When it comes to global tablet market sales, Apple iPad holds the dominance in the category, whereas, in India, the tablet marketplace is still dominated by the budget-friendly Android offerings.
Analysts believe that the vital reason for the success of the low cost tablets in the nation is that the consumers do not wish to spend a lot of money on buying tech goods. Observing the same, even the high-end device manufacturers including Samsung and Nokia have offered the consumers over here the budget versions of their expensive gadgets to grab the sales share in India.
In the recent times, India based local players including Micromax, Karbonn, WickedLeak and many others have also adopted the same strategy to splash market with budgets tablets with killer features to the users to compete with the best selling global vendors. And to some extent, they have proved themselves quite successful.
For example, Karbonn Smart Tab 2 is one such tablets that was released into the market in July 2012 with a price tag of Rs 6,699 and has scored rave reviews from consumers for its impressive performances and specs.
On the other hand, surprisingly, Croma, the Tata enterprise has also entered the tablet arena with the recent launch of the Jelly Bean tablet called CRXT1075. The tablet is available at a price of Rs 5,990 on the official Croma online store and exclusive outlets.
Hence, if you are also the one hovering over to buy a budget Android tablet, however, confused which is the best in the market, take a look at the specs comparison of Karbonn Smart Tab 2 and Croma CRXT1075, which are definitely among the best latest offerings present in the market right now.
Dimensions & Weight: While the dimensions and weight of Smart Tab 2 remains undisclosed, the Croma tablet carries a dimension of 194 x 120 x 10.8 mm and weighs around 295 grams.
Display: Coming to the display, both the tablets fare well, as they house a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Higher the resolution, more detailed and clear the display is, even the texts and other content appear much sharper in high resolution displays.
Processor: Smart Tab 2 is equipped with a1.2GHz Xburst processor and Croma tablet is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. Both tablets will offer the same performances based on the almost the same single core processor.
Operating System: In this segment, the Croma offering scores more, as it comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, whereas, Karbonn Smart Tab 2, which is claimed by the company to receive a Jelly Bean upgrade still runs on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Camera: On the camera optics front, both Smart Tab 2 and Croma tablet house a 2MP front camera for video calling purposes, however both lack a rear camera for taking pictures.
Storage: In terms of storage, again Smart Tab 2 and the Croma tablet score equal weightage, as they come with 4 GB internal memory, 512 MB RAM and a micro SD card slot, which supports expandable memory of up to 32GB.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, Smart Tab 2 is packed with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G through dongle, whereas, Croma tablet comes has Wi-Fi and 3G features only.
Battery: Smart Tab 2 is powered by a 3,700 mAh Li-ion battery while Croma CRXT1075 is loaded with a 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery.
Price: When it comes to the price tags, Karbonn Smart Tab 2 is priced at Rs 6,999 and Croma CRXT1075 is priced at Rs 5,990.
Being budget tablets, both Smart Tab 2 and Croma CRXT1075 are priced competitively and are loaded with budget tablet specs.
Detailing on the Karbonn offering, though the company claims that it will receive the Jelly Bean upgrade, however, the Smart Tab 2 still runs on ICS and there seems to be no signs of upgradation.
When it comes to the Croma tablet, it is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, which is a great advantage. However, the tablet lacks Bluetooth connectivity.
If the concern is on more connectivity features and better battery backup, the Karbonn Smart Tab 2 is a good choice.
On the other hand, if you are looking for Jelly Bean user experience and a lower price tag, the Croma tablet could be a right option for you.