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5 Cheap Budget Android Tablets in India!

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Unless you have a fat pocket and you don’t mind spending a bomb on expensive android tablets or even the much awaited Apple iPad 3, you will love the hot picks that we’ve featured here.

Please note that we are not talking about hordes of rebranded tablets that come for 4 or 5 thousand rupees which in most cases are unusable other than being an oversized paper weight. The cheap Android tablets listed here are products by established tech giants in India and given their specifications, they will cater to most of your tablet needs.

5 value-for-money Android Tablets in India!


Micromax Funbook Price = Rs. 6499/-

micromax funbook tablet

Launched just a couple of weeks back, this is by far the most cheapest tablet in our list. Even at this price-point, it manages to have above average specs – Micromax Funbook is powered by 1.2ghz processor and runs on the latest Android OS – the Ice cream Sandwich (the only one of the lot) and also has a decent 512 mb RAM to go with it. What differentiates Funbook from others is that it has loads of content pre-installed on it that will appeal to younger as well as not-so-young consumers.

Important Specifications

  • Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 Processor
  • 0.3 MP Primary Camera
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

You can Buy Micromax Funbook here or here


iBall Slide i7011 Price = Rs. 13450/-

iball slide

At 7 inches, the iBall Slide i7011 is at par with the other android tablets in this range. The device is based on the Gingerbread Android v2.3 OS and operates on 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor backed by a DDR2 512 MB RAM. It checks all the boxes with connectivity in mind with Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI, Bluetooth and most importantly, 3G. It stands out with an in-built storage capacity of 8 GB on top of an additional expandable storage capacity of 32GB. This tablet supports 3D games and has a 2MP front camera.

Important Specifications

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 2 MP Front Camera
  • 7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Processor
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi Enabled

You can buy iBall Slide i7011 here


HCL ME Tablet X1 Price = Rs. 10,990/-

HCL ME tablet

At 391.5g, the HCL ME Tablet X1 is one of the lightest android tablets in this feature, without compromising on specification or features. Featuring a 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor with DDR2 512 MB RAM, it promises to give accelerated performance and a great user experience with integrated G-Sensor like most other tablets. You get 4 GB of internal memory and upto 32 GB expandable storage capacity. It scores a tad less on connectivity as the tablet does not feature Bluetooth. The tablet gives users access to a customized HCL app market with over 10,000 ME applications. HCL ME Tablet is cheap, it’s light and does the job. What else could you ask for?

Important Specifications

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System
  • 7 inch LCD Capacitive Multitouch Screen
  • Cortex A8 1 GHz Processor
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • Wi-Fi and 3G Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

You can buy HCL ME Tablet X1 here


Beetel Magiq II price = Rs. 9500/-

Beetel Magiq II

Affordable and budget Beetel phones are quite popular and now the brand wants to woo the tech savvy Indian user with its Magiq II android based tablet. It is based on the Android v2.2 Froyo OS which is v2.3’s predecessor. The tablet features a 786 MHz processor, lacks a USB port and a capacitive touch screen. While the resistive touchscreen does the job, it does require more effort than a capacitive touchscreen. In simple words, users will need to apply pressure on the screen rather than just glide their fingers around to navigate and tap. Yes, it is not the most feature packed android tablet money can buy, but what sets it apart is that it has inbuilt 3G – you don’t even need a dongle, and it can double up as phone(this is the reason we included it in the list) . It also has Wi-Fi and upto 16GB expandable storage capacity, 7 inch display, two 2MP front and back cameras all in less than Rs.10,000.

Important Specifications

  • Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 7-inch TFT Touchscreen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • 2 MP Secondary Camera
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 768 Mhz Processor
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 16 GB

You can buy Beetel Magiq II here


Reliance 3G Tab Price Rs. 13000/-

reliance Tab

At around Rs. 13,000, this tablet by Rcom is one of the pricey ones on this list. The device is based on the v2.3 Gingerbread android OS and is powered by moderate 800 MHz processor, supported by 512 MB RAM & 512 MB ROM. However, 2 features sets it apart – Inbuilt  CDMA voice/data connectivity through Reliance & a humongous 4000mAH battery which gives about 150 hrs of standby time! Additional features include a 2MP rear camera, 0.3 MP VGA front camera, a full featured phone, 7 inch capacitive touchscreen, upto 32 GB expandable storage and all the expected connectivity options. At 389 grams, it is also the lightest android tablets on this list. (Please note that this tablet is a locked tablet with Reliance service)

