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The 9 Best Tablets For PUBG Mobile In 2020

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The mobile version of PUBG took over the mobile gaming industry by storm and made other gaming companies focus on this sector too. As of 2019 December, PUBG mobile has 600 million downloads worldwide. The gamers loved playing it on their phone, but the problem was that the screen size was too small.

Naturally, they began to explore Phablets and Tablets. PUBG Mobile is a big game, and most devices struggle to support the game.

We have compiled a list of 9 Best Tablets for PUBG Mobile that offers smooth gameplay and fits right under your budget. 

Best Tablets For PUBG Mobile

1. Apple iPad Pro (2020)

Apple iPad Pro (2020)

The iPad Pro is the best tablet from Apple yet.  Everything about this device screams perfect.

Apple has outdone itself this time by making a device that can handle everything from normal usage to high-end gaming. The iPad Pro comes with a ridiculously fast chip and a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a built-in lidar scanner, a feature only found in aircraft, mapping vehicles, and self-driving cars. 

The liquid retina display comes with a True Tone technology. It optimizes the white light balance on the screen by analyzing the light around you. You can play PUBG Mobile on this iPad Pro without any lags for hours together and left with ample charge at the end of the day.

The capability of handling any high-end game without any hassle makes it the embodiment of mobile/tablet gaming. 

It is the second most expensive tablet on the list. It starts at $799 and goes up to $1650 for the fully-loaded version.

Tech Specs

Weight: 468g | Dimensions: 11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches | OS: iPadOS 13.4|RAM: 4/6 GB| Screen size: 12.9-inch | Resolution: 2732 x 2048 pixels | CPU: A12Z Bionic | Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 7812 mAh | Rear camera: 12MP wide (f/1.8), 10-MP ultra-wide (f/2.4) | Front camera: 7MP TrueDepth

Pros

  • Mesmerizing display
  • Fast A12Z Bionic performance
  • Enhanced trackpad support
  • Magic Keyboard is spectacular to use
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • The charging cord is too short
  • Slow charging

2. Windows Surface Book 2

Windows Surface Book 2

Microsoft released Surface Book 2 as a challenge to iPad Pro. For the first time, Microsoft decimated the iPad Pro in almost all categories. You get a 13/15-inch display, a whopping 16 GB RAM, 12,000 mAH battery, and much more.

However, there is one problem, it is insanely expensive. Surface Book 2 is the most expensive tablet on the list starting at $2,500.

The gaming experience in the device is genuinely legendary, with up to 90Hz refresh rate. There is a downside to this beast. It is bulky, weighing almost over 1kg with its accessories included.

Lastly, as it is a Windows tablet, you have to install an Android emulator for playing Android-only games. Since you have 16GB RAM, you can directly go for PC games, and it supports almost all of them.

You can check out our article on PUBG Emulator for windows and mac, just in case if you want to play it on your pc.

Tech Specs

Weight: 700g | Dimensions: 13.5 x 9.87 x 0.9 inches | OS: Windows 10  |RAM: 16 GB Screen size: 13.5/15-inch | Resolution: 3240 x 2160 pixels | CPU: i7-8650U| Storage: 128, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 9,187- 12,000 mAh | Rear camera: 8.0 MP, 1080p HD video recording | Front camera: 5.0 MP

Pros

  • Superior gaming experience
  • OS is compatible with any PC games you’d want to play
  • It can be used as a laptop too.
  • The battery lasts for 17+ hours on a single charge.

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Massive device, hence portability issues

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

We can never leave Samsung out of any electronic device list, can we?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is the next best thing after those 2 powerhouses with lesser price. You can play PUBG Mobile on the device without any noticeable lags or touch issues.

It has 4 AKG tuned speakers with Dolby Atmos settings to give you powerful audio output. The price of the S6 is placed attractively around $599 whereas the lite version costs around $349. It also comes with an S Pen (stylus) that helps to create presentations, edit images, and write notes.

