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Which Tablet Has the Best Battery Life?

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This page has three sections. The first is a detailed comparison table which includes data from (and lets you compare) tablet PCs with long-lasting batteries - but only those which scored well in our reviews. (If you really want to see battery life comparisons that include poorly-rated tablets, go to this link.) 

Then we've got links to our reviews of long-lasting tablets - if you're looking for something that will last till the end of the day, you might be interested in those.

Finally, there's a simple graphic showing the battery life of tablet computers in a more visual way.

The Tablet PC Battery Life and Spec Comparison Table

By default, the table is sorted by battery life, from highest to lowest (though all the tablets in this particular list give over 8 hours of use). You can click any header to sort by that specification. 

Clicking the 'OS' header sorts tablets by operating system, so you can quickly compare Android, Windows, or Apple tablets.  

Clicking on a tablet's name will bring you to our review of that product (one exception: we didn't review the Toshiba Write)

About Tablet Battery mAh

Note that some of these tablets are a couple of years old and we didn't collect data on battery capacity. The size of a battery is measured in mAh. A milliampere-hour (mA·h or mAh) is one-thousandth of an ampere-hour.

 

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Good Tablets with Long Battery Life

 Tablet   Bat/h   Batt mAh   Release   OS   Display   Resolution   CPU   GHz   RAM   Storage   Cam   lbs   Rating 
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 1018.0102002015-09Android 5.18.01280 x 800Atom 5-Z85002.242.003213.01.474.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.115.073002016-06Android 6.010.11920 x 1200Exynos 78701.62.00168.01.164.5
Sony Xperia Z415.060002015-06Android 5.010.12560 x 1600Snapdragon 8102.003.00328.10.864.9
Microsoft Surface 214.042202013-10Win 8.1 RT10.61920 x 1080Nvidia Tegra 41.702.0032,645.01.493.9
Apple iPad Air13.588272013-11iOS79.72048 x 1536Apple A71.401.0016,32,64,1285.01.004.6
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)13.5237602017-6Win 1012.32763 x 1824i7 Kaby Lake2.64.001288.01.734.8
Nokia Lumia 252013.580002013-11Win 8.1 RT10.11920 x 1080Snapdragon 8002.202.00326.71.363.6
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact13.042002014-10Android 4.48.01920 x 1200Snapdragon 8012.33.00168.10.594.8
Apple iPad Mini12.544902012-11iOS67.91024 x 768Apple A51.000.5016,32,645.00.683.8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.412.549002014-07Android 4.48.42560 x 1600Exynos 51.902.0016,328.00.654.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.512.579002014-07Android 4.410.52560 x 1600Exynos 51.903.0016,328.01.024.6
Lenovo Yoga 2 8"12.264002014-11Android 4.48.01920 x 1200Intel Atom Z37451.202.00168.00.924.7
Apple iPad Mini 212.064702013-11iOS77.92048 x 1536Apple A71.301.0016,32,64,1285.00.734.6
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"12.002013-11Fire OS 3.08.92560 x 1600Snapdragon 82.202.0016,32,648.00.824.3
Lenovo Yoga 2 10"12.096002014-11Android 4.410.01920 x 1200Intel Atom Z37451.202.00168.01.364.7
Apple iPad Mini 312.064702014-11iOS87.92048 x 1536Apple A71.301.0016,64,1285.00.734.7
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 31012.002016-07Win 1010.11200 x 800Atom Z83501.922.00645.01.283.9
