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

by | May 9, 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. Alcatel 3T8Overall Best Pick
2. Lenovo Tab 7Runner-Up Pick
3. iBall Slide Enzo V8Best Value for Money
4. Alcatel A3 10Best Tablet for Media Consumption
5. iBall Slide Spirit X2Best Budget Android Tablet
6. iBall Slide NimbleHonorable Mention

1. Alcatel 3T8

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 Overall Best Pick
  • Latest Android 8.1 oreo OS
  • Impressive battery life
  • Cellular connectivity with VoLTE

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 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 1280x800 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 the 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 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 are quite decent for the price and surprisingly, the rear camera can record full HD videos at 30fps.

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

Battery

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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Lightweight chassis

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Full HD video recording capability

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Eye care mode

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No camera flash

Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek Quad-core MT8765
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 32 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display8-inch, 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportSingle SIM VoLTE
Battery4080mAh

2. Lenovo Tab 7

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 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 Tab 7 is an Android-powered tablet that the company has released in India.

Refreshing design and a pleasing display

In the sea of outdated tablets, the Tab7 breathes a fresh life with a comparatively new OS version and design aesthetics.

The Tab 7 comes with 7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.

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

Technical aspects

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.

At least and at last, Android 7.0!

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 3550mAh 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.

Summary

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
Camera5 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Display6.98-inch 720p HD
SIM SupportSingle SIM
Battery3550mAh

3. iBall Slide Enzo V8

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Best Value for Money
  • Best value for money package
  • Good for media consumption
  • Bundled earphones

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.

About the device

The Slide Enzo V8 is an Android tablet from iBall that features a 7.0-inch display.

The iBall Slide Enzo V8 is designed to impress the users in the first look. The Coyote Brown 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.

Speed and performance

Inside the Slide Enzo V8, what runs the show is an MTK8735M 64-bit Quad-core
processor clocked at 1GHz.

This device comes with a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable to 32GB 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.

A day worth of battery life – Guaranteed!

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

This battery lasts for about a day and if your use is minimal and the data connectivity is always on Wi-Fi, improvements in battery life are quite noticeable.

Our verdict

First things first, this device runs on a slightly outdated Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

But for the price at which it retails in the market, the iBall Slide Enzo V8 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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Build quality
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Bluetooth 4.0 LE
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OTG support
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Underpowered processor

 Specifications

Processor1GHz MTK8735M A53 Quad Core
RAM2 GB
Storage16 GB up to 32 GB
Camera5 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Display7.0-inch HD IPS
SIM SupportDual SIM
Battery3500mAh

4. Alcatel A3 10

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Best Tablet for Media Consumption
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Dual front firing speakers
  • Excellent battery life

The Alcatel A3 10 is a large-sized tablet with a 10.1-inch display that offers a premium multimedia experience under an affordable budget.

Rich in connectivity features, this device is one of the best tablets under Rs.10,000 for media consumption.

Design and Build Quality

The Alcatel A3 10 is one of the best-looking tablets in the Indian market priced under Rs.10,000.

Made of polycarbonate, this tablet feels solid and lightweight at the same time.

The 3-D textured back plate offers excellent grip while holding this device in hand. It also helps in improving the aesthetic appeal of this tablet.

The two-tone colour design is visually very attractive to look at and gives this tablet a clean and premium vibe.

The rear camera is placed towards the side and has no flash to illuminate the pictures taken in the dark.

In the front, there are dual speakers on the top and the bottom facing the user, delivering a loud and clear audio output.

Display

The Alcatel A3 10, as the name suggests, features a 10.1-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

This display supports up to 16 million colours and offers a decent media viewing experience.

Even though this is a normal TFT display, the contrast levels are impressive for a budget Android tablet.

This IPS display panel offers very good viewing angles without any noticeable colour washouts when the tablet is viewed at different positions.

Processor and Performance

This Android tablet is powered by a MediaTek MTK 8735B quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz.

The performance of this SoC under light loads is decent with no lags or stutters occurring in between.

The 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage alleviate some problems pertaining to multitasking and app loading times.

Gaming isn’t the strong forte of this tablet, so we advise you to refrain from trying to play resource intensive games available in the play store.

Connectivity and Camera

The Alcatel A3 10 features Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. This Android tablet accepts a single SIM card and has the support for VoLTE.

There is Bluetooth v4.2 if you want to connect an external device such as a keyboard or even a wireless speaker with this device.

This tablet also supports USB OTG function by which you can connect an external storage device or any other peripheral to the device via an OTG cable available for dirt cheap prices in the market.

