Affordable Tablets under Rs.10,000 in India: Comparison

  • Posted on: 18 February 2017
  • By: sasi

Though affordably priced under Rs.10,000, these tablets can be used for a variety of purposes like Education, Entertainment and Messaging. Students will find their ideal tablet in this price range.

This post is a Pro-Con analysis and comparison of the below tablets under Rs.10,000

S.No Tablet Model Approx. Price
1. Lenovo Tab3 7 Essential Tablet (7 inch, 16GB,Wi-Fi+3G with Voice Calling) Rs.6,300
2. iBall Slide Wings Tablet (8 inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi+ 3G with Voice Calling) Rs.8,000
3. Lenovo Tab 3 730X Tablet (7 inch, 16GB, WiFi + 4G + Voice Calling) Rs.10,000
4. iBall Slide Wondro 10 Tablet (10.1 inch, 8GB, Wi-Fi) Rs.7,000
5. iBall Slide 1026-Q18 Tablet (10.1 inch, 8GB, Wi-Fi+3G+Voice Calling) Rs.7,500
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What to expect from Tablets under Rs.10,000?

  • Display sizes: Display sizes vary from 7 inch to 10 inch tablets
  • Display resolution: A decent pixel density in this price range is 170 ppi. Some offer IPS screen .
  • O/s: Android Lollipop and above.
  • Voice calling: Expect dual sim or atleast a single sim.
  • Processor: The average processor is 1.3 Ghz quad core. Note that the average processor in tablets under Rs.5,000 is also 1.3 Ghz. So, there is no improvement in this regard despite being priced higher. It is common to have GPU, which makes them good for playing games. Depending upon the RAM, you should be able to do some moderate gaming without lag.
  • RAM: 1GB is the minimum that you will get. Some good ones have 2GB RAM.
  • Storage: An average of 16GB internal storage with expandable storage upto 32GB.
  • Connectivity: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB are common.
  • GPS: GPS with Assisted GPS (A-GPS).
  • Camera: You will generally get 5MP rear camera with 2MP front camera. A few of them can have LED flash and Auto Focus.
  • Battery: Non-removable batteries with around 4000 mAh capacity.
  • Weight: Varies from a light 260gms to over 700 grams
  • WhatsApp: Almost all are voice calling tablets with sim card slot, so you should not have any problem using WhatsApp.
  • No HDMI ports.


Pro-Con Analysis and Comparison


I)Lenovo Tab3 7 Essential Tablet (7 inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi+3G with Voice Calling)

Lenovo Tab3 7 Essential Tablet
Approx. Selling Price: 6,300.00

Note: This is different from the Lenovo Tab 3 Essential which is priced under Rs. 5,000

I wouldn't call this an exceptional tablet but it has a plenty of decent features at a low price.

Pros:

  • Lightweight at 300 gms.
  • Dolby Audio

Cons:

  • 3G support is WCDMA only. Other tablets offer HSPA also which is faster than WCDMA.
  • Battery capacity is 3,450 mAh which is lower than the average of 4000mAh in this price range.
  • 2MP and 0.3MP cameras. You can generally get 5MP and 2MP cameras in this price.
  • No camera Flash. No AutoFocus.

OK:

  • 7 inch display size with 1024x600 pixels with a pixel density of 169 ppi.
  • Android Lollipop
  • Single SIM for voice calling.
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek quad core processor. GPU is ARM Mali-T720 MP2.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 16GB internal storage (around 11GB user available). Expandable storage upto 32GB.
  • USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio.
  • GPS with A-GPS support


II)iBall Slide Wings Tablet (8 inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi+ 3G with Voice Calling)

iBall Slide Wings Tablet
Approx. Selling Price: 8,000.00

Pros:

  • 2GB RAM
  • Dual SIM (normal sim + micro sim) with 3G support on both SIMs.
  • Multi-user: Android has introduced multi-user feature with Lollipop. But some tablets have disabled this feature. Luckily iBall Slide Wings has enabled this feature.
  • Indian languages: 21 Indian language keyboard input. 9 Indian languages as system language.
  • Screen pixel density of 188ppi
  • Camera flash
  • 3G support on both SIMS. It supports HSPA in addition to WCDMA for faster 3G speeds.
  • 4300mAh Li-Polymer camera.

Cons:

  • Heavy at 721 gms.

OK:

  • 8 inch.
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
  • 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 ARM quad core processor. GPU is Mali 400MP.
  • 16GB internal storage (around 11.5GB user available). Expandable upto 32GB.
  • USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio
  • GPS with A-GPS support.
  • 5MP AutoFocus Rear Camera (software enhanced to 8MP). 2MP front camera.


III)Lenovo Tab 3 730X Tablet (7 inch, 16GB, WiFi + 4G + Voice Calling)

Lenovo Tab 3 730X Tablet
Approx. Selling Price: 10,000.00

Pros:

  • Splash proof display screen
  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby. Both micro SIMs. There is no separate microSD slot. One of the sim slots also works as a microSD card. You can either use
  • a) two sim cards OR
    b) one sim card and one microSD card.

