We have seen an influx of dual SIM voice calling tablets in India in the past few months and two of the recent contenders in this category are the iBall Slide 3G 7271-HD70 and the Lava QPad e704. Both the devices fall in the budget-friendly segment and even claims to offer a whole lot of essential features including out of the box 3G compatibility.
If you are considering an affordable tablet that can let you make calls as well as surf the internet on faster network on the move, then you are sure to get confused between these devices. And thus, we have scribbled down this comparison to help you make the right decision. We would ask you to take a look at it, before you pick any of these up.
The iBall Slide 3G 7271-HD70 as well as the Lava QPad e704 have exactly similar capacitive touchscreens as both measure 7 inches and deliver visuals in 1024 x 600p resolution.
The iBall device brings a VGA webcam for video calling purposes as well as a 2MP snapper to allow users to capture memories in the form of pictures and videos. The latter features an LED flash as well. As for the tab’s competitor, it employs a 0.3MP webcam and a 3.2MP camera.
The operating system of both the slabs is disappointing as they use the same Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS. And neither iBall, nor Lava has mentioned anything about a possible upgrade to KitKat or even Jelly Bean 4.3 for that matter.
Now there’s a huge difference between the processors of the two slates. The iBall gadget has to be content with a dual core ARM Cortex A7 chipset which can clock in a maximum speed of 1.3GHz. And as for the Lava QPad e704, it is the proud owner of a quad core SoC and can be expected to sprint at not more than 1.2GHz.
The devices in question should offer smooth navigation at all times as 1GB of system memory has been integrated in them. But when it comes to hoarding space, the iBall tablet takes the cake as it brings 8GB of it, while the Lava device has merely 4GB onboard storage. Nevertheless, they are embedded with a microSD card slot each for increasing the capacity by up to 32GB.
The Lava device incorporates a 3500mAh battery that claims to provide talk time of up to 10 hours on a single charge and the iBall device is fueled by a 3000mAh power pack that should keep it going for an entire day.
Both the dual SIM 3G devices come across as decent options in the budget-friendly range, but you may want to go for the Lava QPad e704 as it is the proud owner of a quad core processor. You can purchase it for Rs 9,999 at Flipkart. The iBall Slide 3G 7271-HD70 will set you back by Rs 8,299, while its original price is Rs 8,999.
Key specs of the tablets at a glance:
iBall Slide 3G 7271-HD70:
– 1.3GHz dual core processor
– 7-inch 1024 x 600p touchscreen
– Android Jelly Bean OS
– 2MP main camera with LED flash
– VGA webcam for video conferencing
– 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard memory
– Support for 32GB microSD card
– Dual SIM slots with 3G support
– Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, Bluetooth
– 3000mAh battery
Lava QPad e704:
– 7-inch touchscreen
– 0.3MP and 3.2MP cameras
– Android Jelly Bean 4.2
– 1.2GHz quad core processor
– 1GB RAM, 4GB storage
– 3500mAh battery