Saturday, June 9, 2012

Which Low Cost Tablet to Buy Micromax Karbonn or HCL

My Advise is Forget the Naysayers
BUY MICROMAX FUNBOOK
AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR < 6000
Ra6499-649=Ra.5850

(ONLY ON indiatimes.com)
IN MARKET FOR 6500

Why? Read on

***NOTE OF CAUTION***

I am a Banker, not a Part of Micromax network/Salesman/Ad-man/PR personell, though a tech geek of 22 years experience, but above all,
I am a Pukka Bania !!!
and a 
PENNY PINCHER.
A reader of this blog, might think, that I am working/promoting/or pimping Micromax funbook.
I take no responsibility to any prospective buyer of the Tablet, if S/he buys a tablet and it turns out faulty, please check , double check and to quote akhilkapila
"By downloading(buying) the above rom(funbook) you agree that after effects of installing(purchase) the rom(funbook) will be your own liabiliy. I will not be held responsible for that."
                                                                       :) :D 

Step 1 

As soon as 6,499 TRENDED ON TWITTER, 
I skipped my idea of buying a smart phone and , I bought a simple micromax phone with dual sim X100 dual sim simple phone + a second hand Nokia N73 for an effective 5mp camera. Total hole in the pocket Ra1,400+Ra3,500= Ra 4900



Total Capex Ra1,400+Ra3,500+Ra5,841= 10,741.




And my ORIGINAL choice
BASED ON ONLINE COMPARATIVE REVIEWS
which are given below,
WAS Karbon Smart Tab 1


BUT now it isnt !!!

NOW IT IS MICROMAX FUNBOOK

Because today, I met Indranil Sadhukhan
a stranger to me, found at Hazra Bondel auto stand
He was holding a tablet and I asked him
"Which tablet is that?" I asked him. 
He replied "Micromax funbook".
I asked him, " any issues?"
He said "NONE"
He told me if I would download custom rom for micromax funbook online,
its camera and ram would improve.
Do that from the following site Only
excellent Custom Rom thanks to
akhilkapila
install v2.1
also from
same2same at android forums by akhilkapila
[ROM] Fun Series v1 - Custom Rom for Micromax Funbook ICS 4.0.3
This is a Custom Rom for Allwinner A10 based India tablet Funbook by Micromax.

A list of threads about Micromax Funbook in the 
Android Forums
Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Micromax FunBook
FunBook - All Things Root




Thing Digit Forums
Common wonderfull discussion board


out of which a wonderful REVIEW
THANKS TO tenida
PLEASE NOTE MOST OF THE GEEKS ARE 
FROM KOLKATA :-)))))
There is a link for verbatim 32gb usb flash pendrive
for those who want to go for it.

He was using it and had no complaints !!!
He used it for video chat and was happy.


Step 2


Research for Nokia Camera phones 2nd hand
Why N73 ?
bevause 93% opinion approves it
as a camera phone purely SEE THE PICTURES
Rates for nokia phones below Various  , N73  & Nokia c-5 (with specs)


Specification for Nokia5233 &amp; N73
12 Tips for Improving Camera Phone
Using the Nokia N73's camera


Remember the best OS for web 2.0 is Android
The best OS for Tablets & video streaming is ICS 4.0 & above
The best camera phones on earth are Nokia
The best lens on earth is Carl Zeiss
So
1 Always keep a basic dual sim pure phone with no frills.
2 A Nokia phone for shot and upload on twitpic/flickr.
3 Android Tablet for FREE APPS.


" IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN iPHONE , 
YOU ARE NEVER GONNA NEED IT "
And this wonderful blog with data and facts in
order to pinpoint that 

I must acquire a Nokia N73 SECONDHAND !!!


Now coming to Tablets



Step3

I had 3 tablets in my mind
Micromax Funbook
Karbonn Smart Tab 1
HCL ME U1
CONCLUSION BUY Micromax Funbook !!!
Micromax Funbook Android ICS 4.0 specs
review 3 ndtv gadget

Advice by shopkeepers, between Micromax and Karbonn go for Micromax as better service. Karbon has no customer support at all.

Available easily online Ra6k off line 6.5k
Shortcomings 

0.3mp vga camera
 2800 mAh battery that offers up to 5h browsing time
No bluetooth

Strongpoint

ANDROID MARKETPLACE AND ANDROID GAMING
4GB INTERNAL MEMORY

Great Gaming & streaming video experience

Karbonn Smarttab.
Karbonn SmartTab 1specs, Android 4.0.3 ICS-based tablet 
Review 1 newchip
Review 2 Review42
Review3 Nextaget



STRONGPOINTS

3700 mAh battery supports 7 hours
2mp camera (REPORTS ARE IT IS ROTTEN)
Android Market
8 gb internal memory


Shortcomings

not easily available
bad service support
Bad in gaming/ video
2mp camera has very bad reports(This being a deciding factor for this Tab)
NOT ADVISABLE AS IT IS HARDLY AVAILABLE ANYWHERE
Karbon is not easily available online or offline !!!
Though you see naaptol ads but thye never have stock.

HCL ME 
Thinkdigit review     priced 10k x1A2.3Froyo
fonearena reveiw      priced 10k x1 A2.3Froyo
technopundit review  priced 10k x1  A2.3Froyo
tvskyshop price priced 8 k 8k u1 A4.0.3 ICS
market quoted price 7.8k

STRONGPOINT
bluetooth

USB PORT for usb modem/data card

ADVISED BY SHOPKEEPER
BUY IT AT 7.8K WITH 1.2K KEYBOARD AND COVER WHICH CONVERTS IT INTO A LAPTOP


Shortcomings
No Google Play/ Android Market place.


