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, Zync - a low cost tech manufacturer in India unveiled a 10.1 inch Jelly Bean quad core tablet in the nation at a price of Rs 14,990. 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 Zync Quad 10.1 has all the traits to compete with the offerings of Samsung with surging sales in the market, Well, the talk is about Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, which has recently made the Galaxy Note 510 - 8 inch quad core Jelly Bean tablet available in India at Rs 30,900.
Hence, those of who wish to upgrade from to large screen tablet, can look at the comparison below and decide if an 8 inch or a 10 inch tablet will quench all your needs.
Form Factor: Galaxy Note 510 measures 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm in in dimension and weighing in at 338 grams, whereas, the dimension of Zync Quad 10.1 is not known and it weighs around 471 grams.
Further, Zync Quad 10.1 inch packs a 10.1 inch full HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. On the other hand, Galaxy Note 510 houses an 8 inch WXGA multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and 189 ppi pixel density.
Moreover, Galaxy Note 510 comes with S Pen support, optimized applications including S Pen Gesture, Splanner, Air View feature, WACOM technology and more.
Processor: Zync Quad 10.1 is equipped with a 1.5GHz quad core processor and Galaxy Note 510 is packed with a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor. The Exynos 4 Quad SoC uses 20% less power and being a quad core chipset, it results in effective multi-tasking performance.
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, both tablets has a 5MP rear camera, and when it comes to front camera, Galaxy Note 510 has a 1.3MP camera and Zync Quad 10.1 has a 2MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: Zync Quad 10.1 comes with 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB. In comparison, Galaxy Note 510 16GB/32GB onboard storage, 2GB RAM and micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage.
Data Connectivity: Galaxy Note 510 is packed with features including dual band Wi-Fi, in built 3G, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0, voice calling and IrDA connectivity. At the same time, Zync Quad 10.1 features 3G via USB dongle, Wi-Fi, micro USB port (with OTG) and HDMI.
Battery: While Galaxy Note 510 has a non-removable 4,600 mAh Li-ion battery, Zync Quad 10.1 is equipped with an 8,000 mAh battery.
Price: Galaxy Note 510 is available for purchase at Rs 30,900 and Zync quad 10.1 is launched at Rs 14,990.
Other Features: Galaxy Note 510 is packed with a plethora of software features including Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies/Kies Air, Samsung Hub, ChatOn mobile communication service, Smart Stay, Direct Call, Page Buddy/Tag Buddy/Word Buddy, Paper Artist, Flipboard and Multi-View. At the same time, Zync Quad 10.1 comes with Adobe Reader, Aldiko e-Book Reader, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skye, MSN Messenger, Office Suite: World/Excel/Powerpoint and games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and more.
Both Galaxy Notw 510 and Zync Quad 10.1 are Android Jelly Bean tablets are advanced offerings available in the market at different price points.
For those who like to have a 10 inch tablet with increased battery and improved front camera performance, apart from being reasonably priced, Zync Quad 10.1 should be a better option.
On the other hand, for consumers who prefer to buy a voice calling tablet with increased storage options, lightweight form factor and stylus support, Samsung Galaxy Note 510 should be a right choice.