By Nootan Kumar | Last updated January 14, 2019

The tablets are our everyday companions – whether you’re taking them with you while traveling to dealing with your boredom or using them for reading an eBook while propped up in the bed. But there’s nothing worse than, you need to stop what you’re doing to charge it. That’s why I have dedicated this post to the best tablets for battery life.

best tablets for battery life

It’s not fun to play your favorite game or watching Netflix series while connected to the wall. The battery life is always a major concern for tablet along with all digital devices like smartphone, laptops, and smartwatches. I have compiled the list of the best battery tablet on the current market. This list is based on the usage time while browsing the internet on the wireless connection, doing some usual task and playing videos.

So, without further ado let’s get started.

Top Rated Tablets for Battery Life

Name
Weight
Screen
OS
Battery Life

1.06 lbs

10.5-inch, 2560×1600

Android 8.0

16-hours 

0.79 lbs

8-inch, 1280 x 800

Android 7.1

14-hours

1.73 lbs

 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824

Win10 Home

13.5-hours

1.50 lbs

10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200

Android 6.0

12-hours

1.10 lbs

10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200

FireOS

10-hours

1.03 lbs

11-inch, 2388 x 1668

iOS12

10-hours

Best Tablets for Battery life – Reviews

 1.06 lbs | 10.5-inch | 2560×1600 | Super AMOLED | 4 GB | 64 GB | 16-hours | Android O  

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is probably the best tablet for battery life without any doubt. This tab can last around 16 hours on video playback from a single charge. If you are a light user then it can perform even better.

Besides great battery life, you’ll be getting amazing performance with great features.

First of all, this device is coming with 10.5-inch super AMOLED display with the resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. Moreover, it has a great contrast ratio. It means your viewing experience is going to be just amazing.

As I said above about battery life, it is definitely great moreover, you are getting fast charging feature.

There is a great feature about this device  – with keyboard cover (sold separately) and DeX you can transform this tablet into a full desktop experience. Additionally, the support of Dolby-Atmos-surrounds-sound with the quad speakers will give you a cinematic experience.

I am really impressed by the sound pickup, it has far-field mics – your tablet listens and responds to your voice when your tablet is out of reach. You can do many tasks with our voice commands like taking calls, play songs, or get answers etc.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is available in the 64GB and 256GB of variants, you can pick according to your need.

Overall the Samsung Galaxy Tas S4 is definitely a winner in the terms of battery life. Moreover, you are also getting great performance, amazing vivid display, latest OS, and rich sound quality.

  • Pros
  • Longest battery life with fast charging
  • Great performance
  • Beautiful design
  • Rich AMOLED display with great color and brightness
  • Commendable sound quality – Dolby Atmos support
  • Far-field mics
  • Use as a desktop with keyboard cover
  • Android Oreo
  • Cons
  • Slightly heavy

0.79 lbs | 8-inch | 1280 x 800 | TFT | 2 GB | 32 GB | 14-hours | Android 7.1 | USB Type-C    

If you are looking for a cheap tablet with great battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is the finest option on the current market.

This tablet is offering an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels of resolution.

Honestly, the display quality is not great but what can you expect below 200$? Moreover, you are limited with 32GB storage capacity and 2 GB of RAM, the performance is average. 

However, you can expand the storage with external cards. But you won’t find any compromise in the battery backup.

In terms of design, the device has a metal frame which offers considerable durability. And due to the small size, this tablet is very lightweight and easy to carry. Moreover, you are getting USB Type-C support here.

When we talk about the operating system – this device has Android 7.1 which is good, though dated.

As you can see this tablet have average performance and screen quality, but if you are looking for great battery life then it can’t be ignored.

  • Pros
  • Cheap price
  • Amazing battery life
  • USB Type-C support
  • Good durability
  • Portable
  • Cons
  • Average performance
  • Poor display
  • Small screen

1.73 lbs | 12.3-inch | 2736 x 1824 | IPS | 8 GB | 128 GB | 13.5-hours  | Win10 Pro  

While our previous tablets have done a great job in terms of battery life but somewhere, they lack in the performance aspect.

