Best Tablets In India (May 2021)

No matter how big your phone has become, viewing content or surfing the internet on a bigger screen is still a thing for many users.

Here’s where the tablets fit right in.

In this article, we have listed the thirteen best tablets available in the Indian market at present and categorized them according to the use-cases and the features they come with.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

Best Tablets In India

1. Apple iPad Pro 2021(3rd Gen)Overall Best Pick
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7Runner-Up Pick
3. Apple iPad Air(4th Gen)Value for Money Tablet
4. Lenovo Tab P11 ProBest Tablet for Productivity
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LiteBest Tablet for Multitasking
6. Apple iPad 10.2Best Affordable iPad
7. Lenovo Yoga Smart TabletBest Build Quality
8. Lenovo Tab M10 FHD 2nd GenFeature-rich Tablet
9. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7Budget All-round Performer
10. Lenovo Ideapad D330Best Windows-based tablet
11. Huawei MatePad T8Best Pocket-friendly Tablet
12. Swipe Slate 2Best Tablet for Online Classes
13. Alcatel 3T10Honourable Mention

1. Apple iPad Pro 2021(3rd Gen)

Apple iPad Pro 2021(5th Gen)

Overall Best Pick

  • Vivid QHD liquid retina display
  • Powerful Apple M1 chip
  • Good camera quality with improved AI
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Pros

Excellent battery life

Robust build quality

Optimized iPad OS

Cons

Expensive

iPad’s are like the uncrowned Kings of the tablet market, rivalling Samsung’s Galaxy tabs as its Android counterpart. 

The iPad Pro is Apple’s flagship tablet offering and the all-new iPad Pro comes with the much-awaited Apple M1 silicone inside that takes the performance to a whole new level.

This third-generation iPad Pro is set to retail in the Indian market for just Rs.94,990.

Design and Build Quality

Apple has sustained the design of the iPad Pro since the very first iPad Pro and the latest third-generation model looks nothing drastically different.

The camera module design is borrowed from the iPhone 12 series and the rest of the chassis looks exactly or almost identical to the previous iPad Pro. 

This all-aluminium chassis weighs around 486g, which is a tad bit heavier than the previous iPad Pro mainly due to the larger battery inside. 

This tablet can be used as a laptop as well but you need to buy the keyboard separately but like every other Apple accessory, it is expensive.

Speaking of the tablet’s physical appearance, it has the power button at the top and the volume rockers on the right side of the frame. There is no TouchID functionality on this iPad but only FaceID unlocking. 

This tablet has quad-speakers – two placed at the top and the other two at the bottom that gives a surround sound effect.

The iPad Pro has multiple mics -three located at the top frame, one on the left, and the other one is positioned inside the camera module.

Surprisingly, the USB-C port at the bottom frame is not just a normal USB port, Apple took a step further and provided the Thunderbolt 4 port that provides up to 40GB/s data transfer speeds.

Display

The Apple iPad Pro 2021 sports an 11-inch Quad HD LED-backlit IPS liquid retina display with a resolution of 2388 x 1668 pixels.

Thanks to Apple’s true tone display technology, the colours come out vivid and blacks appear inky deep, almost rivalling an OLED panel.

This liquid retina display is brighter than OLED or even a regular LCD panel, so using this tablet indoors or outdoors won’t matter. 

The visuals and text look amazingly crisp and clean and being an IPS display, the viewing angles are wider as well. 

Processor and Performance

The Apple iPad Pro 2021 is now powered by the world’s fastest Apple M1 chip, yes it’s the same chip they used in their MacBook last year.

The M1 has broken the Antutu score of the previous-generation iPad Pro by 30-40%. With this, the Apple iPad Pro can almost match the performance of a regular Apple Macbook laptop.

This specific variant of the iPad Pro comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This is more than enough to blaze through apps and games with the highly optimized iPad OS. 

Even during intense multitasking with multiple resource-intensive apps side by side, none of them will run out of memory with this machine. 

Content creators and graphic designers are going to love this machine as a portable productivity workhorse for sure. 

Camera

The iPad Pro 2021 5th generation has a triple camera setup consisting of a 12MP main lens, 10MP ultrawide, and a LIDAR sensor.

The photos taken from the rear camera look good with ample details and excellent colour accuracy. 

The shots captured from ultrawide have decent details and colours. Apple has added the automatic zoom functionality in the front camera where the frame will readjust upon detecting subjects.

The LIDAR sensor will help with the portrait shots and to be very honest, we have seen no one taking portrait shots from their tablet but it is still good if you wish to take some amazing portrait photos.

The 12MP selfie camera lens is ultrawide and the AI works the same way as it works with the rear camera. It can even track your face when you move into the frame.

The front camera on this tablet is one of the best for facetime calls and online classes.

Battery Life

The iPad Pro 2021 is powered by a 7538mAh battery and it will last you about a day with heavy use, thanks to the brilliantly optimized hardware and software.

Apple is still stuck with the 20W charger, anyway, it takes somewhere around 3 hours to juice up the tablet battery fully from 0-100%.

Verdict

The Apple iPad Pro 2021 5th Gen is the fastest tablet available in the market and compared to previous 4th generation tablets this one is comparatively cheaper.

Packed with strong hardware and the best software, this tablet from Apple is worth buying for the price of Rs.94,900 if you want the flagship tablet experience.

