Best Tablets Under Rs.5,000
Thanks to the entry of large screen phones with the compact form factor, people have started keeping a distance from these tablets in favour of more powerful and portable smartphones.
However, these tablets still cater to a large swath of Indian population who prefer a large screen especially kids for gaming and media consumption.
This is where the cheap tablets find a foothold.
In this article, we list the best Android tablets under Rs.5,000 available in the Indian market.
1. iBall Slide Dazzle i7
Overall Best Pick
- Best for home use
- Comparatively newer Android version
- Perfect for casual browsing and reading
The iBall Slide Dazzle i7 is an entry level tablet that runs on Android and features cellular connectivity options.
Design and build quality..
What more to expect from a sub Rs.5,000 tablet than a plastic construction body is still a mystery for us.
However, the design doesn’t look too much dull or unpleasant for the normal eyes.
The volume rockers and power button is clicky and responsive. The textured back plate offers a nice in hand feel while holding this tablet in hand.
Same old HD display..
The iBall Slide Dazzle i7 features the same 7-inch HD display that we have been familiarised with most of the competitors on this list.
We wish iBall could have included at least an IPS panel for the price, but hey when budget is your number one priority, you will have to cut some corners for sure.
Processor and the supporting OS..
Inside this budget tablet is an ARM Quad core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.
With the 1GB RAM assisting the processor, normal use case scenarios such as web browsing and watching media can be carried out with ease.
With 16GB of internal storage as standard, issue of memory scarcity while installing apps from the Google Play Store won’t be an issue, at least for a short term.
This tablet comes with Android 7.0 Nougat OS which is much more optimized and efficient than its predecessor Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Camera and connectivity..
Camera situation is a bit disappointing with this tablet. On the rear, there’s a 2MP camera and up front, a 0.3 VGA camera is present.
Even under excellent lighting conditions the pictures look grainy.
This tablet features dual sim support and can make voice calls as well as support 3G internet connectivity from both the SIM cards.
The 2800 mAh Li-ion battery inside will keep this budget android tablet charged for a day in moderate usage.
If you’re a heavy user, expect having to charge this device, every 7-8 hours or so.
Good or bad – the conclusion
The iBall Slide Dazzle comes with double the amount of internal storage and a comparatively modern Android OS out of the box.
Barring its average battery life, we think that the iBall Slide Dazzle i7 is a capable performer that perfectly fits the bill for average users.
|Processor||1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 quad core|
|Storage||8 GB Up to 32 GB|
|Camera||2 MP rear, 0.3 MP front|
|Display||7.0 inch HD|
|SIM Support||Dual SIM|
2. Swipe Blaze 4G
- Best for faster data speeds
- Expandable storage options
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
They have been garnering the attention of the market with their aggressively priced products that feature impressive specs.
The Swipe Blaze 4G is a dual SIM 4G VoLTE android tablet priced under Rs.5,000.
Build quality on par with the price tag..
It comes with an aluminium back with plastic insertions on the back that houses the antenna.
The build quality considering the price is excellent.
About the screen and the processor inside!
This android tablet features a 7-inch HD IPS panel with a resolution of 1024 x 600.
The colours are decent and the viewing angles are great.
A spreadtrum 1.3GHz Quad-core processor powers this device for carrying out the daily tasks.
It is coupled with a 1GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via an SD card slot.
4G VoLTE – Yay!
Connectivity wise, this android tablet comes with Wi-Fi 2.4GHz b/g/n and dual – sim 4G VoLTE support.
The VoLTE support this tablet provides is a great value addition as some of the new-gen smartphones lacks this feature.
The VoLTE support makes this device, one of the best 4G calling tablets under Rs.5,000.
Camera, battery and much more..
The device features a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and a 2MP rear camera for video calling and group selfies.
This tablet comes with Bluetooth 4.0 LE support for energy efficient communication with other Bluetooth enabled devices.
The OS inside the Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is outdated by the time of writing this article.
The 3000mAh Li-ion battery lasts for a day of moderate usage, but the battery life can vary with individuals, subjective to their usage patterns.
