Entry-level budget Android tablets are driving the popularity of tablets among the masses. The tablet market is being seen as the new blue-eyed growth opportunity in India and therefore it comes as little surprise that several indigenous and international players are jumping on the bandwagon.
1. Micromax funbook
Micromax launched funbook cheapest android tablet in India for past few months. That runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system with 1.2GHZ processor. It has 4GB inbuilt memory and can expand upto 32GB. Funbook is the first in the cheapest tablet war. If you like to buy new cheapest android tablet funbook is a best choise for it’s great features. Price – Rs.6,499
|Processor||1.2 GHz Cortex A8|
|Android||4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
17.78 CM capacitive, Multi touch, Pinch zoom
|Resolution||800 x 480 pixel|
|Memory||4GB (in built)|
|Expandable||up to 32GB|
|Media||HD video(2160 pixels), MPEG2/4,AVI,WMV,MOV|
|Sensor||Gravity Sensor, Accelerator Sensor|
|Connectivity||3G doungle support via USB HDMI out, WiFi802.11b/g, USB2.0|
|Battery||2800mAh (Browsing time 5 hours)|
|Colors||Gray and Midnight Black|
2. T-PAD IS701R
BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) launched T-PAD IS701R cheapest android tablet by tie up with Pantel technologies. It runs Android 2.3 OS with 1GHZ processor. Inbuilt 2GB memory you can expand upto 32 GB using micro SD cards. Price Rs. 3,499
- Browse the web, watch Youtube® videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android™ 2.3.
- High-speed 1 GHz processor and DDRII 256MB RAM.
- Integrated HDMI port for connection with LCD/LED TV.
- Plays popular video, music, and photo formats.
- Download and Install Google Andriod apps.
- Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g) .
- Easy Access to Email, Office and Games.
- Experience Facebook and social networking at your fingertips.
- Seamless Digital Media Experience.
- E-Book Reader .
- Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.
|TF card||TF card support to 32G|
|LCD resolution||7” TFT, 16:9, 800*600|
|Touch screen||Resistive touch screen|
|G-Sensor||Rotator screen, 3D games|
|USB||USB x 1|
|Video||Max.1280*720 mkv(H.264 HP) avi rm/rmvb flv wmv9 mp4|
|Flash||Adode Flash 10.3|
|Send/receive email online|
3. Zync Pad Z990
Z990 also one of the cheapest Android tablet in India. It runs android 4.0(ICS) with 1.2 GHZ processor. And the special specification is it has 1GB DDR3 RAM. Price Rs. 8, 990. The price slightly high from compare to other android tablets. But it has special features like 5-point multi touch and 8GB inbuilt memory.
|Screen||7″ Five point touch screen|
|Memory||4 GB (In built)|
|Expandable||up to 32GB|
|Camera||0.3 mega pixel (Front)|
|Connectivity||3G USB Doungles, USB, HDMI Port,|
4. HCL ME U1
HCL launched new android 4.0 tablets with low cost. It has Cortex A8 1GHz Processor, Multiple Connectivity options – USB port, Wifi and 3G USB Dongle, Capacitive Touch Dispaly,7 inches 800×480 pixels, 24×7 HCL Touch Support. Price Rs. 7,999.
|Operating System||Android 4.0.3 – Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Sytem on Chip||Cortex A8 (1Ghz processor)|
|3G Support||Not inbuilt but supports through external USB 3G dongle|
|Touch panel||Projected Capacitive Glass Touch screen – Multi touch points support|
|Inbuilt speaker & Mic||Inbuilt Mono speaker system 1.0 Watts, Inbuilt one Mono Microphone.|
|SoC Clock Speed||1 Ghz|
|Integrated Graphics||Video Processing Unit (VPU inbuilt into SoC) supporting OpenGL ES2.0 and Open VG 1.1 and video decoder for H.264/H.263/MPEG1/2/MPEG4/SVC-1/RV and JPEG|
|On board Audio||In built on SoC|
|Card Reader||One inbuilt – only MicroSD card support upto 32GB|
|Camera||Front side camera – 0.3 Megapixel|
|G- Sensor||Inbuilt 3-Axis Orientation/Motion Detection Sensor – for landscape/portrait mode change only|
|L1 cache||32KB Data + 32KB Instruction Cache Inbuilt|
|L2 cache||128KB Inbuilt|
|High definition video support||720p and 1080p capable|
|Internal Flash Memory||4GB – Flash (MLC – MultilevelCell technology) expandable up to 32 GB through external microSD Card|
|DC -IN Jack||One|
|Card Reader Port||One (MicroSD card Reader)|
|External Audio Out||One (3.5mm Headphone output jack)|
|Brightness||300 cd / m2|
|Native Resolution||800 x 480 (WVGA)|
|E.Wireless (WLAN) (Wifi)|
|Inbuilt Antennae||One In-built Antennae|
|Wireless chip/module Form factor / Interface||Embedded on the coreboard|
|Wireless chipset||RTL8188CUS (WLAN 802.11b/g/n)|
|F.In Built Battery Pack|
|Battery type||Lithium-ion – Polymer|
|Battery pack Capacity (mAh)||4000mAh|
|Voltage Rating (Volts)||3.7 Volts|
|Tablet Dimensions||192.8 x 117.28 x 12.53 mm|
|Tablet Weight||350 gm|
|H.External AC Adapter details|
|DC Output Voltage/Current||5V – 2 Amps|
|AC Input Rating||100-240V,0.3Amps, 50/60Hz|
|AC power connector / adapter type||2 pin Indian standard (wall mountable type)|
|Chassis Type||PC+ ABS plastic on top side and on back side|
|Top side||Pure White with UV Glossy finish|
|Rear side||Pure White with UV Glossy finish|
5.Beetel Magiq II
Beetel Magiq II runs android 2.2 with 768MHZ processor. 8GB inbuilt memory and you can extend upto 32GB. Voise calling is the main feature in Magiq II. And it has 2MP camera both front and back. Price Rs. 9,500.
Key features :-
- Free 8GB SDCard inside
- Snapdragon Processor
- Android 2.2
- 7.0″ WVGA Screen
- Dual Camera – (2MP + 2MP)
- Comfy Stand
- Track Pad
- 3G Tablet
- Android Market (Free Apps)
6. Acer -Iconia B1
Acer has launched its Iconia B1 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 7,999. The price, as well as the launch timeline, is in line with what we had reportedearlier this month before the tablet’s official launch.
The Acer Iconia B1 was unveiled at CES last week. It sports a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor (MTK 8317T) alongside 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It features a microSD card to expand the available storage by another 32GB. Connectivity options on the Acer Iconia B1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB. A 0.3-megapixel front camera is thrown-in for good measure.
Announcing the launch, Mr. S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, said, “The tablet PC market in India has been one of the fastest growing segments and has potential to grow even further in 2013. As a global leader, we are committed to introducing devices that follow high standards of quality and reliability. The Iconia B1 is a product that is geared to exceed consumer expectation while guaranteeing a wholesome experience.”
While the 512 RAM does seem slightly underwhelming, at the price point of Rs. 7,999 a branded tablet running Jelly Bean seems like a pretty decent deal. We can’t wait to see how the tablet performs in the real world – stay tuned for a detailed review, which should be up within the next few days.
Acer Iconia B1-A71 key specifications
- 7-inch diagonal WSVGA capacitive multitouch screen with 1024×600 resolution display
- Mediatek dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MTK 8317T)
- 512MB DDR3 memory
- 8GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot with up to 32GB support
- Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth wireless technology 4.0
- Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
- 3.5mm headset/headphone/microphone jack
- Internal speaker
- Front-facing 0.3-megapixel webcam
- Rechargeable 2,710 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
- Dimensions: 197.4 mm x 128.5 mm x 11.3 mm
- Weight: 320 g
7. Karbonn Smart Tab3 Blade Tablet
Touted as the slimmest tablet from the Karbonn stable, Smart Tab 3 Blade belies its budget price tag of Rs 4,990. The 7-inch tablet flaunts a capacitive 5 point multi touch screen and a 2-megapixel front camera along with Full HD video playback up to 1080p.
The device is powered by the delicious Android OS 4.0 ICS and a 1.2 GHz processor. In addition its also comes equipped with an amazing 3D-G-Sensor for excellent gaming experience. On the connectivity front, the device houses Wi-Fi and supports 3G via USB Dongle.
Karbonn Smart Tab 3 features an internal memory capacity of 1 GB with option to expand upto 32GB through a Micro SD card, giving you ample space for all your multimedia needs – be it songs, movies, pictures or more. There is also a HDMI port that enables users to plug in the tablet to connect HDTV and enjoy movies.
The device houses a moderate battery back up at 2600 mAh – which provides 7 hours of surfing time, 8 hours of videopPlayback, and 25 hours of music playback – in short an uninterrupted fun time.