Best Tablets Under Rs.10,000 (November 2019)

by | Nov 25, 2019

As the smartphones got bigger and better, with slim bezels and the new 18:9 aspect ratio, the significance of tablets dropped considerably and the tablet market faced a slump.

Companies stopped introducing new models in the market and instead opted to strengthen their smartphone lineup.

But there is still a niche market for tablets in India and this article is targeted specifically for those audiences.

We have scoured the interwebs hard for the best tablets under Rs.10,000 and here are the ones that we think deserve a mention.

Best Tablets Under Rs.10,000

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0Overall best pick
2. Alcatel 3T8Runner-Up Pick
3. Lava Magnum-XLValue for Money Tablet
4. iBall Cleo S9Feature Rich Android Tablet
5. Lenovo Tab 7Best Budget Android Tablet
6. iBall Slide NimbleBest Android Tablet for Multitasking
7. Honor Mediapad T3Feature Rich Android Tablet
8. Micromax Canvas Tab P701Honorable Mention

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

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 Overall Best Pick
  • Latest Android 9.0 OS
  • Wi-Fi only tablet
  • Dual stereo speakers

Samsung is the undeniable champion in the consumer electronics industry with the largest shipping volumes in mobile phones.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is an affordable Android tablet from the company aimed at developing countries like India.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is the newest iteration of the popular Galaxy Tab series Android tablets.

This device comes with a lightweight aluminium finish, which is a definite upgrade over the cheap plastic construction of the Galaxy Tab A 7.0.

The volume rocker and the power button on this device have been immensely improved to offer excellent click response and exudes the feeling of the premium fit and finish.

Overall, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a well-built device and checks all the tick marks it should feature.

Display

This Android tablet sports an 8-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This display has an aspect ratio of 16:10 aspect ratio which successfully delivers an immersive media consumption experience.

The colour spectrum on this panel is very much on par when compared with its competitors. The brightness levels are decent and you won’t find much difficulty with the same indoors.

Processor and Performance

A Spreadtrum Quad-core processor clocked at 2GHz powers this tablet.

With 2GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, the performance of this Android tablet isn’t too shabby.

Multitasking does works when you have 2-3 apps open in the background. Anything more is going to take a toll on this processor.

There is a dedicated SD card slot if you wish to have more storage capacity. The latest Android 9.0 Pie OS is optimized to perform much more efficiently even on low- specced hardware devices which reflects.

Camera

There is an 8MP rear camera on this device along with a 2MP camera on the front for video calling.

Nothing impressive to write about, the cameras do work as expected. The rear camera takes up some detailed and colour accurate shots at good lighting conditions.

The front camera can be used for occasional video calls. There is no flash on this device, so forget about shooting in dark environments.

Miscellaneous

One of the important things to note about this tablet is that it is Wi-Fi only. That means it doesn’t feature cellular connectivity.

There is a dedicated kids mode option on this tablet to trim down the functionalities, with only apps suitable for kids in action.

This will let your kids engaged in various educational games as well as certain whitelisted websites.

Battery Life

This Android tablet comes with a relatively larger capacity 5100mAh battery.

This device will last comfortably more than a day even with heavy usage, thanks to the power-efficient processor and the optimized Android Pie OS.

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is the best for you if you’re in the market for an Android tablet from a reliable brand.

Samsung has been in the business for so long that its products are conceived by the customers with an assurance of quality.

Even if a defect arises with the product, unfortunately, the vast service centre network will ease the stress of finding a place to repair.

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Premium design and build quality
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Samsung Kids home feature

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Decent display quality

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No flash with rear camera

Specifications

Processor2GHz Octa core
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB up to 512 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display8-inch 1280 x 800 Pixels
SIM SupportWi-Fi Only
Battery5100mAh

 

2. Alcatel 3T8

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Runner Up Pick
  • Android Oreo 8.1 OS
  • Dedicated kids mode
  • Full day battery life

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 3T8 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 3T8 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 centre, 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 3T8 has a relatively smaller 8.0-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Since the size of the display is small, 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 8765 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 32GB 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 3T8 runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo 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 oreo 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 5MP rear camera without a flash and a 2MP 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 3T8 is powered by a 4080 mAh Li-ion battery that easily lasts for a day of usage.

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

Verdict

The Alcatel 3T8 is the best choice for those who want a budget Android tablet with calling capability priced under Rs.10,000.

The latest Android 8.1 Oreo updates bring many software features that enhance the usability of this tablet.

