The best 10 inch tablets

A 10 inch tablet (or 25.4cm tablet) is the perfect mid-sized tablet for working, browsing, video calling, gaming and reading. They offer medium-size screens with crystal-clear definition and powerful processors to maximise entertainment and make sure you’re able to work effectively on the go, and their slim, lightweight designs mean they’re easy to hold in one hand. Plus, as they’re a few inches bigger than a large smartphone, it can make it easier to read content if you struggle with reading on a smaller device.

Whatever you might need a 10-inch screen for, find the best 10-inch tablet for you.

The best 10 inch tablets of 2023

10 inch tablets with a stylus

A lot of 10-inch tablets are compatible with a stylus, which can make it easier to navigate to your favourite apps, take notes, and practice handwriting for younger ones across their medium-sized screens - you hold them like you’d hold a pen to use them.

Both iPad Air (5th Gen) and iPad 10.2 support the second-generation Apple Pencil¹. Using Apple Pencil is as natural as putting pen to paper, but with capabilities that make handwriting as powerful as typed text. Take notes, create a work of art, mark up screenshots, and much more.

Several slightly smaller Samsung Galaxy tablets are compatible with the S Pen, which lets you doodle, create and annotate documents. Whether you want to get some work done on the go or you’re sketching your dream home, the S Pen will transform your ideas into reality - it boasts an impressive pressure sensitivity, meaning you don’t have to press down hard on the display to draw or tap, and features a natural grip to keep the stylus secure in your hand.

¹Accessories are sold separately. Compatibility varies by generation.

10 inch tablets with great screens

A 10-inch tablet offers a more immersive viewing experience than on a smartphone thanks to its larger screen size, and can offer the same incredible screen technology as smartphones.

With a huge 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display¹, iPad Air (5th Gen) lets you immerse yourself in whatever you’re reading, watching or creating, and with P3 wide colour, your display is richer and more vibrant than ever before.

Or check out iPad 10.2, built for boosting your creativity. With incredible detail and vivid colours, the 10.2‑inch Retina display is perfect for watching movies, working on a project, or drawing your next masterpiece. True Tone adjusts the display to your surroundings, so you can comfortably use iPad 10.2 at any time of day or night.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 brings a world of cinematic content to your fingertips, with a 10.4-inch screen and beautifully-rich Dolby Atmos surround sound audio. Plus, with Samsung’s One UI navigation system, you can customise your home screen by grouping relevant apps together, making it easy to tap into your favourite entertainment apps.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 has a large 10.5-inch display which is built for gaming, browsing and watching your favourite films. Enjoy beautifully-balanced 3D audio with Quad Dolby Atmos speakers, and you can even split the screen to multitask easily.

¹The display has rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the iPad Air screen is 10.86 inches. Actual viewable area is less. 

Easy to use operating systems with your 10 inch tablet

Many of the newer 10-inch Android tablets running on Android Pie benefit from Samsung OneUI OS. Samsung OneUI has introduced plenty of new features that make using your 10-inch tablet more personal and more practical. Pin your favourite apps to the home screen so that they’re right where you need them, and use features such as Dark Mode to save battery and show menus with a darkened background, keeping your eyes comfortable.

iPadOS 15 works hand in hand with iPad Air (5th Gen)’s immersive display, and is designed for iPad 10.2’s large Multi-Touch display. iPadOS 15 takes versatility further and pushes the capabilities of iPad. Take your productivity to a whole new level with powerful multitasking, new ways to find and organise information, and enhanced note‑taking. Create Split View spaces in one screen with the App Switcher, start a Quick Note in seconds and use the new widgets to see information at a glance. 

10 inch tablets with long-lasting batteries

Tablet batteries are designed to help you power through busy days - you can now walk around with the power of a full PC tucked away in your bag. With an all-day battery life, both iPad Air (5th Gen) and iPad 10.2 are ready to work or play for as long as you need it¹.The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 and Tab A7 are designed with the whole family in mind - their 7,040mAh batteries are designed to last all day, and you can even use Fast Battery Charging to power up in a flash.

¹Battery life varies by use and configuration. See for more information.

Protecting your 10 inch tablet

Whether you’re at home or on the move with your tablet, you’ve got everything you need to stay connected. But what can you do if something happens to your trusted tablet?

All Android tablets come with a 24-month manufacturer's guarantee, and our refurbished tablets come with a 12-month warranty.

If your iPad breaks down through no fault of your own, we'll get you up and running in no time with a repair under warranty. We ensure that your iPad is covered for two years - that's one year longer than manufacturer warranty.

We also offer a Vodafone insurance option for protection against damage and breakdown, loss, or theft. You can add Vodafone Insurance to your shopping basket when purchasing your tablet.

Think a 10-inch tablet is right for you?

If you’re buying a 10-inch tablet as an existing Vodafone customer, make the most of an exclusive additional 15% discount on select additional devices and plans - log in to your My Vodafone account to apply the discount.

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