The best 4G tablets in 2018: Android, Windows and iPad
January 28, 2018 at 13:00
In recent times there have been very interesting developments in the field of 4G tablets, especially for those looking for more affordable options or for those who prefer Windows tablets, two categories in which until now it was somewhat more complicated to find good options with mobile connection. We review the options most prominent of all prices.
Of course, before starting to review the best 4G tablets that we can buy (we start with the most expensive options and we are gradually lowering the price), we have to advise you to think well if you really need a tablet with a mobile connection, taking into account that it will be an extra expense and that there are many alternatives.
Is it worth buying a tablet with 3G or 4G LTE?
The best 10-inch 4G tablets
If we have no budget limit, the best 10 inch tablets Of course they have versions with LTE connection and we will really be able to enjoy a very advanced user experience in exchange for our extra investment.
iPad Pro 10.5
The star tablet of Manzana It is the most expensive one that will leave us all since, even for the 64 GB model of storage, we have to put ourselves in almost 900 euros, which is a difference of more than 150 euros with the Wi-Fi version. In any case, we will not only enjoy a mobile connection, but also the most powerful tablet, with better gaming performance and more autonomy, as well as a spectacular 120 Hz screen.
Galaxy Tab S3
For those who prefer Android, the best option is undoubtedly the Galaxy Tab S3, which in its LTE version is now for up to just 620 euros on Amazon. We must also bear in mind that in this case the price includes the S Pen, an accessory that Samsung's software takes full advantage of. It does not shine as much in performance and autonomy, but in return we have a spectacular device in the multimedia section, with which it is still the screen with better image quality.
The best alternatives, something more affordable
If we are willing to make a significant investment, but the iPad Pro 10.5 and the Galaxy Tab S3 are going on a budget, we have a few very interesting options on horseback between the mid-range and the high-end.
The difference between the Wi-F model and the LTE is also very high for the iPad 9.7 and, in proportion it shows a lot more (so much that it comes close to the price of the Galaxy Tab S3), but for 560 euros, It is still a more affordable option than the iPad Pro and, although it lacks some of the extras of this, it is still a very solvent tablet with a great experience of use, which few hits can be put saved, for our taste , the lack of laminated screen.
Galaxy Tab S2
The Galaxy Tab S2 4G It is an even cheaper option, and can be found even by 430 euros on Amazon. Do not be afraid that it is a relatively old model, because it is being updated a lot and it seems that it will even have Android Oreo. It also has an extraordinary screen and is a tablet that broke records in weight and thickness. If we prefer smaller screens, the 8-inch model can be found with a mobile connection for less than 400 euros.
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
For those who prefer to bet on a new model, another good option in the field of Android tablets is the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus, which we can buy for 400 euros in its LTE version (in fact, in this case, the most complicated thing is to find it in Wi-Fi only version). He has in his favor that in this case we will enjoy in addition to no less than 64 GB of storage capacity, although with respect to the Samsung tablet, we lose a little in the multimedia section.
For those who are looking for an 8-inch tablet (or willing to sacrifice a few inches to lower the price), the best option is undoubtedly the 4G version of the MediaPad M3 to which the only downside that can be put is that we are going to stay in Android Marshmallow, because in everything else, it is a great tablet, excellent in the multimedia and design section, that we can buy for a few 320 euros.
As we said at the beginning, one of the sections in which the offer of modes with mobile connection has improved the most has been that of mid-range tablets, with very good options since.
MediaPad M3 10 Lite
The most expensive option of all, although going through very little of the 300 euros, is the MediaPad M3 10 Lite, whose technical specifications are somewhat more modest than those of the 8-inch model (the difference in resolution and, above all, in processor is quite noticeable), but that it is updated to Android Nougat and that leaves us a screen, in addition, more big.
Galaxy Tab A 10.1
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 It is another relatively old model but it is very worth taking into account, because its quality / price ratio is excellent, being at Amazon right now for only 240 euros Keep in mind that for this price, in addition to mobile connection, we take a tablet with Full HD screen, an Exynos processor and that can also be updated to Android Nougat.
MediaPad T3 10
If we are looking for an even more affordable option, we have to think about the MediaPad T3 10, and make some sacrifices in technical specifications (its screen is only H, for example). At its current price on Amazon, 220 euros, we would recommend you consider investing a little more to get the Samsung, but you have to check, because we have seen it on many occasions to below 200 euros, and there it is a very interesting option.
4G low-cost tablets
It is difficult to find even cheaper tablets because the basic 7 and 8 inch models are rarely released in 4G versions, but we can always resort to importing and if you take a look at our review of the best chinese tablets, you will see that there are some very affordable models with mobile connection. We have a more specific selection even with a few options 4G tablets for less than 100 euros What can you check?
When the first start arriving at the stores Windows 10 ARM tablets the offer will be expanded even more, but last year it has grown quite a bit, so finding Windows tablets with 4G is becoming less complicated.
Galaxy Book 12
Given that the Surface Pro LTE Advanced is not sold at the moment in our country, the best option we have is still the LTE version of the Galaxy Book 12, why 1630 euros we must remember that it includes the S Pen, in addition to the keyboard, and that it not only leaves us the extra of the mobile connection, but it is also a superior model to the standard in both RAM and storage capacity.
ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2017)
The other option to consider in the high-end, and that we can buy now (the 2018 model will take time to be available) is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet launched by Lenovo last year. The advantage we have in this case is that the mobile connection is available for two different configurations: one with Intel Core i5 (such as the Galaxy Book), for 1670 euros, and another with Intel Core i7, for 2110 euros.
We end up remembering that there is a fantastic option for those looking for a Windows tablet with 4G, but with a more reasonable price, which is the Miix 320. The model with mobile connection is much more expensive than the standard (450 euros), but it has Full HD resolution and twice the storage capacity. It is often on offer, too, so it may be worth it to be a bit attentive.