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Looking for a 7-inch tablet for below RM500?


The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V is now available in Malaysia with the distinction of being the cheapest Samsung tablet you can get right now. For RM499, you get a 1.3GHz quad-core with 1GB RAM and 8GB of on board storage. There’s also a micro SD card slot that takes up to 32GB cards. The 7-inch LCD display has a resolution of 1024×600 which equates to about 170ppi. There’s also 3G connectivity and a 2MP camera.

As far as specs go, the Galaxy Tab 3V is a barebones as it gets and in terms of pricing the device competes directly with another cheap 7-inch tablet, the ASUS fonepad 7.

In comparison, the fonepad 7 packs an Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2520 1.2GHz processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage up to 64GB via the MicroSD slot. You also get a 4,000mAh battery. The 7-inch IPS is similar in specs with the Tab 3V which means the same 1024×600 pixel count and 170ppi pixel density. There’s an 8MP rear camera with a f/2.4 lens that feature a blues glass optical filter. the front camera is a 2MP unit and you also get ASUS’ really good PixelMaster Low Light Mode for better images in low-light. The fonepad 7 sells for RM 529 which is RM30 more than what Samsung is asking for, but considering the additional features, it might be RM30 well spent.