Comparison of Tablets: Aakash 2 vs. BSNL Penta
So there are two tablets in the Indian market now to challenge each other. These two rivals are the cheaper ones in the smart device market and provides good configuration comparing their prices. Obviously, they are not going to provide you performance and service like the Nexus 7 or iPad type of tablets will do, but what do you expect in a price range of 2500 to 3500 rupees? It’s extremely affordable, almost every student out there will be able to afford one even without depending on their parents. And that set the expectation higher, as well as the orders. The pre-order for these tablets exceeded the expectations.
Aakash 2 tablet PC has a student tablet which is priced at 2500 rupees and this tablet was provided to some students from schools, colleges or universities for even lesser prices. And the Aakash Ubislate7+ version has good configurations and its price is 2999 rupees.
And the BSNL Penta Tpad is another cheap tablet from the famous Indian telecom operator BSNL, and their tablet is having a price tag of 3250 rupees. If you compare this tablet with the Aakash 2, then you will see how this tablet is better in every aspect from the Aakash 2, which is worth the extra 750 rupees you pay.
Three variants for the BSNL Penta Tpad is in the market and even the least priced BSNL Penta has better configuration than the Aakash 2.
Below are the specifications for these tablets.
- Runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.
- 7 inch display.
- 256MB RAM; 366 GHz processor speed.
- 2GB internal memory
- Adobe Flash 11
- Online video streaming support, snappy though, 1080p support
- G-sensor, accelerometer
- Standard connectivity features but no 3G connectivity.
- 0.3 MP front camera
- 4000 mAH battery.
BSNL Penta Tpad IS 701
- Runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with BSNL branding
- 1 GHz Processor, 256MB of RAM
- 2 GB internal memory and you can expand it via the microSD card slot.
- 7 inch touch screen, resistive.
- You can connect the tablet to TV.
- 800×600 display resolution
- Standard connectivity options.
- HDMI port
- 3000 mAH battery. Pretty less but will keep the tablet alive throughout the day.
If you start comparing between these two, there will not really be much difference you will be noticing. Both of these tablets have the same amount of RAM which should have been more. 256MB is considered less in today’s marketplace and most apps would require a RAM more than 256MB to run. Moreover, this RAM will make multitasking really a tough job.
The BSNL tablet is better than the Aakash 2 in many aspects. It’s better in CPU. The CPU clock speed between these two tablets is almost 650 MHz which is a big difference and will have a great impact in performance. The Android version doesn’t make that much of a difference though. The screen resolution of the BSNL Penta Tpad is better.
But the battery life in Aakash 2 is better. 1000 mAH lesser power in the BSNL might give it less juice to survive through the day.
Both these tablets are good if you consider the money.