So we have another competing Tablet “Karbonn Smart Tab 1” in the market and it is also running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In this rapidly growing need of Tablet and Smartphone’s, the manufacturers are pulling out products at very rapid pace. Within a week we have noticed launch of three tablets in the Indian Market and that too tagged with cheap prices.
HCL, Micromax and Karbonn, all of them are in the race to win and make profit out the huge market. We did compare Micromax Funbook and HCL MyEdu Tablets in our previous comparison and Micromax came up as a winner. But Karbonn Smart Tab 1 has challenged Micromax Funbook with their Smart Tab 1 ICS Tablet and we are here to compare and decide which one wins the race. So let us start with the comparison of Micromax Funbook Tablet and Karbonn Smart Tab 1.
Micromax Funbook Tablet VS Karbonn Smart Tab 1
Processor and Operating System: The processor and Operating System of both the devices are same. Both have 1.2 GHz Processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running.
Touch Screen, Display Size and Resolution: The Micromax Funbook and Karonn Smart Tab 1, both have 7 Inch Multi Touch capacitive Touch Screen. So no difference here as well. The resolution is also same in both the Tablets.
Camera: Ok here we have a big difference. The Funbook has a front shooter and that is a 0.2MP, while the Smart Tab 1 has a front camera of 2MP. And that makes a lot of difference. Karbonn Smart Tab 1 wins this part. There is no detail about the rear camera in Karbonn ST1 but we think the Tab will not have one.
Karbonn Smart Tab 1 has 2MP front Camera and so it wins.
RAM, Inbuilt Storage and Expandable Memory: RAM of Micromax Funbook is 512MB and it is also expected that Karbonn ST1 will also have 512MB RAM in it. Inbuilt Storage of Karbonn is also 8GB as compared to 4GB of Micromax Funbook and both can be expanded up to 32GB using microSD.
Karbonn Smart Tab 1 has more Inbuilt Storage, so it wins.
Sensors: Micromax Funbook has a Gravity and Accelerometer sensor while it is still unclear what sensors Karbonn will be carry. So cannot compare this part.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, HDMI Port, 3G (Via USB Dongle) and 3.5mm Audio Jack is common in both the Tablets.
Battery: Karbonn here takes away the show. It has 3700 mAh Battery which gives you 7 hours of Internet Surfing, 8 hours of Video playback and 25 hours of Music Playback with headphone. On the other hand Micromax Funbook has 2800 mAh Battery which gives you only 5 hours of Internet surfing. So the ST1 will surely last long as compared to Funbook.
Karbonn has better battery.
What’s hot in Micromax Funbook:
The Micromax of course here is leading with the price factor and the Education content it is offering.
Camera is not hot with Micromax Funbook and one of the major disadvantages is the Battery.
What’s hot in Karbonn Smart Tab 1:
As compared to Funbook, Karbonn ST1 has a better camera. Inbuilt Storage and battery power. These are considered very important part of any Tablet.
Compared to Funbook it will not offer education content and this is the only disadvantage of Smart Tab 1.
Comparison Table of Funbook VS Smart Tab 1
|Micromax Funbook Tablet||Karbonn Smart Tab 1|
|OS||Android 4.0 ICS||Android 4.0.3 ICS|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Cortex A8 Processor||1.2 GHz Processor|
|Touch Screen, Display Resolution, Size||7 inch Capacitive Multi Touch Screen with 800*480 pixel of resolution||7 inch Capacitive 5 point Multi Touch Screen|
|Camera||0.2 MP Front||2 MP Front Camera|
|RAM, Inbuilt Memory||512 MB RAM, 4GB Inbuilt expandable up to 32GB using microSD||512 MB RAM, 2GB Inbuilt expandable up to 32GB using microSD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, 3G (via USB Dongle), USB 2.0 port, HDMI||Wi-Fi, 3G (via USB Dongle), USB 2.0 port, HDMI|
|Price||INR 6,499||INR 6,990|
|Others||Educational apps||3D G-Sensor for Gaming Experience|
|Battery||2800 mAh Battery||3700 mAh Battery|
The competition is very tough between both the Tablets. Both have some advantages and disadvantages. But Karbonn still has one important thing to reveal and that is price. If they will offer the Smart Tab 1 somewhere around INR 7000 then that will be a good deal to go with as compared to Micromax Funbook. But considering the above specs and features offered by Karbonn Smart Tab 1 it surely is better than Micromax Funbook Tablet. So if you have not yet ordered Funbook then we recommend you to wiat a while for Karbonn to officially announce the pricing of the Tab. Do let us know which one you think is good to go with?
Update: Price Of Karbonn Smart Tab 1
Well i have personally confirmed the price of Karbonn Smart Tab 1 from their customer care executive and it is INR 6,990. Looking at the price and the features Karbonn is offering, the tab is a good to go deal as compared to Micromax Funbook Tablet. So if you have not yet decided then do not think anymore and go with Karbonn Smart Tab 1.
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