Best Tablets for Gaming [in India] – Granted, nowadays phone displays can be huge, but they are still way smaller than tablets. Nothing beats the sheer amount of immersion that a tablet can give you on the go. Not to mention there is certain stuff you can do much better on a tablet than on a phone or even a PC. There is no doubt that there is still a considerable demand for tablets in the market. The tab manufacturers, being well aware of this, have not slowed down the production of next-generation tablets. The sheer amount of tablets available on the market can be overwhelming. Not to mention the prices.
But don’t worry, as we have curated a list of the best tablets for gaming that you can buy online in India right now. You should keep in mind that the tablet market hasn’t quite caught up to the smartphone market yet in terms of price and cost-efficiency. So to get a decent performing gaming tablet, you will have to spend 15000 Rupees at least. For example, if you want to run PUBG on your tablet, you will have to pick one of the tablets that have more than 2 GB of RAM and those don’t come for less than at least 20000 Rupees.
Best Tablets for Gaming in India [in 2021]
|Under 20000₹ – Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1-Inch)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 30000₹ – Apple iPad 10.2 (WiFi, 32 GB Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 40000₹ – Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 50000₹ – Apple iPad Air (WiFi, 64 GB Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|High-End Honourable Mention – Apple iPad Pro||Jump to Product↓|
If you don’t have time to read through this entire article, we suggest you take a look at the quick navigation table above (we have put jump links to each product). Before we start with our list, just remember that these are our picks, not absolute rankings. If you want to pick one for yourself, we have assembled a buying guide at the end of this article that will help you make an informed choice. So if you want to skip to that, click here. Also, the prices of the mentioned products are below the respective mentioned budgets at the time of writing this article. These prices may fluctuate in the future. Now that we have got that out of the way, let us move onto our list of the best tablets for gaming that you can buy online in India right now.
Under 20000 Rupees
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1-Inch)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Inch is currently one of the top bestselling tablets in India.
This tablet from Samsung comes with an 8 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. It has a 10.1-inch touch screen display with narrow bezels and a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It houses 32 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 512 GB with a micro SD card. This tablet is powered by an Exynos 7904 processor and a massive 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for the device itself and 6-month manufacturer’s warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase. This tablet is equipped with dual stereo speakers with Dolby 3D Atmos surround sound. It is safe to say that entertainment on this thing is top-notch. Multitasking capability, too, is really great.
|Display||10.1-Inch; 1920 x 1200 Pixels|
|Storage||32 GB, expandable up to 512 GB|
|Processor||Exynos 7904 Octa-Core|
|Battery||6000 mAh Lithium-Ion|
It has 2 GB of RAM which makes it okay for gaming (most games) but honestly you can’t expect more from this price range. This product can barely run PUBG but works just fine with less demanding games, unlike other budget tablets. Keep in mind that this tablet doesn’t have a SIM card slot so you’ll have to use WiFi to connect this device to the internet. This device is also really comfortable to hold and use as it weighs only 467 grams. This tablet comes in three colours – black, silver and gold. It also has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB Type C charging port. The battery lasts for about 3 days with 4-6 hours of daily usage. It runs on Android 9 (Android Pie) and supports Bluetooth version 5.0. Overall, we think this device is a solid purchase.
Under 30000 Rupees
Apple iPad 10.2 (WiFi, 32 GB Internal Storage)
The iPad 10.2 from Apple is another great addition to our rundown.
Apple iPad 10.2, as the name suggests features a 10.2-inch Retina IPS LCD with 1620 x 2160 pixels of display resolution. Thanks to the display PPI (pixels per inch) of 264 pixels, you can enjoy full vibrant videos on this device. This tablet from Apple is powered by A10 Fusion chipset with 64-bit architecture and an embedded M10 coprocessor. The frequency of the main Quad-Core CPU is up to 2.34 GHz which gives you an excellent performance while multitasking. The internal memory of this device is 32 GB. As for the build quality, this iPad 10.2 has an elegant metal body and is really lightweight which makes it comfortable to hold.
|Display||10.2-Inch; 1620 x 2160 Pixels|
|Battery||8827 mAh Lithium-Polymer|
The Graphics on this tablet are powered by the PowerVR Series 7XT Plus Hexa-Core GPU which will ensure your gaming experience to be an eye-bleach. The battery is a Lith-Poly powerhouse providing 8827 mAh of battery capacity that lasts for up to 10 hours of heavy usage. This tablet also features stereo speakers which provide an immersive surround sound experience. The connectivity features of this variant include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. It has a 3 GB RAM which makes gaming on this tablet a smooth and uninterrupted experience. The cameras are 8 MP and 1.2 MP, primary and front-facing secondary respectively. This tablet runs iPadOS 13.1 as the operating system and also has support for Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.
Under 40000 Rupees
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (WiFi, 64 GB Internal Storage)
Our best pick from the under 40000 rupees category is from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S5e.
This tablet features a 13 MP primary camera and an 8 MP secondary front-facing camera. The display is a 10.50-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen panel with 2560 x 1600 pixels of resolution. This tablet runs Android 9 Pie as the operating system with a 2 GHz + 1.7 GHz Qualcomm SDM670 Octa-Core processor powering it. It also features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 512 GB. The RAM and ROM specs are ideal if you’re looking to game on your tablet. Wireless connectivity features include Bluetooth, USB and WiFi. The Galaxy Tab S5e produces a rich and clear sound ideal for gaming thanks to the Quad Speaker system tuned by AKG, and integrated Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound.
|Display||10.5-Inch; 2560 x 1600 Pixels|
|Storage||64 GB, expandable up to 512 GB|
|Processor||Qualcomm SDM670 Octa-Core|
|Battery||7040 mAh Lithium-Ion|
This tablet from Samsung sports a huge 7040 mAH lithium-ion battery supported by the power-efficient Qualcomm SDM 670 processor that lasts for 14.50 hours of heavy usage. The battery performance of this device is exceptionally good considering its price. This tablet is lighter as compared to the others on this list weighing only 400 grams. This tablet is also extremely thin; only 5.5 mm. This high-end tablet comes in three colours namely; Gold, Silver and Black. Samsung provides a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for the tablet and 6 months manufacturer’s warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase.
