Tablets are finally back in the trend. Due to the pandemic, everything has shifted online. Now both students and parents need devices to do their respective work. However, most primary kids do not own a phone, and nor is getting them one a safe choice. So here’s a list of best budget tablets in India for you to chose an ideal one from.
They also need a big screen to look at what their teacher is teaching correctly. Well, that’s not only applicable to students. Even employees are benefitted from a big screen, as you have a bigger picture and more control.
However, one need not spend a fortune just to get a tablet. Everything will start going back to the way it was in some time, so getting a budget tablet is a better choice. But with the sheer number of options in the market, it is easy to make a wrong call. Worry not, as we have got you covered.
Here is a list of the best budget tablets in India right now by Daily Tech Suggest.
Common questions that generally may arise in your mind:
- Which is the best tablet in mid-range budget?
- What are the most popular tablets in India?
- Which is the best tablet for students?
- Which tablet is ideal for working from home ?
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Best Budget Tablets in India
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: The best budget tablet
Lenovo Tab M8
8-inch IPS LCD Wi-Fi only MediaTek Helio A22 processor 2GB RAM 5000 mAH lithium-ion battery
The Lenovo Tab M8 is a thin and sleek tablet meant for carrying on the go. However, the design is a bit on the older side, with thick bezels around the screen.
Display and Speakers: The Tab M8 gets an 8-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1280*800 pixels. The display is decent but could have been more vibrant. The brightness maxes out at 350 nits. However, it is good enough for media consumption and light gaming. The detail is there, but it lacks the punchy colours. You also get a TUV certified display that cuts out the blue light to protect your eyes. The tablet also supports Dolby Audio for quality sound during your binge-watches. Processor: The 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio A22 chipset powers the device. Though not the most powerful, the Helio A22 isn't too weak either. One can use it for light gaming, attending zoom meetings and online lectures, but nothing more. However, do expect a little bit of lag in daily usage. RAM and Storage: The Tab M8 is offered in a single variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. While the storage can be upgraded to 128GB, the RAM is relatively less at just 2GB. This will cause performance issues, so do not expect much. Battery: A 5000mAH li-ion polymer battery powers the tablet. The backup is satisfactory if you work with optimal brightness. However, the charging time is very high. Software and Connectivity: The device runs on the Android 9.0 Pie OS. You do not get a sim card slot, but Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options are available. Cameras: There's a single camera at the back- an 8MP shooter with Autofocus. At the front, you get a 2MP camera. To sum it up, the photos are very average, but you do not buy a tablet for taking pictures.
Priced at around Rs.9,000, the Lenovo Tab M8 is one of the best budget tablets in India for multimedia. The display is big and bright and can be used for reading e-books. However, if gaming or multitasking is on your mind, this is not the device for you.
- Big display
- 1-year warranty and decent battery backup
- Less RAM and processing power
- No sim support
02. Honor Pad 5
Honor has had a rough tenure after Google retracted its services from them. However, that does not mean their tablets are bad. They offer quite a lot in the hardware department at a very low price.
8-inch IPS LCD 4G LTE and Wi-Fi support Kirin-710 processor 5100mAH battery Dolby Surround Sound
The Honor Pad 5 weighs 310g but feels light in hand, considering the metal body. It is also pretty sleek but has huge bezels. The tablet also offers a host of kid-friendly features.
Display and Speakers: Pad 5 offers an 8-inch Full-HD(1920 x 1200 pixels) display. The colours look punchy and bright. The touch response is good but could have been better. Netflix and other OTT apps are a treat to watch in Pad 5. Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Surround Sound take care of the audio. It is crisp, clear and loud, and enhances the user experience. Processor: The Kirin 710 is a popular smartphone processor. Where manufacturers shy away from putting powerful processors in tablets, the Honor Pad 5 makes an exception. This makes it a top contender for the best budget tablet in India. The daily operation of the tab is as smooth as it gets. With its GPU Turbo 2.0 feature, the gaming experience is amplified. RAM and Storage: The tablet offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is enough for a lag-free experience. The storage can be upgraded to 512GB via an SD card if needed. Battery: You do have to comprise a bit on the battery considering the performance boost. Still, the 5100mAH battery provides a decent battery backup. Software and Connectivity: The Honor Pad 5 runs on the Android 9.0 OS, with a Magic UI 2.0 skin on top. Magic UI brings many features like Time Limit, Posture Guidance, Blue Ray filter, among others. While 4G LTE is supported, VoLTE isn't. So, Jio sims can not be used to make calls. You also get GPS and Wi-Fi support. Cameras: You get an 8MP camera, both at the front and rear. The cameras are not the best out there but are cut out for online lectures and zoom meetings.
Costing Rs. 12,998, the Honor Pad 5 is undoubtedly one of the best budget tablets in India right now. It supports calling, has excellent performance and a good display. Overall, it is a solid package for absolutely anybody.
- Excellent performance with plethora of features
- Supports 4G LTE and has 1-year warranty
- The probability of future updates is low
- Battery capacity could have been more
03. Huawei MediaPad T5
Huawei is Honor’s parent company, and thus is facing the same problem. While for any other company, this would have been a huge blow, Huawei seemed to be prepared for it, as they were in the process of developing their own software.
10.1-inch Full-HD display Wi-Fi and LTE support Kirin 659 processor Huawei Histen Audio
The Huawei MediaPad T5 weighs around 460g and is also pretty slim considering the 8mm height. The tablet has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is suitable for consuming multimedia.
