Pho­to: sammobile.com

For the past few years, Apple has dom­i­nat­ed the tablet mar­ket — accord­ing to the ana­lyt­i­cal com­pa­ny Strat­e­gy Ana­lyt­ics, the share of the Amer­i­can man­u­fac­tur­er in Q3 2021 increased from 30% to 38% (com­pared to the same peri­od in 2020). It is hard for Android man­u­fac­tur­ers to com­pete with Apple, so many of them have prac­ti­cal­ly aban­doned the pro­duc­tion of tablets.

The excep­tion is Sam­sung. The South Kore­an com­pa­ny releas­es new mod­els every year that offer impres­sive fea­tures. This diver­si­ty com­pli­cates the choice. In today’s arti­cle, we have select­ed the best Sam­sung Galaxy tablets that can com­pete with the Apple iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is the best tablet for autonomy

Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S7 FE holds a charge very well. Pho­to: www.gsmarena.com

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE uses the same 10,900 mAh bat­tery as the Tab S7+. But due to the sim­pler dis­play (the S7+ has an OLED pan­el), the auton­o­my of the Fan Edi­tion ver­sion is bet­ter — 11 hours 24 min­utes of web surf­ing ver­sus 7 hours 49 min­utes for the Plus mod­el.


  • avail­able in two ver­sions — 5G with Snap­drag­on 750G 5G chipset and Wi-Fi with Snap­drag­on 778G 5G;
  • 12.4″ TFT LCD screen with 1600 x 2560 pix­els res­o­lu­tion and 14.4:9 aspect ratio;
  • sup­ports fast charg­ing up to 45 W, but the pack­age includes only a 15 W pow­er sup­ply, using the sup­plied adapter, the tablet charges in half an hour from only 0 to 18%, it takes 3 hours and 5 min­utes to ful­ly charge;
  • stereo speak­ers tuned by AKG and sup­port Dol­by Atmos;
  • an 8‑megapixel aut­o­fo­cus cam­era is installed on the back, a 5‑megapixel sen­sor on the front;
  • dimen­sions — 284.8 x 185 x 6.3 mm, weight — 608 g.

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is avail­able in black, pink, green and sil­ver for a price of 38,500 rubles.


  • all-met­al body of the flag­ship class;
  • excel­lent screen con­trast, HDR10 sup­port;
  • impres­sive auton­o­my;
  • stereo speak­ers with deep and rich sound;
  • comes with an S Pen with low laten­cy mode and a ded­i­cat­ed microSD card slot up to 1TB.


  • no fin­ger­print scan­ner, S Pen with­out ges­ture sup­port;
  • aver­age per­for­mance;
  • the basic ver­sion has only 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry;
  • non-AMOLED dis­play, refresh rate only 60Hz;
  • addi­tion­al spend­ing on a 45W adapter.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is the best compact budget tablet

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite offers impres­sive specs for its price. Pho­to: tomsguide.com


  • 8.7″ TFT dis­play with 1340 x 800 pix­els;
  • 5,100 mAh bat­tery with 15W fast charg­ing sup­port;
  • to per­form every­day tasks and work in office appli­ca­tions, the per­for­mance of the Medi­atek MT8768T Helio P22T chipset is enough;
  • avail­able in two ver­sions — 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry and 4 + 64 GB;
  • 8‑megapixel main cam­era with aut­o­fo­cus and 2‑megapixel self­ie cam­era;
  • dimen­sions — 212.5 x 124.7 x 8 mm, weight — 366 g (Wi-Fi ver­sion), 371 g (LTE).

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is avail­able in sil­ver and gray col­ors and costs from 11,790 rubles for the Wi-Fi ver­sion, 13,150 rubles for LTE.


  • light and com­pact;
  • ded­i­cat­ed slot for microS­DXC cards (up to 1 TB);
  • stereo speak­ers;
  • afford­able price.


  • per­for­mance is rather weak;
  • aver­age dis­play qual­i­ty;
  • no S Pen includ­ed.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is the best option for students

Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is suit­able for study. Pho­to: cnet.com


  • 10.4″ TFT dis­play with 1200 x 2000 pix­els;
  • 7,040 mAh bat­tery with 15W fast charg­ing sup­port;
  • Exynos 9611 chipset, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB inter­nal stor­age or 4 + 128 GB, ded­i­cat­ed mem­o­ry card slot;
  • 8‑megapixel main and 5‑megapixel front cam­eras;
  • dimen­sions — 244.5 x 154.3 x 7 mm, weight — 467 g.

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is avail­able in blue, gray, and pink, start­ing at Rs.


  • excel­lent stereo speak­ers tuned by AKG;
  • 3.5mm head­phone jack;
  • S Pen includ­ed;
  • decent qual­i­ty dis­play.


  • poor per­for­mance;
  • no fin­ger­print scan­ner.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is the best upgrade

Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S7+ sup­ports 5G. Pho­to: independent.co.uk


  • 12.4″ Super AMOLED dis­play with 1752 x 2800 res­o­lu­tion, 120Hz smooth refresh rate, HDR10+ sup­port;
  • 10,900 mAh bat­tery with 45W fast charg­ing sup­port (but 15W block includ­ed);
  • excel­lent proces­sor Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 865+, 6 / 8 GB of RAM and 128 / 256 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, a ded­i­cat­ed slot for mem­o­ry cards;
  • dual main cam­era — 13 MP with aut­o­fo­cus and the abil­i­ty to shoot 4K video and 5 MP (ultra wide-angle), night mode is avail­able, LED flash, 8‑megapixel self­ie cam­era;
  • opti­cal fin­ger­print scan­ner (under the dis­play), 4x speak­ers (AKG, Dol­by Atmos);
  • dimen­sions — 285 x 185 x 5.7 mm, weight — 575 g.

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is avail­able in Sil­ver, Bronze, and Black. The cost is from 68,850 rubles.


  • excel­lent dis­play;
  • fastest chipset avail­able;
  • holds a charge for a long time and charges quick­ly;
  • S Pen with 9ms low laten­cy and Air Actions remote con­trol includ­ed;
  • excel­lent stereo speak­ers.


  • 45 W adapter will have to be pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly;
  • no 3.5mm head­phone jack;
  • high price.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) is the best new

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) was intro­duced in Decem­ber 2021. Pho­to: Sam­sung


  • 10.5″ TFT dis­play with 1200 x 1920 pix­els;
  • 7,040 mAh bat­tery with 15W fast charg­ing sup­port;
  • chipset Unisoc Tiger T618, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, 4 + 64 / 128 GB, ded­i­cat­ed slot for mem­o­ry cards;
  • main cam­era — 8 megapix­els (there is aut­o­fo­cus), self­ie — 5 megapix­els;
  • side fin­ger­print scan­ner;
  • 4 stereo speak­ers;
  • dimen­sions — 246.8 x 161.9 x 6.9 mm, weight — 508 g.

Tablet Sam­sung Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) is avail­able in gray, sil­ver and pink col­ors from 22,990 rubles.


  • high-qual­i­ty stereo speak­ers with sup­port for Dol­by Atmos;
  • slot for mem­o­ry cards (up to 1 TB);
  • afford­able price.


  • no AMOLED pan­el;
  • wide bezels around the dis­play.