Tablet comparison: One model remained unbeaten in 2021

Deepak Gupta January 9, 2022
Updated 2022/01/09 at 11:55 AM

Tablets have become so powerful that they have become an alternative to laptops. But does it always have to be the expensive iPad? Five devices have that Test in tablet comparison 2021 and receive individual reviews. Regardless of whether you are looking for a high-end device or something for a small budget, the tablet test shows the right model.

Tablets in comparison: Apple takes first place

That cut in the tablet comparison iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2021) best off – with a price from around 1,100 euros but the model is a big investment for a slim tablet. Among other things, you will get one for this M1 chip that ensures that even graphics-intensive games run smoothly.

The 2021 iPad is also convincing in terms of software. With Apple’s App Store there are almost no limits, so you have to let off steam in the best of moods. As you are used to from Apple, the tablet also integrates seamlessly into the developer’s in-house infrastructure.

A clear shortcoming that many Apple branded devices have in common is the price. The iPad Pro can cost a lot at well over 1,000 euros in some cases. Although it was able to get first place in the tablet comparison, there are cheaper alternatives that can offer comparable power.

Huawei – the price-performance winner in the tablet test

If you take a look at the software, it quickly becomes clear why Huawei with its MatePad 11 was not able to secure first place. After all, iPadOS is based on a whole decade full of experience and development steps. HarmonyOS cannot keep up with this yet and the abundance of apps is accordingly not available.

The tablet comparison shows that the MatePad has a high frame rate, a brisk work pace and a very good typing experience, but it is also inferior to the iPad Pro in other areas. Contrast and color fidelity alone are only low on the “FullView” IPS panel. As a user, you also have to do without LTE, while you can only get Google apps via detours.

With a price from just 228 euros but all of this can be coped with. For comparison: The price of the Huawei tablet is almost 21 percent of what you would have to put down for the iPad Pro.

Here you can also find the detailed tablet test report from the IMTEST editorial team.

Conclusion: the right tablet for you

The tablet test shows that there are many things to consider when it comes to the devices. If you’re looking for a model that can replace a laptop with the right accessories, the iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2021) could be for you. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE is a good alternative, because the price differences also continue with the accessories.

However, if you’re just looking for a tablet for occasional surfing, streaming and shopping, this might be yours too Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus are sufficient, the price-performance winner in the tablet comparison. For many users, cheap Android tablets are the better alternative – although Apple’s iPad remains at the top of the ranking.

Source: IMTEST; own research

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