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6 smartphones which are tablets or vice versa

So far there has been a border line between smartphones and tablets. They cannot make phone calls despite having 3G or LTE connectivity. Now having done lot of experimentation in shapes, designs, sizes and configurations, this combination of enabling tablets to make phone calls is on the anvil and being vigorously pursued. Some of them have come in the market with phone dialers and capabilities of both; tablet and a smartphone. Probably this is the based on the study that Asian markets have more demands for such devices, manufacturers are concentrating on this. Users may not be comfortably using 7 inches device as a phone but some of it is somewhat and alternative for having devices. Here are 6 tablets that are smartphones as well.  

Samsung Galaxy W

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This is the purely for South Korea and Chinese markets with different names. It features a 7 inches screen having sufficient resolutions and is categorized as a smartphone as well as a tablet. This Android KitKat, based device has a quad-core processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable internal memory it features a rear camera of 8 MP and 2 mega pixel front camera. It is available for $450 and probably the product is for Asian markets.  

Specifications

ITEMS

Description

Operating system

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Weight & Dimension

245 grams, 191.8 x 99.6 x 8.8 mm

Display size & Pixels

7.0 inches , 720 x 1280 pixels resolution

Processor

Quad-core 1.2 GHz

Memory

1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB on board, 64 GB external

Camera

8 Mega pixel, Secondary 2 mega pixel

Battery

Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

SIM Options

Micro-SIM

Networks

2G Network       GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network       HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network       LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

This tablet, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 are not exclusively phone cum tablet because they need to be  wirelessly connected to a Galaxy S5 smartphone using the SideSync 3.0 app - which will allow you to receive and make calls from any of the two tablets. In fact  SideSync 3.0 is a  phone emulator on the Tab S. Its features are specified in the table below which gives a fair good picture of the device.

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Specifications

ITEMS

Description

Operating system

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Weight & Dimension

465 grams, 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm

Display size & Pixels

10.5 inches , 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution

Processor

Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

Chip Set

Exynos 5 Octa 5420

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6

Memory

3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB on board, 128 GB external

Camera

8 Mega pixel, Secondary 2.1 mega pixel

Battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 7900 mAh battery

Huawei MediaPad M1

Huawei's MediaPad M1 is another good looking aluminum made tablet. This is the tablet which can do used with phone functionality and need no external connectivity to help it. The combination of operating system, processor and the RAM make it an effective device equally efficient as smartphone and a tablet. You can see its features in the tablet below and evaluate it as how good it can be and how far it measures up to your choice.   

Huawei-MediaPad-M1

Specifications

ITEMS

Description

Operating system

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Weight & Dimension

329 grams, 214.4 x 120.7 x 7.9 mm

Display size & Pixels

8  inches , 800 x 1280 pixels resolution

Processor

Quad-core 1.6 GHz

Chip Set

Hisilicon Kirin 910

GPU

Mali-450MP4

Memory

1 GB RAM, 8 GB on board, 32 GB external

Camera

5 Mega pixel, Secondary 1 mega pixel

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 4800 mAh battery

SIM Options

YES

Networks

2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network       HSDPA

4G Network       LTE

HP Slate 7 VoiceTab

HP Slate 7 VoiceTab is yet another tablet cum smartphone which is not very costly in price also; you can own it in just $220. The device has made its place equally well in Asia and Europe. It may appear to be an attractive and appealing device but has not made its place as an impressive piece of equipment. With a 7-inch screen and operating system Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and other features the users have not given a high rating in popularity. This is users’ view and not ours’. You can be a better judge once you scan through the specifications mentioned in the table hereunder.HP-Slate-7-VoiceTab

Specifications

ITEMS

Description

Operating system

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Weight & Dimension

325 grams, 9.5 mm thickness

Display size & Pixels

7  inches , 800 x 1280 pixels resolution

Processor

Quad-core 1.2 GHz

Chip Set

Marvell PXA1088

Memory

1 GB RAM, 16 GB on board, 32 GB external

Camera

5 Mega pixel, Secondary 2mega pixel

Battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery

SIM Options

Dual SIM (Mini-SIM & Micro-SIM)

Networks

2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network       HSDPA

Asus FonePad 7

The Asus FonePad 7 is in the market to fight the battle of competition since late 2013. This tablet and smartphone is not very costly and you can own it by spending just $210 from Amazon. It has a powerful processor with good speed and a popular operating system, sufficient expendable memory and many other good things is popular among the users and serving their need fairly well. It really does not lack in anything important that a tablet and smartphone should have. You can evaluate it further by going through its specs yourself. We can hardly comment negative on this device. For your interest they are appended in tabular form below.

Asus-FonePad-7  

Specifications

ITEMS

Description

Operating system

Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Weight & Dimension

290 grams, 192 x 110 x 10.7 mm

Display size & Pixels

7  inches , 600 x 1024 pixels resolution

Processor

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

Chip Set

Intel Atom Z2520

Memory

1 GB RAM, 4/8 GB on board, 64 GB external

Camera

2 Mega pixel, Secondary VGA

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po battery (15 Wh)

SIM Options

Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Networks

2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network       HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

Acer Iconia Tab 7 (A1-713HD)

Amongst other reputed manufacturers, Acer is not lagging behind in this race of communication devices. They are in the market with their Acer Iconia Tab 7 (A1-713HD). It is a mid range device that serves both as a tablet and a smartphone. You can enjoy all the features of a tablet and yet can use it as a smartphone. If you go through the specs below you will find it to be a well configured and an efficient smartphone. It has all the features that a user can desire out of a tablet or smartphone; the plus point is it is combination of the both. To know further you can scan through the following table to make the judgment about this device.

Specifications

ITEMS

Description

Operating system

Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Weight & Dimension

298 grams, 8.9 mm thickness

Display size & Pixels

7  inches , 600 x 1024 pixels resolution

Processor

Dual-core

GPU

No

Memory

1 GB RAM, 16 GB on board, 64 GB external

Camera

2 Mega pixel, Secondary Yes

SIM Options

YES

Networks

2G Network       GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A

3G Network       HSDPA

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