According to the recent IDC figure, the Micromax has lifted up at the second position in the tablet sales, leaving Apple behind in the Indian market. Micromax’s regular push for low-cost tablets with the price less than ten thousand helped its upward journey in a market that has been traditionally held by Samsung and Apple.
One may argue that Micromax’s so-called affordable tablet comes with cheap quality hardware and runs out of functionality and power within a small period. However, we shouldn’t forget Samsung and Apple’s quality start with a price range of twenty thousand, whereas Micromax’s costliest tablet has a price tag of fifteen thousand.
Indian telecom companies are investing heavily on the 3G network penetration in the rural area. The data-centric network has been accelerating easy consumption of multimedia content. This has resulted in a surge in demand of big screen gadgets at the affordable prices. Over the period, the Micromax has built its own brand among masses of India. Micromax’s low tablets have been helping it to grab recent opportunity create from tier two and one city.
While there is stiff completion above ten thousand budget, then Micromax holds for under 10000 budget category with some affordable devices. I have picked up top 5 Micromax tablets under 10000 rupee budget as the Indian brand is a leader in this segment.
Micromax Funbook Mini P410
At the current market price of 8235/-, India’s homegrown tablet brand Micromax comes with calling option and dual SIM feature in the form 3G and 2G network support. Further, under the connectivity option you are benefited with GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth with USB Dongle access.
Micromax’s P410 is having a decent viewing angle and long lasting battery. To optimize battery usage, I would recommend the Battery Doctor App. It is wrapped up in a plastic body while you find button side by side.
The P410 sports a 7inch WSVGA display and 1024×600 Pixel resolution, limited to 16M color reproduction. Tablet Camera loads a 2 MP Autofocus rear camera, which can record a video with 1280×720 pixel in 3GP format. Since it is a tablet with 3G calling facility, hence you will find a VGA front facing camera optimized for 3G video calling.
The Funbook Mini P410 tablet is derived by a 1 GHz MediaTek Processor while there is 1 GB RAM along with 2 GB internal memory for multimedia storage and application installation. According to official listing, the 2800 mAh battery can backup up to four hours of browsing and six hours of talk time while you get around five days standby support on a 100% charging.
|Features||Android, Wi-Fi, USB2.0, Bluetooth, GPS; 3G 2G Calling Support|
|Screen||7 Inch, TFT, 1024×600 Pixels, 16M Color|
|CPU||1GHz Processor; 1GB RAM, 2GB Internal Memory|
|Camera||2 MP(P), 0.3 MP(S)|
The Mini P410i is an extended version of the first launch P410. While we find similarity in specifications, P410’s general functionality offers more robust and smooth operating during normal chores.
It runs on an initial version of Android Jellybean. According to the Micromax, there is no upgrade or rollout of a new OS version, so buyers will be restricted to the current version of 4.1.2. My pick is backed up by a MediaTek processor with clocks speed of 1.2 GHz alongside 1 GB RAM and 2GB inbuilt memory. Alike the Mini P410, it owns a 7-inch display wherein resolution is measured in 1024 by 600 Pixel and 16M colors. Micromax has compromised the display quality as overall brightness decreases compare its predecessor.
We find improvement in camera as the P410i lists a 5MP rear camera with 2 MP front facing camera. You can learn a typical Samsung style twist in the table camera’s generic configuration. Tablet’s rear camera is just fixed focus and grabs images without a flash. For front camera, the Tablet takes a leap than its predecessor as the Micromax has presented a 2MP camera with fixed focus. It is just a basic camera does OK in natural light, but low-light images horrify due to poor quality.
In battery segment, Micromax has stuck to 2800 mAh battery, which does require twice charging in a day when you are consuming multimedia data on 3G and 2G networks. A standard 4 hours of browsing and 6 hours of talk time are possible on a single charge, as confirmed by the brand.
At the multimedia front, the tablet supports HD video playback in MP4, 3GP, and MPEG 4 format while there is an extended support to multiple audio files and FM. Inbuilt speakers render extremely loud & clear sound – offers pleasant experience while watching movies or FM tuning.
Overall a classy table with good specifications and enhanced multimedia reproduction presents good value at the current market price.
|Features||Android, 3G 2G Calling, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0|
|Screen||7 Inch, TFT-LCD, 1024×600 Pixels|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Dual Core, 1GB RAM, 2GB Internal Memory|
|Camera||5 MP(P), 2 MP(S)|
Micromax Funbook P365
The Funbook P365 hosts Android Jellybean version 4.2.2 while you get a 7-inch display optimized with 800×480 Pixel resolution and 260K color. The tablet bags a dual-core processor, which is an A9 chipset from the Cortex. Moreover, it drives hassle free operations because of 1 GB RAM along with 4 GB ROM and 2 GB onboard memory.
