Intex I Buddy 7.2 vs Micromax Funbook Alpha: Budget Android ICS Tablet Fight

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Intex I Buddy 7.2 vs Micromax Funbook Alpha: Budget Android ICS Tablet Fight
Talking about the price-conscious Indian consumer market, the budget-friendly products are a sure success provided that they offer impressive features and the value for the money paid.

The local tech vendors have learned this strategy to taste success and have jumped to the bandwagon of manufacturing low cost Android ICS tablets to quench the needs of the massive consumer-base in the country.

Micromax, a leading Indian tablet manufacturer, who has released a series of tablets in the Funbook line-up has come up with Funbook Alpha priced at Rs 5,999 to give a competition to the other low cost Android ICS tablets in the market.

At the same time, Intex has also launched an affordable tablet dubbed as I Buddy 7.2 at a price tag of Rs 5,499 with similar specifications as the Funbook Alpha to pose a threat to Micromax.

If you are planning to buy a low cost Android ICS based tablet, here is a comparison between the two devices in order to ease your decision.

Dimensions & Display: While the dimensions of the Micromax Funbook Alpha remains unknown that of Intex I Buddy 7.2 is 194 x 120 x 13 mm.

Both the tablets are similar in this segment, sporting a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

Processor: Speaking of processor, both are powered by a single-core 1 GHz processor and Mali 400 GPU.

Operating System: Being budget devices, I Buddy 7.2 and Funbook Alpha are flavored with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Camera: On the camera optics front, the tablets are equipped with a 0.3MP front facing camera for video calling, however, they lack a rear camera of better resolution.

Memory:In terms of storage, the tablets have 512MB RAM and a micro SD card for expandable memory support up to 32GB. However, Intex offering scores more with 8GB internal storage while Funbook Aplha has only 4GB storage.

Connectivity: On the connectivity front, Intex offering is packed with features such as 3G through Dongle, Wi-Fi and micro USB 2.0 port.

In comparison, Funbook Alpha comes with such as Wi-Fi, 3G through dongle, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0 port.

Battery:Both the tablets are loaded with a 2,800 mAh battery.

Price: Intex I Buddy 7.2 and Micromax Funbook Aplha are priced competitively at Rs 5,499 and Rs 5,999 respectively in order to survive in the budget-conscious market.

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Verdict

Though both the tablets have similar specifications, hardware and operating system letting them offer more or less the same skin and user experience to the consumers, there are some minor differences between them.

When it comes to the Micromax offering, the tablet is pre-loaded with document editor, text editor and many other apps.

At the same time, Intex I Buddy 7.2 comes preloaded with various applications and games such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Cut the rope. 

Consumers concerned on the price of the tablet and looking for more memory options, can opt for the Intex I Buddy 7.2 tablet.

On the other hand, those who like to have Bluetooth connectivity can choose the Micromax offering.

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