Review: Micromax Funbook- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet




Micromax has launched a entry level Android tablet named Funbook. Vowed as the game changer in the low cost Android tablet segment. The Funbook sports the latest version of the Android OS i.e., Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is the main USP of the tablet. 
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The tablet is targeted towards the youth which promises to provide all the study related material right on their Funbook. The Funbook tagline is quite interesting that clearly tells the tablet is for education cum entertainment purpose. Micromax has tied up with various big publishers to provide study material, e-books and has got more than 500 courses ranging from Class I to degree level. 

To make sure that you don't get bored with the tablet, Micromax has partnered with BIGfilx to bring all the latest movie flicks into your palm and you get 30 days free access which enables you to download as much movies as you want in the free period. If you get bored with movies, you can always download a game to play on your Funbook. Overall its possibly impossible to get bored with a Funbook in your hand. 

The weight of the tablet or rather the lack of it is the first thing one would notice as soon as it gets in the hand. The Funbook is quite slim, and portable enough to slide in your back pocket easily. The tablet runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which enables the users to get the optimum Android experience with whole lot of apps available to download through the Android Market.

Specifications:

Processor 1.22 GHz Cortex AB ( Dual Mali- 400 2D/3 GPU for Multimedia Processing)
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Screen Size 17.78cm Capacitive Touchscreen (Multi Touch, Pinch Zoom)
Camera 0.3 VGA Front camera
Memory 4GB Internal (Expandable upto 32 GB)
512 MB RAM
Video HD Video( 2160 Pixels)
MPEG2/4, AVI, WMV, MOV
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Accelerator Sensor
Battery 2800 mAh, Browsing Time - 5 Hrs.
Connectivity 3G Dongle Support via USB,
HDMI output
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, USB 2.0


Pros:

      • The tablet is priced at Rs. 6499, that makes it a steal.
      • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet
      • Various services like BIGFflix, Live TV and E-learning app. 
      • Tata Photon 3G Dongle comes bundled with the tablet and has 1 GB of Free additional downloads for the first two months. 
      • Good Battery


Cons:

      • Only a VGA front facing camera, No high resolution back camera.
      • No Mobile Connectivity or 3G. ( i.e., can't use it as a mobile phone.)
      • Low Internal Memory, only 4GB



My Verdict: The Funbook tablet is the best that you can get in the market at such a low price. Its gonna rule the low cost segment of the tablet till there is no better competitor. I will give it 4.0/5 keeping in mind the price of the tablet. 

Micromax Funbook Reviewed by Suroor Wijdan Rating: 4.0






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