Specifications

Screen11-inch QHD LED-Backlit IPS Liquid Retina display, 2388 x 1668 pixels
ProcessorApple M1 chip
RAM8 GB
SIM SupportSIM + Wi-Fi
Storage256 GB
Camera12MP + 10MP + TOF 3D LIDAR scanner, 12MP Front
Battery7538mAh
OSiPadOS 14.5

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2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Runner-Up Pick

  • Snapdragon 865+ octa-core chipset
  • Dedicated SD card slot
  • Excellent 120Hz QHD display
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Pros

Bundled S-pen

Support fast charging up to 45W

Intuitive OneUI with Android 10

Cons

No 3.5mm audio jack

Samsung is probably the only company out there which competes with Apple in the flagship tablet dual.

The Tab S series is Samsung’s premium Android tablet lineup which packs powerful internal hardware that gives a run for their money to Apple iPads.

The Tab S7 is an 11-inch flagship Android tablet with Wi-Fi as well as cellular connectivity priced around Rs.65,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 has a metal unibody chassis that feels premium in the hand and going by the looks, this tablet is quite a looker.

Apart from the thin black strip that houses the dual rear camera and the LED light, the backside of this tablet remains blank.

This black strip not just serves the aesthetic beauty but also houses the magnetic connector to attach the S-pen.

Thankfully, Samsung has included the S-pen inside the box, so that you don’t have to purchase it separately.

Volume buttons, power buttons, and a slot for SIM/microSD cards are located on the right side of the aluminium frame. At the bottom, there’s a Type-C port for charging and data transfer.

Also, the power button houses the fingerprint scanner which works fast and flawless.

The Galaxy Tab S7 features a four-speaker setup tuned by AKG for exceptional audio experience with music and videos that are played on this tablet.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 features an 11-inch Quad HD 120Hz TFT display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

Even with the evenly sized bezels on all four sides, this display has an impressive 83.6% screen to body ratio with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
This is an HDR10+ certified panel with excellent dynamic range and colour accuracy, almost as good as an OLED panel.

The higher refresh rate makes everything look smooth and fluid, much better than the visual experience from a standard 60Hz panel.

The bundled S-pen works seamlessly with this display featuring a minimal 9ms latency, which is almost unnoticeable in the daily usage scenario.

Processor and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is equipped with the flagship-level chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ octa-core processor designed on 7nm architecture.

Even though this is a yesteryear flagship processor from Qualcomm, it still is one of the best mobile processors out there that delivers exceptional performance in all walks of mobile computing, be it with games, multitasking or casual everyday use.

The 6GB RAM and the 128GB UFS3.0 assists the processor to provide a delightful performance without any sort of lags or stutters.

To expand the storage capacity further, this premium Android tablet features a dedicated SD card slot.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 features a dual rear camera setup consisting of a primary 13MP sensor along with a 5MP ultrawide lens.

The images and videos from these cameras come out detailed and sharp with decent colours and dynamic range.

Regarding video capture, this tablet can shoot 4K videos up to 30fps.

The front 8MP camera works well under good lighting conditions to provide satisfactory video calling experience.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is powered by an 8000mAh battery which lasts for up to 12 hours of screen on time with a single full charge.

Even though this tablet has a 120Hz refresh rate display, it intelligently adjusts the refresh rate based on the content you’re watching, resulting in better battery life.

Even though Samsung bundles only a 15W charger inside the box, this tablet supports fast charging with up to 45W chargers as well.

Verdict

If you are looking for an Android tablet to be used as a portable workstation and leisure time companion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is one of the best in the business.

Specifications

Screen11-inch QHD 120Hz TFT display, 2560 x 1600 pixel
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 865+
RAM6 GB
SIM SupportSIM + WiFi
Storage128 GB UP to 1TB
Camera13MP + 5MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery8000mAh
OSAndroid 10

3. Apple iPad Air(4th Gen)

Apple iPad Air(4th Gen)

Value for Money Tablet

  • Powerful A14 Bionic processor
  • Colourful QHD IPS retina display
  • Thin and lightweight form factor
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Pros

Quad-speakers with stereo sound output

20W fast charging support

Compatible with the Apple Pencil(2nd Gen) and Magic keyboard

Cons

No cellular connectivity

The iPad Air series is a trimmed-down version, priced almost half as that of the Pro model tablet from Apple. 

Even though it is significantly priced less than the elder sibling, the performance and the build quality still beats any other Android tablet in the market.  

Design and Build Quality

The Apple iPad Air 4th Generation features the same glass front, aluminium back and aluminium frame, similar to that of the Apple iPad Pro we discussed above. 

The matte finish on the back with the Apple logo feels minimal yet elegant at the same time. 

Weighing at just 458g, the Apple iPad Air is 6.1mm thin and is very easy to hold in the hand. 

There are four speakers on this device to deliver loud and clear sound output while watching media content. 

The volume rockers can be found on the right side of the frame accompanied by the magnetic connector for attaching the Apple pencil.

The variant we discuss here is the Wi-Fi only one with no cellular connectivity, but there is one other model with support for Wi-Fi as well as 4G.

Instead of the FaceID, we have seen with the iPad Pro, the iPad Air comes with the TouchID sensor embedded inside the power button as it was in the case of older iPhone models. 

Display

The Apple iPad Air comes with a 10.9-inch Quad HD LED-backlit IPS Retina display with a resolution of 2340 x 1640 pixels.

The display has an oleophobic coating which keeps the screen free from fingerprint smudges and makes it look clean always.

This standard 60Hz panel supports Apple truetone technology and covers a wide colour gamut for vivid and punchy colour reproduction. 

Even though there are considerable bezels around the screen, this display has an almost 80.3% screen to body ratio, which is good enough to deliver you an immersive media consumption experience. 

With a maximum brightness of 500nits, the Apple iPad Air is visible both indoors and outdoors without any issues whatsoever. 

