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Cheap tablets in India below Rs.5000

Updated on May 9, 2012
Aakash tablet
Aakash tablet

In India popularity of cheap tablets is increasing. New models are coming to the market day by day. This revolution was started by the release of the cheapest tablet aakash to the market. Here I am listing the cheap tablets in India. If you are going to buy a gift for children studying in school, before buying a mobile think about a tablet, as it is a more good option. It can be used for study purpose also.

Aakash 2 tablet ( Price Rs.2999 )

Aakash tablet was released with only limited number. But now Aakash 2 tablet is coming to the market correcting the flaws of the previous tablet. It comes with good hardware specifications and Android 2.3. Currently pre booking has started and booking has crossed millions in the first week itself. Now the manufacturing company Datawind is distributing the tablet, in the booked order.

Its specification are

  • Processor: 800MHz Cortex A8 Processor
  • Graphics processor (GPU) : HD video coprocessor.
  • OS: Android 2.3 GingerBread
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Screen: 7 inch resistive touch 800x400 resolution.
  • Internal Storage: 2 GB
  • Battery :3200mAh
  • Connectivity : It offers WIFI and GPRS connectivity. It will also support external USB dongles
  • Additional Capabilities : 3 hour battery backup, 2 full USB port, all phone capabilities, Office document support.

Pros

The main plus point of the tablet is its cheap price. It came to the market with "the cheapest tablet in the world" tag. It offers all methods of connectivity except bluetooth. GPRS will be useful in rural areas where still other connectivity methods have not reached. Also the presence of video processor will enable the tablet to play even HD videos, so all videos that you can play in your desktop can be played in tablet also. Watching movies will be a good experience. Also the presence of two full USB 2.0 ports makes data transfer using standard pen drives an easy task.

Cons

To bring all these features in this price surely something has to be sacrificed. Build quality is less. There is no camera in the device. Resistive touch is not as responsive as capacitive (but you can expect only resistive touch for this price.). In aakash 1 there was overheating problem, not sure whether it is completely solved in aakash 2.

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BSNL Tablet T-PAD IS701R
BSNL Tablet T-PAD IS701R

BSNL Tablet T-PAD IS701R (Price Rs.3499)

BSNL has released three Android tablet of different price category and specifications. There is only one model called T-PAD IS701R within the below Rs.5000 price tag. Surely it will be a competition for aakash tablet, as it is more fast and have some additional features like camera for video calling, but it is lacking some features that is present in Aakash tablet like full USB port, phone functionality etc. Select one based on your requirements.

  • Processor: 1GHz IMAPX210 Processor
  • Graphics processor (GPU) : Vivante GC600 GPU.
  • OS: Android 2.3 GingerBread
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Screen: 7 inch resistive touch 800x480 resolution.
  • Internal Storage: 2 GB NAND Flash
  • Battery :3000mAh
  • Connectivity : It offers WIFI and GPRS connectivity. It will also support external USB dongles
  • Camera :0.3MP
  • Additional Capabilities : Mini USB ports, Office document support, Mini HDMI port

Pros

Surely the BSNL tablet is faster than Aakash tablet. But as it is in the cortex 11 series, its performance will not be much above the cortex 8 series Aakash tablet, as aakash processor series is new. GPU was released to market in 2008, which was the first one supporting all 2D and 3D graphics, supported by Android. So playing games and videos will not be a problem. Presence of camera is an additional edge, as it provides video call support for the tablet. Also the presence of Mini HDMI port offers enjoying the tablet display in bigger screens of TVs.

Cons

Comparing to Aakash tablet, one drawback of BSNL tablet is the absence of full USB port, only mini USB port is there. So you cannot connect pen drives directly and copy paste as you do in computer. But it is possible in Aakash tablet. Another one facility that is not available is the absence of phone capabilities. Even though SIM card can be inserted, that is only used for internet connectivity. For making calls you will have to resort on third party softwares like skype.

