Just Another Tab

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - By Nidhi Sin­gal

MI­CRO­MAX'S CAN­VAS series now in­cludes an 8-inch tablet with calling. Open the black box and the first thing that will catch your at­ten­tion is the ex­tra tablet cover. The tablet slides into the plas­tic trans­par­ent case and this adds to the over­all weight. A flip cover, that seems in­spired by the orig­i­nal iPad case, is at­tached to this. This case has ridges that can be folded at par­tic­u­lar an­gles to be­come a stand for hold­ing the tablet in land­scape mode. Very thought­ful in­deed.

The tablet has ports and but­tons on the top and right. The built qual­ity is sturdy and does not feel like cheap plas­tic. It pow­ers on to the reg­u­lar An­droid in­ter­face. Im­ages and text don’t ap­pear all that sharp on this 1024x768p dis­play. So the mul­ti­me­dia ex­pe­ri­ence is also very av­er­age.

The tab comes with the reg­u­lar set of apps. It has free trial games and some pre­loaded apps like King­soft Of­fice, plus Mi­cro­max se­cu­rity and a cu­rated Mi­cor­max app store. This tab run­ning An­droid 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) has got a 1.2Ghz quad-core chipset from Me­di­aTek with 1GB RAM. It comes with an in­ter­nal stor­age of 16GB and sup­ports an ex­pand­able mem­ory of 32GB. It han­dles most of the op­er­a­tions smoothly but we no­ticed slight lag when heavy graphic apps are launched. At times, the screen re­sponse was slow. The 5MP rear cam­era was just about av­er­age. We got close to six hours of bat­tery life on a sin­gle charge.

SPECS: 1.2GHz quad-core pro­ces­sor; 1GB RAM; 16GB on­board stor­age; An­droid v4.2.1; 8inch dis­play; 5MP rear cam­era; 4800 mAh bat­tery

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