If you want a pure tablet experience, the iPad platform delivers the best overall package. That's why we picked the iPad Air 2 to top our Best Tablets feature this past holidays. However, Apple's iPad for 2017 delivers a weird combination of a more affordable price tag at the expense of a slightly thicker and heavier tablet (it's almost identical to the first-gen Air). This new iPad gets a faster A9 SoC though, so combine that with excellent battery life and you get a great all-around tablet that costs less than ever before.
The Galaxy S8 got its official unveiling yesterday and the LG G6 is looking like a real contender this year. Reviews for the LG G6 are not yet out, but we've played with a preview unit for a few weeks and its big 5.7" display and 18:9 aspect ratio are great for one-hand use. Unlike LG's previous-gen flagship, the G6 is solidly built, packs water and dust resistance, expandable storage, and the latest version of Android. So if you don't need the fastest SoC, others bells & whistles, and don't need to worry about breaking your curved display, you may want to consider the LG G6 instead.