5 Best Tablets for Genshin Impact in 2021 – Expert Guide

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Best tablet for Genshin Impact

If you have read any of my previous posts you know that I am not that much into games. Not that I wouldn’t try playing them, I guess it is just not my thing. But Genshin Impact is a rare exception.

I first tried it on my PC, and I was completely drawn in after a couple of hours. However, the problem is that after 8 hours of office work I am not comfortable spending any more time sitting behind the desk just to play a game. I needed something else.

A gaming console was out of the question, as I didn’t want to spend a couple of hundred bucks on a device that can be used solely for playing games. A phone would be an option as I can lay comfortably on my sofa, but I prefer larger screens. So tablet was definitely a way to go for me, and I can use it for other stuff as well. I decided to turn the internet upside down and find the best tablet for Genshin Impact that would offer the most value for the money.

To give you a quick answer, I finally decided on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. According to the official game requirements, this tablet more than surpasses recommended requirements. This means it will be able to run the game easily at maximum graphical settings without any lagging. And it is still quite affordable compared to some gaming PCs, laptops, or high-end phones. You will also find my top 5 considerations in the article if you feel like the recommended product is not for you.

Why do I like Genshin Impact more than any other game?

Genshin Impact is an amazing action role-playing game that features a fantastical open world, a wide array of diverse playable characters, and a deep RPG system. Those of you who are familiar with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will quickly notice similarities like the art style, stamina-based climb-anything mechanics, and the gliding. The open-world is so vast and packed with all kinds of creatures and quests that it is an absolute blast to play even after 100 hours. To put it shortly, it is impossible to get bored 🙂.

The game can currently be played on Android, iOS, PC, and PS4. Except for PS4, all other platforms support cross-saves. So keep in mind that if you play the game on PS4 you won’t be able to access your saved games on the phone, PC, or tablet and vice versa.

NOTE: Below you can find a comparison table and a detailed description of the best tablets for Genshin Impact.

2020 Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4’’ (2000x1200) TFT Display Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, 3GB RAM, Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos Audio, Android 10 OS w/Tigology Accessories (32GB, Gray)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum with Black Type Cover
2020 Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Sky Blue (4th Generation)
Tab S7 Silver 128GB with Keyboard Cover
2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Space Gray
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Display
10.4-inch 2000 x 1200 Resolution
12.3 inch Resolution ‎2736 x 1824
10.9‑inch Liquid Retina display
11 inch 2560 x 1600 Resolution
11 inch Liquid Retina with 2388 x 1668 Resolution
CPU
Octa-Core Snapdragon 662 2.0 GHz
Intel Core i5
A14 Bionic chip
Octa-core Snapdragon 865 3.09 GHz
Octa-core Apple M1
RAM
3 GB
8 GB
4 GB
6 GB or 8 GB
8 GB or 16 GB
2,315 Reviews
3,077 Reviews
18,167 Reviews
9,123 Reviews
2,199 Reviews
$269.00
$899.00
$639.00
$607.84
$749.00
Best Affordable
2020 Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4’’ (2000x1200) TFT Display Wi-Fi Tablet Bundle, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, 3GB RAM, Bluetooth, Dolby Atmos Audio, Android 10 OS w/Tigology Accessories (32GB, Gray)
Display
10.4-inch 2000 x 1200 Resolution
CPU
Octa-Core Snapdragon 662 2.0 GHz
RAM
3 GB
2,315 Reviews
$269.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) – Platinum with Black Type Cover
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Display
12.3 inch Resolution ‎2736 x 1824
CPU
Intel Core i5
RAM
8 GB
3,077 Reviews
$899.00
2020 Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Sky Blue (4th Generation)
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Display
10.9‑inch Liquid Retina display
CPU
A14 Bionic chip
RAM
4 GB
18,167 Reviews
$639.00
Best Overall
Tab S7 Silver 128GB with Keyboard Cover
Display
11 inch 2560 x 1600 Resolution
CPU
Octa-core Snapdragon 865 3.09 GHz
RAM
6 GB or 8 GB
9,123 Reviews
$607.84
2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) - Space Gray
Display
11 inch Liquid Retina with 2388 x 1668 Resolution
CPU
Octa-core Apple M1
RAM
8 GB or 16 GB
2,199 Reviews
$749.00

Last update on 2021-12-21


OVERALL RATING

I evaluated the tablets based on several factors such as hardware, battery life, display resolution and size, and even customer reports and feedbacks about some potential problems with a particular tablet. I combined all features into a single score number which was a basis for my buying decision.

