There definitely is a market for tablets which can be used as phones. They might not fit in a pocket or be comfortable to hold for very long, but you can browse the Web and enjoy movies on a large screen without having to carry multiple devices around. Lenovo's offering is budget-minded and competes with the likes of tablets from local as well as international brands. Its street price of Rs. 13,999 puts it roughly in the middle of the price range as far as this segment is concerned.
Not everyone will like the idea of using a tablet as a phone, but for those who do, Lenovo offers the Lenovo Tab A7-50 3G. As a tablet, this device doesn't stand out very much. Its middling specifications are not very exciting and you shouldn't expect very good performance especially if you enjoy playing games or watching HD movies. Lenovo's software is a bit finicky and there are quite a lot of preloaded apps which you might or might not find useful. The camera produced mediocre images and struggled with even 720p video. However, the price is low and you do get 3G data as well as voice calling.
|Model||Tab A7-50 3G|
|Release date||April 2014|
|Dimensions (mm)||121.20 x 198.00 x 9.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3450|
|Screen size (inches)||7.00|
|Processor make||MediaTek MT8382|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||32|
|Operating system||Android 4.2|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|