Maintaining battery life with high performance is really a big challenge for the manufacturers. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is the perfect example of the fantastic piece of technology, you don’t need to compromise in the battery life as well as performance.

While there are other great tablets are also existed in my list but this one is my favorite. There are the certain reasons behind it, let’s see.

First of all, it is actually not a tablet – if we are just calling it only a tablet then we are underestimating somewhere. It is a powerful desktop in the shape of a tablet, which is running on the latest Windows 10 Home.

Availability with different configuration makes this tablet a fantastic deal – you can choose from 8GB, 128GB, Intel i5 to 16GB, 1TB, Intel i7 according to your requirements.

The Surface Book Pro 6 is offering versatile design, you can use it in the tablet mode, laptop mode or even studio mode, thank the inbuilt metal stand. Besides supporting the tablet, the stand also provides extra durability.

Personally, I am a big fan of the display quality of this latest Surface Book Pro model. The 12.3-inch IPS screen with 2736 x 1824 pixels resolution delivers life-like color with commendable accuracy.

If you are looking for the most powerful tablet with longer battery life, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 in the best options on the current market. 

Moreover, availability in different variants with numerous colors and specification can suit with most user’s budget and needs.

  • Pros
  • Powerful performance
  • Long battery life
  • Beautiful design
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Bright panel with big screen
  • Top picture quality with great color accuracy
  • Can be used as a full-featured laptop
  • Cons
  • USB Type-C is not available

1.5 lb | 10.1-inch | 1920 x 1200 | IPS | 4 GB | 64 GB | 12-hours | Android 6.0  

The Lenovo Yoga Book is totally different species in our list, this tablet is offering an attached responsive pad which can be used for taking notes, sketching. And the most interesting thing you can use this pad as a keyboard (Halo keyboard) which will only visible when you’ll want to use.

So, this attached pad (or keyboard whatever you call it) can be rotated up to 360-degrees and you can use it as a tablet or laptop or even for watching movies (tent-mode). Additionally, it is also offering a Dolby Atmos speaker, the sound quality is going to impress you.

For performance consideration, you’ll get Intel Atom x5-Z8550, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Which is great for the mid-range price.

The OS is a little bit old, the Android 6.0 is good but not best. Obviously, you’ll be not getting some latest android features like Picture-in-Picture or Auto-Enable Wi-Fi, but it is still not a bad deal for this price.

The battery life is a noticeable thing here, according to the manufacturer it can last up to 12 hours on a single charge, if you are a light user then it can go beyond it.

This tablet is especially like by artists because it is coming with EMR stylus and offering 2048 level of pressure sensitivity. It means you can use it for the drawing purpose.

Also read: Best Drawing Tablet of 2019

With 10.1-inch of full HD screen and convertible design really worth the price, you are getting more than what you are paying for.

The Lenovo Yoga Book is also a great tablet for battery life, which is offering some interesting features like, drawing capability, good sound quality, convertible design and unique responsive pad (can be used as a keyboard).

  • Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Affordable price
  • 360-degree convertible and durable design
  • Inbuilt drawing pad (Also use as a keyboard) 
  • Good performance
  • Lightweight and slim
  • Cons
  • Old Android version (6.0)
  • Average display quality

1.10 lbs | 10.1-inch | 1920 x 1200 | IPS | 2 GB | 32/64 GB | 10-hours | FireOS

While we are talking about the long battery tablet how can we forget about Amazon’s devices? This Fire HD 10 tablet is one of the most affordable FireOS based tablet which is delivering a decent battery life.

Having a full HD 10.1-inch IPS panel for this budget price is really a great deal. Moreover, a quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM provides a justified performance. And, you are getting two storage options – 32GB and 64GB.

In my opinion, the performance is not too good but it is really up to the mark while considering its price

Also, keep in mind it is a FireOS tablet which is also an Android-based operating system, and there might be some apps that are not compatible with this tablet. But most of the apps work nicely on this tablet.

In terms of durability Amazon done a great job, this device has passed through 50 test which includes drops, tumbles, spills, and other everyday inappropriate conditions.

