Tablets are some of the most practical devices you can buy to fulfill everyday needs. Unlike laptops, they’re not difficult to carry, and many tablets offer superior experiences to smartphones.
Thanks to their larger display and typically longer battery lives, tablets are great for watching videos, reading eBooks, and even playing games. With so many options to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of the best tablets in Pakistan to help you find one that suits your individual needs.
Our list includes tablets that are ideal for gaming, professional use, schoolwork, reading, and watching videos. We’ve also included models at various price points, to accommodate every budget. So, let’s dive right in.
In a hurry? Here are the best tablets in Pakistan for:
The best overall: Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022)
The iPad 11 Pro is powered by the blazing fast M1 chip, and it boasts an exceptionally long battery life. The display deliver an exceptional viewing experience, and the tablet is perfect for most needs. Read Full Review
Our Budget Pick: Samsung Tab E
The Samsung Tab E is one of the best tablets you can buy on a budget. Despite being an older model, it offers reliable performance, a clear LCD screen, and exceptionally long battery life. Read Full Review
Our High-end pick: Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022)
If you’re looking to splurge, the iPad Pro 12.9 is the best tablet you can buy. It has the brightest display of any tablet right now, boasts exceptional performance, and offers a lot of utility. Read Full Review
Best for eBooks: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen)
If you’re looking for a dedicated ebook reader, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen) has some great new features. It’s IPX8 waterproof, and offers more RAM and storage. It’s also optimized for reading ebooks, just like the other Kindles. Read Full Review
Best for students: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite offers many high-end features that premium models offer, at a fraction of the price. It’s a great choice for students because the tablet comes with an S Pen that’s perfect for taking notes or drawing and its performance is exceptional. Additionally, the S6 Lite’s battery can last over a day. Read Full Review
Best android tablet: Samsung Galaxy tab S7 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy tab S7 is the Android equivalent of the iPad 11. Its performance is exceptional, delivering a lag-free experience even during heavy use. The front and back cameras are some of the best for any tablet, and the AMOLED display delivers high picture quality with vibrant colors and sharp details. Read Full Review
Best for young kids: Galaxy Tab A7
Nowadays, tablets can help encourage your kid’s learning (or, you know, keep them occupied when you need a break). We picked the Galaxy Tab A7 as the best tablet for kids because it performs well for basic tasks, like watching YouTube videos or using a learning app (like DuoLingo). The battery lasts almost 14 hours, making it great for occupying kids while you’re on the go (like during a road trip). Read Full Review
Best under 30k: Amazon Fire HD 10
The best tablet under the 20k range has to be the Amazon Fire 10. If you can get past Fire OS and the subpar camera, the Fire HD 10 is a great budget tablet for most everyday needs. Read Full Review
The 8 best tablets in Pakistan
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1. Apple iPad Pro 11 (2022)
Camera Resolution: 12MP (rear), 12MP TrueDepth (front)
Display: IPS LCD Liquid Retina, (1640 x 2360)
Weight: 466 g
Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10 hours 34 minutes
If you’re looking for the best tablet in Pakistan, Apple’s iPad Pro 11 might be on your radar. But is it worth the hefty price tag, and should you spend an extra 100k rupees to get the 12 instead? Well, it depends.
The iPad Pro 11 has an exceptional display with an impressive level of detail and defined colors. It reaches impressive brightness levels and, for the most part, delivers a top-tier viewing experience. Of all the tablets currently available, the Pro 11 also boasts one of the longest battery lives from a single charge.
In terms of performance, the Pro 11 rivals laptops with Apple’s powerful M2 processor. You can go wild with split screen and multitask on the tab, and it won’t break a sweat. So the tab is excellent for most needs – watching videos, multitasking, editing, and playing graphics-intensive games. And Apple has stuck to its usual trend of giving the iPad Pro 11 a much superior camera (12MP TrueDepth) than its Macbooks.
The major difference between the Pro 12.9 and the 11 is the display, but we’ll elaborate on this more in the Pro 12’s review section. Overall, if you’re looking for a tablet with exceptional performance, a high-quality display, and frankly awesome battery life, then the iPad Pro 11 is a superb choice.
