The Best Tablets For Reading Comics: 2021 Edition!
More than ever, tablets are the perfect digital book reading choice. There’s also no question that digital comics platforms like Comixology and Marvel Unlimited have made getting vast digital comics tools simpler than ever. What’s less obvious is what kind of tablet or e-reader you should consider to consume comics. Invest in a stylish 10-inch tablet? What about a dollar-saving mini tablet? Could you stick to a laptop? What about non-Apple or Android alternatives such as Kindle, Nook or Windows Surface?
What’S The Best Device For Comic Book Reading?
It’s a tough issue, and I studied extensively for this guide’s original incarnation in 2013. Comic Book Herald’s readers using tablets for comics have since given a lot of reviews after passing the same buying decision. You’ll find all the lessons and suggestions below. To some extent, the answer to the right tablet for you will depend on your needs and liquidity (meaning both your cash access and your capacity to go full Hydro-Man at a time notice).
I think there’s a straightforward response here to help you make an educated purchase. Mini-Tablet pros: 1) Easy transportation – The 7-inch tablet provides hard-to-beat portability. You can easily hold the device with one hand while reading comics, the tablet is extremely light, and if needed you could even fit the device into a cargo pocket. While this may not be much of a bonus if you’re only reading at home,
if you’d like to get your comics on your commute, the 7-inch carry-on is better. 2) Resolution – The Galaxy Tab E Lite or similar quality mini tablet looks fantastic. Again, I can’t sit here thinking they look better than the new iPad, but I don’t really note the difference. I sat and watched FX’s Wilfred on my Nexus 7 while sitting in front of the TV. I’d do it again. 3) Savings – I covered, but for several mini tablets, at least $100 is less than even cheaper full-size options. You could use a Comixology.99 cent sale and purchase 100 comics for that price. Just tell.
Pros Of The Mini Tablet:
What about any other tablet-space players? I’ll run down each quickly and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages. RCA Viking Pro – 10′′ Screen – 32 GB My favorite cheap, inexpensive choice was RCA Viking Pro. This baby isn’t over $100 for a full-size tablet, 32 GBs, and a compact, attachable keyboard. Best of all, Android runs no problem, so you can easily access apps like Marvel Unlimited, DC Universe, and Comixology.
Now, at that price point, there must be compromises. The touch screen is slow, and graphics lack fidelity to some of the snazzier choices. I have got about 3 years out of mine before the whole thing got slow to the point of insanity. At this point, for comparable price points, you can get a far superior Samsung or competitive established brand tablet, so it’s recommended to avoid super “cheap” choices.
Amazon Kindle Fire – 10.1′′ Screen – 16GB I used a Kindle Fire 10 for better 2019 and 2020, and before performance problems made it slower than Kyle Orton on a QB bootleg option, it was my favorite tablet for reading comics. My original caveats about Marvel Unlimited (and DC Universe) are less true now that I’ve actually cracked side-loading (I’m basically a hacker), and if you’re reading the likes of Comixology (or Comixology Unlimited), Hoopla, CBR files, or anything in Amazon’s Kindle experience, the Kindle Fire is my favorite high-quality tablet to date.
Tablet & The Outsiders: Kindle
I have 8.9′′ Kindle Fire and Wonder Unlimited subscription. There’s no Kindle Fire edition of the Marvel Unlimited App. Then you have to side-load the program. Your output observations are fairly reliable. It needs lots of work. But as long as I had my Fire, I read my Marvel Unlimited comics straight from the Marvel.com website. I list EverNote links to help find the books I want to read.
The connection opens the correct Silk Browser page. When you open a comic, unlike the app, it opens to fill the entire screen, navigation works well, and the comic looks amazing. Pinch and stretch as you see fit. But because my tablet is 8.9′′, I rarely do so. I found Kindle Fire a great tablet choice, particularly if you have a library of other Amazon content (like me). ~ Nic 3) Windows Surface – Windows tablets bother me for the same reason as the original Kindle – Wonder Infinite compatibility.
Only look at how long it takes Marvel Unlimited to handle Android devices (and even then, with plenty of bugs and support requests from both Android and iOS users). You can, however, access Comixology in Windows store. Personally, this is a stay-away for me unless Microsoft is absolutely needed.
