Thursday, 14 December 2017

Top 10 Global Mobile Phone Brands in 2017

Top Mobile Brands 2017 Ranking with Parameters (Shipment Units):
Rank Methodology:  details about rankings and parameters
1] 15 global mobile companies were considered in the sample size.
2] The total number of mobile phone shipments were taken as per the latest yearly data available.
3] The companies are ranked according to the total number of shipments.
Here is a list of top 10 global mobile phone brands in World in 2017 based on shipments data.

Top mobile brands have taken the world by storm in recent years. Mobile Phones, Smartphones and devices are present in almost every country in the world. Every person accesses mail, news, games, work on a mobile phone today. Mobiles are changing the technology and business alike. Top mobile brands include Apple, Samsung and Chinese brands like Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Vivo followed by LG, ZTE and TCL. Here is the list of top 10 global mobile phone brands in the world 2017 based on number of total mobile shipments.

Customer preferences are changing very quickly and hence it is a world of constant innovation for these best mobile phone companies. High res cameras, faster processors, ease of use, style etc are all important differentiators between these top smartphone brands and the new emerging mobile companies. The industry is constantly evolving with the biggest mobile phone companies investing billions of dollars annually to design the finest handsets and maximise their customer base. Let us have a look at these top mobile phone brands globally in 2017.


1. Samsung

Samsung is a mobile phone manufacturer of South Korean origin which is present now in almost all countries.

Samsung has been one of the top brands since long but after the advent of android phones, it really picked up. Samsung has been giving tough competition to Apple in the smartphone segment with its Samsung Galaxy phones series.

The recent addition has been Samsung Galaxy S8 which is really getting good reviews. Samsung electronics operates in about 80+ countries and employs more than 350000 people. Kwon Oh-Hyun is the CEO of the company. Samsung line of phones went through not so good phase after its Note 7 was marred by battery issues which meant huge losses for Samsung along with loss to brand reputation. Samsung’s S8 launch is very important for the company to be a force in smartphone market. Infinite display of S8 has been hailed as the new standard in the market which should help it reach the top spot.

Samsung major phone launches in recent past have been

1) Samsung S7

2) Samsung Note 7

3) Samsung S8

Samsung was founded almost 50 years ago in 1969 and today is one of the biggest companies in the world. Samsung needs to keep up the innovation to make sure it competes with Apple and tries to overtake it.

Shipment (Units) : 306 Million


2. Apple

Apple is an American company which manufactures and produces the famous iPhone. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniac and Ronald as a computer company but today major revenue of the company comes from mobile devices. Apple Is one of the biggest companies in the world right now given the mobile revolution the world is witnessing.

Apple has created a complete ecosystem of its products with

1) iPhone

2) iPod

3) iOS

4) iTunes

5) Apple Music

6) Apple Online Store

The above products and services collectively form the entire Apple Ecosystem in the mobile world. This along with Android and Windows forms the majority of mobile devices in the world currently. Apple has formed a great brand for itself with the iPhone and even before that Apple was perceived to be high end and high quality product maker. The iPhone is perceived not just a phone but a symbol in many countries. People queue up during a new iPhone product launch further consolidating the strong brand. Over the years it has faced a lot of competition from Samsung, LG and Chinese manufacturers Oppo, Vivo etc but Apple has been able to retain the top spot. iPhone 7 has been a success but not as much compared to previous models. The newer models of iPhone have not been able to offer lot of innovation over the previous ones but with iPhone 8 in the offering, this may change soon. Apple has a loyal community which can help Apple grow even more.

Shipment (Units) : 215 Million


3. Huawei

Huawei is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer which is also a telecom equipment manufacturer. Huawei is based in Shenzen China.

Huawei was founded in 1987 but the handset unit was established in 2003. Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) is the group responsible for the mobile phone series, and Huawei is present in 170 countries.

It employs 7000 people in it R&D centres.

The product portfolio includes

1. Mate Series

2. P Series

3. G Series

4. Y Series

5. Nexus Series

Huawei is known for its innovation and it boasts of 12000 consumer BG patents. Huawei is also present in the tablet segment. Huawei is associated with Borussia Dortmund as a sponsor along with a partnership with Arsenal FC. It also is associated with other football clubs like Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao. It also sponsors IPL Club RCB in India. These sponsorships help the brand establish itself strongly with the consumer market across Europe and Asia.

Huawei has 180000 employees worldwide. Ren Zhengfei is the current CEO of the company.

Shipment (Units) : 139 Million


4. Oppo

Oppo is a Chinese smartphone brand founded in 2001 in Dongguan, China. It is owned by BBK Electronics which also own other famous brands Vivo and OnePlus.

Oppo has been rising fast and broke onto the top mobile scene in 2015-16 with budget smartphones with high end features. It is present in many countries other than China like India, America etc.

Oppo is quite innovative with its products e.g. N1 and N3 were famous for their Industry First designs. Oppo invests a lot in marketing. In India, it is sponsoring the Indian national cricket team and also has famous Bollywood stars as its ambassadors. Similarly in other countires, it ties up with sports leagues and celebrities. Its product portfolio includes

1. Oppo F Series – F1, F3

2. Oppo R Series – R5, R7

3. Oppo N Series- N1, N3

4. Oppo Mirror

5. Oppo Find

Oppo positions iteslef as a camera phone maker. It focusses a lot on camera features and innovation. Oppo’s selfie expert smartphones are quite famous with youngsters. Oppo entered mobile market in 2008 but has really grown in the past couple of years. Oppo is present in 21 countries globally. Oppo has a partnership with Qualcomm for innovative solutions.

Shipment (Units) : 85 Million


5. Vivo

Vivo is a Chinese phone brand which is owned by BBK electronics which also owns Oppo. Vivo is based in Dongguan.

Vivo was founded in 2009 but became famous with the mobile phone X1. Vivo is known for its Hi-Fi chips in its products which results in strong performance of its smartphones.

Vivo also uses an interactive system called Smart in its products, which is an innovative system for using the phone. Vivo focusses a lot on innovation and employs about 3000 people in R&D. Vivo positions itself as a camera and music phone manufacturer. Vivo is also known for its marketing. Vivo ties up with sports even and celebrities to promote its products.

Its product portfolio include

1) Vivo V5 with moonlight camera

2) Vivo V5 plus with dual front camera

3) Vivo Y Series

Vivo employs over 20000 people. It has been active in market since 2012. Vivo is present in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia. Vivo follows strict quality control system to ensure high quality products for its markets. The 4 R&D centers are based in China. Vivo handles the hardware design, manufacturing, software development on its own.