Nokia N112.053002015-03Android 5.07.91536 x 2048Intel Z35802.302.00328.00.683.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.712.002011-12Android 3.27.71280 x 800Exynos 42101.401.0016,32,640.00.754.2
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)12.047502017-06Fire OS 58.01280 x 800Quad Core1.31.5016,322.00.754.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.012.042002015-03Android 5.08.01024 x 768Snapdragon 4101.201.50165.00.694.6
Xiaomi Mi Pad 312.066002017-05Android 7.07.92048 x 1536MTK8176 Hexa1.74.006413.00.724.2
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.712.060002015-03Android 5.09.71024 x 768Snapdragon 4101.202.00165.00.994.5
Amazon Fire HD 8 201612.047502016-10Fire OS 58.01280 x 800Quad Core1.31.5016,322.00.754.5
Asus Transformer Pad TF70111.502013-11Android 4.210.12560 x 1600Nvidia Tegra 41.902.0032,645.01.293.7
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7"11.002013-10Fire OS 3.07.01920 x 1200Snapdragon 82.202.0016,32,640.00.674.3
Samsung Galaxy Book11.050702017-07Windows 1012.02160 x 1440i53.18.0025613.01.664.7
Apple iPad 411.0115602012-11iOS69.72048 x 1536Apple A6X1.391.0016,32,645.01.444.6
Lenovo Miix 1010.502013-07Win 8.010.11366 x 768Intel Atom1.802.00640.01.273.5
Asus Transformer Book T10010.502013-10Win 8.110.11366 x 768Intel Bay Trail1.332.0032,640.01.213.9
Toshiba Excite 7.710.502012-06Android 4.07.71280 x 800Nvidia Tegra 31.301.0016,320.00.774.2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.110.582202014-02Android 4.410.12560 x 1600Exynos 54201.902.0016,328.01.034.3
Apple iPad 210.569302011-03iOS59.71024 x 768Apple A51.000.5016,32,640.01.334.4
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S10.552002016-03Win 1012.02160 x 1440Intel M3-6Y302.24.00128,2565.01.534.6
Google Pixel C10.590002015-10Android 6.010.22560 x 1800Nvidia Tegra X11.73.0032,648.01.133.6
Acer Iconia Tab A51010.502012-03Android 4.010.11280 x 800Nvidia Tegra 31.301.00325.01.543.8
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 210.502012-12Win 8.010.11366 x 768Intel Atom1.862.00648.01.293.4
Apple iPad Mini 410.051242015-09iOS97.92048 x 1536Apple A81.502.0016,64,1288.00.654.2
Apple iPad Pro 10.510.0103072017-06iOS 1010.52224 x 1668Apple A10X2.384.006412.01.034.9
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 1010.002013-10Android 4.210.11280 x 800MediaTek 81251.201.0016,325.01.334.3
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.210.002014-02Android 4.412.22560 x 1600Exynos 54201.903.0032,648.01.664.4
Apple iPad Pro10.086002015-09iOS912.92732 x 2048Apple A9X1.3032.0032,1288.01.574.5
Huawei MediaPad M310.051002016-10Android 6.08.42500 x 1600Octa2.34.00328.00.704.2
Apple iPad Pro 9.710.073062016-04iOS 9.39.72048 x 1536Apple A9X2.162.0025612.00.964.5
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.010.040002014-04Android 4.47.01280 x 800Quad Core1.201.5083.00.664.5
Vido W10 Elite10.073002016-08Win 1010.11920 x 1200X7 Z87002.44.001285.01.414.1
Cube i910.0100002016-05Win 1012.21920 x 1200m3-6Y301.514.001285.02.134.5
Apple iPad Air 210.086002014-10iOS8.19.72048 x 1536Apple AX81.301.0016,64,1288.00.964.6
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 810.002013-10Android 4.28.01280 x 800MediaTek 81251.201.00165.00.884.2
Acer Iconia W410.002013-12Win 8.18.11280 x 800Intel Bay Trail1.802.0032,645.00.913.8

  

More about the top-rated tablets with great battery life:

When launched, the Sony Xperia Z4 was the best Android tablet available, and it's still one of the best out there.

