Chart updated on March 3, 2014.
When I look at the variety of tablets on the market today, it is hard to believe that the tablet category did not even exist before the first iPad was released by Apple in April 2010. I created the Tablet Screen Resolution chart to help me keep track of the tablets and show the relationship between PPI, screen size and display area. This Tablet Screen Size Comparison shows the relative sizes of the 8 most common tablet displays on the market today. Using this chart along with the Tablet Screen Resolution chart will help you compare tablet displays to find the size and resolution that is best for you.
If you have found the screen resolution chart, you know that the 7 and 10 inch Android tablets all share nearly the same screen dimensions. The 8 inch Android tablet category is hard because manufacturers create an 8 inch Android tablet by reducing the PPI of a standard Android tablet. As a result, the dimensions of the 8 inch Android tablet have more variety. I chose the LG G Pad 8.3 because it seemed to fall in the middle of the various 8 inch dimensions. The screen size of the Apple tablets does not vary much even when you go from the original models to the high resolution, “retina,” models.
If you leave a comment or send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you this comparison in PDF format. It is set up so that the screen sizes will be reproduced at nearly 100% when you print it.
Are you here doing research on a specific tablet? Leave a comment and let me know what tablets you are considering.