Top 3 tablets in India below Rs10,000 for September 2013

By September 20th, 2013 AT 12:25 AM

Apple started it and the others perfected it. What we are talking about here is the tablet arena in the country. But amidst the iPads and the Galaxy Note 8.0’s, there has been a class of tablets that has been gaining popularity constantly. The sub Rs 10,000 price bracket accounts for a big share of the tablet market in the country and we take a look at top 3 tablets below Rs 10,000 on sale in India.

Lenovo Idea Tab 1000
Lenovo IdeaPad

The Lenovo offering is on sale for around Rs 8,400-8,600 which makes it quite a value for money. Seeing the fact that it has a strong backing from Lenovo, the product is expected to sell like hot cakes. It can be bought from the major offline and online retail outlets and here’s a list of its specifications:

· 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, supports multi touch upto 5 fingers.
· Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
· 1.2 GHz MTK8317 Dual Core processor
· 1 GB RAM
· 4GB internal storage capacity, 32GB expandable storage capacity
· VGA front camera, no rear camera
· Wi-Fi support, USB on the go and 3G Data Card facility for connectivity
· Voice calling ability on offer
· 3,500 mAh battery with a standby time of 336 hours
· Price: Rs 8,400-8,600

Simmtronics Xpad Mini Tablet
Xpad-mini

Simmtronics is a relatively unknown name in the Indian tablet arena but if you look at the price of the device and its specifications, it simply makes you fall in love with it. It has just been launched for Rs 9,999 and has a quad core processor as its heart. And yes, it looks a bit like the iPad Mini. Here’s a look at its specifications:

· 7.85 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
· Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
· 1 GHz quad core processor
· 1GB RAM
· 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory
· 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
· Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and HDMI-out on offer for connectivity
· 4,000 mAh battery
· Price: Rs 9,999

iBall Performance Series 3G 7334i
iball-3G 7334i

One of the few dual SIM tablets in the Rs 10,000 category, the iBall offering is on sale for Rs 10,000 exactly. It comes with decent specifications for the price it asks you for. Here’s a list of its specifications:

· 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
· Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
· 1 GHz dual core processor
· 1GB RAM
· 16GB internal storage, 32GB expandable storage capacity
· 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera
· 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to take care of the connectivity
· Dual SIM (GSM+GSM connectivity)
· 3,000 mAh battery
· Price: Rs 10,000

Our Take: All the three tablets have something unique to offer. You need to decide upon what your priorities are. If you are looking for a branded budget tablet, the Lenovo slate is what you should be looking forward to. Just in case brand value does not matter to you, you can go in for the Simmtronics tablet and if dual SIM is what you need, the iBall device is the answer.

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