Best Tablets Under Rs.10,000 (February 2020)

by | Feb 11, 2020

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. Lenovo M10Best Budget Android Tablet
5. iBall iTabBest Android Tablet for Multitasking
6. Honor Mediapad T3Feature Rich Android Tablet
7. Fusion 5Honorable 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. Lenovo Tab M10

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Best Budget Android Tablet
  • Single SIM 4G LTE
  • Decent battery life
  • Latest Android 9.0 Pie OS

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 M10 is an Android-powered Wi-Fi only tablet that the company has recently released in India.

Display

In the sea of outdated tablets, the M10 breathes a fresh life with a comparatively new OS version and design aesthetics.

The M10 tablet comes with a relatively bigger 10.1-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

This device comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB via SD card.

The day to day performance with this tablet is smooth and stutter-free, thanks to the powerful SoC and the software optimizations bought by Google.

Operating System

As a welcome change, this android tablet from Lenovo runs on Android 9.0 Pie 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 4850 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 M10 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 Pie 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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Lightweight and Portable

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Capable front and rear camera

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Dual front-facing speakers

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No full HD display

 




 Specifications

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 429
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB Up to 256 GB
Camera5MP rear, 2MP Front
Display10.1 -inch 1280 x 800
SIM SupportWifi only
Battery4850mAh

5. iBall iTab

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Best Tablet for Multitasking
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • 8-inch Full HD display
  • Single SIM 4G LTE

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

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

Design and Build Quality

The iBall iTab 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 dual speakers on this tablet are found in the rear along with a rear camera and assisting flash for low light photography.

Display

The 8-inch full HD IPS display on this budget Android tablet has a resolution of 1280 x 1200 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 iTab is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.

This Android tablet comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB 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 Go optimized apps in the Play store.

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 iTab has a 4000mAh 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 iTab is one of the best choices if you want an affordable Android tablet with full HD display capable of light multitasking.

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8MP rear shooter

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Powerful octa-core processor

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One year warranty

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Average build quality

 Specifications

Processor1.6GHz Octa core
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB UP to 128 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 5MP Front
Display8-inch Full HD 1200 x 1920 pixels
SIM SupportSingle SIM 4G LTE
Battery4000mAh

6. 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

7. Fusion 5

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Honorable Mention
  • Dual SIM 4G LTE
  • Android 8.1 OS
  • Dedicated SD card slot

Fusion is a UK based marketing company which offers competitively priced Android tablets in developing countries such as India and Brazil.

The Fusion 5 is the company’s entry-level budget Android tablet offering currently on sale in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Fusion 5 tablet as expected is entirely made of plastic.

The quality of the build doesn’t feel as impressive as some of its competitor devices but passable given the dirt-cheap price tag.

This device has a glossy finish backplate which honestly looks ugly and will scratch easily within no time.

The power button and volume rockers are placed on the right side and offer a decent tactile response when pressed.

The charging port, headphone jack and the HDMI output is located on the top part of the tablet.

Display and Camera

This budget Android tablet comes equipped with a 9.6-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

The display feels adequately bright and colourful and the viewing angles are excellent as well.

If you look close enough, you might end up noticing pixelation which is not a deal-breaker when used at normal viewing distances.

The Fusion 5 features an 8MP front camera and 2MP rear camera for occasional video calls and pictures.

Processor and Performance

The Fusion 5 Android tablet has a 13GHz quad-core A53 processor in its heart powering the processes.

This processor along with 2GB RAM is sufficiently capable for casual use cases such as web browsing and media consumption.

The inbuilt storage of 32GB can be further increased with the help of a dedicated SD card if the need arises.

Miscellaneous

This Android tablet does feature dual-SIM 4G LTE cellular connectivity if that’s what you are looking for.

One of the main USP of this tablet is it’s Android 8.1 Oreo OS. While the majority of the tablets currently available in the market runs on outdated operating systems, this is a much-needed change.

Battery Life

This device has a 5000mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for a day and a half worth of moderate usage.

Verdict

If you’re in search of an Android tablet strictly for home usage, the Fusion 5 is one of the better choices in the sub. Rs.10,000 price range.

The latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS makes it compatible with a lot of modern apps which will refuse to run on tablets with outdated Android OS versions.

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IPS display

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Mini HDMI port

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1-year warranty

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Average build quality

 Specifications

Processor1.3GHz Quad core A53
RAM2 GB
Storage32 GB UP to 128 GB
Camera8MP Rear, 2MP FronT
Display9.6 inch HD 1280 x 800 pixels
SIM SupportDual 4G LTE
Battery5000mAh
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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