Shipment (Units) : 72 Million


6. LG

Based out of Korea, LG is one of the leading consumer electronics and mobile handset manufacturing company. The company has a strong legacy since its inception in 1947.

LG company has a strong global presence which enables the company to have a strong presence in the smartphone market. More than 200,000+ people are employed in the organization, which has grown in leaps and bounces especially in the smartphone market segment.

LG Electronics has a strong presence in the mobile devices segment. The company has products like mobile phones, tablets, smart watches etc. Since entering the smartphone market in 2013, LG has come up new handsets which has left its mark in the smartphone segment. Some of the most popular mobile phones offered by LG are as follows:

    LG G series
    LG Stylus
    LG Spirit
    LG K series
    LG V series

All these are extremely popular smartphone and mobile models offered by the company. By using tv advertising, online ads, ads in magazines and newspapers, LG has managed to have a strong brand presence. The brand of mobile phones is available in more than 120 countries worldwide. The LG brand has taken several market and sponsorship initiatives like Formula 1, snooker competition, fashion events etc. This has enabled the brand to have a strong presence in the smartphone market segment.

Shipment (Units) : 62 Million


7. Xiaomi

Xiaomi has become one of the most recognised smartphone manufacturing companies based out of China. Xiaomi is one of the leading manufacturers of smartphones in China, supplying to the world.

The company was found as recently as 2010, and has still managed to leave a mark in the smart phone segment, owing to its high quality phones and low prices. Xiaomi has over 8000+ people employed in the organization globally who are the backbone of growth of the company.

Xiaomi has strong manufacturing and operation in countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia apart from China. Apart from mobile phones the company has also managed a substantial market share in segments like tablets, home devices and laptops. The logo of Xiaomi is written as “MI”, which stands for Mobile internet. However, owing to the challenging market it is present in, the company also refers to MI as Mission Impossible, as it has managed to overcome severe adversities in this competitive environment and leave its mark. Some of the leading products in the smartphone segment offered are:

    Mi Note Pro
    Mi Note
    Mi 4
    Redmi 2
    Mi Band etc.

All these are extremely popular phones as they have all the features which are offered by a leading phone manufacturer, but the company offers it at affordable competitive prices. Xiaomi has always put customers first, and has developed its technology as per the needs and requirements of the customers. Apart from smartphone, Xiaomi has also ventured into smart watches and smart bands which are making their presence felt in the developing Asian economies. Xiaomi has also taken adequate measure to increase its brand visibility through ad campaigns and marketing activities on TV, online, print media etc.

Shipment (Units) : 59 Million


8. Lenovo

Lenovo is a leading Chinese manufacturer which makes a variety of smartphones and caters to the global market. Lenovo company has more than 60,000+ people in its organization.

The company was found in 1984 and has been a legacy in the consumer electronics domain. In 2013, Lenovo entered the mobile and smartphone segment, and has ever since been growing consistently.

Lenovo has manufacturing plants which have a capacity of closet of 40 million handsets a year. Lenovo managed a substantial sale in China owing to its new range of smartphones, which were marketed very aggressively by the company. Some of the most popular models by Lenovo are as follows:

    Lenovo Vibe
    Lenovo K series
    Lenovo Z series
    Lenovo Phab series

Lenovo has set its focus on challenging the main competitors in the smartphone industry i.e. Apple and Samsung. Lenovo wants to use its existing sales channels to become a market leader in the smartphone industry. Lenovo alongwith Microsoft was responsible for the acquisition of Motorola mobility, which further strengthened its position in the smartphone and mobile market segment. Lenovo has focused on aggressive marketing strategies by advertising on TV, internet, magazines etc to increase its brand presence. Apart from being sold at retail outlets, the company has increased its presence on ecommerce platforms and its own website. This has enabled Lenovo to be at par with all the other leading brands when it comes to utilizing different sales channels.

Shipment (Units) : 56 Million


9. ZTE

ZTE is one the leading telecom companies in the world, and offers an array of products and services in its offerings for both consumers and enterprises.

The company has research and development facilities spread across Europe, America and Asia where it have applied for more than 68000+ patents. Overall the company has a strong and expert workforce of over 30,000+ employees, which have helped the company to become a global brand in the intensely competitive environment.

ZTE offers a wide variety of products in its offering. It offers smartphone devices, wireless equipment, bearers, cloud computing, fixed access etc. Some of the leading smartphones offered by ZTE include

    ZTE Max series etc.

All these smartphones have touchscreen, high resolution cameras, finger print recognition, long lasting battery life, smartphone features like Wifi etc. ZTE has a global customer base which is spread across continents and countries. The company has taken effort to have tie-ups with leading global telecom players like Vodafone, Telstra, China Mobile, AT&T, Virgin Mobile etc. This has enabled the company to become a global name and has increased the popularity of its handsets across the globe. ZTE has also been active in ensuring that it has a strong brand presence. A lot of effort has given on marketing through TV, print, billboards etc. ZTE mobile has also actively sponsored sports events and teams for ensuring good brand visibility. It is a sponsor of teams in the German football league. ZTE also appointed Ronaldo as its brand ambassador for promoting its phone. Apart from being a global top mobile brand, ZTE is one of the top phone manufacturers in China.

Shipment (Units) : 54 Million


10. TCL (Alcatel)

Alcatel are the brand of mobile phones offered by TCL communication, which are one of the leading smartphone players worldwide. TCL communication is a leader in telecom equipment, internet products etc.

TCL is a popular and highly recognizable global mobile brand in the smartphone industry and has a strong presence in over 160 countries. Apart from being a strong smartphone manufacturer, the company has also become a top tablet manufacturer as compared to other players.

TCL (Alcatel) offers a wide variety of features in its smartphones like internet connectivity, high resolution cameras, touch screens, high battery life etc. TCL (Alcatel) has a wide range of products in its offering. One of its most popular brand is Flash, which runs Android 6.0 and has a 3100mAh battery which cannot be removed. Some of the other popular brands offered by Alcatel are U5, Pixi series, Idol series, OneTouch series etc. Alcatel is popular among consumers as its caters to not only the higher segments but also offers simpler low cost smartphones which can are easily affordable by a larger segment in the market. Alcatel is a trademark of Alcatel-Lucent which is used under the license by telecom and electronics company TCL Communication. Apart from business, the company has also focused on CSR activities and given a lot of importance to environment and safety of its customers. The company has often used prominent events to launch its mobile phones, 4G enabled devices, tablets etc, which help the TCL brand create a strong buzz among customers and become one of the top mobile brands in the world.

