Quadcore devices are becoming obsolete with the appearance and domineering presence plus power of devices powered by octacore processors. Usually, an octacore device consists of 4 powerful cores and 4 less powerful ones. However, others have eight similar cores running under their hoods.
Specifically, we’ve listed the top 5 coolest tablets we know that have 8-core CPU’s. Fortunate for Android users, all octacore tablets are run by our friendly green bot know as Android.
Top 5: Cube Talk 9X
Beginning at no. 5, we have the Cube Talk 9X.You might be interested to know that this slate is a clone for iPad Air. It is powered by MediaTek MTK8392 chipset with 8 ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. It also features gigantic 9.7 inch IPS screen with 1536x 2028 pixels resolution, 2GB RAM and Android 4.4 Kitkat. It goes by 2 variants: one with 16GB native storage and the other is a 32GB slate. Juicer is a huge 10000 mAh battery.
You can buy Cube Talk 9X at a price of $170 for the 16GB variant.
Top 4: Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
For the time being, Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is the first and only tablet powered by the latest Snapdragon 810 chipset. We can remember the sensational chipset as the power behind the huge names for flagships such as the HTC One M9. Now what we have for Xperia Z4 Tablet are 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and 4 power-packed ARM Cortex-A57 cores aat 2.0GHz. This efficient slate also runs with the latest Android Lollipop with performance further enhanced by a whooping 3GB RAM, making it a power-packed house. (Not to mention that it’s dust and water resistant since it’s IP68 certified.)
Lifting its productivity to another level, the maker also offers an Xperia Z4 Tablet compatible keyboard dock. Available in the USA and Europe, it comes at a starting price of €559 with its Wi-Fi variant.
Top 3: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Starting at top 3, the rest of our list is already dominated by Samsung devices. Galaxy Tab S 10.5 comes with Exynos 5 Octa which is Samsung’s very own chipset. It has 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 8MP rear-facing camera and 2.1MP sensor up front.
Since Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has several variants, price starts at $479 with you having a Wi-Fi, 16GB model available at Amazon.
Top 2: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
For a mid-sized Android tablet, Tab S 8.4 oozes with so much strength. It can come either with: 1) four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7 and four 1.9GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors; or 2) eight of the same processor variant. These processors are enclosed in Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Besides those CPU’s it is also run by Android Kitkat or Android Lollipop in case of its Wi-Fi variants.
With its Wi-Fi, 16GB variant, price starts at barely $400.
Top 1: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Yup, this may be a predecessor but that’s the point. Note 10.1 holds its position as the very first tablet device to have an octacore chipset. Currently it is run by four ARM Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.9GHz and four lesser cores of ARM Cortex-A7 clocked at 1.3GHz. With 3GB of RAM it runs with fluidity and smooth performance. However, since we’re talking about an old 2013-2014 model here, Note 10.1 came with Android 4.3 and has been updated for Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Note 10.1 Wi-Fi variant with 16GB internal memory is priced by Amazon at $494.99 only.