Looking for a good budget Android tablet, you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of the best value for money Android tablets currently available under INR 10,000 in the Indian market.
The report has been divided into two parts, one for tablets with Wi-Fi only connectivity and other for tablets with Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity.
Before we talk about these tablets, it is important to decide here whether you really want a Wi-Fi only or 3G tablet. Here are some key arguments in favour for both connectivity options.
Wi-Fi only tablets: Perfect for your home or office usage with constant Wi-Fi connectivity support, cheaper than 3G counterparts, no data charges as you use the existing Wi-Fi networks. You can also use phone’s 3G network via Wi-Fi tethering for occasions when there is no Wi-Fi network and you need data access on your tablet.
Wi-Fi + 3G support: Best for the consumers who often take their tablets on trips or use them outside their home or office with little Wi-Fi coverage. With both Wi-Fi and 3G support, connectivity is never an issue unless you are on a deserted island with no cellular coverage.
Now, coming to the Android tablets, which we believe offer best value of money experience in the entry-level segment.
Wi-Fi only Android tablet under INR 10K
Best Option: Dell Venue 7 (Wi-Fi only version)
Dell might not be very active in the Android arena but it has some decent Android tablets in its portfolio, which are particularly interesting due to their pricing (which has been corrected various times since launch).
Key specifications: 7-inch 1280x800p HD display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (update to Android 4.3 available, and 4.4 KitKat already rolling out), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot, 4100 mAh battery, 3MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.
HP has also stepped up its efforts in the Android tablet market in the last few quarters. The company currently retails four Android tablets in the country and its Slate 7 is one of the decent options in sub-10K price-segment.
Key specifications: 7-inch 1024x600p display, 1.6GHz dual-core Rockchip RK3066 processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot, 3MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 3620 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Android 4.1.1
Current Price tag: INR 6,699 – Buy Now from Amazon or at INR 7,479 from Flipkart
3G Android tablets under INR 10K
Frankly, there are no great options for 3G Android tablets in under INR 10,000 price-bracket. If you want a good 3G Android tablet, we will suggest you to spend some more money else opt for a Wi-Fi only tablet.
I am listing out a single tablet, which I found to be decent (ish) in this budget.
Key specifications: 8-inch 1024x768p display, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225Q quad-core processor, Android 4.1, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 4000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS
Current Price-Tag: INR 9,489 – Buy now from Amazon