Best Tablets In India (February 2021)

by | Jan 28, 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 nine of the 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 2020(4nd Gen)Overall Best Pick
2. Apple iPad Air(4th Gen)Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7Value for Money Tablet
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LiteBest Tablet for Multitasking
5. Lenovo Yoga Smart TabletBest Build Quality
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7Budget all Round Performer
7. Lenovo Tab M10 2nd GenFeature-Rich Tablet
8. Swipe Slate 2Best Tablet for Online Classes
9. Alcatel 3T10Honourable Mention

 

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1. Apple iPad Pro 2020(4th Generation)

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Overall Best Pick
  • Vivid QHD+ 120Hz refresh rate display
  • Powerful A12Z Bionic processor
  • Capable cameras
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Excellent battery life

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Robust build quality

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Optimized iPad OS

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Expensive

Apple iPad’s are the best tablets available out there in the market, Period.

Even though much more expensive than comparable Android tablet’s, iPad stands out in terms of performance, build quality and battery life.

The iPad Pro 2020 is the latest fourth generation tablet from Apple with Wi-Fi as well as cellular connectivity, retailing for a budget just under Rs.1,04,000.

Design and Build Quality

Apple iPad Pro 2020 has a glass front, aluminium front, aluminium back build that looks and feels premium.

The design language of the iPad Pro 2020 is in tune with Apple’s other products such as the iPhone and Macbook.

Minimal yet elegant design complimented with world-class precision fit and finish does make any Apple product, a luxury item worth owning.

The iPad Pro 2020 features a quad-speaker setup with two on the top and two at the bottom, delivering loud, stereo sound output.

Weighing just 643g, this tablet does feel a bit heavy but considering the all-metal build and 12-inch form factor, this is acceptable.

The volume rocker buttons are placed on the right side of the frame whereas the power button is located at the top.
In terms of connectivity options, the iPad Pro 2020 houses a Type-C USB charging/data syncing port. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack for wired audio connectivity.

The Face ID technology too finds its way to this Apple tablet and works flawlessly as expected.

The device has a Face ID feature means you can unlock the device with your registered face but it does not have a Touch ID.

Apple iPad Pro 2020 supports a nano-SIM and eSIM. By inserting a SIM, you will be able to make calls and use the internet over the cellular network without turning on Wi-Fi.

This iPad from Apple also supports the Apple stylus, but it doesn’t come in the box and you have to purchase it separately.

Display

The Apple iPad Pro 2020 features a 12.9-inch Quad HD+ 120Hz LED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels.

This is a true-tone certified panel, which simply means the colour accuracy of the display is the best in the segment.

With a pixel density of 265ppi, the relatively large display of this tablet looks very sharp and clean with regards to visuals as well as text.

The 120Hz enhanced refresh rate ensures silky smooth visuals, OS animations and gaming experience like never before.

This panel has a peak brightness of 600nits, making it easily visible both indoors and outdoors, even under direct sunlight.

Processor and Performance

What powers the Apple iPad Pro 2020 inside is the powerful A12Z octa-core bionic chip clocked at 2.5Ghz.

With the optimized iPad OS 13.4 and the ample 6GB of RAM, the all-new iPad Pro 2020 chews through everything you throw at it without breaking a sweat – be it multitasking with resource-intensive apps or games.

Quite honestly, the performance of the iPad Pro 2020 matches that of a mid-range Windows laptop and this tablet can very well replace laptops if you are keen to do that.

Storage front, the iPad Pro 2020 comes with 128GB,256GB,512GB and 1TB variants and without any provision for expansion.

Camera

Apple has included a full-fledged camera experience on this premium tablet that matches any other smartphone available in the market.

In the rear, we have a dual-camera setup consisting of a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 10MP ultrawide lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 3D LiDAR sensor.

The photos and videos from these cameras turn out to be well detailed and colour accurate.