BUT I DECIDE AGAINST IT BECAUSE, 


IT IS ANDROID 2.3 X1 ( online info somewhere mentions 2.3X1 and then somewhere U1 4.0 U1 is 4.0.3)

NO GOOGLE ANDROID MARKET !!! ANDROID KA ACHAR DALOON KYA ??
Difficult to load apps


Online comparisons


91mobiles.com Akash v/s Micromax v/s Karbonn edgy and not gullible .



geek person comparison Micromax v/s karbonn

Note internal memory for karbon specified as 1gb 8gb 2 gb is not clear anywhere
Confusion India Ltd



geek person Micromax v/s HCL ME

Conclusion

1. I found 1 satisfied user of Micromax Funbook , Indranil, he bought it Offline at Ra6500.he is a power user and geek so I can depend on his word, especially for his custom ROM tip.


2. It was so difficult to find Karbonn Smarttab online and no success offline.

3 HCL ME has no Google Play and Android Market !!! without Android Market, an Android Tab is a trash can.

4 Karbon Camera reports by all reviewers are bad, so the 2mp camera advantage is non-existent.

5 Funbook costs Ra500 less than Karbaonn Smart  Tab 1 ( 1150 cheaper online on indiatimes.com ) .

6 Service support survey for Karbonn is atrocius


7 Micromax has its own store in Kolkata.

My report buy Micromax Funbook, if your main motto is browsing and youtube, + solid gaming experience as reports recieved. 


 A SIMPLE LOGICAL BANIA BUDHDHI
Why are there small small videos
on every activity of Micromax Funbook and none
FOR SMART TAB 1 & ME ???

SIMBLE, PEOPLE HAVE USED IT
THOK BAJA KE VIDEO BANAYE HAIN
AGAR BAKI DONO TABLET MARKET MEIN HOTE
TABHI NA VIDEO BANTE :-))
JAB KISI KE PAAS TAB HAI HI NAHIN
TO GHANTA VIDEO BANWEGA ??

SAMJHE CHAPADGANJOO
DIKHAWON PE MAT JAO
APNI AKAL LADAO
FUNBOOK
BAKI ALL BAKWAS

SOME VIDEOS
 Micromax Funbook Hands On Review - iGyaan

 Micromax Funbook Full Review - iGyaan
 Micromax Funbook Unboxing and Hands on Review
 Karbonn smart tab1 review
 Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Review [OFFICIAL] HD
 KARBONN SMART TAB 1 Unboxing
 HCL ME TAB X1 Hands On First Look at New Delhi Launch - iGyaan.
 HCL Me Tablet
GADGETHON



 HCL Me Tablet X1 Unboxing Part 1
 HCL Me Tablet X1 Unboxing Part 2
 HCL Me Tablet X1 Unboxing Part 3

 Skype Video Calling On Micromax Tablet Video Demo
 How To Install Apps In MStore App On Micromax Android Tablet

 Angry Birds Game Demo on Micromax Funbook P300 Tablet Android 4.0 ICS
 Micromax Funbook P300 Benchmark Test Results & Score - Android ICS Tablet


  Micromax Funbook P300 Browsing Pinch to Zoom & Scrolling Experience



 How to Set Live Wallpaper on Micromax Funbook P300 Tablet
 Micromax Funbook P300 Front Camera App Demo Settings & Scene Modes


 Micromax Funbook Flash Websites Test
 How To Use a Pendrive with Micromax Funbook
 Charge Micromax Funbook Android Tablet With USB Cable
 Micromax Funbook Pen drive test
SAB THOK BAJA KE DEKHO
PHIT KHARIDO


 ME TAB U1: Review on CellGuru - NDTV Profit
Gadget Guru Review of all latest Tablets


Karbonn Smart tab 1 vs Micromax Funbook vs HCL ME
no video found

only this comparison is available

which is detailed
Though the comparitive review says buy Karbonn Smart Tab 1 , but 
I still believe Micromax funbook is advisable


The only thing to do now
Go HERE 
The Micromax Dealer in Kolkata

You can find yours
Better buy from authorised show room
Micromax World
Kolkata
STALL NO-225 S-F-METROPOLIS MALL -KOLKATA

Phone No. :03324367931,03324250480
Good Morning
Keep Smiling


available on indiatimes
delivery in 7 days
using icici/hdfc credit cards
you can pay in 3/6 interest free instalments
of Ra2163/Ta1082
If you pay upfront you get it for
Ra6499-Ra649=Ra5850
(this is the cheapest deal anywhere)
at 6499-649(10%)
if paid by card online upfront
At all other sites, you pay Ra6499, even at Micromax online store
or the brick and mortar store mentioned above.
Happy Funbooking

3 comments:

  1. Dear Readers,

    Hope you liked it.
    In case you find any inaccuracy please point it out bluntly.

    It would help public at large.

    Furthe in caes you buy a micromax-funbook
    The following link is a MUST BOOKMARK PAGE

    http://androidforums.com/micromax-funbook/

    READ EVERY POST IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE YOUR POWER USAGE OF THE TABLE

    Regards
    Venu

    #Technology should be Techno Logic and not Tech No Logic or Tech Old Logic #VenuQuote #Venuspeak

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