Updated on 20 June 2016 by

Tablets offer innovative ways to artists in accomplishing and presenting art in digital form. Cartoonists, sketch artists and painters seek the best tablets which can add more precision to their work.

High-resolution screen of size 10 inch and above is essential for the tablet to act like a canvas with large area and brighter view. Besides, the best tablets for artists must include styli with broad tips because finger may not provide greater accuracy for sketching and drawing on capacitive screens. Considering this, Samsung tablets include styli with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Furthermore, HTC offers to add to your creativity with its tablets having optional HTC digital pens. With third-party stylus, you can even avail rich colored iPads from Apple and multi-input Asus tablets in giving forms to your imagination.

Tablets with apps assist artists for producing fine work so it is good to choose those according to the functionality required. There are good apps for iOS and Android but the other platforms like Windows might not have the best apps suitable for artists.


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Sony Xperia Z4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Sony Xperia Z4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
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$500 - $650
$400 - $750
$750 - $1,050
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Release Date
May 2015
Jul 2014
Jul 2014
Jul 2014
Digital Camera
8.1 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Display
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size
2560 x 1600, 2560 x 1600
2560 x 1600
2560 x 1600, 2560 x 1600
2560 x 1600, 2560 x 1600, 2560 x 1600
Operating System
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Screen Size(Diagonal)
10.1 inch
10.5 inch
10.1 inch
12.2 inch
Weight
0.86 lb.
1.02 lb.
1.04 lb.
1.65 lb.
Front Webcam Resolution
5.1 MP
2.1 MP
2.0 MP
2.0 MP
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
 3.6 stars
Display
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
Look and Feel
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
83% Positive
17% Negative
100% Positive
Battery
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Camera
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive