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As per researches on the current tablet market and the consumers' requirements, the 10 inch Android tablets have accounted for four in every ten devices shipped.
Further, Strategy Analytics group recently claimed that Android market share has increased from 29.1% market share in Q3 2011 to 41.3% in the same period 2012.
Reportedly, the main reason for the increase in the Android tablet market share is due to the launch of Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire and a slew of other tablets introduced by numerous manufacturers across the globe.
Moreover, adding to the same, software giant Google has launched the Samsung made Nexus 10 in October and hence, the Android market share would have increased in the latest quarter as well.
With the launch of Android Jelly Bean in Nexus 10, the local vendors in India have also come up with tablets based on the OS. Going on the same lines, Karbonn has recently come up with a Jelly Bean based 10 inch tablet at Rs 10,490.
As the Nexus 10, which was released into the other markets across the globe in mid-November is still awaiting its Indian release, it is a welcome for the Karbonn offering.
Not only Karbonn, but other India based vendors have also starting coming up with Jelly Bean tablets at budget price points. One such company is Spice Mobiles known as S Mobility, which has recently stepped into the tablet market with its first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet offering - Stellar Pad Mi1010 with a price tag of Rs 12,999.
Consequently, below is a comparison between the two newly launched low cost Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablets - Spice Stellar Pad Mi-1010 and Karbonn Smart Tab 10 Cosmic.
Read the comparison below and solve your chaos on which is a better tablet to chose from.
Display: Stellar Pad packs a 10 inch capacitive multi-touch display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, whereas, Smart Tab 10 sports a 9.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Processor: Both the tablets head against each other in this segment as they are powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor.
Operating System: Again, both the tablets fare well as they come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box.
Storage: When it comes to storage, there is no official information regarding the internal storage capacity of the Karbonn tablet, however, it comes with a 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot.
On the other hand, the Spice offering has 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Stellar Pad scores more with a 3MP rear camera as compared to the 2MP camera in Smart Tab 10 Cosmic. However, both the tablets are equipped with a 0.3MP front camera for video calling.
Connectivity: When it comes to data connectivity, both the tablets are packed with features including Wi-Fi, USB port, HDMI port and 3G via dongle.
Battery: While Stellar Pad is loaded with a 7,600 mAh battery delivering up to 6 hours video playback and 15 days standby, Smart Tab 10 is powered by a 6,000 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Price: Spice Stellar Pad and Karbonn Smart Tab 10 Cosmic are priced at Rs 12,999 and Rs 10.490 repectively.
Both Stellar Pad Mi-1010 and Smart Tab 10 Cosmic are 10 inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablets available in the market at budget price tags.
Moreover, as they are based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform they are 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.
If the concern is on a better display, slightly increased camera performance and a an improved battery backup, the Spice offering could be a better option.
On the other hand, if the concern is on a relatively lesser price tag, the Karbonn tablet should be the right option.