Processor and Performance

The Apple iPad Air is powered by an A14 bionic hexa-core processor, and it’s the same chip used in the iPhone 12 series.

The performance is as smooth as butter, and you won’t notice any lags or stutter while doing intense multitasking or playing games.

This tablet runs on the latest iPadOS 14 with numerous optimizations and performance improvements under the hood. The user interface is clean and easy to use, strikingly similar to the other operating systems that run on other Apple devices. 

The Apple iPad Air has 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, both modules are soldered onto the board and not expandable by any means. 

Camera

Unlike the previous Apple iPad Pro, this Apple iPad Air features a single 12MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and one 7MP lens on the front.

The quality of photos and videos from the single rear camera is very impressive for its details and colour accuracy. 

You can record 4K videos up to 60fps with the rear camera of the iPad Air. 

The front camera can be used for video calls and the visuals turn out to be good and pleasant when used under good lighting conditions.

To be honest, the front camera on this tablet performs way better than any expensive laptop webcam, so kudos to Apple for that.

Battery Life

The Apple iPad Air is powered by a 7606mAh lithium-polymer battery that lasts for about 10 to 11 hours on web browsing and multimedia use.

This Apple tablet comes with a 20W bundled charger inside the box that takes around two hours to charge the battery.

Verdict

The affordable Apple iPad Air has all the good features such as the gorgeous IPS display, powerful performance and robust build quality for a much lower price tag compared with the regular iPad models from Apple.

Specifications

Screen10.9-inch QHD LED-backlit IPS retina Display, 2360 x 1640 pixel
ProcessorApple A14 bionic
RAM4 GB
SIM SupportWi-Fi only
Storage64 GB
Camera12MP Rear, 7MP Front
Battery7606mAh
OSiPadOS 14

4. Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

Best Tablet for Productivity

  • Gorgeous 2K OLED display
  • Powerful Snapdragon 730G CPU
  • Android 10 out of the box
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Pros

Excellent battery life

IR face unlock

Stereo JBL speakers

Cons

Stylus is not provided in the box

Lenovo is a Chinese company popular for its affordable entry-level laptops in the Indian market.

The Tab P11 Pro is one of the flagship Android tablets from Lenovo priced at just Rs.44,999 – somewhat closer to the iPad pricing territory.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro features a unibody aluminium chassis with an aluminium mid-frame and a glass front.

The smooth matte finish on the back with the minimal Lenovo branding adds to the overall not so aggressive design language of this Android tablet.

In the rear, there is a dual-camera vertical strip with an LED flashlight beside for assisting the cameras in low light conditions.

Weighing at just 485g, this flagship Android tablet from Lenovo is very easy to carry around in bags and backpacks.

The power button which doubles up as a fingerprint sensor is placed to the top side of the frame whereas the volume buttons are located on the right side and the USB Type-C charging/data syncing port on the bottom.

This is a Wi-Fi+4G capable Android tablet that supports all the major bands used by the Indian telecom carriers.

This Android tablet from Lenovo features four JBL speakers – two on the top side of the frame and two in the bottom section, delivering stereo sound output.

Display

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro features an 11.5-inch Quad HD OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

This 16:10 aspect ratio display has a pixel density of 263ppi that makes the visuals and text appear sharp and clean.

Being an OLED panel, the colours appear bright and vivid and the contrast ratio is impressive. The blacks appear deep and improve the overall dynamic range of the visuals.

This panel has excellent colour reproduction and contrast ratio. The bezels from all sides are equal and compared to other tablets it has reasonably thin bezels.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro supports Lenovo Precision Pen 2 but this accessory is not provided in the box.

With a peak brightness of 500nits, this display gets bright enough to be perfectly legible even under brightly lit indoor conditions.

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC.

This is a tried and tested CPU that we have seen in many mid-range smartphones off late delivering excellent every day as well as gaming performance.

The 6GB LPDDR4X RAM on board is more than sufficient for lag-free multitasking and everyday computing tasks such as browsing the internet, media consumption and playing games.

The 128GB internal storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via the micro SD card.

This tablet runs on Android 10 OS with a near-stock UI and minimal bloatwares.

Camera

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro features a dual-camera system at the rear consisting of a 13MP main camera followed by a 5MP fixed focus lens.

The photos and videos from the primary camera come out detailed and colour accurate for the most part.

Lenovo has chosen to keep the image processing minimal to retain all the natural details and colours.

In the front, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro features an 8MP shooter that delivers decent quality selfie shots with natural skin tones and details. The IR sensor upfront works fine with face unlocking, even under low lighting conditions.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is powered by an 8400mAh battery that is rated to last for a day and a half, even with moderate to heavy usage.

The bundled 20W power adapter juices up this mammoth battery in almost under 3 hours.

Verdict

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is quite an expensive tablet from Lenovo featuring an amazing display and battery life. On top of that, it supports third-party accessories such as a keyboard and stylus for a full-fledged portable computing experience.

Specifications

Screen11.5-inch QHD OLED display, 2560 x 1600 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
RAM6 GB
SIM SupportSIM + WiFi
Storage128 GB
Camera13MP + 5MP rear, 8MP + IR sensor Front
Battery8400mAh
OSAndroid 10

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Best Tablet for Multitasking

  • Vivid and punchy FHD display
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
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Pros

Excellent build quality

Latest Android 10 Q OS

Smooth performance

Cons

No LED flash for the rear camera

Samsung is perhaps the only serious Android tablet manufacturer aiming to compete with the Apple iPad in the tablet market.

The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is the latest iteration of the popular Galaxy Tab lineup, now with improved internals and the latest Android 10 Q operating system.

