The tablet market in India seems to be booming and most Indian
smartphone makers are eager to get into this lucrative opportunity.
Videocon is no different. The company has recently launched its first
tablet in the form Videocon VT10.
It comes with a 10-inch screen with a
resolution of 1280x800 pixels. The tablet runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly
Bean) and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
processor. The tablet is priced at Rs. 11,200. So what you are getting
is a 10-inch tablet for around Rs. 10,000 market price. Is this a good
deal? Let's find out in our review
Hardware/ Build & Design
Videocon VT10 is a 10-inch tablet, which comes with a white and silver
casing. The device looks very plasticky. The silver colour on the back
is a bit glossy and makes the tablet looks very tacky. Most of the front
is taken up by the screen with white borders all around. The front
facing camera lies just above the screen.
The screen is a fingerprint magnet and one needs to constantly keep cleaning the tablet.
right panel houses the tiny power button, microSD card slot, HDMI port,
reset pinhole, USB port, 3.5mm audio jack and power cord. There is
nothing on the left panel.
The back panel has the back camera and
the speakers. The dimensions of the tablet are 257.3 x 176 x 10.3 mm
and at 650 grams it is certainly not one of the lightest tablets around.
The build quality of the tablet too is nothing to rave about either.
10-inch screen of the Videocon VT10 offers a resolution of 1280x800
pixels. The surface of the screen feels a bit rough and the touch
sensitivity could have been better.
The screen is bright and the
experience of watching YouTube videos and reading e-books is pretty
average. The screen is reflective and the viewing angles are bad.
The under sun visibility is also poor.
tablet runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and that is one of the USP of
this tablet. The device comes with a stock Android on-board.
tablet's on-screen controls are on the bottom left instead of the
centre, and the notification panel and quick access settings (for Wi-Fi,
Screen rotation, brightness, sound and shortcut to settings) are
located at the bottom right.
Though the tablet is running on Android 4.1.1, it is not clear whether Videocon will be rolling out an update to Android 4.2.
tablet comes pre-loaded with plenty of applications such as Instagram,
LinkedIn, Facebook, E-Book, Echo, Go Weather, Documents To Go, nexGTv,
Nimbuzz, PhotoFunia, Saavn, Skype and Zomato. There are also a host of
popular gaming apps that come pre-installed with the tablet such as
Paper Toss, Bubble Break, Temple Run, Temple Run2 and Where's My Water.
E-Book application as the name suggests helps in reading e-books. The
app supports .txt, .pdf and .epub. There are no pre-installed e-books on
this tablet but there is a service manual in a pdf format, which lists
out name and addresses of the Videocon service centers. However, one
does have an option to download e-books through Google Play store.
For browsing, there is a choice of three browsers - the native Android browser, Chrome and Opera.
tablet houses a 2-megapixel camera in the front as well as on the rear.
There is a native Android app for the camera and it only offers basic
functions such as switching between front and rear camera, white balance
and scene mode.
The pictures and videos clicked through both rear
and front camera are very grainy and sub-par. The quality of the
clicked images deteriorated even further when the pictures were clicked
Performance/ Battery Life
The tablet is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 1GB RAM.
tablet offers just 8GB of internal storage, which is a bit less when
compared to what the competing tablets are offering. However, one does
have an option to expand the storage by up to 32GB through a microSD
You will experience plenty of lags while playing around
with this tablet. Forget multi-tasking, Videocon VT10 was not even able
to play back a recorded video smoothly.
Videocon VT10 comes
with a 6800mAh battery. In our experience the tablet took way too long
to get to 100 percent charge (not sure if the issue is restricted to
only the review unit we have got or if it is a universal defect). Also
the battery runs out of juice in no time. We were barely able to get 2.5
hours, at most 3 hours of video playback from Videocon VT10.
are three browsers available for the users of this tablet, the native
Android browser, Chrome and Opera. The browsing experience through
native Android browser is good. Even browsing through Chrome or Opera is
enjoyable and breezy.
The experience of playing games such as
Temple Run was average mainly due to lags and the device would run out
of battery pretty soon.
The sound quality of videos played back through speakers is average.
device does not support SIM calling or 3G, which means one can only use
only when there is access to Wi-Fi. The more disappointing bit is that
Videocon VT10 does not offer Bluetooth support.
think that in terms of performance, the tablet is not able to deliver
much. There are frequent lags and the tablet also drains out of battery
quicker than what one would desire. The only thing that you can actually
do with this tablet is browse the Internet. Thankfully, we encountered
no crashes while watching YouTube videos or while surfing around.
VT10 is a pretty mediocre tablet, which can be used at best to surf
the Internet or watch YouTube videos. Even the experience of watching
YouTube videos will be jarred thanks to the underwhelming display of the
The major issue with the Videocon VT10 lies in its
battery. The device runs out of battery very soon but also takes forever
to get to charge. Even on the camera front, there is a lot to be
If you are looking for a 10-inch tablet and will not mind
shelling out a couple of thousand bucks more, then Spice Stellar Mi-1010 (Review|Pictures) is worth considering. The Spice tablet is a bit heavier than
the Videocon VT10 but has a better screen and also supports voice
Also if you don't mind a smaller screen, then the Acer
Iconia B1-A71 (Review|Pictures), which has a 7-inch screen and is available for Rs. 7,999,
is also worth a look.
- Decent browsing experience
- Jelly Bean
- Poor build quality
- Display is underwhelming
- The device runs out of battery very quickly
Ratings (Out of 5)
Battery Life: 2.5
Value for Money: 2.5