy the Centre Stage feature with a 12MP Ultra-wide front camera and sharp image capturing with an 8MP rear camera.


Brand: Apple

Model: 10.2-inch iPad

Style Name: Wi-Fi

Memory Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Colours Available: Silver/Space Grey

Operating System: iOS 14

Screen Size: 10.2 inches (25.91 cm)

All-day battery life.Comes in a Wi-Fi-only model.
Double storage and upgraded screen.Limited accessory support (no support to magic).
Comes with a headphone jack and Apple pencil (1st gen) support. 

Apple 2021 10.2-inch (25.91 cm) iPad with A13 Bionic chip (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Grey (9th Generation)

6. Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8 is a perfect balance between affordability and performance and known to be the most reasonably priced Samsung tablet with excellent performance and durability features. It includes 4x speakers, a headphone jack, a USB-C port & a detachable microSD card slot which add to the value. Besides being budget-friendly, the tablet also comes in different configurations, decent storage, and better battery life than its predecessor A7.


Brand: Samsung


Style Name: Wi-Fi + LTE

Memory Storage Capacity: 3+32 GB

Colours Available: Grey/Pink Gold/Silver

Operating System: Android 11

Screen Size: 10.5 inches (26.69 cm)

A sleek and sturdy aluminium body provides high durability.No S pen support and low-quality front and rear cameras.
Greater viewability with an 80% screen-to-body ratio with symmetrical bezels.Not suitable for running resource-demanding apps.
Highly portable tablet mobile and comes with cellular connectivity. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 inches Display, RAM 3 GB, ROM 32 GB Expandable, Wi-Fi Tablets, Gray, (SM-X200NZAAINU)

7. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

Samsung is the undisputed king of high-end android tablets, but Lenovo is a worthy veteran in the low and mid-range market. Lenovo's Tab P11 Plus is one of the best affordable android tablets in the market recently. The device is a worthy alternative for non-Apple users displaying high portability, lightweight (490 g), vivid display, and impressive speakers.


Brand: Lenovo

Model: Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

Style Name: Wi-Fi + LTE

Memory Storage Capacity: 128 GB

Colours Available: Slate Grey/Platinum Grey

Operating System: Android 11

Screen Size: 11 inches (27.94 cm)

Screen Resolution: 2K (2000*1200) display

11’’ 2K LCD with amazing colour depth.Lacking updated policy and occasional software issues.
Log in with face recognition.No 3.5mm headphone jack or fingerprint sensor.
Powerful sound with quad speakers optimised by Dolby atmos. 

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus Tablet (11 inch (27.94 cm), 6 GB, 128 GB, Wi-Fi+LTE, Voice Calling), Slate Grey with 2K Display, Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos, 7700 mAH Battery and TUV Certified Eye Protection

₹ 39,000 38% off

8. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a feature-packed Wi-Fi tablet that delivers an exceptional user experience. With its large 12.4-inch display and slim metal body, it offers a visually stunning and premium feel. The tablet comes with a powerful S-Pen in the box, enabling precise and intuitive note-taking or drawing. With 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM, expandable for additional storage, it ensures smooth multitasking and ample space for your files. The Dolby Atmos sound technology enhances your audio experience, bringing immersive and rich sound quality.


Brand: Samsung

Model: Galaxy Tab

Style Name: Wi-Fi

Memory Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Colours Available: Mystic black

Operating System: Android 11

Screen Size: 12.4 inches

S Pen in boxScreen could have been compact
Vibrant display 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE | 31.50cm (12.4") LCD Display | Qualcomm SDM 750G Processor | 10,090mAh Battery | Dolby Atmos | Android 11 | 4GB+64GB | 8GB+128GB | Wi-Fi | Wi-Fi + LTE | S Pen | Black

₹ 49,999 16% off

9. Nokia T20 Tab

Nokia T20 Tab marked quite an entrance for HMD Global in the tablet computers market after a long time. Primarily aimed at children, the Nokia tablet is positioned as a media consumption device for kids and school-going teens. It is a great value product for the price, working on an Android 11 OS, which comes with a huge 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Nokia T20 is a decent tablet with a long-lasting 8,200mAh battery, dual-band Wi-Fi and 5G connectivity, though held back with a weak display. Ensured OS and security updates are other highlights of this tablet.


Brand: Nokia

Model: Nokia T20 LTE

Style Name: Wi-Fi + LTE

Memory Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Colours Available: Deep Ocean Blue

Operating System: Android 11

Screen Size: 10.36 inches (26.31 cm)

Display Resolution: 1200 x 2000 Pixels

Affordable price pointSubstandard LCD screen and refresh rate.
Google Kids Space and Entertainment Space.Absence of custom UI support.
Splash-resistant body and scratch-resistant glass. 

Nokia T20 Tab with 10.36"(26cm) 2K Screen, Low Blue Light, Wi-Fi & LTE, 8200mAh Battery, Android 11 with 2 Years of OS Upgrades & 3 Years of Security Updates, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage | Deep Ocean Blue

10. Acer One

The Acer One is a versatile tablet that offers a seamless user experience. With 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM, expandable for additional storage, it provides ample space for your files and smooth multitasking. The 10.1-inch WUXGA IPS panel display delivers vibrant visuals with a brightness of 350 nits, ensuring a crisp and immersive viewing experience. Its slim metal body adds a touch of elegance and durability. The tablet supports both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity with calling capabilities, allowing you to stay connected wherever you go. The dual-camera setup enables you to capture moments with clarity and detail. Running on Android 12, the Acer One offers a user-friendly interface and access to a wide range of apps.