On the rear side, the Apple iPad Pro 2020 has a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a 10MP ultrawide lens with the f/2.4, along with this there is a LIiDAR(Light detection and ranging) sensor.

The 7MP selfie camera in the front works fine as an occasional selfie shooter and a webcam for video calls and conferences.

Battery Life

Apple iPad Pro 2020 is powered by a 9720mAh lithium-polymer battery which will last up to 8-9 hours of screen on time on a single charge.

These numbers for such a powerful tablet with 120Hz display is remarkable.

Apple has bundled an 18W fast charger with the iPad Pro 2020 which takes around 2.30 hours to completely juice up the battery.

Verdict

If budget is not your concern, but the performance and build quality are, then you should look no further.

Apple iPad Pro 2020 is the best tablet you can get your hands on in the world right now.

 Specifications

Screen12.9 QHD+ 120Hz LED-backlit IPS Display, 2732 x 2048 pixels
ProcessorApple A12Z bionic
RAM6 GB
SIM supportSIM + WiFi
Storage128 GB
Camera12MP + 10MP+depth sensor Rear, 7MP Front
Battery9720mAh
OSiPadOS 14

2. Apple iPad Air(4th Gen)

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful A14 Bionic processor
  • Colourful QHD IPS retina display
  • Thin and lightweight form factor
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Quad-speakers with stereo sound output

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20W fast charging support

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

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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 almost 80.3% screen to body ratio, which is good enough to deliver you an immersive media consumption experience.

With the 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 on to 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 is as powerful as the Pro model and retains all the good features that it offered such as the gorgeous IPS display, powerful performance and robust build quality for a much lower price tag.

 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

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

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Value for Money Tablet
  • Snapdragon 865+ octa-core chipset
  • Dedicated SD card slot
  • Excellent 120Hz QHD display
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Bundled S-pen

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Support fast charging up to 45W

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Intuitive OneUI with Android 10

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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

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

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Best Tablet for Multitasking
  • Vivid and punchy FHD display
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
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Excellent build quality

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Latest Android 10 Q OS

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Smooth performance

Q

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.

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 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 supportSingle nano sim VoLTE
Storage64GB Up to 512 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery7040mAh
OSAndroid 10 Q

5. Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet

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Best Build Quality
  • Entry-level Snapdragon processor
  • Cellular connectivity
  • Dolby Atmos-certified stereo speakers
R

Gorgeous IPS display

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Expandable storage memory

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Bloatware free UI

Q

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

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

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Budget Allround Performer
  • Octa-core Snapdragon processor
  • Vibrant Full HD display
  • Android 10 with intuitive One UI
R

Good battery life

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Quad-speaker with Dolby atmos

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Expandable storage

Q

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

7. Lenovo Tab M10 2nd Gen

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Feature-Rich Tablet
  • Decent everyday performance 
  • IR assisted face to unlock
  • Single SIM with VoLTE support
R

Ample 128GB onboard storage

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Dual stereo speakers

R

Robust build quality

Q

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 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

8. Swipe Slate 2

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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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Dual SIM 4G VoLTE

R

Rear camera with flash

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Android 9 Pie OS

Q

Backward facing speaker

Swipe is an Indian company which 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 matte finish texture. This tablet feels durable in hand, thanks to the decent all-round 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 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 supportDual SIM 4G
Storage16GB up to 128GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery5000mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie

 

9. Alcatel 3T10

Alcatel 3T10
Honourable Mention
  • Android Pie 9.0 OS
  • Single SIM 4G LTE connectivity
  • Full-day battery life
R

Robust build quality

R

VoLTE support

R

Eye care mode

Q

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. 10,000 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 – 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 10.1-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 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, light multitasking is possible without getting the apps to run out of memory during the 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 is 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 4080 mAh Li-ion battery that easily lasts for a day of usage.

Battery optimizations in the 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.10,000.

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
RAM2 GB
SIM supportSingle sim 4G
Storage16 GB UP to 128 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Battery4080mAh
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie

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

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