Design and build quality

The all-new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite features a glass and metal construction that looks premium and feels comfortable in the hands.

The metallic back at the rear is aesthetically very pleasing to look at, with the camera sitting flush with the body.

The stereo speakers on this device are tuned by AKG, the famous acoustics engineering company and they deliver excellent quality sound output with rich bass and clear treble.

The buttons on the sides of the tablet are made of metal, the same as the frame around the display and offer excellent tactile feedback.

The USB C port for charging and data syncing is present on the bottom.

This tablet has Wi-Fi and 4G SIM support, so even if you are out of the Wi-Fi zone you can still use the internet using a SIM card.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a 10.4-inch TFT LCD with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels. 

The pixel density count on this tablet is slightly lesser than the Apple iPad tablet, at 224ppi.

The colour reproduction is excellent on this display and covers an impressive 220% of the sRGB colour gamut with 400 nits of brightness.

This, in simple terms, means that the display can visualize images and videos in true colour, similar to the natural colour palette.

Processor and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is powered by the relatively powerful Exynos 9611 octa-core processor. While it’s not the latest processor available in the market, the 9611 has enough firepower to run this tablet without any lags or stutters.

Supporting the processor in its graphics duties is the Mali G72 GPU. Gaming and graphics performance is smooth and doesn’t pose any hiccups in the middle.

The 4GB RAM inside aids for better multitasking. App loading times are considerably less as well.

This tablet has 64GB of internal storage out of the box that can be expanded up to 512GB with an SD card.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite features an 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. Unfortunately, there isn’t a dedicated flash for low light photography.

The front 5MP sensor delivers good quality images and videos in favourable lighting conditions.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is powered by a 7040 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery pack inside that will last for about 8-9 hours of continuous usage.

Samsung claims that it can last for 16 hours of screen on time, which is a bit of a stretch as each user’s usage patterns may vary significantly.

The included 15W fast charger in the box charges the battery relatively quickly in under 2 hours.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is the best Android tablet available in the market as of now.

The gorgeous 10.2-inch TFT display together with the powerful Exynos 9611 processor helps this tablet to deliver excellent performance and eye-catching visuals to the end-user.

Specifications

Screen10.4-inch Full HD AMOLED, 2000 x 1200 pixel
ProcessorExynos 9611 octacore 2.3GHz
RAM4 GB
SIM SupportSIM + Wi-Fi
Storage64GB Up to 512 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery7040mAh
OSAndroid 10 Q

6. Apple iPad 10.2

Best Affordable iPad

  • Powerful A12 Bionic chip
  • Gorgeous QHD IPS panel
  • Fast charging support
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Pros

Thin and lightweight

Guaranteed software updates

Quick and secure TouchID

Cons

Internal storage is not expandable

Apple had launched several variants of iPads back in 2020 and among them, the iPad 10.2 8th gen, in particular, is one of the most affordable tablets from Apple to date.

This is a Wi-Fi-only tablet from Apple that is powered by the famous bionic chip inside and running the latest iPadOS 14 onboard.

Design and Build Quality

Just like any other tablet from Apple, the iPad 8th generation features a glass front, aluminium back and mid-frame build that feels extremely robust and durable.

Weighing at 490g, this tablet has a thin and lightweight profile with just 7.5mm thickness all around.

The Apple iPad 10.2 features the 3.5mm audio jack located on the top section of the frame. Even though Apple has stopped adding 3.5mm hacks on its smartphones, it is quite appreciable that the tablets still have it onboard.

In the front section, below the display, the Apple iPad 10.2 features the reliable touch ID button that is integrated with the power button for quick and easy access to the OS.

There are two speakers on this tablet that deliver loud sound output with decent stereo separation.

There is the familiar lightning port on the bottom of the frame and a magnetic connector on the left side for attaching the Apple pencil if you own one.

Display

This 8th generation Apple iPad comes with a 10.2-inch Quad HD LED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 2160 x 1620 pixels.

This display has unnamed scratch-resistant properties along with an oleophobic coating on top to ward off water droplets sticking to the panel.

While the top and bottom chin on this display are sufficiently thick, the side bezels remain thin.

This display has a pixel density of 264ppi, which is one of the highest among the tablets available in this price segment.

The visuals and text appear sharp, colour accurate and with excellent contrast levels, making media consumption a delightful experience on this tablet.

With a peak brightness of 500nits, this panel is legible both indoors and outdoors without any hassles.

Processor and Performance

Apple Ipad 10.2 runs on the A12 bionic processor which is an hexa-core CPU clocked at 2.5Ghz.

This processor along with the 3GB RAM onboard helps the tablet to run any apps or games you throw at it without breaking a sweat, thanks to the impressive hardware-software optimization.

This device has only 32GB of internal storage and unfortunately, that’s all that you will have. There is no option to increase the storage capacity via SD card on Apple devices.

Camera

The single 8MP rear camera on the Apple iPad 10.2 has an aperture size of f/2.4 and supports HDR and AF.

The images clicked through this sensor comes out clean and usable on social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Unfortunately, there is no assisting LED flash on this tablet making night photography a no-go.

The rear camera is capable of recording full HD videos up to 30fps.

The front 1.2MP camera does a good job with occasional video calls and selfie clicks, provided you are under good lighting conditions.

Battery Life

The Apple iPad 8th generation is powered by an 8827mAh battery that easily lasts for a day and a half even with heavy usage.

The bundled 20W adapter supports fast charging and juices up this mammoth battery in less than 3 hours.

Verdict

The Apple iPad 10.2 is one of the cheapest Apple tablets that you can get your hands on, currently in the Indian market.

Except for the limited, non-upgradable internal storage, this tablet performs better than most other Android tablets out there for the given price.

Specifications

Screen10.2-inch QHD LED-backlit IPS display, 2160×1620 pixels
ProcessorA12 bionic
RAM3 GB
SIM SupportWi-Fi only
Storage32 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 1.2MP Front
Battery8827mAh
OSiPadOS 14

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7. Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet

Best Build Quality

  • Entry-level Snapdragon processor
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Dolby Atmos-certified stereo speakers
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Pros

Gorgeous IPS display

Expandable storage memory

Bloatware free UI

Cons

Average front camera 

Lenovo is a popular brand when it comes to laptops and smartphones in the Indian subcontinent.

The Yoga series tablet from Lenovo follows the footsteps of its elder Yoga series laptops in terms of design and feature richness.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Yoga tablets look distinctly unique from those ordinary Android tablets you come across in the market.

The rounded bottom with integrated kickstand makes this design not only aesthetically pleasing but also very practical for daily use.

The backplate of this Yoga tablet is made from aluminium with a soft acrylic finish which looks and feels premium.

The rounded drum-shaped bottom houses dual 2W JB speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos for the best possible sound experience in a budget tablet.

Weighing at 580g, this tablet by no means is lightweight. But the ergonomic design makes it easy to grip inside the hand without any major issues.

This device has a USB Type-C port on the left side for charging and data syncing and volume rockers, power button, and audio jack on the right side.

The Lenovo Yoga is a Wi-Fi + 4G LTE tablet with the provision for a single Nano-SIM to add cellular connectivity

Display

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet features a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

The bezels on the sides of this display are considerably thinner than the upper and bottom chin. This ensures an immersive media consumption experience.

With a pixel density of around 218ppi, this display is decently sharp and the visuals look detailed and clean, without any noticeable pixelation effects.

This panel has a peak brightness of 320nits, making it legible even under bright indoor conditions. However, outdoor viewability isn’t the best among the lot.

Processor and Performance

The Yoga Smart Tablet is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz.

The device comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage onboard. You can expand the storage further by inserting a microSD card.

Speaking of the performance, the day to day performance is delightful and this tablet handles light multitasking without any issues.

The tablet comes with the Android 9.0 Pie OS and the experience is almost like a stock android, with no pre-installed bloatware applications to bog down the performance.

You can play any 2D games smoothly on this tablet without any noticeable lags. However, expect lags and stutters if you are trying to play heavy games such as PUBG Mobile and Fortnite.

Camera

There’s a single 8MP rear camera on this tablet that captures good images in broad daylight. You can even use it for casual photography in your free time.

The 5MP front-facing camera on the tablet is much more useful for video calling instead of clicking selfies as the captured images come out with fewer details and colour discrepancies.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet is powered by a monstrous 7000mAh battery inside. This gigantic battery will easily last over a day even with heavy usage.

The device does have a USB Type-C port but the bundled charger isn’t the fast charger and it takes almost 4 and a half hours to charge.

Verdict

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet is best suited for media enthusiasts for watching online content and students to attend online classes.

Keeping the price under Rs.20,000, this Lenovo tablet has a unique design and a long-lasting battery inside that keeps you entertained for hours.

Specifications

Screen10.1-inch FHD IPS, 1920 x 1200 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 439
RAM4 GB
SIM SupportSIM + WiFi
Storage64 GB up to 256 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery7000 mAh
OSAndroid 9.0

8. Lenovo Tab M10 FHD 2nd Gen

Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen

Feature-rich Tablet

  • Decent everyday performance 
  • IR assisted face to unlock
  • Single SIM with VoLTE support
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Pros

Ample 128GB onboard storage

Dual stereo speakers

Robust build quality

Cons

Slow charging

Lenovo is a Chinese brand that has been popular in the Indian market as well as globally with products that impressed many. 

After the acquisition of Motorola, the clout further increased.

Lenovo Tab M10 FHD 2nd Gen is an Android-powered Wi-Fi + 4G tablet that the company has recently released in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

Beginning with the exterior, the Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen has a matte finish back and the material used for the construction is aluminium, so the build quality feels durable and sturdy.

The back panel houses a round-shaped camera with no LED flash to assist in low light conditions. 

Designwise, the Lenovo Tab M10 2nd gen looks very minimal but aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. 

While the SIM card tray, volume rockers, and power button are placed on the right side of the frame, the USB Type-C charging port and the 3.5mm audio jack is situated on the top section.

The device comes with dual stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos, which delivers an immersive sound experience. 

Surprisingly, the Lenovo Tab M10 2nd gen features an IR camera upfront for quick face unlock, even under dim lit conditions. 

Display

The Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen features a 10.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

Lenovo has managed to keep the bezel thickness to a minimum on the sides, thereby delivering an impressive 90% screen to body ratio. 

The colours appear bright and vivid and the dynamic range is impressive as well. Thanks to the peak brightness of 330nits, this panel is very much a delight to use indoors even under brightly lit conditions. 

You can also turn on the eye protection mode at night time to read text or watch videos without causing much stress on your eyes.

The Lenovo Tab M10 2nd gen is a Wi-Fi + LTE tablet with single SIM support.

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen Android tablet runs on MediaTek Helio P22T octa-core processor.

This tablet is equipped with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, which gives enough leeway for the processor to perform lag and stutter-free with everyday casual tasks such as web surfing and media consumption. 

The Tab M10 is one of the very few tablets in the sub. Rs.20,000 price bracket to provide such ample storage capacity along with the provision for an SD card. 

This tablet runs on Android 9.0 Pie OS which is very well optimized for being battery efficient while making sure that the performance isn’t compromised. 

