Try and type ‘tablets’ on Google search. A couple of decades ago, a tablet purely meant a pharmacological substance which is also called a pill. But now, maximum results you would be getting are about ‘the’ tablet computers. You can find the real pills somewhere in the third or fourth page of the search results. This tells us how much technology has taken over our lives and dominated the bare necessities. Tablets era is not over and far away from that! Today, we go full throttle and present you everything you need to know about tablets. Let’s go bananas!

 

When was the first tablet minted?

 

 

When you look back at history, the first tablet (almost) was made in 1989. Called as the GRiDPad, the first ever tablet was manufactured by the South Korean giant Samsung Corporation. Followed a bunch of the other tablets in the next five years. Working on a 10 MHz processors, these tablets used to run on MS-DOS operating system and come with a huge (Haha! ) 256KB RAM. With one or 2MB internal memory, these tablets were mainly used to store text or binary code data.

 

Switching from man-sized personal computers, people were relieved after the release of these tablet computers. Sales were mind-bogglingly high and world cherished a palm-sized computer in its hands.

Then a major evolution of these tablets occurred in the year 1993, thanks to Steve Jobs and Apple, which introduced the Apple Newton MessagePad. Based on ARM processors and Newton OS, these MessagePads got quite famous for their stylus pens and handwriting recognition.

 

 

After that, there’s no looking for all other companies. Everyone had their share of the stage to showcase the best tablets to rule the world. Little they did know that tablets would only get a side lane in the hi-tech highway where mobiles will rule the roads for the next God-knows-how-many years.

 

Well, not only that but long before that, there are fictional prototypes of tablets, which might have even inspired scientists to bring the fiction to reality. All thanks to brilliant minds like Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Adams who portrayed tablet concept in their movie and novel 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, respectively.

That said, let’s go deep into the details and dig much more details about the tablets.

 

 

Types of tablets based on operating systems

Well, there are many ways to categorize tablets. Here, to start with,  we did that based on their operating systems. Let’s go through different types of tablets, based on the OS they run on.

Android Tablets:

 

 

This is the popular operating system smartphones and tablets run on nowadays. Android, for its open source availability and user friendliness, got so popular that majority of the people around the world have this OS on their devices.
While we’re at that, why not check a few best Android tablets that are out there?

Best Android Tablets in India

When we talk about the best Android tablets, why not start with the father of Android, Google’s product.



Android Tablet #1 Google Pixel C


Released in December 2015, the Google Pixel C is one of the best Android tablets in India. And when we look at the Google Pixel C specifications, they include:   

  • 10.2-inch IPS LCD display | 2K resolution
  •  Android Marshmallow, upgradable to latest Nougat version
  •  Nvidia Maxwell Graphics Processing Unit
  •  8+2MP primary and selfie cameras
  • 3GB RAM, 64GB internal memory
  • USB Type C 3.0 | Reversible connector
  • 9240 mAh battery

 

With these topnotch specifications, the Google Pixel C price in India is set up to INR 86000. With Nvidia chipset and GPU, the tablet performs in god mode when it comes to high-level gaming. Also, the 10-inch 2K display gives out the best output of media entertainment. However, the Google Pixel C doesn’t support cellular connectivity.

 

 

Android Tablet #2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

 

 

This is one of the latest and best tablets in 2017. Released in April, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 specifications include:  

  • 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display | 1536x2048p resolution
  •  Android Nougat
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core processor
  •  Adreno 530 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB
  • 13+5MP rear and front cameras
  • USB Type C 3.0 | Reversible connector
  • 6000 mAh battery

With these latest and trendy specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 price in India is Rs 67990.

Next up in the list of best Android tablets in India, is

 

Android Tablet #3 Asus Zenpad 3S

 

There’s hardly a list of best tablets without an Asus tab. This latest Asus tablet was released in August 2016. The Asus Zenpad 3S specifications are:

 

  •  9.7-inch IPS LCD display | 1536×2048 resolution
  •  Android Marshmallow, upgradable to Android Nougat
  •  MediaTek 8176 Hexa-core processor
  •  Adreno 530 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, not expandable
  • 8+5MP rear and front cameras
  •  USB Type C 3.0 | Reversible connector
  • 5900 mAh battery

And the Asus Zenpad 3S price in India is tuned up to Rs 22,990. Honestly, this tablet is more than you ask for at this price range, but there are other tablets of better brands and better specifications.


One of such tablets is



Android Tablet #4 HTC Google Nexus 9

 

 

Touted as the HTC Nexus 9, this tablet was released in November 2014. Then priced more than Rs 1 lakh, the HTC Nexus 9 price in India now is Rs 82000. Let’s look at the HTC Nexus 9 specifications:

  • 8.9-inch IPS LCD display | 1536×2048 resolution
  • Android Lollipop, upgradable to Android Nougat
  • Nvidia Tegra K1, Dual-core processor
  • Kepler DX1 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, not expandable
  •  8+1.6MP rear and front cameras
  •  6700 mAh battery
  • Comes in Indigo Black, Lunar White, and Sand colors

 

Android Tablet #5 Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

These days, Lenovo is getting better and better with their line of tablets. 2015 released Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is still a winner among the other best tablets in India. Let’s check the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Specifications:

  • 8-inch IPS LCD display | 1536×2048 resolution
  • Android Lollipop
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core processor
  • Adreno 304 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, not expandable
  • 8MP primary camera, no secondary/selfie camera
  •  6200 mAh battery
  • Dolby Atmos audio enhancement

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 price in India is Rs 22000.

 

Well, these are a few of the best tablets in India. If you’re looking for an affordable, user-friendly and less complicated tablets, then go for Android tablets. Otherwise, if you think you belong to the out of the box category, then we have more in store for you.

 

So, when we come back to types of tablets based on operating systems, there are a couple more to discuss:

 

iOS tablets:

If Android operating systems is the Sun of mobile technology, then iOS is the definite counterpart, the moon. It’s almost a 50-50 domination for these operating systems when considered around the world. But somewhere, the Android OS takes a little bit of more pie, thanks to its open source, affordability, and user-friendly nature.

 

But when you look up high at all the high-priced devices, most of them run on iOS. Before Steve Jobs started a secret project related to iPhones, Apple tablets were the original idea. And after the humongous success of iPhones, Apple tried its hand at tablets and happened to produce the best, flowy, and super fast tablets that are ever out there.

 

So, let’s check out a few best iOS tablets, a.k.a best iPads in India

 

Apple iPad mini 4

 

 

Apple tablets/iPads are best known for their vibrant displays and frictionless processors and the iPad mini 4 is no exception at all. Released in September 2015, the iPad mini 4 specifications include:

  • 7.9-inch IPS LCD display | 1536×2048 resolution
  • iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 10.3.2
  • Apple A8, Dual-core processor
  • PowerVR 6450 Graphics Processing Uni
  • t2GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, not expandable
  • 8MP primary camera, 1.2MP selfie camera
  • 5124 mAh battery
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)

With this set of features, the Apple iPad mini 4 price in India is Rs 45500.

 

Apple iPad Pro 9.7

 

 

iPad Pro 9.7, which was released in March 2016, is another best iPads in India, which is priced at Rs 76000. Let’s check the iPad Pro Specifications:

 

  • 9.7-inch IPS LCD display | 1536×2048 resolution
  • iOS 9.3.2, upgradable to iOS 10.3.2
  •  Apple A9X, Dual-core processor
  • PowerVR 6450 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 2GB RAM, 256GB internal memory, not expandable
  • 12MP primary camera, 5MP selfie camera
  • 7306 mAh battery
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
  • Siri and iCloud storage service

 

Apple iPad Air 2

 

 

Released in October 2014, the iPad Air 2 is still relevant and popular now. The iPad Air 2 price in India is Rs 49000. And when we look at the Apple iPad Air 2 specifications:

 

  • > 9.7-inch IPS LCD display | 1536×2048 resolution
  • iOS 8.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.2
  •  Apple A8X, Dual-core processor
  •  PowerVR 6850 Graphics Processing Unit
  •  2GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, not expandable
  •  8MP primary camera, 1.2MP selfie camera
  • 7340 mAh battery
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
  • Siri and iCloud storage service

 

Windows tablets

Windows operating system is quite popular among personal computers. But when it comes to handheld computers like smartphones and tablets, this OS is, if not failed, struggling to keep up. There are very less number of users who use Windows operating system, w n compared to the other OSs.

