We have taken into consideration only those tablets that run on Android 4.0 or above version of the operating system.
Thus here we have not only sorted out the best low cost tablets but also the best deals offered on those by online retailers. We have taken into consideration only those low cost tablets that run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or the above version of the operating system.
Micromax Alpha P250
Selling price: Rs 5,500
Deal price: Rs 5,129 + Rs 19 shipping charges (Shopclues)
Alpha P250 is a low cost tablet of Micromax's Funbook series. This 7 inch tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor.
Micromax Alpha P250 has a 0.3 megapixel front camera, internal memories of 4 GB, 512 MB RAM and expandable memory of up to 32 GB. It is powered by a 2800 mAh battery and on connectivity front, it supports WiFi and 3G network through data card.
Also, along with the tablet, one will also get a free 3G data card from Tata Photon for which the consumer has to just pay Rs 500 towards shipping charges.
Lava E-Tab Z7H
Selling price: Rs 5,499
Deal price: Rs 4,190 (Shopclues)
Lava E-Tab Z7H tablet has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It has a 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory. It only has a front facing VGA camera and supports 3G through dongle. There is a 2800 mAh battery as well.
However, the big feature of this tablet is that it come pre-loaded with 14 books, worth Rs 4,000, from Tata Mcgraw Hill for free. The books include Dhirubhai Ambani's biography, APJ Abdul Kalam's Ignited Minds as well as personality development books on topics like word power, preparation for interview etc.
Karbonn Smart Tab 2
Selling price: Rs 6,000
Deal price: Rs 5,699 (Saholic)
The Karbonn Smart Tab 2 is an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system based tablet. It has a 1.2 GHz Xburst processor and has 7 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen that supports 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
It has a 2 megapixel camera and the tablet also supports full HD video playback. Smart Tab 2 has an inbuilt memory of 1 GB and has an expandable memory of up to 32 GB through a micro SD card.
It is powered by 3700 mAh battery and has WiFi capabilities along with 3G support via dongle or data card.
HCL ME Tablet U1
Selling price: Rs 6,500
Deal price: Rs 5,945 (Adexmart)
HCL ME Tablet U1 tablet has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It is based on Android 4.0.3 operating system and has a 1 GHz processor. However, it has only 512 MB RAM.
Besides that the tablet has a 0.3 megapixel front camera and a 3600 mAh battery pack. For 3G connectivity, you can use a dongle or use SIM card of any telecom operator.
Milagrow TabTop 7.16
Selling price: Rs 7,400
Deal price: Rs 6,990 (Infibeam)
Milagrow TabTop 7.16 is a 7 inch tablet based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and has a built in SIM for browsing and calling. It comes pre-installed with around 70 applications.
It has a 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 MB of internal memory. On the camera front has a 2 megapixel front and 0.3 megapixel rear camera. TabTop 7.16 supports Bluetooth v2.1 and a 3000 mAh battery.
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