Tablet market has now been getting a lot of devices with wide range of pricing to varied functionality. Within couple of years, we have seen a number of tablets joining the cut throat competition.
There is iPad which stands tall in its own way with a classy look and a high end pricing, while Samsung has a relatively lower priced tablets with better features and runs on Android. Recently Sony tablet has come up Xperia Tablet Z with odd USP feature that makes it water and dust resistant device.
But all these have a quite high price tag. However, now with the advent of various other brands with low priced tablets, the tablet market has been shaken at least to some extent. Now the consumers have access to low priced tablets like Karbonn A34 Tab, Videocon VT75C Tab, Spice Stellar Slatepad Mi-725 and more.
Adding one more competitor in the budget tablet race, Lava has recently launched the Xtron Plus priced at Rs. 6,990. The tablet is an upgraded version of E-Tab Xtron tablet which is priced at Rs. Rs 6,500. The new tablet include Android 4.2 and 3700 mAh battery instead of Android 4.1 and 3500 mAh battery present in its predecessor. Besides these, Xtron and Xtron Plus share the same specifications.
However the specifications of the new Lava Xtron Plus has a 7-inch IPS touchscreen display with the resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The device runs on dual-core Cortex A9 processor clocked to 1.5GHz and is supported by 1GB RAM. Further, the tablet houses 2 megapixel rear camera along with a VGA front-facing camera and comes with an 8GB of internal storage capacity which can be further extended up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
Also Lava Xtron Plus has HDMI out and Wi-Fi connectivity as well. Reportedly, the device is not capable of supporting 3G and Bluetooth.
Furthermore, Lava Xtron Plus would come along with Edukart content and a discount of 20% on Edukart courses. It was reported that the tablet also features free Vedic math course as well as discount up to Rs 4,000 from Meritnation for students. The tablet has been priced at INR 6,990 and is now available online at Flipkart.
Lava Xtron Plus might pose a serious threat to various other budget tablets like Karbonn A34 Tab, Videocon VT75C Tab, Spice Stellar Slatepad Mi-725, Karbonn Smart Tab 8 Velox and BSNL Penta T-Pad IS703C.
Here are the comparisons of specs and features of the tablets mentioned above.
Karbonn A34 Tab
Priced at Rs. 6,999, this tablet has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and runs on Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform. The device supports dual SIM and is powered by 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor supported by 512 RAM. Karbonn A34 has a 2 MP Primary Camera and a secondary camera support. The device has a 2 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB via external microSD. Connectivity options offer WiFi, Bluetooth, EDGE and GPS.
To compare this device with the New Lava Xtron Plus, this has a low screen resolution and a lesser processor. And also runs in an older version of Android OS. Specification wise Lava Xtron Plus may have the upper hand.
Videocon VT75C Tab
This is another tablet which is yet to come but has already been on Infibeam at the price of Rs. 6,089. To rundown on the specs, this tablet features, Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and has a 7-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with the resolution of 800 x 400pixels. The device runs on a 1 Ghz processor with 512 MB RAM. It houses a 2 MP primary camera and a 0.3 MP secondary camera. The device houses 4GB of internal storage capacity that can expand up to 32GB via microSD. The tablet has Wi-Fi, EDGE, HDMI, 2G and 3G Dongle Support. This phone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery.
This device again lacks on screen resolution and has a letter processor than Xtron Plus. It also fails to match in terms of RAM and internal storage capacity.
Spice Stellar Slatepad Mi-725
This device which is priced at Rs. 8,199 on Infibeam and Rs. 8,499 on Flipkart runs on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. The device has a 7-inch Multi touch Capacitive screen and has resolution of 1024 X 600 Pixels. It runs on 1 GHz Processor that is supported by 512 MB. The Tablet has a 3.2 MP primary camera and a 1.3 MP secondary camera. Like others it is also powered by 3000 mAh battery. Regarding Connectivity, the device supports WiFi, 3G, GPS, AGPS, HSPA and Bluetooth.
Considering the price it has the best of the configuration among the others. The Processor and RAM still doesn't match to that of Lava's Xtron Plus. But the added advantage in this tablet is the 3G support. This may be a fair choice.
Karbonn Smart Tab 8 Velox
This tablet offers a good mix of a bigger 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixel and portability. It runs on Android 4.1 platform. The device runs on a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and is supported by 1 GB RAM and expandable storage of up to 32 GB. There is a 3 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, HDMI port, USB on the go and 4,500 mAh battery. Regarding connectivity it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, EVDO and also through the Reliance 3G and Tata Photon Dongle. It has a Bluetooth and a USB port.
Priced at Rs. 6,490, this device is one of the best deal among others. Comparing it to Lava Xtron Plus, This one has a bigger screen and a fair resolution. The dual core processor also makes it a bit better and has a same RAM. The 3G support and Dongle support is an added advantage to this one. One may easily get tempted to this one as it has a lower price as well.
BSNL Penta T-Pad IS703C
BSNL Penta T-Pad runs on Android 4.0 ICS platform and has a 7 Inch capacitive TFT LCD touch screen and gives a 800x480 resolution. It is powered by Cortex A8 1GHz processor which is backed by 1GB DDRIII RAM. On the connectivity front the device has Wi-Fi and external 3G dongle, and also has HDMI and USB port. The device has only one VGA camera. The tablet has an internal storage capacity of 8GB that can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD. The BSNL Penta T-Pad IS703C is powered by a powerful 4000 mAh battery.
This device is priced to Rs. 4,399 on a discounted rate on Infibeam. Although the specs may not match to the Lava Xtron Plus. It has a better battery and a cheaper price. Initially it was priced to Rs. 6,499. This may be a better choice to those who need a budget tablet.