Some Tablets that Make Calls Can Replace Your Cell Phone

Cell phone enthusiasts and handsets in general have a recurring problem: having to carry both your smartphone, to make and receive calls, such as your tablet, which gives you more space and comfort to mess with Applications or watching videos. It would often be more practical to choose and keep just one.

Although we have bigger and bigger mobile phones with screens of more than 5 inches, generally its interface follows the same pattern of smaller versions without all the features and facilities of a system optimized for tablets. But would you ever make calls on a tablet?

It turns out that this is nothing new, as many owners of these devices get tired of making calls for VoIP services like Skype, and call quietly through conference or with the use of Bluetooth headsets and headsets. But obviously our list is a little different. We separate some tablets that accept SIM cards and can make or receive calls like a cell phone, by placing it glued to the face. Curious? So let’s go!

  1. ASUS FonePad 7

To open the list, we have the cheapest phone and one of the easiest to find in the country: ASUS Fonepad 7. It is a relatively recent model- from September 2013- and has very reasonable settings, which should account for Routine uses. The design of the product is very sober and you are likely to want to wipe the screen very well after each connection.

Basic Specifications:

  • Operating system: Android 4.2(Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6 GHz
  • Memory RAM: 1 GB
  • Screen: 7 inches with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External storage: micro SD cards up to 32 GB
  • Cameras: 5MP(rear) and 1.2MP(front)
  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

With the classic look of Samsung devices- in the best Galaxy S4 style- Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is part of the company’s low-cost line, with much more modest configurations than the ASUS model. The use of the TouchWiz- Android’s custom interface by Samsung- can be a differential when choosing Tab 3, since many people are accustomed to this skin on their smartphones. It is worth remembering that in order to make connections, one must choose the 3G model of the tablet, which can be found with relative ease in Brazil.

Basic Specifications:

  • Operating system: Android 4.1.2(Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: Marvell PXA869 dual-core 1.2 GHz
  • Memory RAM: 1 GB
  • Screen: 7 inches with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • External storage: micro SD cards up to 64 GB
  • Cameras: 3.15 MP(rear) and 1.3 MP(front)
  1. HP Slate 7 VoiceTab

Elegance is the key word to describe this product from HP. With a frontal look that resembles a vitaminized version of the HTC One, the Slate 7 VoiceTab has a beautiful IPS screen that allows better viewing angles. With space for two SIM chips- one micro and one common- the device is the bet of the technology giant on tablets that can also make calls. Slate 7 runs an almost pure version of Android Jelly Bean, something that may appeal to purists, but has not yet been officially released in Brazil.

Basic Specifications:

  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2(Jelly Bean)
  • Processor: Marvell PXA1088 quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • Memory RAM: 1 GB
  • Screen: 7 inches with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External storage: micro SD cards up to 32 GB
  • Cameras: 5MP(rear) and 2MP(front)
  1. Acer Iconia Tab 7(A1-713HD)

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A basic handset, but with premium product flashes, the Iconia Tab 7 is part of yet another Acer tablet line- which is not widely known or easy to find around here. Among the items that draw attention to this new product is the fact that it comes with Android 4.4 KitKat factory direct, have a brushed aluminum back cover and of course, have a SIM card slot, which enables connections and 3G connection. Something to keep an eye on is how much the rear camera is protruding, a design decision that can cause scratches on the lens of the device.

Basic Specifications:

  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2(KitKat)
  • Processor: Mediatek MT8382 quad-core 1.3 GHz
  • Memory RAM: 1 GB
  • Screen: 7 inches with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External storage: micro SD cards up to 32 GB
  • Cameras: 5MP(rear) and 0.3MP(front)
  1. Huawei MediaPad M1

Another tablet that borrows from the HTC One looks visually stunning front speakers, the MediaPad M1 also offers surround sound with DTS technology. The device has an 8-inch screen, but it does not seem to be that big because of the reduced thickness- just 7.9 mm- and the thin edges. Despite this, the resolution does not take full advantage of the size of the screen, and the other specifications, although good, are more humble when the compa