There are dozens of tablets under Rs 10,000 but few offer good performance. We have thus carefully selected some, based on their features and performance.
Some of them have already been reviewed by The Mobile Indian.
Asus Google Nexus 7 2012 (WiFi, 16 GB) (Rs 8,999)
Including this tablet in the list should be no surprise for anyone. Not only does it come from a renowned brand, its features make it one of the best performing tablets in the market and it is especially meant for gamers. Asus Google Nexus 7 (WiFi, 16 GB) 2012 version comes with a 7 inch touchscreen with high definition (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass coating that protects it from scratches, but the highlight of the tablet is its Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor which in association with 1 GB RAM gives absolutely flawless performance and is thus considered the best gaming device in its price range.
This model of Nexus 7 has 16 GB internal storage of which around 12 GB will be available for data. Besides, currently it has received Android 4.4 Kitkat update. The tablet only has a 1.2 megapixel camera though; there is no rear camera in the Nexus 7. It has a huge 4325 mAh battery, which claims to provide 10 hours of internet browsing and 300 hours on standby.
This model of Nexus 7 has only WiFi connectivity (no 3G or SIM calling). This 10.45 mm thick and 340 gram heavy tablet also has a micro USB port for file transfer.
Xolo QC800 (Rs 9,499)
It too has a quad core processor – a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225Q. Besides, we have chosen it for another feature-voice calling. The Xolo QC800 comes with a single SIM slot that allows it to make voice calls as well as access 3G. The tablet has 1 GB RAM as well which we hope will give very decent performance, including while gaming. There is 4 GB internal storage in this tablet of which around 2 GB is expected to be available for users. Anyway, it has a 32 GB micro SD card slot, so storage is not a problem.
Xolo QC800 comes with an 8 inch touchscreen. This IPS display has 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. Besides, it has a 2 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera, Android Jelly Bean operating system, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, and a huge 4000 mAh battery that claims to provide 12 hours of 3G talktime.
Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 (around Rs 8,000)
It comes with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. This IPS display has good colour output but not that good a viewing angle. Also though like the other two it does not have a quad core processor, its 1.2 GHz MTK8317 dual core processor and 1 GB RAM give it enough muscle to run day to day tasks and games easily.
The Lenovo Idea Tab A1000 comes with single SIM connectivity, which allows it to make voice calls and allows 2G internet surfing. For 3G, you can use a dongle in this tablet. Besides, this tablet has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 4 GB internal storage, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 0.3 megapixel front camera, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0. The Ideatab A1000 has a 3500 mAh Li-Ion battery which claims to provide 336 hours of standby or 6 hours of video playback or 8 hours of internet surfing.
Swipe MTV Slash (Rs 8,999)
Though it does not come from a very reputed brand, we reviewed it recently and thus included it in this list as it gives decent performance. You can read its review here.
Swipe MTV Slash comes with a metal body. Its 7 inch screen has 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. It is armed with a 1 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB DDR3 RAM, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The tablet has 4 GB internal storage and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
Moreover, the Swipe MTV Slash has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front camera. It comes with dual SIM connectivity for both voice calling as well as 3G internet connectivity. It has WiFi, Bluetooth, and a micro USB port for file transfers.
Micromax Funbook Mini P410 (Best price: Rs 8,599)
It too comes with dual SIM connectivity for voice calling and 3G internet. Besides, it has WiFi, Bluetooth, and micro USB for file transfer.
The Micromax Funbook Mini P410 comes with a 7 inch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. It is armed with a 1 GHz dual core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 1 GB RAM, a 2 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera, 4 GB internal storage, and a 32 GB expandable storage slot. The tablet uses a 2800 mAh battery and has GPS.