Shipment (Units) : 38 Million


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Top 10 Global Mobile Phone Brands in 2016

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Top 10 Mobile Phone Brand in 2016

Top 10 Global Mobile Phone Brands in 2016

Rank Methodology:
1] 15 global mobile companies were considered in the sample size.
2] The total number of mobile phone shipments were taken as per the latest yearly data available.
3] The companies are ranked according to the total number of shipments.
Here is a list of top 10 global mobile phone brands in World in 2016 based on shipments data.
Let us have a look at these top mobile phone brands globally in 2016.


1. Samsung

Samsung mobile phones, a subsidiary of global consumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics, is the undisputed leader in the smartphone segment across the world, accounting for nearly 30% sales in terms of volume globally.

Samsung Electronics, based out of South Korea, was formed in the year 1969, and has been a pioneer in electronics across the globe with over 300,000+ employees worldwide and global sales from around 80 countries. Samsung was one of the first to adopt smartphones in its product portfolio.

It helped them topple the ever strong Nokia, which has been a market leader for years. 2013, Samsung focused only on using Android operation systems, which helped them capture the markets rapidly. Every year, the company has been consistently selling more than 300 million units, which has enabled the company to become a global leader in the smartphone segment. Some of the most popular phones of Samsung are mentioned below:

- Samsung Galaxy S series

- Samsung Galaxy J series

- Samsung Galaxy A series

- Samsung Galaxy Note series

- Samsung Galaxy Grand series

Samsung has a strong financial position, owing to its diversity across the consumer electronics segments. The company is an aggressive marketer, and spends in excess of $14 billion on advertising. TVCs, print ads, online advertising etc have made Samsung a global brand with a top of the mind brand recall. Apart from advertising, the brand has sponsored major events like Olympics, football clubs, basketball clubs etc.

Total Shipments: 320 million units


2. Apple

Apple Inc, founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976 is easily one of the most well recognized brand across the world especially for its brands like Mac and iPhones.

Apple is a global leader in manufacturing smartphones, consumer electronics, software etc, which has its presence across the world. In terms of its global reach, the company has close to 100 exclusive stores in over 15 countries, but the products are sold in over 40 countries through online stores.

In 2007, Steve Jobs released the first ever iPhone, smart phone brand which has ever since been a pioneer in innovation, style and an iconic gadget one seeks to have. With new launches every year, the iPhone 6 was released with much fanfare in 2014. It was also accompanied by iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus. The features of these phones included a high definition 12 MP camera with a 5MP front camera. Along with that, a new technology known as 3D was introduced for the first time. The latest phones released by Apple are:

- iPhone 6

- iPhone 6S

- iPhone 6S Plus

- iPhone SE

The exclusivity of iPhone is further enhanced by its access to more than a million apps in the Apple store, which can be used by its users for free or for a charge. Along with the iPhone phones, the company has also been aggressively pushing its smartwatch, which can be compatible with all the iPhones released after iPhone5.

Apple Inc, with its half-eaten apple as its logo, is one of the most popular logos with a top of the mind recall. Marketing and branding has been a pivotal aspect of the growth of the brand Apple. The company promoted its iPhone6 brand by selecting photographs from its users, and displaying selected entries across the world through hoardings, OOH, banners and more. This was not only an exclusive way of linking with its customers, it was also a way of showing how good its own camera was.

Total Shipments: 225 million units


3. Huawei

Formed in China in the year 1987, Huawei is one the leading phone manufacturers and telecom equipment companies in the world.

The company has a strong presence in the segments like smartphones, broadband networks, tablets, computers etc, making it a very strong and powerful brand. More than 75000 people employed in the organization are a part of the research and development team, which shows its focus towards technological development and innovation.

The overall workforce of the company is in excess of 160,000+. The company has research centres in over 16 locations spread across the world. The company has constantly been boosted by strategic investments, which have enabled the company to have strong financial operations. JV’s with companies form the telecom industry have boosted the company’s financial strong hold as well. The company has strategic partnerships with brands like TalkTalk, Vodafone, Orange, BT, Motorola etc, which shows the strong presence of the brand in the segment.

The product portfolio of the brand includes names like:

- Honor series

- Y series

- Enjoy series

- Mate Series

- MediaPad series

- Ascent series

Huawei Consumer BG is devoted to getting the modern technology to customers, creating surprizing experiences and realizing dreams for individual across the world. The company has a reach to over 160+ countries, where its products are sold.

The company has been rewarded by the likes of BCG, Reuter, Linkedin etc as one of the most innovative companies of the world and also a favourable place for people to make their career with growing opportunities. Awards and recognition have only further strengthened the brand name in a dynamic industry, with severe competition.

Total Shipments: 104 million units


4. Lenovo Motorola

In 2011, Motorola became a subsidiary of Lenovo, when it acquired the mobile division from Motorola Inc, making it one of the strongest mobile and smartphone manufacturer in the world.

The Lenovo Motorola Company is based out of Illinois in the United States of America, and has a global presence. The company has a strong expertise in smartphones, tablets, smart watches etc and has a workforce in excess of 3400 employees.

With Lenovo as its parent company, Motorola has a strong financial backing and hence huge amount of money is put in research and development, and innovation is considered a USP for the brand. In 2015, Lenovo and Motorola completely merged its operations with each other and collectively focused on design, manufacturing of mobile phones. However, with constant transfer of ownership of the company from one company to another, there was a phase where there were significant layoffs in the company.

Some of the biggest names made by Motorola mobile phones are mentioned below:

- Moto G

- Moto X

- Moto E

- Moto Maxx

- Moto Razr

The company is also a leader in innovative offerings like smart-watches like Moto 360, which have enabled the company to increase their overall sales.

Motorola also has a unique value proposition where it allows its consumers to customize their own phones as per their own needs and requirements. The company has constantly endeavoured to maximise its brand visibility through ad campaigns on TV, print, online media. Also, sponsorships have given the brand unparalleled visibility which has boosted the sales across the world.

Total Shipments: 72 million units


5. Xiaomi

Headquartered in China in Beijing, Xiaomi has established itself as one of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers, claiming to have shipped over 65 million handsets in a single year.

Despite being a very new company formed in 2010, the company has manifold its business not only across China, but has penetrated the global market in the smart phones segment. The company has a strong workforce of 8000+ people employed with the organization.