Although I’ll admit that sometimes non-comic book-related reasons people buy phones, my current smartphone is around 80 percent focused on exposure to comic books. The debate about your choice phone is somewhat close to the full-size vs. mini tablet discussion, but in this case we’re dealing more often with screens that’s just too thin. Or at least… that’s the typical case. The new iPhone gene and behemoths like the Samsung Galaxy Note are incredibly fair book readers.
If you don’t mind “it’s an infinity gauntlet in your pocket, or are you glad to see me? “Due to your enormous phones, these are solid on-the-go selections. If you’re using a smart panel-reading platform like Comixology or Marvel Unlimited, smaller phones are possible. I’ve read a lot of a comic on my Samsung Galaxy IV and even smaller iPhone 4.
Simply put, if you think you’re reading most of your digital comic book on a tablet, I’d take the phablets to heart. The scale is near enough you’re in mini tablet range with a phone’s maximum value.
Bonus Round – Phones For Reading Comics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, launched last month, is undoubtedly the best android tablet on the market. So it’s no brainer to be perfect for comics and graphic novels too. The S7 is more of a tablet and laptop combo as you can access the optional keyboard dex mode. It weights around 500 grams and is aluminum.
It also comes with a S pen, one of the lowest latencies (9 ms). The Galaxy S7 Tab features an 865+ chipset. It runs on 8 cores and 650 GPU Adreno. Although it has serious raw power inside, it comes with considerable room. Up to 512GB UFS 3.0 capacity and 8GB RAM with this tablet. The show is great for graphic novels and comics. IPS LCD has 120Hz refresh rate and color HDR10+.
Expect bright, colorful comics on your show. Owing to the 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, notches and border are not apparent. If you just want a tablet to read comics, though, the S7 may be a little pricey for you. The Galaxy Tab S7 is the best android tab period. It has a diverse utility set and is useful for many items including reading comics.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
As odd as it seems, not everyone prefers an iPad. Some people like android tabs. So if you want an Android tab to read comics, there’s no better option than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. The S5e’s greatest selling point is its portability. It’s one of the lightest tabs at 400g. You should take it everywhere you go. The Galaxy Tab S5e also has a Super AMOLED display with an immersive 16:10 widescreen ratio.
The display resolution is by far the highest for comic books. A Snapdragon 670 chipset runs Galaxy Tab S5e. It also has a fast 4GB RAM. It comes with either 64GB or 128GB base storage. You can extend micro SD cards to 512 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e has a super-long battery life just over 14 hours. It comes with an interesting free feature. With this tab, you’ll get 4 months ad-free YouTube Music and Youtube.
That’s worth $25. Like the iPad, you won’t get a headphone jack. The style is also a little priceless. Overall, comics’ best android tab. Despite having minor problems, it’s always worth the expense.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E
Before I start reviewing the best tablet for reading comics or the best Kindle for reading comics, let’s make some things clear. Tablets come in several sizes, but I stick to this review’s 10-inch edition. Although an 8-inch tab is just pleasant to manage on one side, it’s too little to experience the 2-page spreads. See the 2-page spreads I posted in X-Force #6. It won’t look fine in less than 10 inches.
A standard modern comic book is 10 and 1/8 inches by 6 and 5/8 inches (25.7 cm x 16.8 cm) on a 10-inch tab. I’m sure you won’t just need a tablet to read comics. There are many things you can do like surfing the web, watching movies, playing sports, reading novels, and more. Therefore, it is important to select a tablet that can be used as a comic book reader and can easily do other items. Now, let’s look at the best tablet choices for reading comics in 2020.
The Best Tablet For Reading Comics In 2020 (And Also Kindle)
My top tips for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for reading comics in 2020 Long battery life and free pen is a value for money.
Final Thoughts On The Best Tablet For Reading Comics
It’s entertainment with a bright, crystal-clear display that will make you love reading comics. When you’re not reading comics, enjoy the Dolby Atmos surround sound of your Netflix with dual speakers with AKG sound. If you’re still on Apple’s ecosystem, go to Apple iPad. You’ll need to spend more on a pen, of course, and get the one with bigger memory as it’s not expandable. ….