Top 5 Budget Tablets

Just a couple of day’s back we reviewed the Datawind Ubislate 7c+ and found the experience to be just average at best. If you’re looking for a budget tablet with a price tag of Rs 10k there are a ton of Android options. There is hardly a day that does go by when we do not hear about a new tablet being launched in the market. While it is not really fair to compare an Rs 10,000 tablet with one half its cost we have kept in mind that the tablet should have at least a 1GHz processor and come with Android 4.0 which should offer a decent Android experience.

Acer Iconia B1-A71 (Rs 8,000)


Look under at the under 10k segment and you’re not going to find any branded names except for Acer Iconia B1-A71. This entry-level device features a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor. It only has a 0.3 megapixel camea. It has 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card and 512MB of RAM. This tablet runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and costs around Rs 8,000.

Micromax Funbook Pro (Rs 10,000)


Micromax’s Funbook Pro is one of the most popular tablets in this price range. It has 10.1-inches screen and boasts a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, which is ideal for watching videos, reading e-books and playing games. The Funbook Pro has a VGA front-facing camera, 8 GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 32 GB, and Wi-Fi. The Funbook Pro is powered by a 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor and supports a 3G dongle. There is 0.3-megapixel front camera and it comes with Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich. It available at Rs 10,000 online and in the retail markets.

HCL ME Tablet U1 (Rs 7,000)


The HCL ME Tablet V1 comes with Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Processor and has a GC430 3D GPU graphics card. It has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. It has a 2 megapixel primary and 0.3 megapixel secondary camera. It supports 3G via an external dongle. It also has a SIM slot for GPRS/ EDGE connectivity. It has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. It features a 3,200 mAh Lithium Battery which offers decent battery life. It comes with the ME App Store along with certain other apps like 3D Digital Weather Clock, Bigflix, Friendcaster, , Cleartrip, LinkedIn, Sweet N Spicy, Thinkfree Office & Times of India preinstalled. It is available for around Rs 7,000.

Zync Z-999 Plus (Rs 9,000)


This Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet which launched at Rs 12,000 is now available at Rs 9,000. This tablet has a 7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) TFT capacitive touch screen display and supports 3G data connectivity and voice calling through an on-board SIM card slot. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz single-core ARM Cortex 8 processor. It has a 2 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls. It is just 8mm thick and weighs only 340 grams. It comes with apps such as movie player, iBibo, BBC news and WhatsApp preloaded. It has 512MB RAM, 8GB internal memory which can be expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD. It has a 4,200 mAh which is one of the largest in this category.

Lava E-Tab XTRON (Rs 6,500)


Lava’s eTab Xtron features a 7-inch multi-touch IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The Xtron supports 3G USB dongles for high speed internet access. Various games, social networking and productivity apps have been pre-installed on the tablet. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor and Quad Core GPU. It has a 2 megapixel front camera. Its internal memory is limited at 8 GB but it supports a microSD card of up to 32 GB capacity. It has a 3500 mAh battery. It is priced at Rs 6,500 which is a pretty great price considering the pricing.

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