Asus FonePad vs HP Slate 7: Can the Tab with 3G Voice Calling Outshine Market Ruler in India?

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The 7 inch Android tablet market is all set on fire with the launch of numerous tablets with impressive features on board. The comparison between Asus FonePad and HP Slate 7 will make it more interesting for users.

Recently, Asus has been in the tech headlines in India as the Taiwanese tech giant announced the release of the voice calling 3G tablet in the country at an amazing price point of Rs 15,999.

After the collapse of its own webOS operating system, HP has decided to roll out Android tablets. As part of such a move, the company has already launched the Slate 7, which is a low-priced tablet with seven inch display. For sure, the HP Slate 7 has received much attention at the Mobile World Congress, where it was unveiled.

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The market has also got a great rival to the HP slate as Fonepad has made its debut with similar features alongside 3G telephony as well.

Consumers who are thinking to buy a reasonably priced 7 inch tablet might definitely be confused on which one to buy and here comes GizBot with a spec and feature comparison between Asus FonePad and HP Slate 7.

Form Factor: FonePad carries a dimension of 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm and weighs around 340 grams, whereas, Slate 7 measures 197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm in dimension and weighs in at 372 grams.

FonePad boasts a 7 inch multi-touch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 800 pixels and 216 ppi pixel density approximately.

On the other hand, Slate 7 features a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and 170 ppi pixel density approximately.

Obviously, the IPS display in FonePad will resolve the issues such as slow response time, small viewing angles and more. Also, the increased pixel density will deliver good quality images on the screen as compared to Slate 7.

Processor: FonePad uses a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor and Slate 7 comes with a 1.6GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. The Intel Z2420 chip Hyper-Threading technology offers impressive performance for quick web browsing and great multimedia experience. At the same time, ARM Cortex A9 processor is the power-efficient and popular high performance choice in low power or thermally constrained cost-sensitive devices.

Operating System: Both the tablets run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and hence, they will have software features including Project Butter, which offers faster, smoother and responsive performance, on-screen navigation buttons, expandable and contractible Android notifications, resizable App Widgets functionality, high resolution contact photos, Android Beam app and more.

Camera: In terms of camera optics, FonePad comes with a 3.2MP rear camera with autofocus and a 1.2MP secondary camera for video calling. On the other hand, Slate 7 features a 3.15MP rear camera with 720p video recording and a VGA front camera for video chatting sessions.

Storage: Both FonePad and Slate 7 have 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.

Connectivity: FonePad and Slate 7 are packed with features including Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: FonePad is equipped with a 4,270 mAh battery that is claimed to deliver up to 9 hours backup and Slate 7 comes loaded with a non-removable battery delivering 5 hours of media usage.

Price: FonePad is launched at Rs 15,999 and Slate 7 is yet to be released in India at an estimated price of 11,000 approximately.

Other Features: Asus FonePad comes with SonicMaster Audio Technology with the award winning Maxx Audio processor by Waves to ensure clear and well rounded sound quality. Also, FonePad offers 50GB lifetime Asus WebStore storage space. At the same time, the HP offering has High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS), which offers wide viewing angles even in outdoor lighting conditions.

Verdict

Of course, both Asus FonePad and HP Slate 7 are 7 inch Android Jelly Bean tablets with almost similar specifications.

For those consumers who like own a voice calling tablet with in-built 3G support, better display and increased backup, Asus FonePad should be a better option.

On the other hand, consumers who prefer a relatively low cost tablet with dual core processor, the HP Slate 7 might be a good choice.

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