We are steadily moving from smaller display sizes to larger ones. Today we will discuss the best 9 inch Android tablets for 2012 and then we have only the largest ones left, 10 inch. If you have missed our take on the best 7 inch Android tablets and 8 inch Android tablets check them out.
The rules are simple and the same as for the smaller ones – only tablets running Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich or the ones that will receive the upgrade to one of those versions are included in this list.
Technical specifications of the 9 inch tablets
Devices in this category (at least by our standards) feature displays from 8.9″ to 9.4 inches. Resolution of the screen is excellent, 1280×800 or 1280×768 and hardware specs are really good. We’ll talk more about this when describing each device.
The winners are
Similar to the 8 inch category, there are only two tablets easily available that we can recommend that run on Honeycomb. You can compare them in the table below.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 was released in September 2011. It features 1 GHz dual core processor, resolution of 1280×800 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, a GPS unit and a front and back facing cameras. It runs on Honeycomb. If is not as flashy as some of the other Samsung devices out there with good hardware specifications that are not over the top. But the good news is that it is still a great tablet for a reasonable price.
Sony Tablet S
Sony Tablet S was also released in September 2011 and it features a 9.4 inch display with resolution 1280×800 pixels. It is powered by the 1 GHz dual core processor, it has 1 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of flash memory (depending on the model). Although the Sony Tablet S is not on the top of the competition hardware wise, it is still a great tablet that uses its cool design to provide some added value. Also the price is acceptable considering the Sony products are often a bit pricey.
Stay tuned for the list of the best 10 inch Android tablets in 2012 – we promise you there will be a lot more to choose from there.