Xiaomi Redmi 1S
HTC One E8
Idea 3G Smartfone Ultra +
WickedLeak Wammy Neo
Asus Zenfone 6
Asus Zenfone 5
HTC One (M8)
HTC Desire 616 Dual SIM
First Impression: Intel powered Digiflip Pro Android tablets from Flipkart
First Impressions: Xiaomi Redmi 1S, redefining the low-end segment
MyUniverse App: A smarter way to manage finances
First impression: Using the Mozilla Firefox OS on the Intex Cloud FX phone
Xiaomi Redmi 1S: 6 things you should know about the budget Android phone
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Facebook launches bandwidth targeting for high-growth countries
Gionee GPad G5, 5.5-inch hexa-core phone launched at Rs. 14,999
Apple to unveil its smartwatch on September 9: Reports
Xiaomi halts sales of the Mi 3 in India
Coolest Cooler becomes the top-funded campaign on Kickstarter
Moto 'G2' specs revealed in benchmarks
OnePlus One India launch confirmed
Xiaomi lists Mi3 cases and power-banks on Flipkart, offers 10,400 mAh powerbank for Rs. 999
Moto G2 expected to be announced on 10 September
Xiaomi goes for the kill, prices Redmi 1S at Rs. 5,999 in India
Wicked Leak Wammy Note 3
Digiflip Pro XT901
Digiflip Pro XT911
Digiflip Pro XT801
Digiflip Pro XT811
How to use Intel Cilk Plus to speed up your Android application
How to get started with OpenCL on Android OS
How to implement Gesture Sequences in Unity 3D game engine via TouchScript framework
How to use Intel Perceptual Computing to develop engaging apps
How to choose the right engine for your x86-based Android game
How to Develop an Intelligent Autonomous Drone using an Android Smartphone
How to use Intel WiDi technology to project your App onto a bigger screen
How to Optimize Your Android Apps (NDK) in Two Minutes on Intel Architecture
How to Set Up an NDK Project to Compile for Multiple Target Platforms
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Review - Build & Design
Xiaomi Redmi 1S - First Impressions
HTC One E8 - First Impressions
Asus Zenfone 6 Review - User Interface
Asus Zenfone 6 Review - Build & Design
Best gaming ultrabooks weighing around 2 kg
Best console/PC games available on mobile
First look: Videocon 4K UHD LED TV with smart features
Hands On: Xiaomi Redmi 1S
7 best smartphones under Rs. 7,000 in India
Register for the Digit.in Reward Program
How to earn points?
We take a look at five budget tablets that you can consider purchasing if you have a budget up to Rs. 10,000.
If you are looking for a tablet in the sub-Rs. 10,000 budget, then this is undoubtedly your first tablet and you are testing the waters of what a tablet can do for you. The consumer is spoiled for choice here as every manufacturer has a tablet launched in this price range in India. To maintain the sub-Rs. 10,000 price point, manufacturers usually compromise on features, and include lower-end elements like the touchscreen, camera, case and more.
Keeping the basic essentials like the hardware, build and touchscreen in mind, here are our recommendations of five tablets you can consider if you have a budget of Rs. 10,000.
Lava E-Tab Xtron
The successor to the Lava E-Tab Xtron, the Xtron offers some minor updates to its successful predecessor. For Rs. 6,990, the E-Tab Xtron is an impressive tablet. The display is great for reading books and consuming multimedia content. Its battery life is an improvement from its predecessor. Since the hardware is the same, you can expect the same stunning performance from the tablet. The OS too has been updated from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2.
In terms of its specifications, the Lava E-Tab Xtron has a 7-inch IPS display with 1024x600 pixel resolution. A 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM powers it. The tablet has 8GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a micro SD card. It also houses a 2MP primary camera along with a 0.3MP secondary camera. It shows off Wi-Fi connectivity, but lacks the ability to house a SIM-card slot for making calls or access mobile data on the go. A 3700mAh battery powers the entire package.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311
The Galaxy Tab 2 311 is Samsung’s venture into the budget tablet category. Priced at Rs. 9,499, the Tab 2 gives users a complete Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience. The interface is skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and also gives you access to Samsung apps apart from those available on the Google Play store. If you have used any Samsung smartphone such as the S II or the Galaxy Grand, or the Galaxy S III, you will feel right at home with the UI. Put simply, it’s a Samsung smartphone interface on a 7-inch display. The tablet can be connected to your Mac or PC via Samsung’s Kies desktop application for data transfer.
The P311 is the Wi-Fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310, while the latter boasts of Wi-Fi along with 3G and the ability to make calls. The rear-facing camera is one of the better cameras available on a tablet in its price range. Playing games, watching videos and browsing the Internet were all a treat on the tablet. Also, if you have used an Android-powered Samsung smartphone you will feel right at home with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P311.
Karbonn SmartTab 10
Priced at Rs. 9,499, the Karbonn Smart Tab 10 is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex A9 processor, dual Mali-400 GPU along with 1GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out-of-the-box. The built-in storage is low at 1.5GB but it is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The 9.7-inch display has a resolution of 1024x768 pixels. The tablet has a massive 6000mAh battery and is quite slim measuring 10.8mm in thickness.
If you are looking for a 10-inch tablet with the ability to play most of the games from the Play store, then this is the tablet for you. But playing a resource-intensive game like Dead Trigger on the tablet did make it lag a bit. The audio from the tablet too is good, especially while running apps. The display of the tablet too is good.
Spice Stellar Pad
Available for Rs. 8,499, the Spice Stellar Pad Mi-1010 has good power under the hood, has an impressive display and touch response and the audio from the device is really good too. Sure, it is plagued with some lag but that is found on all budget tablets. The video playback capabilities of the tablet too are good and the battery lasted us for 6.5 hours in our continuous playback test.
The Spice Stellar pad shows off a 10.1-inch IPS display with 1280x800 pixel resolution. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable up to 32GB via a micro SD card. The rear of the device has a 3MP camera, while the front has a VGA camera for video calling. The tablet runs on Android 4.1 and a 7600mAh battery powers the entire package.
Asus Memo Pad 7 and the Acer Iconia B1
The fifth place in this list is held by two tablets – the Asus Memo Pad 7 and the Acer Iconia B1. Asus MeMO Pad ME172V has a single-core processor where the peers have not only upgraded to dual-core but higher clock speeds as well. The tablet sports 1GB of RAM, which is at par with the competition and better than the Acer Iconia B1.
The MeMO Pad display has the same resolution as the Acer Iconia B1 but for displays with better resolution, you will have to cross the 10k price point. There may be some issues with the HD video playback on the two tablets but if you want a tablet to browse the internet, play some games and consumer multimedia, you can consider one of the two.
The Asus Memo Pad 7 has a single-core 1GHz processor along with 1GB of RAM. The 7-inch display has a1024x600 pixel resolution and it sports 8GB built-in storage expandable via a microSD card. A 4270mAh battery powers the entire package. The Memo Pad 7 is priced at Rs. 9,799.
On the other hand, the Acer Iconia B1 has a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU coupled with 512MB of RAM. It has a 7-inch display with a 1024x600 pixel resolution. The tablet has 8GB of built-in storage expandable via a microSD card. It has a 2710mAh battery and is priced at Rs. 8,999.