Samsung tablets are red hot sellers in the Indian market, when it comes to mid price range category. Consumers who are looking for quality, besides the pricing quotient usually go for the South Korean giant's device offerings followed by Apple iPads. However, in 2012, the market situation has changed, the homegrown manufacturers of the nation are also coming up with interesting and recommendable Android tablets in the 10 inch and 8-inch category to spice up the competition against the known global brands including Samsung. The best part is, the tablet vendors in India are offerings their fresh looking devices at genuine and budget price points.
A worthy product that can be quoted as an example over here is Swipe Velocity Tab, the dual core Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet, which was recently launched at a price of Rs 11,490.
Hence, today Gizbot has come up with a specs and feature comparison of this homegrown manufacturer's tablet with the hottest selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100, the 7 inch Android ICS tablet which comes with voice calling feature priced at Rs 19,300.
Let see which one is worth your attention most.
Dimensions and Weight: Velocity Tab measures 209 x 163 x 0.5 mm and weighs in at 330 grams, while Galaxy Tab 2 boasts a smaller dimension 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weighs more at around 345 grams.
Display: When it comes to display, Velocity Tab has an 8 inch HD IPS 5 point multi-touch display with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution availing larger screen space, whereas, Galaxy Tab 2 fall in the 7 inch tablet category sporting PLS capacitive display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.
Processor: In this segment, Velocity Tab has a dual core Cortex A9 processor for high speed computing and fast browsing and Galaxy Tab 2 packs a slower 1GHz dual core processor.
Operating System: On the OS front, Swipe tablet scores an upper arm with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS as compared to the Samsung offering with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has new features including Project Butter, expandable and contractible notifications, resizable app widgets, live wallpaper preview, high resolution contact photos, improved Android Beam and many more.
Camera: When it comes to camera optics, 2MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera for video calling, whereas, Galaxy Tab 2 has 3MP rear camera and 0.3MP VGA front camera.
Storage: In terms of storage, Swipe tablet has 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage and expandable storage up to 32GB by means of micro SD card slot.
On the other hand, Galaxy Tab 2 has 8GB/16GB internal memory, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card for expandable memory up to 32GB.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, Velocity Tab comes packed with Wi-Fi, 3G through Dongle and HDMI ports while Galaxy Tab 2 has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: As claimed by the company, Velocity Tab is powered by a 4,500 mAh battery capable of offering over 10 hours of backup, while Galaxy Tab 2 is loaded with a 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery with 20 hours talk time and 800 hours standby.
Price: In terms of pricing, Swipe Velocity Tab is priced at Rs 11,490 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is available for a price of Rs 19,300 approximately.
Both Swipe Velocity Tab and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 are entry-level tablets with impressive specifications and a collection of software features.
Well, definitely Swipe Velocity Tab has better specs when compared to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the former is also available at the lower price.
However, one thing when Samsung scores high than the Swipe tablet is that the tablet is skinned with the proprietary TouchWiz UI, which adds more customizations to the interface than its counterpart.
However, Swipe tablet us running on Android Jelly Bean OS, which offers support to Google various applications including YouTube, Picasa, Search, Mail and more.
At the same time, Galaxy Tab 2 is preloaded with preloaded with many games and applications including Gmail, YouTube, Sync with Google Calendar, Google Search, Google+, Glonass, Samsung Hub, Reader Hub, Game Hub, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Kies and MyReader.
Hence, the verdict can be declared as for those who are looking for larger display, Android Jelly Bean user experience and better front camera, the low priced Swipe tablet should be the right option.
However, for those consumers who are brand conscious, not concerned on the price of the device, then they can opt for the Samsung offering with increased storage options and voice calling feature.