There is a tab invasion in the market and with big league premium players like Apple’s iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab making all the right moves and fighting a bitter war amidst them, quietly Indian market witnessed a series of announcement from locally well known companies launching low cost, pocket friendly tablets.
Reliance communication made the first move with the launch of Reliance 3G Tab, quickly followed by the launch of Beetel’s Magiq tab (Part of Bharti enterprises, which owns the Airtel brand) and the latest entrant in the field Mercury’s Mtab.
So we decided to have a quick comparison of the three tabs:
(full review of the individual product will follow in the coming days)
|Features||Beetel Magiq||Mercury Mtab||Reliance 3G tab|
|OS||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.3 (gingerbread)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Screen size||7.0″ WVGA Screen||7.0 “WVGA TFT LCD||7.0 “WVGA TFT LCD|
|Weight||440||About 400 gms||389 gms|
|Camera||Dual Camera – 2MP/2MP||1.3 Mega pixel camera||Back: 2 megapixel Front: VGA|
|Resolution||800 X 480 pixels||800 x 480 pixels||800 X 480 pixels|
|External Memory||Support – up to 16GB MicroSD card||support up to 16GB MicroSD card||Supports MicroSD card up to 32GB|
|Video Format||H.264, MPEG4 ,WMV,RMVB (720P)||AVI,DIVX, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPEG,XVID,DAT,VOB, MPG, FLV,3GP etc H.236, H.264||MP4, H.263,H.264|
|Audio format||MP3 , PCM, AMR, AAC||MP3,WMA,MP2,OGG,AAC,M4A,MA4,FLAC,APE,3GP,WAV||AAC, AAC+, AMR/AMR-NB, MP3 MIDI, Ogg PCM/WAV|
|Battery||2200 mAh, Li-Om||4000 mAh, Li-On||3400 mAH, Li-On|
|Network lock||No||No||Yes, Reliance sim – locked (you tend to loose the warranty if tampered with the lock)|
|Price||Rs. 9,999||Rs.9,500||Rs. 12,999|