However, seems like Microsoft has made some amends to bring its renowned legacy in smartphone technology too, and has been launching a few new devices like Surface Pro tablets and Surface laptops.

While we’re at that, let’s check a couple of best Windows tablets in India.

 

Winows Tablets #1 Surface Pro 4

 

 

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of the best Windows laptops in India. Released in 2017, the Surface Pro 4 comes with specifications like:

 

  • > 12.3-inch IPS LCD display | 2536×1824 resolution
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Intel Core i5-6300U processor
    Intel HD 520 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 8GB RAM, 256GB internal memory, not expandable
  • 8+5MP rear and front cameras


And the Surface Pro 4 price in India is Rs 90000.

 


HP Spectre x2

 

 

Another couple of best Windows tablets in India come from the house of HP. The HP Spectre x2 specifications include:

 

  • 12-inch IPS LCD display | full HD resolution
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Intel Core m3-6Y30
  • Intel HD 515 Graphics Processing Unit
  • 4GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, not expandable
    5MP webcam
  • Bang & Olufsen sound technology
  •  Full-size island-style keyboard

 

Most of these Windows tablets can be taken as laptops too, given their large screen size and Intel processors. The HP Spectre x2 price in India is Rs 59000.

 

Well, these are the tablets based on their operating systems. There are other tablets which run on their respective proprietary operating systems. And it is safe to say that they are not necessarily should be taken into consideration.

 

Tablet Buying Guide

 

Well, it’s always better to go with a plan or pattern, instead of running around cluelessly and end up with (spoiler alert!) an arrow in your chest like Rickon Stark of Game of Thrones.

 

Same applies when you are buying a tablet. With multifarious prices, screen sizes, processors, and operating systems, it is quite difficult to go with a plan and hit the bull’s eye. But fret not, we are here with a clean and simple buying guide which will direct you towards a wise decision making.

 

Screen Size & Resolution

 

Screen size, with and without a pun, is the window of a tablet. A tablet is judged by its screen size, then resolution, and then comes other features. So, it is basically important for a tablet to have a good resolution with right screen size. Generally, tablets come with a screen size more than 6 inches. And these days, most of the smartphones are coming with 6-7-inch display size, so, the bar of an average tablet screen size must be increased to 7 and above.

Select the screen size according to your requirements and comfortability.

If you are ever-on-the-go traveling, you would want a basic tablet with cellular connectivity and a 7-inch display.

And if you want to read books, watch movies, there are 8-inch tablets which are well balanced between performance and portability.

But if you want more from a tablet, like high-graphical gaming experience, video calling, and document editing among others, you better go with a 9-inch tablet which, a quite bulky, but is perfect.

 


Processor & RAM

Based on different operating systems and brands, the processors of tablets vary with respect to their frequency, speed, and efficiency.

Samsung tablets too have their own, proprietary processor which goes by the name Samsung Exynos. However, the majority of the Samsung mobiles come with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

And most of the Android tablets use Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, along with Nvidia Tegra series, Intel, and MediaTek.

Select your processor and RAM based on your interests and price range. Higher the RAM and frequency is, faster and efficient the processor is. Coming to the frequency of a processor, go for

  • 1-1.1 GHz processor or 1GB RAM for basic functionalities
  • 1.2-1.7GHz processor or 2GB for decent gaming and super multimedia experience
  • 1.8GHz and above or 3GB-8GB for high-graphical gaming, vigorous multitasking, document editing and other heavy load functions.