I taught it would be an interesting thing to include in this post as it may help make you a decision as well.


Genshin Impact Tablet System Requirements

Essentially, Android system requirements are valid for both phones and tablets. Below you will find the minimum and recommended system requirements for Android tablets.

ANDROID

MINIMUM

  • Compatibility requirements – Arm v8a 64 bit
  • Memory – 3GB RAM
  • OS – Android 7.0 and above
  • Storage – 8GB space
  • CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kirin 810, and better
  • Memory – 4GB RAM
  • OS – Android 8.1 and above
  • Storage – 8GB space

APPLE IPAD

With Apple devices, it is even much simpler as developers published a list of compatible devices.

  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad mini (5th Generation)
  • iPad Pro (2nd Generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (2nd Generation) 10.5 inches
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation) 11 inches
  • iPad Pro (3rd Generation) 12.9 inches
  • iPad Pro (4th Generation) 11 inches
  • iPad Pro (4th Generation) 12.9 inches

Some less powerful iPads will still be able to run the game, but the gaming experience may not be as smooth as with officially supported devices. Please note that your device will require iOS 9.0 or later.


Which are the best tablets for Genshin Impact?

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 - Best affordable tablet for Genshin Impact

At first, I was strongly leaning toward buying this tablet, mainly due to its extremely affordable price. And if I would be limited on my budget this would definitely be my final choice. The level of performance and quality you get for the price is just mind-boggling.

Galaxy Tab A7 is a really nice tablet that is very easy to set up. It is more aimed toward entertainment use rather than work. But if this is your primary reason why you would like to buy a new tablet this one will work for you perfectly. The size of the display is OK and so is the resolution.

This tablet will have no problem running Candy Crush and similar games. But Genshin Impact is one of the most demanding games for tablets. And truth be told, this tablet won't be able to run the game at the highest graphics settings 100% smoothly. This is to be expected as this is a very affordable budget tablet powered by Snapdragon 662 which is less than recommended 845.

Nevertheless, if you lower the graphics settings you should still get a nice game experience. And if you don't mind some lagging then higher graphics settings are still an option. But if you want to crank up the graphics to the max and have it run really smoothly you should check other tablets on this list.

To make your decision easier check the video below and see how the game runs on this tablet. The sound in the video has some noise due to the volume being turned to the max. This will not happen if you use earphones or lower the volume of the speakers on the tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
2,315 Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
  • 10.4" TFT display with (2000 x 1200) Resolution, Stream and browse on a ultra-widescreen display designed to bring your content to life without weighing you do, Qualcomm Adreno 610 Graphics
  • 3GB RAM, MicroSD card slot to allow you easily expand your tablet's memory up to 1TB, 64GB SSD Storage, Color: Gray
  • Powered by Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, Enhanced quad speaker system fills your room with Dolby Atmos surround sound, putting you in the center of the action during your favorite music, movies and shows
  • 7,040mAh Enhanced battery includes a fast-charging USB-C port that quickly gets you back to 100 percent, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm Audio, 1 x USB Type-C, Take photos and videos with the 5MP rear camera and the 8MP front-facing camera

Last update on 2021-12-21


Microsoft Surface Pro 7

This tablet is different from others on this list as it is more of a hybrid between a tablet and a laptop. It even comes with a Windows 10 preinstalled.

It has a 10th generation Intel i5 and it will run Genshin Impact smooth as butter even at max graphics settings. But be aware the playing Genshin Impact on this is more like playing it on a laptop. You do install the version for Windows on it so no on-screen controls. You will be playing Genshin Impact with a keyboard and a mouse or a controller.

