Naina KhedekarApr 18, 2012 12:26:11 IST
We have a lot of options in the Android tablet segment out there. From high-end, advanced feature-packed, hefty price tagged devices to entry-level, affordable, yet decently crafted, feature-loaded tablets. Well, that's too much to choose from, unless you know the budget and the right set of features you can get at that budget. We have also listed out the Top 10 Android tablets currently available in the Indian market, which could help resolve your dilemma over which tablet to pick, depending upon what suits you the best.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 (GT-P7500) - Rs. 30,990
This piece of Samsung's innovation is one of the finest Android tablets available in the market. This highly acclaimed 10-inch tablet poses a slim profile at 565 grams. The Galaxy Tab 750 or 10.1 features the dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. It has a 3MP camera with LED flash and the TouchWiz UI layer upon the Honeycomb operating system, gives it a lively appearance. The device serves as a good media hub, and has 16GB of storage space. Flipkart is selling the device for Rs. 30,990, and it can be bought along with the keyboard dock for Rs. 34,000.
The acclaimed Galaxy
Lenovo IdeaPad K1- Rs. 22,724
Next on our list is the Ideapad tablet which jumps right out of Lenovo's kitty. This Lenovo tablet sports a good fit and finish with its aluminum body and it's a tad heavy compared to other 10-inch capacitive tablets. Though it runs on the Android Honeycomb operating system, Lenovo has customized the user interface to a great extent. It has a 5MP camera with LED flash and can record videos at 720p @30fps. The price of this tablet has been heavily slashed by about 10K on Flipkart, compared to the release price of Rs. 33,990.
Sony Tablet S – Rs. 26,500
The first thing you may notice about the Sony Tablet S is its eye-catchy distinct design like a rolled paperback. With a 9.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, the tablet runs on Honeycomb 3.2 with an added touch of the Sony's gaming attributes. It comes preloaded with Crash Bandicoot and Pinball, and the tablet also transforms into a controller offering touch buttons. While most of the tablets do not put a lot of thought into the camera equipped by it, the Sony Tablet S features a 5MP camera. All in all, this device performs quite well, apart from the good looks it sports.
Sony crafts in style
Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 - Rs. 28,999
Yet another Galaxy takes a spot on our list. This tablet takes a position between the Tab 750 and Tab P60 with its screen size and price. It sports a 8.9-inch touchscreen size and here again, Samsung lets it run on the Android Honeycomb. It is powered by a dual core 1GHz processor and can handle 720p videos effectively. This tablet has a decent set of media support along with support for 3G, Wi-Fi and 16GB onboard memory. This tablet can also be picked from Flipkart dipped in red or black.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G – Rs. 43,000
This tablet brings the best of both worlds - touch and type, right in your palms. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G is 12.9mm in thickness and weighs 695 grams.However, it comes with a detachable dock featuring a 10-inch Eee PC keyboard and weighing another 640 grams. If you thought that this was just a plain old keyboard, then you'd be sadly mistaken. This Honeycomb-based tablet doesn’t support telephony, but comes with a 5MP camera, 16GB or 32GB onboard memory, two USB 2.0 ports, and ispowered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. The 32GB version is available at Flipkart.
Best of both worlds - touch and keyboard
Samsung Galaxy Tab 620 – Rs. 25,900
This member of the Samsung’s Galaxy tablet clan sits right on our list with its more streamlined and curvy design compared to the Tab 750 and Tab 730. This usual 7-inch tablet is slim at 9.9m and lightweight at 345 grams. Adopting Google Android’s Honeycomb version, Samsung adds a touch of its TouchWiz UI. The spec sheet is pretty neat at 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB onboard memory, while it supports voice calls over GSM network. Flipkart is selling the Pure white model for Rs. 25,900.
Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101 – Rs. 39,000
This is yet another touch-keyboard combo tablet from Asus. It acts as the best replacement for the netbook, maintaining the essence of a keyboard and touch functionality of a tablet. At 0.9 kgs, this honeycomb driven tablet is powered by a 1Ghz Nvidia Tegra2 and 16Gb built-in memory. Performance wise it takes to the top 10 list of android tablets available. So, if you are ready to spend the kind of money, it fits the
tablet bill just right.
Scoop of ICS..
iBerry Auxus AX02- Rs.9,990
This is the most recent, sub-10K tablet that runs on the latest version of the Android operating system – Android 4.0.3 popularly known as the Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, and a solid build quality, good battery life and a slick UI. It comes across as one of the best tablets in the price range. It can handle 1080p videos and comes loaded with 4GB memory. This iBerry is fuelled by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 1GB RAM. For the price and feature sheet it has, the device is worth buying.
Ainol Novo 7 Paladin – Rs. 7990
This is an amazingly portable tablet, and Tech2's value for money device. Its quite well designed for the price tag it carries. It runs on a relatively unknown 1GHz single core, MIPS-based XBurst CPU with a Vivante GC860 GPU and has 8GB of internal memory to load your favourite files. Though it doesn’t allow downloading quite a number of applications, the Ainol Novo 7 Paladin lets you handle this bit with the Magic Code. The battery life is good and the performance is fine as well, for the price tag attached to it.
Surprised us too...
Reliance 3G Tab - Rs.12,999
Reliance’s 3G Tab made an entry with early batches of affordable tablets in the Indian market. ZTE is the OEM for this 7-inch capacitive touchscreen tablet. Fuelled by 800MHz processor and running on the Android Gingerbread version, this Tab is a good option for the low, affordable segment, as long as you are fine to hook onto Reliance mobile services. The 3G Tab offers WiFi, 3G and EDGE support for net connectivity as well as Hot Spot creation and tethering.
Simple and efficient
With the newest flavour of ICS and Larry Page's recent focus on low-end Android tablets, a plethora of high, mid and low end tablets could enter the markets throughout the year. For, now these tablets seem to be the best available in the Indian market so far.