  • 4G LTE support. Both the SIMs support 4G/3G/2G. Please note that this tablet does not support VoLTE (Voice over LTE). If you want to use Reliance Jio's 4G VoLTE feature, you can download their app Jio4GVoice. Jio4GVoice enhances your non-VoLTE 4G phone with VoLTE capabilities.
  • 2GB RAM
  • Expandable storage upto 64GB. Note: There is no dedicated microSD slot. Use one of the sim slots for microSD.
  • Lightweight at 260 gms.
  • Multi-user
  • Dolby Audio

Cons:

  • 3450mAh Li-ion battery (Non-removable). That is much lower than the average capacity in this price range.
  • No camera flash.

OK:

  • 7 inch display with 1024x600 resolution. 169ppi.
  • 1GHz 64-bit MediaTek quad core processor. GPU is ARM Mali-T720 MP2
  • 16GB internal storage.
  • USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio
  • GPS with A-GPS support.
  • 5MP AutoFocus Rear camera, 2MP front camera.


IV)iBall Slide Wondro 10 Tablet (10.1 inch, 8GB, Wi-Fi)

iBall Slide Wondro 10 Tablet
Approx. Selling Price: 7,000.00

Pros:

  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • 4060mAh Li-Polymer. Note: non-removable battery
  • Indian languages: 21 Indian language keyboard input. 9 Indian languages as system language.

Cons:

  • Low Pixel density of 149ppi
  • No SIM card slot for voice calling.
  • Low internal storage of 8GB. 4.22GB user available.
  • No 3G support since there is no sim.
  • No WhatsApp since there is no sim. If you have a phone with WhatsApp in it, you can use the workaround mentioned here to access WhatsApp webapp on your tablet.

OKs:

  • 10.1 inch display size. Larger screen size may not be a big advantage as the pixel density is low (149ppi).
  • 1.3GHz quadcore processor. GPU is Mali 450MP
  • 1GB RAM
  • Expandable storage upto 32GB
  • USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio
  • GPS with A-GPS support.
  • 5MP Rear camera (no AutoFocus). 2MP front camera.
  • 499 gms.


V)iBall Slide 1026-Q18 Tablet (10.1 inch, 8GB, Wi-Fi+3G+Voice Calling)

iBall Slide 1026-Q18 Tablet
Approx. Selling Price: 7,500.00

Pros:

  • Dual SIM Dual Standby
  • 3G support (WCDMA+HSPA)
  • LED Flash
  • 4600mAH Li-polymer battery. Note: non-removable
  • Wire-free FM Radio with in-built antenna. So, no need to use your headphone as antenna.

Cons:

  • 117 ppi. That is way too low than the average 170ppi in this price range.
  • Android 4.4 kitkat operating system. Other tablets run on Lollipop or Marshmallow.
  • 8GB internal storage. Most other tablets in this price range offer 16GB storage.
  • Heavier at 603 gms.

OKs:

  • 10.1 inch display size. Though the size is big, it is not necessarily an advantage as the pixel density has been compromised at 117ppi. I expect atleast 170ppi pixel density in this price range.
  • 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 ARM quad core processor. GPU is Mali 400 MP.
  • 1GB RAM
  • Expandable storage upto 32GB.
  • USB, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS support.
  • 5MP AutoFocus Rear camera, 2MP front camera.

Feature Comparison: Top 3 Tablets under Rs.5000

Lenovo Tab3 7 Essential Tablet iBall Slide Wings Tablet Lenovo Tab 3 730X Tablet
Display size 7 inch 8 inch 7 inch
Resolution 1024x600; 169ppi; IPS 1280x800; 188; IPS 1024x600; 169ppi; IPS splash-proof IP52 with P2i nano coating technology
O/s Android Lollipop Android Lollipop Android Marshmallow
Voice Call Yes Dual SIM, Dual Standby Dual SIM (micro+micro) Dual Standby (4G+4G)
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek quad core processor 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 ARM quad core processor 1GHz 64-bit MediaTek quad core processor
GPU Mali-T720 MP2 Mali 400 MP Mali-T720 MP2
RAM 1GB 2GB 2GB
Internal storage 16GB (11GB user available) 16GB (approx 11.5 available) 16 GB
Expandable storage upto 32GB upto 32GB upto 64GB
Connectivity USB, WiFi, Bluetooth USB, WiFi, Bluetooth USB, WiFi, Bluetooth
Data (2g/3g/4g) 3G. WCDMA 3G support on both sims. HSPA+WCDMA 2G/3G/4G support on both sims
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Camera 2MP/0.3MP. No Auto Focus, No Flash 5MP, AutoFocus, Flash / 2MP; 5MP AutoFocus / 2MP; No Flash
Battery Capacity 3450mAh Li-ion (non-removable) 4300mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable) 3450mAH lithium-ion battery; non-removable
Weight 300 gms 721 gms 260 gms
FM Radio Yes Yes Yes
Other specs Dolby Audio 1. Multi-user
2. 21 regional language keyboard & 9 Indian system language
1. Multi-user
2. Dolby Audio
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