Tablets are great for web browsing and gaming, but quite a few people also use big-screen tablets as a smartphone replacement. The tablet market may not be as exciting as it once was, which is mainly because the size of the smartphone display continues to get bigger with each passing year. With bezels around the display shrinking, manufactures have been able to pack bigger screens in compact bodies – making even 6 inch smartphones pocketable and usable with two hands.
But tablets that come with 7 and 8 inch displays are excellent for browsing, gaming and also for flipping through pictures. We also love using tablets for reading books (we recommend you install the Kindle app), PDF’s and magazines.
So if you’re looking for a tablet under 15000 rupees, we have listed some of the best tablets available in this price range.
1. Lenovo Tab 3 8 16GB 4G – Rs 13000
- The tab is made of plastic, the build quality is good. Looks stylish, However could have improved a bit on the design.
- Tab sure feels light and portable. Easily fits in hand.
- 8 Inch display.
- Comes in 1 Ghz Mediatek processor with 2GB RAM, performance wise it is not superbly fast but can manage day to day tasks.
- Can play decent mid end games without any heating issue
- Good for surfing and reading books
- Speakers are loud enough for the room
- The tablet runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0
- 16GB internal storage with 64GB expandable storage
- Supports USB on to go vis OTG cable that helps you transfer files.
- Comes with dual sim that supports 4G and voice calling
- Battery life with 4290 mAh is good , can last for more than 7-8 hours.
- 1 Year warranty
- Affordable price
- The display quality is average.
- Pictures taken from the camera are not that good.
- Doesn’t come with fast charger.
2. SAMSUNG Galaxy J Max 8GB 4G- Rs 12000
- Samsung tab comes in plastic build , which looks good for Rs 13500.
- The 7 inch display gives brilliant screen resolution
- The performance with quad core processor and 1.5 GB RAM does a decent job, however it tends to lag at times
- Supports dual sim and both of them support 4G and voice calling
- This tab is great for reading books and watching movies.
- Audio quality is decent.
- Light weight and portable, can be accessible with one hand
- Decent camera
- Battery life is good, lasts for about 10 hours
- 200GB expandable storage
- Support USB on to go via OTG cable
- Comes with only 8GB internal storage and has a lot of bloatware
- 1.5 GB RAM is not sufficient for fast performance
- Still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Sometimes the tab lags
3. Lenovo PHAB Plus 32GB 4G – Rs 15000
- Solid build quality, very stylish and looks very good.
- Sharp and bright 6.8 inch display, good for reading books
- Easily fits in one hand, can access the tab in one hand
- Light weight and portable
- Performance with qualcomm processor and 2GB RAM is blazingly fast without any heating issue. Can play low edn to mid end games without any heating issue.
- Supports dual sim and both support 4G and voice calling
- The 3500 mAh battery life comes for a day.
- 32GB internal storage with expandable storage upto 64 GB which is really good for a tab
- Good camera quality with 13MP rear camera.
- Poor camera quality
- Average speaker output
- Still runs on Android Lollipop.
4. Asus Zenpad 8.0 (Wifi, 3G, Voice Calling) – Rs 15000
- Display is good with good colour reproduction. The viewing angles are great. We loved reading books and watching movies on the display.
- Good build quality
- Anti glare screen doesn’t attract fingerprints
- Zen UI interface is smooth and easy to use
- Powerful processor with 2GB RAM. Doesn’t hang while multitasking.
- Audio quality is good. The sound is clear and loud.
- Battery life (4000 mAh) is good, lasts for about 8-10 hours of moderate usage
- Lollipop 5.0, should be soon upgradeable to the latest Android Marshmallow
- Supports 4G and it works well.
- We tested voice-calling, the clarity and reception was good.
- Gaming performance is decent too, most games on the Play Store can be played without any lag. Even high-end games were playable although the tablet did skip a few frames.
- No heating issue
- 16GB internal storage with MicroSD card slot (128 GB expandable storage)
- Supports USB On-The-Go (OTG)
- The picture quality from the camera is average
- At 350 grams the device feels a bit heavy for a 8inch tab
- The audio cover is not included with the tablet, you’ll have to buy it separately for Rs 3000. [The audio cover with the tablet will cost around Rs 18000]
5. iBall Slide Brace X1 Tablet (WiFi, 3G, Voice Calling) – Rs 14000
- 10.1inch display is sharp and bright. The viewing angles are good.
- The Metal stand at the back provides support to the tablet, so now you don’t have to carry the tablet while watching movies.
- The metallic design looks and feels stylish.
- Fast processor with 2 GB RAM.
- Games can be played without any problem.
- Good battery life (7800 mAh battery)
- Dual sim, both support 3G
- 16GB internal storage and expandable memory upto 32GB
- Good sound quality
- No heating issue
- Wifi and voice calling works well
- Supports USB on to go via OTG cable
- Average camera
- Still runs on Android Kitkat
- The device feels bulky
- Servicing the tablet could be a problem if there is no service centres nearby.
|Lenovo Tab 3||Samsung Galaxy J Max||Lenovo Phab Plus||ZenPad 8.0||Slide Brace X1|
|Display Size||7 inch||7 inches||6.8 inches||8 inch||10.1 inch|
|Display Resolution||600 x 1024||800 x 1280||1080 x 192||800 x 1280||800 x 1280|
|Panel||IPS LCD||TFT||IPS||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Dimensions||-||200 x 114 x 8.7 mm||186.6 x 96.6 x 7.6 mm||209 x 123 x 8.5 mm||284 x 66 x 210 mm|
|Protection||No||No||No||Gorilla Glass 1||No|
|Weight||300 grams||289 grams||229 grams||350 grams||132 grams|
|OS||Android v6.0 Marshmallow||Android v5.1 Lollipop||Android v5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7||Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)||Snapdragon 415||Nvidia Tegra K1|
|GPU||Mediatek||Mali-400MP2||Adreno 405||Adreno 405||No|
|RAM||1 GB||1.5 GB||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB||32 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|MicroSD card||up to 32 GB||up to 256 GB||up to 64 GB||up to 128 GB||up to 32 GB|
|Back Camera||5 MP||8 MP||13 MP||8 MP||13 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP||2 MP||5 MP||2 MP||5 MP|
|USB||microUSB v2.0||microUSB v2.0||microUSB v2.0||microUSB||microUSB|
|Battery||3450 mAh||4000 mAh||3500 mAh||4000 mAh||7800 mAh|
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