Probably, you are already familiar with the Amazon’s Alexa and this device serves that feature. It means you can do a lot more without even touching your tablet only with the voice commands.

It is not the only affordable device in our list. Previously, I have also discussed Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 which is offering a slightly better battery life than this tablet. But Fire HD tablet is offering some extra feature like full HD display, solid build quality, and Amazon Alexa support even in lower price.

Overall, the Fire HD 10 tablet is the most affordable tablet with good battery life which is also offering many great features for the cheap price.

  • Pros
  • Most affordable
  • Brilliant display with full HD resolution
  • Good durability
  • Amazon Alexa support
  • Cons
  • Average performance

1.03 lbs | 11-inch | 2388 x 1668 | Liquid Retina | 4 GB | 64 GB | 10-hours | iOS12 | USB-C

As you have seen earlier the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is undoubtedly the best device in terms of performance and battery life but that is only appropriate for Windows lovers.

But what about those who have already tasted the blood of Apple’s devices. They likely won’t go with another OS instead of iOS for sure.

The newly-launched Apple iPad Pro is the perfect choice for those who are looking for great battery life with the best performance.

With the A12X Bionic chip, you’ll get an unbelievable performance for sure. Because the A12X is a 64-bit octa-core ARM mobile base chip which has a far better processing power than its previous 10X chip. Moreover, this chip is featuring a neural engine, which is capable of processing 5 trillion 8-bit operations per second. It is totally unbelievable!

Unlike the previous model, you are also getting a large capacity model of 1TB along with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. So, you don’t need to compromise when storing your beautiful memories and other data files.

Usually, you can’t find a slim tablet which has a great sound quality, but Apple has changed this statement. The quad-core speaker setup with wider stereo sound will surprise you.

Finally, Apple has adopted the USB Type-C port which is just not useful for fast charging but also gives you freedom to connect a wide range of devices like monitors, camera and other gear. 

I think I don’t need to explain the display quality of the new Apple iPad Pro. If you ever face it then you’ll understand what I am talking about. The Liquid Retina Display has top color accuracy with the highest contrast ratio and brightness.

With the support of Smart HDR, the 12MP camera is capable to take stunning photos, 4K video, AR scanning, and document scanning. Moreover, some popular feature like Animoji, Memoji and portrait selfies are also there, thanks to its TrueDepth camera.

Overall the new Apple iPad Pro is the best tablet which is offering some top features like, faster performance, richest display quality, amazing sound, face unlock, slimmest design, clearest cameras, commendable durability, and lightweight construction.

In facts, the Apple devices are the most expensive, but you can consider them as an investment for a reliable machine.

  • Pros
  • Amazing performance
  • Most beautiful and durable body with the slim bezel
  • Commendable battery life
  • Most color accurate and bright display
  • Great picture quality
  • Face unlock feature
  • Slimmest design with lightweight
  • USB Type-C supported
  • Cons
  • Expensive

Wrapping it up

As you can see, there are many great tablets out there which are offering a great battery life. You just need to figure out your requirement.

I mean:

If you are looking for a simple tablet for casual work then you can pick anyone between the Amazon Fire HD 10 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8. Both tablets are budget-friendly – Samsung has better battery life regardless of screen quality, while Fire HD 10 is a balanced tablet which is offering an optimum feature for the even low price.

If you looking for some mid-range device then Lenovo Yoga Book and Samsung Tab S4 both are great choices – in which Samsung Tab S4 is my favorite due to some great features and also has highest battery backup.

Finally, for the top range for windows lover, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is the only best option on the current market. While, for Apple’s fans the iPad Pro is the most reasonable choice, which is the most high-end tablet of the Apple lineup.

Well, did you get your best tablet for battery life? Or still, have something to ask. Don’t worry you can simply leave a comment for me, I’ll back to you shortly.

Thank you very much.
Have a great day!

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ABOUT NOOTAN KUMAR

Nootan Kumar is a 24-years-old Blogger from India. He is a Cisco certified network engineer and currently doing the job in a reputed company. He is very enthusiastic about Computer gadgets and technology. Read more about him

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