If you really want portability and on-screen controls this may not be the best option.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7
3,077 Reviews
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
  • Next-gen, best-in-class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally
  • Faster than surface pro 6, with a 10th gen intel core processor – redefining what’s possible in a thin and light computer.
  • More ways to connect, with both USB-c and USB-a ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging. Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Standout design that won’t weigh you down — ultra-slim and light surface pro 7 starts at just 1.70 pounds
  • All day battery life up to 10.5 hours, Plus the ability to go from empty to full faster — about 80 percent in just over an hour

Last update on 2021-12-02


Apple iPad Air

Now we are getting more into high-performance tablets that you will have no problem using for Genshin Impact, entertainment, or any work-related activities.

As you would expect from any Apple device, also here the design of the tablet does not disappoint and the build quality is excellent. A14 Bionic chipset paired with 4 GB of RAM and highly integrated iOS make the user experience very responsive. You will be able to play Genshin Impact at the highest graphic settings at a very high frame rate.

Additionally using this device with the Pencil feels very intuitive and flawless which is perfect for taking handwritten notes or drawing. If you like Apple as a brand or just want an amazingly fast tablet you will not be disappointed with this one.

Apple iPad Air
18,167 Reviews
Apple iPad Air
  • Stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color
  • A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • 12MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD front camera
  • Available in Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green, and Sky Blue

Last update on 2021-12-21


Don't get confused by the image, this is not a laptop. This bundle includes a Bluetooth keyboard case which I absolutely love. This is the tablet that I finally decided to buy and I am extremely happy with my decision. It is perfect for entertainment as well as serious work and is in my opinion the best tablet for Genshin Impact.

The screen is absolutely beautiful and a joy to work with. It is just the right size for me. Those of you who may want a larger screen should consider the S7 Plus. The hardware specs will tell you this tablet is overkill for Genshin Impact, but it just runs so smooth that it is totally worth it.

I also mentioned that I sometimes use this tablet for work too. In combination with a Bluetooth keyboard, it can basically turn into a small but very capable laptop. On the good side, it is still small and thin enough that it is much more portable than a classic laptop. If you have the budget I absolutely recommend this tablet.

To make your decision easier check the video below and see how the game runs on this tablet.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9,123 Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
  • PC PERFORMANCE. TABLET PORTABILITY: Transform your tablet into a PC experience with DeX mode and the optional keyboard(1) with expanded trackpad. *(1)Sold separately.
  • REDESIGNED S PEN INCLUDED: With improved 9ms pen latency, the redesigned S Pen can control presentations, take notes and mark up papers effortlessly.
  • SIMPLE SETUP: Start typing in a flash thanks to intuitive pogo pin connectors that simplify installation of the Galaxy Tab S7+ Book Cover Keyboard. Customize the exact angle of the screen by positioning the magnetized back cover, now designed with a free angle hinge.
  • GREATER FOR ON-THE-GO: The sleek, lightweight design of the Galaxy Tab S7+ Book Cover Keyboard enhances the device’s portability without sacrificing its protection. Grab your covered tablet on the way out the door and feel confident that both the screen and back of the tablet will be protected. The cover also secures the S Pen, which attaches magnetically to the back of the tablet and charges when docked.

Last update on 2021-12-21


Apple iPad Pro

Apple iPad Pro is another great high-end and high-performance tablet that is more than capable of running Genshin Impact. You can buy one with 8 or 16 GB of RAM, depending on how much internal storage you need. You will likely not notice the difference in performance though unless you run some performance benchmark tests.

You can get one with an 11 or 12.9-inch display, depending on your preferences. It is the lightest and the fastest iPad Pro yet. The battery life is also excellent and comes with a 20 W fast charger. Overall, one of the best tablets for Genshin Impact, entertainment, and work in general.

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Apple iPad PRO 11
2,199 Reviews
Apple iPad PRO 11
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
  • TrueDepth camera system featuring Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
  • 12MP Wide camera, 10MP Ultra Wide camera, and LiDAR Scanner for immersive AR
  • Stay connected with ultrafast Wi-Fi

Last update on 2021-12-21


Best Tablet for Genshin Impact – Final thoughts

Choosing the best tablet for Genshin Impact is not simple as there are many options on the market to choose from. Firstly you should thing about how much you are willing to spend a check for tablets that meet system requirements. A good rule of thumb is to aim for at least recommended requirements or even higher to make sure your game will run smoothly. Even if new versions come out or some updates.

If you stay within my list of recommended tablets for Genshin Impact I am sure you will be more than satisfied. Wish you happy gaming 😃.

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