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Robust build quality

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VoLTE support

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Eye care mode

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No camera flash

Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Quad-core MT8765
RAM3 GB
Storage32GB up to 128GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display8-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportSingle SIM VoLTE
Battery4080mAh

 

3. Lava Magnum XL

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Value for Money Tablet
  • Dual SIM 4G connectivity
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS
  • Best suited for media consumption

Lava is a popular budget feature phone as well as Android smartphone marketing company based in India.
The company was at first shy to foray into the previously untapped tablet market but with the all-new Lava Magnum XL, it seems the company finally has a strong contender in the market.

Design and Build Quality

The Lava Magnum XL Android tablet has a modern design which feels similar to modern smartphones.

The metallic finish backplate and the gentle curves on the side imparts a premium finish to this budget tablet.

The design on this tablet is very symmetric with both the front and rear cameras placed in the exact middle.

The buttons feel tactile and the 3.5mm head jack is seen placed right next to these.

Display

The Lava Magnum XL features a large 10.1-inch HD display with a respectable resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This display is decent with vivid colours and good viewing angles. There is no major colour shift when the display is viewed at slightly odd angles.

The larger display size is perfect for watching movies and playing games on the go.

Processor and Performance

The Lava Magnum XL is powered by a MediaTek 1.3GHz quad-core processor.

This processor combined with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage performs well in performing casual tasks without any hiccups.

Yes, you can multitask with this device but the limited RAM may induce lags or out of memory errors once in a while.

Camera

This Android tablet features a 5MP fixed focus rear camera and a 2MP front camera.

The rear camera doesn’t have a flash to light up dark environments. The quality of photos seems ok for the price.

Battery Life

The Lava Magnum XL features a large 5900mAh battery which will last for around a day and a half with heavy usage.

If you are a casual user, this battery is set to last for two days comfortably in a single charge.

Verdict

The Lava Magnum XL is a capable Android tablet running the relatively newer Android 8.1 Oreo OS and comes with excellent battery life and decent performance.

If media consumption is your primary motive for purchasing an Android tablet, this device is one of the best in the business.

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Minimal yet elegant design

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The large 10.1-inch IPS display

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Dedicated SD card slot

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Limited RAM

 Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Quad Core
RAM3 GB
Storage16 GB up to 128 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM 4G
Battery5900mAh

 

4. iBall Cleo S9

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Feature-Rich Android Tablet
  • Android 8.1 OS
  • VoLTE support
  • Decent build quality

iBall is an Indian company specializing in computer peripherals.

The company is popular in the market for providing quality products with an affordable price tag.

Introduction

The Cleo S9 is an Android tablet from iBall that features a 7.0-inch display.

The iBall Cleo S9 is designed to impress the users in the first look. The metallic silver colour it comes with as standard, imparts a premium feel to the device.

The use of nice quality plastics and a metallic frame around the chassis is a bonus for the price.

Processor and Performance

Inside the iBall, Cleo S9, what runs the show is an ARM Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.4GHz.

This device comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is expandable to 64GB via an SD card slot.

Managing the daily tasks is a breeze with most of the commonly used apps running at full speed with no noticeable lags or hiccups in between. But don’t expect anything
stellar while playing modern Android games.

The processor power bottlenecks the performance significantly.

Display and Connectivity

This Android tablet priced under Rs. 10,000 comes with a 7-inch HD IPS display with good colour reproduction and contrast levels.

The images look decently sharper with no noticeable pixelation when viewed from a comfortable eye distance.

The device comes with dual sim 4G+3G support for voice calling and data connectivity as well as Wi-Fi.

This tablet also features Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pairing up with other Bluetooth enabled accessories using minimal power.

Camera

The iBall Cleo S9 comes with a 5MP camera in the rear that has autofocus support and is accompanied by an LED flash.

The 2MP front camera aids in video calling and delivers decent quality output under good lighting conditions.

Battery Life

Powering all this is a mammoth 3500mAh Li-ion battery inside.

The company claims that this battery will give you a screen on time upwards of 6 hours, which is honestly quite average for this price.

Verdict

For the price at which it sells in the market, the iBall Cleo S9 is packed with features and the internals are quite good when compared with its competitors.

If media consumption and casual web browsing with social media networks is your reason for buying a tablet, this tablet will be the most affordable of the bunch.

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4G cellular connectivity

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Regional language support

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USB OTG

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Average battery life

 Specifications

Processor1..4 GHz ARM Quad Core
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 64 GB
Camera5 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Display7-inch HD Display
SIM SupportDual SIM 4G
Battery7000mAh

5. Lenovo Tab 7

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Best Budget Android Tablet
  • Brand reliability
  • Appealing design
  • Runs on comparatively recent software

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 Tab7 is an Android-powered tablet that the company has released in India.

Display

In the sea of outdated tablets, the Tab7 breathes a fresh life with a comparatively new OS version and design aesthetics.

The Tab7 comes with 7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This tablet is very compact and lightweight featuring a very slim profile of just 8.8mm.

Processor and Performance

What’s running the show inside is a MediaTek 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

This device comes with 16GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 32GB via SD card.

Operating System

As a welcome change, this android tablet from Lenovo runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with a slew of new features.

There’s a multi-user mode that can be personalised and accessed individually.

The battery on this device is a 3550 mAh Li-ion pack that lasts over a day quite comfortably.

Thanks to the Wi-Fi-only connectivity it offers, it takes a lighter toll on the battery than the SIM cards does.

Verdict

If you don’t mind the lack of a Full HD display, the Lenovo Tab 7 is a decent pick for the price. The brand value and reliability of the brand Lenovo is certainly reassuring for the customers to consider it.

Android Nougat lets you enjoy many apps in the Play store that otherwise won’t work with the older version of Android OS.

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Good display

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Comparatively newer Android version

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Battery life

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No full HD display

 Specifications

Processor1.3GHz Mediatek 64-Bit quad core
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 32 GB
Camera5MP rear, 2MP Front
Display6.98-inch 1024 x 600
SIM SupportSingle SIM
Battery3550mAh

6. iBall Slide Nimble

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Best Tablet for Multitasking
  • 3GB RAM for better performance
  • One-day battery life
  • Dual SIM cellular connectivity

iBall is an Indian company specialized in marketing computer accessories such as speakers and mice.

The Slide series tablets from iBall are one of the most popular Android tablets in the market and the slide Perfect is one of the newer entrants to the segment.

Design and Build Quality

The iBall Slide Nimble is identical in its form factor and design to many of the competitors in the market.

The entire chassis is made of lightweight plastic with the average build quality. The body-coloured chrome trim around the chassis adds to the aesthetic appeal of this device.

The single speaker on this tablet is found in the rear along with a rear camera and assisting flash for low light photography.

Display

The 8-inch IPS display on this budget Android tablet has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The viewing angles are good and the colours come out decent. The brightness levels are sufficient for indoor usage but you will face difficulty using this tablet in direct sunlight.

The display has thick bezels on all four corners which is a bit of an eyesore at first but you will soon get used to it.

Processor and Performance

The iBall Perfect is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.

Surprisingly, this Android tablet comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. With the help of a dedicated SD card slot, the memory can be extended to 64GB.

The 3GB RAM aides in better multitasking capabilities than most other Android tablets found in this price segment.

Miscellaneous

This tablet supports OTG which enables you to plug in an external hard disk or pen drive to access the media content directly on the device.

Battery Life

The iBall Slide Nimble has a relatively large 4300mAh Li-ion battery powering its internals.

This battery is rated to last for over a day of heavy usage and more if used less.

Verdict

The iBall Slide Nimble is one of the best choices if you want an affordable Android tablet capable of excellent multitasking priced under Rs.10,000.

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4G VoLTE support

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IPS display

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Decent build quality

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Outdated Android 6.0 OS

 Specifications

Processor1.3GHz Mediatek quad core
RAM3 GB
Storage16GB up to 64 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display8-inch 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM
Battery4300mAh

7. Honor MediaPad T3

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Feature-Rich Android Tablet
  • Decent battery life
  • 1-year warranty
  • A lot of software features baked in

Honor is the sub-brand of the popular Huawei, which has been active in the budget smartphone segment in India.

The MediaPad T3 is Honor’s new take at capturing the less saturated tablet market in the country utilizing the company’s goodwill in delivering quality products at affordable rates and the brand value of the parent company, Huawei.

Build Quality and Design

The Honor MediaPad T3 is one of the best-looking tablets to hit the market for a while.

With the falling sales, companies have been less interested to care about the design aspects of tablets, it seems.

The MediaPad T3 has that simple and elegant design Honor has pioneered with its smartphones.

The metallic backplate is very solid and rigid. The plastic insert in the upper side of the rear houses the antennas for better signal reception,

The single rear camera is housed on this frame and sits flush with the chassis.

The buttons located on the right side of the tablet is very clicky and responsive to the presses.