    Connectivity

 

This is an easy step. Tablets, generally, come either with cellular connectivity and Wi-Fi or with only Wi-Fi. So, if you want to make calls and text messaging from your tablet, then go for the tablets with connectivity. On the other hand, there are tablets with no cellular connectivity, but only Wi-Fi.

Although all the tablets now do come with 3G and above connectivity, there are some tablets with only 2G connectivity. We advise you to ignore the latter and go with 3G/4G tablets for obvious reasons.

Then come the Bluetooth and NFC.

Bluetooth is a file transfer technology which allows users in man reach to connect and share files. Almost all of the tablets come with this feature. The technology has been recently upgraded to Bluetooth 5.0, however, most of the tablets come with 2.0 or 3.0 versions. Higher the version is, faster the file transfer and connectivity. Also, you connect wireless peripherals like mouse and keyboard to your tablet with Bluetooth.

Coming to NFC, this is a faster version of Bluetooth. Mainly used for smart payments where you can transfer money to your nearer device within seconds, this technology stands for Near Field Communication. The rate of file transferring is also faster in NFC when compared to Bluetooth.

 


Operating System

 

Well, we have already given a clear view of tablets and their operating systems.Choose among the following operating systems according to their key features.

  • Android – It’s user-friendly, open source.
  • iOS – Secure, fast, and user-friendly.
  • Windows – Stability, flexibility, interface, and compatibility.



Storage

This is another important feature of a tablet. While it’s easy to understand the technicality that goes into storage, you need to choose your storage capacity wisely.

We have simplified it for you, based on your favorite language; movies and songs.

 

A tablet with 4GB internal memory holds – above 700 audio songs or 5 HD movies.

  • 16GB internal memory – 2800 audio songs or 20 HD movies
  • 32GB internal memory – more than 6000 audio songs or 40 HD movies
  • 64GB internal memory – <10000 audio songs or 80 HD movies
  • 128GB internal memory – around 25000 audio songs or <150 HD movies

 


Battery

Battery is another feature where you would get the math easily. As the capacity increases, the lifetime does too and also your entertainment.

A minimum tablet battery capacity starts at 2500 mAh and goes up around 10000 mAh. Talking about the battery types, a Li-Polymer battery is more durable and powerful than a Li-ion battery.

Coming to the battery  capacity of tablets,

  • 2500-4000 mAh batteries provide up to 4-5 hours of lifetime.
  • 4100-6000 mAh batteries can last up to 8 hours, and
  • 6100 mAh and above batteries come with more than 8 hours of battery life.

Top 10 tablet brands

 

Once claimed to be a replacement for PCs, Tablets market has faded away into an oblivion, where it is unknown whether they would make a comeback or not. But despite a massive decrease in sales over the years, there are some players in the industry who have been consistently introducing upgrades and innovation in this space.  

While of course Apple’s iPad range still dominates the high-end market, there are players who have leveraged their experience to introduce Android and Windows OS based tablets. We acknowledge those brands in this ultimate tablets buying the guide.

Check them out. These are the Unsung Heroes in the tablets space:

 

> Apple Tablets

 

 

The Cupertino introduced the first generation of iPad in 2010, since then the tablet PC has grown into company’s one of the most valuable business sections. While Apple still dominates the space, the iPad has seen a massive decrease in sales. The brand recently introduced the 2017 edition of their iPad, which is inexpensive and sports better specifications than its predecessor.

They have refreshed the original iPad lineup, but the company is yet to upgrade their Air and Mini lineup of iPads. For business consumers, iPad Pro has been introduced in 2015, since then it has seen two generations upgrade, the most recent one being in June 2017. Apple iPads specifications are top of the line when it comes to competition in this space. The cost of ownership for these Apple iPads are high.

 

> Samsung Tablets

 

 

The South Korean brand, which is the largest electronics manufacturer in the world has also fallen short in selling out its tablets. Samsung tablets known as Galaxy Tab series were first introduced around the time when Apple released their original iPad in 2010. The Galaxy Tab A was the first Android OS based tablet computers introduced to the world.

