Updated on 20 June 2016 by

Tablets with video calling capabilities have Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as the underlying technology for communication. The best tablet for video calling should be armed with fast internet connectivity, video calling apps, front camera and audio support.

It is always better to opt for the tablets having only Wi-Fi connectivity as those are affordable and best for video calls. The tablets having 3G connectivity would incur more cost as data plans would be required to connect to the internet.

There are lots of apps available for free download on all the tablets for video calls. Skype is the most powerful video calling app which is used on almost all platforms. Besides, there is an app like FaceTime which is restricted for use only in Apple tablets while Google+ Hangout is a famous video calling app for Android and Apple tablets.

Tablets having good quality cameras should be given preference for better image quality. Concentrate on the front camera resolution which could be 5 megapixels atleast. Moreover, high voice quality should accompany your image for an enriched video chat. Look for the tablets having good input and output audio features. Tablets with microphone, speakers and headphone have to be your topmost choice for video calling.


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Sony Xperia Z4
Apple iPad Air 2
Google HTC Nexus 9
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Sony Xperia Z4
Apple iPad Air 2
Google Nexus 9
Nvidia Shield Tablet (32GB, LTE)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
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Release Date
May 2015
Oct 2014
Nov 2014
Sep 2014
Aug 2014
Front Webcam Resolution
5.1 MP
1.2 MP
1.6 MP
5.0 MP
2.1 MP
Digital Camera
8.1 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
5 MP,2592 x 1944 pixels,autofocus
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Display
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size
2560 x 1600, 2560 x 1600
1536 x 2048
1536 x 2048
1920 x 1200
1600 x 2560
Operating System
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 8.1.2, upgradable to iOS 8.4
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Screen Size(Diagonal)
10.1 inch
9.7 inch
8.9 inch
8.0 inch
8.4 inch
Weight
0.86 lb.
0.96 lb.
0.93 lb.
0.85 lb.
0.64 lb.
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.3 stars
Display
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
90% Positive
10% Negative
Look and Feel
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
55% Positive
45% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
Performance
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
81% Positive
19% Negative
Battery
80% Positive
20% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
57% Positive
43% Negative
100% Positive
Camera
75% Positive
25% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
69% Positive
31% Negative