When Steve Jobs announced iPad in 2010, no one ever throught whether iPad will turn out to be a huge success . PCs were still dominant during those days and iPad fumbled in its early days. But with passing time, iPad and Android powered tablets have become a necessity for millions of students. Especially, the 7-inch tablets are more popular considering they are seen as apt for reading and affordability is yet another factor. Industry insiders believe that by 2015, tablets will surpass PC shipments.
Well, India has finally adopted tablet computer as an alternative to traditional PCs. When Indian government announced Aakash, the world's most affordable 7-inch tablet in 2011; for the very first time it was realized that how big this category will emerge in future. Since then, tablets and smartphones are equally making users happy with right content and affordable price tag.
The South Korean giant Samsung realized the potential of tablets a little early and treated Indian consumers equally. Now Sammy command 62 % market share in the Indian tablet market. And the company recently unveiled their new range of Android powered tablets - Galaxy Tab 3 series. The launch took place in New Delhi and gorgeous Yami Gautam unleashed the complete range. What makes Galaxy Tab 3 series, a crowd puller? Is it the design or Samsung's marketing style? Whatever the reason may be; Samsung is the market leader and consumers like Galaxy Tab range.
To remind our readers once again, the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range starts at Rs. 17,745 and goes up to Rs. 25,725. There are totaled three models launched by Samsung. The Galaxy Tab 3 211 packs a 7-inch display and bundled with 3G (voice calling) + W-Fi connectivity. It is priced at Rs. 17, 745. Next in the line is an 8-inch model - Galaxy Tab 3 311 and Tab 3 310. As you can see there are two models available in an 8-inch size frame. The Galaxy Tab 3 311 supports 3G connectivity along with voice calling and is priced at Rs. 25, 725. On the other hand the Wi-Fi version only i.e. Galaxy Tab 3 310, is selling for Rs. 21, 945.
Online retailer Flipkart is offering special deals when purchased Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series tablet. With the purchase of Galaxy Tab 3 211, you will get free Samsung Bluetooth Headset BHM 1100 worth Rs. 999. If you are planning to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab 311, you are eligible to get free Plantronics ML 10 in-the-year earphone worth Rs. 1399. And lastly Flipkart is offering Sandisk MicroSDHC 16GB memory card with Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 310. Note: These above mentioned deals are only applicable, if you purchase Galaxy Tab 3 series tablets from online retailer Flipkart. You can pre-order it now.
In our latest feature, GizBot features most highlighted Samsung tablets available in India. Have a look!
Galaxy Tab 3 211 is perfect for college going students
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 211
This 7-inch tablet dazzles with metal styled edges and its price is just right for any college going student. Surely, the Galaxy Tab 3 211 is compatible with 3G connectivity. Thank you, Samsung for including 3G voice calling. Technically, it's a giant 7-inch cellular device cum tablet. The device comes with a 7-inch display having resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels at 169ppi. The Galaxy Tab 3 211 is said to be fast , since it has 1.2GHz dual-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory ( expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. There's a 3-mega pixel camera on the rear back and 1.9-mega pixel camera on the front side. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The makers have added a 4,000mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. You can always download apps from Google Play store. Otherwise, Samsung has bundled few selected apps: My Education, My offers, My Games, My Music, My Movies, amongst others. It is priced at Rs. 17,745. You can pre-order the tablet from Flipkart.
A decent tablet for SMEs
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 311/ 310
Both models have only one difference i.e. 3G connectivity. The Tab 3 311 comes with 3G SIM slot, while the Galaxy Tab 3 310 comes with Wi-Fi only. Otherwise, both have an 8-inch WXGA display having resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at 189ppi. The 8-inch variants have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (expandable up to 64B via microSD card). There's a 5-mega pixel camera on the rear back and 1.9-mega pixel camera on the front. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The battery stands at 4450mAh. Now there are advantages of 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet over Tab 3 211. Samsung has added few extra features that were earlier exclusive to Galaxy Note 510. For instance, the multi Window let you open two apps at a point of time. Other cool features included are as follows: Pop up Video, Smart Stay, Reading mode Story Album and S Translator, Chat On and Group Play. Once again, the Galaxy Tab 3 311 is priced at Rs. 25,725 and Tab 3 310 is priced at Rs. 21,945.
8-incher with S Pen and Quad Core inside
Samsung Galaxy Note 510
The Samsung Galaxy Note 510 comes with an 8-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (720p HD) at 189ppi. It packs 1.6-GHz quad core processor (Exynos 4412) coupled with 2GB of RAM embedded inside. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The S Pen (Stylus) is an additional advantage. Yes, it's a calling tablet, so you can now even make calls on this gigantic device. It boasts of a 5-mega pixel rear camera as well. The mobile device comes with a front facing camera too. The device boasts of some of the stellar features: Multi Window, Air View, Easy Clip, Capture, Quick command, among others. The makers have added a 4,600mAh battery. Other quick connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, 3G, A-GPS, Bluetooth, and 16GB ROM (expandable). You can purchase the Note 510 for Rs. 28,599.
Most Affordable Samsung Galaxy tablet in India
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3110
Even though, the South Korean giant announced Tab 3 recently, but can you ignore Samsung branded tablet for Rs.9990 only. Specification wise, the Tab 2 P3110, does not offer much. It's a basic tablet for starters. Here are the quick specifications check of this tablet : a 7-inch PLS TFT LCD display having resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean , a 3-mega pixel rear facing camera, VGA quality front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory( expandable), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and 4,000 mAh battery. If you want a 3G enabled tablet then definitely this very version of Galaxy Tab 2 is not for you.
Mid range tablet with 3G voice calling
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100
The only advantage with Tab 2 P 3100 is the coming of 3G connectivity alongside voice calling facility. The internal specifications are exactly the same, when compared to Wi-Fi only - Galaxy Tab 2 P 3100. Again, a quick look at hardware capabilities of 3G enabled Tab 2 P 3100: Here are the quick specifications check of this tablet: a 7-inch PLS TFT LCD display having resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 3-mega pixel rear facing camera, VGA quality front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (expandable), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and 4,000 mAh battery. You can purchase the tablet device from Flipkart for Rs.15,099