The tablet was powered by a single core 1GHz processor and came with 7-inch TFT LCD display having 1024 x 600-pixel resolutions. The device came out with Android 2.2 Froyo. At the time there weren’t many apps in Google Play Store dedicated to tablets resolution.

Over the years, the brand introduced various models with different size and features. There were 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1-inch display size tablets, while currently the company has shifted its focus to 7.0, 8.0 and 9.7-inch displays tablets. Apart from Galaxy A Series, they have Tab S and Tab E lineup. Where Tab S is their flagship product and Tab E is for economy class consumers.

 

> Lenovo Tablets

 

 

The Chinese electronics giant who has a range of products including world’s greatest business laptops, extensive smartphone lineup, and several other products in their inventory, where tablets are one of them. Lenovo tablets are popular among mid and entry level users as the brand focuses on those range of tablets. Their tablets series was first introduced in 2011 under IdeaPad branding.

The first range of IdeaPad was called K1, A1 and P1, while the first two in the list came powered by Android OS, the third model came with Windows 7. In later years, the brand completely focused on making Android tablets as consumers were more inclined to buy a tablet powered by the OS with millions of apps to play around. The Tegra Processor was common on most of the early models, but the latest models come powered by Intel processors.

 

> HP Tablets

 

 

HP Inc. previously known as Hewlett-Packard is an American computer peripheral manufacturer who is popular for its printers, monitors, and laptops range around the world. The company introduced its tablets range in July 2011 under TouchPad branding. This range of tablets came with a proprietary operating system called webOS. Unfortunately, after a couple of weeks of releasing their first TouchPad, the brand discontinued the device running on webOS.

There was so much potential on Android as a tablet OS, which is why the brand introduced the popular open OS on its TouchPad tablet series. Further down the lane, the brand released Slate series of tablets with a 7-inch display, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and Rockchip SoC (System-on-chip). They are the affordable range of HP tablets introduced by American Manufacturer for its audience in countries like India, Brazil, and more.

 

> Asus Tablets

 

 

The Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics manufacturer have a range of laptops, desktops, projectors, monitors, and several other peripherals under its name. Talking about the Asus tablets, the brand got its recognition as a manufacturer of two generations of Nexus 7 tablets, which were manufactured for and branded for Google. Later, Asus did a partnership with Microsoft for introducing Windows 8 convertible tablets.

The dual OS based convertible was powered by Android in the tablet mode, while it will boot in Windows 8 when a keyboard is attached to it. The company, later on, introduced a range of convertible hybrid tablets including Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad Slider, and Eee Slate. The other range of Asus tablets includes Memo Tab, VivoTab, and ZenPad Series. The Asus tablets specifications are best-in-class when it comes to entry and mid-level segment. The Asus tablets in India starts for as low as Rs 4,999.

 

> Honor Tablets

 

 

The online exclusive brand from Huawei Group saw its inception in 2011, while it was established in 2013. The brand based out of Shenzhen, China saw its international expansion in various countries/regions like Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan, United States, and across European countries. They sell products via their online store called V-Mall in select regions, while in partnership with third party e-commerce store in India and few other countries. Honor tablets in India come equipped with mid-level specifications and features. And they are priced in affordable bracket. It was recent that Honor went offline in India to increase its presence across the country. Honor has several models depending on the region you live in. In India, currently, they have only one tablet that goes by name Honor T1, which is priced at Rs 9,999 and comes with good specifications.  

 

> iBall Tablets

 

 

The Mumbai-based Indian electronics manufacturer is one of the top tablet brands in India. Founded in 2001 by Sandeep Parasrampuria, it has grown from a computer peripheral brands to smartphone/tablets brand. Over the recent years, the company has tied up with names like Intel and Microsoft for introducing a range Windows based tablets. The types include convertible, entry-level and mid-level tablets. iBall tablets in India start for as low as Rs 3,690 and go up to Rs 12,999. Talking about the iBall tablets specifications and features they come equipped with Quad-core processor, 7-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB RAM, 5MP + 2MP Cameras, 3G connectivity and a large capacity battery.  

