Micromax Funbook Review



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Micromax has tried to make a tablet too, the result is nothing but shortcoming and make me say “TERRIBLE”. The tablet just looks so cheap, fine release an affordable product but don’t make it so dull that the user does not feel like going back to it everyday. The built is such a huge disappointment that it is a turn off. Read on but don’t really read on. I mean it does not even have a SIM slot for god’s sake.
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Design

Frankly I am a fan of what Micromax does to their smartphones, the amazing series that they have released the past year, it’s just stunning. But the tablet is just a waste. The body is built with the cheapest possible plastic. This time when Samsung is killing the built quality (for a change, killing it in a good way) here is Micromax just making it pathetic. The navigation buttons are actually buttons not capacitive ones on the display. It comes in silver and black, but I hope it just did not come at all.

Display

The display might be the only “acceptable” thing on the Micromax Funbook. The 7 inch 480×800 pixels display looks just fine. It is pixilated to a great extent but then you cannot expect much more for this price. I hated the built so much because it does feel like holding a cheap plastic junk. With 133ppi pixel density, the detailing is just lower than average and it does not give much vibrant colors. Full HD playback? Forget about it. But overall the videos look pretty fine. Images look really distorted at times.
We wish there was more. Viewing angles are pretty terrible and one dimension, not helping the case when you read.

Camera

No primary camera on the Micromax Funbook but it does have a front facing camera for video calls. It is disturbingly noisy on video and images both. Don’t even worry about using it. But yeah last resort, you could even eat leaves to survive. I kind of have a personal disrespect for this tablet but Micromax I love.

Software

Android v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is the mobile OS on the tablet. It user interface is really ugly. The design principle though true to most Android devices, it looks just terrible. The cheap tones of color used, and then the random nothing but everything on home pages. It should have been atleast a satisfactory experience but no it is not. Google Play can give you only so much from its apps but they cannot do anything useful on this tablet.

Performance

A 1.22GHz single core processor powers this not so much of a beast tablet. It has 512 MB of RAM. They do not work in harmony. The overall experience just makes you want to break it. Against my iPad Mini I am like what the hell am I holding? I have an iPhone too but when I hold a Micromax smartphone it does not feel that terrible, but the tablet I got nothing to say. It comes with 4GB of internal space and expandable to 32GB. No NFC, NO blutooth- if you already have this kill the tablet man.

Final Thoughts

Actions speak louder than words- I will give this tablet for free if someone wants it. That should imply a lot on what my final thoughts are. If you just have that exact cost of this tablet and cannot buy a more expensive one, still DON’T BUY IT. Just don’t.

Micromax Funbook comes for Rs.3999

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ENERAL
Brand Micromax
Model ID Funbook
Color Slate Grey
Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex-A8
Graphics Dual Mali-400MP
In The Box Tablet, Charging Adapter, USB Cable, User Guide, Warranty Card
PLATFORM
Operating System Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Sensors Accelerometer, Gravity Sensor
MEMORY
RAM 512 MB
STORAGE
Internal Storage 4 GB
Expandable Storage Capacity 32 GB
Memory Card Slot type microSD
DISPLAY
Display Type 7 inch Capacitive Touchscreen with 800 x 480 pixels
Other Display Features Multi-touch Screen
CAMERA
Primary Camera 0.3 megapixels
BUSINESS FEATURES
Document Support Document Viewer, Document Editor
Other Business features Live TV
BATTERY
Battery Type 2800 mAh
Internet Browsing Time 5 hrs
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g
MULTIMEDIA
Video Playback Yes , HD Playback
Video Formats Supported MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, MOV, MKV, RM, RMVB
Audio Formats Supported MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV
CONNECTIVITY
HDMI Yes
Other Connectivity Features 3G Dongle Support via USB and Only Support Tata Photon Dongle
USB Yes, USB 2.0
DIMENSIONS
Dimensions 122 x 192 x 10 mm
Weight 360 g

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