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Best budget phablets under Rs 22,000

Last updated on: April 1, 2013 15:16 IST

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These 5-inch plus tablets will get you the best of operating system, cameras, processors and many more bells and whistles for just under Rs 22,000.

Back in 2011, Samsung Galaxy Note was the only real option for anyone who wanted a good phablet (smartphone and tablet rolled into one). Now, companies like Micromax, Lava, Karbonn and many others have begun offering solutions to absorb a huge demand for such a product. And here's the best part... Almost all of these phablets fall under Rs 20K and so easily affordable to the average Indian consumer.

These budget phablets are no longer limited by technology or features. So join us as we look at the top 10 budget phablets -- in no particular order -- currently available in the Indian market. They have their advantages and disadvantages but are still the best phablets in this segment.



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Lava Iris 502
Price: Rs 8,499

The Lava Iris 502 has a 1 GHz CPU with 512 MB RAM. Internal storage is about 2 GB and a microSD slot allows for expandable storage up to 32 GB. It features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its OS.

The 5-inch display has an 800x480 resolution. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G.

The rear camera has 5 megapixel sensor with LED flash and auto focus. The front camera has 0.3 megapixel sensor. Overall battery capacity is measured to be 2000 mAh.

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Byond Phablet II
Price: Rs 14,999

Byond's Phablet II has a 1 GHz dual core CPU with 1 GB of RAM. It also features 4 GB internal storage and expandable memory using a microSD slot for up to 32 GB more. The device comes pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The 5.7-inch display comes with IPS technology and a 1280x720 resolution. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth.

It has 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and 3 megapixel front camera for video conferencing. The battery capacity is 2500 mAh.

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WickedLeak Wammy Note
Price: Rs 12,000

WickedLeak's Wammy Note features an MTK6577 dual core 1.0 GHz CPU and 512 MB of RAM. It has 4 GB internal storage and a microSD slot for expanding the memory by 32 GB more. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes pre-installed with the device.

It features a 5-inch display with 800x480 resolution. Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0.

There is 8 megapixel rear camera sensor. It has auto focus and a burst-shooting mode that can take up to 16 shots in 2 seconds. There is also a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The battery capacity is 2500 mAh and a spare battery has been included with the phablet.

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Karbonn A30
Price: Rs 10,999

Karbonn's A30 features a 1 GHz dual core CPU and 512 MB of RAM. Internal storage is 2.56 GB but a microSD slot allows expanding the storage by up to 32 GB more. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes pre-installed with the device.

The Karbonn A30 has 5.9-inch display with an 800x480 resolution. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth 4.0.

The rear camera has 8 megapixel sensor with LED flash, auto focus and 4x digital zoom. The front camera features 1.3 megapixel sensor. Battery capacity is 2500 mAh.

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Intex Aqua Style
Price: Rs 10,799

The Intex Aqua Style has a 1 GHz Cortex A9 dual core CPU and 512 MB of RAM. It has 1 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 32 GB more space. The default OS is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The 5.9-inch display features an 800x480 resolution. The device has support for 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to the Internet.

A rear camera with 8 megapixel sensor, auto focus and 4x digital zoom is present. There is also 1.3 megapixel front camera. The device has a battery capacity of 2500 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand
Price: Rs 21,500

Samsung's first budget phablet is based off their Galaxy Note series. It has a 1.2GHz dual core Broadcom BCM28155 CPU with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage provided is 8 GB and this can be further expanded using microSD for 64 GB more. The Galaxy Grand comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed.

The 5-inch display features an 800x480 resolution. The display technology relies on Samsung's AMOLED technology. Pixel density is 187 pixels per-inch. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G.

The 8-megapixel rear camera features auto focus, LED, HDR and image stabilisation and the front facing camera is just 2 megapixel. Battery capacity is 2100 mAh.

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WickedLeak Wammy Passion
Price: Rs 15,449

The recently released Wammy Passion from WickedLeak features an MTK6589 Cortex A7 quad core CPU clocked 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. It also has 4 GB internal storage and microSD for 32 GB more. It comes pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The 5-inch display has 1280x720 resolution with IPS technology. The device features support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G.

The 8 megapixel rear camera has LED flash, HDR and burst shot mode for taking up to 99 images. A front camera with 5 megapixel sensor is also provided. Battery capacity is 2800 mAh.

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Karbonn Titanium S5
Price: Rs 11,990

The Karbonn Titanium S5 is the company's first quad-core phablet. It features a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and 1 GB of RAM. It has 4 GB of internal storage and microSD slot for adding up to 32 GB more. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is pre-installed on the device.

The 5-inch display features IPS technology and a 960x540 resolution. Connectivity support includes 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

An 8 megapixel rear camera with auto focus and LED flash is present. There is also a 2 megapixel front camera for video calling. Battery capacity is 2000 mAh.

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Lava XOLO A1000
Price:
13,999

The Lava XOLO A1000 released around the same date as the Micromax A116 Canvas HD. It features an MT 6577 dual-core CPU clocked at 1 GHz with 1 GB of RAM. It has 4 GB internal storage and a microSD slot for expandable memory up to 32 GB. It comes pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The 5-inch display has a 1280x720 resolution and features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology. The pixel density is 291 pixels per-inch. It features support for 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

It features an 8 megapixel rear sensor with HDR, BSI, and LED flash and with support for auto-focus and touch focus. There is also a 1.2 megapixel front camera with BSI for video calling. The battery capacity is 2100 mAh.

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Micromax A116 Canvas HD
Pric: Rs 13,990

Micromax's budget phablet is the first of its kind to feature a quad-core CPU. The MT6589 CPU is clocked at 1.2 GHz and has 1 GB of RAM. Internal storage is 1.77 GB but a microSD provides up to 32 GB expandable storage. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes pre-installed on the device.

The 5-inch display has 1280x720 HD resolution. It also has IPS technology and a pixel density of 294 pixels per-inch. You can connect to the internet by using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G.

An 8 megapixel rear camera has been provided with LED flash and autofocus. A VGA front camera allows for video calling. The battery capacity is 2000 mAh.

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