Top 12 Cheap Android Tablets Available in India

Tablets are quite the rage these days, and almost every manufacturer worth its salt already has jumped into this segment. Apple’s iPad is still unbeatable as far as quality is concerned. However, quality doesn’t come cheap, and not everyone can afford to spend thirty thousand bucks on a tablet. The good news is that there are quite a few cheaper alternatives available. Almost all the budget tablets use Android, and offer a fairly decent bang for the buck. Here are the best budget Android tablets available in India.

1. HeroTab

Hero-Tab-Tablet

OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 – 1 GHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 4 GB internal, MicroSD up to 32 GB (4GB free)
Camera: 1.3 MP front
Display: 800 x 480, Capacitive
Size: 7 inch
Battery: Li-on 4500 mAh
Wi-Fi (Wireless 802.11 b/g), External 3G dongle supported
Price: $190 (Rs. 8,500)
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2. Reliance 3G Tab

Reliance-3G-Tab-Tablet

OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 800 MHz
Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB (4GB free)
Camera: 2MP rear, VGA front
Display: 800 x 480, Capacitive
Size: 7 inch
Battery: Li-on 3400 mAh
3G (EDGE, HSDPA) and Wi-Fi (Wireless 802.11 b/g)
Price: 13,000 + Data plan charges
Official Website

3. MSI Enjoy

OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 4GB Internal Storage, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Camera: 2MP dual
Display: 800 x 480 for 7 in edition, 1024 x 768 for 10 inch edition, Resistive
Size: 7 inch and 10 inch
Battery: Lithium Battery 3.7V/4000mAh
Wi-Fi Only (Wireless 802.11 b/g)
Price: Rs. 14,000 and 15,000

4. iBall Slide

iBall-Slide

OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8
Memory: 8GB Internal Storage, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Camera: 2MP front camera
Display: 800 x 480, Capacitive
Size: 7 inch
Battery: Lithium Battery 4400mAh
Wi-Fi Only (3G supported through external dongle)
Price: Rs. 14,000
Official Website

5. Mercury mTab

OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: Unknown 1.2 GHz Triple Core Processor
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 4GB Internal Storage, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Camera: 1.3 MP front camera
Display: 800 x 480
Size: 7 inch
Battery: Lithium Battery 4000mAh
Wi-Fi Only (3G supported through external dongle)
Price: Rs. 9,500

6. Beetel MagiQ BMQ-01

OS: Android 2.2 (FroYo)
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory: 8 GB Internal Storage, MicroSD up to 16 GB
Camera: 2MP rear, 0.3 MP front
Display: 800 x 480, Resistive
Size: 7 inch
Battery: Lithium Battery 2200mAh
3G (EDGE, HSDPA) and Wi-Fi (Wireless 802.11 b/g)
Price: Rs. 9,000

7. HCL ME AE7-A1

HCL-Me-Android-Tablet

OS: Android 2.2 (FroYo)
Processor: ARM 11, 800MHz Processor
Memory: 256MB DDR2 RAM
Display: 800 x 480 pixels, resistive touch-screen
Size: 7 inch
Battery: Li-Po 2400mAH Battery
Wi-Fi Only (Wireless 802.11 b/g)
Price: Rs. 11,000
Official Website

8. Huawei Smakit S7

Huawei-Smakit-S7-Tablet

OS: Android 2.2 (FroYo)
Processor: ARM Cortex A8 768MHZ
Memory: 256MB RAM, up to 32GB SD card.
Camera: 3.2 MP
Display: 800 x 480 pixels, resistive touch-screen
Size: 7 inch
Battery: 3250 mAh
3G and Wi-Fi (Wireless 802.11 b/g/n)
Price: Rs. 14,000
Official Website

9. Magnum Pepper

OS: Android 2.2 (FroYo)
Processor: Unknown 800 MHz Processor
Memory: 256 MB RAM, 2GB Internal Storage, MicroSD up to 32 GB
Camera: Front camera
Display: 800 x 480
Size: 7 inch
Wi-Fi Only (3G supported through external dongle)
Price: Rs. 5,000
Official Website