Tech Specs

Weight: 420g | Dimensions: 9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches | OS: Android 9 (upgrade to Android 10) |RAM: 6/8 GB| Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 1600 x 2560 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | Storage: 128GB/256GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 7,040mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • S Pen

Cons

  • Samsung’s One UI 
  • No headphone jack

Good News!

Samsung is launching the Galaxy tab S7 and S7+ supposedly in September 2020. GSMArena thinks that we have a clear winner from Samsung this time. Check out the latest on it right here.

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

It is yet another tablet in the budget-friendly section by Samsung. The Galaxy Tab S5e is an ultra-thin lightweight tablet with minimal bezels.

It is a mid-range tablet that performs beyond expectations at just $390. There are some lags when you play PUBG in the highest graphic settings but works just fine in HD settings. The best part is Dolby Atmos settings that give you an amazing audio output.

Tech Specs

Weight: 400g | Dimensions: 9.65 x 6.30 x 0.22 inches | OS: Android 9.0 w/ OneUI|RAM: 4/6 GB| Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution:  2560 x 1600 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 670 CPU  | Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB | microSD slot: Yes| Battery: 7040 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP| Front camera: 8MP

Pros

  • Super thin and lightweight
  • Exceptional OLED display
  • Good battery life
  • Value for money
  • Dolby Atmos audio

Cons

  • Wi-Fi connectivity issues 
  • Base model only has 4GB RAM
  • Camera needs improvement

5. ASUS Zenpad 3S 10

ASUS Zenpad 3S 10

ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 is one of the cheapest tablets on the list at just $270. It doesn’t boast of great features but still manages to impress. It is impossible to play PUBG Mobile at higher settings without encountering lags or turning your device into a furnace.

Despite being handicapped with a Mediatek processor, you can play PUBG Mobile in normal graphic settings.

Now, coming to the flaws. As it was released in 2016, it has an ancient OS, Android 6. FYI, Google is about to launch Android 11 soon. Overall this is one of the best Android tablets within $300. 

Tech Specs

Weight: 430g | Dimensions: 9.47 x 6.44 x 0.28 inches | OS: Android 6.0|RAM: 4 GB| Screen size: 9.7-inch | Resolution: 1536 x 2048 pixels | CPU: MediaTek MT8176  | Storage: 32GB | microSD slot: Yes| Battery: ‎5900 mAh | Rear camera: 8MP| Front camera: 5MP

Pros

  • Portability and lightweight
  • Outstanding value
  • Realistic, vivid image

Cons

  • Screen is reflective
  • Android 6.0
  • Mediatek Processor 

6. VANKYO MatrixPad S30

VANKYO MatrixPad S30

VANKYO MatrixPad S30 is one of the most popular tabs on the list due to its power-packed performance within budget.

It offers a 1080p Full HD display featuring Eye Comfort mode, perfectly suited for a few hours on PUBG without eye fatigue.

The device offers smooth performance running PUBG Mobile, but you may get the occasional lags at the highest graphic settings. It is a bit low on internal storage, but you can expand till up to 128GB with a microSD card.

The cameras are great but struggle to take good pictures in low light environments. This VANKYO MatrixPad S30 costs just $200 which is almost 1/10th of the Surface Book 2!

Tech Specs

Weight: 1200 grams | Dimensions: 9.49 x 6.1 x 0.38 inches | OS: Android 9.0 | RAM: 3GB | Screen Size: 10 inch | Resolution: 1920×1200, Full HD Display | Storage: 32GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: 6000 mAh | Rear Camera:13MP| Front camera: 8 MP

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Eye Comfort Mode
  • USB Type-C

Cons

  • Too heavy
  • Just 32GB internal storage
  • No MediaTek or Snapdragon processor

7. Razer Phone – 1st Generation

Razer Phone - 1st Generation

We simply had to include Razer Phone-1st Generation on the list because it is a gaming beast.

Firstly, because it’s Razer. Secondly, because this is the world’s first gaming mobile device with a display that boasts 120Hz refresh rates! And there’s more.