Camera

The Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter in the front.

The 8MP rear camera works fine in well-lit environments. The shots taken from this rear camera have good details but the colour looks a little faded.

The camera application on this tablet has all the basic features that you would find on a budget smartphone. You can adjust exposure and white balance and also change the resolution within the app. 

The front 5MPcamera is good for video conferencing or attending online classes. You can even try taking selfies in your free time and the results turn out to be somewhat good.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen tablet is powered by a 5000mAh battery. This battery will last you a day with medium to heavy usage.

The bundled charger takes around 3-3.15 hours to completely charge the battery from zero to a hundred per cent. 

Verdict

The Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen is a feature-packed device with cellular connectivity onboard. 

If you want to purchase a carry anywhere tablet with decent performance and battery life, this should be one of your top choices out there.

Specifications

Screen10.3-inch FHD IPS, 1920 x 1200 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P22T
RAM4 GB
SIM SupportSingle SIM LTE
Storage128 GB UP to 256 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery5000 mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie

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9. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Budget All-round Performer

  • Octa-core Snapdragon processor
  • Vibrant Full HD display
  • Android 10 with intuitive One UI
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Pros

Good battery life

Quad-speaker with Dolby atmos

Expandable storage

Cons

No cellular connectivity

Galaxy Tab series from Samsung is one of the most in-demand Android tablets in the market, primarily citing the lack of branded companies launching their tablets here in India.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is the newest member of Galaxy Tab series and retails in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.20,000.

Design and Build Quality

Similar to most other mid-range Android tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 has a mix of metal and plastic build.

The back section of this tablet is made from metal whereas the frame is of plastic. The overall design of this tablet looks very minimal and industrial.

Apart from the single rear camera and the Samsung brand logo, the entire back section is empty.

Weighing at 476g, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 doesn’t feel that heavy to use, compared with some other tablets in the similar price bracket.

One of the USPs of this Android tablet is the quad speakers that deliver excellent stereo sound output, difficult to come by in a mid-range tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a Wi-Fi-only tablet meaning you won’t be able to pop in a SIM card to access cellular networks.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 features a 10.4-inch Full HD TFT display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels.

The display quality is exceptional – it’s bright and colour accurate. The visuals and text appear sharp and detailed, thanks to the higher resolution display.

The bezels on all four sides of this display aren’t that thin, and look somewhat outdated compared to the rest of the design.

This panel doesn’t support the S-pen as opposed to the premium Samsung tablets, but the touch responsiveness with fingers is flawless.

Processor and Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 runs the show from beneath on this Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 tablet.

It is an octa-core chipset designed on 11-nanometer architecture. This chip is power-efficient and gives excellent performance with everyday usage and light multitasking.

The 3GB RAM is ample for running all kinds of applications such as web browsers, social media apps and streaming content platforms except heavy games.

Regarding storage, the Galaxy Tab A7 comes with 32GB onboard with a provision to expand up to 1TB with the help of an SD card.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 runs the latest Android 10 Q OS with the intuitive One UI 2.5 on top. The interface is the same as that of Samsung’s latest smartphones.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 features an 8MP primary lens at the rear and a 5MP selfie shooter.

The rear camera can click photos and shoot videos, but there is no stabilization whatsoever.

The front camera is often useful to capture selfies in daylight conditions, and it can be more useful when it comes to video calls.

Note that neither of these cameras has LED flash, so low light photography isn’t this tablet’s strong forte.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is powered by a 7040 mAh battery which gives you the battery backup for an entire day with medium to heavy usage.

The bundled 15W charger is said to support fast charging but still takes almost 3 hours to recharge the battery.

Verdict

The Galaxy Tab A7 is a feature-packed, well built Wi-Fi-only Android tablet suitable for work and fun purposes.

This budget Android tablet excels in its everyday performance, battery life and the intuitive UI that runs everything all and well.

Specifications

Screen10.4-inch FHD TFT, 2000 x 1200 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM3 GB
SIM SupportWiFi Only
Storage32 GB UP to 1 TB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery7040 mAh
OSAndroid 10.0

10. Lenovo Ideapad D330

Lenovo Ideapad D330

Best Windows-based Tablet

  • Genuine Windows 10 Home OS
  • Decent everyday performance
  • Bright HD display
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Pros

Decent plastic build

USB-C port support

The keyboard is provided in the box

Cons

Pathetic camera

Lenovo is a well known Chinese brand across the globe for its laptops, computers and related accessories.

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 is a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet that runs on Windows OS, priced affordably under Rs.25,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 is made entirely of plastic and the build quality is acceptable. It’s a thick tablet and weighs about 594 grams.

When you unbox the Lenovo Ideapad D330, you will notice there is a keyboard with dock pins bundled in the box.

Together with the keyboard, it weighs somewhere around 1Kg, almost similar to that of a thin and lightweight laptop

This tablet has a USB-C port, volume control, and power button on the right frame, and the audio jack is on the left side of the frame.

The front-firing speakers are positioned on the bottom chin of the display and the sound output is quite decent for the price to say the least. 

Speaking of the bundled keyboard, it’s small in size and made of plastic as well. Getting used to this compact keyboard will take some time. Additionally, this keyboard deck has USB 2.0 ports on its left and right with which you can connect other peripherals.

This is the Wi-Fi-only variant, so to take advantage of internet connectivity, you need to have a broadband or portable hotspot with a working internet connection.

Display

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 features a big 10.1-inch HD touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This isn’t the sharpest display but the visuals look adequately sharp with good colours and decent indoor brightness. 

The bezels around this display are very thick but it also helps you hold the tablet in hand without incurring any accidental touches. 