Click here to Prebook BSNL tablet

Wishtel IRA
Wishtel IRA

Wishtel IRA (Price. Rs.4000)

This is another alternative for the cheap Aakash tablet. This tablet has two faster versions costing Rs.5000, Rs.5500 etc named Wishtel IRA Icon E, Wishtel IRA Thing E. The specification of Wishtel IRA includes 800MHz processor running on Android 2.2 Froyo. RAM of 512MB is capable of providing enough multitasking capabilities in budget tablets. 2GB internal memory is present, expandable memory card slot supporting up to 32GB is also available. Even though SIM card slot is not present, usb port supports external 3G and CDMA USB dongles which can provide fast internet connectivity.

  • Processor: 800MHz Processor
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Screen: 7 inch resistive touch 800x480 resolution.
  • Internal Storage: 2 GB Flash
  • Battery :2800mAh
  • Connectivity : It offers WIFI. It will also support external USB dongle.
  • Additional Capabilities : One full USB port and a Mini USB port, Office document support, pre installed skype

Pros

512MB RAM offers good multitasking capabilities. Presence of 1 full USB port offers use of common pen drives. Presence of gravity sensor offers good gaming experience, using these sensors. In higher priced versions front camera is also present. It supports office documents, using pre installed apps. Also study materials helpful for students are pre loaded in it.

Cons

Comparing to the previous tablets Aakash and BSNL, there are certain drawbacks for the tablet. This tablet does not possess any phoning capabilities like aakash. Even SIM card slot is not present. Separate graphics processor is absent. But still manufacturers claim that the tablet is capable of playing 720p videos.

Domo slate N8
Domo slate N8

Domo Slate N8 (Price-Rs.4400)

  • Processor: 850MHz Processor
  • Graphics processor (GPU) :.
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Screen: 7 inch LCD resistive touch 800x480 resolution.
  • Internal Storage: 2 GB
  • Battery :2400mAh
  • Connectivity : It offers WIFI. It will also support external USB dongles and datacards.
  • Camera :0.3MP
  • Additional Capabilities :Full USB port, Mini USB ports, HDMI port, GPS enabled.

Pros

This tablet comes with built in GPS. Resistive screen supporting multi touch. Accelerometer and gravity sensors are present enabling you to play tilt motion games. Also the presence of one full USB port enables you to copy paste files directly from pen drives. HDMI port offers connectivity to LED tvs with HDMI connectivity.

Cons

There is no SIM card slot available. So GPRS connectivity is not available. 3G connectivity is possible through external USB dongles only.

Magnum Pepper
Magnum Pepper

Magnum Pepper (Rs.4500)

  • Processor: 800MHz Processor
  • Graphics processor (GPU) :.
  • OS: Android 2.2 Froyo
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Screen: 7 inch resistive touch 800x480 resolution.
  • Internal Storage: 2 GB
  • Battery :2400mAh
  • Connectivity : It offers WIFI. It will also support external USB dongles and datacards.
  • Camera :0.3MP
  • Additional Capabilities :supports 720p HD videos, Mini USB ports, HDMI port, lan connectivity.

Pros

Gravity sensors are present enabling you to play tilt motion games. HDMI port offers connectivity to LED tvs with HDMI connectivity. LAN card offers, connection of Ethernet cable and offers cable internet connectivity.

Cons

There is no SIM card slot available. So GPRS connectivity is not available. 3G connectivity is possible through external USB dongles only.

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      arushi 

      4 years ago

      nice tab less price

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      akshay naik 

      5 years ago

      thanks a lot

      it made my mom to chose my new year gift in home itself...........

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      Nitisha 

      5 years ago

      Which tablet should I go which a sim facility also.My requirement are Good Camera,Android,Lesser Price

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      himanshu 

      5 years ago

      but wot is the prosidur of bay a akash tab. Please give me a sam informatun.

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      Merlin Tom 

      5 years ago

      HI VINNER, NICE POST

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      roxy 

      6 years ago

      what about the wespro 786 with 3G priced 5200 and zync z909 plus rs 5000 which should i buy now between these 7 tablets.??

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      vinner 

      6 years ago from India

      @Akhil:- Good idea my friend. Your child will find this more useful than a mobile. As the price is also the same, from financial end both are same. If you are purchasing one tablet with SIM and phone functionality,the purpose of a mobile also can be served using the tablet

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      Akhil 

      6 years ago

      Very useful article. I was going to purchase a mobile for my 15 year old child as birthday gift. I think one of these will be a better option, than a mobile.

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