We round-up the best tablets on the market in 2016, whether you want a compact tablet on a budget or a premium model with all the bells and whistles...

Whether you're after a cheap tablet or something a little more premium, we've done the necessary tablet reviews to help you make the right buying decision. Apple and Samsung may steal most of the headlines but do the iPad and Galaxy tablets justify the hype? 

There are still some Windows tablets worth checking out, plus of course plenty of super-cheap budget tablets that cover the basics and do them well. 

We've split our choices by size - the best big screen tablet, best 10in tablet and the best 7in tablet (or thereabouts) - and given you a few others worth considering.

Click through to read the full reviews on each products, see pictures, tech specs and see the best prices we've found.

Best big-screen tablet
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Tested at £679 / Best price £639 at Tesco  

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A sharp screen and fine audio performance make the Pro a superb proposition for big-screen lovers. In this case, bigger (12.9in) is definitely better.

MORE: Apple iPad Pro review

Best premium tablet
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Tested at £740 / Best price £700 at Tesco 

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Apple owns the premium tablet market and the Pro 9.7 only cements its position with a great all-round performance.

Yes, it's a little pricier than the iPad Air 2 but video performance is a serious step up, as is the sound qualtiy through the four-way speaker system. Add the unrivalled user experience,  and gorgeous design and you've got a tablet in a league of its own.

MORE: iPad Pro (9.7in) review

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Best compact tablet
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Tested at £319 / Best price £310 at Laptops Direct

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It's a one-two for Apple, earning our recommendation, no matter what size tablet you want. The fourth generation of Apple’s smallest tablet is arguably it’s best yet, with more tricks up its sleeve than ever.

A superb screen, great user experience, punchy audio and the best app selection going make the iPad mini 4 the best small-screen tablet right now.

MORE: iPad mini 4 review

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Best budget tablet
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Tested at £50 / Best price £50 at Amazon

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The Fire tablet has been designed to cover the basics. It provides you with a perfectly usable screen and access to Amazon's ecosystem of video content and apps. It's not going to compete with the iPads out there, but for £50, we don't expect it to. 

If you're looking for an affordable tablet you can just throw in a bag and carry around with you, the Fire should be on your shortlist.

MORE: Amazon Fire tablet review

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Best Android tablet
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Tested at £500/ Best price 

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With an excellent screen, superb sound quality and some excellently thought out features and inclusions, the Z4 Tablet is a great 10in option for Android fans and, at last, a real competitor for the iPad.

MORE: Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review

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