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Reliance 3G tab, Beetel Magiq and Mercury Mtab – A quick analysis

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
Screen type Resistive Capacitive Capacitive
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
CPU 1GHz 1.2GHz 800 MHz
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
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
0 13 September, 2011 Technology September 13, 2011

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  1. Smriti

    Now when you are talking about Indian tablet market players, can you please talk about Spice Mi-720 in your next review? I have heard lots of good things about the tablet and I am waiting for an unbiased review.

    BTW, I like the “sip more” thing on your website 🙂

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