5 latest budget tablets tested with performance benchmarks and specifications comparison

By Sameer Mitha | Updated 27 May 2012
5 latest budget tablets tested with performance benchmarks and specifications comparison

Today, the budget tablet consumer is spoilt for choice. There are a plethora of options to choose from and the consumer doesn’t really know which device will give him a bang for his buck. You could either take a look at the tablets under the Rs. 10,000 price tag. These tablets do compromise on certain features but give you a decent entry-level experience of the functionality of a tablet. The price bracket of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 brings tablets that are good performers, pack in quite a punch under the hood but lack the premium feel of an “A” class device. They, however, do get the job done very well.

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For those amongst you who rely on benchmarks as a crucial criterion in a buying decision, the series of graphs below pitting the tablets against one another in multiple benchmarks should help. Also, there is a simple listing that gives you the specifications of the device at a single glance.

For the benchmark score, a higher score = better performance. If the score is 0, then the benchmark either crashed on the product or it wasn’t compatible with the device.

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The tablets that are contenders for this comparison test are the Reliance 3G Tab (read the review here), iBall Slide, Intex iTab, Beeltel Magiq Glide (check out the review here) and the Mercury Mtab Neo2.
 

Performance benchmarks

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Specifications comparision 

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  Reliance iBall Intex Beetel Mercury
  3G Tab Slide iTab Magiq Glide Mtab Neo2
MRP 12,999 12,449 11,900 11,999 14,999
Processor ARM 11 ARM Cortex A8 ARM Cortex-A8 ARM Cortex A7 ARM Cortex-A8
Processor max clock speed/Processor cores 800 Mhz/1 1 GHz/1 1GHz/1 1GHz/1 1.2GHz/2
SoC Snapdragon with Adreno 220 OMAP3621 with PowerVR SGX 540 Vivante Corporation GC800 Graphics Engine Adreno 200 Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX 540
RAM 512 MB 512 MB 512MB 512MB 512MB
Display size (in Inches)/Display type/Display resolution 7/TFT LCD/800 x 480 7/TFT LCD/480 x 800 8/TFT LCD/800 x 600 7/TFT LCD/800 x 480 7/TFT LCD/800 x 480
Internal Storage space 1 GB 8 GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Expandable Memory (Y/N)/Expandable Memory type Y/microSD Y/microSD Y/microSD Y/microSD Y/microSD
Wi-Fi (Y/N)/3G (Y/N) Y/Y (Reliance network locked) Y/Y Y/N Y/Y Y/Y
Battery rating (mAh) 3400 4400 5000 2200 4000
Dimensions (in mm)/Weight (in gms) N.A./389 N.A/N.A. NA/475gms NA 194x122x12.5/360
Operating System (tested with) Android 2.3.4 Android 2.3.1 Android 2.3.1 Android 2.2.2 Android 3.0
HDMI out (Y/N) N Y Y N Y
Front Camera resolution (MP)/Rear Camera resolution (MP) 0.3/2 2/N.A. VGA/NA VGA/NA 2MP/0.3MP
Customized application store Rworld N N N N

 

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Sameer 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.
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