Xiaomi has constantly become a force to reckon with especially after receiving a big investment boost of USD 1.1 billion, taking its overall valuation over 45 billion USD. It has managed to tap big markets like China, India etc where it is focusing on playing the volume game, thereby enabling them to sell products in a huge volume. The company also has significant presence in Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Brazil and other European countries.

The company has a unique business model where it focuses on giving high quality offerings to its customers at reduced prices. It also offers apps, complementary products etc which help the brand generate more revenue. Another thing which helps the company reduce costs is that is sells phones only online and does not have retail outlets. The product portfolio if Xiaomi phones consists of popular brands like the ones mentioned below:

- Mi Series

- RedMi Series

There are several variants and feature-enabled phones from the above mentioned series.

The company has been able to reach out to its customers through branding efforts, which have bene unique and effective. The logo of the brand “MI” is actually a short form for Mobile Internet. Apart from smartphones, the company has been increasing its rach and sales volume in smart watches as well as tablets.

Total Shipments: 65 million units


6.  LG

LG Electronics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, mobile phones, household appliances and more.

Found in 1958, LG Electronics is not only a big company in South Korea, but one of the leader consumer electronics companies across the world. Overall, the LG group consists of over 80,000+ employees worldwide who are present at over 110 locations across the world.

LG has become one of the leading producers of mobile handsets, smartphones, smart watches, tablets and more. Some of the most popular smartphone devices made by LG, which have become popular with consumers are mentioned below:

- LG G-series

- LG G Flex

- LG K series

- LG Nexus

- LG Tribute

LG has been a pioneer in innovation and has significantly focused on research and development by systematic investments. Some of the latest features like finger-print sensors can enable the company to have mobile phones which do not require buttons. The brand has always marketed itself across various platforms. Apart from TV commercials, online branding activities and reaching out to customers through print ad campaigns, the brand has tied=up with events and given sponsorships for brand visibility. LG has been associated with popular sports events like Formula 1, football clubs across Europe, ICC cricket awards etc. These associations have enabled the company to build a strong reputation and have given them a competitive edge over other smart phone manufacturers from the world. LG’s tagline “Life’s Good” are among the world’s most easily recognizable slogans across the world.

The company has a strong environmental record, where in it has ensured that its processes have been eco-friendly and has had low carbon strategies as a part of its operational activities.

Total Shipments: 59 million units


7. ZTE

ZTE is a global leader in manufacturing smartphones, which was formed in the year 1985 in China, and has a global presence.

ZTE has an extremely strong expertise in manufacturing smartphones and is not only a top player in China, but also a leader in the world. The company boosts of a strong workforce of nearly 70,000 employees, and a product portfolio having phones, tablets, softwares, telecom services etc.

ZTE has a wide product portfolio in the smartphones segment. Some of the most noticeable phones manufactured by ZTE are listed below:

- Blade series

- Axon series

- Nubia series

- Zmax series

- Grand series

ZTE offers phones starting from a low end cheap phones with basic features to a more advanced mid-segment variety, and also cover exclusive premium high-end devices loaded with features like high resolution camera, apps, advanced operating system etc. ZTE is a very big global brand, which is understood by its presence in the telecom segment. It has global partnerships with global telecom services like Vodafone, China mobile, Telstra etc.

ZTE has been very particular with its branding and marketing activities across the world. Teasers through print ads of new phones like ZTE Axon 7 have enticing customers to consider ZTE phones as a lucrative and value for money product.

Total Shipments: 56 million units


8. Oppo

Oppo mobile phones, in a very short span of time, have become one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers the world over, giving competition to existing players in the smartphone segment.

Oppo is an electronics and tech organization, which was found in China in the year 2001. Earlier the company only focused on making MP3 players, but in the year 2008, the company entered the smartphone market segment, thereby creating a whole new world of opportunities for itself.

The slogan of Oppo is “The Art of Technology”, which aptly describes the phenomenal growth of the brand in a very short span of time. Oppo diversified in the mobile phone segment in the year 2008, and has since then been reaching out a million customers in over 20 countries. The company ahs been able to capture a good market in Asian countries like China, India, Middle East etc. Apart from that, the company has also been able to attract consumers in USA, Europe, Australia etc.

Some of the most popular smartphone offerings from Oppo are:

- OPPO Mirror

- OPPO Neo

- OPPO Joy



Oppo phones have given good features to customers, which include a good camera, which is a good USP of the brand.

The company has used many opportunities to market itself by using TVCs, online promotion, advertising in newspapers, print media, magazines etc, which has boosted the image of the company worldwide. Oppo has been linked with several events like Cricket T20 Champions league in India. The company has also tied up with Barcelona football as its official sponsor and partner, which has given a global recognition to the brand.

Total Shipments: 50 million units


9.  TCL Alcatel

Established in 2004, after a JV between TCL and Alcatel, the company has become a prominent player in the mobile phone industry across the world.

Based out of China, TCL Alcatel has been a big player in manufacturing smart phones. Such huge is the brand, that it is present in the stock market in Hong Kong, which shows its financial stability and strong brand perception among investors and consumers alike.

The mobile brand has a massive reach globally as it I present in over 170 countries worldwide. TCL Alcatel claims to be giving customized solutions to customer needs, focusing on technological innovation, and delivering the best products for customers. Alcatel has become a fully own subsidiary of the TCL Comm. The company has relied heavily on brand promotion and marketing strategies to capture the youth across the world, thus positioning its brand as a fun and youthful brand. Apart from smartphones, the company also manufactures tablets, which have excellent features similar to phones.

The prominent product range of Alcatel smartphones are:

- Pixi

- Pop

- Idol

Another important USP of the brand, is its focus towards CSR activities, which helps in saving the environment, as well as health and safety of customers. The company has regularly emphasized business ethics, correct policies for labourers, efficient supply chain management etc.

Another feature in which Alcatel has been consistently moving forward are smart-watches which can be connected to their phones and synced for a unique customer experience. Alcatel has also been rewarded by several accolades and awards for its unique design, innovation etc. The company has exceled in branding and marketing exercises through corporate tie-ups, event sponsorships, above the line advertising and much more.

Total Shipments: 48 million units


10. Vivo

Vivo mobile is one of the fastest growing mobile brands in the world, which is growing at a rapid pace, after aggressively capturing the market.

Vivo mobile was recently founded in the year 2009 in China, and has become a prominent worldwide name in mobile phones within a short span. It is based in Dongguan in China and makes smartphones, softwares, peripheral mobile devices etc.

