HCL has launched a low cost tablet with voice call feature. You can use this tablet for making and receiving voice calls just like on a phone.  The tab is priced at Rs. 7,789 and comes with built in 2G SIM slot.

The HCL ME V1 will compete with the Micromax Funbook talk. Now before you jump with excitement regarding the HCL tab with voice call, do note that the built in SIM slot supports only the 2G network. You can use this as a phone and also surf using GPRS and EDGE networks.

Built in 3G support is not available, however you can connect an external 3G dongle and avail the 3G facility just like you would do on any other tab without SIM slot.

The ME V1 is powered by a cortex A8 processor clocked at 1GHz with Next Generation Processor I GC430 3D GPU. This tab sports a 7 inch screen with 800×480 pixels resolution and sails on ICS OS (Android 4.0.4).

The tab houses 1GB RAM (DDR3) with 4Gigs of internal storage. There are dual camera a front 0.3MP and rear 2MP and interestingly with LED flash. The ME V1 can play 1080p movies. I am not sure if you get full access to Google play so you need to confirm this.

Other features are Wi-Fi, 2G SIM slot, external 3G support, Bluetooth 3.0 and micro USB. This tab also comes with proximity sensor (need confirmation) along with Gsensors. A 3200 mAh Li-po battery powers this tab. For the price this does seem like a good buy, its single core but with voice call and some features that are missing on other (similar) tabs.


HCL ME V1 key features and specifications

  • Single core 1GHz cortex A8 CPU with I GC430 3D GPU.
  • ICS OS Version 4.0.4.
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB internal storage and micro SD slot to add up to 32GB storage.
  • 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with 800×480 pixels resolution.
  • 2MP rear camera with LED flash and 0.3MP front camera.
  • Built in 2G SIM slot with GSM voice calling, external 3G dongle supported, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, full HD playback, micro USB and 3.5mm jack.
  • Sensors – Gsensor and Proximity sensor.
  • 3200 mAh Li-Po battery.
  • Price Rs. 7,789 available on infibeam.

Published by Gogi Rana

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  1. hello
    i have broght this tab i inserted the sim card also make all the settings properl but still it is showing no internet connection plz help me .

  2. hi, i have brought hcl me 2g ta,it has no usb port,how can i set ibell 3.5g dangul?
    i am using airtel sim. plz help me.

  3. sir
    i have broght this tab i inserted my mtnl sim card also set the rigt acess point it shows showd the E (internt mark ) in notification but when i go to browser it says no internet acess
    whn i did wid airtel sim it showd no network
    tell me wht shld i do to acess gprs wid sim card in hcl me v1

    1. this is an mtnl issue or a settings enamble issue, check the settings, and ask helpline.

  4. Hello sir, i want to about Airtyme diego 3G calling tab review and is this better than Adcom 721C 3G calling tab

  5. hi gogi sir…please tell me the best tab under 6000 rupees with 2G calling & 3G dongle….please help me.

  6. hi gogi i really dont understand why their is diff in specs mentioned in ur reviews in hcl me connect 2g as hcl site has diff specs i was comparing with v1 n connect 2g of hcl u hav diff specs as mali 400 n cortex a9 but hcl says no diff in specs only name changed….. WHY ???

  7. I want to tell u that it does not play all 720p videos.And it does hangs occassionally,fair battery backup,overall a good product.thanx

  8. This tab is not supporting most of the games. Can any one say what kind of hd games this tablet supports please?

  9. Sir how to get refund for my v1 tab. The tablet is bull sh*t too slow and hangs please help me.

  10. hi gogi sir,which is a better tablet among bsnl penta t-pad ws707c and hcl me v1?

    plzz reply…

    thank you

  11. hi gogi sar
    mai tab lena chahta hu lekin mujhe samajh me nahi aa raha ki mai kon sa tab lu.
    HCL V1 or BSNL PENTA 707C in dono mai se kon sa tab best hai

    plz help sar