Best Tablet for Gaming?

Written by: Emma Morris


Best Tablet for Gaming?If you've landed on this page, you're more than likely looking for the best gaming tablet currently available on the market.

How to find the best one? Take a closer look at their battery life, display and performance.

Keep reading to discover more. At, we're providing comprehensive guidance on the top tablets for gamers, saving you both time and money.

Afterwards, why not also explore our collection of refurbished iPads and refurbished Samsung devices? A great gaming experience is just a few clicks away. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Are you looking for a top-tier device with high graphic performance? Consider the iPad Pro 2022 refurbished.

  • More of an Android enthusiast? The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ might be for you.

  • Do you prefer a happy medium with great specs at a more affordable price? The refurbished Apple iPad Air 2022 is ready and waiting.

  • Are you in search of a budget tablet for a portable gaming experience? The iPad Mini 2021 refurbished could be just what you need.

The Best All Around Gaming Tablet

The Apple iPad Pro 2022 Refurbished

Those looking for the best gaming tablet currently on the market should look no further than the iPad Pro 2022 refurbished.

This device features a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR Mini-LED LCD display, operating at a frame rate of 120Hz. Together, these provide bright visuals in all lighting conditions with overall smooth transitions - perfect for high-demanding games with top-quality graphics.

It's also powered by the latest M2 chip, designed to perform excellently with GPU-intensive tasks, significantly more so than its previous model, the refurbished iPad Pro 2021. 

In simple terms, these specs mean the device is perfect for games showcasing heavy graphics. Read more about the benchmark of the M2 chip here.

Plus, you also benefit from an outstanding four-speaker system, designed to fill the room with crisp, clear audio, ensuring a completely immersive gaming experience.

The Best Android Gaming Tablet

The Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+

Now, for those seeking the latest and most fashionable Android tablet, the best choice is undoubtedly the newest Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 or Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. 

However, if you're looking to get great specs and save money along the way, consider its Tab S8+ cousin.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ refurbished features a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Thanks to these specs, you can expect the display to offer accurate imagery just as the game developers intended.

Plus, you can practically turn this device into a gaming laptop with the support of Samsung DeX, which transforms the tablet into a PC-like interface, allowing for better navigation using a keyboard and mouse when playing your Android games.

The Best Mid Range Gaming Tablet

The Refurbished iPad Air 2022

The refurbished iPad Air 2022 is ideal for those seeking a happy medium.

With this model, you don't quite achieve the 120Hz refresh rates found in the premium tablets mentioned above, meaning you might notice a slight difference when engaging in high-demanding games for extended periods.

However, what you do get is outstanding, especially considering it's around  £200 cheaper  than the iPad Pro variant.

It comes with 8GB of RAM and the same M1 chip found in the previous iPad Pro generations. These features combined ensure you can entertain yourself for hours on end without the tablet even warming your hands.

The iPad Air 2022 also fits perfectly in the middle size-wise, slightly smaller than the iPad Pro but larger than the iPad Mini, making it great for those wanting a more portable tablet without too much sacrificing screen size.

The Best Portable Tablet for Mobile Gaming

The iPad Mini 2021 Refurbished

Truth be told, this tablet isn't going to be the best for extended gaming sessions with high-demanding games. However, if you enjoy the occasional game downloaded from the Apple Arcade, the iPad Mini 2021 refurbished could be your next tablet.

The iPad Mini 2021 measures 7.69 x 5.3 x 0.25 inches, making it the best option for kids or for anyone wanting to play games without carrying around the hefty size of an iPad Pro. Read more about its specs here.

You also get the same landscape stereo speakers found in the iPad Air 2022. Plus, it boasts the same battery life that lasts up to 10 hours when surfing the web, which is more than enough for casual gaming.

The best part? You receive all this at a significantly lower price than some Apple, Samsung, and Pixel tablet, meaning you're not paying for specs you won't end up using.

Method to Finding the Best Tablet for Gaming

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At the heart of the situation, the best tablet for you largely depends on the types of games you enjoy using.

If you're someone who just likes the occasional app from the Google Play Store, then you could probably get away with a lower-cost tablet than someone who enjoys high-graphic RPG games.

Here are a few things to look out for if you're someone looking for the best of the best.


Those seeking tablets for intense tasks should aim for a device with high CPU and GPU performance to ensure smooth operation without overheating. 

It's also best to look for a tablet with at least 8 GB of RAM to guarantee responsiveness and fast frame rates.


As you've probably noticed from above, you won't often find this amount of RAM in a low-end tablet, so keep an eye out before purchasing.

Durable Display

The best gaming tablets come with an AMOLED (for Android tablets) or an OLED display (for Apple devices). 

Either option will ensure crisp, clear visuals in various lighting conditions, perfect for when you're on the go, moving from room to room. 

It's also advisable to opt for a gaming tablet with at least a 120Hz refresh rate, rather than the standard 60Hz, if you want smooth transitions for hours on end. 

This might not matter much for low-intensity playthroughs, but for those high-demanding games, it's a necessity.

Adequate Battery Life

Whether it's an Android gaming tablet or an Apple iPad, how long the device lasts largely depends on your own activities throughout the day. 

However, it's still best to start strong. 

Try finding a tablet with at least 10 hours of battery life for regular usage - a feature found in all the tablets mentioned above.

Buying a Refurbished Tablet from

At UR, each of our refurbished tablets undergoes a comprehensive 90-point phone check to ensure the device works like new before it arrives at your door.

Plus, apart from receiving the device at a significantly lower price than a brand-new product, you also receive these additional benefits:

  • 12 Months of FREE Insurance:  As an industry first, your device will be covered by 12 months of FREE insurance, protecting you and your device for months to come.

  • FREE Delivery:  Your gadget will also arrive at your door free of charge.

Final Thoughts on the Best Tablet for Gaming

From the iPad Pro 2022 to the iPad Mini 2021, you've now learned about some of the best tablets for gaming.

Plus, if you're looking to sell your device, why not also take a peek at our website? Here, you can get money for your old device in just a matter of days.

Make the smart choice today!

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Emma Morris

Emma crafts insightful and informative articles about refurbished phones for Her expertise guides readers in making the smartest choices for their tech needs.