8 Good Reasons to Buy an Android Tablet Over an iPad

by Guest Author on August 31, 2012

in Guest Posts, iPad, Tablets

Tablets are extremely appealing due to their portability and their user-friendly nature. However, in spite of the popularity of the iPad, Android tablets are superior to this famous and stylish Apple product. Here are eight significant reasons why an Android tablet is much more likely to meet your needs.

1) There is no need to sync with iTunes:

All iPads require syncing with iTunes if you want to update them or add new content. However, Android tablets allow you to buy apps from the Android Market (“Google Play”), download them onto your computer, and send them to your tablet without having to go through the hassle of syncing.

2) More powerful processors and better memory:

The newest iPad comes with a dual-core processor, but some Android tablets (such as the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity) now have quad-core processors. In addition, Android tablets like the forthcoming Lenovo K2 will offer an impressive 2GB of RAM. This means that an Android tablet can provide you with the opportunity for genuine and effective multitasking.

3) You can replace the battery:

When an iPad battery fails, you need to replace the whole tablet because the battery cannot be removed. In contrast, Android tablet batteries tend to be straightforwardly replaceable, and so you can simply buy a new one. This is both easier and less expensive.

4) A wider choice of sizes:

The iPad has a 9.5-inch screen, but Android tablets come in a huge range of different sizes. For example, Dell and Acer offer 5-inch tablets, Samsung provides a 7-inch option, and the Motorola Xoom comes in a 10-inch size. If you buy an Android tablet instead of an iPad, you will be able to purchase something smaller and more readily portable, or something larger and more visually impressive.

5) More storage space:

The newest iPad stores up to 64GB. However, some Android tablets offer larger amounts of space. For example, the aforementioned Lenovo K2 is expandable to 128GB.

6) More reasonable prices:

Apple products are notoriously expensive, while their Android equivalents are much more affordable. For example, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is around $200 cheaper than an iPad, and it can be easily converted to a notebook computer due to its optional keyboard. Meanwhile, the 7-inch Nexus tablet can be bought from Google for $199, in spite of the fact that it contains a quad-core processor and offers 1GB of memory.

7) Better cameras:

The newest iPad has a 5-megapixel camera. In contrast, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has an 8-mega pixel camera, and is widely thought to be the tablet capable of producing the best photographs.

8) USB ports:

The iPad does not support USB connectors, which has long been a source of dissatisfaction among its users. Most Android tablets, on the other hand, come with USB connectors as standard.

In sum, there is much to recommend an Android tablet over an iPad. Any company that can make hardware capable of supporting the Android operating system can produce an Android tablet, and so a much more extensive and impressive range is available.

Guest article written by: David Kendall contributed this guest post on behalf of WhoIsHostingThis.com – learn more about the company by visiting their site. David is a freelance technology writer and his articles appear on various gadget blogs.

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Md Firdosh September 1, 2012 at 13:40

Great information and great reasons for buying android tablet over ipad. These reasons will help if any one is confused between tablet and ipad

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Vektor September 1, 2012 at 20:25

Awsome, your right. I have saying exactly to my friend that why i would buy an Ipad if i can get Android. Same thing for Galaxy versus Iphone.

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columbus September 2, 2012 at 19:17

I used both but android tablet is better than iPad.

Good post.

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Becca September 3, 2012 at 00:42

These are the best features that I am looking for.can’t wait to get my
new android before the year ends.

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Anton Koekemoer September 3, 2012 at 09:46

Yes – Though I do agree with some of these advantages that android has over their apple competitors, with the recent judgement made in court to award Apple with their patent claims, the future is not all that straight for the android market. Time only will tell…

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Ayush September 3, 2012 at 20:05

Flashing custom ROMs is the best reason to buy android and not an iOS device!!
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Mariann September 3, 2012 at 23:50

Although I feel a little bit assured by your review now, I totally understand your points and I agree with you, but still I feel a little bit sceptic with the android platform. The iOS is more secure and safe, although it isn’t as flexible as the android. Everybody should make their own compromises.
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Peter Whale September 5, 2012 at 12:57

I totally agree with you on this one. I don’t get why people would want to buy an ipad when there’s clearly superior products on the market. Anyway, my friend did buy an ipad a few weeks back, because he was developing an app for the ipad and obviously he needed to test it. Great excuse to buy yourself a new gadget, I guess.
Anyway, death to itunes!

Cheers!

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David Brown September 7, 2012 at 00:33

Great post. I totally agree. I don’t understand why apple always want people to sync with iTunes! It put me off the iPods years ago and I would have thought they would have changed it by now. I do like the way the iPad feels but that is possibly all it has going for it.
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Rob McCance September 21, 2012 at 03:30

This is good info but I’m over all “PAD” devices. Just gave my iPAD to my 11 uear old daughter.

I’ve found that I MUCH prefer a laptop.

Using a Macbook Air now.
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Mikolaj December 20, 2012 at 22:07

Well… As a heavy Apple user after reading the title I was going to drop here a solid sentence saying that the author isn’t right :) But… I can’t agree with point 2, but all the other remarks sound reasonable. Even though I’m not going to sell my iPad, I’ll probably express more interest into current market offer when thinking of replacing it.

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Rajesh February 7, 2013 at 11:33

I love Android because it is an open source platform. We can root our device and install any of the custom firmwares. In Android we can install any unknown source apps which is missing on Apple operating system.
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Deveyani February 12, 2013 at 11:40

Android is an open source platform so you can do anything. One of them is you can install apps from an outside source.
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