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The year 2015 was amazing for many Android OEMs. There are much more and better tablets in the current market than what we used to see just a couple of years ago.

Today, Android users can be bold and confident to say that their tablets are worthy replacements for the renowned iPad, which is usually pricey. However, just like Android smartphones, there are numerous Android tablets in the current market, something that makes it hectic when it comes to buying the best tablet.

To help you through this buying process, we have narrowed down the list to 5 best Android tablets for 2015 that are still worth looking at. In our hunt, we have out into consideration quite a number of factors to ensure you end up with the best tablet to suit your specific needs.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Ever since Android OEMs went into the tablet market, it has been quite hard to compare any of the devices with an almost perfect tablet. However, what Sony has done with the Xperia Z4 tablet is just amazing. The quality and looks it comes with telling it all. Now, this device is classified as one of the thinnest (6.1mm) and lightest (393g) tablets in the world, and it features dustproof and waterproof capabilities.

The Z4 tablet also comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 that has been stabilized to get rid of the overheating issue that was associated with HTC One M9. The 10.1-inch gizmo will give you a bright and beautiful view in addition to great battery performance. The Bluetooth keyboard that comes bundled with the Z4 Tablet shifts the device’s price a little bit skywards. However, the accessory can be dropped.

The Xperia Z4 Tablet is currently priced at $599 for the 32GB WI-Fi model and $610 for the LTE version with the same storage capacity.

Nvidia Shield

Tablets are some of the best gadgets for today are gaming. However, if you are into high-performance gaming, you should try the Nvidia Shield tablet. There is currently no better offer than this device thanks to the fact that it eliminates the need to worry about compatibility of hardware with certain games. Also, the spec sheet on offer ensures that no game shutters or even crashes during play, making sure the device runs smoothly regardless of the resources in demand by the most-demanding games.

The Shield comes with a RAM of 2GB, a dual-core 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz and weighed about 390g. It is powered by a 5,200mAh battery unit to keep you through most of your gaming with minimal charging intervals. You only need $299 to get the 16GB WI-Fi model of the Nvidia Shield.


Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE

If productivity is your thing, then you should be looking at none other than Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, which offers much powerful performance. Unlike the Xperia Z4 tablet, the Note Pro 12.2 comes with its Bluetooth keyboard that also doubles as a cover.

You will enjoy the larger visual display of this 12.2-inch all-encompassing gadget. The tablet also comes with support for the multi-window mode.

One problem or rather a setback of the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE is its 750 g of weight that is almost double that of the Xperia Z4 Tablet. In essence, this device is a little bit cumbersome when compared to the smaller ones. Nonetheless, you can still expect PC-like performance from this $550-priced tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

If you are not careful enough, you may end up with the ‘wrong’ Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. This device has two variants, but it is the smaller 8.4-inch model that is in question here. This is the best device students should be looking for as it offers some of the best experience when it comes to reading thanks to the Super AMOLED technology it comes with.

Apple has recently made its intention of quitting LCD screens for OLED screens. The quality of display you get on the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet is easily why the iPhone maker is willing to switch to this type of screen technology.

The design is slick and comes with top-performing hardware that allow running of heavy apps on the device without affecting its performance. The device is available for just $266, which makes it a top, but a cheaper option for most Android users.