Coming to the camera section, the Micromax Tab is packed with a 2MP primary camera and VGA front facing camera for video chat or 2G video calling. As like first two Micromax Tablets, the P365 owns a 2800 mAh battery that is sufficient enough for six hours of voice calling on the 2G network.
The Single SIM 2G network supported Tablet is neutralized with an Accelerometer aka G-Sensor to enhance the motion gaming. Under Multimedia, it lacks an FM, whereas the audio and video player packed up with standard audio and video files support.
You can choose this tablet from two available colors. Since black one is out of the market, you can choose Silver as it also looks glossy and stylish. Some of the online shopping websites are selling it with Android Gingerbread OS, whereas the latest piece in the market comes with Android Jellybean. So be careful with specifications, especially with operating system as you might find difficulty in OS upgrade.
|Features||Android, 2G Calling, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, BT 2.0|
|Screen||7 Inch, TFT, 800×480 Pixels|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 2GB Memory|
|Camera||2 MP(P), 0.3 MP(S)|
Micromax Duo P310
Backed up by Dual SIM on the 2G network support, the Funbook DUO P310 dons a Dual Core MediaTek processor, which clocked at 1 GHz while there is a 512 MP limited RAM and 2 GB hosted flash memory. You can capture an image with a 2 MP fixed focus camera or engage in a video chat session via a VGA front facing camera which resides on top of the screen.
The Micromax Tab P310 is powered by a 2800 mAh battery with 6 hours voice calling on the 2G network, as mentions at the official listing. Micromax has spiced it up with Kingsoft office program, which comes with a generic word, excel and PowerPoint features. Also, you get English and Hindi language support wherein application interface language can be changed from English to default Hindi.
The Funbook P310 features a 7 inch LCD TFT screen wherein 1024×600 pixel resolution and 16M presents true HD video. For device connectivity, you get Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro USB 2.0 and dual SIM with calling features.
I agree Micromax tabs are exposed to quality issues, but having all possible features on such low price cannot be ignored. This is a good tab with limited, but sufficient connectivity options.
|Current Price||4700 Rupees|
|Features||2G Network Calling, Android, GPS, BT, USB, Wi-Fi|
|Screen||7 Inch, TFT, 16M Color, 1024×600 Pixels|
|CPU||512MB RAM, 1GHz Dual core|
|Camera||2 MP(P), 0.3 MP(S)|
Micromax Funbook P280
The tablet is meant to be a good choice for first-time tablet buyers, a housewife or a school going kid. This is the most affordable tablet with all such feature which should list in a Tablet.
At the current price of just 4495 rupees, the Micromax P280 packs in a free leather case which comes with an embedded keyboard panel. User finds quite convenient to operate the tablet with the keyboard panel, which is essentially a traditional keyboard here. In the current form, it is an ultimate choice for school going kids.
The P280 runs on Android Kitkat with the initial version of the OS. For processing, the tablet lists 1 GHz single core processor with 1 GB RAM. Its TFT screen features a 7inch display with WVGA resolution and 260K color production. The processing centric tablet powered by a 512 MB DDR3 RAM and 1 GB RAM. Sadly it does have much to offer when it comes to the camera. Considering its affordability, the 0.3 inches VGA camera seems to be sufficient. Create an image gallery or song collection at hosted 4 GB ROM which can be expanded up to 32 GB with a MicroSD card.
Under connectivity options, there are USB 2.0, BT 4.0, G-Sensor, and Wi-Fi. For Internet connectivity, the tablet is optimized for a USB dongle access. While the first four Tablets can play only HD videos, the cheapest tablet in the list supports FHD video playback.
This is a class of the Micromax. I am really satisfied with this tablet. Recently I bought three pieces of the P280 as it was most suited and affordable birthday gift for my niece and nephew.
- 7-inch tablet
- FHD video playback
- Free leather case with keypad panel
- Price less than five thousand
|Feature||Android, No Calling, Wi-Fi, Dongle Support, USB 2.0|
|Screen||7 Inch, TFT, 800×480 Pixels|
|CPU||1GHz, 512MB DDR3 RAM, 4GB Internal Memory, 32GB SD Card Support|