Full Guide To Buying A Tablet

You get what you pay for. This is as true when you buy tablets as it is when you buy anything else. There are hundreds of different tablet devices available on the market, with various brands and specs to choose from, so it can be tricky to choose the right one for your needs.

Here are some tips as to what factors you should consider when buying a tablet so that you can make sure that you get the right device for yourself.


The first step in selecting a tablet is to determine what exactly you intend to use it for. If you intend to use it primarily as an entertainment device for watching videos or playing games, then things like screen size and resolution are important factors to consider. Bear in mind that games require a fair amount of processing power as well.

However, if you just want a tablet for reading books, screen resolution or processing power aren’t as important.

On the other hand, if you require a tablet for work or school, you should pay close attention to the device’s processing power, battery life, connectivity options, and software support.

Operating System (OS)

Speaking of software, choosing the right OS is key. The two most widely available mobile OSs in any tablet that you’ll find in an electronics store are iOS and Android.

iOS is exclusive to Apple products. The intuitive user interface, security, and seamless compatibility with other Apple products are all hallmarks of iOS. However, iOS can be quite limited and restrictive in some respects.

On the other hand, Android allows for greater customisation and comes installed on a wide range of non-Apple tablets. However, this OS is not as secure or intuitive as iOS.


When purchasing your tablet in a tech store, you need to pay close attention to the internal storage as well as the RAM.

Internal storage capacity can push the price up rapidly. However, if you intend on using the device to store lots of photos, videos and other files, then perhaps a larger storage is best. Generally, most cheaper tablets start with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, then 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and some even go as high as 256GB – which will be more expensive.

Generally, about 32GB or 64GB is a good middle ground to aim for.

To give you an idea of what you might need, one full-length movie file at 1080p resolution is usually about 1 GB, give or take. A high-resolution photograph is usually somewhere around 1 to 5 MB, while book files are so tiny you could fit hundreds in a single GB.

RAM will dictate how much your tablet can process at any given moment without bombing out. A RAM size of 6GB or even 8GB will be more than enough for most tablets to run extremely well, although you should be cautious of anything less than 4GB lest your tablet runs slowly.

There are many more factors to consider, but these things will at the very least set you on the right path when buying a tablet. Here at Tech-Mall., we have a wide range of tablet devices for you to choose from to suit your budget and your needs. Visit our online tech store today to get the best deals!