Top 5 large screen tablets under Rs 20,000
| by Priyanka Tilve
A tablet with a larger screen ensures a better viewing and surfing experience. Earlier 10-inch tablets usually were in the higher price bracket while the 7-inch tablets were the more affordable ones. However, in the past couple of months, this seems to be changing as several manufacturers have launched larger screen tablets with multi-core processors at a lower price. Today you will find several large screen tablets – ranging from 8 to 10 inches – that are priced well below Rs 20,000. But before buying a large screen tablet, do check the screen ratio as that could impact your multimedia experience. If you are looking for a tablet purely for entertainment, then go for a 16:9 or 16:10 screen ratio. On the other hand, a tablet with a 4:3 ratio screen ratio is good for page viewing and surfing, but you will get huge black bands at the top and bottom while watching videos.
We’ve listed the top 5 large screen tablets from the ones we’ve reviewed and are worth considering.
Cheapest quad-core tablets in the market
WickedLeak has gained a reputation of launching well-performing phones and tablets at prices that are relatively low. The Wammy Magnus is no different. This 10.1-inch tablet is one of the first quad-core Android-based tablets from the manufacturer and doesn’t disappoint. The tablet is powered by the Allwinner A31 SoC featuring ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and comes with 2GB RAM, which delivers high performance. It operates on Jelly Bean v4.1 and is upgradable to version v4.2. It has 8-core PowerVR SGX 544MP2 graphics processor, which handles the 4K videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 60 fps with ease. Its 1280 x 800 pixel resolution IPS panel provides a superior viewing experience. While there are other quad-core tablets available, the Wammy Magnus at the current price of Rs 15,499, is definitely one of the fastest and cheapest quad-core Android tablets out there.
Looks similar to the iPad
One of the slickest tablets around
At 10.5 mm thickness and weighing 330 grams, the Swipe Velocity Tab is one of the slickest tablets around. The Velocity Tab packs quite a punch as it is powered by ARM v7 Cortex-A9 NEON dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, MALI-400 GPU. It also has 1GB of RAM and runs Jelly Bean v 4.1.1. What’s also impressive is its 8-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. And this impressive spec sheet is matched with equally powerful performance, as our tests revealed. Just like its exterior, the user interface is fluid and enhances the user experience. Even HD media playback and playing HD games is a smooth experience. It includes 8GB internal storage and is expandable up to 32GB. WIth an MRP of Rs 13,999 and a street price as low as Rs 11,490, this tablet is a good option for those looking for a good large screen tablet, but one that won’t pinch their pockets a lot.
Another tablet featuring a large display is the EAFT Destiny D90T. This 9.7-inch dual-core tablet features Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, MALI-400 graphics processor, 1GB RAM and an IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels It includes 1GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB. Our test revealed the tablet performs as well as it sounds on paper. And it scores on all counts—display, build quality, design, performance and even user interface. Though it features the older Android ICS operating system, the tablet is a good option if you are looking for one with a larger display to surf the Internet and general entertainment. However, at Rs 14,990, it seems to be a slightly overpriced, unless you get a good deal for it.
Another powerful performer with a large screen is the 9.7-inch HCL ME Tablet G1. The tablet is powered by Cortex A9 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM and a MALI-400 GPU. Its IPS display panel sports a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and the tablet runs on Android ICS operating system. Its interface is fluid and you won’t experience any lag. It features an onboard storage of 8GB, which can be extended up to 32GB. Before you consider buying this tablet, you should know that HCL has given the Google Play Store a miss and instead features ME Apps. However, there is a way about it; you can copy the regular APK files to the SD card and install them on the tablet. Nevertheless, priced at approximately Rs 14,300, it’s worth considering if you are looking for a tablet with a large screen.
Tell us which one of the tablets fetaured here you would buy.
Cover Image: Harshad Gujare
Tags: WickedLeak Wammy Magnus , Spice Stellar Pad MI-1010 , Swipe Velocity Tab , EAFT Destiny D90T , HCL ME Tablet G1 , budgets tablets , top large screen tablets , popular large screen tablets , quad core tablets
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