Apart from the Chinese rebranded tablets that are present in the country, there are hardly any other choices, but the recent few launches from Asus including Nexus 7, have made the market dynamics interesting. Samsung continues to be present everywhere and provides decent and feature-rich tablets.
Following is our list of best five Android tablets available in the country.
Made by Asus in partnership with Google, Nexus 7 continues to be one of the most popular Android tablets worldwide. The tablet was recently launched in India, first by Google in Play Store, then by Asus in the retail market. With the excellent design, latest Android version and attractive pricing, Nexus 7 is a no-brainer for many; however with the impending launch of Nexus 7 successor in around 50-60 days, you might want to wait. We will still recommend Nexus 7 as there is no surety on when Google or Asus will release Nexus 7 II in India.
- Nexus 7 16GB Wi-Fi only version – INR 15,999
- Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi only version – INR 18,999
- Nexus 7 32GB 3G+ Wi-Fi version – INR 21,999
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310, Tab 2 311)
This seven-inch Android tablet from Samsung has been the most popular tablet in the country. First launched as 3G plus Wi-Fi version, it was joined by Wi-Fi only version a few weeks ago. It might not have the quad-core processor like Nexus 7, but thanks to a more attractive pricing, it is great option in its own way.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 with 3G+Wi-Fi – INR 16,499
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 with Wi-Fi – INR 12,899 (INR 10,499 on Flipkart)
Samsung Galaxy Note 800
Looking for a ten-inch Android tablet, you should consider Samsung Galaxy Note 800. Packed with impressive specifications and S-Pen stylus, it is probably your best option for a 10-inch tablet in the country. It might not have a great build quality, but software customisations like multi-window will make multi-tasking even easier for you.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 800 3G+Wi-Fi – INR 35,190
Acer Iconia B1
Nexus 7 and Samsung tablets are a little out of your budget; don’t worry. Acer Iconia B1 is great option for seven-inch tablet enthusiasts, who don’t want to spend too much on a tablet purchase. Packed with nice features and brand credibility, it is certainly a better option than the Chinese tablets available for lower prices.
- Acer Iconia Tab B1 Wi-Fi only – INR 7,999
Asus Memo Pad
Following the launch of Acer Iconia B1, Asus also jumped in the budget tablet segment. Memo Pad takes cue from Nexus 7’s excellent build quality, thus it is one of the best made budget tablets that you can find in the market. The specifications might not be earth-shattering, but I would still recommend it over rebranded options available in the country. You can always spend 6K more and get yourself a Nexus 7 tablet.
- Asus Memo Pad Wi-Fi only- INR 9,999