Which? Don’t Buy tablets
With dim, unresponsive touchscreens, tortoise-slow processors and a battery that won’t last through the afternoon, these tablet duds are to be avoided.
Avoid a Don’t Buy tablet
Which? reviews all the latest tablets, including models from Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Google and Microsoft, to help you find the best tablets and avoid the worst. Through in-depth testing, we can recommend the tablets that give you sharp screens with punchy colours, easy-to-use software and all-day battery life. We can also help you steer clear of the tablets that you’ll wish you’d never picked up.
- We look at ease-of-use from the moment you open the box. If a tablet is tricky to set up or hard to work with, we’ll let you know and tell you why.
- We test touchscreens for accuracy and responsiveness, and have a panel of experts to judge the screen quality, plus how easy it is to view even in bright daylight.
- We run three sets of battery tests on every tablet, playing video continuously until it goes flat, then browsing the web over a wi-fi connection. We also give it an emergency thirty-minute charge to see how long that lasts.
Our tests cover every type of tablet, from big-screen, business-focused models to small-screen tablets aimed at kids. Whether you want to go mini or spend big, we can find the right tablet for you.
Don’t get stuck with a dodgy tablet that’s slow to start-up, badly built or awful to use. Find out which tablets are Don’t Buys and which are Best Buys by taking out a £1 trial to Which?.
Finding the right tablet
A bad tablet can be a daily frustration. It may take ages to come to life, or have a lethargic touchscreen. The worst tablets have lacklustre batteries that trembles at the thought of being away from a plug socket. Don't be a fooled by an tempting price tag or marketing spiel - a tablet bargain can prove to be anything but, if the equipment itself is no good.
Our tests reveal Best Buys that don't have any of these problems, and are simply a joy to use. Snappy processors, crystal clear screens and batteries that last for hours can all be yours if you read our recommendations and pick up a Best Buy. You don't have to spend the earth, either.