BBK Electronics is the parent company of Vivo mobile phones. Vivo phones became an overnight rage when they released the world’s slimmest phone, thus capturing the imagination of the world. By 2015, the company became a recognizable brand, and started gaining popularity worldwide. The company has focused on innovation and R&D and has a strong workforce of over 1500 employees. The product portfolio of the company consists of the following series:

- X series (expensive phones)

- V series (middle priced phones)

- Y series (low end smartphones)

Ever since the company has focused on global growth, it has been able to capture a market in over 100+ countries. The brand has focused on extensive advertising and marketing strategies, and has partnered with several events for sponsorships. As far as advertising is concerned, the company has pumped in huge investments in TV commercials, print ads, online ad campaigns etc, which have boosted the brand image, and has given a tough competition to its competitors.

Infact in 2016, Vivo has become the title sponsor of the T20 cricket league in India, IPL, which has ensured immense popularity and brand visibility for the mobile phone manufacturer.

Total Shipments: 44 million units


Mobile phones have become an increasingly integral part of our lives. Such huge is the market that every single day we say new brands being aggressively being launched in the market looking to take a pie in the market share. With the increasing use of apps, smartphones have become a lifeline in day to day activity. The list of top mobile brands consists of Samsung, Apple, followed by Huwaei, Lenovo Motorola, Xiaomi & LG. ZTE & TCL Alcatel are prominent brands, with Vivo and Oppo phones making a huge impact.


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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

now here's my hand phone, Huawei MediaPad T2 7.0 - Specifications

This is the smart phone I using now. Huawei Mediapad T2 7.0 (LTE) 16GB ROM + 2GB Ram

7-inch display, capable of 16 million colors, The 7-inch IPS display is capable of producing an eye-popping 16 million colors through its 600 x 1024-pixel wide super video graphics array (WSVGA) that packs 169 pixels per inch. See the world as it was meant to be seen, in all its bright and vivid tones. The MediaPad T2 7.0’s attractive design and aluminium body construction blends elegance and strength into a 278g, 8.5mm tablet. The cutting-edge construction and durability makes it easy to use and striking to look at this cutting-edge aluminium construction.

Product details of  this Android tablet phone

This what's get in the box when I buy it:
    1 x Device (the phone) , 1 x Charger , 1 x Manual Book
(that is all , no more no less)  ,  I have to buy the screen protector else where.

General Features:

Camera Back     1 to 5MP
Camera Front     1-2 MP
Screen Size (inches)     7.0
Model     Mediapad T2
Network Connections     4G
Operating System     Android 6.0 Marshmallow
RAM memory     2GB
Sim Slots     Single
Storage Capacity     16GB
Warranty period     1 Year
Warranty type     Local Manufacturer Warranty

Non-removable  4100mAh  Lithium Battery
The MediaPad T2 7.0’s 4100mAh lithium polymer battery provides an enormous well of power, giving you the freedom of 455 hours of standby time, up to 7.9 hours of web browsing and up to 11.9 hours of video playback. Make battery problems a thing of the past. * Please check further information about the data in Specification table.

Huawei MediaPad T2 7.0 - Specifications

Dimensions: 191.8 x 107 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 278 g
SoC: Spreadtrum SC9830A
CPU: ARM Cortex-A7, 1500 MHz, Cores: 4
GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP2, Cores: 2
RAM: 1 GB, 2 GB
Storage: 8 GB, 16 GB
Display: 7 in, IPS, 1024 x 600 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4100 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera: 1600 x 1200 pixels
SIM card: Micro-SIM
Wi-Fi: b, g, n
USB: 2.0, Micro USB
Bluetooth: 4.0
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou

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    MediaPad T2 7.0
Model alias

Аlternative names, under which the model is known.
Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Information about the width, i.e. the horizontal side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.
    191.8 mm (millimeters)
19.18 cm (centimeters)
0.63 ft (feet)
7.55 in (inches)

Information about the height, i.e. the vertical side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.
    107 mm (millimeters)
10.7 cm (centimeters)
0.35 ft (feet)
4.21 in (inches)

Information about the thickness/depth of the device in different measurement units.
    8.5 mm (millimeters)
0.85 cm (centimeters)
0.03 ft (feet)
0.33 in (inches)

Information about the weight of the device in different measurement units.
    278 g (grams)
0.61 lbs (pounds)
9.81 oz (ounces)

Estimated volume of the device, calculated from the dimensions provided by the manufacturer. Applies for devices in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped.
    174.44 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
10.59 in³ (cubic inches)

Information about the colors, in which the device is available in the market.
Body materials

Materials used in the fabrication of the device's body.
    Aluminium alloy
SIM card
The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.
SIM card type

Information about the type and size (form factor) of the SIM card used in the device.
    Micro-SIM (3FF - third form factor, since 2003, 15.00 x 12.00 x 0.76 mm)
Number of SIM cards

Information about the number of SIM cards, supported by the device.
A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) was developed to replace the analog cellular network (1G), therefore it is referred to as a 2G mobile network. It has been improved with the addition of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and later via the Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) technology.
    GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz

TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) is a 3G standard for mobile networks. It is developed as an alternative to the W-CDMA standard in China by the Chinese Academy of Telecomunications Technology, Datang Telecom and Siemens AG, and combines TDMA and CDMA.
    TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz (BGO-DL09)
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz (BGO-DL09)

UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. Based on the GSM standard, it is deemed as a 3G mobile network standard. It has been developed by the 3GPP and its major advantage is the provision of greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, due to the W-CDMA technology.
    UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz (BGO-L03)

LTE is deemed to be the fourth generation (4G) of mobile communications technology. It has been developed by the 3GPP based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies in order to increase the speed and capacity of wireless data networks. A further development of the technology is called LTE Advanced.
    LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (BGO-DL09)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (BGO-DL09)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (BGO-DL09)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (BGO-DL09)
LTE 800 MHz (b19) (BGO-DL09)
LTE 800 MHz (BGO-DL09)
LTE 1900 MHz (BGO-L03)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (BGO-L03)
LTE 850 MHz (BGO-L03)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (BGO-L03)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (BGO-L03)
Mobile network technologies and bandwidth
Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.
Mobile network technologies

There are several network technologies that enhance the performance of mobile networks mainly by increased data bandwidth. Information about the communication technologies supported by the device and their respective uplink and downlink bandwidth.
    UMTS (384 kbit/s )
HSPA+ (HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s , HSDPA 21 Mbit/s )
LTE Cat 4 (51.0 Mbit/s , 150.8 Mbit/s )
Operating system
Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.
Operating system (OS)