The 5MP rear camera and the 2MP rear camera performs adequately well for decent photos to post on social networks and nothing else.

Battery Life

The Alcatel A3 10 has a 4,600 mAh Li-ion battery inside powering all the functions. This battery will last for about a day and a half with moderate usage.

If you are the one who likes to use cellular data more than Wi-Fi, the battery life might significantly vary.

Verdict

The Alcatel A3 10 is the best Android tablet out there for media consumption under the budget of Rs.10,000.

The dual front firing speakers and the large 10.1-inch display delivers an immersive media viewing experience at an enticing price point.

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Elegant design

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Large 10.1-inch IPS display

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VoLTE cellular connectivity

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Average camera quality

 Specifications

ProcessorMediaTek MTK 8735B 1.1 GHz
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB up to 128 GB
Camera5 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Display10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportSingle SIM VoLTE
Battery4600mAh

 

5. iBall Slide Spirit X2

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Best Budget Android Tablet
  • Best for home use
  • Comparatively newer Android version
  • Perfect for casual browsing and reading

iBall is a popular low budget computer peripheral manufacturer in the Indian market famous for its low-cost speakers and headphones.

The iBall Slide Spirit X2 is an entry-level tablet which runs on comparatively latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS and features cellular connectivity option.

Design and Build Quality

What more to expect from a sub Rs.5000 tablet than a plastic construction body is still a mystery for us.

However, the design doesn’t look too much dull or unpleasant for the normal eyes.

The volume rockers and the power button is clicky and responsive. The textured backplate offers a nice in hand feel while holding this tablet in hand.

Display

The iBall Slide Spirit X2 features a 7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 10024 x 600 pixels.

This display is a huge improvement from previous displays we have seen on iBall products in the price ballpark.
The colours look vivid and punchier and the brightness levels are on part with the competitor models.

Processor and Performance

Powering this budget Android tablet is an ARM Quad-core A53 processor clocked at 1.1GHz.

With the 1GB RAM assisting the processor, normal use case scenarios such as web browsing and watching media can be carried out with ease.

With 16GB of internal storage as standard, issue of memory scarcity while installing apps from the Google Play Store won’t be an issue, at least for a short term.

This tablet comes with Android 8.1 Oreo OS which is much more optimized and efficient than its predecessor Android 7.0 Nougat.

Camera and Connectivity

The rear camera of the iBall Slide Spirit X2 is 5MP and the front shooter is a respectable 2MP sensor.

These cameras serve fine in the occasional image capturing and video conferencing under good lighting conditions.

This tablet features dual sim support and can make voice calls as well as support 3G internet connectivity from both the SIM cards.

The 3500 mAh Li-ion battery inside will keep this budget Android tablet charged for a day in moderate to heavy usage.

If you’re a heavy user, expect to have to charge this device, every 7-8 hours or so.

Verdict

The iBall Slide Spirit X2 comes with double the amount of internal storage found on the conventional sub. Rs.5,000 tablets and a comparatively modern Android OS out of the box.

Barring its average build quality, we think that it is a capable performer that perfectly fits the bill for average users.

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Android 8.1 OS

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16GB internal storage

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Decent display

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Uninspiring design

 Specifications

Processor1.1GHz ARM Cortex A53 quad core
RAM1 GB
Storage8GB Up to 32GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display7.0 inch HD 1024 x 600 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM
Battery3350mAh

 

6. iBall Slide Nimble

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for multitasking
  • USB OTG support
  • 4300mAh battery

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

The Slide series tablets from iBall are one of the most popular Android tablets in the market and the slide nimble 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 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 1280x800 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 eye sore at first but you will soon get used to it.

Processor and performance

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

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

The performance of this tablet in the day to day usage scenario is buttery smooth with the majority of the apps in the Play Store.

Miscellaneous

The iBall slide nimble comes loaded with an outdated version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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

The dual sim connectivity with 4G VoLTE support is one of the main USP of this device. You can use Jio SIM with this device without any difficulty.

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 moderate to heavy usage and more if used less.

Verdict

The iBall Slide nimble is the best choice if you want an affordable Android tablet capable of light multitasking.

The 3GB RAM is the main strength of this otherwise decent tablet.

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IPS display

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Rear camera with flash

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Dual SIM connectivity

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Average build quality

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Outdated Android OS

 Specifications

ProcessorQuad-Core 1.3GHz
RAM3 GB
Storage16GB up to 64GB
Camera5MP Rear, 2MP Front
Display8-inch 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportDual SIM 4G-VoLTE
Battery4300mAh

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 touch with the pace of technology evolves, but these are the only choices that we think might interest you.

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