Cheap Android Tablets 2013
There is currently a trend of major manufacturers in launching to market very cheap tablets , available to everybody , tablets which have a good performance and all the basic functions we need.
Today we will present 2 Cheap 2013 Android Tablets that became very popular and can successfully replace some of the more expensive devices.
The presented tablets are Acer Iconia B1-A71 vs Asus Memo Pad, both of 7 “diagonal & resolution of 1024 x 600.
1.Acer Iconia B1-A71 review
This cheap tablet is the first choice. The manufacturer managed to launch on the market at a very low price, a tablet with dual-core processor with integrated GPS and Bluetooth.
Unlike other cheap Android tablets, Acer Iconia B1-A71 comes with the latest Android 4.2 installed.
RAM memory is of 512 Mb RAM probably insufficient for games or very complex applications, but enough for everyday use.
The tablet is fluent & runs fluently most applications, the 8GB storage space can be expanded to 32GB with a card and to the front Acer Iconia has an integrated 0.3 MP VGA camera designed especially for Skype.
The display is bright, but reflects a lot of light, so for out-door use isn’t a tablet extremely well planned.
The shell is made of cheap material, and as connections has a loading / transfer data plug in ,and a audio jack connection.
Acer Iconia comes with Android 4.2 (good choice) -last version of Android OS at the time.
Battery life is about 4 hours under standard use.
Overall it is a tablet that offers a complete solution a more than decent price.
-Bluetooth, GPS, Android 4.2
-Display lower quality, only a 512Mb RAM memory.
2. Asus Memo Pad Review
Asus has entered cheap tablet market. After the success of Transformer, or Nexus it was time to produce a tablet for those with a low income, so Asus Memo Pad was launched.
The tablet is similar in design to the Acer Iconia B1, even keeping the same texture of the back cover.
The processor is a 1GHz (single core)but here we have a 1GB RAM that works very well with the Android 4.1 installed on tablet.The memory has 8/16GB and is expandable with a MicroSD card.
The fact that it is a single-core processor and has a lower frequency may cause some interruptions, and lags with the power demanding applications.
Of course the tablet was created for communication, web-browsing, media play , not for performance enthusiasts.
Asus Memo has no GPS module and no Bluetooth connection, instead display is luminous, and reflects less light and can thus be used in trips to the park or generally outside.We have integrated a front 1.3 MP camera slightly larger then Acers.
A minor display problem though : the white light has a slight yellowish tinge, a phenomenon seen with other tablets manufactured by Asus.
Tablet’s reactions are very good, I didn’t noticed interruptions or hesitations working in the interface, or in running applications.The apps pack is standard and as in the case of Acer Iconia, there’s offered here a cloud service with gratuity up to 5 GB storage.
Although weaker than Acer Iconia ( in processor power) , the Asus Memo is also much cheaper than the competition .
Battery life is slightly better, in ideal conditions reaching up to 5-6 hours.
-1GB RAM memory
-Display bright glare , antireflex
-No GPS module
Although they’re not are technology peaks, Acer Iconia and Asus Memo Pad may be the perfect choice at a minimum price, and are perfect for browsing, communication, films and even playing games.
I wait with much interest opinions of the owners of such tablets.