2. Amazon Fire HD 10
CPU/OS: Mediatek MT8183 Helio P60T
Camera Resolution: 2MP (rear), VGA (front)
Display: IPS LCD, (600 x 1024)
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Battery life (Hrs: Mins): Around 12 hours (Amazon’s estimate)
Who it’s best for: People looking for an affordable tablet, with great battery life, for everyday use.
Amazon’s Fire tablets started off as underperformers, but they’ve improved significantly in recent years. The Fire 10 is now one of the best budget tablets you can buy in Pakistan. It looks similar to previous models, but it outdoes them greatly in performance.
Amazon has also given these models more RAM, but unfortunately, they’re still committed to Amazon’s Fire OS, which limits your options for apps.
Performance-wise, the tablet works well for basic use, like watching videos or streaming. And, thanks to Amazon’s Game Mode, the tablet runs games quite smoothly. But since you’re limited to Amazon’s App store, you won’t have the breadth of options that android tablet offer.
The Fire 10′ 10.1-inch LCD display is best described as functional – it’s clear and detailed, but you don’t expect the same quality that higher-end tablets offer. The speakers are good, but they’re positioned on one long end of the tablet, so the sound output is very directional.
The Amazon Fire 10 HD’s 63000 mAH battery lasts around 12 hours with fairly heavy use, and longer if you’re using it sporadically. Priced at around 22,000 PKR (with many vendors offering discounts), it remains one of the best budget tablets in Pakistan.
3. Samsung Galaxy tab S7 plus
CPU/OS: Octa-core/ Android
Camera Resolution: 13MP (rear), 5MP (front)
Display: Super AMOLED, (1752 x 2800)
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 285 x 185 x 5.7 mm
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 10 hours, 21 minutes
Who it’s best for: Android enthusiasts, gamers, professionals, students.
The Samsung Galaxy tab S7 Plus is one of the best Android tablets in the market right now, sporting a premium design with brushed metal sides, a large display, and near-absent bezels.
The S Pen is also magnetically attached to the right side of the tablet, but it doesn’t charge there. The S Pen works exceptionally well, making it ideal for drawing or jotting down notes.
This high-end Samsung tablet has the fastest processor that is currently available for the Android platform; the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus. You can take your pick from 6 or 8GB RAM, and the display boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, making it the fastest Android tablet in the market right now.
The S7 Plus tab delivers a lag-free gaming experience, without any drop in frame rate, and is suited for most graphics-intensive games.
The selfie camera is great for video calls and just taking pictures in general. The back camera does a decent job at taking sharp pictures with great depth of field.
The S7 stands out with its AMOLED display, which offers superior color accuracy, inky blacks, and vibrant colors. With 120Hz the battery lasts around 8-ish hours, but with 60Hz it lasts for over 10 hours with a single charge. It takes around 2 hours to fully charge. The Samsung galaxy tab S7 Plus retails for around Rs 125,000.
4. Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022)
Camera Resolution: 12MP, 10MP (rear), 12MP (front)
Weight: 682 grams.
Display: Liquid Retina XDR, 12.9-inch
Battery life (Hrs: Mins): 10 hours
Who it’s best for: People looking for a premium tablet with a display better than the Pro 11’s.
Apple went all in on the iPad Pro 12. Powered by an M2 processor, its faster than any tablet to date – this tab is built for multitasking, watching videos, editing, gaming, and anything else you need taken care of. It also features Apple’s new “Pencil Hover” feature, which shows you where your pen will land before you commit to writing or sketching.
The major difference between the Pro 12 and 11 is the display – the 12 outperforms all other tabs in brightness, peaking at 1,588 nits, and the Liquid Retina XDR display delivers a truly superb viewing experience. However, to get the most out of the display, you’ll need to watch HDR content.
With the right accessories, the iPad Pro 12 offers a lot more utility. You can slap on a Magic Keyboard and a 2nd gen Apple Gen to give yourself a full laptop-like experience – and the iPad has the M2 processor to back it up.