Information about the operating system used by the device as well as its version.
    Android 6.0 Marshmallow
User interface (UI)

Name and version of the user interface (UI) used by the operating system (OS).
    Emotion 4.0
System on Chip (SoC)
A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

The SoC integrates different hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, memory, peripherals, interfaces, etc., as well as software for their functioning.
    Spreadtrum SC9830A
Process technology

Information about the process technology used in manufacturing the chip. The value in nanometers represents half the distance between elements that make up the CPU.
    28 nm (nanometers)

CPU is the Central Processing Unit or the processor of a mobile device. Its main function is to interpret and execute instructions contained in software applications.
    ARM Cortex-A7
CPU bits

The CPU bits are determined by the bit-size of the processor registers, address buses and data buses. 64-bit CPUs provide better performance than 32-bit ones, which on their part perform better than 16-bit processors.
    32 bit
Instruction set

The instruction set architecture (ISA) is a set of commands used by the software to manage the CPU's work. Information about the set of instructions the processor can execute.
CPU cores

A CPU core is the processor unit, which executes software instructions. Presently, besides single-core processors, there are dual-core, quad-core, hexa-core and so on multi-core processors. They increase the performance of the device allowing the execution of multiple instructions in parallel.
CPU frequency

The frequency of the processor describes its clock rate in cycles per second. It is measured in Megahertz (MHz) or Gigahertz (GHz).
    1500 MHz (megahertz)

GPU is a graphical processing unit, which handles computation for 2D/3D graphics applications. In mobile devices GPU is usually utilized by games, UI, video playback, etc. GPU can also perform computation in applications traditionally handled by the CPU.
    ARM Mali-400 MP2
GPU cores

Similar to the CPU, the GPU consists of processing units called cores. They handle the computation of graphics in various applications.
RAM capacity

RAM (Random-Access Memory) is used by the operating system and all installed applications. Data in the RAM is lost after the device is turned off or restarted.
    1 GB (gigabytes)
2 GB (gigabytes)
RAM type

Information about the type of RAM used by the device.
Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Information about the capacity of the built-in storage of the device. Sometimes one and the same model may is offered in variants with different internal storage capacity.
    8 GB (gigabytes)
16 GB (gigabytes)
The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

One of the main characteristics of the display is its type/technology, on which depends its performance.
Diagonal size

In mobile devices display size is represented by the length of its diagonal measured in inches.
    7 in (inches)
177.8 mm (millimeters)
17.78 cm (centimeters)

Approximate width of the display
    6.04 in (inches)
153.41 mm (millimeters)
15.34 cm (centimeters)

Approximate height of the display
    3.54 in (inches)
89.89 mm (millimeters)
8.99 cm (centimeters)
Aspect ratio

The ratio between the long and the short side of the display

The display resolution shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen. The higher the resolution is, the greater the detail of the displayed content.
    1024 x 600 pixels
Pixel density

Information about the number of pixels per centimeter (ppcm) or per inch (ppi) of the display. The higher the pixel density, the more detailed and clearer is the information displayed on the screen.
    170 ppi (pixels per inch)
66 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
Color depth

The color depth of the display is also known as bit depth. It shows the number of bits used for the color components of one pixel. Information about the maximum number of colors the screen can display.
    24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area

The estimated percentage of the screen area from the device's front area.
    67.41 % (percent)
Other features

Information about other functions and features of the display.
Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

Sensors vary in type and purpose. They increase the overall functionality of the device, in which they are integrated.
Primary camera
The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.
Sensor type

Digital cameras use image sensors for taking photos. The sensor characteristics are some of the main factors determining the quality of the camera integrated in the mobile device.
    CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Image resolution

One of the main characteristics of the cameras of mobile devices is their resolution, which shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image.
    1600 x 1200 pixels
1.92 MP (megapixels)

Information about additional software and hardware features of the privamery camera, which improve its overall performance.
    Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Face detection
White balance settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Secondary camera
Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.
Image resolution

Information about the maximum image resolution of the secondary camera. Often, the resolution of the secondary camera is lower than the one of the primary camera.
    1600 x 1200 pixels
1.92 MP (megapixels)
Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

The loudspeaker is a device, which reproduces various sounds such as ring tones, alarms, music, voice calls, etc. Information about the type of speakers the device uses.
Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

The tracking/positioning service is provided by various satellite navigation systems, which track the autonomous geo-spatial positioning of the device that supports them. The most common satellite navigation systems are the GPS and the GLONASS. There are also non-satellite technologies for locating mobile devices such as the Enhanced Observed Time Difference, Enhanced 911, GSM Cell ID.
Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi communication between devices is realized via the IEEE 802.11 standards. Some devices have the possibility to serve as Wi-Fi Hotspots by providing internet access for other nearby devices. Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi P2P) is another useful standard that allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for wireless access point (WAP).
    802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

The technology has several versions, which improve the connection speed, range, connectivity and discoverability of the devices. Information about the Bluetooth version of the device.

Bluetooth uses various profiles and protocols related to faster exchange of data, energy saving, better device discoverability, etc. Some of those supported by the device are listed here.
    A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.
Connector type

There are several USB connector types: the Standard one, the Mini and Micro connectors, On-The-Go connectors, etc. Type of the USB connector used by the device.
    Micro USB

There are several versions of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard: USB 1.0 (1996), the USB 2.0 (2000), the USB 3.0 (2008), etc. With each following version the rate of data transfer is increased.

Тhe USB interface in mobile devices may be used for different purposes such as battery charging, using the device as a mass storage, host, etc.
Mass storage
Headphone jack
The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Headphone jack

Information whether the device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

Information about some of the most widely used connectivity technologies supported by the device.
    Computer sync
OTA sync
A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

Information about some of the features and standards supported by the browser of the device.
Audio file formats/codecs
Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.
Audio file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common audio file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.
    AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Video file formats/codecs
Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.
Video file formats/codecs

List of some of the most common video file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.
    3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14, .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v)
The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

The capacity of a battery shows the maximum charge, which it can store, measured in mili-Ampere hours.
    4100 mAh (milliampere-hours)

The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically, by the chemicals used in it. There are different battery types and some of the most commonly used in mobile devices are the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and the lithium-ion polymer battery (Li-Polymer).
2G talk time

2G talk time is the time period a battery charge will last, if one is constantly talking on the phone in a 2G cellular network.
    12 h (hours)
720 min (minutes)
0.5 days
2G stand-by time

2G stand-by time is the longest time a battery charge will last, if the device is not used but is constantly connected to the 2G cellular network.
    455 h (hours)
27300 min (minutes)
19 days
3G talk time