Important Specifications

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 7-inch Touchscreen
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

You can buy Reliance CDMA tab here (Coming Soon)


So there you have it – 5 Budget tablets that are good value for money. Now, it may be that there are some others out there who might be better, however, given that tablet market is so dynamic and new tablets are launched ever so often, it is impossible for us to know all! If you have come across any which you think should have been on the list, please do not hesitate to let us know in comments section

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39 comments

  1. sir I want to buy tab with sim,doongle,phone calling support within 5 to 6 thousand pls advice

  2. The one from Reliance 3g Tab I m using it myself and have been happy till now. But no doubt apple ipads are best.

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  4. great list but can u please tell me which one is best among all

  5. ANDROID ICS RUNNING TAB WITH SIM SUPPORT RANGES BETWEEN 10,000-12,000

  6. Also pls tell me on which tab I can use MTS Blaze dongle which I am possessing already.

  7. Dear Sir, Thank u very much for the information. Are u not suggesting on Karbonn Smart Tab1. If any parameters not suitable, pls advice me.

  8. sakshi enteprises

    Hi guys, Do you want buy BSNL Penta IS 701C just call on 9175932803. OS Version Android 4.0.3 Processor Cortex A8 1GHz LCD 7’’ 16:9, 800 x 480 16M Colours, Multi Touch Capacitive RAM 512MB DDRIII ROM (Storage) 4GB External Memory TF Card (Up to 32 GB) Battery 3000 mAh USB Ports Host USB + Mini USB HDMI Yes Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n Camera 0.3MP Earphone 3.5mm Jack G-sensor Yes Connectivity Supports 2G & 3G USB Dongles (GSM & CDMA) GPS No Bluetooth No Video and Audio AVI(H.264, DIVX, DIVX, XVID, rm, rmvb, MKV(H.264, DIVX, DIVX, XVID), WMV, MOV, MP4(H.264, MPEG, DIVX, XVID), DAT(VCD), VOB(DVD), PMP,MPEG, MPG, FLV(H.263,H.264), ASF, TS, TP, 3GP, MPG etc MP3,WMA,MP2,OGG,AAC,M4A,MA4,FLAC,APE,3GP,WAV Office EPUB, WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, PDF, TXT Dont call for inquiry just for buy. Note- we are providing Just in Pune On COD but other city customer have to pay delivery charges which is applicable of courier service. Thanks

  9. among them all check out bsnl penta tabs

  10. Is it possible that we can put a sim card in a tab because we wont get these 3g and 2g signals from these data card outside metropolitan cities(outside Bangalore). And does it have a two sided cam.

  11. Shivam Prajapati

    Hiiii everyone, Do you want buy tab BSNL 701R? Only @ 3999. If yes call on 9175932803 or mail -sakshienterprises.india@gmail.com. Deliver in Pune Free other state or city Rs. 299Extra. Thanks

  12. http://www.tapmytab.com/shop/android-4-0-phone-tablet-kryptonite-5-2-inch-capacitive-3g-1ghz-cpu-dual-sim/ GET ANDROID TABLET PHONE FOR CHEAP NOW! :)

  13. i m bangladesi,can i bought a tablet from yours????? n how the prosecing rulce?

  14. i like iBall Slide i7011 its great also its in my budget so thanx for sharing it

  15. hey can any buudy give the idea about intex ibuddy, micromax funbook pro, and irvine tablet and price of it

  16. micromax would be better choice or not ?

  17. M Sankara Narayanan

    Thanks for the info on Tablets. Won’t you also please give exhaustive info such as the following? 1. Do any of these tablets accept BSNL Sim Card 2G? 2. Is there a Sim Card Slot for 2G Cards? 3. Can browsers be installed such as U C, Opera etc. 4. These are Android based tablets. Do they support Google play to download, install and play Android Games? 5. Do the tablets support JAVA games and software? 6. Do the tablets work on broadband WIFI? 7. Is there a Document reader for E Books and other Word, Excel Software. 8. Are there direct dealers in TIRUNELVELI TAMIL NADU? If so, address and. contact number where I can see a demo. 9. We get only BSNL 2G signals here. Are all 2G Dongle supplied by BSNL compatible with any of these tablets? 10. What are the Audio & Video formats supported? Sankaran

    • sir, i just appreciate the Questions asked by you, Sir,it is humble requested to yourself kindly also let me know all the ans, if you got.. Regards.. Ashok Dahiya

  18. hey..what about Xtab A10 plus.. Really good specs, I have just bought it.. HD IPS 1024*600 capacitive touch screen.. 1 GB RAM.. 8 GB internal memory.. 1.5 GHz processor.. and ICS @ Rs 7990 by a company called NXG Electronics Pvt Ltd.. Specs can be found out here.. http://nxgelectronics.in/specificationsxtabA10Plus.html I personally think that this is the best tablet with premium specifications available in india..

