Gaming On the Go: The Best Gaming Tablets in 2021
The more powerful tablets become, the more we love gaming on them. They are the perfect middle ground between smartphones and laptops: easy to carry around but with a big enough display for sharper, more immersive graphics. The best gaming tablets are great for other stuff, too – like streaming Netflix, flicking through emails, browsing photos, making video calls and scrolling through memes.
These are our top picks for the best gaming tablets in 2021, and the good news is we have both premium and budget-friendly models on the list. It doesn’t matter if you’re a big spender or a penny pincher: there’s a tablet for you. Get the most out of yours with Circles.Life data plan in Singapore and choose from a massive 50GB or 130GB of monthly data to chew through for non-stop online multiplayer, game downloads and patch updates. Upgrade it to an unlimited data plan with a cheeky add-on through the app and get more sweet, sweet data than you could ever need!
Apple iPad Pro: For the Gamers Who Love Badass Graphics
There’s a reason Singapore’s Apple Stores have queues stretching down the block when new iPads are launched, and the iPad Pro is no exception. This beast of a tablet has reached a whole new level of awesome with its 2021 upgrade, which sees it equipped with the incredible M1 chip. The M1 is the same chip you’ll find in 2020 Macbook Pros, Macbook Airs and Mac Minis – so it’s basically putting the power of a computer in the palm of your hand. The iPad Pro also features great battery life and a sharp, vibrant Liquid Retina display, with a choice between 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: For the Super Competitive Gamers
For the best Android gaming tablet and one of the top picks overall, look no further than the Samsung Tab S6. This tablet makes some computers look like toys with its gorgeous 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, octa-core processor and a 7,040mAh battery that can get you through up to 15 hours of video playback. You can also get up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage on this Samsung tablet, giving you all the oomph you need to download and run the most popular games on the Google Play Store.
Huawei MediaPad T5: For the Gamers on a Tight Budget
Short on cash? You don’t need to empty your savings account to get a tablet that’s great for gaming. The MediaPad T5 is an awesome budget-friendly Huawei tablet with a 10.1-inch 1080p Full HD display that makes every color pop. The Kirin 659 octa-core is an impressive performer at this price range, while the 5100mAh battery is more than enough for anything short of a marathon gaming session. If you’re more of a puzzler than a lover of high-end graphics, this could be the Huawei tablet for you.
Mi Pad 4: For the Social Gamers
If you’re a fan of Xiaomi and don’t play games with super intense graphics, the Mi Pad 4 is the Xiaomi tablet for you. With a 10.1-inch display and 8620mAh battery, the Mi Pad 4 has plenty to offer on the spec sheet to keep your games running smoothly. The Snapdragon 660 processor might not be as brawny as beasts like Apple’s M1 on the iPad Pro, but it’s more than enough for the classics. Throw in dual stereo speakers and there’s every reason to consider this Xiaomi tablet as your next gaming device!
iPad Air: For the Ones Who Game Day In and Day Out
Don’t be fooled: the iPad Air may be sleek and light, but it packs more power than meets the eye. With an A14 Bionic chip and 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, this Apple tablet is capable of stunning visuals and console-level graphics. It even supports select gaming controllers, giving you even more reason to play games on your tablet. You won’t even have to sacrifice storage space with the iPad Air, with up to 256GB internal capacity for all your favorite games from the App store.
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Carrie is a problem-solving adventurer at Circles.Life. While she’s off-duty, she wears many other hats: does photography that #SparkTheOrdinary at @carriesimitaiji, writes on her lifestyle blog carriesim.com, and spread body positivity on her Instagram account @carriesim.