Google’s launch of Jelly Bean OS resulted in a major improvement in user experience. Android Jelly Bean 4.1 runs smoother than the previous OS versions, in addition to improved user experience it also provides new features like Google Voice Search (with quick instant results), offline typing feature and an improved camera support.
We tried to rate the best android tablets in the market that runs on Jelly Bean 4.1. After testing a few models we shortlisted the top 5 android tablets (in no particular order). The top 5 models based on our rating are Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Ematic – Genesis Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and Asus Transformer Infinity TF700.
Google Nexus 10
Google Nexus 10 is right there at the top with an exceptional design and top performance. Some of the salient features of this model are the ultra high resolution (Super PLS screen), a thin and sleek design. The touch screen is super fast and extremely responsive. It comes in two models a 16 GB model and a 32 GB model; priced at $399 and $499 respectively. Though the price is on the higher side, the quality and performance make your money worthwhile.
Ematic – Genesis Prime
For the first time an entry level tablet that is priced under $100 is matching the performance of some top tablets. We listed this model mainly because of the ‘value for money’ that it offers. The Genesis Prime offers a 1.1GHz processor (with dedicated GPU), a VGA camera (front facing), a seven inch screen, a resolution of 800x400px and memory of 4GB. The memory can be expanded to 32GB through a microSD card. It is Google certified and has Google Play integrated. Above all it is just $79.
Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7 is perfect for regular travelers. It is small (7 inches) and has a full day battery life. It comes in two models a 16 GB model and a 32 GB model; priced at $199 and $249 respectively. There is an option to add mobile data as well. It has a powerful 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and a high resolution IPS screen to provide best user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in several versions and they all have a simple design and are feature rich. It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor and 2 GB RAM. The memory can be expanded to either 16GB or 32GB. This model has a better camera than the previous version and also comes with a stylus for better handling.
Asus Transformer Infinity TF700
Transformer Infinity TF700 provides the highest processing speed among all the tablets running on Android 4.1 with a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 CPU. In addition to the unparalleled processing speed it has a high resolution IPS screen to harness the great visual experience provided by the Android Jelly Bean OS. It comes in two models a 32 GB model and a 64 GB model; priced at $499 and $599 respectively. This is easily the most powerful and feature rich of all the models available in the market.
Choose the right android tablet based on needs.