Thanks to lighter materials, faster processors, and better apps, there has never been more competition among handheld devices. Find out which one is right for you.
Google's flagship model is the best mini Android tablet so far. Its 323-pixel-per-inch display and burly processor pump out smooth 1,080p HD video – amazingly, without taxing the battery life. It's also the perfect showcase for Google's latest OS update, which is every bit as refined and functional as Apple's vaunted iOS – even surpassing it at times with features like multiple account log-ins and a Siri-besting voice search that was quick to answer questions like "How many calories are in a slice of pizza?" Really, the only knock is the relative lack of apps compared to Apple, but if you already spend your digital life in a mostly Google world (Gmail, YouTube, Drive), the Nexus 7 is for you. [$229; play.google.com]