Difference between HP Slate 7 and Karbonn Cosmic Smart Tab 10

Key Difference: The Slate supports a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 display and is powered by a dual-core A9 processor. It also includes 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The tablet offers a primary camera of 3MP and a VGA (basic) secondary camera. It offers vibrant colors and also equips Beats Audio enhancement. Karbonn is an Indian smartphone company that has become popular by offering high-end features in low-to-mid range smartphones. The Karbonn Cosmic Start Tab 10 is the successor to Karbonn Smart Tab 8. Though the tablet does not offer high-end features such as water resistance, image mirroring, slimmest body, etc. it has been praised in terms of performance.

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After discontinuing the production of TouchPad and the rest of its mobile services, Engadget reports that HP announced at the Mobile World Congress that it will release a new tablet Slate 7 and will start shipping the US in April 2013. The Slate supports a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 display and is powered by a dual-core A9 processor. It also includes 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The tablet offers a primary camera of 3MP and a VGA (basic) secondary camera. According to engadget, the stainless steel frame offers some rigidity and the matte finish of the back is pleasing to the hands. It offers vibrant colors and also equips Beats Audio enhancement. The tablet is offered with Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean). It is also a pure tablet and does not support SIM operations. The best feature? Slate 7 will be available for only US$169.

Karbonn is an Indian smartphone company that has become popular by offering high-end features in low-to-mid range smartphones. The company has gained recent recognitions with its popular A21 and the A30 smartphones. The company has also launched tablets for the masses. The Karbonn Cosmic Start Tab 10 is the successor to Karbonn Smart Tab 8. Though the tablet does not offer high-end features such as water resistance, image mirroring, slimmest body, etc. it has been praised in terms of performance. The Smart Tab 10 has a 9.7-inch multi-capacitive touchscreen that has multi-touch capability of up to 10 people.

The Cosmic Smart Tab 10 houses 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-core processor and offers 1 GB RAM. The tablet comes with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, with no word on it being upgradeable to 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet is disappointing in two terms: the camera and no SIM capability. The phone does not support SIM capability; however, it does support 3G via Dongle. The company has only mounted a 2GB rear camera and a VGA digital secondary camera. Though, it may not be the end of the device as many people do not often use tablets for taking photos. The device is also a letdown in terms of internal storage capacity. The phone only offers internal storage capacity of 1.5 GB, but allows expanding capacity up to 32 GB. The tablet also has additional features such as motion sensing, lower power consumption, customizable home screens, re-sizable widgets, flipboard application and NexGtv app. The phone is available in the market and is available for the just the price of INR 10,000.

The information for the detailed table about the two tablets has been taken from HP website, Engadget, Karbonn Mobile website, Flipkart.com, karbonntablet.com and GSMArena.com.

 

HP Slate 7

Karbonn Cosmic Smart Tab 10

Launch Date

April 2013

December 2012

Company

Hewlett-Packard

Karbonn Mobile

Size

197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm

189 x 240 x 10.8 mm

Display

FFS+LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

9.7-inch 10 Points Multi capacitive touchscreen

Screen

7.0 inches, 600 x 1024 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density)

1026x768 pixels (~132 ppi pixel density)

Protection

N/A

N/A

Weight

372 g (13.12 oz)

-

2G Network

N/A

N/A

3G Network

N/A

Via Dongle

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Pure Android

-

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

1.5 GHz processor

GPU

N/A

Mali 400x2

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

N/A

ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core Processor

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB DDR3

SIM Size

N/A

SIM service is not supported

Internal Memory

8 GB

1.5 GB

Expandable Memory

up to 32 GB

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer

G-Sensor, Accelerometer, 3D G-Sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR and microUSB v2.0

HDMI, 3G via dongle, USB and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Data

WLAN, Bluetooth and USB.

HDMI, Wi-Fi, 3G via dongle, USB

Speed

N/A

-

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes

USB

micro-USB

Yes

Primary Camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels

2 MP

Secondary Camera

VGA

Digital

Video

[email protected]

HD Video support up to 1080p

Camera Features

N/A

Full HD video Playback

Sound Enhancement

Beats Audio

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/AC3/Flac player

MP3

Video supported formats

MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player

M2TS, MPEG, MOV, DAT, PMP, FLV, AVI, TP, MKV, TS, VOB, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF

Battery Capacity

Non-removable battery. Size not released yet.

Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh

Available Colors

Black/Red, Black/Grey

Black, White

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

E-mail, Instant messaging

Browser

HTML

HTML, Google Chrome

Radio

No

No

GPS

TBD

No

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Google Now
  • Google Search
  • Google Drive
  • Google+ Hangouts
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Predictive text input
  • Motion sensing
  • Lower power consumption
  • Rich Notifications
  • Customizable Home Screens
  • Re-sizable Widgets
  • HDMI out
  • Flipboard application
  • NexGtv app
  • Pre-embedded Apps
  • Turbo FLY 3D
  • Saavn Application
  • PayTM Allows User to Recharge Mobile / DTH / Data card / Toll card
  • Video Chat

Image Courtesy: allthingsd.com, karbonnmobiles.com

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