HCL Me U1 Tablet Review Price Specification

HCL Me U1 is the new Android ICS running low cost tablet. It sports 7 inch capacitive touch screen with screen resolution of 800*480 pixels.  HCL Me U1 has 1GHz Cortex A8 processor with 512 MB DDR3 RAM.  Internal memory of this HCL tablet is 4GB and expandable memory through microSD card is 32GB. HCL Me U1 powered by 3500 mAh battery and VGA front camera.

HCL Me U1 Tablet

Features of HCL Me U1 Tablet:

  • Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System
  • 7 inch LED Capacitive Multitouch Screen
  • Cortex A8 1 GHz Processor with 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 0.3 MP Primary Camera
  • Wi-Fi and 3G (Supported via External 3G USB Modem)
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • Document Editor
  • 4GB Internal memory
  • 3500 mAh Lithium – Polymer battery
Advantages and Disadvantages of HCL Me U1 Tablet:

Pros of HCL Me U1 Tablet:
  • Good build quality
  • Full USB port
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
Cons of HCL Me U1 Tablet:
  • No Google play support- This means you cannot download any apps from Google play store
  • Below average sound output
  • Highly priced when compared with Micromax Funbook

Note: HCL Me U1 does not comes with support for Google play. However Google play can be installed by rooting the tablet and installing googleplay.apk.

HCL Me U1 Tablet Specification:
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • User Interface: ME Launcher User Interface
  • Sensors: Inbuilt 3-axis Orientation, Motion Detection Sensor
  • Processor: 1 GHz Cortex A8
  • RAM: 512MB DDR3
  • Dimensions: 192.8 x 117.28 x 12.53 mm
  • Weight: 300 g
  • Display:7 inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution:800 x 480 pixels
  • Display Features: LED Backlight WXGA Display, Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Brightness: 300 cd / m2, Multi Touch Screen
  • Primary Camera: 0.3 megapixels
  • Mail Features: Email
  • Document Support: Document Viewer , Document Editor
  • Battery:3500 mAh Lithium – Polymer
  • Wi-Fi: Yes , IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G: Yes (Supported via External 3G USB Modem)
  • Video Playback: Yes , Full HD Playback
  • Connectivity Features: 3G USB Dongle
  • USB: Yes, Mini USB
  • Audio Jack: 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
  • Other Features:Built-in Microphone, Inbuilt Mono Speaker System 1.0 Watts, Onboard Audio: In built on SoC
Cost of HCL Me U1 Tablet: HCL Me U1 Tablet price in India is ₹7,999.
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19 comments… add one

  • Anonymous

    does it has adobe reader and how to roo this tablet….. plz tell

  • Rahul Anand

    Can you please provide j how to root the device..

  • the tab sucks. I have tried a lot to root it but all my efforts went in vain.

  • Its a bullshit waste of money tablet. Why? Whats the use of android tablet when it does not allow you to access the android market, which is what the android phones are famous for?
    I insisit, they should in big bold writing mention this in the front cover that this tablet cannot access android market.
    FYI, I contacted their technical support and what they say is that hcl is not registered with google and hence android market is not accessible. WTF? Then Why do you not say this in you ads. Whats more irritating is that when you try to root this tablet, it has all kinds of restrictions in place, making sure you cannot enjoy the android part of this tablet in any ways. Bloody bastards…….Indian company is indian company………. I am shortly filing a case with my consumer forum regarding this………Thw worst thing is after you spend this 8000 bick,s you doneven get a phone, this piece of shit does not support cdma or gsm sim cards or bands……… what a ditch i am in now.

    • Hi Andrey,Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts here.I can understand your frustration. However, because of one product blaming whole nation is not fair. There are many good products. Some might not perform upto your expectation. I request you to not to complain all Indian companies.
      Coming to tablet, i have mentioned that this tablet do not support Google play. There is no doubt that it is big let down of this tablet considering the price tag.

    • Anonymous

      I purchased the same me U1,tab for it I purchased MTS blaze doungle Im facing problem that I can't download anything even meapps also, the technical person of Mumbai told me that MTS blaze won't work wit this tab & I have told to buy Tata Foton + foe it..plz help

  • Can anyone guide me to root the device?

  • Anonymous

    I got google play successfully installed on HCL ME U1 tablet. YOu need to get the googleplay.apk or com.android.vending.apk and put it in /system/apps folder (very important)
    Since you wouldn't be able to get access to /system/apps folder , you need to connect your tablet to PC (install meconnect.. you can get it from HCL support ) using USB . Install Android-sdk on your laptop. Go to android-sdk/platform-tools and run
    adb devices
    This should list some entry showing that your tablet has been detectd

    Then run adb shell
    You will get a linux console shell

    copy the google play.apk file or com.android.vending.apk file to /system/apps folder
    and reboot
    When the tablet boots , it will show a message first time as "google updating .." . Soon you will get the play icon .

    This worked for me .. and should work for others ..

    • how to get root access ??

    • google play is open now, in my hcl me u1 thanks a lot ..but i can't download anything .. an error comes ( error df- bpa- 13 ) …please lemme know how to get rid of this .


  • My u1 nw wnt hack it didnt spport any key. Which there involv n plz HLP ME. i cmULDn't do any thing becuse of hack reason

  • The ram specifications given by the factory is 512mb, the ram installed in the tab is around 280mb. You can even check it
    free ram+used ram…..the total doesn't give 512mb
    what the hell….is this HCL faking ppl….??
    Even after complaining about it to the hcl……poor reply escaping the complaint.
    M complaining this to gadget guru….

  • Anonymous

    HCL me u1 is one of the worst tablet in market. It says it is android 4.0 but it doesnt supprt android.. no market drivers etc. The tablet is not worth buying. My java phone is better than it. I talked to customer are people asking whu i cant install app from HCL me Apps they said go to settings and accept install from UNKNOWN SOURCES. It means the so called HCL me APPs is also not licensed it just some junk. And yes forget using maps and gmail in tablet. I have given the tablet to my dog

  • Anonymous

    Yes the tablet is rooted and can install Playstore in it
    Follow my blog

    First install Android Market


    Now Root your device


  • Anonymous

    does it support GSM?

  • can I buy this product friends ?

  • Anonymous

    Shoul I buy ME U1 or not….plzz suggest me frenz….????

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. It worked.

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