Top 10 Tablets under Rs. 10,000 in India
The peak days of tablet popularity might have faded, people now prefer phablets but there isn’t really a huge customer base for tablets right now. But they haven’t lost all the appeal yet, because still a lot of people opt for a tablet instead of a phablet because these large screen gadgets have a different potential and skill set which the phablets can’t provide. Larger battery, better resolution, bigger screen, ability to make class and office activities easier, reducing load on a backpack – there’s a whole lot of functions a tablet can do, these vary among individuals. Whatever may be your purpose, if you are looking forward to buying a new tablet in 2016 around 10,000 rupees budget range, you might want to take a look at the models below.
- Nexus 7 2012
Price: Rs. 9,499
The first Nexus 7 tablet was Google’s surprise for the Android enthusiasts. Of course that tablet variant wasn’t truly an all-rounder, because back then the Nexus devices were meant to be inexpensive and capable of running the purest of Android versions. However, the Nexus 7 2012 was the cheapest 7 inch tablet back then with a NvidiaTegra 3 CPU, ULP GeForce GPU and 7 inch display with 800×1280 pixels resolution. This 2012 tablet is now available in India for under 10k rupees. Price: Rs. 9,499.
- Lenovo Tab S8
Price: Rs. 8,999
For a lower price tag, the Lenovo Tab S8 actually offers a whole lot of stuff to rejoice about. The Lenovo Tab S8 is an 8 inch tab instead of the regular 7 inch ones available in the market. However, the display is 16:9 aspect ratio instead of 4:3, which makes the experience slightly different. It’s based on an Intel Atom quad core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. The cameras are 8MP rear and 1.6MP front. Display in the Tab S8 is IPS LCD technology based and has a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. Price: Rs. 8,999.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V
Price: Rs. 9,249
Samsung is well known for manufacturing tablets, and even when many of the smartphone manufacturers are coming away from their tablet production lineup, Samsung still keeps their Galaxy Tab range active. However, the Galaxy Tab 3V is the only available tablet under 10,000 rupees from Samsung. It comes with 1.3GHz quad core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB Rom and microSD card supporting up to 32GB of memory expansion. The display is 7 inches with 600×1024 pixels resolution, and the tab runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Price: Rs. 9,249.
- Dell Venue 7 3741
Price: Rs. 9,499
The Dell Venue 3741 tablet is a 7 inch tablet that’s based on Intel Atom Z2560 CPU and 2GB of RAM for fluid multitasking. GPU on this tablet is a PowerVR SGX544MP2 unit, pretty good for gaming but not very high end. The internal storage space is 16GB and microSD card takes up to 32GB external memory cards. The rear camera is 3.15MP and secondary front camera is VGA. Resolution on the 7 inch IPS LCD panel is 800×1280 pixels. Price: Rs. 9,499.
- Xolo Play Tab 7.0
Price: Rs. 7,000
Xolo Play Tab 7.0 is based on NvidiaTegra 3 CPU. Back in 2013 the Xolo Play Tab 7.0 was released with a view of defeating the Nexus 7 2013 in the market. This tablet comes with a 7 inch IPS LCD capacitive display panel with up to 5 fingers multi touch. The resolution is 1280×800 pixels. RAM on the Xolo Play Tab 7.0 is 1GB with 8GB ROM, and microSD card takes cards up to 32Gb. This tablet comes with a 4,000 mAh battery. Price: Rs. 7,000.
- Lenovo Idea Tab A1000
Price: Rs. 8,499
Lenovo Ida Tab A1000 was released back in January 2013, and it’s still in the market as a good inexpensive tablet. The CPU underneath it’s plastic casing is MediaTek MT8317, it’s a dual core 1.2 GHz unit. RAM on this tablet is 1GB, and there are two ROM options – 4GB and 16GB. There’s also a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB. The PowerVR SGX531u GPU offers good backend power for moderate gaming, modern day intensive resource hungry games may not run smoothly. This tablet is Wi-Fi only. Price: Rs. 8,499.
- Asus ZenPad Z170MG
Price: Rs. 8,849
Asus ZenPad Z170MG costs much lesser than many other tablets in its same category. This 7 inch ZenPad was released in June of 2015, even after a year the performance hasn’t deteriorated. Underneath, the Asus ZenPad Z170MG is powered by a MediaTek MT8382V/W CPU with 1GB of RAM, and 8/16GB ROM options. The microSD card slot takes up to 64GB of memory cards. Unlike many other tablets, having a DTS sound supported headphone jack will make watching video contents on this tablet a fun experience. Price: Rs. 8,849.
- MicromaxFunbook P580i
Price: Rs. 8,690
If you require dual SIM connectivity on a tablet, then MicromaxFunbook P580i can provide you with just what you need. It runs on a 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek 8389 CPU and 1GB of RAM is provided along with this setup. Internal storage in the Funbook P580i is 8GB, and a microSD card slot is available for expandsion up to 32GB. The cameras in Funbook P580i are 5MP in rear, and 2MP in front. The SIM cards support 3G, and voice calling is available. Price: Rs. 8,690.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Price: Rs. 10,999
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is the 4th iteration of the entry level tablets from Samsung. The Tab 4 comes in an LTE variant as well, but this review unit is Wi-Fi only. It is powered by marvell PXA1088 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8/16GB ROM options and the OS is Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The cameras are 3.15MP rear and 1.3MP front. Price: Rs. 10,999.
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Price: Rs. 10,999
If you love reading books, then you should pick an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite over any other tablets in the market. The Paperwhite version of Kindle was released in 2015, and it comes with Wi-Fi for the under 10,000 rupees version. This tablet has an adaptive light sensor to adjust display brightness, and the display has a specific sensor that allows for realistic page turn. Price: Rs. 10,999.
Depending on your purpose, your preference of tablets might vary. We suggest you check out a shop with hands-on assessment option for a better understanding of these devices we have mentioned.