Top 5 Value for Money tablets between Rs 20,000-25,000

There are numerous tablets flooding the market and many more are in line to be launched soon. This is indicative of the stiff competition in this segment of gadgets. It is time to determine which ones are really worth your money. So, enlisted below are the top 5 tablets priced between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 30,000:

iPad Mini: The Apple iPad Mini is quite a good tablet. It features a LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch display of 7.9 inches, iOS 6 operating system, Apple A5 chipset, Cortex A9 1 GHz dual core processor, primary camera of 5 MP, 512 MB RAM and 16/ 32/64 GB internal memory. Its prices start at Rs 21,900. The iPad Mini 2 is also available for Rs 28,900 but you can get some pretty good deals on the iPad Mini which make it quite the value for money.


Nexus 7 (2013): The Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013) is also one of the premium contenders. It comes with LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch display of 7 inches, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro chipset, Krait 1.5 GHz quad core processor, rear camera of 5 MP, 2 GB RAM and 16/ 32 GB internal memory. Its prices start at Rs 20,999 and the raw performance power it brings to the table is pretty much unmatched.


Galaxy Tab 3 T311: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T311 is a very fine device. It carries a TFT WXGA capacitive touch display of 8 inches, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 5 MP primary camera, 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The Samsung offering has been pretty popular amongst the masses and it may not be something as good a performer as a Nexus 7 or as well optimised as an iPad but it surely is one of the most practical tablets. Its on sale for about Rs 24,000.


Lenovo IdeaTab S6000: The Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 is a very functional gadget. It features a IPS LCD capacitive touch display of 10.1 inches, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, Mediatek MT8125 or MT8389 chipset, Cortex A7 1.2 GHz quad core processor, primary camera of 5 MP, 1 GB RAM and 16/ 32 GB internal memory. You can get big screen experience on the tablet and get everything done as well at the same time. Its available for about Rs 21,000

iBerry Auxus CoreX8 3G: The iBerry Auxus CoreX8 3G is another top-notch quality tablet. It comes with HD 10-Point multi-touch display of 7.85 inches, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, Samsung Exynos 5410 1.6 GHz + 1.2 GHz processor, rear camera of 5 MP, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The tablet is an ambitious attempt by iBerry to enter the Rs 20,000-25,000 price bracket in India. 

Conclusion: All the above mentioned tablets have some or the other plus point which makes them stand out from the rest. All of these can be had by spending somewhat a similar amount. My choice will be the Nexus 7 for the raw performance on offer. What about you?

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  • Rama January 11, 2014 11:03 pm

    I agree with you that apple is very restrictive with its products but what you are saying about hidden costs is completely wrong.Google is promoting piracy by allowing users to download apks of various paid apps whereas apple does not allow this and requires you to pay for any kind of paid app.Please remember that every good app has to be made by the blood and sweat of a developer.Its not very easy to make a good app.In order to make a good app a developer has to spend a lot of time and work hard.By downloading a paid app for free you are actually denying the developer the money which he rightfully deserves for his hard work.We Indians do not appreciate the work of a developer since we value materialistic things more which is not the case with apps.Even though windows phone is targetting low end users in emerging markets it still does not support piracy.Instead to overcome the problem of low credit card penetration in emerging markets Microsoft has tied up with several operators to facilitate app payments through a users balance and I really appreciate Microsoft for that.

  • hrishi January 11, 2014 8:57 pm

    iPad Mini 1 hardware is dated I don’t think it will get any updates beyond 7.1 in future.

    • Rama January 11, 2014 9:26 pm

      You are wrong,the ipad mini’s hardware is similar to that of iphone 4S and since apple has a three year support cycle the 4S would be updated to ios 8 so even the ipad mini will be updated to ios 8.Even if someone buys the ipad mini today they can use for the next two years.

  • vsk January 11, 2014 1:14 pm

    Xolo play tab is the best …only 16000…with nvidia tegra CPU …why do we pay extra ?

  • Rama January 11, 2014 12:15 am

    If you ask me I would say its the nexus 7(2012) tablet which is a better value for money product than nexus 7(2013).And i definitely think that the ipad mini is the best budget tablet out there.Please take into consideration that the ipad mini runs on ios and all the other tablets in the given list work on android.The ios is much more optimised than android for tablet specific apps and apps play a significant role in tablets.And how can you claim that nexus 7 is a rugged tablet .Just head over to flipkart and you would see how many people have given negative reviews about the nexus 7 because of its screen broken.The statement”Manufacturer asus makes everything rugged be it chips,be it components”simply does not make sense since asus does not make any chip of its own and uses chip from either nvidia or qualcomm for its tablets.I have also noticed that how cleverly you have not mentioned the sick dual core processor of tab 3 which is simply not up to the mark for a tablet.No matter what you say I can give it to you in writing five things that’s ipad mini has a better build quality than both tab 3 as well as nexus 7
    2.Ios is still better than android for use in tablets if someone is able to put up with the restrictions
    3.Apple’s after sales service and support are definitely better than that of samsung and asus
    4.not only ipad but all kinds of apple products are the best when multimedia stuffs are concerned
    5.The ipad mini wifi version can provise a better battery backup than both tab 3 and nexus 7.

    • saur January 11, 2014 9:26 pm

      I like apple products..however(with big PERHAPS) there is a hidden cost … I mean i have to pay for each song, game…etc. Whereas at google’s playstore lot much is free…or i can connect to my laptop and put mp3 etc., with out any cost (experienced person’s insight required).

  • Chhandam Dhar. January 10, 2014 9:17 pm

    Off course if Nexus 7 tab is also give the facility of CoreNL1020 3G & 4G along with 3 MP front camera then it will become the plus point which makes them unbelievable stand out from the rests. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to think the bests.

  • Abhay January 10, 2014 9:10 pm

    Any sensible person who doesn’t believe in show off would go for Nexus 7 to get value for money spent. Display resolution, RAM, 3G, 4G, etc are few among worth mentioning for Nexus 7 in addition to Android 4.4 Kitkat. Moreover, Nexus means direct updates from Google Inc. which means one need not wait for even a week to get updates (if any released for Android). Most important its build up. Manufacturer ASUS is famous and known for ruggedness of the hardware it makes be it computer components, be it chips, be it anything. So Nexus rocks. I am just waiting for Nexus 7(3G+WiFi) price to come down from 27990.00. After Nexus 7, if any other Tablet is worth Value for Money, then its Samsung Tab 3, 311. At a price of Rs.23000(selling price), 1.5GB RAM, 5MP Camera, 4000 mAh battery, etc is worth considering before preparing mind for Tab 3. Moreover, Samsung trust is there alongwith resale value incase one wants to upgrade in near future selling the old one.

  • Jonny January 10, 2014 7:49 pm

    + Rs. 2000/- iPad 4 gene. (: