Buying a new tablet this festive season? Although there are hell number of options available in the market, but very few have worthy appeal. The biggest problem a user usually face while purchasing a new tablet is that of the operating system.
Well, Apple iPads are worth checking out, but pricing matters to most Indians. And thus Indian consumers choose Android tablets over an iPad.
When purchasing a new Android tablet, it is mandatory to check whether the device supports the latest version of Android or not.
It happens many a time, when we often pay more for a tablet running an old version of Android. To avoid this common problem, GizBot has prepared a list of top 5 Android tablets running on version 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. There are tablets available in the market running old versions of Android. Most of them are priced similar to those slates running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Scroll through the sliders to know more about top selected Android tablets. We have also cared to mention the price of these devices. Take a look!
Asking price- Rs. 14,999
Micromax Canvas Tab P650
The Canvas Tab P650 comes with an 8-inch multi-touch IPS display having a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and features an aluminum body. It is powered by a potential MediaTek MT8389 quad core processor clocked to 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB DDR3 RAM. The device runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean mobile OS.
The device houses 16GB internal storage capacity, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. There's a 5MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording and the front facing camera comes with 2MP shooter.
Other connectivity options include: 3G (Voice Calling) supported, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, amongst more features. This is the best 8-inch tablet priced attractively.
Asking price- Rs. 9,500
Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi only)
The Google Nexus 7 comes with a 7-inch display having a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and pixel density of 216ppi. The tablet comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but users can update the device to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well.
The device boast of a 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
The tablet has a long-lasting 4,325mAh battery. Users can opt for 3G capable Nexus 7 instead of Wi-Fi only versions. Since Google is planning to bring the second-generation Nexus 7 2 in the coming months, this is so far the best 7-inch tablet available in India.
Asking price- Rs.13,999
Swipe MTV Slate Tablet
The Swipe MTV Slate features a 7.85-inch HD IPS display having a resolution of 1024x768 pixels. The tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. The internal memery is further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The tablet sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VG quality front-facing camera. The stellar thing about Swipe MTV Slate tablet is that it features 3G SIM voice-calling facility at an affordable price. The tablet is backed by a 3200mAh battery. Other essential connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 2G (EDGE).
The pricing is not bad at all considering it features 3G voice-calling and a quad-core processor.
Asking price- Rs. 4,699
Lava E-Tab Velo Plus
Lava E-Tab Velo+ is damn affordable Android tablet. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, which is a nice addition. Specifications wise, the tablet is average. The E-Tab Velo+ features a 7 Inch display with WVGA 800 X 480 pixels.
It is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A8 single core processor and coupled with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. 3G SIM slot is missing, but there is an option to use 3G supported dongle. The tablet lacks rear-facing camera; however, a front-facing camera is found on the front side. The makers have added a 2500mAh battery.
Asking price- Rs.9,399
iBall Slide i9018
The iBall Slide i9018 tablet features a 9 inch HD Full having a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Android 4.2 is powered by a Dual Core 1GHz Cortex A7 dual-core processor coupled with 1GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB of ROM, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
Moreover, the iBall Slide i9018 tablet comes with HDMI connectivity. There's a 2MP rear-facing camera and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The makers have added a 5000mAh battery fitted inside. The tablet comes with an array of features, notably - Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G support (via a USB dongle), A-GPS and more.