 

> Micromax Tablets

 

 

This is another Indian electronics maker, which is considered as the top tablet brand in India. Micromax tablets in India are one of the most affordable tablets range, which makes tablets accessible for budget consumers. Micromax was one of the early adopters of affordable tablets, as the company aimed to provide this product in the hands of masses. And with a wide range of tablets in the market, they have done that. The Micromax tablets series started with Funbook and currently revolves around CanvasTab. The Micromax tablets price in India starts at Rs 3,499 and goes up to Rs 9,799. Talking about the Micromax specifications and features, they come equipped with Quad-core processor, 7-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, and large capacity battery.  

 

Best Tablets in India: VFM (Value for Money)

When you go out shopping for anything that has some purpose in your daily routine, you always make sure that it should be worth spending. Just like that, we give a list of top 5 tablets in the market that get you value for money. Select from the range, which choice is preferable for you and go shopping for it.

  • Apple iPad (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Lenovo Yoga Book
  • Asus Zenpad 10.1
  • iBall Slide Elan

 

Apple iPad (2017)

 

 

Why should I buy this?: Best-in-class performance, display and battery life. All at now an affordable price.

Who’s it for?: Everybody who desires to own a tablet.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 27,900

Why we picked it?: Offering the culmination of Apple’s iPad experience over the iterations, this fifth generation tablet from Cupertino company deserves a crown for being consistent in the industry. A solid all-rounder performer in the tablet space, the new iPad brings you a great experience at a comparatively inexpensive price.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

 

 

Why should I buy this?: Samsung has been the closest to producing a great overall experience on an Android OS-based tablet. The icing on the cake is the gorgeous Super AMOLED display.

Who’s it for?: Anyone who’s looking best Android tablet in the market.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 47,990

Why we picked it?: Despite some design flaws, the Galaxy Tab S3 is a top class gizmo for all your work and entertainment needs. Supporting HDR content for streaming Netflix, YouTube content on 2K resolution display. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor makes it capable of handling any level of multitasking you throw at it.

 

Lenovo Yoga Book

 

 

Why should I buy this?: This Yoga Book is amazing as a straight tablet for doodling and is easy on typing in hybrid mode.

 

Who’s it for?: Users looking to get a semi-keyboard and easy note taking experience.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 46,000

Why we picked it?: This Lenovo tablet made it to the list cuz of its innovative style. The 2-in-1 hybrid tablet with eye-catching, 360 degrees, metal hinge makes it for a great experience. The stylus support on the backside of the keyboard acts as a drawing pad. Sketch, jot down notes, do whatever doodling you want, it’s quite an experience for a creative soul.

 

Asus Zenpad 10.1

 

 

 

Why should I buy this?: For its price, this offers the best first tablet experience. Offers plenty of features for an Android tablet.   

Who’s it for?: First-time users looking to explore the space.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 29,910

Why we picked it?: The reason is simple, you can’t get the better 10.1-inch screen on any other Android tablet. The leather back adds for stylish appeal, flaunt the elegant look as you use it in public. The premium appearance at an inexpensive price, that’s as best it can get. Impressive set of features for improved audio and gaming experience is an added advantage.

 

iBall Slide Elan

 

 

 

Why should I buy this?: The only elegant tablet with good specifications and features in the price bracket. 4G LTE connectivity, large capacity battery and a processor that makes multitasking easy, iBall Slide Android Tablet is something to ponder about in the budget range.

Who’s it for?: Budget tablets consumers with interests to get best available features.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 13,999

Why we picked it?: The only tablet from an Indian maker which proves its strengths to be valuable for the money spend. If anything this tablet will surely win an accolade for offering unmatched performance, vibrant display, and long battery life at an exceptionally affordable price.

