Android tablet...

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Bwood_Horn, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    ...what's the collective opinion on maximum bang for buck (preferably not HuaWei)?
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  3. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Very happy with my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
    Although expensive I've had it 3 plus years and it's still going strong, fast reliable. I think the lesser tablets tend to get replaced more often.
    Picked up for £200 in the black friday sales, was a bargain.
  4. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north Academy Graduate

    Bought an Amazon Fire 10 for £110 about 5 weeks ago.

    Seems ok so far .
  5. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Very happy with my Samsung Galaxy Tab E.

    But if you buy a HuaWei you get a lot more followers on social media - the entire Chinese security service
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  6. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    What do you all use your tablets for?

    I've two of them, one is a test device for developing apps so it has a purpose, but my older, personal one is very rarely used.

    The only time I can think of when I use it is for watching tv/movies on flights.
  7. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

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  8. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I only use mine to watch Netflix or iPlayer in bed.
  9. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Ahh I believe you need to be more specific.
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  10. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Ipads cost more but are the real deal!
  11. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Lots of porn
  12. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Why not a Hauwei?
  13. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Mixture of durability and security.
  14. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    Ok. Not convinced by the 'security issues' myself, but each to their own.
  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Have to disagree with you very strongly here. I have the same model and for about 2 years the battery life was appalling - it went flat every day (something to do with one of the Android OS updates). Finally it appears to have been fixed, but it still freezes/goes on the fritz or go slow.

    I hate Apple but iPads are better than Samsung tablets in my experience.

    I have a Samsung Note 8 Phone, which is great.
  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I bought a fire 7 each for my kids ages ago (3 years?). I invested in a child resistant case for each with an SD card to expand the miserable 16gb memory, but they've served well for the £30 I paid for each of them.

    For someone who wants a bit more of an adult experience, the larger Fires are, I'm sure OK, but you are tied into the Amazon version of Android, unless you jailbreak it.

    Maybe have a look at Asus? They tend to have a good range from budget up to premium tablets.
  17. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Hmmm mines been rock solid. Must be an app eating it in the back ground if it isn't just a duff battery. If you've not already got it download ES file explorer (free version is fine) will help you strip out the crap and do a system health check, will also tell you which aps are processor & battery hungry. They used to have a stand alone ES manage application but I think it's all in one now.
    Certainly disable all the bloatware that you're not using.
  18. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Forgot to add my Dad's Lenovo 7" has been decent if you need a budget option
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    No, it's fine now. It was a known issue after one of the Android OS updates. Loads of people had the same issue. I've hardly any apps on it
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  20. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Won't your dad mind if Berko has it?
  21. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    Nah at his age he hasn't missed the rest of his stuff I've sold to feed my beer habit.
  22. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north Academy Graduate

    I downloaded the Google play store as found a simple way to online. Just had to download a couple of files.
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  23. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    I didnt realise robots got ill and needed medication.

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