Best tablets for 2021

Best tablets for 2021
Best tablets for 2021
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Apple’s iPads are regarded as the best tablets currently available, but none of them come cheap. If you’re looking for an affordable tablet, your best options will run on Android. In this compilation, we’ve included the best cheap tablets in India in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment.Tablets were not considered as important primary devices, but the Covid-19 pandemic gave an impetus to the entire category to keep up with the increase in content consumption, eLearning needs of students apart from some light office work on the go.

Thankfully, neither of those use cases need powerful specifications — a budget tablet should suffice most users.

Best tablets in India

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Realme Pad

Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Lenovo Tab M10

With phones getting bigger and the advent of foldable phones, tablets had been rendered redundant for many. But with a shift in usage patterns, they have now got a second lease of life. However, very few players remain in the market, as you’ll see from this buying guide.

Notably, while the current selection of tablets under Rs 20,000 is a little small, however, we expect Chinese brands like Oppo, OnePlus, and Vivo to enter this space in the near future. If you want something a little more capable, it might be worth considering the new crop of Chromebooks from HP and Asus that have come to India, or even convertible laptops such as the Avita Cosmos 2-in-1 — all of which are at the same price point.

As always, hit the View Deal button alongside the listings to check the current pricing and availability of all the products listed here, as stocks can be a little difficult to come by. Until then, these are the best budget tablets in India for media consumption, gaming, studies, and more:

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Weight: 366g | Display: 8.7-inch HD+ | OS: Android 11 | CPU: MediaTek Helio P22 | RAM: 3 GB | Storage: 32 GB | Battery: 5100mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Android 11
Dual speakers
HD+ display

Samsung recently refreshed its affordable tablet lineup in India with the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, hoping to get a piece of the content consumption and eLearning pie. It has an 8.7-inch TFT display with an HD+ resolution and metal construction, giving it a compact yet hefty design.

If you’re big on content consumption, you’ll enjoy the dual stereo speaker setup along with the large display as well as the expandable storage possibilities. By default, it has 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM assisting the MediaTek Helio P22T (MT8768T) processor.

It has a 5,100mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite fits into the Samsung ecosystem with the ability to be used as an extended display, send texts, receive calls, etc. The Knox security suite is also available.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is priced at Rs 11,999 for the Wi-Fi-only variant and Rs 14,999 for the LTE model.

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Wi-Fi: Rs 11,999 | LTE: Rs 14,999

Realme Pad

Realme Pad

Budget tablet done right

Weight: 440 grams | Display: 10.4 inch WUXGA+ | OS: Android 11 | CPU: MediaTek Helio G80 | RAM: 3GB | 4GB | Storage: 32GB | 64GB | Battery: 7100 mAh | 18W | Rear camera: 8 MP | Front Camera: 8 MP

Sleek design
Clean software
Powerful quad-speakers
Display attracts smudges
No fingerprint scanner
Slow to charge

The Realme Pad is the company’s first-ever tablet and has been launched at a crucial time wherein the demand for large-sized devices is at its all-time high. The tablet comes with a modern thin-bezel design with flat edges. This tablet has a 10.4-inch display that can come in handy for all practical purposes like – reading, watching movies or even light office work.

It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. The tablet supports storage extension up to 1TB via a micro-SD card. This tablet supports WiFi and 4G connectivity and comes with dual sim capabilities.

It has an 8-megapixel camera on the front as well as rear and draws power from a 7100 mAh battery pack that supports up to 18W fast charging. The tablet comes with an aluminum alloy body and can be paired with Bluetooth accessories like a keyboard and mouse.

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3GB+32GB – Rs 15,999 | 4GB+64GB -Rs. 17,999

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Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen)

Display: 8-inch HD | Processor: MediaTek Helio A22 | RAM: 2/3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5000mAh | OS: Android 9.0 Pie | Rear camera: 8MP | Font camera: 2MP

Affordable
Dolby Atmos
Dated design
Android 9 Pie

The 2nd generation Lenovo Tab M8 features an 8-inch HD display. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset clocked at 2GHz. It is paired with 2 or 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. You also get microSD card support of up to 128GB.

On the connectivity front, you get only Wi-Fi with this model. It supports both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The tab is packed with a 5,000mAh battery and runs on Android 9 Pie. You also get a 2MP snapper at the front and an 8MP rear camera. The Tab M8 is also packed with TUV certified display, 8.15 mm slim metallic body, and Dolby audio

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Weight: 476g | Display: 10.4-inch Full HD+ | OS: Android 10 | CPU: Snapdragon 662 | RAM: 3 GB | Storage: 32 GB | Battery: 7,040mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Big screen
Quad speakers
No LTE support

Samsung’s latest tablet for the Indian market, the Galaxy Tab A7 is priced slightly over Rs 15,000. However, with festive season sales going on, you can grab the tablet at a discounted price that will bring the price close to Rs 15,000. With the Galaxy Tab A7, you get a 10.4-inch Full HD+ screen and there is also a quad-speaker setup powered by Dolby Atmos audio which makes this a perfect media consumption device.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is powered by Snapdragon 662 SoC and is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. You also get a microSD card slot for storage expansion. However, this is only a Wi-Fi model and does not come with a SIM card slot. There is also an LTE version available for Rs 21,999.

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Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Rs 17,999 on Amazon

Lenovo Tab M10

Lenovo Tab M10

Weight: 520g | Display: 10.1-inch Full HD | OS: Android 9 Pie | CPU: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 2/3 GB | Storage: 16/32 GB | Battery: 7,000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

LTE support
Big screen
Average battery life

Another tablet from Lenovo, the Tab M10 is a big-screen tablet with a 10.1-inch Full HD display. It also comes with both Wi-Fi and LTE support making it convenient for people who are on the go as well. The Lenovo Tab M10 is available in two configurations 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB options. The tablet is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC.

It comes with a big 7000mAh battery on board which should last for a day at least and there is an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Lenovo Tab M10 is ideal for those who are looking for a tablet with a big screen, big battery, good performance, and a decent camera for online classes or calls.

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Rs 15,998 on Amazon

Best cheap tablets in India

Best tablets in India under Rs 20,000
Tablet Price
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Rs 11,999
Realme Pad Rs 15,999 | Rs 17,999
Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen) Rs 10,690
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Rs 17,999
Lenovo Tab M10 Rs 15,999