Under 50000 Rupees
Apple iPad Air (WiFi, 64 GB Internal Storage)
Our recommended pick in the under 50000 rupees category is the Apple iPad Air.
This variant of the Apple iPad Air features 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The display is a 10.5-inch Retina IPS LCD panel with 16 M colours and True Tone. The LCD panel has a display resolution of 1668 x 2224 pixels and a pixel density of approximately 265 PPI. This device houses an 8 MP primary camera and a 7 MP front-facing secondary camera. It runs iOS 12.1.3 which is upgradable to iPadOS 13.1.2 as the operating system powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture, a Neural Engine and an embedded M12 processor. Its CPU is Hexa-Core (2 x 2.5 GHz Vortex + 4 x 1.6 GHz Tempest) and the GPU is a Quad-Core chip.
|Display||10.5-Inch, 1668 x 2224 Pixels|
|Battery||8314 mAh Lithium-Polymer|
The battery housed in this tablet is a massive 8314 mAh Lithium-Polymer powerhouse which ensures non-stop entertainment for hours at end. This tablet weighs only 456 grams and has a 6.1 mm slim profile which allows it to be easily carried around by anyone. The sound quality is really superb as well thanks to its stereo speakers. The Graphics processing on this device is really smooth thanks to Qualcomm Adreno 506 chipset. Connectivity features include WiFi, Lightning, Bluetooth Version 5.0 and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. This iPad also has support for Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.
High-End Honourable Mention
Apple iPad Pro (WiFi, 64 GB Internal Storage)
This one is really a high-end honourable mention because we just like it so much.
This Apple iPad Pro variant features a 12 MP primary camera with Quad-LED dual-tone flash and a 7 MP secondary front-facing camera. This tablet comes with an 11-inch Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1668 x 2388 pixels of resolution and support for 16 M colours. The screen is a feast to the eyes with its 265 PPI of pixel density and its refresh rate of 120 Hz. Other display features of this iPad include wide colour gamut, true-tone and an 82.9% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by an A12X Bionic chipset and an utterly humongous 7812 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. The iPad Pro runs iOS 12 as the operating system although we are sure you can update it to iPadOS 13.1.2 as this one is the latest iPad model.
|Display||11-Inch, 1668 x 2388 Pixels|
|Battery||7812 mAh Lithium-Polymer|
This iPad features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The processor running this tablet is an Octa-Core chip (4 x 2.5 GHz Vortex + 4 x 1.6 GHz Tempest) developed by Apple itself. Same thing for the Hepta-Core GPU which will make your gaming experience pretty much blissful when coupled with the fluid 120 Hz refresh rate of the display. Like, you’ll get addicted to playing PUBG on this iPad once you get hooked on its beautiful display which is superior to all of the tablets mentioned above. We always mention that the higher refresh rate is something that you don’t know you want until you actually have it. Believe us, it’s absolutely great. The audio experience on this tablet is great as well thanks to the quad stereo speaker system housed on it. Connectivity features of this tablet include WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C 3.1 and GPS.
Factors to Consider Before Buying
Display Resolution & Audio Quality
Now that we are done with our list of the best tablets for gaming in India, let’s take a look at our buying guide. Better display and audio are some of the main factors that people should look for when buying tablets for gaming in India. Always check the resolution of the display as well as other things like panel type, multi-touch functionality and PPI (pixels per inch). The more the PPI the more vibrant and colourful your screen is going to look. Also about the audio, the essential features you should look for are dual front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos Technology (or something similar) and a headphone jack if that is your liking.
Battery and Performance
The battery and its performance efficiency is another thing people should be concerned about, especially if they are going to use their tablets for gaming. Gaming eats a lot of battery, so make sure you are selecting one that has at least 5000 mAh of battery capacity. Also, make sure you pick a tablet that has a good quality power-efficient processor as that will help the performance too. Good quality Octa-Core processors will do the trick. Also if you are going to run high-end games on your tablet then a RAM of more than or at least 2 GB is absolutely necessary. For example, if you’re buying a tablet for playing PUBG, make sure it has the specifications recommended for running PUBG on tablets (battery, processor and RAM).
Storage and Build Quality
The camera quality, in our opinion, is not that important of an aspect when it comes to tablets. We don’t really buy tablets to click pictures, do we? Although if you want to use your tablet for video calling you may want to get one with a decent front-facing secondary camera. Otherwise, it’s just purely preferential. The storage, on the other hand, is really important as it determines the amount of content you can store on your tablet. We’d recommend getting a tablet with at least 32 GB of internal storage if you don’t want to be forced to delete your favourite apps. 16 GB of internal memory is not enough these days. It’s just not.
As for the build quality, you cannot really test it yourself when buying a tablet online. But what you can do is look at the reviews on the product that mention its build quality. The above-listed gaming tablets all have a good build. You can take our word for it. And if you feel like your new tablet isn’t as durable as you’d like it to be, you can always buy a sturdy case and a screen protector if you are that kind of person.
That concludes our article listing the best tablets for gaming in India. We hope you liked it! If you have any further queries you can ask them below in the comments or you can contact us via email. Goodbye!