Sale season is upon us. Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale and Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale have begun in earnest. Both e-commerce giants are offering deals on electronics such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and smartwatches. Tablets have made a resurgence in our lives thanks to the pandemic. Affordable tablets in particular have become very popular due to the rise of work-from-home and online tutoring. There are a slew of good deals on tablets across both Amazon and Flipkart and we have cherry-picked the ones that truly stand out.
We have already made a list of the 10 best smartphone deals across both sales that you can check out here. We have also compiled a list of the best iPhone deals that you can find here as well as a list of the best smartwatch deals that you can find here.
Here are the top 5 tablet deals this festival season:
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Realme Pad X
Flipkart is offering a substantial discount on both the Wi-Fi-only model of the Realme Pad X as well as the 5G model. The base Wi-Fi variant is available for Rs 16,249 (including Axis Bank/ ICICI Bank offers) and the base Wi-Fi + 5G variant is available for Rs 22,249 (including Axis Bank/ ICICI Bank offers). They usually retail for Rs 19,999 and Rs 25,999 respectively.
The Realme Pad X stands out from the sea of mid-range tablets out there thanks to 5G support. It is also compatible with the Realme Pencil, which makes it an attractive option for artists and content creators. The core specifications are solid, with a 10.95-inch ‘2000×1200’ display, the fast and efficient Snapdragon 695 processor, quad speakers, an 8,340mAh battery with 33W dart charge, and Android 12 out of the box.
iPad 9th Gen
Apple’s most affordable iPad can now be yours for even less. The base Wi-Fi-only variant of the iPad 9th Generation with 64GB internal storage usually retails for around Rs 30,000. Amazon is offering this variant for an enticing sum of Rs 23,999, including SBI Bank offers. At this price, the iPad 9th Gen makes a lot of sense for those looking to buy their first-ever iPad or those looking to upgrade from an older iPad.
The iPad 9th Generation was released in 2021 and is powered by Apple‘s old but still powerful A13 Bionic chipset. The tablet has a 10.2-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1620 x 2160, 64GB of non-expandable storage, and stereo speakers. It also supports the first-generation iPad Pencil, making it a good choice for artists. The pencil is not bundled in the box and needs to be bought separately.
Samsung S6 Lite 2022
The recently released 2022 variant of the Samsung S6 Lite is one of the most value-for-money Android tablets on the market. The tablet offers a very well-rounded set of features and specifications – with the old but capable Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card, a 7,040mAh battery, a 10.4-inch ‘1200×2000’ display, and Android 12 out of the box with Android 13 and 14 expected in the future. It is also a great choice for artists as it supports Samsung’s S-Pen stylus. The fact that the S-Pen comes bundled in the box is the icing on the cake.
The Wi-Fi variant of the Galaxy S6 Lite 2022 usually retails for Rs 25,999 but is available during the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale for as low as Rs 17,999, including SBI Bank offers/ SBI Bank EMI offers. The 4G variant, which usually retails for Rs 29,999, can be yours for as low as Rs 22,499 (including SBI Bank offers).
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
Amazon is offering a great deal on Samsung‘s mid-range tablet, the Galaxy Tab A8. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Galaxy Tab A8 usually retails for around Rs 14,000 – Rs 16,000. Amazon is offering this variant for as low as Rs 9,999, including SBI Bank offers.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is powered by the octa-core Unisoc T618 chipset and has an ultrathin profile of just 6.9mm. The 10.5-inch tablet has a ‘1920×1200’ resolution display, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and a 7,050mAh battery with 15W fast charging. It comes with Android 11 out of the box and is scheduled to receive Android 12 as well as Android 13.
Realme Pad Mini
The most affordable option on this list, the Realme Pad Mini is a compact 8.7-inch tablet that is powerful enough for media consumption and light productivity. The base Wi-Fi-only variant usually retails for Rs 10,999 but is available during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale for as low as Rs 8,099, including Axis Bank/ ICICI Bank offers. There is also a 4G LTE variant of the Realme Pad Mini. The base 4G variant usually retails for Rs 12,999 but Flipkart is offering it for just Rs 9,808.
The Realme Pad Mini is a great option for those who want a decently specced small and light tablet and do not want to spend more than 10,000 rupees. The entry-level tablet is powered by the Unisoc T616 octa-core chipset and features an 8.7-inch HD display, a 6,400mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and storage expansion via microSD card. Other standout features include UFS 2.1 storage, dual SIM support, and dual speakers.