With Tablet market picking up, BSNL has also joined the race; recently BSNL has launched its high end Android Tablet Penta T-Pad WS802C. This BSNL co-branded tablet is manufactured by Pantel. BSNL with its offering is planning to compete with Samsung, Reliance HCL and others in 7” range.
Appearance of tablet is sleek and feels good to the hand; the tablet is housed in a glossy polycarbonate body with sturdy build and nice finishing makes it look professional. The first thing that catches the attention while initial inspections is availability of multi slots for connectivity which includes USB & HDMI along with regular 3.5MM audio jack, 3G SIM card slot, Mini USB for charging and not to mention Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Loaded with latest Android OS (ICS 4.0.3) & 1GHz processor WS802C boast of 8” capacitive multi-touch display, 512MB of RAM, with internal memory of 4GB expandable up to 32GB. It has resolution of 800 X 600 slightly lower than the normal but the texts and icon look good on screen. Aspect Ratio of 4:3 makes it easier to use horizontally as well as holding it vertically.
Tablet has four hardware button for quick access to mail, search, home-screen along with back button. It has 3.5mm jack for audio output along with hoard of connectivity option ranging from mini USB, USB, Micro SD slot, Bluetooth and even HDMI for connecting to TV.
Cortex A8 1GHz CPU provides smooth performance, Internet browsing is over 3G as well as Wi-Fi is impressive, Touch sensitivity is top notch when compared to any other high end tablet which offers great gaming experience. Tablet supports MP3 and full HD video playback. Video and voice call features are add on in the tablet. It has 2MP back and .3MP front facing VGA camera for making video calls.
All in all Penta T-pad WS802C is loaded with all the features you need in a tablet. BSNL is also offering data plan with WS802C.
Here is the specification and comparison with Samsung, HLC & Reliance Tab.
|Specifications||Reliance 3G||Samsung Tab 2 (3G)||
HCL ME Y2 (3G)
|Penta T-Pad WS 802C (3G)||Customer Benefits|
|Screen||7” capacitive, multi touch||7” capacitive, multi touch||7” capacitive, multi touch||8” capacitive, multi touch||Bigger screen sizeBetter viewing experience|
|OS||Android 2.3 Gingerbread||Android 4.0, ICS||Android 4.0, ICS||Android 4.0.3, ICS||Latest Android OS|
|Memory||4GB, extendable 32GB||16GB, extendable 32GB||8GB, extendable 32GB||4GB, extendable 32GB|
|Camera||0.3MP front and 3.0MP rear||0.3MP front and 3.0MP rear||0.3MP front and 2.0MP rear||0.3MP front and 2.0MP rear|
|Battery||3,400mAh||4,000mAh||4,000mAh||4,600mAh||Longer battery life – longer usage hours|
|HDMI||No||No||Yes||Yes||Connectivity with TV –entertainment for the whole family. Corporate presentations on projectors|
|Added Features||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|USB||No||USB 2.0||Mini USB||Mini USB & USB 2.0||Charge the tablet through laptop & simultaneously access USB Drive|
|Price||14,499||19,900||14,999||14,699||Lowest priced 8inch 3G SIM slot tablet in India|
|Data Plan||2GB/ 3G/ 60 days @ Rs. 150 only available only for Penta T-pad WS802C|
Latest Android OS and access to virtually unlimited apps.
Bigger screen and 4:3 aspect ratio makes viewing comfortable in either position
3G, Wi-Fi, USB support, GPS & HDMI ports for connectivity.
Slightly heavy little over 500gms to hold in one hand & limited viewing angle.
Penta T-pad WS802C is competitively priced and offers great value for money. In 1GHz CPU, 512MB RAM offers nice and smooth performance overall. All in all T-Pad WS802C is great tablet for consumers’ pocket.