Brand: Acer

Model: One Tablet

Style Name: Wi-Fi + 4G LTE

Memory Storage Capacity: 64 GB

Operating System: Android 12

Screen Size: 10.1 inches

Display Resolution: WUXGA

Cellular connectivity supports Wi-Fi and video calling.Speaker can be better
Very affordable.Camera is not up to the mark

Acer One T9-1212L (25.65 cm) 10.1 Inch Tablet with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM Expandable, 350 Nits Brightness WUXGA IPS Panel Display, Dual-Camera, Slim Metal Body, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE(Calling),Android 12, Gray

₹ 29,999 40% off

Product feature comparison table

ProductFeature 1Feature 2Feature 3
Apple 2022 iPad Air27.69 cm (10.9-inch) Liquid Retina display Apple M1 8-core CPU chip with 8-core GPU and Neural Engine12MP Ultra-Wide front camera and Centre Stage
Samsung Galaxy Tab S827.94 cm (11 inches) Cinematic DisplaySDM720G (Octa –Core 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz) processorBrand new S pen & 5G connectivity
Xiaomi Pad 527.81 cm (10.95-in) IPS LCD DisplayQualcomm Snapdragon 860 Octa-core processor2.5K resolution, 2 x Full HD & 120Hz refresh rate
Microsoft New Surface Pro933.03 cm (13-in) PixelSense DisplayIntel Evo 5 12th Gen processorIntel Evo 5 12th Gen processor & 2 x USB-C with USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4
Apple 2021 10.2-in iPad25.91 cm (10.2-inch) Retina display A13 Bionic chip with Neural EngineA13 Bionic chip with a powerful Neural Engine.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A826.69cm (10.5 inches), Symmetric Narrow Bezel DisplayUniSOC T618 (Dual 2.0GHz + Hexa 2.0GHz)4GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage, 1TB microSD card
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus27.94 cm (11-in) 2K, FHD, IPS DisplayMediatek Helio G90T octa-core processorFace ID, LCD with 400 nits of brightness & 7700 mAH battery up to 20W,15 hours playback time
Sasmsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE12.4-inch displayExpandable 64 GB ROMS-Pen in box
Nokia T20 Tab26.31 cm (10.36-in) 2K LCD DisplayOcta-core Unisoc T6108200mAh battery, up to 15W fast charge & 2 yrs of OS Upgrades & 3 yrs of Security Updates
Acer One10.1-inch tabletCellular+Wi-FiAndroid 12

Best value for money

Samsung Galaxy S8 though a little expensive, checks all the boxes to be a desired product for the value. The tablet provides a premium Android experience, and you get a lot for the money, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 8 GB RAM and large storage of 128 GB, a C-type headphone jack and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos. In addition, it is the exclusive Samsung tablet with Stylus compatibility and an included S Pen in the box, making it extremely price worthy.

Best overall product

Imagine Apple's best tablet with an increased lifespan; iPad Air exactly fits the image. The 2022 Apple product is lightweight (461 g) and an impressive 6.1 mm thick. In addition, it is available in five different with an exclusive blue colour. Primarily designed for students and creators, the iPad Air line includes the M-series chipset used in Pro and Mac line-ups for highly improved performance at your fingertips. With a 60% boost in CPU and twice the efficiency in graphics, it is certainly potentially contemporary to most Android competition.

How to find the best product?

When it comes to buying a tablet computer, portability and performance come first. There are certain specifications like display size, weight, operating System (Android, iOS or Windows), processor, storage capacity (8GB to 64GB) and network connectivity (3G, 4G, and 5G) a buyer should consider while choosing from the lot. The decision-making feature entirely depends on the buyer’s purchase intent such as storage capacity & battery life for book readers and creatives, processor performance (at least a 6-core CPU and a strong GPU) for gamers, Screen resolution (Full HD (1080p) or at least 720p for portrait orientation) for streamers and connectivity for video creators.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is claimed by many as the best budget android tablet. Xiaomi Pad 5 and Lenovo Tab P11 Plus have the best feature combination for an affordable price, but Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 tops the charts for overall Android specifications.

All these major market leaders, Apple, Android and Microsoft, own a significant share of the tablet mobile market. Therefore, the preference for an operating system also forms the criteria for buying a tablet. While conventional PC users would prefer a Microsoft or Android tablet, devoted Mac users mostly vote for Apple tablets. 

Apple 2022 iPad Air is highly student-tailored in terms of readability, performance and efficiency. However, while Apple occupies the student preference in the high-end market, Nokia T20 Tab is for the mid-range arena delivering decent connectivity, performance and storage features at an affordable price point.

Apple iPad (2022) is the recent mobile launch of Apple supporting Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity succeeding the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-in (2022). Apple iPad Air (2022) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) and Apple iPad mini (2021) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) are the latest versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini lines, respectively.

The latest Microsoft tablet, Surface Pro 9, is the latest favourite of many users given its high-end features and excellent battery life, except it lies on the higher side of the budget line. The 5G variant of Surface Pro 9 is claimed as the best arm tablet powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, making it the most usable Windows 11 Arm laptop to date.

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