Best 4G tablets in India under Rs 15,000

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The demand for tablets might have dipped over the years, but they are still the most convenient companions for a vast array of tasks that a smartphone does not suffice. There are several tablets in the market- both cheap and expensive- but if it's just a secondary device you like keeping at home to read or watch videos, you can easily get best 4G tablets under Rs 15,000.

In this list, we picked some of the most affordable but easily usable tablets out there. The are fit for a multitude of tasks so that you can find one that fits your requirement.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Weight: 320g | Dimensions: 208.40 x 137.90 x 7.50mm | OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop | Screen size: 8.0-inch | Resolution: 1024x768 pixels | CPU: 1.4GHz Quad-Core | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/128GB | Battery: 5,000mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP

Longer Battery Life
Larger Display
Storage
Android 5.0 Lollipop

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is ideal if you're looking to consume content on a screen larger than a smart phone, but also at a budget price. The 8-inch display is colourful and vibrant to an extent but don't expect it to match AMOLED standards.

Since this tablet is primarily aimed at content consumption, its 5000 mAh battery should allow for long battery life. 

Storage is a let down at 16GB, even allowing for micro-SD expansion.

Though Samsung doesn't specify the processor, a quick look suggests that it's the Snapdragon 430. Paired with 2G RAM, the tablet manages to get the job done with the bare minimum at its disposal. It focuses on efficiency rather than on power. 

Who should buy: Those looking for a value for money option to explore what a tablet can be capable of. 

Who shouldn't buy: Those who want  be running a more current version of Android.

Honor Mediapad T3 10

Honor Mediapad T3 10

Honor Mediapad T3 10

Weight: 460g | Dimensions: 229.8 x 159.8 x 8mm | OS: Android 7.0 Nougat | Screen size: 9.6-inch | Resolution: 800 x 1280 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 425 | RAM: 2/3GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Battery: 4,800mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP

Compact
Decent battery life
Average camera performance

The Huawei MediaPad T3 10 has an aluminium back plate, rounded edges, and it feels great in your hand. 

The tablet is powered by the entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, which is capable of handling a multitude of tasks easily, including heavy games. The processor is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.

It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with the company’s own UI on the top. Considering the price, the tablet offers decent performance and good battery life.

Who should buy: Those looking for a sleek build and easy usability.

Who should not buy: Those who want the option to expand their storage options.

iBall Slide Elan 4G2

iBall Slide Elan 4G2

iBall Slide Elan 4G2

Weight: 585g | Dimensions: 10.4 mm thick | OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels | CPU: ARM Cortex A53 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Battery: 7,000mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP

Big display
Sustainable battery life
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
16GB storage

iBall has a range of Android tablets in the budget segment. The company recently launched the Slide Elan 4G2 tablet with a 10.1-inch display accompanied with a longer battery life. You get a pleasant graphic experience without compromising on power with the 7,000 mAh battery.

The iBall Slide Elan 4G2 runs on a quad-core processor accompanied by 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and support for microSD cards up to 32GB.

It's disappointing that a tablet with so much potential is still running on Android Marshmallow.

Who should buy: Those who don't want to compromise on visual appeal and battery. 

Who should not buy: Those who want the latest version of Android or a lighter tablet.

iBall Slide Q27 4G

iBall Slide Q27 4G

iBall Slide Q27 4G

Weight: 998g | Dimensions: 9.6mm thick | OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow | Screen size: 10.1-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels | CPU: ARM Cortex A53 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Battery: 5,500mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP

Big display
Longer battery life
Decent camera
Bulky

The iBall Slide Q27 4G features a 10.1-inch display. Hence, for those who find the Slide Brisk 4G2’s 7-inch display a little on the smaller side, the Slide Q27 4G is the perfect option.

The tablet comes with a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, with support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It doesn't give you a lot of room to expand but it should be enough for the casual user. 

Connectivity options include dual SIM dual standby, voice calling, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The tablet is powered by a 5,500 mAh battery.

Who should buy: Those who want a great graphic experience without compromising on battery.

Who should not buy: Those who want the latest version of Android and excess storage options.

Samsung Galaxy J Max

Samsung Galaxy J Max

Samsung Galaxy J Max

Weight: 289g | Dimensions: 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.70mm | OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop | Screen size: 7-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels | CPU: Quad-core processor | RAM: 1.5GB | Storage: 8GB/200GB | Battery: 4,000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Good build quality
Super light
Effective rear camera
Android 5.1 Lollipop
1.5GB RAM

Samsung’s Galaxy J series of phones and tablets has been about affordability. The Galaxy J Max tablet is features a 7-inch display and 4G LTE support on a budget.

The Galaxy J Max still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is disappointing. It's not the most powerful phone in this segment accompanied by a quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. It has 8GB ROM, which is expandable to 200GB. 

The Galaxy J Max still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is disappointing. It's not the most powerful phone in this segment accompanied by a quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. It has 8GB ROM, which is expandable to 200GB. 

Who should buy: Those who want a smaller display with the option of excess storage.

Who should not buy: Those who want the latest version of Android or a power tablet.

Lenovo A8-50

Lenovo A8-50

Lenovo A8-50

Weight: 360g | Dimensions: 136.00 x 217.00 x 8.9mm | OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop | Screen size: 8-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels | CPU: Mediatek MT8382 | RAM: 1GB | Storage: 16GB/32GB | Battery: 4,200mAh | Rear camera: 5MP | Front camera: 2MP

8-inch IPS LCD display
Decent-sized battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop
1GB RAM

If the Canvas Tab P702 doesn’t satisfy your requirements, then Lenovo A8-50 is the option to explore. It comes with an 8-inch HD IPS LCD display giving you a better graphic experience while running on the same operating system, that is the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

A quad-core Mediatek MT8382 processor powers the Lenovo A8-50. It comes with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and microSD card support up to 32GB. Although casual users wouldn't find this restrictive, others may want a little more processing power. 

Connectivity options include dual SIM, voice calling, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is powered by a 4,200 mAh battery giving you adequate battery life.

Who should buy: Those who want a medium-sized display with great graphics.

Who should not buy: Those who want the latest version of Android and multi-tasking.