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Latest 5G Ready tablets on Three, including Apple iPad and Android tablets.
While there aren’t as many 5G tablets as there are 5G phones, there’s still a fairly wide selection, and the best of them are available on Three.
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra||April 2022|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus||April 2022|
|iPad Air 2022||March 2022|
|iPad Mini 2021||September 2021|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE||June 2021|
|iPad Pro 2021||May 2021|
Three offers 5G at no extra cost. It comes as standard on the network’s plans, so the only thing you need to worry about is making sure you buy a tablet that supports 5G.
Aside from everything else, 5G is of course far faster than 4G. That means you can download and upload things faster, and stream content in higher quality. It also offers lower latency, which can help make online games feel silky smooth.
So whether you want to stream Netflix in the highest quality without buffering, download 4K films and big games, or play competitively online, 5G is a serious upgrade on 4G, and makes all of that – and more – far more viable.
There’s plenty more to 5G though, so for a deeper look into the benefits, check out our what is 5G guide.
There are a lot of advantages to being on Three. For one thing, 5G comes as standard, so you won’t pay any extra for it. But beyond 5G, the network also stands out through offering competitively priced plans – including some with unlimited data.
At the time of writing, the cheapest 5G tablet that you can get on Three is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE. This is a mid-range tablet with a big 12.4-inch screen.
At the time of writing, Three offers partial 5G coverage in over 300 locations, including (but not limited to):
Aberdeen, Abingdon-on-Thames, Aldershot, Balloch, Barrow-in-Furness, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Borehamwood, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Brookmans Park, Cannock, Cardiff / Caerdydd, Carlisle, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Clayton-le-Woods, Colchester, Coventry, Crawley, Cullingworth, Derby, Doncaster, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gorebridge, Grimsby, Guildford, Heanor, Hedge End, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Inchinnan, Ipswich, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Leyland, Liverpool, London, Lower Stondon, Luton, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Motherwell, Neston, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newquay, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Redcar, Royston, Sheffield, Shelly Green, Slough, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sunderland, Swadlincote, Swansea / Abertawe, Swindon, Westhoughton, Wickford, Wigan, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester and York.
Coverage is improving all the time on Three too, so if you don’t have 5G where you are currently, there’s a good chance that you will soon. You can see Three’s 5G coverage here.
The first thing to consider is what you actually want from your tablet – other than 5G, and that starts with where and how you plan to use it.
Presumably, if you’re after 5G then you plan to take it out of your home. In which case a small or light tablet could be beneficial, so you can easily carry it around. But then again, a bigger screen can be better for enjoying content on.
Things like battery life and power are important considerations too, and you should weigh all that up against the price you want to pay.
As for the actual plan, the main thing to decide is how much data you want. If you plan to use 5G heavily then a high data allowance or even unlimited data would be a good idea, but if you expect to mostly make use of Wi-Fi then you might get by with a lower allowance.