The Swipe Blaze 4G is one of the few tablets in the market priced under Rs.5,000 that feature VoLTE 4G support.
As more and more telecom companies has started to provide high speed data services, having a 4G enabled tablet is necessary for those who would like to keep up the pace with new technologies.
If you don’t mind the outdated Android 6.0 OS, this tablet is perfectly usable for web browsing and streaming online content.
|Processor||1.3 GHz Spreadtrum Quad-core|
|Storage||8 GB exp. up to 32 GB|
|Camera||5 MP rear, 2 MP front|
|Display||7-inch HD IPS|
|SIM Support||Dual SIM|
3. i Kall N4
Value for Money
- Perfect for text related tasks
- Comfortable keyboard
- High speed data transfer
Versatility at its best..
The N4 tablet from I Kall is a versatile tablet that comes bundled with accessories which enhances the usability of the device further.
The I Kall N4 features a plastic construction with stitched faux leather back case that makes the device feel nice to hold in the hand.
The speaker grill is placed on the bottom side of the panel with adequate ventilation for sound propagation.
Display and the internals..
This android calling tablet priced under Rs.5,000 comes with a 7-inch HD display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels.
Even though screen gets sufficiently bright and the colours appear vivid, the viewing angles are quite narrow.
This device runs on a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM coupled with 16 GB of inbuilt storage.
This can be expanded up to 32GB via the SD card slot.
Cellular connectivity – with 4G VoLTE support..
The I Kall N4 comes with dual-sim support as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.
Users can pop in two sims at a time and can switch between them seamlessly.
The main USP of this device is the 4G VoLTE connectivity. It enables this device to have high clarity voice calls and high speed data transfer speeds.
Also, the bundled keyboard will make you feel at home if you’re used to type on a full sized keyboard all the time.
Camera and battery life..
The rear camera of this tablet is a 5MP one and the front shooter is a 2MP fixed focus camera.
This device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports all Android apps and Google services as well.
The battery on this is a 3000mAh Li-ion cell that will let you use this device without requiring you to top up during the middle of the day in case of moderate use.
Yes or No?
If you are looking for a tablet that can replace your laptop for emails and preparing notes for work, the I Kall N4 tablet that comes with a full sized keyboard will do the job perfectly.
|Processor||1.3Ghz Quad core|
|Storage||16 GB up to 32 GB|
|Camera||5MP rear, 2MP front|
|SIM Support||DualSIM, VoLTE|
4.Micromax Fantabulet F666
- Suited for media consumption
- Feature-rich entry level tablet
- Decent signal reception
With its low-cost offering once they even managed to overthrow giants like LG and Sony in terms of market share in India.
Past and the present!
Gone are those days, but Micromax does continue to stay afloat in the market with their tablets and feature phones.
The Fantabulet F666 is an ultra-cheap Android device from Micromax suited for the budget constrained first timers in search of a tablet.
Sneak peek of the internals..
The Micromax Fantabulet is powered by a MediaTek Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.
This device comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via an SD card.
The screen on this device is a 6.98-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080x720 pixels.
The device also comes with a front and rear camera of 2MP and 8MP respectively.
Connectivity and battery life!
The device has a dual sim connectivity that supports a 3G +2G sim format. Also, the WiFi lets you connect to the internet without having to require a SIM card.
The call quality is decent and the signal reception works fine.
The battery inside the Micromax Fantabulet F666 Android tablet is a 3000mAh battery that will last for a day depending on your usage.
When it came to phones, Micromax had some of the shittiest displays we’ve ever seen on Android smartphones.
But surprisingly, or to say more ironically, their tablet displays seems better than most of its counterparts.
The Micromax Fauntabulet’s IPS LCD display has one of the best viewing angles in the segment.
If you’re a person who wishes to use your tablet in unconventional postures like lying down from the sofa or a rocking chair, this tablet will give no strain to your eyes.