Top 5 Worst Non-VFM (Value for Money) tablets

Tablets when introduce showcased a ray of hope to consumers who prefer carrying a lightweight tablet instead of bulky laptops to work and even entertainment for on the go. Despite progress in technology towards the improvement of performance, multitasking, and various other abilities, consumers haven’t fully accepted this breed of devices as the mainstream computing. In short, Laptops are irreplaceable in 2017!

Below are few attempts by manufacturers to release tablets that were meant to replace your daily computing device and be value for money, but instead, in reality, they proved to be one of the worst tablets in India.

 

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra

 

 

Why shouldn’t you buy this?: Asus has gone overboard with the pricing of its premium-looking tablet. Sporting mid-range chipset, which makes it less powerful than the likes of Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.  

Who’s it for?: The rich spoilt brats who have money to waste on shiny useless things.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 49,990

Why we picked it?: The Taiwanese manufacturer could have done a better job in putting the price to their tablet. The primary reason for this tablet to make it to the list is the mismatch between price point, and specifications and features of the tablet. Low battery capacity and not much powerful processor are some of the factors that don’t justify the value to buy this Asus tablet.

 

Micromax Fantabulet

 

 

Why shouldn’t you buy this?: In the era of budget smartphone sporting a battery capacity of up to 4000 mAh, Micromax has managed to offer a poor battery capacity of 3000 mAh on their tablet. Shouldn’t Micromax be banned from manufacturing tablets?

Who’s it for?: Anyone who doesn’t care about battery life.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 5,199

Why we picked it?: Tablets should offer lag-free gaming experience, which is clearly absent from this Micromax tablet. On top of the low power processor, it runs on two generation-old Android version. Yes, it comes in budget pricing, but considering smartphones priced around it sports better specifications, then, why should you spend that money on a Micromax tablet. In summary, it is not a value for money tablet.

 

iBall DD

 

 

Why shouldn’t you buy this?: As far as the nomenclature goes, this is one of the poorest tablet’s name in the market. The company hasn’t even shared what does DD stands for? Dead Device? Probably not. But as far as looks and specifications are concerned, it’s a pretty bland device.

Who’s it for?: Anyone who doesn’t care about looks or any kind of features on their tablet.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 5,499

Why we picked it?: Straight talk – this is one of the worst tablets in this non-value for money tablet. While iBall is a name that is known for offering a wide range of tablets, we believe there is always an exception. And iBall’s is DD!

 

Digiflip Pro XT 712

 

 

Why shouldn’t you buy this?: No one wants to live in the past! This tablet is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is three generation-old Android OS. Digiflip is Flipkart’s aim at introducing a range of electronics in the market, it has failed miserably. So, don’t expect Android updates even if you put faith in this tablet.  

Who’s it for?: Anyone who doesn’t care about branding. Features and Specifications too!

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 10,999

Why we picked it?: The primary reason is the outdated branding! Even if you are spending 11k on a product won’t you like it to be a recognized brand? You would! Further, this made to the list of worst tablets in India because of the poor specifications and features.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

 

 

Why shouldn’t you buy this?: Samsung may be the first to introduce an Android-based tablet, but it sure lacks in keeping its devices updated. Their Galaxy Tab 3 lacks Android OS updates, it has been stuck at three generation old version, i.e. Android 4.4 KitKat. The South Korean giant could have done a better job here, but they didn’t.    

Who’s it for?: A Samsung fan who doesn’t care for value for money products.

How much will it fetch for?: Rs 9,300

Why we picked it?: Overall, specification and feature of this Samsung tablet is not worth spending the money it fetches for. Poor battery life, old UI, and low power processor isn’t something anyone would like to spend their cash on.

 

Conclusion:

So, there it is. Your zero to ten knowledge about tablets, their evolution, types of tablets, and every other thing related to it. Our intention when we started this blog is to have a full-length, complete blog on tablets, where you don’t need to go anywhere else for any questions on tablets. And we hope we have covered, if not everything, more than required you need to know about tablets. This list of tablets in India will be your Guru, your guide to the complete catalog of tablets. While it acts as your as buying guide, explaining the pros and cons, comparisons in terms of price and specs and everything else you need to know about it.

 

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