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The benefits of 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 iPad or Android tablet for you.

The best 10 inch tablets for 2020

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.

The extraordinary cinematic visuals and high-definition display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is paired with slim bezels and no home button to maximise its 10.4-inch (26.4cm) display. Enjoy an unbeatable viewing experience thanks to its AKG sound technology, and 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 Apple iPad Air features a 10.5-inch (26.6cm) LED backlit Multi-Touch display for dynamic visuals and easy-to-use access. A fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and a fully laminated display work together to keep your 10-inch screen looking clean and pristine.

The mid-range Huawei MediaPad T5 10 offers rich, true-to-life detail across its full HD 10.1-inch (25.6cm) display that’s perfect for your everyday viewing needs. This dynamic display is paired with blockbuster sound thanks to Huawei Histen audio technology, which uses dual stereo speakers for high-quality sound and an unforgettable viewing experience.






 

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 use them like you’d use a pen on paper.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite comes 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 10-inch display to draw or tap, and features a natural grip to keep the stylus secure in your hand. This makes the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite one of the best tablets for young children, who can practice their handwriting and unlock their creativity.

The Apple iPad 10.2-inch can be used with the Apple Pencil for 10.2 inches of blank canvas potential. Use the Apple Pencil for drawing, working or organising your to-do list. Apple Pencil sold separately.

Easy to use operating systems with your 10 inch tablet

Apple’s 10-inch tablets, such as Apple iPad Air, are powered by the impressive iPadOS. Designed to bring users unique and personalised experiences, you get the power of professional tech with just a few small movements. Use multi-touch gestures to navigate your 10-inch iPad, including pinch to zoom, three fingers to switch between apps and swipe to go to the home screen. Multitask by selecting your favourite apps in the Dock, drag and drop files between apps, and organise your files however you want with the Files app. You can also work across multiple apps and view notifications on one screen.

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.

The Huawei 10-inch MediaPad T5 10 uses Android 8.0 Oreo. This OS works to improve the day-to-day usage of your tablet, including a new feature limiting how apps function in the background, improving the battery life and the overall performance of the system. You can also get the most out of the picture-in-picture function - need to reply to a quick email but don’t want to lose your place in a video? This feature will allow you to keep the video playing in a smaller frame within the screen as you quickly get what you need from another app.

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.

The Apple iPad Air (2019) is light and thin, weighing just 464g, but the battery power is mighty. Packing up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video or listening to music into a portable, lightweight tablet, your tablet will keep up with you. Stream your favourite show with iPad Air’s 10.5-inch Retina display, boost your efficiency with the A12 Bionic Chip for reduced lag time and incredibly fast performance, and sneak in some escapism with AR gameplay. The Apple iPad 10.2-inch also has a long-lasting battery, designed for up to 10 hours of high-speed browsing or streaming on one charge. Connect your Apple Keyboard and get a day of work done wherever you might be.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is designed for the whole family in mind - the 7,040mAh battery is designed to last all day, and you can even use Fast Battery Charging to power up in a flash.

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 non-Apple tablets come with a 24-month manufacturer's guarantee, and all Apple tablets come with a 12-month manufacturer's guarantee as standard – plus, we offer an extra 12 months for Apple tablets if you buy them directly from us. This means your Apple iPad will be covered for manufacturing faults for 24 months.

Our refurbished tablets come with a 12-month 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?

f 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.

Find your perfect 10 inch tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Samsung

Galaxy Tab A7


Game, film and browse on the 10.4-inch display with Quad Stereo Sound, keep going all day with the long-lasting battery with Fast Battery Charging and connect to your smart devices wherever you are with Bixby or Google Assistant.

Buy Galaxy Tab A7

Apple

iPad 10.2


Draw, learn and play on iPad 10.2-inch Retina display with front and back cameras. Shoot and edit video, enjoy fast responses thanks to the A10 Fusion chip and keep going all day with a long-lasting battery.

iPad 10.2
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite


This lightweight tablet boasts a high-definition 10.4-inch display that shows every detail, complete with Dolby Atmos Sound. Draw and sketch with the S Pen, or annotate homework that saves automatically.

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite