10 Tablets with the Longest Battery Life

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Whether you’re taking your tablet with you on the train to stave off boredom on a commute or are reading an eBook while propped up with it in bed, there’s nothing worse than having to stop what you’re doing to charge it. It’s no fun to play Threes or watch Netflix while connected to the wall. In our testing, we’ve determined which tablets last longest on a charge. The Laptop Mag Battery Test continuously browses the web over Wi-Fi to see just how long you can use a tablet before you have to find the charging cable. Here are the tablets with the most endurance:



  1. iPad Pro 10.5-inch – 13:55
  2. iPad 9.7-inch – 12:59
  3. Amazon Fire HD 8 – 11:19
  4. Lenovo Yoga Book – 9:31
  5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – 8:45
  6. Huawei MediaPad M3 – 8:42
  7. Asus ZenPad 8 – 8:22
  8. Asus ZenPad 3S 10 – 8:09

Author Bio
Andrew E. Freedman
Andrew E. Freedman,
Andrew joined Laptopmag.com in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds a M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University. A lover of all things gaming and tech, his previous work has shown up in Kotaku, PCMag and Complex, among others. Follow him on Twitter @FreedmanAE.
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  • Arturo Linck Says:

    Nice posting !! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Harry Barracuda Says:

    No Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus.

    Stupid article basically.

  • Frederick Anancy Says:

    Nice list but I think you should add Itel Prime III...You can test that one too and give UA feedback

  • Euros CY Says:

    You forget to mention the "Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016".
    I am amazed by the duration of this tablet's battery, and here in Cyprus I bought it only €300

  • Adrian Smith Says:

    Lenovo Yoga Tab3 Plus - 16 Hours continuous browsing. Great 2k IPS screen.

  • Mdjhon Says:

    Hi, I am very happy, You explanation is very simple which is very easy to understand.Great read thanks for share a real content. Thanks a lot.

  • WishedMediaWasNotBiased Says:

    So it was decided to include as many tablets as that would keep iPads on the list. That way you would not be "lying" as it would be a true statement as far as the biased writer is concerned. Got it! Do not want to upset Apple or their fans.

  • Cynthia Lyman Says:

    Is there a trick to extending even the best (OR WORST) battery life?

  • Stanley Says:

    Was wondering why you have not included the Miscrosoft SP4 and HP Elite X2 1012 for the comparison. Would be great to add them as well.

  • ZoltanF1 Says:

    So the Sony Z4 Tablet that would easily win here with it's 18 hours video playback battery life is left out...

    It achieves this even though it has a big 10.1" screen, powerful processor and a high resolution 2K(2560x1600) screen.


  • Pete Says:

    Apple mobile OS is the sole reason I abandoned Apple... It is God awful!!
    I can't believe anyone from the world of tech could even consider it.
    Ohh I suppose it looks nice. Sort of like a footballers wife!!

  • bias Says:

    Where is the asus range? where is sony z3 tablet compact?
    What about acer 840 tab
    or the galaxy 8.4 tab s?
    and xiaomi!
    The hell you review about 1/10th the tablets which really does not help anyone in making a true decision based on battery length

  • ruby Says:

    question: Do tablets' battery need to be fully used first before recharging? Or, how much should be used before recharging?
    Thank you

  • poty Says:

    rubish rubish rubish.......u all are fools and asses all around foolish motherfuckers..........u all urself look like cows hahahaha

  • poty Says:

    its all rubish......fuck...........everybody is a fool asses fnnhvgrhehei

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  • vamp Says:

    i have ipad 4 retina display.
    from 100% till 50% using surfing n games, i have notice that i can get around 3 -4 hours tops only. if i play nonstop. sometimes i even watched battery dips 1-5% within 5-10 min of surfing only or facebook few msgs only (no game at that time)
    I keep my brightness less than 50% at all time and volume nil except sometimes.
    i dont play music or video on it.
    just surfing the net using safari n crome, check email once a day only. play games mainly on it.
    i have also turn lot of things off to give me better battery life. but i do still have few push mail of games on.

    i have checked when i keep my ipad closed it will last longer and working fine according to a site. and my ipad get hot alot.

    so ur time written for ipad dont seem to add to my time at all

  • Jake Long Says:

    Is anyone forgetting some tablets from Panasonic?

  • stephanie Says:

    I have the Asus Infinity with 16 hours of battery life. Why wasnt it mentioned? Best tablet I ahve owned. I have owned samesung galaxy 2 both 7 and 10 inch and toshiba excite. asus beats All.

  • Nerd's Best Advice Says:

    I appreciate your list and the work you put into it. However, it might do you good to include another tablet. It's the Toshiba Thrive. Although this tablet has technically been discontinued, it is still available to get. I get upwards of 16 hours out of my 1yr. old Thrive!

    Just thought worth mentioning! Have a great day!

  • wm Says:

    Lenovo yoga 8 has 18hrs battery life and a built in kickstand a great camera, metal body and front Dolby speakers. I love it and can easily watch movies,YouTube and read while laying in bed or on the couch!

  • fedes Says:

    hahah weird list, my asus longs most that all the other tablets listed here.

  • BusinessWoman Says:

    Be aware that the author of this article it is likely an iPad owner (therefore an Apple lover with a heavy bias against anything not made by Apple). Therefore it will be extremely bias towards everything that the iPad can do (and likely exaggerate) and like many internet authors, the author did little to no research on anything not made by Apple relying on complains of new users to tear apart non-Apple products.

    Case an point:
    Unlike the brief BIASED copy on the Lenovo. The Lenovo CAN and WILL connect to outside storage but does not provide enough power for many devices which makes it inconvenient as you will need to either provide alternative power, use the optional Lenovo docking station (which by the way is nice as it adds Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and HDMI while it charges the tablet) or use a power USB hub. In addition, it has a MicroSD card slot in the side making it possible to have infinite storage on the go (but up to 64MB at a time) NO CLOUD. All you get with the iPad is a maximum of 64GB (and now 128MB) which is FIXED (you can add anything later).

    In addition, according to Laptop (oh wait the same website) the longest lasting would be:
    Dell Lattitude 10 (17:40 with 4 cell battery installed)
    Acer Iconia W510 (15:09 with keyboard dock)
    HP Envy X2 (11:57 with dock)

    Then there are others like the Padfone but how could the author know about it it is not like he knows people like Daniel Burg to ask.

    Finally I noticed they use the constant Web Surfing battery life as a benchmark not the constant video watching battery life since that would eliminate the ipad from the top 10 (and possibly the top 20).

    But is the BIASED author going to say it (oh heck no!) he maybe expelled from the biased authored guild (or Laptop's Magazine staff which ever catches them first). Because not praising Apple is against Hollywood, the press, and the TV's rules. I think they kill you or something like that when that happens. Just noticed no one on big networks, magazines and movies EVER breaks that rule.

  • J.T. Says:

    You know, despite the damn thing being a flop, the HP TouchPad deserves a nod here.

    I have an HP TouchPad and I once left it in my work bag for like two weeks without touching it. I pulled it out and it still had 25% battery remaining. I had to look at it again to make sure it was right.

    It's not just mine either, both mine and my wife's HP TouchPads go somewhere between 10-14 days between being charged. Hers gets much heavier use!

    Jus' sayin', for all the beating up every does on the thing, can we at least give it some credit in that department?

  • CaptainSiscold Says:

    I just wanted to point out that the Nook HD/HD+ now have full Google Play access, so that particular objection that some people have against them are now gone. Of course, if you want a Nook, you might be better off waiting until B&N announces their new partner for manufacturing them. (I'm hoping for Asus :)

  • Jess Says:

    I agree with David and Todd, Asus infinity over the past year edged out iPad and pretty much everyone else but is not even mentioned. Just on that simple fact of selective product endorsement by these people put any thing they say into question. I went thru some of their other top picks and found once again selective product bias, excluding other better products. Can anyone say, kick back!

  • Todd Says:

    Why didn't they include the Asus Padfone?
    Afterall, it CAN be a tablet and has up to 63 hours of battery life.

  • David Says:

    Notice how ASUS was completely left out of this. Some of their tablets go for even longer than the iPad.

  • Dr. Electronics Says:

    That any of these do not have 20 hour battery life for 5 dollars extra extra built in is ridiculous you can put in 3 batteries like high capacity camera batteries each lasting 8 hours cost was 2.00 a battery triple or quade system should be standard 14 to 20 hour system I worked in electronics over 20 years

  • GhettoSquid Says:

    The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a glaring omission...I believe either the international or Verizon version was averaging 10-11 hours of battery life.

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