Seven mobiles and tablets to buy in 2021
With the third national lockdown currently underway in England, it’s only natural that people are finding new ways to adapt to entertaining themselves at home and remaining distracted. One way of doing this is by investing in mobile equipment. One can buy a new smartphone – from websites such as MyTrendyPhone – or a tablet, which can also come in handy when working remotely from home. Here are seven of the best mobiles and tablets to buy this year for apps, staying in touch with loved ones and making the home office a bit more mobile.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Many consider the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to be unbeatable in terms of its remarkable specs. It boasts a vivid, crisp 6.9-inch edge-to-edge screen display. Powering the device is a massive 5,000-mAh battery, meaning users will be able to get long-lasting energy out of each charge. This Galaxy update includes an array of additional features typical of any top-tier Samsung phones, including waterproofing as well as rapid and wireless charging capabilities. Likewise, the device offers rapid 5G speed.
iPad Pro 11
The iPad 11 Pro is claimed by many to be the best iPad available to buy right now. It’s incredibly powerful for a tablet, has really high quality speakers and is a very finely crafted piece of technology. However, it’s expensive. The pencil and keyboard which really complete the experience are also pricey extras, so this isn’t best for those on a tight budget. Annoyingly, it also doesn’t come with a headphone jack, which can be a deal-breaker for some.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus
Amazon has managed to offer a tablet at a fraction of the price of most others. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus is probably considered more of a portable entertainment system, so is best for those who want to enjoy movies and other forms of media. It has a cheaper feel to it than most other tablets, but this is just a result of its affordable price. However, it will unfortunately leave you stuck mostly with Amazon’s apps, so there’s less freedom. Unless those buying are users of Amazon Prime Video, Kindle and Amazon Music, then it’s probably not the best choice.
iPhone 12 Pro Max
Many highly anticipated the release of the iPhone 12 Pro Max in November 2020. Its coveted, simple yet sleek design has captured the attention and garnered the loyalty of smartphone users since the first iPhone debuted in 2007. This newest rendition of the device features a larger screen – 6.7 inches, to be exact– ideal for keeping up with the latest in news and entertainment as lockdown continues. Its ceramic shield makes it tougher than any other competitor’s screen glass, and it will wow users with its world-class, high-speed 5G capabilites.
iPad Air 4
The iPad Air 4 is a good compromise for those who don’t want to stray from Apple but can’t justify the hefty price tag of the Pro. It comes with a 10.9-inch screen and a battery life that can last up to 10 hours, but the cheapest model only provides 64gb of storage, which isn’t a huge amount. The overall specs are good however and it comes with a wide range of colours to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Samsung have done a great job with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, providing a sleek, premium design and a stunning OLED screen. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, which is the most powerful that the inside of an android can be. It’s also incredibly thin, which may be a pro for some and a con for others, coming in and just 5.7mm thick. Unfortunately, Android still lacks some of the quality tablet apps that Apple offers, so that’s something to take into consideration.
Huawei MatePad Pro
This is Huawei’s answer to the iPad Pro. It has a well made, premium look to it and provides a beautiful 10.8-inch screen. There’s the option to attach a magnetic keyboard and the M-pencil. It does lack a bit of the refinement of the iPad Pro but makes for a pretty solid alternative at a lower price.
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