There is no denying the fact that modern smart phones are replacing many gadgets, but there is one parameter that they can’t compete with. It is the screen real-estate. Smartphone displays have grown in the number of pixels, but their size hasn’t yet crossed the 6-inch boundary. There are a few things which we enjoy more on a larger portable display and for that you must own a tablet.
The below listed Android tablets support Wi-Fi, 3G, voice calling, and micro USB for data transfers.
1. Vox v102
Unlike other cheap tablets available below Rs. 5,000, this Vox dual SIM tablet looks pretty decent for its price tag. It has a 7 inch 800×480 pixel display and also rear and front-facing cameras of 0.3MP each. Its 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512 MB RAM runs Android Jelly Bean v4.2 buttery smooth. It also has 4GB ROM along with support for up to 32GB external storage via a micro SD card. The tablet gets its power from a 2800 mAh Li-Po battery which is capable enough to keep it ON for a day of light-moderate usage.
2. iBall 3G17 Tablet
3G17 tablet is a 7” dual SIM tablet with support for wireless FM radio and built-in earpiece for attending voice calls. It runs on a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, and is powered by a 2500 mAh Li-ion battery. Its other features include Android 4.2 JB, 4GB ROM, expandable memory up to 32GB, 2MP primary and 0.3MP secondary camera, A-GPS, support for USB-OTG, and HD video playback.
- Lava E-Tab Connect Tablet The E-Tab Connect is a single SIM Tablet from Lava running on Android ICS v4.0 powered by a 1GHz single-core processor. It has a 7” 800×480 pixel LCD display sporting a humble pixel density of 133.28 ppi. Its other specs. Include 4GB ROM, support for micro SD card up to 32 GB, 512MB RAM, 2MP primary and VGA secondary camera, 3000 mAh battery, Bluetooth v3.0, and GPS. As this is based on a single-core processor, it would not be ideal for gaming and HD video playback.
- Asus Fonepad 7 2014 FE170CG
The Fonepad 7 2014, is one of the best budget tablet with 3G and voice calling facilities. It runs on 1.2GHz dual-core Intel chip complimented with 1GB RAM for superior multi-tasking. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at the moment, but will be upgraded to Android KitKat v4.4 in near future. It has 4GB of internal memory which can further expanded up to 64 GB via an external micro SD card. Its other hardware specifications include 7” 1024×600 pixel display, 2MP primary camera with full HD video recording, VGA secondary camera, single SIM support, and a 3950 mAh Li-Po battery.
Now, obviously the idea of “low-cost” is somewhat subjective. It is also worth mentioning that all devices are full unlocked, and off contract. In the last decade or so, we have seen an explosion of smart phones in our lives. Smart phones once a gadget reserved for the privileged ones — have now become a necessity for the teeming masses, thanks to a huge reduction in their prices.