Telstra T-Touch Tab vs Optus MyTab: tablet showdown

Which is the better tablet -- Telstra's T-Touch Tab or Optus' MyTab?

The Telstra T-Touch Tab and the Optus MyTab are two of the first low cost tablet devices launched in Australia that attempt to provide an alternative to the Apple iPad. Both of these Android tablets are smaller than the iPad, sitting somewhere between a largish touchscreen phone like the popular HTC Desire and the iPad tablet.

Read our comprehensive Telstra T-Touch Tab review.

Read our comprehensive Optus MyTab review.

The Telstra T-Touch Tab and the Optus MyTab are targeted at budget-minded shoppers, with both retailing for under $300. In addition to much smaller footprints — both have a 7in display compared to the iPad's larger 9.7in screen — both of these budget Android tablets are also capable of making phone calls, even if this is not the primary function of either device.

With this in mind, how does the Telstra T-Touch Tab stack up against the Optus MyTab?

Feature Telstra T-Touch Tab Optus MyTab
Operating system (OS) Google Android 2.1 Google Android 2.1
Display technology Resistive TFT Resistive TFT
Display resolution 480x800 pixels 480x800 pixels
Multitouch No No
Camera Rear: 2-megapixels, Front: VGA Rear: 3-megapixels, Front: VGA
FM radio No No
GPS Yes Yes
Internal memory 512MB 512MB
Expandable memory microSD card slot microSD card slot
Dimensions 209 x 108 x 15.5mm 192 x 110 x 12.6mm
Weight 500g 403g
Application store Google Android Market Google Android Market
3G networks HSDPA 850/2100MHz HSDPA 900/2100MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Quoted talk time Up to 150min Up to 300min
Quoted standby time Up to 140 hours Up to 300 hours
Adobe Flash support No No

The Telstra T-Touch Tab features a flip-out stand on its rear, making it ideal for watching video content.

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