Display

The Honor MediaPad T3 features a 9.6-inch HD display with an effective resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The screen on this tablet is bright and vivid but lacks in details when it is compared to other contenders on this list with full HD displays.

Honor has packed in a lot of software goodies to enhance the viewability on this display.

The low light and eye comfort mode baked into the custom EMUI skin on this tablet will reduce the stress on your eyes and eliminates eye fatigue.

Processor and Performance

Inside the MediaPad T3 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8917 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz.

For tablet mainly used for casual tasks such as web browsing and media consumption, this processor does perform well without any problems.

This tablet comes with a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory expandable up to 128GB with the help of an SD card.

Miscellaneous

If you are willing to spend a couple of thousands more, the Mediapad T3 with 32GB of inbuilt storage is available for just under Rs.17,000.

The MediaPad T3 comes with a single SIM slot that accepts 4G LTE network connections for ultra-fast data speeds and crystal clear voice calls.

This device comes with 1-year warranty including a separate 6 months warranty for in-box accessories such as a charger.

Battery Life

The MediaPad T3 is powered by a 4800mAh Li-ion battery inside.

Taking into consideration the average battery capacity of tablets nowadays, this is quite a respectable one.

With moderate to heavy usage, this tablet will last well over a day worth of usage for most of you guys out there.

Verdict

Made using an interesting combination of aluminium and plastic, this tablet feels light in hand but stands rigid and solid during normal operations.

If you are looking for a well-built tablet for your daily casual needs, the MediaPad T3 is worth checking out.

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Solid build quality

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4G VoLTE connectivity

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Feature-rich EMUI

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Limited software support

 Specifications

Processor1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB up to 64 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display9.6-inch HD 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportSingle SIM
Battery7800mAh

8. Micromax Canvas Tab P681

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for internet browsing
  • High-speed data connectivity
  • Voice calling

Micromax is an Indian consumer electronics manufacturer who lost the prominence in the market with the influx of Chinese smartphones into the country.

The Canvas Tab P681 from Micromax is an entry-level Android tablet priced under Rs.5,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Micromax Canvas Tab P681 has a plastic and polycarbonate chassis. This device feels solid and durable in hand.

The dual speakers are placed at the back, away from the user which is a bit annoying as the sound propagates away from the listener.

The headphone jack and the charging port is placed at the top adjacent to the rear camera and the accompanying flash.

The buttons on this tablet have relatively less key travel but feel tactile nevertheless.

Display

The Canvas Tab comes with an 8-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1024 x 800 pixels.

This 8-inch IPS screen has excellent pixel density for the price, meaning the images and text appears sharper, clearer and more detailed.

The screen gets sufficiently bright and using this tablet in outdoor conditions is not a problem.

Processor and Performance

This Android tablet is powered by a MediaTek MT8321 processor clocked at 1.3GHz.

Assisting the processor in its operations is a 1GB RAM module. This device comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via a dedicated SD card slot.

Apps run reasonably well on this tablet. There is no problem whatsoever in carrying out casual tasks such as internet browsing or media consumption.

Since the processor is required to push only fewer pixels on to the screen, the apps run faster compared to other devices with a similar processor.

Camera and Connectivity

This device comes with standard connectivity features such as Wi-Fi and voice calling – thanks to the dual SIM slots that support 3G network speeds.

The rear camera is of 5MP assisted by a flash which can shoot videos at 720p @ 30fps and the front camera is a 2MP shooter for video calls.

The Canvas Android tab is powered by a 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery that will last for a day and a half on moderate usage.

However, if you tend to use the cellular connectivity all the time, this may drop significantly.

Verdict

Powered by a MediaTek processor inside, the Micromax Canvas Tab P681is a good purchase for the internal hardware specs that it offers for the price.

The 5MP + 2MP front and the rear combination do help you to make decent quality video calls to your dear and near ones.

Apart from the outdated Android OS, we believe this tablet is worthy enough to deserve a spot in our recommendations.

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Dual Sim 3G

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Supports 1080p video playback

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USB OTG

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Rear camera flash

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Outdated Android 6.0 OS

 Specifications

Processor1.3GHz Mediatek MT8321 quad core
RAM1 GB
Storage8 GB up to 32 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display7.0-inch IPS 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM
Battery3500mAh
This is it, guys. The curated list of the best android tablets under Rs.10,000 is complete.

We agree that these tablets are a bit out of touch with the pace of technology evolves, but these are the only choices that we think might interest you.

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