The Best Gaming Android tablets for fast and smooth experience

Since the days of Apple iPad, tablet became a new accepted innovation in the world of mobile computing. There are many tablets out there running on different platforms; Apple’s iOS, Windows RT, Android, Noble and Nook, Kindle Fire etc. Of all tablets running on these platforms, the Android is the best when it comes to gaming experience on tablets. These days, gaming is becoming popular, and tablet users find it as a way of getting busy with their device. Thousands of games are being developed daily and the Google Play archives thousands of them. I am about to expose the best gaming Android tablets recently tested confirmed by CNET labs.

Most Android tablet makers are running the competition so brutally; some of their strategies include incorporating chips with blazing performance on the device, improving graphics, and optimizing the battery.

CNET Labs tested the prominent tablets in the market and gave a benchmark scores derived from 3DMark. The 3DMark ran a demo of a simulated science fiction game called Ice Storm.

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Let’s see the list of the best gaming Android tablets from least to great.


Kobo Arc

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I know this name is not the popular one and you would be thinking how can it even make it to the list of the best gaming Android tablets? The fact is that, it has a powerful GPU which earns it a place in this list. Its PowerVR SGX544 gives gaming experience an upper priority making it worthy of having a place here. But standing on its design and features alone, you wouldn’t want to place it anywhere near these devices. 

Kobo Arc runs on Android 4.1.1 has a RAM of 1GB and powered by 1.5GHz Texas Instrument OMAP 4470 CPU with a single core PowerVR SGX544 GPU. 

Sony Xperia Tablet S

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You know, Sony is getting hot with its Xperia brands, the tablet S made it to the list of the best gaming Android tablets on CNET Labs, the device spot a Tegra 3 chip which makes gaming experience more smooth and faster even though some other features and hardware bugs disqualifies it from being a true tablet. 

Sony Xperia Tablet S runs on Android 4.1.1, powered by a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU supported by a 1GB RAM with ULP GeForce (12 core ) GPU

Asus Transformer Infinity Pad TF700

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This Asus Transformer is also powered by the Tegra 3 machine chip, it is an Android tablet with a sharp screen, thin and light design, very energetic when it comes to game drive, spot a resolution of 1920 X 1200 pixels, and fast enough to be the second best gaming Android tablets on this list. 

Asus Transformer Infinity Pad TF700 also runs on Android 4.1.1, powered by a 1.6GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU supported by a 1GB RAM with ULP GeForce (12 core). 

Google Nexus 10

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At first, we all wrote off the Google Nexus 10 because it lacks certain features which deny it from being a true tablet, but according to the analysis performed at the CNET Labs for best gaming Android tablets, we have to succumb and bow for the Nexus 10 when it comes to gaming. Fortunately, it is the greatest on this list; it is powered by the 1.7GHz Dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250 with Cortex A-15 system-on-chip. It has a Mali-T604 quad-core GPU with 2GB RAM, run on Android 4.2.2

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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When it comes to graphic performance, the Xperia Tablet Z is the champ of them all with its 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU. It runs on Android 4.1.2 with 2GB RAM, but it is so unfortunate that it failed the 3DMark test. It can be used for gaming, but it won’t hold the sit too long.

 Image: CNET Labs

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