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Best budget tablets for studying, streaming shows and more

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Tablets are great as alternatives to smartphones and laptops when you want to study, watch movies and shows, illustrate and more. It’s quite convenient as you get a bigger screen over smartphones and a smaller one over laptops. Also, tablets aren’t expensive and you can easily get a decent one for all your primary needs without having to spend a bomb.

So here’s a list of the best affordable tablets you can buy right now.

How we do our research


Our ranking criteria


We consider each tablet’s features, including, screen size, battery life, design, portability, RAM, OS, internal memory, connectivity options, display quality and sound output. Additionally, we also consider price, warranty, front and rear camera quality, processor, voice calling feature and last customers' reviews and ratings.

Things to look for while buying tablets in India


When buying a tablet look for the type of connectivity they are offering. If you are looking for an affordable option then you can go for Wi-Fi one but as a student, you might need to commute a lot then you can opt for LET connectivity, keeping yourself connected on the go.

Also, the display is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a tablet. If you are too much into consuming media then give special attention to resolution and refresh rate.

Other than this, look for a tablet with high durability and better build quality. Some of the tablets in the market offer polycarbonate build whereas some brands offer metallic build quality. Metallic tends to last longer when compared to polycarbonate as it is less prone to damage.

Features compared



TabletFeaturesConnectivityProduct link
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7Metal Body, Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos, RAM 3GB, ROM 32GB Wi-Fi + 4GB08J3D1NKS
Lenovo Tab Yoga Smart TabletQualcomm Snapdragon 439, 7000mAH lithium-ion batteryWi-Fi + 4GB088HBRHYG
Realme Pad4GB RAM 64GB ROM, 10.4 inch- displayWi-Fi + LTEB09G9XSHR2
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7Dolby Atmos Sound, RAM 3GB, ROM 32GBWi-FiB096SD9818
Lenovo Tab M104 GB, 64 GB, Octa-core ProcessorWi-Fi+LTEB093D4C38H
Fusion54GB RAM, 64GB Storage Wi-FiB08PW6Y24M
Xiaomi Pad 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 6GB, 256GB, 2.5K+ DisplayWi-FiB09XXZXQC1
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB ExpandableWi-FiB09P8PCWL4
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro11.2 inch, 8 GB, 256 GB, Precision Pen 3Wi-FiB0BJ2ZB4MZ


Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Value for money

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a Wi-Fi only Android tablet and it features a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ display. It packs a 7,040mAh battery with fast charging support. The tablet comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage that can be expanded up to 1TB. Under the hood of the tablet runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor. It also comes with a 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera.The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a good value for money tablet that you can go for.



Lenovo Yoga Smart Tablet

Recommended

The Lenovo Yoga smart tablet features an ergonomic design with a built-in stand that lets you place the tablet in different positions. It comes with support for both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE. The tablet features a 10.1-inch Full HD IPS display with eye protection and a wide viewing angle. It comes with dual 2W JBL speakers, amplifier and Dolby Atmos as well. The tablet also packs a 7,000mAh battery and it comes with Google Assistant built-in. It also features a triple digital mic and 360-degree far field recognition.The Lenovo Yoga smart tablet is a feature-packed affordable tablet.



realme Pad

Budget friendly

The realme Pad comes is one of the latest Android tablets, and it features a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ display. It supports both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE so you can make calls with the tablet. You get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 1TB. The realme tablet also sports an 8-megapixel primary camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera. On the software front, it runs Android 11 based on a customised realme UI for tablets, and it is fueled by a 7,100mAh battery.The realme Pad is an affordable tablet that you can definitely consider.



Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Pocket friendly

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite features an 8.7-inch display, and it comes in a slim metal body. It has a small screen as compared to other tablets and it’s also designed for one-handed usage. The tablet packs a 5,100mAh battery with fast charging support. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22T processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage that is further expandable up to 1TB. The tablet also sports an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a pocket friendly tablet.



Lenovo Tab M10 HD 2nd Gen

Also consider

The Lenovo Tab M10 HD 2nd gen comes with a 10.1-inch HD display. It features an 8-megapixel primary sensor, and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. On the software front, the Lenovo tablet runs Android 10. It also packs a 5,000mAh battery and is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22T processor. You get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. This tablet also supports Wi-Fi along with 4G LTE.The Lenovo Tab M10 HD 2nd gen is another budget friendly tablet that can be considered.



FUSION5

Also consider

The Fusion5 4G tablet is another option that can be considered. It features a 10.1-inch 2.5D Full HD IPS display. This tablet supports Wi-Fi and 4G LTE as well. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. On the software front, the Fusion5 tablet runs Android 10 out of the box. It comes in two colour options of silver and red. The tablet’s connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, dual SIM support and GPS.The Fusion5 4G Android tablet is an affordable option that you can consider.


Xiaomi Pad 5

Xiaomi Pad 5

The Xiaomi Pad 5 is the latest tablet from the company that features Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Octa-core processor, 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The device comes with a 10.95 Dolby Vision display which has a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. Other than this, it operates on Android 11 and has an 8720mAh battery.Currently, you can buy it for just, ₹28,998, down from its original price of ₹39,999.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

This Galaxy tab from Samsung features a 10.5-inch TFT display. It runs on Android 11 and comes with a quad speakers setup with Dolby Atmos technology. Other than this, you get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 1TB. Currently, it is listed for just ₹17,999, making it an affordable option for students in India.


Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

It has an 11.2-inch display with Dolby Vision technology. Under the hood, it features Mediatek Kompanio 1300T Octacore processor which is coupled with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB ROM. It has Quad speakers set up with Dolby Atmos.You can buy this for just ₹44,999, down from its original price of ₹50,000.


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