Display and Speakers: The Huawei MediaPad T5 boasts of a 10.1-inch Full HD display. It is an IPS LCD that offers 224 PPI. The display is sharp and has good detail. The colours are bright but lack the desired punch. The tablet has dual stereo speakers with Huawei Histen Audio support. As expected, the audio is loud and crisp Processor: Huawei, like its daughter company, does not shy away from providing good processors in their tablets. The Kirin 659 is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.36Ghz. It is powerful enough for multitasking and light gaming. However, push it more than its limits, and you will be disappointed. RAM and Storage: The device is available in a single variant of 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. While it can be expanded to 256GB, the RAM is the disappointing one. You may face lag in everyday tasks, as the RAM doesn't support the processor. Battery: The MediaPad T5 packs in a 5100mAH capacity battery. The backup provided is enough for a day when you use the tablet rationally. Software and Connectivity: This tablet features the Huawei Emotion UI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. The software comes with its list of features like Eye-Comfort mode, Children's Corner, Huawei Histen Audio and many more. In terms of connectivity, the MediaPad T5 gets LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Again, there's no support for VoLTE. There's also a Wi-Fi-only version that costs Rs.2000 less. Cameras: You get a 5MP rear camera with Autofocus and a 2MP front camera.The cameras are the most disappointing aspect of this device.
The Huawei MediaPad T5 can only be the best budget tablet in India for a limited demographic. If you need calling support on their device with a good multimedia capability, the MediaPad T5 is for you.
- Good display and excellent sound
- 1-year warranty and Support for LTE
- Decent battery backup
- Lacks RAM
Personally recommended by me. I have been using this for long with no issues But be sure about the features that it comes with.Rest everything is fine. Cheers!!!
04. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
10.4-inch display Wi-Fi support Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos
The Samsung Tab A7 is thin and stylish and has a plastic body. The device feels a bit flimsy in hand, unlike its competitors. Weighing 476g, it is relatively light, considering the massive battery it houses.
Display and Speakers: The Tab A7 has a 10.4-inch Immersive display that has a resolution of 2000 X 1200 pixels. The display is probably the best among the competition, which is expected considering it's Samsung. This device boasts of Quad stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The audio is loud, clear and pleasing to the ears. Multimedia is a joy in the Tab A7. Processor: Snapdragon 662 runs the Tab A7, and hence, it is decently powerful. But with Samsung devices tend to lag after a few months, so be vary. Other than that, everyday performance is good and won't create a problem. RAM and Storage: You get 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and this is probably one of the only two downsides of the Tab A7. The RAM is less, with 4GB being the staple in the competition. The effects are seen in gaming, where the device struggles. Storage can be upgraded to 1TB with an SD card. Battery: The Tab A7 houses a massive 7040mAH battery. Now that's something worth the size. The battery backup is excellent, but it comes with its share of con- insanely long charging times. Software and Connectivity: The Tab A7 runs on Android 10 OS, with Samsung's OneUI 2.5 on top. You do get a bunch of pre-installed apps, but those can be deleted, so that's not an issue. Connectivity is the tablet's second downside. While the competitors provide LTE support, the Tab A7 lacks it. You only get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Cameras: The rear camera is an 8MP shooter, while the front one is 5MP. The cameras are enough for online lectures and zoom meetings, but lack in pictures.
Priced at Rs. 17,999, you should only skip the Samsung Tab A7 if you need to for calling and gaming. For all other users, the Tab A7 is probably the best budget tablet in India right now.
- Excellent battery backup , 1-year warranty
- Amazing sound and Good display
- Less RAM
- No LTE support
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05. Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet
And we see Lenovo again. I wasn’t joking when I said that they make some of the best budget tablets in India. Their product line is massive and covers tablets in almost every price category.
10.1-inch Full HD display LTE support Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 7000mAH lithium-ion battery Dolby Atmos
The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet has a unique design that is quite helpful. It comes with an in-built kickstand that eradicates the need to hold it with your hands. With the Google Assistant Ambient Mode, you can use your tab as a Google Smart Display.
Display and Speakers: The tablet comes with a 10.1-inch Full-HD display, which is decently bright and shows true colours. However, it could have been better. Speakers are one of the highlights here. You get two JBL Hi-Fi speakers with Dolby Atmos. So, you get surround sound, which is extremely helpful while playing games. Processor: This one's a bit of a let-down. You get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, which is a budget smartphone chipset. The performance is likewise, so do not expect a lot. You can still game but at the cost of a laggy experience. RAM and Storage: The Yoga Smart Tab is offered in a single variant- 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, which can be extended to 256GB via an SD card. Battery: The tablet boasts of a huge 7000mAH battery, which gives excellent battery backup. Combined with the in-built stand and great speakers, you have the perfect binge-watching machine. Software and Connectivity: Android 9.0 takes care of the software. There is no bloatware pre-installed, and you get a stock Android experience. The tablet has LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. You can also use it as a smart hub with Google Assistant. Cameras: An 8MP lens handles the camera department at the rear and a 5MP shooter at the front. The quality is satisfactory, and one can use it for video conferences.
Priced at Rs.19,999, the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet is for people looking for an all-round package. You get call support along with excellent battery backup and great sound. Indeed, it deserves its spot as one of the best budget tablets in India.
- Excellent battery backup and in-built stand
- It can be used as a Google smart hub and has 1-year warranty
- Weak processor
- Decent display
Every user has their own share of needs and requirements in a tablet. As they target such a small demographic, it is difficult to make a perfect tablet. But companies need to address the issue of putting sub-par processors in tablets. Gaming is enhanced on these devices, with a large screen and good sound. But if the processor can’t handle it, it’s of no use.
A device may be perfect for you, may not be perfect for someone else. So, choose wisely.