Tablets enable seniors to use communication applications such as email, messaging, and video chat, and play media anywhere without a full-size computer. Our ranking of the best tablets for seniors can help you choose a device that is easy to use and reliable.

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How We Reviewed

The top-ranked tablets for seniors provide all of the features these users need for a relatively affordable price. We review 10 tablets from six different brands and focus on ease of use and functionality right out of the box.

Top 10 Brands/Models


Seniors seeking an affordable tablet on which to enjoy streaming media and stay in touch should consider the Amazon Fire HD 10. This tablet has a 10.1-inches display with full high-definition and IPS technology that widens viewing angles and enhances brightness while reducing glare. A quad-core processor enables this device to run basic applications. The Fire HD 10 is available in 32 GB and 64 GB storage sizes.

Pros

  • Affordable tablet perfect for streaming media
  • VGA front camera, internal microphone and internal speakers for video calls

Cons

  • Low-resolution cameras

Where To Buy

Fire HD tablets are exclusively sold on Amazon.

Warranty

The Fire HD 10 comes with a one-year limited warranty.


The Galaxy Tab A is an affordable, easy-to-use Android tablet. The bright and clear WUXGA display on this tablet is perfect for watching videos or browsing the internet.

Pros

  • 2-megapixel front camera with built-in microphone    and speakers
  • 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with flash, optical zoom and 1080p HD video
  • Lengthy battery life

Cons

  • Some users experience freezing and glitching

Where To Buy

You may find the best deals on a Galaxy Tab A from electronics retailers.

Warranty

All Samsung tablets come with a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

An affordable Android tablet can be a good solution for seniors. The ZenPad 10 has a high-definition WXGA display with ASUS TruVivid and IPS technology. Choose from 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of internal storage and make use of 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for one year.

Pros

  • 5-megapixel rear camera    and 2-megapixel front   camera with internal microphone and speakers
  • 11 hours of use on a full charge

Cons

  • Some models lose ability to charge in sleep mode

Where To Buy

Purchase this ASUS tablet from a wide array of online electronics retailers.

Warranty

ASUS tablets purchased in North America are covered by a one-year limited warranty.


Seniors who want the best of both worlds when it comes to mobile devices may want to take a look at the Lenovo Yoga Book. This convertible tablet and laptop is available with either the Android or Windows 10 operating system. The Yoga Book comes with a keyboard and pen stylus. Draw or write on the Create Pad with electromagnetic resonance or with real ink on a notepad and this device will digitize your notes.

Pros

  • 2-megapixel webcam with integrated microphone and speakers
  • 12 hours of use on a full charge
  • Stylus pen never needs to be charged

Cons

  • System slows when running more than one program

Where To Buy

Compare Yoga Book prices on Amazon, in electronics stores or at other online vendors.

Warranty

The Yoga Book has a one-year limited manufacturer's warranty.


The iPad is one of the most popular tablets for seniors and users of any age. Seniors may appreciate the bright LED-backlit Retina display with IPS and multi-touch technology. Choose from a 32 GB or 128 GB model with Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity.

Pros

  • 1.2-megapixel front camera,  8-megapixel rear camera capable of recording video     in 1080p
  • 10 hours of battery life on a full charge

Cons

  • More expensive than comparable tablets

Where To Buy

Order an iPad directly from the manufacturer, from an electronics retailer or an online marketplace.

Warranty

The Apple Limited Warranty provides protection for one year. Purchase Apple Care+ to extend the warranty to three years.


A balance of features makes this new Surface model a great tablet for seniors. This 10-inch tablet runs Windows 10 in S mode and provides up to nine hours of battery life on a full charge. Purchase a type cover to add keyboard functionality to this tablet.

Pros

  • Cortana voice assistance     and Windows Hello sign-in
  • 8-megapixel rear camera    and 5-megapixel front   camera
  • Microsoft software and security features

Cons

  • A one-year warranty only covers parts

Where To Buy

Order a Surface Go directly from Microsoft, major electronics retailers or online marketplaces.

Warranty

The Microsoft Surface Go has a one-year warranty for parts.


This previous-generation Samsung tablet features a vibrant Super AMOLED display and fingerprint scanner to unlock the device, sign into websites or authorize digital payments. This model is available with 32 GB of built-in storage.

Pros

  • 8-megapixel rear camera   with 4X optical zoom and    HD video, 2.1-megapixel   front camera
  • Bright AMOLED display
  • Long battery life

Cons

  • Does not come with stylus  pen

Where To Buy

Purchase Samsung tablets directly from the manufacturer, electronics stores or online marketplaces.

Warranty

Samsung provides a one-year warranty on tablets.

The smaller 7.9-inches Retina display may make the iPad mini 4 less appealing to some seniors, but this screen has a high-definition resolution and an antireflective coating. This tablet comes with 128 GB of storage space.

Pros

  • Bright Retina display
  • 8-megapixel rear camera    and 1.2-megapixel HD FaceTime front camera
  • Touch ID supports login without password or passcode

Cons

  • Smaller display than other models in ranking

Where To Buy

Purchase an iPad mini 4 directly from Apple, authorized electronics retailers or online marketplaces.

Warranty

iPads come with a one-year limited warranty. Purchase an extended three-year Apple Care+ warranty for an additional cost.


Seniors interested in drawing or writing with a digital pen and having the option to connect a keyboard to a tablet should also consider the newer Galaxy Tab S3. This model features an AMOLED display and quad speakers.

Pros

  • Comes with redesigned S   pen that never needs to charge
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and 8X optical zoom, 5-megapixel front camera
  • Up to 12 hours of use on a   full charge

Cons

  • More expensive than other Android tablet models

Where To Buy

Purchase the Galaxy Tab S3 directly from Samsung, electronics retailers or online vendors.

Warranty

Samsung tablets come with a limited one-year warranty.


The Lenovo Tab 10 is a 10.1-inches Android tablet with a bright IPS display that comes with 16 GB of storage space.

Pros

  • 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera, 2-megapixel fixed-focus front camera
  • Brilliant 10.1-inches HD display
  • 10-hour battery life

Cons

  • No warranty in purchase   price

Where To Buy

Purchase the Lenovo Tab 10 directly from the manufacturer, an electronics store or an online marketplace.

Warranty

Some sellers provide a 30-day return window. Warranties must be purchased from Lenovo.

The Verdict

Whether a senior want to access the internet, play media or make video calls, one of the models in our ranking of the best tablets for seniors is sure to satisfy his or her needs.

Last update on 2021-07-24 at 13:43 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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