Best Tablets for Watching Movies

Whether you are among the league of cord-cutters or the old school cable viewers, you probably have a subscription to at least one streaming service. If that is true, then, of course, one thing is for sure that you love watching movies and TV shows. To be honest, these days I can hardly find anyone who has not binge-watched a series or two at one point in life. Now that all of us are forced to stay indoors most of the time due to the current pandemic, streaming services, cable TV, binge-watching, and any sort of video entertainment activity has become even more important.




There may be several differences in opinion among the cable TV viewers and streaming service enthusiasts but they both can agree on one thing, that they need a high-speed internet connection that provides uninterrupted connectivity. It is obvious why you need an internet connection for streaming but you must be wondering why you would need an internet connection with your cable TV. So here’s the thing, these days several cable TV providers offer their free TV App that you can download to watch TV on multiple devices without paying for extra equipment and even when you are on the go. You may also need the internet if you have signed up for the cloud DVR service.
If you already have a subscription with such a provider then, of course, you are good to go but if not, then you may want to check out Spectrum plans that offer TV, internet, and home phone in double and triple plays. These packages offer hundreds of channels, blazing-fast download speeds, and unlimited calling. All these at competitive rates too, providing great value for your money.

Best Tablets for Watching Movies

Choosing the Right Tablet

Once you have the internet connection out of the way, obviously you will need something to watch all the amazing content on. Tablets have gained much popularity over the years among all types of users. From the bare minimum user who just wants to check his or her emails to the pro-binge watcher who would watch movies all day, everyone appreciates the portability and convenience of a tablet. However, not all tablets are made equal and obviously, not all tablets are meant for watching movies.

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Just like everything else, there are different kinds of tablets suited for various activities. It can easily become confusing to choose a tablet that suits your needs, therefore, we have created a list of the best tablets available in the market that would be great for watching TV shows and movies to your heart’s content.
When choosing a tablet for yourself there are a few general things that you need to keep in mind. These include the operating system, size and aspect ratio, resolution, and battery life. Now let us go ahead and discuss the pros, cons, and specifications of the best tablets for watching movies available in the market.

Apple iPad Pro

Specification

·         Faster than a PC and laptop
·         9-inch screen
·         Face ID unlocking
·         Advanced liquid retina display
·         Two cameras equipped with Smart HDR
·         12MP back camera, 7MP front camera
·         Four speaker audio
·         Apple iOS 12.1 operating system
·         4G connectivity
·         A12X Bionic processor

Pros

·         Attractive and sleek design
·         Security of Apple’s iOS
·         Wi-Fi enabled
·         Exceptional audio
·         Extremely quick

Cons

·         Operating system not flexible
·         Does not have a 3.5mm jack
·         Battery capacity drops with use

Apple iPad

Specification

  • Compatible with Bluetooth keyboards
  • Up to 10-hours battery life
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 4G enabled
  • Two speaker audio
  • iOS 12 operating system
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 8 MP rear and 1.2 MP front camera

Pros

  • Color variations available
  • Apple’s powerful security
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Powerful and efficient
  • Multitasks easily
  • Sleek and lightweight design

Cons

  • Not pocket-friendly
  • The operating system is not flexible
  • Battery capacity decreases with use

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

Specifications

  • 8 GHz quad-core processor
  • First fire tablet with Alexa hands-free
  • The battery life of up to 10 hours
  • Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos audio
  • Built-in microphone
  • 720p HD video recording
  • VGA front-facing camera and 2MP rear-facing camera
  • 1-inch display size
  • 1080p Full HD display
  • 1920 × 1200 resolution
  • Amazon Fire 5.3.4 OS

Pros

  • Compatible with Alexa
  • Color variations available
  • Fast and responsive
  • Easily connect to any Amazon Echo devices.

Cons

  • No 4G connectivity
  • Low storage space
  • Battery life decreases with use

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Specifications

·         5 inches display
·         0 operating system
·         S pen included
·         Turn into PC with DeX
·         Dolby Atmos audio
·         35 GHz processor
·         Snapdragon 835 octa-core chipset
·         2560 x 1600 pixels screen resolution
·         5 mm audio jack
·         8 MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera

Pros

·         Facial and iris recognition
·         DeX is excellent for multitasking
·         Easy to carry
·         4G enabled

Cons

·         DeX mode is not touch-friendly
·         Keyboard design is not good
·         Battery life varies with use

Fire HD 8 Tablet

Specifications

·         8-inch display
·         3 GHz quad-core processor
·         Alexa hands-free enabled
·         2 MP front and 2 MP rear camera
·         Up to 10 hours of battery life
·         1280 x 800 resolution
·         Fully charged under 6 hours
·         Dolby audio
·         5mm stereo jack
·         Vibrant HD display

Pros

·         Budget-friendly
·         Color variations available
·         Safe for children to use
·         Compatible with all Amazon Echo devices

Cons

·         Low storage space
·         Small display size
·         No 4G connectivity
·         Runs slow

Apple iPad Mini

Specifications

·         9-inch retina display
·         Supports Apple pencil
·         A12 Bionic Chip
·         10-hour battery life
·         8 MP back camera and 7 MP HD front camera
·         Stereo speakers
·         Apple’s iOS 12 operating system
·         Fantastic resolution at 326 pixels per inch
·         1080p HD video recording

Pros

·         iOS security
·         Easy to operate
·         Compatible with Bluetooth keyboards
·         Great portability
·         Great screen
·         Strong performance
·         Good battery life

Cons

·         Apple pencil sold separately
·         The operating system is not flexible
·         No Face ID unlocking
·         Not compatible with the smart keyboard

Lenovo Tab E 10 Android Tablet

Specifications

·         1-inch display size
·         HD display
·         Android 7.0 Nougat operating system
·         Dual front speakers
·         Dolby Atmos technology
·         Snapdragon quad-core processor
·         5 MP rear camera
·         5 mm headphone jack
·         1280 × 800 pixels HD resolution
·         16:10 aspect ratio

Pros

·         Bluetooth enabled
·         Wi-Fi enabled
·         Suitable for children
·         Budget-friendly
·         Easy to operate

Cons

·         No 4G connectivity
·         Low storage space
·         Not a multitasking tablet
·         No color variations available

Conclusion

The above-mentioned tablets are among the top tablets suited for watching movies. Compare the specifications, pros, and cons to decide which one is best suited for your requirements.

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