Budget Android Wi-Fi tablets under Rs10,000
You don’t have to spend much if you want a tablet with Wi-Fi capabilities. We’ve listed out a few budget options that you can get under Rs10,000.
Lenovo just launched a new 7-inch tablet, the A7-50, which it claims offers double the performance when compared with other tablets in the same price bracket. But at Rs15,500 it’s still a bit expensive. It offers 3G connectivity though and that can be seen as a reason for the high price.
Here we tell you what your choices are if you’re on a tight budget, and want a Wi-Fi only gadget with large real estate.
Acer Iconia B1-A71( 8GB)
This 7-inch tablet from Acer has all the basic features you may need at slightly over 10mm thick. However, RAM is limited (just 512MB) and the primary camera is just 0.3-megapixels. The device also packs a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor.
Asus MeMO Pad ME172V (8GB)
The MeMO Pad from Asus has just a 1GHz processor and runs on a fairly old version of Android Jelly Bean (4.1). Even on the front there is just a 1-megapixel camera. On the plus side, there is a 7-inch display with 10-point multi-touch and it comes in a variety of colours. You can get it for as low as Rs6,000 from RelianceDigital.
Dell Venue 7 (16GB)
The Dell Venue 7 seems like the best value-for-money device here, since it comes with a 16GB eMMC and 2GB of RAM. You’ll have to make do with a 3-megapixel rear camera and VGA front snapper though. The tablet is just under 10mm thick and there is also a 4,100mAh battery and a graphics processor, which go well with the 1.6GHz, dual-core CPU for gaming.
iBall Slide i9018 (8GB)
The iBall Slide is a 9-inch tablet, although the display resolution is just 1024×600 pixels. It uses a dual-core, 1GHz CPU and a Mali 400 GPU, and has 1GB of RAM, a 5,000mAh battery and even an HDMI port. There is a 2-megapixel camera on the rear and a VGA lens on the front for video chat.
Micromax Funbook P255 (4GB)
With the second lowest price here, this 7-inch tablet has a 4GB ROM and 512MB of RAM and, sadly, it runs on Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4). Its battery is also small – at 2,600mAh – and you’ll have to bear with a 2-megapixel rear and VGA front camera. And while it makes use of a 1.2GHz processor, its screen resolution is just 800×400 pixels.
Although Datawind has the UbiSlate Aakash 7Cz, the 7Ci is only Wi-Fi. It is the cheapest offering here and understandably has low specs – just 512MB of RAM, a 1GHz CPU, 800×480-pixel screen resolution, a VGA front camera and Android ICS. Internal memory is capped at 4GB.
Zebronics Zebpad 7C
The Zebpad 7C has low screen resolution (800×480 pixels), but it offers 5-point multi-touch and there is a Mali 400 GPU in addition to a 1GHz processor. You can use the 8GB of built-in flash memory and a 2-megapixel camera on the back and you only have a VGA front-facing camera for video calls.