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Best budget tablets under Rs 20,000 in India for 2021

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Apple’s iPads are regarded as the best tablets currently available, but none of them come cheap. If you’re looking for an affordable tablet, your best options will run on Android. In this compilation, we’ve included the best cheap tablets in India in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment.

Tablets were not considered as important primary devices, but the Covid-19 pandemic gave an impetus to the entire category to keep up with the increase in content consumption and eLearning needs of students. Thankfully, neither of those use cases need powerful specifications — a budget tablet should suffice most users. 

Best budget tablets in India

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Lenovo Tab M10

With phones getting bigger and smarter, tablets had been rendered redundant for many. But with a shift in usage patterns, they have now got a second lease of life. However, very few players remain in the market, as you’ll see from this buying guide. 

Notably, while the current selection of tablets under Rs 20,000 is a little small, we expect Realme and Vivo to enter this space in the near future. If you want something a little more capable, it might be worth considering the new crop of Chromebooks from HP and Asus that have come to India, or even convertible laptops such as the Avita Cosmos 2-in-1 — all of which are at the same price point.

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: 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Specifications
Weight: 366g
Display: 8.7-inch HD+
OS: Android 11
CPU: MediaTek Helio P22
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 32 GB
Battery: 5100mAh
Rear camera: 8MP
Front camera: 2MP
Reasons to buy
+Android 11+Dual speakers
Reasons to avoid
-HD+ display

Samsung recently refreshed its affordable tablet lineup in India with the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, hoping to get a piece of the content consumption and eLearning pie. It has an 8.7-inch TFT display with an HD+ resolution and metal construction, giving it a compact yet hefty design.

If you’re big on content consumption, you’ll enjoy the dual stereo speaker setup along with the large display as well as the expandable storage possibilities. By default, it has 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM assisting the MediaTek Helio P22T (MT8768T) processor.

It has a 5,100mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite fits into the Samsung ecosystem with the ability to be used as an extended display, send texts, receive calls, etc. The Knox security suite is also available.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is priced at Rs 11,999 for the Wi-Fi-only variant and Rs 14,999 for the LTE model.

Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Wi-Fi: Rs 11,999 | LTE: Rs 14,999View Deal

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Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen)

Specifications
Display: 8-inch HD
Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
RAM: 2/3GB
Storage: 32GB
Battery: 5000mAh
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Rear camera: 8MP
Font camera: 2MP
Reasons to buy
+Affordable+Dolby Atmos
Reasons to avoid
-Dated design-Android 9 Pie

The 2nd generation Lenovo Tab M8 features an 8-inch HD display. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset clocked at 2GHz. It is paired with 2 or 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. You also get microSD card support of up to 128GB. 

On the connectivity front, you get only Wi-Fi with this model. It supports both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band. The tab is packed with a 5,000mAh battery and runs on Android 9 Pie. You also get a 2MP snapper at the front and an 8MP rear camera. The Tab M8 is also packed with TUV certified display, 8.15 mm slim metallic body, and Dolby audio

Buy Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen)

2GB: Rs 10,690 | 3GB: Rs 11,990 on AmazonView Deal

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Specifications
Weight: 476g
Display: 10.4-inch Full HD+
OS: Android 10
CPU: Snapdragon 662
RAM: 3 GB
Storage: 32 GB
Battery: 7,040mAh
Rear camera: 8MP
Front camera: 5MP
Reasons to buy
+Big screen+Quad speakers
Reasons to avoid
-No LTE support

Samsung’s latest tablet for India market, the Galaxy Tab A7 is priced slightly over Rs 15,000. However, with festive season sales going on, you can grab the tablet at a discounted price that will bring the price close to Rs 15,000. With the Galaxy Tab A7, you get a 10.4-inch Full HD+ screen and there is also quad-speaker setup powered by Dolby Atmos audio which makes this a perfect media consumption device. 

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. However, this is only a Wi-Fi model and does not come with a SIM card slot. There is also an LTE version available for Rs 21,999

Check out Samsung Galaxy A7 on Amazon

Buy Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Rs 17,999 on AmazonView Deal

Lenovo Tab M10

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Lenovo Tab M10

Specifications
Weight: 520g
Display: 10.1-inch Full HD
OS: Android 9 Pie
CPU: Snapdragon 450
RAM: 2/3 GB
Storage: 16/32 GB
Battery: 7,000mAh
Rear camera: 8MP
Front camera: 5MP
Reasons to buy
+LTE support+Big screen
Reasons to avoid
-Average battery life

Another tablet from Lenovo, the Tab M10 is a big-screen tablet with a 10.1-inch Full HD display. It also comes with both Wi-Fi and LTE support making it convenient for people who are on the go as well. The Lenovo Tab M10 is available in two configurations 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB options. The tablet is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC.

It comes with a big 7000mAh battery onboard which should last for a day at least and there is an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Lenovo Tab M10 is ideal for those who are looking for a tablet with a big screen, big battery, good performance, and a decent camera for online class or calls.

Buy Lenovo Tab M10

Rs 15,998 on AmazonView Deal

Best cheap tablets in India 

Best tablets in India under Rs 20,000
TabletPrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LiteRs 11,999
Lenovo Tab M8 (2nd Gen)Rs 10,690
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7Rs 17,999
Lenovo Tab M10Rs 15,999