The best Android tablets in town: feat Galaxy Tab S2, Google Pixel C and Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

At a time when rumour winds are blowing towards the probable launch of Apple's iPad Air 3 later this month, we decided to take a look at the best three Android tablets that may survive the storm unleashed by the upcoming iPad.

Google Pixel C

Pixel C was announced by Google in September last year as a direct rival to Apple's iPad Pro. Featuring a smart keyboard, an all-metal body and robust design, Pixel C sticks to its reputation of being an able alternative to other hybrid tablets that are threatening to kill off laptops in the long run.

Pixel C runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and is available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants that cost around £400 and £500 respectively. The tablet comes with a Nvidia X1 Quad-core processor, stereo speakers on both sides, four microphones at the base and a USB Type-C port for quick charging and data transfers.

The display in Pixel C is a 10 inch one and features a resolution of 308 ppi which is decent enough for a tablet of its size. There's also a 34.2 WHr battery, 8MP and 2MP cameras, 3GB of RAM and sensors like an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and a proximity one to round it up.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

If there is any Android tablet that has come close to topping Apple's iPad Air 2 off its perch, its Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2. Not only is it Samsung's best tablet till date, it is also absolutely gorgeous and features a wafer-thin body, a light-weight frame and doesn't creak when you give it a press.

Galaxy Tab S2 comes with four 1.3 GHz processors to help with your browsing and running the display while you read as well as four 1.9 GHz processors for your high intensity gaming needs. The Exynos Octa 5433 processor works well with a 3GB RAM to offer a seamless performance without any lags or stutters.

The tablet also comes with an excellent battery which powers it for more than an entire day on a single charge under normal usage. The 8-MP primary camera is robust and perfect for those moments when you are away from your actual camera or phone and the front-facing 2.1-MP snapper is more than adequate for Skype calls and the occasional selfie.

Overall, the tablet is an absolute delight to own and for the same reason, it is one of those rare tablets to receive a five-star rating from our Editor.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

Launched around the same time as Google's Pixel C, Lenovo's Yoga Tab 3 Pro is yet another 10-inch hybrid tablet with an excellent display, a powerful processor and an exceptional battery.

The Yoga Pro 3's display features an impressive resolution of 2560x1600 pixels which is rare among tablets. Even though it is a bit on the heavier side with a 665g frame, its bundle of features and specs can easily hold sway over costlier competitors. These include a quad-core Intel Atom X5 processor which works with 2GB of RAM to power the tablet, a 10,200 mAh battery and 13MP and 5MP cameras.

While Yoga Pro 3 features just 16GB of internal storage, there is a microSD slot which lets you store up to 128GB of additional data. The tablet runs Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and features a range of sensors to make it the all-round tablet you're looking for.

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