HP Slate 6 VoiceTab phablet launched in India for Rs 22,990: features, specifications and comparisons

hp-slate-6-voicetabLast week, we had reported about HP sending us invites for an event where it was expected to launch its recently announced phablets. Right on cue, it has launched the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab, which is a 6-inch phablet priced at Rs 22,990. What really stands out about the phablet is its unique and somewhat trippy patterned back cover and the overall thinness. 

In terms of specifications, the phablet flaunts a 6-inch 720p IPS display and is powered by a Marvell PXA1088 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. Other features include a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, front facing stereo speakers, 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded to up to 64GB using a microSD card and a 3,000mAh battery.

Connectivity options include 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It also features HTC One inspired dual front-facing speakers above and below the display. It also has dual-SIM support with both a normal (mini) SIM card slot and a micro-SIM card slot. Only the micro-SIM card slot supports 3G connectivity.

Priced at Rs 22,990, the Slate 6 VoiceTab will be up against the Huawei Ascend Mate and the Intex Aqua Octa. The Ascend Mate is slightly more expensive at Rs 24,999 and for the extra buck you get a slightly bigger display (6.1-inch), double the RAM (2GB), a higher resolution rear camera (8-megapixel) and a bigger battery (4,050mAh) too.  On the flipside, you get a lower resolution 1-megapixel front camera and half the internal storage memory (8GB).

The Aqua Octa, on the other hand, is lighter on the pockets at Rs 19,695. Compared to HP’s phablet, the Aqua Octa has more power as it is the first Indian smartphone to be powered by MediaTek’s true octa-core SoC, a bigger 2GB RAM, bigger cameras (13-megapixel/5-megapixel), and has dual-SIM card slots too. The only specification where it falls short is the battery, as it only has a 2,300mAh battery.

FEATURES

HP SLATE 6 VOICETAB

HUAWEI ASCEND MATE

INTEX AQUA OCTA

DISPLAY

6-inch 720p 6.1-inch 720p 6-inch 720p

PROCESSOR

1.2GHz Marvell PXA1088 quad-core 1.5GHz Hi-SiliconK3V2 + Intel XMM6260 quad-core 1.7GHz MT6592 octa-core

RAM

1GB 2GB 2GB

STORAGE

16GB expandable 8GB expandable 16GB expandable

CAMERAS (REAR/FRONT)

5-megapixel/2-megapixel 8-megapixel/1-megapixel 13-megapixel/5-megapixel

BATTERY

3,000mAh 4,050mAh 2,300mAh

ANDROID OS

4.2 Jelly Bean 4.1 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

PRICE

Rs 22,990 Rs 24,999 Rs 19,795