Over the last couple of years, remote education and remote working have become an integral part of our lives. Watching movies or web series on personal portable devices and the need to upskill themselves has helped revive Android tablets.
Though there is no doubt that Apple’s iPads are among the best tablets in the market, they are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. Even Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series also comes with top-end specifications and is not an affordable lineup of tablets.
This sudden increase in demand has meant that a lot of smartphone makers have got time to alter their product lineup. This has resulted in Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo introducing their slates in the market while a few others are in the queue.
After the launch of the Xiaomi Pad 5 in India, Realme unveiled the Pad X. However, both of these products remain a tad bit premium for their best variants. Other brands like Realme, Nokia, and Moto have already updated their lineup with new and affordable Android tablets.
Realme Pad X
Moto Tab G62 LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
Nokia Tab T20
Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus
This is why we have come up with this list of Android tablets under a budget of Rs. 20,000. As always, hit the View Deal button alongside the listings to check the current pricing and availability of all the products listed here, as stocks can be a little difficult to come by.
Until then, these are the best budget tablets in India for media consumption, gaming, studies, and more:
Tablets under Rs 20,000 in India
Realme Pad X is the direct competitor to Xiaomi Pad 5 in India. However, there are a few minor differences in the former tablet PC that makes us recommend it in this list.
The Realme Pad X does not offer a high refresh rate like its pricier competitor. Secondly, the base variant of the tablet PC comes only with Wi-Fi connectivity and no 5G cellular support. The 5G variant costs as much as the Xiaomi Pad 5, which is available only in Wi-Fi models.
If you're looking for a tablet PC within a strict budget of Rs. 20,000 for a Wi-Fi-only variant, the Realme Pad would be a great device. There are more tablet PCs with LTE cellular models as well we've listed below. All within the mentioned price range.
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4GB+64GB: Rs. 19,999
The Moto Tab G62 LTE was only launched only a few days ago, but it is by far the best Android tablet PC under Rs. 20,000 in India. The latest tablet from Lenovo's sub-brand runs on the Snapdragon 680 4G chipset. Essentially, you can make and receive calls and use your data pack while on the move.
The Quad HD display and the four speakers make it a great portable entertainment device. You get support for Dolby Atmos and clubbing it with the OnePlus Nord Buds will complete the package for having a mobile surround sound theatre when you travel.
The downsides to the Moto Tab G62 LTE would be the slow 20W charger that will be juicing up the massive 7,700 mAh battery. It will take approximately more than an hour and half for a full charge. Like Motorola's smartphones, the design of the tablet PC is also the same like the rest of the portfolio. So, if you find the design uninteresting or boring, then you might need to skip this one. Though, we feel it's not a deal breaker considering the features you get at this price.
Check out the Moto Tab G62 LTE on Flipkart (opens in new tab)
4GB+64GB: Rs. 17,999
The affordable SamsungAndroid Tablet A8 has an LTE variant that comes at a price point that's shy of Rs. 20,000. However, this tablet offers a large 10.5-inch 1200 x 1920 screen display that's ideal for content consumption, remote learning and even attending meetings on the go.
It also has four stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, a large 7,040mAh battery with 15W charging, an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2GHz octa-core chipset.
The chipset on this tablet is from a slightly lesser-known brand UniSoc - however, this chipset can be seen powering various mobile devices and is a worthy mid-range chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 LTE is available at starting price of Rs. 13,400 for the WiFi-only variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 21,999 for the LTE variant with 4GB of RAM.
The Realme Pad is the company’s first-ever tablet and has been launched at a crucial time wherein the demand for large-sized devices is at its all-time high. The tablet comes with a modern thin-bezel design with flat edges. This tablet has a 10.4-inch display that can come in handy for all practical purposes like – reading, watching movies or even light office work.
It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. The tablet supports storage extension up to 1TB via a micro-SD card. This tablet supports WiFi and 4G connectivity and comes with dual sim capabilities.
It has an 8-megapixel camera on the front as well as rear and draws power from a 7100 mAh battery pack that supports up to 18W fast charging. The tablet comes with an aluminium alloy body and can be paired with Bluetooth accessories like a keyboard and mouse
Check out the Realme Pad on Flipkart (opens in new tab)
3GB+32GB - Rs 13,999 | 4GB+64GB -Rs. 17,999
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A7 is priced slightly over Rs 15,000, though it does boast better hardware specifications as well. The Galaxy Tab A7 comes with a 10.4-inch Full HD+ screen and there is also a quad-speaker setup powered by Dolby Atmos audio which makes this tablet ideal for media consumption and video calls.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is powered by Snapdragon 662 SoC and is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. You also get a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
This large-screened tablet comes in three colour options - Grey, Silver and Gold.
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The Nokia Tab T20 marks Nokia’s reentry to the tablet-pc segment. The all-metallic build tablet comes with a large 10.36-inch 2K display making it ideal for all sorts of usage including - eLearning, remote work and content consumption. The Nokia Tab T20 comes with both Wi-Fi only and WiFi+ LTE variants making it convenient for people who are on the go as well.
The Nokia Tab T20 comes equipped with a Unisoc T610 SoC coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of onboard storage. The 3GB and 32GB variant is Wifi only while the 4GB/64GB variant comes with optional LTE connectivity as well.
It comes with a big 8200 mAh battery with support for 10W charging. The Tab T20 has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It also comes equipped with stereo speakers with OZO Playback for immersive audio output.
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Rs. 15,499 for 3GB/32GB WiFi only
Rs. 16,499 for Wifi |18,499 for WiFi and LTE (4GB/64GB)
The Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus is a second-gen device. It has a large 10.3-inch display that can come in handy for frequent travellers as an ebook reader or for people who love to consume content on a mobile device.
The tablet comes with both WiFi-only as well as LTE variants. It is powered by a MediaTek P22T chipset which can help you with light multi-tasking, video calls and eLearning. Though the camera on this tablet is just average.
It runs on Android 10 and comes with a 5000 mAh battery which is slightly low for a device with such a large display.