The touch responsiveness of this panel is quite good but keep in mind that you will have to clean the display now and then as the chance of getting fingerprint smudges is a certainty. 

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 is powered by the Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core processor with a base clock speed of 1.10GHz and turbo boost up to 2.60GHz.

The device has 4GB RAM onboard and 128GB eMMC storage. The system boots up quite fast and the most casual applications load quickly as well. 

This Windows tablet is not meant for gaming, so there is nothing much to talk about in that regard. 

If you run out of storage, then this tablet does have the micro SD card slot for expansion where you can insert an SD card with a capacity of up to 256GB.

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 comes pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS. It has all the functionality that you can find on an expensive Windows laptop or desktop.

Camera

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 has a 5MP rear camera and 2MP selfie camera.

The front camera will help the user with group meetings and online classes but taking photos from it is not just a good idea.

We don’t know why Lenovo has given the rear camera because the results are horrible. The image lacks details, sharpness, and dynamic range.

We prefer our smartphone camera over this device to take photos and we advise you to do the same.

Battery Life

The Lenovo D330 is powered by a 5080mAh battery that will give a battery backup for almost 10 hours on medium to heavy use.

The bundled charger will help juice up the tablet battery from zero to a hundred per cent in under two hours.

Verdict

The Lenovo Ideapad D330 is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Surface Go as a portable Windows-powered tablet. 

This device is much cheaper with all the basic functionality that you can expect from a laptop and with the portability convenience of a tablet.

Specifications

Screen10.1-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 pixels
ProcessorIntel Celeron N4000
RAM4 GB
SIM SupportWiFi Only
Storage128GB up to 256GB
Camera5MP rear, 2MP front
Battery5080mAh
OSWindows 10 Home

11. Huawei MatePad T8

Huawei MatePad T8

Best Pocket-friendly Tablet

  • Robust build quality
  • Bright HD display
  • Decent everyday performance
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Pros

Android 10 out of the box

Good battery life

Dedicated micro SD card slot

Cons

No Google services support

Slow charger in the box

Huawei is one of the largest tech companies in the world with products offered in a wide range of segments including consumer electronics and telecommunications. 

The Huawei MatePad T8 is an affordable Wi-Fi+4G tablet available for purchase in the Indian market for just Rs.10,999.

Design and Build Quality

The Huawei MatePad T8 has a metal chassis with a plastic frame in the middle and a glass front. 

The design of this tablet looks very minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing. Weighing just 310g, this device is lightweight and easy to carry around. 

The fit and finish of this tablet justify its price and there are no noticeable cost cuttings on the build quality front. 

The speaker grille is located on the top section of the frame besides a 3.5mm audio output jack. The speaker sounds decent and loud enough to fill a small-sized room. 

The volume rockers and the power button are positioned towards the right side of the frame. 

One disappointing thing about this tablet is that it still features the outdated micro USB port instead of a modern USB Type-C one. 

As we mentioned above, this is a Wi-Fi+4G tablet with the provision to insert a single 4G LTE SIM.

Display

The Huawei MatePad T8 sports an 8-inch HD LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This display is good for consuming media content, thanks to the decent colour accuracy and contrast ratio.

With a pixel density count of 189ppi, this isn’t the sharpest display out there but passable for the price.  

Processor and Performance

The Huawei MatePad T8 comes equipped with the MediaTek MT8768 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz.

This device has 2GB RAM and the performance of this tablet can be termed decent with casual everyday use.

Internet browsing, media consumption, social networking – all these will work as intended but not gaming or intense multitasking. 

Outside the 32GB internal storage, you have the option to increase the storage capacity of this tablet with the dedicated SD card slot that will accept cards up to 512GB.

This budget Android tablet comes pre-installed with the EMUI 10.1 developed on top of Android 10. The catch here is that it does not come with Google services. But you can install applications from the Amazon Appstore. The EMUI is well optimized and understanding the UI will take hardly an hour.

Camera

The Huawei MatePad T8 has a single 5MP lens at the rear and a 2MP front-facing camera.

The picture quality is above average, we say, the details and sharpness are not that good even if you use it in bright environments.

We prefer smartphone cameras over this tablet camera, however, for video calls the front camera will be useful. All you need to do is find a well-lit room.

Battery Life

The Huawei MatePad T8 is powered by a 5100mAh battery that will last for about 8 hours of continuous usage.

The bundled charger takes almost 4 hours to completely juice up the battery, which is painfully slow. 

Verdict

The Huawei Matepad T8 is an affordable Wi-Fi+4G tablet with decent everyday performance and battery life.

Specifications

Screen8-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek MT8768 octa-core
RAM2 GB
SIM SupportSIM + Wi-Fi
Storage32 GB up to 512 GB
Camera5MP rear, 2MP front
Battery5100mAh
OSAndroid 10

12. Swipe Slate 2

Swipe Slate 2

Best Tablet for Online Classes

  • Large 10.1-inch HD IPS display
  • Decent quality front and rear camera
  • Long-lasting battery life
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Pros

Dual SIM 4G VoLTE

Rear camera with flash

Android 9 Pie OS

Cons

Backward facing speaker

Swipe is an Indian company that markets Android tablets with cellular connectivity at affordable price ranges for customers with budget constraints.

The Swipe Slate 2 is an entry-level 10.1-inch Android tablet best suitable for online classes for students under a price bracket of just Rs.10,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Swipe slate 2 has a polycarbonate chassis with a matte finish texture. This tablet feels durable in hand, thanks to the decent all-around fit and finish.

The buttons are placed in the sides for easy access and they do offer excellent click response. 

The micro USB charging port and the 3.5mm jack is on the top portion. 

