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The TechRadar Phone Honors are mere days away, and in the run up to that advantageous event we’re revealing the shortlist for all the honor categories.

Today we reveal the six tablets that will be battling for our Best Tablet computer award – a hotly objected to title taking into consideration the unbelievably solid competition this year. These 6 slates stand for the outright lotion of the crop, and also if you found on your own tapping away on any of these tablets you would certainly be very pleased indeed.

The victor – which will be picked by our panel of 8 specialist courts – will be announced at the TechRadar Phone Awards on July 23, so keep an eye out for which of these excellent tablets overcomes, as well as in the meantime be sure to examine out the remainder of our TechRadar Phone Week coverage.

iPad Air 2


How do you enhance on perfection? It’s a difficult question, yet one Apple has actually apparently answered with its outstanding iPad Air 2. This is a tablet computer that takes every little thing right with the currently pretty-blooming-great initial, and also crams in a host of enhancements as well as brand-new attributes.

Nexus 9


Google as well as HTC teamed up to bring us the Nexus 9 – a Lollipop-toting 8.9-inch wonder that could provide the iPad Air 2 a run for its cash as well as offer a fantastically vanilla Android encounter also.

As an exhibit of Google’s most recent Android Lollipop (and later) launch, it’s obtained attributes galore, along with an outstanding set of built-in speakers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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If there’s one company which can actually make Apple sweat it’s Samsung, and also as it confirmed with the Galaxy Tab S, it’s more than capable of creating a tablet that’s equally as preferable as the most current iPad. The Tab S takes care of the challenging feat of stabilizing a heck of a bunch of horsepower with impressive battery life, so you’re not visiting be scurrying for a charger each time you wish to pre-owned it.

Oh, and it has a screen to need as well.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

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Sony’s small tablet computer is slim and also light enough to carry with you anywhere you go – as well as it’s such a lovely little slate that you’ll rarely want it to leave your side. Not just does the Xperia Z3 Tablet computer Compact feel and also look excellent, it’s likewise water resistant as well as features some of Sony’s the majority of remarkable screen technology to date.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

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Two tablets in our shortlist? Sony’s merely displaying. The Japanese company obviously wasn’t material with producing among the ideal tablets of in 2014 – as it’s only gone and also whipped up another one. The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet computer is one of the most effective Android tablet computers you can purchase today, and also it comes with a very elegant transformation that will make also one of the most solidified Apple fanboy increase an appreciative brow.

Tesco Hudl 2

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Apple, Sony and also Samsung are all names that you ‘d expect to see in a shortlist of the year’s finest tablet computers but Tesco, the grocery store most effectively known for its cut price grocery stores? We’re not mad (or obtaining thrilled about ClubCard factors) the Tesco Hudl 2 actually is an outstanding tablet that brings a pure Android experience, as well as a shocking amount of power, all for an awesome rate. Just what’s not to love?