Zync Z999 Plus vs. iberry Auxus AX03G: 2nd Gen Budget ICS Tablet Showdown

Published Date
02 - Aug - 2012
| Last Updated
02 - Aug - 2012
 
Zync Z999 Plus vs. iberry Auxus AX03G: 2nd Gen Budget ICS Tablet...

We have seen the first generation of budget tablets hit store shelves running ICS and even though they were good, they lacked certain features such as Bluetooth and inbuilt 3G connectivity.

Now we have started seeing the second-generation budget ICS tablets hit store shelves. These tablets not only boast of better looks but have updated the hardware under the hood as well.

iberry and Zync seem to be leading the second generation budget tablet and on paper the specifications of the devices look very good. We are, of course, referring to the iberry Auxus AX03G and the Zync Z999 Plus.

The biggest addition to these devices in terms of specifications is that they now support a SIM card along with 3G, have Bluetooth and an updated processor and GPU. But how do they stack up against each other? Well, here a quick look at the specifications of these two devices.

Model
iberry Auxus AX03G
Zync Z999Where to buy 3299
 
CPU

1.0 GHz ARM Cortex A8

1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A8

GPU

Mali-400, OpenGL 2.0

Mali 400, OpenGL 2.0
OS

Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich

Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich

Memory
1GB RAM
512MB
Internal Storage
8GB flash storage
8GB flash storage
Expandable Storage

MicroSD up to 32GB

MicroSD up to 32GB

Display Size
7-inch
7-inch
Display Resolution
800x480 pixel
800x480 pixel
3G

Inbuilt SIM slot, GSM (2G/3G) 900/1800/2100MHz with Phone Function

Inbuilt SIM slot, GSM (2G/3G) 900/1800/2100MHz with Phone Function

Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Rear Camera
2MP
2MP
Front Camera
0.3MP
0.3MP
Battery
4,000 mAh
4,200 mAh
Price
Rs. 9,990
Rs. 11,990

From the above table, it is evident that the specifications of both the iberry Auxus AX03G and Zync Z999 PlusWhere to buy 3299 are very close to each other. The only places where there is significant difference is the memory (1GB versus 512MB respectively), battery (4,000 mAh versus 4,200 mAh), and the processor (1GHz versus 1.5GHz).

The iberry Auxus AX03G is also cheaper than the Zync Z999 PlusWhere to buy 3299 by Rs. 2,000. Both the devices run on Android 4.0 ICS and there is no information on whether these devices will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

For now, on paper, the iberry Auxus AX03G looks like the better device – more value for money, with roughly equal performance. However, till date we’ve only had the chance to review the Zync Z999 PlusWhere to buy 3299 (check it out here), and we found it to be quite a capable performer! We will have to reserve our final judgment however, until after we review the iberry Auxus AX03G.

A few weeks ago, we took the budget tablets available in the market and compared them on the basis of their benchmark performances.

Here’s a look at the benchmark performance of tablets that are under Rs. 10,000.

Here’s a look at the benchmark performances of tablets that cost between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000.

At the end of the day, the consumer is the one who is spoilt for choice with the widespread availability of capable budget tablets, all striving to be the best.
 

Sameer MithaSameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.