Dolby Atmos support through front-facing dual speakers ensures zero complains in the sound department. But what steals the show is its 8GB RAM and the 8-core Snapdragon 835 processor. Along with 64GB internal storage, you get a true-blue mobile gaming device.

Razer followed Apple by rejecting the 3.5mm headphone jack that is adored by everyone. As a phone, it is relatively heavier than others and has no resistance to dust or water.

It does not support 60fps, but you can still enjoy the 120Hz refresh rate. Note that the phone stopped receiving updates after Android 8.1 Oreo.

If you are a puritan when it comes to PUBG Mobile, this is yours. For around $700.

Tech Specs

Weight: 200 grams | Dimensions: 6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches | OS: Android 8.1 | RAM: 8GB | Screen Size: 5.7 inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1280 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | Storage: 64GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: up to 9 hours | Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP| Front camera: 8 MP

Pros

  • Gaming beast with built-in games
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core 8GB RAM
  • THX-certified amplifiers
  • Quick charging

Cons

  • Older Android version
  • Little resistance to dust/water
  • No headphone jack

8. Apple iPad Air (2019)

Apple iPad Air (2019)

If you felt that the big brother iPad Pro was too expensive, you can opt for iPad Air. It costs just  $499 and has a slightly older version of the same chip.

It provides smooth gameplay of high-end games like PUBG Mobile with stellar battery performance. The primary complaint of the tablet was its design. Apple didn’t focus on the design and ended up recycling the previous design.

Adding to the woes, it doesn’t support the 2nd generation of Apple Pencil. 

Tech Specs

Weight: 464g | Dimensions: 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches | OS: iPadOS 13.6|RAM: 3 GB| Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 2224 x 1668 pixels | CPU: Apple A12 Bionic  | Storage: 64 GB, 256GB | microSD slot: No | Battery: 8134 mAh | Rear camera: 7 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture| Front camera: 7 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture

Pros

  • Swift and flawless performance
  • Fantastic battery life and touch response 
  • High Resolution

Cons

  • Reused design
  • FaceID is missing

9. Microsoft Surface Go 2

Microsoft Surface Go 2

It was Microsoft’s 2nd attempt at a liter version. Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a watered-down version of the Surface Pro tablet that does most things right at just $400.

Unfortunately, the makers didn’t focus on the processor. You will notice some lags while playing the PUBG game in higher graphic settings. Fortunately, the battery lasts for almost 10 hours and comes with an attractive rear kickstand that is like an icing on top of its robust design.

Tech Specs

Weight: 544g | Dimensions: 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches | OS: Windows 10 Home| RAM: 4/8 GB| Screen size: 10.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1280 pixels | CPU: Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y | Storage: 64 GB, 128GB, 256GB | microSD slot: Yes | Battery: upto 9 hours | Rear camera: 8 MP, 1080p HD| Front camera: 5 MP, 1080p HD

Pros

  • Affordable and feels like a premium device
  • Rear Kickstand
  • Supports LTE
  • Dual Studio Mics

Cons

  • Just 1 USB Type-C port
  • Weak processor hence experiences lags
  • Small keyboard

Conclusion

PUBG Mobile will need around 1.70 GB of storage. So, you need at least 32GB of internal storage to enjoy it. There are 3 other important things to consider while purchasing the best tablet for PUBG. The first one is to have a bigger screen, preferably 11-inch.

Note that bezels are good for hand-held gaming. Next is having a powerful processor and RAM so that don’t need to limit FPS. Lastly, proper battery backup is a must. If you don’t have the budget to go for the likes of iPad or Surface Pro, you can easily consider the other ones. These are the best tablets to play PUBG and that includes the Razer Phone

The size of the PUBG Mobile game is around 1.69 GB. Therefore it requires a minimum of 3 GB to function. Playing on your phone may not be as exciting as playing on a bigger screen. Samsung is launching  Galaxy tab S7 and S7+ supposedly on 21, September 2020. Hopefully, that is a major upgrade over its predecessor and doesn’t cost more.