Detailed Specification Review: Lava E Tab XTRON

Lava Mobiles today released its latest low cost android tablet named as Xtron E TAB. It is ready to be picked at for Rs 6,499.

Features and Specs of Lava Xtron E Tablet:

Spec Table Lava Xtron E Tab
Processor 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Quad Core GPU
OS Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Display 7-inch IPS Capacitive touchscreen
Display Resolution 1024X600 Pixels
Memory 8GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
Camera 2-megapixel front facing camera
Battery 3500 mAh
Connectivity Wifi 802.11 b/g, 3G via USB Dongles, Micro USB, 3.5mm
Sensors G-Sensor
Dimensions 184 x 131 x 11.5 mm
Weight 350g

Operating SystemAndroid Jelly Bean
Lava ETAB Xtron comes with Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean Os. This version of the android brings butter smooth user experience along with improved performance in the whole system.
Most likely Lava will be using the stock user interface without much tweaks to it.

Display7-inch IPS Multi Touchscreen
Xtron has a standard 7 inch TFT LCD display with IPS (In Point Switching) Technology integrated. The display resolution of this capacitive touchscreen is 1024 X 600 pixels.
So the tablet scores some points here as it promises the user with better viewing angle along with some crisp and clear images.

Processor & Memory1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
Beneath the 7 Inch display lies an impressive hardware unit. 1.5GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor along with Mali 400 GPU helps the user to get a better gaming and browsing experience.
The storage unit comprises of 1GB RAM and 8GB of in built memory in which upto 5GB can be accessed by the user, rest will be used by the tablet’s software and other apps.
For more memory (which I think is required) one can spend few extra bucks on a micro SD card upto 32GB size which can be inserted into the card slot for memory expansion.
E TAB Xtron has a decent battery of 3500mAh capacity which offers around 3.5 to 4hrs of usage with Wifi enabled.

Connectivity & CameraNo voice calling support
Tablet doesn’t feature a SIM slot for voice calling. I feel this feature is a must for a tablet else it will not be a portable device completely. Anyways this issue can be solved by either Wifi or 3G USB Dongles.
If you are looking for a tablet with voice calling support then tablets from companies like HCL, BYOND, Swipe Telecom can be reviewed.
XTRON has a 2MP front facing camera. There is no secondary camera on this tablet which is quiet justified looking at the price offer.

The specs of Lava’s XTRON E Tab looks to be little better than Acer’s Iconia Tab B1 (Rs 7,999).
Design wise also the tablet scores the marks as it has an elegant looks. May be the absence of SIM Slot would disappoint some but in other segments the tablet satisfies most of the needs.

Karbonn’s Smart Tab 8 which was released last year in December has also similar features as of XTRON and is priced in the same range.

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HCL Me U2 a 7 inch android tablet launched for Rs 5,999

After releasing two tablets last month now here is one more from HCL named as ME U2. The 7 inch android tablet is priced for just Rs 5,999 which looks the lowest price tag under its ME series tablets.

HCL Me U2 runs on Android v4.0 ICS version. Its 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. ME U2 is powered by 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor with Mali 400 GPU and 1GB RAM.
The low budget tablet features a front camera of 0.3 MP for video chatting but does not support a rear camera.
In the connectivity segment Me U2 offers Wi-Fi, mini HDMI and 3G via USB dongle. There is no SIM slot available for this tablet. So no voice calling feature.

On the storage front ME U2 has a 4 GB in built memory and microSD card slot expandable upto 32GB.
HCL Me U2 has a battery capacity of 3000 mAh and it comes pre loaded with Google play store which gives it an edge over the other HCL tablets like Me Y3 and Me V1.

Other tablets released in Jan 2013 from HCL includes HCL ME Y3 a dual SIM 7 inch android tablet which cost around Rs 11,999 and HCL ME V1 which also a 7″ android tablet with 2G SIM Slot priced for Rs 7,789 in India.

Key features of HCL ME U2 Tablet:
– CPU: 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor
– GPU: Mali 400
– Os: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– RAM: 1 GB DDR 3, Internal Memory Storage: 4 GB
– microSD card slot to expand memory upto 32GB
– Screen size: 7-inch Capacitive touch screen
– Screen resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
– Front camera: 0.3 MP
– Rear camera: No
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, mini HDMI and 3G via USB Dongle
– Google Play Store
– 3.5mm audio jack
– Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
– Price in India is around Rs 5,999

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