India is the most challenging place to sell tablet devices. Unlike, American market where only Apple sells, this market is something different because here domestic players are fighting hard among themselves to be on the top.
They not only have to beat their domestic counterparts, but also have to give answer to players like Samsung and Apple, who are doing robust business in India despite being categorized as expensive. iBall, another domestic Indian tech vendor who is mostly known for Andi range of Android smartphones has announced their new 3G enabled tablet in the Indian market.
The iBall Slide 3G-9728 comes with 3G support and also have voice calling facility. Specifications of this very tablet device are modest. The tech vendor is selling the device for Rs. 15,000. Before, we move further let's have a look at the specifications.
The tablet packs a 9.7-inch display having resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. It has a dual core processor (Cortex-A9) coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM , which can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. If you wish you click a photograph, the iBall Slide 3G-9728 comes with a 5-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. There's a front facing camera too, but a good old VGA one. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box and in spite hell lot of features the makers have forgotten to include Bluetooth. Connectivity features like Wi-Fi, 3G and 2G comes standard.
This device ain't good due to degraded specifications. It's better to consider Asus FonePad. There are a couple of reasons, why everyone should consider Asus made FonePad. The manufacturer has a reputation of being a star player in the tablet arena. The tablet supports 3G voice calling and attractively priced at Rs. 15,999.
The FonePad has a 7-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Though, the display is not as large as of iBall Slide 3G-9728, but it is better because the former tablet has HD display. While both tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The FonePad is powered by Intel Atom 1.2GHz Z2420 processor, which is quite fluid and quick when it comes to multi-tasking. On the other hand, the iBall made tablet has a dual -core processor which is O.K.
In the camera department, the Asus FonePad has a 3-mega pixel rear facing camera and on the front you get a 1.2-mega pixel camera. On paper, the iBall wins over Asus, but GizBot have to test these devices in order to declare a winner. In the name of connectivity, both of them have Wi-Fi and 3G, but the iBall Slide 3G-9728 doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity. These tablets have same sized RAM and almost same internal memory.
The makers behind iBall Slide 3G-9728 placed a huge battery - 6,000mAh, whereas the Asus FonePad has a 4,270mAh Li Ion battery with promised 9 hours of battery backup.
Now it is up to you which tablet you want to pick up. In case of Asus, the tech vendor has priced its tablet on an affordable side. Is there any reason, why a player like iBall who are still struggling to sell smartphones in the market priced its tablet so high? Stay tuned to GizBot.