BSNL Penta T-Pad is the cheapest Android 4.0 tablet with capacitive touch screen. The display quality is good and 1 GHz processor performance is acceptable. Battery backup is considerable, but at this price point I won’t mind carrying a charger.
BSNL Penta T-Pad is an ultra affordable tablet. The presence of Android 4.0 and capacitive touch screen mark its presence among the Best Android tablets under Rs. 5000.
BSNL Penta T-Pad comes with 7-inch multi touch capacitive screen. The brightness and screen resolution of tablet is surprisingly good at this price point. It is powered by 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and 512 MB Ram which makes operating tablet a smooth go. It has a 0.3 Mega Pixel camera in the front for video calling apps.
The tablet features a HDMI port which enables you to connect the device with your HDTV for movie viewing. For the internet connectivity, it incorporates Wi-Fi and supports 3G via various dongles.
T-Pad is made up of polycarbonate metal which provides it a solid build and sleek looks. It houses a 3000 mAH lithium battery, which can’t be considered powerful for a tablet device. We recommend carrying a charger along with.
I bought this tablet from a BSNL shop in Kolkata.nAfter reviewing the product I found the screen resolution is same and sometimes better if I compare with peer products in market like Lemon tab, HCL tab.nI found the Android Ice Cream Sandwich working superb on it.nI have played mp3s and Videos and they work superb. To my utmost astonishment even mkv format played without any difficulty (Full HD). I plugged in a Sony earphone and the sound output was unbelievable, hence no need to carry ipod any more.nFurther the most important part, I have used my data card to browse web, download android apps and configure email. The tab is supporting 3G just like any laptop would do.nI have accessed google maps and places, they are working very accurately.nNow the battery, today even best smartphones like Samsung galaxy 2 and similar products' battery doesn't last more than a day, what can u expect from a big screened android product running multiple tasks together? Still I found constant use(web browsing, watching videos, etc) the battery lasted more than 4 hrs(similar to galaxy tab)and on standby more than a day.nI am really satisfied and happy to use it.
I was super-excited to see a tablet that costs 5k and has a 1 gig processor, 512 MB RAM and the biggest perk ie Ice Cream Sandwich!nPlaced an ordered and got the delivery within 5 business days.nI have been using this tab for 10 days now and I can report it is awesome for its price tag.nLet me break some points (and solutions) down:n1) The touch screen is great! Just a feather touch will do! (useful if you play Fruit Ninja!) ;)n2) The tab does not come with a data cable. But I noticed that a Canon camera data cable I had was able to connect the tab to the PC!n3) I'm sure you have your own set of good headphones that you can connect to listen to the unexpectedly brilliant quality of music in this tab. The Android music player has a custom equalizer that makes the sound even better!n4) The camera isn't that good. So don't plan on making video calls through this device.n5) The tab will promise you some pre-loaded apps but I did not receive gmail, play store, angry birds. I put in gmail and play store through my computer, but both of them do not work. But I just read a review below that has a software update link from Penta and apparently that helps. nIn any case, Play Store is not absolutely essential... try 1mobile.com which has setup files for all Android apps and the tab already has an 'APK Installer' app that helps you install ANYTHING!nAs for g-mail, the tab has an pre-installed E-mail app that helps you sync multiple e-mail accounts.n6) I noticed that on charging the tab for 2 to 3 hours the battery charged from 59% to just 66%. But that's somehow an illusion, since I used the tab later to watch a movie for 2 hours and the battery went from 66% to 65%... So I guess its just a software bug.n7) Battery life is good! 4 hours of continuous video watching, browsing and games will get the battery low. On standby, it can go on for days!n8) Views PDFs, docs, excel, powerpoint... what else do you need?!n9) Lastly, it plays almost all formats of movies and videos and the screen is large enough for enjoying the experience (that too for a pretty long time!)nnConclusion: Buy this tab as a cheap option and if you want easy access to the internet and to use as a supplement to your otherwise feature loaded laptop. 5k is a small amount for all the features you are getting and instead of looking for what is not featured in the tab, you should try and solve the shortcomings just as I have!nnThanks for reading!
|Model||Penta T-Pad IS701C|
|Operating System||Android v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM|
|Screen Size||7 inches (17.78 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|Pixel Density||133 ppi|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen|
|Processor||1 GHz, Cortex 8|
|Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|Resolution||0.3 MP Primary Camera|
|Shooting Modes||Continuos Shooting|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Smile detection|
|Talktime||Up to 6(2G)|
EV-DO category Rev.A
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
Single core 1.2 GHz vs null 1.0 GHz
Higher primary camera resolution:
2 MP vs 0.3 MP
Higher battery capacity:
4000 mAH vs 3000 mAH
Higher primary camera resolution:
2 MP vs 0.3 MP
Higher pixel density:
170 ppi vs 133 ppi
null 1.2 GHz vs null 1.0 GHz
Lower battery capacity:
2800 mAH vs 3000 mAH
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