Sony Xperia Z4
 Tablet  Sony Xperia Z4
 Rating  Ratings
 OS  Android 5.0
 CPU  Snapdragon 810 - 2.00 GHz
 Storage  32 GB
 RAM  3 GB
 Display  IPS LCD - 10.1 inch
 Resolution  2560 x 1600 px - 299 ppi
 Camera  Front 5.1 / Back 8.1 MP
 Weight  0.39 kg / 0.86 lbs
 Battery life  15.0 hours
 Released  2015-06

The Yoga Tab 3 Pro from Lenovo is weird but great - it comes with its own projector! Read our full review to see if it sounds right for you.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10
 Tablet  Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10
 Rating  Ratings
 OS  Android 5.1
 CPU  Atom 5-Z8500 - 2.24 GHz
 Storage  32 GB
 RAM  2 GB
 Display  IPS - 8.0 inch
 Resolution  1280 x 800 px - 189 ppi
 Camera  Front 5.0 / Back 13.0 MP
 Weight  0.67 kg / 1.47 lbs
 Battery life  18.0 hours
 Released  2015-09

 

Tablet Battery Life Comparison

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10  Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10 battery comparison bar 18.0h
Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+  Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ battery comparison bar 18.0h
Sony Xperia Z4  Sony Xperia Z4 battery comparison bar 15.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1  Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 battery comparison bar 15.0h
Microsoft Surface 2  Microsoft Surface 2 battery comparison bar 14.0h
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)  Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) battery comparison bar 13.5h
Apple iPad Air  Apple iPad Air battery comparison bar 13.5h
Nokia Lumia 2520  Nokia Lumia 2520 battery comparison bar 13.5h
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact  Sony Xperia Z3 Compact battery comparison bar 13.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5  Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 battery comparison bar 12.5h
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4  Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 battery comparison bar 12.5h
Lenovo Yoga 2 8"  Lenovo Yoga 2 8 12.2h
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7  Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310  Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)  Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) battery comparison bar 12.0h
Apple iPad Mini 2  Apple iPad Mini 2 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"  Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 12.0h
Lenovo Yoga 2 10"  Lenovo Yoga 2 10 12.0h
Apple iPad Mini 3  Apple iPad Mini 3 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0  Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3  Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Nokia N1  Nokia N1 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Amazon Fire HD 8 2016  Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 battery comparison bar 12.0h
Asus Transformer Pad TF701  Asus Transformer Pad TF701 battery comparison bar 11.5h
Samsung Galaxy Book  Samsung Galaxy Book battery comparison bar 11.0h
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7"  Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 11.0h
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1  Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 battery comparison bar 10.5h
Google Pixel C  Google Pixel C battery comparison bar 10.5h
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S  Samsung Galaxy TabPro S battery comparison bar 10.5h
Lenovo Miix 10  Lenovo Miix 10 battery comparison bar 10.5h
Asus Transformer Book T100  Asus Transformer Book T100 battery comparison bar 10.5h
Google/Asus Nexus 7 II  Google/Asus Nexus 7 II battery comparison bar 10.0h
Toshiba Encore Mini  Toshiba Encore Mini battery comparison bar 10.0h
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2  Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Apple iPad Air 2  Apple iPad Air 2 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7"  Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 10.0h
