In last couple of years, tablets have come out to be one of most sought after gadgets by consumers. Tablets promise to be all-in-one on the go portable devices, that enables users to do all lesser resource intensive activities like checking emails, browsing internet, instant messaging etc. However, one of the issues with most of the tablets out there is that they are wi-fi only.
Very few tablets carry in-built 3G sims, which according to us is a very important aspect to make it a really portable device. So we decided to feature 5 tablets that they can opt for which will offer them internet without worrying about wi-fi hotspots or 3G Dongles. Currently there are number of 3G SIM Inbuilt tablets available in the Indian market and here is a look at the best of the lot.
Below are the top choices:
iPad 2 & 3
Fans of Apple products will swear by the overall simplicity of this device and the near-flawless touch response of the latest iPad. It costs between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 45,000, making it the top choice of the high end market. The price is mostly justified, given the high-resolution retina display, 4G capability, faster graphics powered by a quad-core graphic processor and access to Apple’s vast app store.
Just make sure that you look for 3G + Wifi version of the iPad.
(Note: unlike other Sim enabled tabs, iPad does not support voice calling)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100
This is a 1 GHz Dual Core tablet running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The screen size is 7 inches, and it comes with a 3 MP primary camera. You can make 2G/3G voices and it’s backed by a decent 20 hours of talktime for 3G. It is a decent buy at Rs. 19,300. It is cost effective and generally Samsung Galaxy Tabs have got good reviews, so you cannot go wrong with this one.
The Dell Streak is a fairly small tablet at just 5 inches. It is powered by a 1GHz processor, has a 5MP main camera and runs the Android v2.2 Froyo operating system. Its size makes it a compromise between a tablet and a smartphone, and at a cost of nearly Rs. 18,500 currently, it is a good deal for a pocket-sized device that packs in all the key features that you’d expect from a contemporary gadget. The downside though is that it runs on an older version of Android OS. But this can be a combination of a mobile & a Tablet given its size.
Reliance 3G Tab V9A
This 7-inch 3G-capable tablet is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with a capacitive touchscreen. The Reliance 3G Tab V9A suitable for video calling, with its 1.4 GHz processor, 3MP camera and 512 MB RAM. Priced at nearly Rs. 14,500, this is a decent deal for consumers who would be content with a branded, low budget tablet.
However, one has to note that the Reliance tab comes locked with Reliance network and cannot be used on other networks for voice calling or 3G. Here are various Reliance Tariff plans you can choose from.
BSNL T-Pad WS704C
This is 7 inch tablet priced at Rs. 13,200 and powered by the Android 2.3 OS. A BSNL 3G SIM card is needed to exploit its 3G capabilities. A decent 1GHz processor powers this low budget tablet, which is supported by 512 MB RAM. There haven’t been many takers for BSNL’s tablet offerings yet, as it is still in pre-booking stage. We have not had too many reviews of this so you this could probably be one of your options if you are really tight on budget