Every year Micromax launches new tablets that are totally focused on budget customers. Last month the Micromax Canvas P680 was made available in the market that features bigger display, better battery life, 3G voice calling, USB OTG and many more great features. Currently, it is selling online with a price tag of 9349 rupees.
The Tab is a perfect choice for media and entertainment needs. However, I seriously doubt that it will be able to perform as great as Micromax is promising.
In The Box: Tablet, Wall adapter, USB able, Screen protector, Earphone, OTG cable, User guide, warranty card and some other documents
Build and Design: The Micromax Tab P680 comes in really attractive outer shell. Its metallic back is supported by soft-touch rubber panels both from top and bottom. The top part of the back can be removed under which user will find slots to insert SIM and SD card. Soft touch keys are located on the display itself that prevents accidental taps while holding the tablet.
Display: The resolution of 1280 X 800 pixels provides a decent user experience considering the price, which flies below 10000 rupees. Micromax deserves a great appreciation for putting an IPS panel on this tablet that offers good viewing angles and high contrast ratio. The colors are slightly shifted towards blue tint, but that is not easily noticeable.
Operating System: You might face memory leakage problem on this tablet as it runs on bug infected version of Android Lollipop. Some modifications have been done to the user interface, but user experience will remain mostly stock. This tablet is loaded with many bloatware though good thing is user can uninstall most of these unaccepted third party apps.
CPU: The quad-core 1.3 GHz processor sitting on a MediaTek chipset does not seem to be offering enough processing power to run this device smoothly. In most cases, 1GB of RAM falls short and users face frequent lags and frame drops. You should avoid buying this tablet if primary concern is multitasking or gaming.
Gaming Performance by this Micromax Tablet
I am really disappointed with gaming performance of the Micromax Canvas Tab P680. Only low graphic intensive games like Temple Run 2, Subway Surfers and Smash-Hit are playable on this device. Games like Asphalt 8 and NOVA 3 will result in frame drops and stuttering problem.
Sound Quality: The Micromax Tab P680 features dual stereo speakers at the back, which are really loud during music and video playback. You will not find any kind of distortion while playing audio of all frequencies. However, the audio does get muffled when the tablet is placed on a flat surface.
Camera: There is no point of criticizing Micromax for putting a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera on this device. Tablets are generally not meant for photography. You will hardly find someone walking on the road, holding a large tablet in his hand and capturing photographs. The camera interface of the Tab P680 is much simple to operate. It also comes with some extra features like Panorama Mode and HDR Mode.
Connectivity and Sensors: It is a dual SIM tablet and also supports 3G networks, which means you will be able to enjoy high-speed internet even when you are outdoor. The Micromax P680 supports voice calling and OTG connectivity. The list of sensors of this tablet includes Accelerometer, Light and Proximity Sensor.
Battery: Considering the fact that people do not use tablets as often as smartphones, you can easily get around two days power backup with the 4000 mAh battery of this tablet. The wall adapter that comes along is rated at two Amperes, which means it will not take more than 2-3 hours to fully charge this device.
- Sturdy design
- Voice Calling and 3G support
- Dual SIM
- OTG support
- Stereo speakers
- 2 Ampere charger
- External storage can be used as default write disc
- Not good for multitasking
- Operating system takes a lot of space
- Lacking 4G LTE support
Verdict: The Micromax Canvas Tab P680 is certainly not a performer. It is a decent choice for the regular usages to bring productivity in personal and professional life. If multitasking and gaming are not the main requirement, then it is the best table one can buy this month.
|OS||Android Lollipop 5.0|
|SIM||Dual, GSM, 3G+2G|
|Processor||Quad core, 1.3 GHz|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 32GB SD card Support, USB OTG|
|Screen||8 inch, HD, 800 x 1280 Pixels, IPS LCD, 189 PPI|
|Camera||5MP[P], 2MP[F], Digital Zoom|
|Battery||4000 mAh, Li-Po, Non-removable|
|Connectivity||BT 4.0, USB 2.0, FM, 1G, 2G, 3G, Voice Calling, Wi-Fi, GPS (A-GPS), Audio Jack 3.5mm|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Light, Proximity|