Nvidia Shield Tablet  Nvidia Shield Tablet battery comparison bar 10.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0  Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Apple iPad Mini 4  Apple iPad Mini 4 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Apple iPad Pro  Apple iPad Pro battery comparison bar 10.0h
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8  Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Apple iPad Pro 9.7  Apple iPad Pro 9.7 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Ainol AX10 Pro 4G  Ainol AX10 Pro 4G battery comparison bar 10.0h
Asus MeMo Pad HD 7  Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Nvidia Tegra Note 7  Nvidia Tegra Note 7 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Vido W10 Elite  Vido W10 Elite battery comparison bar 10.0h
Huawei MediaPad M3  Huawei MediaPad M3 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Asus MeMo Pad  Asus MeMo Pad battery comparison bar 10.0h
Apple iPad Pro 10.5  Apple iPad Pro 10.5 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Asus MeMoPad FHD 10  Asus MeMoPad FHD 10 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Acer Iconia W4  Acer Iconia W4 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Cube i9  Cube i9 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10  Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 battery comparison bar 10.0h
Toshiba Encore 2 Write  Toshiba Encore 2 Write battery comparison bar 9.5h
Google/HTC Nexus 9  Google/HTC Nexus 9 battery comparison bar 9.5h
Acer Iconia W3  Acer Iconia W3 battery comparison bar 9.5h
HP SlateBook x2  HP SlateBook x2 battery comparison bar 9.5h
Sony Xperia Z2  Sony Xperia Z2 battery comparison bar 9.5h
Asus MeMO Pad Smart  Asus MeMO Pad Smart battery comparison bar 9.0h
LG G Pad 2 F 8"  LG G Pad 2 F 8 9.0h
Sony Xperia Tablet Z  Sony Xperia Tablet Z battery comparison bar 9.0h
Asus Transformer T90 Chi  Asus Transformer T90 Chi battery comparison bar 9.0h
Microsoft Surface 3  Microsoft Surface 3 battery comparison bar 9.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1  Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 battery comparison bar 9.0h
Microsoft Surface Pro 4  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 battery comparison bar 9.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0  Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 battery comparison bar 9.0h
Asus Transformer Pad TF103  Asus Transformer Pad TF103 battery comparison bar 8.5h
Hisense Sero 7 Pro  Hisense Sero 7 Pro battery comparison bar 8.5h
Asus ZenPad C 7.0  Asus ZenPad C 7.0 battery comparison bar 8.5h
HP Omni 10  HP Omni 10 battery comparison bar 8.5h
Acer Predator 8  Acer Predator 8 battery comparison bar 8.5h
Teclast x98 Plus  Teclast x98 Plus battery comparison bar 8.5h
Jide Remix Ultra  Jide Remix Ultra battery comparison bar 8.0h
Asus ZenPad 10  Asus ZenPad 10 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Asus ZenPad S 8.0  Asus ZenPad S 8.0 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Lenovo Tab 2 A8  Lenovo Tab 2 A8 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Nextbook Flexx 11.6  Nextbook Flexx 11.6 battery comparison bar 8.0h
RCA 11 Maven Pro  RCA 11 Maven Pro battery comparison bar 8.0h
Chuwi Hi12  Chuwi Hi12 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Amazon Fire HD 8  Amazon Fire HD 8 battery comparison bar 8.0h
HP Pro Tablet 608  HP Pro Tablet 608 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Amazon Fire HD 10  Amazon Fire HD 10 battery comparison bar 8.0h
HP Slate 8 Pro  HP Slate 8 Pro battery comparison bar 8.0h
Toshiba Excite Write  Toshiba Excite Write battery comparison bar 8.0h
Amazon Fire 7" (2017)  Amazon Fire 7 8.0h
Asus MeMo Pad 8  Asus MeMo Pad 8 battery comparison bar 8.0h
HP Slate 7  HP Slate 7 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite  Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite battery comparison bar 8.0h
Asus Transformer T100 Chi  Asus Transformer T100 Chi battery comparison bar 8.0h
Samsung Galaxy View 18.4  Samsung Galaxy View 18.4 battery comparison bar 8.0h
Amazon Fire HD Kids 7"  Amazon Fire HD Kids 7 8.0h
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6"  Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 8.0h
Lenovo Miix 2 8"  Lenovo Miix 2 8 7.5h
