More than a year and we are still awaiting the launch of Sakshat Tablet PC/laptop from the Indian government. Infact to look at, many providers most private have jumped in and announced their tablet versions which might not be costing $ 100 but something in the near range when compared with premium tablets like Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Xoom.
India’s two leading network provider Reliance and Beetel has launched their tablets into the market and they have launched their tablets in India. So we have compared Reliance 3G tablet and Beetel Magiq 3G tablet on the basis of what they have on the paper.
The Reliance 3G tablet is an Android based tablet which runs the Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system. The firmware can be update with the latest firmware release by Google Android. Coming to the screen, it has 7 inches LCD WVGA capacitive touch screen display with multi-touch support. The screen is capable of displaying 800 x 480 resolutions. It boards an 800 MHz processor, good enough to support speed operation.
Apart from that one would expect a camera and it has 2 mega pixel camera on the rear side and a VGA camera on the front for video calls. Through Lithium ion 3400 mAh battery it can last for a day operation and it’s quite good when it comes to tablets backup.
It supports various audio formats like AAC, AAC+, AMR/AMR-NB, MP3 MIDI, Ogg PCM/WAV and MP4, H.263, H.264 video formats. One would be happy to see BMP, PNG and JPEG image format too supported by this tablet. It includes 4 GB of expandable memory through micro SD card and the microSD card can be expandable up to 32 GB in memory.
Along with that other important features supported by this tablet are video recorder, Wi-Fi Hot spot, Blue tooth Voice calling, GPS, FM Radio, Alarm, speaker phone, Mobile TV, SMS, MMS. It also includes the call in feature like Mute in call, Speed Dial, Switch to Bluetooth device & 3 way calling.
The tablet weights 389 grams and it’s priced at Rs 12999.
Beetel, a part of Bharti Group (Airtel) has launched Beetel Magiq tablet in India. It’s a 3G Android tablet which runs the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It has got impressive 7 inches resistive touchscreen with 800 x 400 pixel resolutions. To power this tablet it has got 1 GHz Qualcomm processor which enables high-speed processing.
As most of the users wants it includes 2 mega pixel camera with HD video recording and also includes a VGA camera for 3G video calls and video chat. It comes with 8 GB internal memory storage and also includes micro SD card slot where you can insert memory card up to 16 GB in support.
2200 mAh battery offers excellent battery life to make it useful for the day’s activity and mix of video calls, music playback, browsing and chatting. The Beetel Magiq tablet beats the Reliance Tab in terms pricing where it’s priced at Rs 8990.
Here is the important feature comparison table for both of the tablets –
|Beetel Magiq 3G Tablet||Reliance 3G Android Tablet|
|Android 2.2 Froyo OS||Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS|
|Resistive multi-touch screen, 7 inch LCD display screen||Capacitive multi-touch screen, 7 inch TFT-LCD WVGA screen|
|1 GHz processor||800 MHz processor|
|Back: 2 megapixel Front: VGA||Back: 2 megapixel Front: VGA|
|Up to 9 hours||Up to 9 hours ( 300 hrs stand by time )*|
|800 X 480 pixels||800 X 480 pixels|
|2200mAH battery, Li-On||3400mAH battery, Li-On|
|8 GB internal memory, 16 GB expandable||Supports Micro SD card up to 32GB (4GB Micro SD Card offered Free)|
|AAC, AAC+, AMR/AMR-NB, MP3 MIDI||AAC, AAC+, AMR/AMR-NB, MP3 MIDI, Ogg PCM/WAV|
|Priced at Rs 8990||Priced at Rs 12999|
Beetel Magiq and Reliance 3G both have mostly the same specifications, features but the real difference comes is in the price of both the tablets.
Let us know what’s your input on these Indian manufactured affordable tablets? Would you go with it or not and why?