When it comes to the 7 inch Android tablets, Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD are the most hyped products across the tech globe, however, the Indian market is flooded with many such 7 inch tablets based on the Google's OS.
As a major chunk of the Indian consumer-base are highly conscious on the pricing factor, before buying a device, tech manufacturers based in the country have started releasing more and more budget Android tablets.
On Monday, Kobian a computer peripheral manufacturer launched Android ICS based tablet dubbed as Mercury mTab 7. Priced at Rs 6,499, the mTab 7 comes flavored with Android ICS and it is ultra-thin and light weight.
At the same time, Wammy Desire by Wicked Leak is another tablet priced at Rs 6,499, released recently. Wammy Desire has taken the low cost Android tablets to an all new level by making use of Android's latest version – 4.1 Jelly Bean.
As both the tablets – Mercury mTab 7 and Wammy Desire are available at the same price tag, Gizbot has come up with a comparison between the two for you to decide which is a better bet. Have a look at it below.
Dimensions and Weight: While the dimensions and weight of Wammy Desire are not disclosed by the manufacturer, Mercury mTab 7 boasts a dimension of 193 x 117 x 14 mm and weighs in at 400 grams.
Display: Both Mercury mTab 7 and Wammy Desire are 7 inch tablets with capacitive touchscreen display of 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Processor: In this segment, Wammy Desire scores more as it is equipped with a 1.5GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor as compared to the 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor in mTab 7.
Operating System: On the operating system front, Wammy Desire is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS while mTab 7 is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
When it comes to software features, Wammy Desire will have more advanced aspects with Jelly Bean OS, which has new features such as Project Butter, improved Android Beam, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable app widgets and more.
Camera: On the camera optics front, both the tablets have a 0.3MP front camera for video calling and lack a rear camera.
Storage: While Wammy Desire has 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM, on the other hand, mTab 7 has 4 GB internal memory and 512 MB RAM.
However, both the budget tablets have a micro SD card slot, which supports expandable memory of up to 32GB.
Connectivity: In terms of connectivity, mTab 7 and Wammy Desire are packed with features including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 3G through dongle and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: As claimed by Kobian, Mercury mTab 7 has a battery backup of 5 to 6 hours on Wi-Fi, whereas Wammy Desire is loaded with a 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery offering up to 6 hours backup.
Price: Being budget Android tablets, both mTab 7 and Wammy Desire are available at the same price tag of Rs 6,499.
Both, Mercury mTab and Wammy Desire hold similar price points and specifications, except for a few differences. However, the major different lies in the operating system as Wammy Desire is a Jelly Bean based tablet while the opponent runs on ICS.
When it comes to preloaded apps and features, mTab 7 comes with Adobe Flash 11.1 built-in speaker with full HD for the music enthusiasts.
On the other hand, Wammy Desire comes has a plethora of features inlcuding Adobe Flash 11.x, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF documents and 3D games including Hero Of Sparta, Nova, Gun Bros, Spiderman and more.
If an ICS tablet with minimal specs and features like color capacitive multi touch-control are required, then Mercury mTab 7 could be a better option.
For software enthusiasts with a concern on Jelly Bean user experience, Wammy Desire with a faster processor and increased internal storage could be the right choice.