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 II  Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 II battery comparison bar 7.5h
Lenovo Miix 510  Lenovo Miix 510 battery comparison bar 7.5h
Dell Venue 8 Pro  Dell Venue 8 Pro battery comparison bar 7.5h
Asus Vivo Tab Smart  Asus Vivo Tab Smart battery comparison bar 7.5h
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0  Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 battery comparison bar 7.5h
Acer Iconia A1-830  Acer Iconia A1-830 battery comparison bar 7.5h
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7  Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 battery comparison bar 7.5h
LG G Pad 8.3  LG G Pad 8.3 battery comparison bar 7.5h
Dell Venue 7  Dell Venue 7 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Microsoft Surface Pro 2  Microsoft Surface Pro 2 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Chuwi Vi10 Plus  Chuwi Vi10 Plus battery comparison bar 7.0h
Chuwi Hibook 10.1  Chuwi Hibook 10.1 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Toshiba Encore  Toshiba Encore battery comparison bar 7.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 8.0  Samsung Galaxy Tab3 8.0 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 10.1  Samsung Galaxy Tab3 10.1 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Teclast Tbook 16 Power  Teclast Tbook 16 Power battery comparison bar 7.0h
Chuwi Hi13  Chuwi Hi13 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Cube iwork1x  Cube iwork1x battery comparison bar 7.0h
Acer Iconia A1-810  Acer Iconia A1-810 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Amazon Fire 7" (2015)  Amazon Fire 7 7.0h
HP Slate 7 HD 4G  HP Slate 7 HD 4G battery comparison bar 7.0h
Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4  Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 battery comparison bar 7.0h
VAIO Z Canvas 12.3"  VAIO Z Canvas 12.3 7.0h
HP Slate 7 Extreme  HP Slate 7 Extreme battery comparison bar 7.0h
Dell Venue 8  Dell Venue 8 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Lenovo ThinkPad 8  Lenovo ThinkPad 8 battery comparison bar 7.0h
iRULU Walknbook 3  iRULU Walknbook 3 battery comparison bar 7.0h
HP Stream 7  HP Stream 7 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Microsoft Surface Pro 3  Microsoft Surface Pro 3 battery comparison bar 7.0h
Asus VivoTab Note 8  Asus VivoTab Note 8 battery comparison bar 6.5h
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro  Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro battery comparison bar 6.5h
Toshiba Excite Pro  Toshiba Excite Pro battery comparison bar 6.5h
NeuTab N11 Plus  NeuTab N11 Plus battery comparison bar 6.0h
Fusion5 10.6  Fusion5 10.6 battery comparison bar 6.0h
Acer Switch Alpha 12  Acer Switch Alpha 12 battery comparison bar 6.0h
Onda v80 Plus  Onda v80 Plus battery comparison bar 6.0h
Dell Venue Pro 5855  Dell Venue Pro 5855 battery comparison bar 6.0h
RCA Viking Pro 10.1"  RCA Viking Pro 10.1 6.0h
Cube i7 Book  Cube i7 Book battery comparison bar 6.0h
HP Slate 7 Plus  HP Slate 7 Plus battery comparison bar 5.5h
Nvidia Shield Portable  Nvidia Shield Portable battery comparison bar 5.0h
Onda oBook10 SE  Onda oBook10 SE battery comparison bar 5.0h
Teclast Tbook 11  Teclast Tbook 11 battery comparison bar 5.0h
Teclast X5 Pro  Teclast X5 Pro battery comparison bar 5.0h
Sony Vaio Tap 11  Sony Vaio Tap 11 battery comparison bar 5.0h
Teclast X80 Power  Teclast X80 Power battery comparison bar 5.0h
Onda v919 Air 3G  Onda v919 Air 3G battery comparison bar 5.0h
Nvidia Shield K-1  Nvidia Shield K-1 battery comparison bar 5.0h
NeuTab N7S Pro  NeuTab N7S Pro battery comparison bar 5.0h
Astro Tab A10  Astro Tab A10 battery comparison bar 5.0h
Chuwi Hi8  Chuwi Hi8 battery comparison bar 5.0h
Cube iWork 8 Air  Cube iWork 8 Air battery comparison bar 5.0h
Huawei MateBook  Huawei MateBook battery comparison bar 5.0h
Acer Aspire P3  Acer Aspire P3 battery comparison bar 4.5h
Razer Edge  Razer Edge battery comparison bar 4.0h
FNF Ifive Mini 4S  FNF Ifive Mini 4S battery comparison bar 4.0h
GPD WIN Gamepad  GPD WIN Gamepad battery comparison bar 4.0h
Razer Edge Pro  Razer Edge Pro battery comparison bar 4.0h
Chromo Inc Tablet  Chromo Inc Tablet battery comparison bar 4.0h