Removing the small plastic section around the camera module in the rear opens up the provision for inserting two SIM cards and a dedicated memory card for storage expansion. 

Display

The Swipe Slate 2 features a large 10.1-inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This panel has good colour accuracy and decent sharpness for an immersive media consumption experience.

Being an IPS display, the viewing angles are wide enough without any colour washout when viewed from odd angles.

The texts appear clean and without any jagged edges. The brightness levels are adequate for stress-free indoor usage, even under well-lit conditions.

There are considerable bezels around the display but it isn’t much of a deal-breaker in this price range.

Processor and Performance

The Swipe Slate 2 is powered by a MediaTek MT8765B quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

There is another variant of the same tablet with 32GB of onboard storage, but with the availability of a dedicated SD card slot, storage isn’t a big deal.

The performance of this tablet in day to day tasks is very satisfactory. The Android 9.0 Pie OS is optimized so well to work well even on low-powered hardware devices.

Media consumption, attending online classes via Skype, Cisco Webex, Google meet etc works well on this tablet without any issues.

Camera

The Swipe Slate is one of the very few tablets in India under Rs.10,000 which comes with a rear camera with dedicated flash.

This tablet has an 8MP rear camera that takes decent quality photos for social media uploads.

The 5MP front camera works well for video calls and attending online sessions, under good lighting conditions. 

Battery Life

The Swipe Slate 2 is powered by a 5000mAh Li-ion battery which will last you over a day, even with heavy usage.

You can attend online classes, watch a few youtube videos, browse the internet and still have some juice left by the end of the day.

Verdict

If your budget is under Rs.10,000 and is in search of a capable Android tablet for online classes and casual usage, the Swipe Slate 2 is one of the best picks available out there.

Specifications

Screen10.1-inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek MT8765B Quad Core
RAM2 GB
SIM SupportSIM + Wi-Fi
Storage16GB up to 128GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery5000mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie

13. Alcatel 3T10

Alcatel 3T10

Honourable Mention

  • Android Pie 9.0 OS
  • Single SIM 4G LTE connectivity
  • Full-day battery life
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Pros

Robust build quality

VoLTE support

Eye care mode

Cons

No camera flash

Alcatel is slowly and steadily cashing in on the unsaturated tablet market in India, releasing some of the best budget tablets in the market.

The Alcatel 3T10 is a sub-Rs. 12,000 Android tablet that supports the latest 4G VoLTE technology for lightning-fast data speeds and superior call quality.

Design and Build Quality

The Alcatel 3T10 has a minimal yet attractive design that gets even better with the colour options available for purchase.

The use of high-quality polycarbonate plastic makes this device lightweight and scratch-resistant. The slight matte textured back makes holding this device in hand easier and more comfortable.

The buttons are of high quality and have sufficient key travel to deliver an assuring click response. The power button has a textured design – the same as we have seen in many other expensive phones in the market.

The rear camera is placed in the top right, without a dedicated flash. The side bezels around the display are relatively thin when compared to the significantly sized chin at the top and the bottom.

Display

The Alcatel 3T10 has a relatively larger 10-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The pixel density is substantially higher on this panel when compared with the competitors, offering a more crispy and detailed output.

The eye care mode present on this device automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast levels of the screen. It also filters blue light to reduce eye fatigue when used under low light conditions.

Processor and Performance

The MediaTek MT 8765B that powers this device is a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.28GHz. This processor can handle all day to day tasks without breaking a sweat.

Thanks to 3GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, light multitasking is possible without getting the apps to run out of memory during usage.

The OS optimizations on top of this hardware make the device run snappier than ever before and offers enhanced software features as well.

Miscellaneous

First things first, the Alcatel 3T10 runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

This is quite an impressive feat considering most of its competitor models are launched with Android 7.0 and some others are stuck eternally on older outdated versions of Android.

With the Android Pie update, multiple software features like picture in picture mode and battery optimization are available to the users.

Alcatel has also included a dedicated kids mode that can be used to restrict the apps and data your child can use on this tablet.

Camera and Connectivity

This tablet features a 2MP rear camera without a flash and a 5MP secondary front camera for video calls.

The image and video quality from this tablet are quite decent for the price and surprisingly, the rear camera can record full HD videos at 30fps.

Talking about connectivity, there’s the usual set of standards namely Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.2. There is a single SIM slot for cellular connectivity that supports 4G VoLTE.

Battery Life

The Alcatel 3T10 is powered by a 5500 mAh Li-ion battery that easily lasts for a day of usage.

Battery optimizations in Android Pie help this tablet to achieve an impressive screen on time for prolonged usage.

Verdict

The Alcatel 3T10 is the best choice for those who want a budget Android tablet with calling capability priced under Rs.12,000.

The latest Android 9.0 Pie OS update brings many software features that enhance the usability of this tablet.

Specifications

Screen10-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 pixels
ProcessorMediaTek Quad-core
RAM3 GB
SIM SupportSIM + WiFi
Storage32GB Up to 128 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Battery5500mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie

That’s it! The curated list for the best thirteen tablets available in the Indian market concludes here. 

If you have gone through the content and feels like we have left out any of the models that you want us to review, let us know in the comments below.

As always thank you for your time and have a nice day.

2 thoughts on “Best Tablets In India (May 2021)”

  1. i wanna buy tab for my birthday, can u suggest something good not very expensive. looking for something light with good resolution nd good looks.

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    • Hi Disha,

      We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 would be an excellent birthday gift to gift yourselves this year. This laptop priced under Rs.11,000 comes with the relatively latest Android 9.0 OS along with a decent display and battery life.

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