Some time back, we had informed you about Chinese mobile giant G’Five’s plan to launch a cheap tablet PC in India (price less than Rs. 10000). Subsequent to that news, there has been a rush of not just cheap but cheapest best tablet PC in India. These Android based 3G cheapest tablet PCs have been launched by different company and range from around Rs. 4500 ($99) to Rs. 15999 ($340). However, they do vary in terms in technical specifications, features and company’s existing reputation and size. The cheapest of the lot has been launched by a Bangalore based company named Lakshmi Access Communication Systems. All of these tablets are Android based and are 3G enabled. As with any gadget, a war seems to have started among these cheapest tablet PC in India manufacturers. Even the end users seems to be a bit confused and are unable to decide which one to buy. So I have laid down a comparison between cheapest tablet PCs in India which you can refer below to make an informed decision.
Please note many of these tablets though may not have in-built 3G but can support an external 3G dongle.
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DataWind’s Aakash / UbiSlate Tablet (Price Rs. 2500 – 2999)
DataWind’s Aakash or UbiSlate tablet seem to have pushed LACS mangum Pepper from the lowest priced tablet slot. Aakash tablet which has been launched as a student’s tablet has been so far the world’s cheapest tablets. The tablet has been launched in collaboration with Govt. of India and is being given to students at even more subsidized rates than what is available in the retail market. Click here if you want to know more about the Aakash tablet, its detailed specs, features, price, competitors and a detailed review.
WishTel Ira (Price Rs. 4000 – 5500)
With price tag of Rs. 4000 to Rs. 5500, WishTel’s Ira has probably been the closest competitor to DataWind’s Aakash tablet. The tablet seems to have a better processor and a higher memory with ofcourse a higher price tag as well. Ira is being looked upon as a replacement to Aakash and WishTel as an alternative to DataWind in case DataWind fails to get the extension of contract by Govt. of India.
Micromax FunBook Tablet PC (Price in India Rs. 6499)
Quite contrary to its name, Micromax Tablet PC Funbook has been launched as a fully loaded educational tablet with an approximate price tag of Rs. 6499. However, tablet has got quite a lot of entertainment and fun features as well which makes Micromax Tablet PC Funbook a real edutainment tablet.
Mercury mTab (Priced below Rs. 10,000)
Mercury mTab though expesive than the aboves ones is still a tablet priced below Rs. 10000. Actual price is Rs. 9499. The 7 inch Mercury mTab is based on Android Gingerboard OS with 1.2 GHz 3 core processor.
Lakshmi Access Communication System’s Magnum Pepper Tablet PC
LACS Magnum Pepper M74V tablet PC is the cheapest tablet PC in India as of date (Auguest 2011). However, it is also from a company which is not so well known. This 7 inch tablet works on Google Android 2.2 Froyo OS and has a 800 MZ processor. It has got 256 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. These tablets are 3G and WiFi enabled and also have a support for an external keyboard. Magnum Pepper tablet PC in India is priced at Rs. 4500.
Wespro ePad (Android Tablet PC in India)
This 8 inch touch screen 3G enabled tablet PC in India comes from Wespro (a Network 18 company) and is available at a price of Rs. 6999. It has got a RAM of 256 MB and an internal memory of 2GB Nand flash.
Beetel Magiq from Bharti
Beetel Magiq priced at around Rs. 9990 is from the famous telecom company Bharti. It runs on Android 2.2 and has a processor speed of 1GHz. It has a dual camera (2MP + 2MP) and has an access to free apps of Android market. It is 3G and WiFi enabled tablet PC in India.
Reliance 3G Tab
Reliance 3G Tab runs on Android 2.3 OS and uses Reliance 3G’s superior IP network. It has a talk tine of around 9 hours with 300 hours as standby time.It weighs around 390 grams. It has various features like video recording, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth voice calling, FM radio, GPS, Mobile TV. It is available at a price of Rs. 12999 in India.
OlivePad V-T100 from Olive Telecom
OlivePad from Olive Telecom is highest priced so far among these cheapest and best tablet PC in India. It is priced at around Rs 15999 in India. It has various features like Internet, Push Email, support for Office documents, eBook Reader, Phone, Photos, Video, Social Networking etc. It weighs around 375 grams and has got both front and back cameras.
Comparison between cheapest 3G and Best Android tablet PC in India
|LACS Magnum Pepper||Wespro ePad||Beetel Magiq||Reliance 3G Tab||OlivePad V-T100|
|Operating System||Android 2.2 FroYo||Google Android 2.2||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)|
|Processor||800MHz||VIA 8650 800MHz||1Ghz Snapdragon Processor||800 MHz||ARM11 600MHz|
|Display||8 inch WVGA wide touch screen (800*480)||8 Inch||7″ WVGA TFT Touch Screen||7 inch TFT-LCD WVGA screen||7” TFT
800×480 WVGA Display
|RAM||256 MB||256 MB||4 GB||512MB|
|Internal Memory||4GB||2GB Nand Flash||8 GB||512 MB RAM||512MB NAND Flash and microSD|
|External Memory||supports a microSD card up to 32 GB||Expandable up to 32GB with TF Card||Expandable up to up to 16GB||Supports MicroSD card upto 32GB (4GB MicroSD Card offered Free)||expandability up to 32GB|
|Size||-||20.6 x 15.8 x 1.1 cm||110 x 11.5 x 179.4|
|Weight||-||0.50 kg||389 gms||375g|
|Built-in WiFi||yes||802.11b/g||802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi Hotspot||802.11 b/g|
|Camera||Front Camera||300 K Pixels||Dual Camera – (2MP + 2MP)||Back: 2 megapixel Front: VGA||
|3G||3G compatible dongle||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battery||-||Li-polymer 7.4V 2000mAh||2200 mAh||3400mAH, Li-On||Li-Polymer, 3240mAH|
|Touching||-||Two-point touching, zoom in or out for Picture and Webpage||Capacitive multi-touch screen||Touch & Capacitive Type|
|Battery Backup||-||2-3 Hours||Upto 9 hours ( 300 hrs stand by time )*||TalkTime - GSM Upto 26hours, WCDMA Upto 9 hours
Standby – Upto 600Hours for GSM/WCDMA
|Multimedia||Play Musics, Movies and Online Games||Play Musics, Movies and Online Games||Play Musics, Movies and Online Games||Play Musics, Movies and Online Games||Play Musics, Movies and Online Games|
|Functions||Internet, Email, Information Search||Internet surfing, information searching and News reading||Internet, Email, Facebook,||Internet, Email, Video recorder, Wi-Fi Hotspot,Bluetooth Voice calling, GPS, FM Radio, Alarm, speaker phone, MobileTV, SMS, MMS||Internet, Email, Office Documents, ebook Reader, Phone, Mobile maps,|
|PRICE||Rs 4500||Rs 6999||Rs 9990||Rs 12999||Rs 15990|
Hope, you will find the above information and the comparison quite useful. This will help you to make the final decision on buying a cheapest and best 3G tablet PC in India.