The colors are decent and details are not bad for a tablet of this price.
|Processor||Mediatek 1.3GHz Quad-core|
|Storage||8 GB up to 32 GB|
|Camera||8 MP rear, 2 MP front|
|Display||6.98-inch HD IPS|
|SIM Support||Dual SIM|
5. Lenovo Tab7 7304F
Best Wi-Fi Only Tablet
- No cellular connectivity
- Appealing design
- Runs on comparatively recent software
Lenovo Tab7 is an Android-powered Wi-Fi only tablet that the company has released in India.
Refreshing design and a pleasing display..
In the sea of outdated tablets, the Tab7 breathes a fresh life with a comparatively new OS version and design aesthetics.
The Tab7 comes with 7-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels.
This tablet is very compact and lightweight featuring a very slim profile of just 8.8mm.
What’s running the show inside is a MediaTek 1.3GHz Quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
This device comes with 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128Gb via SD card.
Atleast and at last, Android 7.0!
As a welcome change, this android tablet from Lenovo runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with a slew of new features.
There’s a multi-user mode that can be personalised and accessed individually.
The battery on this device is a 3450mAh Li-ion pack that lasts over a day quite comfortably.
Thanks to the Wi-Fi only connectivity it offers, it takes a lighter toll on the battery than the SIM cards does.
If you don’t mind the lack of a SIM card, the Lenovo Tab 7 is a decent pick for the price.The brand value and reliability of the brand Lenovo is certainly reassuring for the customers to consider it.
Android Nougat let’s you enjoy many apps in the Play store that otherwise won’t work with the older version of Android OS.
|Processor||MediaTek 1.3GHz Quad-core|
|Storage||8 GB up to 128 GB|
|Camera||2 MP rear, 2 MP front|
|Display||7.0 inch HD IPS|
6. Acer One 7
Best Branded Pick
- Best for media consumption
- Internet connectivity and voice calling enabled
- 1-year warranty
The company has a strong presence in the country, thanks to the popular budget laptops.
The Acer One 7 is an Android tablet from the company aimed at entry level customers looking for a low cost tablet for casual uses.
Design and build quality
The Acer One laptop gives importance to functionality over form factor.
This device is made of hard plastic and the fit and finish seems really unpolished.
The speaker is located on the rear of this device. This will make the sound output to get muffled when placed of an even surface.
The buttons are properly marked and feels quite nice and clicky. There is considerable bezels around the display and overall this tablet feels thick and bulky.
The display on this tablet is a 7-inch HD panel with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
We feel that the touch responsiveness is much better on this tablet when compared to others.
This might be because Acer is quite famous for their homegrown components rather than outsourced materials.
The brightness levels are decent and the colour accuracy is sufficient for the price. Although, due to the low resolution there is a lack of details in the visuals.
Under the hood, the Acer One 7 is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT8321 quad-core processor along with 1 GB of RAM.
The limited amount of RAM does poise some threat to the multitasking and you will face some lags and stutters in between.
For casual browsing and media consumption, there isn’t much problem with the device.
The Acer One 7 comes with 8GB memory and is expandable up to 32GB via a micro SD card slot.
Cameras on budget tablets are there for just the namesake. The Acer One 7 comes with 2MP rear camera for taking occasional pictures.
In the front, there is a 0.3MP camera for video calls. Remember that this camera is useful if any, only in brightly lit environments.
The Acer One 7 has a 3450 mAh Li-ion battery inside. This will last for a day of moderate usage comfortably.
If you are using the dual SIM telephony extensively, expect this numbers to drop significantly.
If you love to own a branded tablet, Acer One 7 is your best bet under Rs.5000.
This tablet does provide all the features that you expect from an entry level tablet and then some.
|Processor||1.5GHz Mediatek MT8321 Quad core|
|Storage||8 GB up to 32 GB|
|Camera||2 MP rear, 0.3 MP front|
|Display||7.0 inch HD 1024 x 600 pixels|
|SIM Support||Dual SIM|
These models even though can’t be called the best, are great if you’re interested in a tablet with a bigger screen for multimedia consumption or gifting to your kids for gaming.
We hope we have made your decision making easier.
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