Ever since Samsung introduced the S Pen with its lineup of Note phones, the accessory has become a favorite for those who like to handwrite their digital notes. But the S Pen is about more than just writing letters; it gives a finer point for precise selection of items on the screen, and in some instances, it can be used to access device shortcuts. Samsung makes some of the best Android tablets, and these are the Galaxy tablets that support the S pen.
The middle child
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is arguably the best Android tablet on the market. It's not over-sized like its Ultra counterpart, while still offering all of the same features you could want. And yes, there's an S Pen in the box here too, so you don't need to go and grab one after the fact.
The Galaxy Tab S8 is almost the perfect Android tablet. Like others on this list, Samsung includes an S Pen in the box, with a slightly higher latency compared to the S8 Ultra. Nevertheless, if you want a compact flagship tablet, this is the way to go.
Cheaper than cheap
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite may look a bit outdated, but it's the cheapest tablet you'll find with S Pen support. With its 8.7-inch display, it's portable enough to take with you anywhere, and thanks to the included S pen, you can turn your tablet into a digital notebook.
The king of kings
Without a doubt, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the best Android tablet on the market. It features a massive 14.6-inch display, and the included S Pen provides just 2.6ms of latency. It's really the complete flagship package.
Cream of the crop
The Galaxy Tab S7 brings excellent hardware and a fantastic software experience to fans of Android tablets. The S Pen performs wonderfully thanks to the 120Hz display, so all of your doodles flow effortlessly from the pen tip.
Thin is in
If you want a tablet with a premium build, thin design, and typical fantastic Samsung display but don't want to break the bank, then the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will fit the bill. Plus, since the S Pen is included, you'll be scribbling away in no time.
Rugged and ready
Not only does the Galaxy Tab Active Pro support the S Pen, but it comes with one and has a space to store the pen inside of the rugged enclosure. While this tablet is durable with a MIL-STD-810G rating, it also has great performance and a visible screen in all conditions.
If you need a tablet that can handle any task you need, then the Galaxy Tab S7+ is your kind of tablet. It is packed with the most powerful processor, a phenomenal display, and makes the best use of all that the S Pen offers.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 brings a big screen and big performance, thanks to the Samsung Exynos 7904A processor, at an affordable price. The 128GB of onboard storage, along with the ability to expand it with a microSD card, means that you'll never run out of room for your S Pen creations.
Budget flagship tablet
Sitting squarely in between the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE offers the excellent performance and refined design that's expected from the lineup. Its large 10,090mAh battery will give you hours and hours of S Pen productivity time.
If you need a tablet that offers solid performance, can take a beating, and still be comfortable to hold, then the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 will get the job done. Like the Galaxy Tab Active Pro, the S Pen is included and has a handy slot to keep the pen with you when you need it.
A lot left in the tank
Samsung's flagship tablet from 2019 is still a solid pick in 2021. The Galaxy Tab S6 works great as a 2-in-1 device with the included keyboard case. There's not much to miss with this productivity setup with a powerful processor, great battery life, and a fantastic display.
Putting S Pen to screen
While it makes a lot of great tablets, only the best Samsung tablets support the popular S Pen. Samsung has perfected its stylus technology over the years, and using it on the large screen of a tablet makes perfect sense — and the Galaxy Tab S7 is the best of the bunch.
The Galaxy Tab S7 combines a fantastic design and the performance and software to make excellent use of the S Pen's features. From creating your next artistic masterpiece to jotting down a list of to-dos for the next day, the Galaxy Tab S7 does the job wonderfully. You will want to be sure to pick up a great case for your tablet to keep your investment safe.
However, if you need a tablet that can do the basics well, with S Pen support, of course, and not go over budget, then you'll do great with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. You'll get commendable performance for your daily tasks in a manageable size.