There is no denying the fact that modern smartphones are replacing many gadgets, but there is one parameter that they can’t compete with. It is the screen real-estate. Smartphone displays have grown in the number of pixels, but their size hasn’t yet crossed the 6-inch boundary. There are a few things which we enjoy more on a larger portable display and for that you must own a tablet. Here are the 5 cheapest tablets with 3G and voice calling support that you’ll find in the current Indian market.
The below listed Android tablets support Wi-Fi, 3G, voice calling, and micro USB for data transfers.
1. Vox v102
Unlike other cheap tablets available below Rs. 5,000, this Vox dual SIM tablet looks pretty decent for its price tag. It has a 7 inch 800×480 pixel display and also rear and front-facing cameras of 0.3MP each.
Its 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512 MB RAM runs Android Jelly Bean v4.2 buttery smooth. It also has 4GB ROM along with support for up to 32GB external storage via a micro SD card. The tablet gets its power from a 2800 mAh Li-Po battery which is capable enough to keep it ON for a day of light-moderate usage.
2. iBall 3G17 Tablet
3G17 tablet is a 7” dual SIM tablet with support for wireless FM radio and built-in earpiece for attending voice calls. It runs on a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, and is powered by a 2500 mAh Li-ion battery.
Its other features include Android 4.2 JB, 4GB ROM, expandable memory up to 32GB, 2MP primary and 0.3MP secondary camera, A-GPS, support for USB-OTG, and HD video playback.
3. Lava E-Tab Connect Tablet
The E-Tab Connect is a single SIM Tablet from Lava running on Android ICS v4.0 powered by a 1GHz single-core processor. It has a 7” 800×480 pixel LCD display sporting a humble pixel density of 133.28 ppi. Its other specs. Include 4GB ROM, support for micro SD card up to 32 GB, 512MB RAM, 2MP primary and VGA secondary camera, 3000 mAh battery, Bluetooth v3.0, and GPS.
As this is based on a single-core processor, it would not be ideal for gaming and HD video playback.
4. Asus Fonepad 7 2014 FE170CG
The Fonepad 7 2014, is one of the best budget tablet with 3G and voice calling facilities. It runs on 1.2GHz dual-core Intel chip complimented with 1GB RAM for superior multi-tasking. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at the moment, but will be upgraded to Android KitKat v4.4 in near future.
It has 4GB of internal memory which can further expanded up to 64 GB via an external micro SD card. Its other hardware specifications include 7” 1024×600 pixel display, 2MP primary camera with full HD video recording, VGA secondary camera, single SIM support, and a 3950 mAh Li-Po battery.
5. Digiflip Pro XT811 Tablet
This tablet might be slightly expensive for some to be called as one of the best cheapest tablet, but it is really a great single SIM tablet having an 8 inch 1280×800 pixel IPS LCD display.
It runs on a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor along with 1GB RAM, and is based on Android 4.2.2 JB with a guaranteed upgrade to Android KitKat. It has 16GB ROM and supports micro SD card up to 32GB. Its 5MP primary camera sports AF for sharper photographs while the secondary 2MP camera is there to facilitate video calling. Its other features include a 4200 mAh battery, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, and stereo speakers.
Buy Digiflip Pro XT811 @ Rs. 9,999
These are the best and cheapest tablets supporting 3G and voice calling that we could find at the moment. I would suggest you to go with either Fonepad 7 or the Digiflip Pro tablet. You might have to extend your budget by a little for buying any one of these two tablets, but think of it as an investment. It will pay you in the long run.
Did we miss any great but cheapest 3G voice calling tablet? Do share your choice with us via the comments.