Best Tablets Under Rs.10,000 (January 2021)

by | Jan 25, 2021

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 that audience.

In this article, we bring you the seven best tablets under Rs.10,000 in India for simplifying your online tablet purchase experience.

If you want to read reviews on other price ranges as well, please check out our articles on Best Tablets under different budgets here.

Best Tablets Under Rs.10,000

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0Overall Best Pick
2. Panasonic Tab 8 HDRunner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo Tab M8 2nd GenRunner-Up Pick
4. Swipe Slate 2Best Tablet for Online Classes
5. Alcatel 3T10Value for Money Tablet
6. Lenovo Tab E8Best Tablet for Media Consumption
7. Swipe Strike Honourable Mention

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

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 Overall Best Pick
  • Latest Android 9.0 OS
  • Wi-Fi + 4G tablet
  • Dual stereo speakers
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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

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 exude 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 work 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 Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 runs on the relatively recent Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

The latest Android 9.0 Pie OS is optimized to perform much more efficiently even on low- specced hardware devices.

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 comes with Wi-Fi as well as cellular connectivity. This means you can pop in a SIM card and use it just like a smartphone.

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 engage 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.

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 + 4G
Battery5100mAh

2. Panasonic Tab 8 HD

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity 
  • Good HD+ display
  • Relatively recent Android 9.0 Pie OS
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Decent build quality

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Dedicated SD card slot

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USB type C charging port

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Speaker quality is average

Panasonic is a Japanese company known for its wide range of home appliances and other consumer electronics equipment.

The Tab 8 HD is an entry-level Android tablet with Wi-Fi as well as 4G LTE connectivity priced at just Rs.9.999 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

Made completely from plastic materials, the Panasonic Tab 8 HD has a matte finish on the back which looks great, and the company has provided a back case in the box for added protection.

The transparent silicone case will protect the tablet from accidental falls and also keeps the back clean from smudges.

This tablet weighs 300 grams and is not that comfortable for single-hand usage. It is better to use two hands for holding this tablet if you are using it to watch media content.

The rear section of the Panasonic Tab 8 HD is blank except the vertical single camera with LED flash bump placed towards the middle in the top section.

The volume rocker and power button are placed on the right side of the frame while the charging port and the 3.5mm headphone jack are on the top side of the frame.

At the bottom, you will find two cutouts for the speaker of which the loudness level is fine but the clarity seems to be average at best.

Display

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD features an 8-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The display quality is decent. The colour reproduction and brightness level are acceptable for the given price.

Using this tablet indoors will not be an issue however outdoor legibility isn’t that good.

For media consumption and casual web surfing, this display fares well enough for the asking price.

Processor and Performance

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD runs on an octa-core MediaTek processor clocked at 2.0GHz.

This entry-level processor with the 3GB RAM onboard runs the Android 9.0 Pie quite smooth and lag-free for the most part.

This is not a gaming tablet and you shouldn’t expect the Tab 8 HD to run titles such as PUBG Mobile and Fortnite without stutters in between.

Regarding the storage situation, apart from the 32GB ROM onboard, there is a dedicated SD card slot memory expansion.

Day to day tasks such as media consumption, web surfing, attending online classes etc works just fine without any hiccups whatsoever.

Camera

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD features a single 8MP primary camera and to be honest the results from the rear camera is decent.

During daylight hours, the photos and videos turn out to be adequately sharp and colour accurate.

The front 5MP selfie shooter clicks decent quality photos under well-lit conditions.

Miscellaneous

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD supports both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity. This device comes with dual SIM slots for cellular connectivity, just like your smartphone.

Battery Life

This giant 8-inch tablet features a 5100mAh battery inside which will last for about 7-8 hours of screen on time on a single charge.

For casual users, you can easily get this tablet to last for an entire day with low to medium usage.

Since the charging adapter supplied in the box doesn’t support fast charging, expect it to take around three hours to completely charge up the battery.

Verdict

The Panasonic Tab 8 HD is a good deal for media enthusiasts who love to watch media content on a large screen but at an affordable price.

The day to day performance of this Android tablet is satisfactory – and with the cellular connectivity onboard you can take this tablet out with you anywhere just like a smartphone.

 Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Octa-core
RAM3 GB
Storage32 GB up to 512 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display8-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM 4G
Battery5000mAh

3. Lenovo Tab M8 2nd Gen

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Best Battery Life
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity 
  • Decent IPS HD display
  • Long-lasting battery
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Robust build quality

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Android 9.0 Pie OS

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Dedicated SD card slot

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Average audio quality

The Lenovo Tab M series has been in the Indian market for a while, outselling most other tablets in the segment, primarily because of the affordability, performance and partly due to the lack of competition.

The Tab M8 discussed here is the latest second generation tablet of the M8 series priced around Rs.10,000.

Design and Build Quality

The 2nd generation Lenovo Tab M8 has a metal back housing with plastic inserts in between.

This metal casing looks and feels premium, making this tablet stand apart from other plastic chassis devices in its price segment.

The Lenovo M8 2nd Gen has an upward-firing speaker which is quite average in terms of audio quality.

Lenovo has added a 3.5mm headphone jack for you to plug in the earphones or headphones of your choice.

This budget Android tablet features the outdated micro-USB charging port for charging and data transfer.

Overall, the build quality and the fit and finish of the Lenovo M8 2nd Gen is one of the best in its segment but with its flaws.

Display

The Lenovo Tab M8 2nd Gen tablet features an 8-inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

While this display isn’t as sharp as an FHD panel, it’s quite detailed and crisp for an 8-inch panel.

The colours appear vibrant and vivid and the brightness levels are adequate for indoor usage.

This is a TÜV®-certified panel which reduces the harmful blue light that induces stress on your eyes upon long term usage.

Watching Youtube and other online streaming platforms on this tablet is quite an enjoyable experience.

Processor and Performance

The 2nd Gen Lenovo M8 tablet is powered by a 2GHz MediaTek Helio A22 processor together with 2GB of RAM.

This processor will help you do every day tasks such as media consumption, web browsing and to run light games without any issues.

You might face some lags and stutters while multitasking two resource-intensive apps though.

Camera

This budget Android tablet from Lenovo has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera on board, both without a dedicated flash.

The rear camera takes decent quality photos in daylight but delivers average results with low light photos.

The front camera can be used for video calling but the quality is just average and you will face grainy visuals if used in low light situations.

Battery Life

What powers the Lenovo M8 underneath is the large 5100mAh Li-ion battery. This massive battery will help this tablet last for

a day, even with heavy usage.

It takes around 2-2.5 hours to completely charge this battery from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The 2nd Gen Lenovo M8 offers decent everyday performance for a budget under Rs.10,000.

The IPS display with adjustable colour profiles and the long-lasting battery adds up to the viability of choosing this tablet over others in its price segment.

 Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Helio A22
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB UP to 128 GB
Camera8 MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display8 -inch 1280 x 800
SIM SupportSingle Sim 4G
Battery5100mAh

4. 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

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Rear camera with flash

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Android 9 Pie OS

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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

ProcessorMediaTek MT8765B Quad Core
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 128 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display10.1-inch IPS 1280 x 720 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM 4G
Battery5000mAh

5. Alcatel 3T10

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Value for Money Tablet
  • Android Pie 9.0 OS
  • Single SIM 4G LTE connectivity
  • Full-day battery life
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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

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

ProcessorMediaTek Quad-core
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 128 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display10-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportSingle SIM 4G
Battery4080mAh

6. Lenovo Tab E8

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Best Tablet for Media Consumption
  • Wi-Fi only tablet 
  • Decent battery life
  • Front-facing speaker
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Lightweight design

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Dedicated SD card slot

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One year warranty

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Older Android Nougat OS

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

The Lenovo Tab E8 is an entry-level Android-powered tablet that the company has released in India with a price tag of Rs.6,990.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Tab E8 is made out of plastic and the in-hand feel feels quite decent. The backside of this tablet has a textured finish and is blank without even a Lenovo branding.

Thanks to the whole body plastic construction, this tablet feels lightweight and easy to use.

The 3.5mm headphone jack and the outdated micro USB port is located on the top section whereas the single speaker grill is on the front, facing the user.

This is a desirable feature as the voice will be loud and clear even when you place the tablet resting on a flat surface.

One thing to note here is that this is a Wi-Fi-only tablet. There is no cellular connectivity with this device.

Display

The Lenovo Tab E8 features an 8-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The size of the bezels are minimal from the sides but the upper and lower chin of the display is thick.

The display brightness levels are sufficient for indoor use but you will struggle using this panel under direct sunlight.

Being an IPS panel, the viewing angles are wide and the colour accuracy is good, ensuring a good media consumption experience.

Processor and Performance

The Lenovo Tab E8 is powered by the MediaTek MT8163 quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz.

This tablet has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage capacity. The storage capacity can be further expanded via the external microSD card up to 128GB.

About the performance, the Tab E8 is good enough for day to day use. Forcing heavy apps to run or opening too many apps at once do cause noticeable lag and stutters.

This tablet runs on older Android 7 Nougat OS and you shouldn’t expect any software update with this device in the future.

Camera

This tablet comes with a single 5MP rear fixed focus camera and 2MP front autofocus camera.

The rear camera provides decent results in daylight, furthermore, taking pictures in low light is difficult as there is no LED-flashlight, and the front camera quality is average.

The front camera comes in handy when it comes to video calls or attending classes online.

Battery Life

The battery on this device is a 4850mAh Li-ion pack that lasts for a day quite comfortably with low to medium usage.

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

Verdict

If you don’t mind the lack of a Full HD display, the Lenovo Tab E7 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.

 Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek MT8163 Quad-core
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 128 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display8-inch IPS 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportWiFi Only
Battery4850mAh

7. Swipe Strike

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Honourable Mention
  • 4G VoLTE connectivity
  • Decent rear camera
  • Multi-Touch HD display
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Decent quad-core processor

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Android 9.0 OS

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Lightweight and ergonomic design

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Outdated micro USB port

Swipe is an Indian company which offers good value for money products at reasonable prices and the Swipe Strike discussed here is one of them.

The Swipe Strike is an affordable 4G tablet loaded with useful features available for purchase in the Indian market for just Rs.7,999.

Design and Build Quality

The entry-level Swipe Strike Android tablet is made from plastic materials as expected and the built quality can be termed decent considering the price.

The design of this tablet is similar to most other generic Chinese tablets available in the market and there is nothing much to write about.

This budget Android tablet has a brushed metal finish in the rear with a square-shaped single camera up top, assisted by a LED flash.

The loudspeaker grille too is located in the backside, towards the lower right-hand corner.

All the physical buttons – volume rockers and power buttons, are located at the right side of the plastic frame and connectivity ports are positioned up top.

Display

The Swipe Strike sports a 7-inch HD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Even though this is a mere HD display, the visuals look decently sharp and clean.

For regular usage and media consumption, this display will suffice. The brightness levels of this panel are sufficient enough for indoor usage.

This is a multi-touch supported panel that can handle multiple touch inputs for increased gesture accuracy.

Processor and Performance
The Swipe Strike Android tablet is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.

This entry-level processor assisted with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage runs the Android 9.0 Pie OS quite smooth and lag-free.

Casual web browsing, media consumption and online video calls perform without any hitch on this tablet.

However, working with multiple apps simultaneously might cause some lags, and this tablet is not made for gaming.

Camera

This entry-level Android tablet features a 5MP camera at the rear alongside the LED flash. The rear camera performs well in good lighting conditions.

The 2MP lens on the front can be used as a selfie shooter and for occasional video calls.

The video quality from both the front and rear camera turns out to be average at best, given there is no stabilization whatsoever to keep the visuals smooth and jitter-free.

Battery Life

The Swipe Strike is powered by a 3000mAh battery which is not huge by any means, but just enough to last for a day of light to medium usage.

With a normal 5V/1.5A charger, it takes around 2.30 hours to completely juice up this battery from zero to hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Swipe Strike delivers decent everyday performance at an enticing price tag.

The addition of 4G cellular connectivity along with the Wi-Fi makes this tablet useful outdoors where you have no access to broadband internet.

 Specifications

Processor1.3GHz Quad-core
RAM3 GB
Storage32 GB up to 128 GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display7-inch, 600 x 1024 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM 4G
Battery3000mAh

This is it, guys. The curated list of the seven 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.

If you have any suggestions or queries regarding the article, let us know in the comment section below. As always thanks for the time and have a nice day!