Originally Posted by MahaloCat
Mine has been Rock Steady.....Getting a bit tired now but still does its thing!
Same here. My a500 has been a great value. If it quits tomorrow, I've already gotten my money's worth.
These devices are a consumable product. When either the battery or storage fails, the product has more than likely merely worn out. Depending on the level of care and use, some will wear out faster than others.
None of the top ten brands appears to be notably better than any other. If you compare relative to market share for various devices of the same class, failure rates appear to be roughly equivalent across the board.
Regardless of the brand, most Android tablets are made from a small selection of components supplied by only a handful of manufacturers and arranged in only slightly different configurations. The value differences in brand appear to depend mostly on which packaging of features one wants.