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New budget Android tablets

New budget Android tablets

Check out our picks of budget Android tablets which won’t set you back too much. Most include 3G SIM support so you can use them for calling or internet access.

A cheap Android tablet can perfectly complement your phone. You can use it when you want a larger screen, perhaps for a more immersive gaming experience, or simply if you’d like to have phone capabilities at hand while you play a game or browse the internet. If you’re looking for a good budget Android tablet, here are a few options you could consider.

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Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG
Price: Rs7,999
The Asus Fonepad 7 comes in many flavours. The one here is the FE170CG and it is a Wi-Fi and 3G tablet with dual SIM slots. You can buy the 8GB variant for just Rs7,999 on Flipkart, so it’s cheap, but it compromises on specs and you’ll get just a basic camera and processor. You can pick it up in black, white, red or blue.

Specs at a glance:
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G
Display: 7 inches; 1024×600; LED backlit; 10-point touch
Battery: 15Wh (approx. 4,000mAh)
Weight: 290 grams
Processor: 1.2GHz, dual-core
GPU: 300MHz
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 8GB; microSD up to 64GB
Camera: 2Mp primary with AF; 0.3Mp secondary
OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean); upgradable to v4.4 (KitKat)

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Ubislate 3G7
Price: Rs5,999
No list of budget tablets is complete without an inclusion of a Ubislate. The manufacturer is known for its low cost tablets ever since the first Aakash and the Ubislate 3G7 is a cheap tablet that will give you just the basics. It is a good option only if you really don’t want to spend on a tablet or if you plan on using it as a secondary device. There’s a Rs300 shipping charge if you choose a cash-on-delivery payment mechanism, but no extra cost if you pay online.

Specs at a glance:
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G; dual SIM
Display: 7 inches; 1024×600
Battery: 2,600mAh
Weight: 275 grams
Processor: 1.3GHz, dual-core
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 4GB; microSD up to 32GB
Camera: 2Mp primary; VGA secondary
OS: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Neo
Price: Rs9,990
You wouldn’t think that Samsung would find itself in a budget field, but its Tab 3 Neo falls squarely in that category. And even though it is a little old, it makes a good pick if you’re on a budget. Priced just under Rs10,000, the tablet has a SIM slot but there isn’t a front-facing camera so you can’t video chat.

Specs at a glance:
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G; micro SIM
Display: 7 inches; 1024×600
Battery: 3,600mAh
Weight: 322 grams
Processor: 1.2GHz, dual-core
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 8GB; microSD up to 32GB
Camera: 2Mp
OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

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Ubislate 10Ci
Price: Rs5,999
And because it’s so cheap, there’s another Ubislate on this list. The 10Ci costs just Rs5,999 and as you may have guessed, comes with a 10.1-inch display. It gives you better RAM than other Ubislate tablets. However, it doesn’t have a SIM slot but you can connect to the internet through Wi-Fi or a USB dongle.

Specs at a glance:
Connectivity: Wi-Fi; 3G via dongle
Display: 10.1 inches; 1024×600
Battery: 6,000mAh
Weight: 600 grams
Processor: 1.1GHz, dual-core
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 4GB; microSD up to 32GB
Camera: 2Mp primary; VGA secondary
OS: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

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Asus Fonepad 8 FE380CG
Price: Rs13,999
If you can extend your budget a little, there’s the Asus Fonepad 8. It doesn’t have as good a camera as the Zenfone 5, but its specs are punchy and the tablet should deliver good performance whatever you ask of it.

Specs at a glance:
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G; dual SIM
Display: 8 inches; 1280×800; 10-point touch
Battery: 15.2Wh (approx. 4,000mAh)
Weight: 310 grams
Processor: 1.33GHz, quad-core
RAM: 2GB
Internal storage: 16GB; microSD up to 64GB
Camera: 5Mp primary with AF; 2Mp secondary
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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