  19. i want tablets supporting sim card for calling r there any tablets by this feature in such low price….

  20. beetel tab is good ,but it shows complaints within two months and this company has very poor service.

  21. Hi friends, BaSlate 7R Is the talk of the town they have come with the tablet with the cost of just 3,299.00 The price is good and with warranty but its Screen 7” Resistive their higher model BaSlate 7R Screen: 7″ 800*480. Capacitive 5-point Touch Screen just for 4,799.00 Check them out too before you buy http://baslate.com/top-5-cheap-tablet-pcs-india/baslate-7r

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  23. Saminathan CT

    can we use usb datacards in micromax tab?

  24. micro-max is gud..Specifications.

  25. I need a tablet which support sim card with calling facility. Is there any?

    • Yes, If you want buy BSNL tablet with all facility then contact us. Deliver all over India available. Price 3999.+ delivery charges. Hurry up Mob-9175932803 http://www.pantel.com

      • Dear Mr. Shivam, I am interested for such TABLET with calling facility + 1 ghz processor + 1 gb ram + 5 mp camara + min.32 gm ram etc. Can you pl. drop email with such details. Dishant

  26. I think the most reliable source is htpp://www.wickedleak.org I recently bought A wammy 7 inch tablet for 5250 Rs Android 4.0.3/ 7" Multi-Capacitive Touch / 512MB Ram / 4GB Hd Internal / Expandable upto 32GB /3g and Wifi / Direct USB port / Mini USB Port / HDMI port with 1 year warranty awesome isn't it :) Recommended to all.

  27. Droitab is getting launched with 4 Models in their Portfolio. All are capacitive touch with pretty compettitive rates in the market. DroiTab D01 : 7 inch Android 4.0 Tablet + Capacitive Screen (Black, White). Check this out: http://www.4g-products.com/DroiTab-D01.html. The DroiTab D-01 includes Android 4.0 and uses a capacitive touch screen. Capacitive screens only respond to your fingertips. They are very responsive and sensitive, which doesn't mean that resistive screens are not responsive. The capacitive screens make it very easier to navigate the different menus and make selections. This Tablet runs on a superior Cortex A9 1Ghz processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Includes standard features such as built-in wi-fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity, built in speakers, and headphone jack.Micro SD slot is also there for upgrading availabe storage up to an additional 32GB. Download 1000's of apps using Google Marketplace, surf the internet, check email and more. The detailed specifications are below : * Chip: Allwinner (Boxchip) A10 Cortex A8 1.2GHz. * 16:9 Display: 7-inch 800*480-pixel resolution. * Storage: 4GB. * DDR3: 512MB. * Sensors: G-sensor. * Wireless and Cellular: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n). * Support for 3G dongles and Ethernet with adapter. * Video formats supported: All formats up to 1080p. * Front facing (used for webcam) camera, Photos, and Video Recording: VGA up to 30 fps with audio; 1.3M-quality still camera. * Power and Battery: Built-in 2300mAh rechargeable lithium battery. * Input/Output: USB port / Mini USB port / HDMI output / 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack. * Built-in speaker / Microphone / Micro SD card slot.

  28. Sachin Thomas

    Dear All, Announced the Cheapest Android Tablet in India with. Android 4.0.3/ 7" Multi-Capacitive Touch / 512MB Ram / 4GB Hd Internal / Expandable upto 32GB / Wifi / Direct USB port / Mini USB Port / HDMI port…………………. this configuration that too in mere Rs 5,555/- with astounding 6months warranty. is'nt it great? will be uploaded shortly at. http://www.simcom.in http://www.aakashar.com or you can also inquire on the. Simcom Mobiles INDIA Toll free. 1800-233-2661

  29. Nariya Rakesh

    beetel is good among all.

  30. Ganesh Shelar

    Check out Frndz………

  31. Feature and price wise, Micromax tablet looks good among all five but for tablets, Micromax is still not so popular/trustworthy name.

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