3G talk time is the time period a battery charge will last, if one is constantly talking on the phone in a 3G cellular network.
    12 h (hours)
720 min (minutes)
0.5 days
3G stand-by time

3G stand-by time is the longest time a battery charge will last, if the device is not used but is constantly connected to the 3G mobile network.
    455 h (hours)
27300 min (minutes)
19 days
Charger output power

Information about the electric current (amperes) and voltage (volts) the charger outputs. The higher power output allows faster charging.
    5 V (volts) / 1 A (amps)


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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Top budget options The best budget tablets, The best cheap tablets 2017

The best budget tablets in 2017: the top budget options do offer excellent value for money

Now it's a strange time for cheap tablets, and even tablets in general. Exciting releases are few and far between these days, and the most fascinating tech is restricted to the top end of the market.
The best tablet in the world is the new iPad Pro, and that will set you back an awful lot of cash. Best budget tablet it is not.
All hope is not lost though, and we've put a selection of the most affordable tablets together - but let's make one thing clear. There aren't many to choose from.
It's pretty much slim pickings for anyone looking to pick up a cheap tablet, but the slates below do offer excellent value for money.

The best budget tablets  countdown


4. Asus ZenPad S 8.0

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A slick, professional slate with a great screen and performance
Weight: 350g | Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 6.6mm | OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop | Screen size: 8 inches | Resolution: 2048 x 1536 | CPU: Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core | RAM: 2/4GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 8 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
Low price
Superb high-res screen
A lot of pre-installed apps
Average camera
The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 - also known as the Asus ZenPad Z580C - is a great value tablet with a premium looking design.
It's one of the best looking slates on this list and packs a surprising 10 hour battery life, microSD support as well as a great 8-inch screen. The best part though is the price, it's only £129.99.
Don't want to spend much on your new tablet? This choice from Asus is one of the best options for you.
Read the full review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0
  • What's next? If you're looking for something newer from Asus, check out our ZenPad 3S 10 review - it's not cheap enough to feature in our best budget tablet list, but it does represent great value for money. In terms of a follow up to the ZenPad S 8.0, we're currently looking at IFA 2017 in September.

3. Amazon Fire 7 (2017)

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Amazon's latest low-cost slate is excellent child fodder
Weight: 295g | Dimensions: 192 x 115 x 9.6mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 7-inch | Resolution: 1,024 x 600 | CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core | Storage: 8GB/16GB | Battery: up to 8 hours | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: VGA
Crazily cheap price
Strong battery life
Amazon Appstore still lacking
Screen dull and low-res
If you're in the market for a low cost tablet with up to date specs then the new Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 10 deliver.
They won't bless you with a stunning display, sultry design or slick performance - but they will give you enough grunt under the hood to play even the most demanding of games.
The heavily modified Android interface (known as Fire OS) may not be to everyone's liking, but for less tech savvy users it's arguably less cluttered and easier to use.
Read the full review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
  • What's next? Amazon's only just launched the new Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, so it's unlikely to give us any other major tablet upgrades this year. There's a small chance of the Fire HD 10 getting a reboot, but don't hold your breath.

2. Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

If you live on Amazon you'll want a Fire
Weight: 369g | Dimensions: 214 x 128 x 9.7mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 8-inch | Resolution: 800 x 1280 | CPU: 1.3GHz quad-core | Storage: 8GB/16GB | Battery: up to 12 hours | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: VGA
Decent value
Improved speakers
Few meaningful upgrades
A little slow in places
The Amazon HD 6 may be showing its age, but it's still a top-notch tablet for the money, which is why it features so highly in our best budget tablet list.
It's no tablet king, but it does what it sets out to well. Its crazy low price tag means it's perfect to hand off to the kids without the fear that they're wielding an expensive bit of kit around.
It may be too small for some, and the cameras aren't up to much, but the Fire HD 6 gives you the core tablet experience for not very much outlay, making it a budget tablet worth buying.
Read the full review: Amazon Fire HD 8
  • What's next? The same message as above really, with Amazon only just launching the new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 it's unlikely to give us any other major tablet upgrades this year.

1. iPad Mini 2

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The best value iPad out there
Weight: 331g | Dimensions: 200 x 134.7 x 7.5mm | OS: iOS 9 | Screen size: 7.9-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Dual-core 1.3GHz | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 16/32/64/128GB | Battery: 6470mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 1.2MP
Amazing screen
Brilliant design
Similar-spec rivals are much cheaper
16GB too low storage
The iPad Mini 2 is still in our best cheap tablets list, but only just.
Apple has now stopped officially making it and selling it on its website, which means new iPad Mini 2 tablets are fast becoming hard to find. You'll want to act fast, because when they're gone, they're gone.
The iPad Mini 2 is something a bit special. It was superseded by the iPad Mini 4 and the already discontinued iPad Mini 3, seeing its price dropped to under £250.
Better yet, as the iPad Mini 3 is basically the same tablet with added Touch ID you hardly miss out on anything by buying this older model, though you do miss out on the power-boost found in the iPad Mini 4.
 It looks, feels and performs like something far more expensive making it our favorite budget tablet you can buy in 2017.
Read the full review: Apple iPad Mini 2
  • What's next? The iPad Mini 2 isn't the latest pint-sized slate from Apple, we've seen the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 4 launch since the 2's arrival back in November 2013 - but the Mini 3 is dead and the Mini 4 is still more than the magic £250. We are due a new small slate though, with it being nearly two years since the fourth gen launched. Keep an eye out this September/October.

best Android tablets in 2017

Don't want iPad? Not using iPad? Then here is it the best Android tablets in 2017

Looking for a tablet and thinking about an Android device? Well, there are other options out there with Windows 10 tablets such as the Surface Pro 4 - but tablets running Android remain the main rival to the iOS 10-toting New iPad, iPad Pro 10.5, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad mini 4. And there are plenty of options to consider. Some Android tablets have 10-inch screens, others seven, some land somewhere in between and a handful even push the boundaries past 10 inches. There are also big differences in battery life, processing power, RAM and price.
Below you'll find our selection of the best Android tablets on the market right now. You'll find devices from all price and size points and these are the very best tablets powered by Google's own operating system.

The best slates running Google's OS , here we got the top slates for you!

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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Samsung's latest flagship Android slate is super
Weight: 429g | Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 6mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GBGB | Battery: 6,000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
Great premium design 
HDR-ready display is excellent
Keyboard is a costly extra 
High price tag 
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is our favorite Android tablet in the world right now and replaces the Galaxy Tab S2, which is also a Samsung product.
This newer tablet is the best Android slate in the world thanks to a powerful processor and an excellent display that's prepped to show you HDR content, something even the iPad can't do yet.
There's an S-Pen stylus in the box and you'll also have the option of buying a keyboard too, but that will cost quite a bit extra.
The price of the Galaxy Tab S3 is high, but it's worth it when you look at all of the power and amazing features you'll get for that amount of money.
Read  Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review

2. Asus ZenPad 3S 10

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One of the best new Android tablets out
Weight: 430g | Dimensions: 240.5 x 163.7 x 7.2 mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Mediatek MT8176 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: up to 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
Strong, hi-res display
Swift response
Mediocre battery life
Not great build quality
Nope, that's not an iPad you can see just above. That's one of the latest tablets from Asus - the ZenPad 3S 10 - and it's our second favorite Android tablet you're able to buy right now.
There's decent power inside this slate as well as a super bright and beautiful display to look at on the front.
The battery life and build quality aren't the best on the market, but considering the lower price point than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 above, we'd recommend picking this up if you're looking for something a touch cheaper.
Read  Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review

3. Google Pixel C

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Pure Android on a premium tablet
Weight: 517g | Dimensions: 242 x 179 x 7mm | OS: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 10.2-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1800 | CPU: Quad-core 1.9GHz | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: Up to 10 hours | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP
Fantastic screen
Premium design
Keyboard is a pricey option
Google's done it – it's made one of the best Android tablets around. The Google Pixel C has it all: a fantastic display, heaps of power and a premium design.
Okay, it's not quite got it all - it's a little on the heavy side and the pricey (yet rather clever) keyboard dock isn't fully utilised by the Android interface, which is made very much for touch and not physical keys and productivity.
Those points aside, the Pixel C goes toe-to-toe with the iPad Air 2 and even the iPad Pro 9.7 with its clean stock Android interface, sultry metal body and super screen.
If you're looking for the best of Google in a tablet, the Pixel C gives you just that.
Read  Google Pixel C review

4. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

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Taking 'Netflix and chill' to the next level
Weight: 665g | Dimensions: 246.9 x 179.1 x 4.6mm | OS: Android 5.1.1 | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Intel Atom quad-core | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Battery: 10,200mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
Integrated projector
Great audio
Glitchy interface
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is packed full of media-focused features and sports a unique, distinctive design.
There's a built in stand to take the heft off your hands, while the integrated projector means you can enjoy big screen entertainment away from your TV, though the screen is sharp enough that you won't always feel the need to use a projector anyway.
All that tech does make it less portable than most tablets on this list and the UI could be better, but it's a fairly unique option.
Read  Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro review

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

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Samsung's latest flagship Android slate is super
Weight: 256g/389g | Dimensions: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm/237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm | OS: Android 6.0.1 | Screen size: 8.0-inch/9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 | CPU: Octa-core | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 4000mAh/5870mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2.1MP
 Thinner, lighter design
Great screen
So-so battery life
Camera is mediocre
There are plenty of reasons to invest in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 - especially if you're after one of the best Android tablets on the market but at a cheaper price than the Galaxy Tab S3 above.
It's reading and web surfing-friendly, while the new 4:3 screen and general size and shape is better suited for most things. Videos work better on its predecessor thanks to its elongated aspect ratio - but they don't exactly look bad here.
You can pick the Tab S2 up in 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants, to challenge Apple's iPad and iPad mini ranges, with the smaller option being more portable and cheaper.
Almost impossibly thin, pumped full of power and with a slick version of Samsung's TouchWiz interface on board the Galaxy Tab S2 gives the iPad Pro 9.7 and Pixel C a real run for their money.
Read  Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review

6. Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

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The best you can get at this price
Weight: 369g | Dimensions: 214mm x 128mm x 9.7mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 8-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 | CPU: Quad-core 1.3GHz | RAM: 1.5GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: Up to 12 hours | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: VGA
Good battery life
Decent value
Reflective screen
A little slow in places
The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) is among the best of the retail giant’s tablets, as while it’s in many ways lower end than the similar HD 10, the smaller screen is sharper as a result, and the price is lower.
It also delivers surprisingly strong gaming performance, with a decent amount of power for the money. The speakers aren’t great and the cameras are awful, but tablets aren’t for taking photos and you can always use headphones.
What you do get is solid if not spectacular performance, and tight integration with Amazon’s other services through Fire OS, all at a price that’s well below most of the non-Amazon branded competition. You should also note that if you already own the 2016 version of this tablet, it won't be worth upgrading to the 2017 version as the differences are very minimal.
Read  Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) review

7. Amazon Fire HD 10

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An affordable way to enjoy Amazon's media
Weight: 432g | Dimensions: 262mm x 159mm x 7.7mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 | CPU: Quad-core 1.5GHz | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Battery: Up to 8 hours | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: HD
Low price
Impressive speakers
Weak screen resolution
Plasticky design
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is one of the company’s flagship tablets, but to call it a flagship is misleading, as while it’s top of the range it still sports middling specs at best, but that’s okay, because it’s also very affordable.
Its 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 screen doesn’t provide a very sharp picture, but audio fares much better thanks to loud and clear stereo speakers, and with up to 64GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot there’s plenty of room for apps, games and other media.
Which is good, because this being an Amazon product you’re faced with things to buy, download, rent and stream at every turn.
Read  Amazon Fire HD 10 review

8. Amazon Fire 7 (2017)

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Almost unbelievably cheap
Weight: 295g | Dimensions: 115mm x 192mm x 9.6mm | OS: Fire OS | Screen size: 7-inch | Resolution: 1024 x 600 | CPU: Quad-core 1.3GHz | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 8/16GB | Battery: Up to 7 hours | Rear camera: 2MP | Front camera: VGA
Crazily cheap price
Decent media performance
Screen is dull and low res
Lacking app store
Tablets don’t get any cheaper than this – well, functional ones don’t anyway. The incredibly low price and sturdy design make the Amazon Fire 7 (2017) a great choice to give to a kid – in fact, Amazon’s even built a (pricier) version specifically for children.
But even for a grown audience the Amazon Fire far exceeds expectations, with a fairly bright 7.0-inch screen, acceptable speakers, solid battery life and even reasonable performance, with a snappy interface and the ability to run most games.
Fire OS won’t suit everyone and this isn’t a tablet that impresses once you take the price out of the equation, but for what the Amazon Fire costs it would almost be rude not to buy it.
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