Android tablets are perfect devices for customers looking for a product, which can provide on-the-go computing in a handy and compact design. As Google continues to polish Android for tablets with each new version, we are seeing a great deal of manufacturers entering the business and launching quality tablets in the market.
Buying a tablet can be a daunting task with dozens of options to choose from, however don’t worry, we will help you out. We have researched and compiled a list of the best Android tablets, currently available for under INR 20,000 in the country.
This buying guide is divided into two sections, one for the consumers looking to get a 3G + Wi-Fi Android tablets and other for the ones, who can be happy with just Wi-Fi connectivity.
Best 3G/ 4G Android tablets:
Lenovo Tab S8: Launched in December 2014, Lenovo’s S8 comes with an 8-inch 1920x1200p IPS display and is powered by 1.86GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The highlight of the tablet is the support for both 4G LTE connectivity and voice-calling. S8 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and packs 16GB of internal memory with no expansion slot. It also sports an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.6MP front-facing camera. Lenovo Tab S8 can be grabbed for INR 17,490 from Flipkart.
Dell Venue 8 (2014): Dell might not have succeeded in the Android smartphone arena, but the company has been producing some quality tablets. Dell’s Venue 8 tablet features an 8-inch 1920x1200p IPS display and is powered by 2.1GHz Intel Atom Z3480 dual-core processor. Venue 8 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using microSD card of up to 32GB. In addition, Dell has included a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter and 4100mAh battery in the tablet. Dell Venue 8 (2014) can be purchased from Flipkart for INR 15,999. Those who prefer a 7-inch display can take a look at its smaller sibling, Dell Venue 7 (2014) available on Flipkart starting INR 10,716.
Asus Fonepad 7 (2014): Asus is a known name in the tablet industry, thanks to the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablets. Asus’ Fonepad 7 has a 7-inch 1024x600p display and comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat). Intel’s 1.2GHz Atom Z2520 processor powers the tablet along with 1GB of RAM. The tablet sports a 2MP rear camera with a 0.3MP front-facing camera. The tablet also comes with dual-SIM support as well as 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded using microSD cards of upto 64GB. Asus Fonepad 7 (2014) can be grabbed from Flipkart for INR 7,990.
Huawei Honor T1: For the last few quarters, Huawei has been introducing some quite capable smartphones as well as tablets as a part of its Honor line-up and the Honor T1 is one such device. It sports an 8-inch HD display and is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. It also comes with Android 4.3, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot. In addition, Huawei has included 3G and voice-calling support in the tablet. It can be grabbed for as low as INR 9,499 from Flipkart.
Best Wi-Fi only Android tablets:
XOLO Tegra Play Note: NVIDIA’s Tegra Note 7, which is marketed by XOLO in India as Tegra Play Note recently received a price-cut, turning it into a great option for budget tablet customers. The tablet features a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS display, 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera along with a 0.3MP front shooter and 16GB of internal storage. The XOLO Play Tegra Note has already received the Android 4.4 Kitkat update and is expected to get Android 5.0 update in the coming months, which makes it a very attractive option. The Tegra Play Note also supports styli using NVIDIA’s DirectStylus technology. The tablet can be grabbed from Amazon for INR 7,999.
Dell Venue 7 (Wi-Fi only): Similar to the 3G version of the tablet, it features a slim (9.6mm) design with 7-inch 1280x800p IPS display and is powered by 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor. Venue 7 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using microSD cards of up to 32GB. Dell has also included a 5MP rear camera, 1MP front shooter, 4100mAh battery in the tablet. It can be purchased from Flipkart starting INR 9,890. Dell Venue 8 is also available in a Wi-Fi only option.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Neo: The Wi-Fi only third-generation version of the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab was launched a year back. The tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sports a 7-inch 1024x600p display. Tab 3 Neo comes with 8GB inbuilt storage expandable to 40GB using microSD cards. In addition, the tablet has a 2MP rear camera and lacks a front-facing camera. It is powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. Weighing 310 grams, the tablet packs 3600mAh battery capable of providing 8 hours of video playback. Galaxy Tab 3 Neo can be purchased from Snapdeal for INR 9,799.
Google Nexus 7 (2013): Asus-made Nexus 7 is still synonymous with being the best value for money tablet in a 7-inch category. It comes with a 1920x1200p IPS display and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop). It is powered by 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and packs 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. Nexus 7 also packs in 3950mAh battery capable of providing upto 10 hours of browsing time. Google Nexus 7 2013 can be purchased from Flipkart for INR 15,999.