As the low cost Android tablets have started gaining a lot of popularity in India, several Indian tablet vendors including Micromax, Karbonn, Zen, Celkon and Wicked Leak have started unveiling more and more powerful tablets concentrating on the price of the devices as the primary factor, to make them successful in the budget conscious market.
Consequently, two India based tablet manufacturers have launched Micromax and Celkon have come up with their low cost products - Funbook Infinity and Celtab CT2 – two wallet-friendly offerings to secure a significant share of the market. Both the tablets are packed with impressive specifications and are mainly priced competitively.
However, the Micromax tablet is available in the market and the Celtab CT2 will be released in October, during the festive season.
Hence, if you are planning to buy a low cost Android tablet without hurting your wallet, Gizbot has come up with a comparison between the two devices.
Dimensions & Weight: While Celkon has not revealed the dimensions and weight of its offering, the Funbook Infinity carries a dimension of 122 x 192 x 10 mm and weighs in at 360 grams.
Display: Speaking of the display, both the budget-friendly tablets pack a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Processor: On the processor front, Funbook Infinity is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor and Celtab CT2 is equipped with a slower 1GHz processor.
Operating System: Being budget devices, both the tablets are flavored with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Camera: On the camera optics front, Funbook Infinity has a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front facing camera for video calling.
In comparison, has only a VGA front camera and lacks a rear camera.
Storage: Both the tablets score equally in this segment, as they have 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card for expandable memory support up to 32GB.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the tablets are packed with features such as Wi-Fi and 3G through dongle.
The presence of Bluetooth and SIM card slot in Celkon Celtab CT2 is an added advantage.
Battery: While Funbook Infinity has a 4,000 Li-ion mAh battery delivering over 6 hours browsing time, Celtab CT2 is loaded with a 3,000 Li-ion mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Price: On the pricing front, Funbook Infinity has a price tag of Rs 6,999 and Celtab CT2 will be available for Rs 7,499.
As Micromax Funbook Infinity and Celkon Celtab CT2 are cost effective tablets with the similar hardware and operating system, thereby offering similar user experience to the consumers. But, when it comes to the software features, both the devices are different.
The Micromax offering is preloaded with educational and entertainment content as the company has entered partnership with McGraw Hill, Pearson, Everonn and Vriti for the former and BigFilx, Zynga, Hangama and IndiaGames for the latter. Also, the tablet comes with Adobe Flash player, access to M! Store and 2 full length movies.
On the other hand, the SIM card supporting Celtab CT2 comes pre-installed with applications and games and has features such as Live TV and Opera mini browser.
For consumers who like to have a SIM card supporting tablet with Bluetooth, the Celkon's offering will be the right device.
If the concern is on better battery backup, relatively lesser price tag, a rear camera and a faster processor, then the Micromax Funbook Infinity could a better option.