Which tablet size should you consider – 7, 8, 9 or 10 inch tablet? Does size really matter?

Which tablet size should you consider – 7, 8, 9 or 10 inch tablet? Does size really matter?

50.5% of people in the UK owned a tablet as of December 2016 data.  The reason tablets are so popular is mainly that they are lighter and smaller than laptops and at the same time, they have quite rich functionality.

Tablets predominantly come in four screen sizes: 7-inch, 8-inch, 9-inch and 10-inch. If you are considering to buy a tablet, you probably ask yourself which screen size is preferable. Below you can find the advantages and disadvantages of each tablet size.

Before you look at the advantages, it’s worth answering the following questions:

  1. Are you planning to use the tablet at home or carry it with you?

Commuting with a tablet may be more comfortable if you opt for a smaller screen. It can be easily placed in a handbag, and you won’t feel bothered by the weight. However, if you are going to use this device mostly at home, it’s worth looking at tablets with a bigger screen.

  1. What’s the main usage?

If all you want to do with your tablet is browse the Internet, all screen sizes are good. However, when it comes to other things like reading or playing computer games, the choices may vary. While these activities can be enjoyed on devices of any size, the bigger your screen is, the more impressive it is.

  1. Are you going to use your tablet for work?

This is one point where the size of the tablet really matters the most. Today’s hectic lifestyles often require working from home or even on-the-go, and if you are one of those ever-busy professionals, you will find it pretty hard to work with a small tablet. A bigger screen allows more flexibility and comfort for getting tasks done.

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4. What’s your budget?

The majority of bigger tablets cost a bit more than the smaller ones. If you are really tight on budget, you may have to go with smaller options.

Now let’s look at some characteristics of different screen sizes:


  • Are very portable and can be held in one hand
  • Are rather cheap
  • Are good for reading
  • Aren’t the best option for surfing the net because of harder navigation
  • Aren’t good for work like editing spreadsheets, creating and editing documents, etc.

8 inch tablets

8 inch tablets have similar characteristics as the 7-inch tablets. However, they have a competitive edge that makes them stand out: 8 inch tablets are better for browsing the web, watching videos and movies and reading than the 7-inch tablets, but at the same times they are still very portable and can still be excellent for using on-the-go.

Which tablet size should you consider – 7, 8, 9 or 10 inch tablet? Does size really matter?

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The disadvantage of 8 inch tablets compared to the 7-inch tablets is their price, which is fairly higher.

9 inch and 10 inch tablet: pros and cons

  • are good for watching movies and video material
  • are excellent for online games
  • are good for reading newspapers and magazines
  • are Good for office work like editing spreadsheets, doing calculations, writing documents, etc.
  • are more expensive than 7 and 8 inch tablets
  • are less portable


There is little difference between 9 inch and 10 inch tablets in their characteristics. Their competitive edge is the way they can be used for work and for fun. However, you must still keep in mind that 10 inch and 9 inch tablets aren’t the most comfortable to carry in hand. It’s true that they offer a lot of advantages, but at the same time, they are clearly a bit more expensive than the smaller options.

Is this all that matters?

Actually, screen size isn’t the only thing you have to consider. Make sure the tablet is powerful enough to proceed the requests successfully, and do pay some attention to on screen resolution, colours and the like. The market is filled with dozens of options, and you can find a decent one from each screen size category.

Which tablet size should you consider – 7, 8, 9 or 10 inch tablet? Does size really matter?

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So, which screen size should I buy?

Obviously, the answer depends on the use you have planned and your budget. Remember to check out a couple of options before making up your mind and do leave your feedback to let us know which option worked best for you!

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Added by @time2hq on 27th Oct 2017 in Tablets

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