The iPad 12 Pro sports a 12MP front camera and Center Stage tech, making it ideal for video calling – the camera follows your face as you move around. The rear cameras, 12MP wide and 10-MP ultra-wide sensors, are quite impressive, too. They capture photos with exceptional detail.
While many tablets have subpar speakers, the iPad 12 Pro’s four exceptional speakers deliver clear, loud sound. And while its battery life is impressive – clocking in at around 10 hours, the 11 Pro lasts longer.
2Overall, the iPad 12 Pro is the best tablet in Pakistan you can buy right now. And if you’re willing to invest in a Magic Keyboard and Apple Pen, it offers a lot more utility. It’s a well rounded tablet with a rich feature-set. In Pakistan, the iPad 12 Pro retails at over 310, 000 – a big investment, but worth it if it fits your needs.
5. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Gen)
Display: 6” display, built-in light, 300ppi
Weight: 182 g
Battery life (Hrs:Mins): Depends on usage, maximum (with half-hour reading/day) lasts six weeks.
Who it’s best for: eBook readers
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite 10th generation has some major upgrades from older paperwhite models, including IPX8 waterproofing, more storage options, and a better display. These features used to be reserved for the higher-end Kindle Oasis models.
As you’d expect, the Paperwhite is optimized for reading; the pages refresh and load quickly and the interface is user-friendly. The ebook reader automatically adjusts its brightness to dim light settings.
This Kindle e-reader also supports Audiobooks via Bluetooth, so you can listen to books on the go, and users that can’t read can still enjoy books.
The older paperwhite models had bezels that were thicker than we’d like, but the 10th generation’s display eases right into them. The screen is around 6 inches with a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, which is the best resolution for reading. The brightness is much better than any of the previous models, making it ideal for reading outside.
The Kindle Paperwhite’s battery lasts weeks – Amazon certainly went all-in on it. It takes around 4 hours to fully charge, which makes sense considering how long the battery lasts. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 10th generation’s price is around Rs 33,000 to Rs 35,000 depending on where you buy it from.
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
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CPU/OS: Octa-core/ Android
Camera Resolution: 8MP (rear), 5MP (front)
Display: TFT, 1200 x 2000
Dimensions: 244.5 x 154.3 x 7 mm
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 12 hours, 32 minutes
Who it’s best for: Android enthusiasts, students, young professionals.
The Samsung Galaxy tab S6 Lite is a toned-down version of Samsung’s flagship tablet from last year, The Tab S6. Kudos to Samsung for rolling out the Lite, because this tablet offers many of the Tab S6’s premium features at almost half the price.
The S6 Lite sports a lightweight, aluminum build, making it durable and easy to carry around. The tablet comes with an S Pen that lets you draw or take notes without any lag.
This mid-range model is powered by the Exynos 9611 chip, which works well for basic-to-medium use cases but struggles with more resource-demanding tasks. So, you shouldn’t bank on using this tablet to play graphics-intensive games like PUBG, although it can manage games like Call of Duty.
For an LCD display, the S6 Lite’s screen quality is impressive, delivering sound picture quality and high brightness options. The tablet’s aspect ratio is 5:3, matching the ratio of most movies or TV shows. This means you won’t have any black bars at the bottom and top while watching videos.
The Lite’s back camera is quite basic – it’s sufficient for scanning paperwork, but you can’t take any Instagram-worthy photos with this tablet. The front camera is marginally better, making it suitable for video calls or maybe taking a selfie in good lighting.
Samsung didn’t skimp on the battery, either. With average use, you can get a good day out of the S6 Lite, and possibly a day and a half. The Lite also supports 15W fast charging, which charges the tablet within an hour and a half. The Samsung Galaxy tab S6 Lite retails for around Rs 55,000 to Rs 60,000, which is reasonable considering its suite of features and reliable performance.
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
Camera Resolution: 8MP (rear), 5MP (front)
Display: TFT, 1200 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 247.6 x 157.4 x 7 mm
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery life (Hrs:Mins): 14 hours.
Who it’s best for: Students, young professionals, buyers on a budget.
