Reliance 3G Tab – Affordable 7 inch touch screen android tablet – price , Specification and Review

Written on:December 20, 2011
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Not everyone can afford to spend upward of Rs 25,000 on a tablet, but we all still want one.
For someone on a tight budget, there wasn’t a lot of choice when it came to buying a tablet, but that’s not the case anymore. These days a lot new tablets are coming out at some really affordable prices. One such budget tablet is the Reliance 3G Tab.




Despite a modest price tag of just Rs 12,999, the Reliance 3G Tab is not short on features. It has a large seven-inch, 800×480 resolution, capacitive multi-touch display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM, 3 megapixel camera at the back, VGA camera on the front, expandable memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, and of course, 3G.
The seven-inch display makes the 3G Tab small enough to be carried in a coat pocket. The display quality is pretty decent, but the viewing angles are not that great.




The 3G Tab comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, unlike the 3.2 Honeycomb found on the premium Android tablets. It has all the basic Google apps built-in such as Mail, Maps, YouTube, etc., and you also have access to the Android Market for downloading more applications. The hardware of the 3G Tab does put a few restrictions on the choice of apps available on the Market, so, for example, you won’t be able to download Adobe Flash on the 3G Tab, but that’s not really a deal breaker.




The hardware of the 3G Tab also leads to another problem. It’s not as powerful as compared to the expensive Android tablets, which means the performance is not nearly as good. The user-interface (UI) is generally bit sluggish and this is more noticeable if you have or used a more powerful tablet or smartphone. Still, for non-demanding users, the performance on offer here is more than acceptable.
The multimedia performance is a mixed-bag. The cameras are poor, but the audio and video playback is pretty decent. The battery life on the Reliance 3G Tab is quite satisfactory. We got seven hours of video playback time on a full charge.




The device, however, is locked to Reliance’s network. But that’s not a problem as at least in Mumbai the 3G speeds on the network are excellent. Overall, the Reliance 3G Tab is a good value for money. It may not offer the same level of performance as the more expensive tablets, but at Rs 12,999 you can’t really ask for more.

Features –

  • Android 2.3
  • 7 inch Multi-touch Screen
  • Good Battery Life.
  • Expandable Memory up to 32 GB
  • Dual Camera
  • Phone Functionality
  • Wi Fi Hotspot + Bluetooth
  • Live TV

Preloaded Apps –

  • You Tube
  • Google Map & Google Search
  • R World Online
  • Android Market
  • Social Networking:twitter,facebook,Gtalk
  • Gmail
Technical Specifications
Operating System Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Screen Type & Size Capacitive multi-touch screen, 7 inch TFT-LCD WVGA screen
Weight 389 gms
Camera Back: 2 megapixel Front: VGA
Talk time Upto 9 hours ( 300 hrs stand by time )*
Display 800 X 480 pixels
Battery 3400mAH, Li-On
External Memory Supports MicroSD card upto 32GB (4GB MicroSD Card offered Free)
Audio support Format AAC, AAC+, AMR/AMR-NB, MP3 MIDI, Ogg PCM/WAV
Video support Format MP4, H.263,H.264
Image support Format BMP/PNG/JPEG
CPU 800 MHz
Call Features Mute in call, Speed Dial, Switch to Bluetooth device, 3 way calling
Other support features Video recorder, Wi-Fi Hotspot,Bluetooth Voice calling, GPS, FM Radio, Alarm, speaker phone, MobileTV, SMS, MMS

Pros –

  • Compact design
  • Feature-rich
  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life
  • Fast 3G speeds
  • Value for money
  • Dual camera

Cons –

  • Slightly sluggish UI
  • Poor cameras
  • No Adobe Flash support

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  1. Reliance 3G Tab says:

    Reliance tab doesnt support video calling and neither it has a pen with it…
    If u got a budget of 13000/- rupees then this is the best available option in the market..aakash can be a good option but cant say until unless i see it with my own eyes… one more thing is it got a internal memory of 160 MB only.

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