Wammy Magnus vs Galaxy Note 800: Can Wickedleak Beat Samsung in the Indian 10 Inch Tablet Segment?

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The tablet trend may have started in the international market with the launch of Apple iPad, but in 2012, most of the Indian manufacturers took up the vogue owing to high demand in the market. The course seems to continue even in 2013 as the native vendors have fastened the production pace to encounter the behemoths of the segment including Apple and Samsung. In order to beat the players of the premium market segment, the homegrown manufacturers are coming up with tempting specs at knockout prices.

Following the same convention, Wickedleak - a low cost tech manufacturer in India unveiled a 10.1 inch Jelly Bean tablet in the nation at a price of Rs 15,499, last week. The tablet is packed with several impressive specifications that can make it a great success in the budget Android tablet space in the country. The newly announced Wammy Magnus has all the compliments to compete with the offerings of bounty tech vendor surging high sales in the market, that is, Samsung.

The South Korean tech giant's 10.1 inch tablet in India - Galaxy Note 800 - is one of the highly recommended tablets generating decent sales. Priced at Rs 31,190, the tablet also got equilibrated with Google's latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS from ICS. While, the upgrade has still not reached India, however, it will reportedly hit the Indian tabs soon.

On the other end, when observed WickedLeak's past launches, the manufacturer has directly positioned itself as a standing rival to Samsung, by introducing identical devices to the former's product range at a lower price. The same goes in case of Wammy Magnus.

Hence, those of you who wish to upgrade from their stereotype laptops to a new magnificent large screen tablet, but do not wish to spend a fortune on the purchase, can look at the comparison below. As Gizbot has compared both the tabs on the basis of specifications, to find out how the new Wickedleak Wammy Magnus is stacked up against the ever encouraged Samsung Galaxy Note 800.

Dimensions & Weight: Wammy Magnus measures 267 x 177 x 8 mm in dimensions and weighs in at 620 grams while the Galaxy Note 800 carries a dimension of 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm and weighs around 580 grams.

Display: In this segment, Wammy Magnus packs a 10.1 inch IPS display with HD resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, whereas, Galaxy Note 800 boasts a 10.1 inch WXGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a similar resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Further, both the tablets comes with stylus support making it comfortable and convenient operation.

Processor: Wammy Magnus is equipped with a 1.5GHz quad core processor and Galaxy Note 800 is powered by a 1.4GHz quad core Exynos 4412 Quad processor.

Operating System: While Wammy Magnus is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box and is upgradeable to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 800 comes flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. However, the roll out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is slated to happen soon in India as Samsung has already rolled the upgrade in several other countries.

Wammy Magnus based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform is loaded with software 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: In terms of camera optics, Galaxy Note 800 scores more with a 5MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera as compared to Wammy Magnus has a 2MP rear camer and a 0.3MP front camera.

Storage: Both Wammy Magnus and Galaxy Note 800 have 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.

Connectivity: Both the tablets comes packed with features including Wi-Fi, mini USB port and mini HDMI port. However, Wammy Magnus lacks Bluetooth and support 3G via dongle, while Galaxy Note 800 comes with a 3G SIM card slot for voice calling and Bluetooth support.

Battery: Wammy Magnus comes loaded with an 8,000 mAh battery offering 6 to 7 hours backup and over 30 days standby and Galaxy Note 800 has a 7,000 mAh battery with a stand by of 90 days.

Price: On the pricing front, Wickedleak Wammy Magnus is priced at Rs 15,499 and Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is available at Rs 35,190.

Verdict

Well in the end, Wammy Magnus and Galaxy Note 800 are 10 inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablets available in the market with high-end specifications including stylus support and beat each other in every alternate segment forging us to conclude as a tie.

Hence, if the concern is a slightly faster processor and with the capability to playback 4K videos and all that which is already available in the Samsung tab and that too at a budget price, Wammy Magnus could be a better option.

However, on the other hand, if the concern is not the price of the tablet but the widely known Samsung TouchWiz experience, a better camera performance, voice calling feature and Bluetooth connectivity, Galaxy Note 800 should be the right one. 

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