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Best Android 4.0 tablets under Rs 5000 and Rs 6000 in India

|October 26 2012 |tablet


Affordable tablets are emerging as good alternative to computers. These are ultimate portable devices which enable you to browse web, watch movies, play games and ton of other things on the go. With help of accessories, tablets may also take care of your computing need up to a great extent.

In recent past, we saw many Indian companies jumping into the tablet bandwagon. As a result, nowadays market is flooded with cheap tablets. More options leads to more confusion, so here is our first hand guide on the best Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets below Rs 4000, Rs 5000 and Rs 6000 in India.

Best Android ICS tablets below 4K

1. BSNL Penta IS709C: Rs 3999

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Penta T-pad is the cheapest tablet with Android 4.0 and Capacitive touch screen. Though its priced Rs 3999 but through a deal you can get it for as low as Rs 3499.

  • 7 inch capacitive touch screen

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 1GHz cortex A8 processor, 512MB DDR3 Ram

  • 0.3 MP front camera

  • Supports 3G/EVDO dongles

  • 3000 mAH

  • 4GB inbuilt memory, expandable

Best Android tablets below 5K

2. Byond Mi-book Mi1: Rs 4250

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Byond Mi-book Mi1 is one of the newest entrants in the world of tablets. It comes with a bunch of freebies which includes a 3D glass as well. The specifications of this tablet is almost similar to the Penta IS709C mentioned above.
  • 7 inch capacitive touch screen

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 1GHz cortex A8 processor, 512MB DDR3 Ram

  • 0.3 MP front camera

  • Supports 3G/EVDO dongles

  • 3000 mAH battery

  • 4GB inbuilt memory, expandable


Known shortcomings:
  • Poor battery backup

  • Low Wi-Fi reception


3. Karbonn Smart Tab3 Blade: Rs 4990

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Karbonn is on a high these days. The specifications are somewhat better than the above mentioned tabs and it looks better.
  • 7.1 inch capacitive touch screen

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 1.2 GHz cortex A8 processor, 512MB Ram

  • 1.3 MP front camera

  • Supports 3G/EVDO dongles

  • 2600 mAH battery

  • 4GB inbuilt memory, expandable

Best Android 4.0 tablets below 6k

4. Swipe 3D Life Tab: Rs 5449

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Swipe 3D life tab has the best configuration among all the tabs listed here. Its was also the first 3D tab in the Indian market. However, I found 3D output of this tab to be below average, but its still a great buy considering other specifications.
  • 7.0 inch capacitive touch screen

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 1.5 GHz cortex A8 processor, 512MB Ram

  • 2.0 MP front camera

  • Supports 3G/EVDO dongles

  • 3400 mAH battery

  • 4GB inbuilt memory, expandable


5. Micromax Funbook Alpha: Rs 5484



A tablet from Micromax, one of the best Indian mobile companies.
  • 7.0 inch capacitive touch screen

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 1.0 GHz cortex A13 processor, 512MB Ram

  • 0.3 MP front camera

  • Supports 3G/EVDO dongles

  • 2800 mAH battery

  • 4GB inbuilt memory, expandable


A word of caution: All of the tablets listed here mentions support to 3G dongles and Evdo data cards but in reality they don't support all the data cards. You must check the list of compatible dongles from the respective tablet’s official web pages.

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