Good budget tablets are hard to come by – you have to compromise on some features and prioritize others. We picked the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 because it’s affordable and performs well across the board, so you don’t miss out on much.
The A7 has a thin metal frame, boasting a more elegant look than generic budget tablets. The Samsung tablet’s bright screen and loud Quad speakers make it ideal for everyday use; its navigation is fluid and consistent for the most part.
However, the model’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor isn’t ideal for heavy use, like playing graphic-intensive games. Compared to other tablets in this price range, the A7’s 10.4-inch bright display is superior, with clear, sharp picture quality.
As you might expect, the Samsung A7 tablet’s camera is subpar – the front camera can make your skin look washed out. However, the tablet boasts an excellent battery – offering almost 14 hours with light-to-medium use. It takes around 2 hours to charge fully. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 retails for around Rs 34,000, which is reasonable considering its performance.
8. Samsung Galaxy Tab E
Camera Resolution: 5MP (rear), 2MP (front)
Display: TFT, 800 x 1280 pixels
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 241.9 x 149.5 x 8.5 mm
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery life: 9 hours, 27 minutes
Who it’s best for: Students, buyers on a budget
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is a classic ‘old and reliable’ tablet that retails at an affordable price. The model is five years old, but it manages basic-to-medium tasks smoothly – you can watch videos, read ebooks, scroll through social media, and play lightweight games.
The Tab E does not hold up well for more heavy-duty tasks, like playing graphic-intensive games or multitasking. If you open too many applications, the navigation starts to lag (because the tablet’s processor is an older model).
The display is large enough for watching videos and movies, with a clear screen and high picture quality, and the maximum brightness is appreciably strong. With a 5MP back camera and 2MP front camera, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E isn’t ideal for taking pictures, but it’s sufficient for scanning paperwork.
Because of the E Tab’s abysmal 8 GB internal storage (which is largely taken up by the OS), you might want to invest in expandable storage. The tablet comes with a microSD card slot, so you can upgrade your storage.
The battery is decent and lasts almost 9 hours with basic use and around 6-7 hours with heavy use. It takes around 2 and half hours to fully charge it. This tablet costs around Rs 25,000 which is great value for money given its overall performance.
How to pick the best tablet in Pakistan
Tablets are popular devices because of their portability, convenience, and range of features. They’re a good middle-ground between smartphones and laptops – offering a careful balance between convenience and performance.
With so many promising tablets to choose from, it’s best to consider your individual needs, intended use cases, and budget when making a decision. Let’s go over the specifics of what you should consider before buying a new tablet.
Which operating system suits you the best?
When buying a tablet, it’s important to consider the operating system, because each OS has a different ecosystem.
Generally, it’s easy to use a tablet that sports an OS that you’re familiar with. So, if you’re an iPhone user, iPads may be easier to use. We won’t get into the neverending Android vs. iPhone debate – your OS preferences are for you to decide.
How much battery life do you need?
If you’re on the go a lot, a longer battery life offers more convenience; you won’t have to keep recharging the tablet while you’re out and about.
Students usually need batteries that last them the entire school day, while working professionals can get away with less battery life because offices are convenient for charging tablets.
How much are you willing to spend?
If you need a tablet that can perform laptop-like tasks then be ready to spend at least Rs 70,000. In this price range, you’ll get better processors, larger displays, and more storage space. Most of these also have either a stylus or a keyboard that could be used with the tablet too.
On the other hand, you’ll find many tablets under Rs 30,000 like the Amazon Fire and the Samsung Galaxy tab E, which work great for everyday tasks that aren’t resource-intensive
What is/are your use case(s)?
Depending on what you’re planning to use the tablet for, some models may be better suited over others. For example, if you’re looking for a good e-book reader, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is optimized for reading.
However, if you need a tablet that doubles as a laptop, you can buy a Magic Keyboard and apple pen for your iPad Pro. So before you splash out on a new tablet, consider your use cases and see which tablet best aligns with your specific needs.
You’re all set
After carefully considering your needs, budget, and which tablet aligns best with your requirements, you can confidently make your purchase. We hope you found our list of the best tablets in Pakistan helpful – happy buying!