10. Infibeam Android Phi

Infibeam-Phi-Tablet

OS: Android 1.5 (CupCake)
Processor: ARM9 600MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM, 8GB built-in, and up to 32GB SD card.
Display: 800 x 480 pixels, resistive touch-screen
Size: 7 inch
Wi-Fi only
Price: Rs. 15,000
Official Website

11. Binatone Home Surf

OS: Android 1.6 (Donut)
Processor: ARM 11 667 MHz
Memory: 128 RAM, 2GB internal storage, MicroSD supported.
Display: 800 x 600 pixels, resistive touch-screen
Size: 8 inch
Battery: Li-Po 2400mAH Battery
Wi-Fi Only (Wireless 802.11 b/g)
Price: Rs. 9,000
Official Website

12. C2K

OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: Unknown
Memory: 2 GB internal, MicroSD up to 32 GB (4GB free)
Camera: 1.3 MP front, 5 MP back
Display: Unknown
Size: 7 inch
Wi-Fi only
Price: Rs. 7,000

A cheap Android tablet can’t be expected to compete with the likes of iPad 2, Galaxy Tab, Xoom, or Adam. If you want a top of the line tablet experience, be prepared to spend more than Rs. 25,000. However, if your requirements are not very demanding, you should be able to get a tablet that satisfies your needs for less than Rs. 15,000. While purchasing a budget tablet pay attention to its specifications. For example, capacitive touch alone can make a world of difference as far as usability is concerned. Also, if your system doesn’t have enough CPU power or RAM, be prepared for a frustratingly laggy experience. Having a newer version of Android also helps. Although, Honeycomb is the tablet optimised version of Android, none of the budget tablets feature it as Google has shared its source code with only few selected partners. Gingerbread is as good as it gets in the budget tablet segment.

The HeroTab offers unbelievable bang for the buck, but support will probably be a big issue with it. If you want peace of mind, the 3G Tab introduced by Reliance, as well as iBall Slide are better options. However, the Reliance 3G Tab will cost you almost twice as much as the HeroTab, once you consider the data charges.

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15 Responses to Top 12 Cheap Android Tablets Available in India

  1. Ashwin Saxena September 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    The Hero tab is really a great budget device except I’m not sure about it’s after sales services… It’s not a well known brand let alone trusted..

    I’ve used Reliance Tab for few minutes and it’s just damn shitty in my opinion… The battery life sucks..

    For now iBall slide is the best option… now just need 14K bucks :(

  2. purchase settlements September 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Grreat review of affordable tablets. They are still a bit pricey for me but I guess I will have to wait to they come down some.

  3. Gazz September 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Great alternatives to the IPad. Very useful to have one of these.

  4. Alan Smith October 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Android just boosting all over the market. USA and India both are using android in high percentage.

  5. UmairP November 12, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Wow. These really are cheap android tablets. Are these available in the international marker as well?

    • Alan Smith December 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

      The demand of android phones is increasing day by day but these 12 Android Tablets are available only in the India.

  6. online education January 15, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Great looking tablet. I wonder if these work as good as the name brand ones. Thanks for the info.

    - Michael

  7. Softmace January 20, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    I have a MSI Enjoy. It’s verry slow. Don’t make the same mistake I did, do not buy it.

  8. purchases settlements January 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Great review. I have been looking for a tablet but they are really expensive,

  9. ishan April 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    i think reliance 3g and iball is the best option to buy … and others are the fuckoff….

  10. android foR cheap April 22, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    USA and India both are using android in high percentage.

  11. side turkey April 25, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Hey I need a tablet computer. But Im afraid from android. I was using iphone and now I have HTC. It has android and I didnt like it. Anyone can me to say which model tablet is the best for android. If I buy ipad thats too expensive.

  12. Spinx Inc. October 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    These cheap android phones are only available in India and its really sad as I would have purchased it irrespective of the price. This is discouraging me to go ahead and hence I’m waiting for a cheap android tablet to hit in the USA market as well.

  13. artesanato October 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Really good list of androids. I have been using the only one produced by google. I love it!

  14. Unhas Decoradas December 2, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Awesome list of android tablets. I really prefer android over an iPad – I should get one for christmas! :)

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