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Micromax has been soaring in the Indian smartphone market as one of the top sellers and has been putting up a great show against devices from Samsung and other domestic manufacturers. Now the maker of Canvas has launched the 8 inch tablet with voice calling facility called Canvas Tab P650 at Rs. 16,500 which is directly targeted against Samsung's recently launched Galaxy Tab 3 (311). Moreover, even sales of iPad Mini could be affected by this newbie from Micromax. The company already has a handful of tablets but this one is by far the best one that has come from the company with quad core processor and Android Jelly Bean 4.2 incorporated in it. It is available in 2 color variant: White and Blue.
Lets have a look at the specs of the device:
Micromax Canvas Tab P650 comes with an 8-inch multi-touch IPS display offering a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and features an aluminum body. It is powered by a potential MediaTek MT8389 quad core processor clocked to 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB DDR3 RAM. The device runs on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. The OS is upgradable via FOTA (Firmware Over The Air). The device houses 16GB internal storage capacity and also supports microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of expansion.
Moving on to camera, Micromax Canvas Tab P650is loaded with a 5MP rear camera with 720p HD video recording and the front facing camera comes with 2MP shooter. When it comes to connectivity, the tablet works on Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS / aGPS and it comes with a 3G support via a SIM card slot and has voice calling capabilities as well.
The tablet draws the power from a massive 4,800mAh battery that is said to offer five hours of browsing time on 3G.
The tablet comes pre-loaded with apps like Spuul, Opera Mini, M! Live, Music Hub and M! Security.
When one has to talk about features, the tablet comes loaded with Opera mini browser, Spuul to watch free movies online, Music Hub to get access to songs online and M! Live to download HD/premium games. The M! Security app lets you Back-Up the phone. It also comes with Look away to pause, Video pinning, pop-up browser and OTA update support similar to the latest Canvas smartphones.
After having a look at the specs of the newly launched Micromax tablet, it will compete with many tables in the market but among those the most prominent rivals would be recently launched Xolo QC800 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T311, Karbonn Smart Tab 8, BSNL Penta T-Pad WS802C DC Tablet and Byond Mi-book Mi8. However, since Micromax Canvas tablet is loaded with quad core processor it beats most of these tablets easily. All these tablets come with an 8 inch display but it's always better to have a look at the full details.
Have a look at the specs and price of these rival tablets along with the price in the slide below.
The device comes with a 8 inch Capacitive Touchscreen IPS display offering a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225Q Quad Core Processor coupled with a 1 GB RAM. Moreover, it runs on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. The device houses a 4GB on internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. One can find a 2 MP Primary Camera and 0.3 MP Secondary Camera fitted in the tablet and when it comes to connectivity, it features Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, USB and Bluetooth. It is powered by 4000 mAh Lithium - Polymer battery capable of offering 16 hours (2G) and 12 hours (3G) of talktime and 380 hours (2G), 360 hours (3G) of standby time. It is currently selling at Rs. 12,300.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T311
Equipped with an 8 inch WXGA display (189 ppi), the GALAXY Tab 3 311 comes with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It runs on the latest Android Jellybean 4.2 and packs a 1.5GHz Dual Core processor with a 1.5GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 16GB internal memory that can be expanded by up to 64GB with MicroSD card and 4450mAh battery. When it comes to connectivity, the 8 inch model will be available in two variants - Wi-Fi + 3G and Wi-Fi only. The device is currently priced at Rs. 24,500.
Karbonn Smart Tab 8
The device comes with a 8 inch Capacitive Touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual Core processor coupled with a 1 GB RAM. Moreover, it runs on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. The device houses a 4GB on internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. One can find a 3 MP Primary Camera and front facing VGA snapper fitted in the tablet and when it comes to connectivity, it features Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth. It supports 3G Dongle but doesn't come with SIM slot. It is powered by Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery and is currently selling at Rs. 6,599.
BSNL Penta T-Pad WS802C DC
BSNL Penta T-Pad is a bit older tablet in terms of OS however, it comes with a 8 inch Capacitive Touchscreen display offering a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor coupled with a 1 GB DDR3. It runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The device houses a 8 GB on internal storage capacity which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. One can find a 2 MP Primary Camera and 0.3MP front facing snapper fitted in the tablet and when it comes to connectivity, it features WiFi, HDMI, USB and Bluetooth. It supports 3G Dongle and 2G SIM slot. It is powered by a massive 5000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery and is currently selling at Rs. 8,600.
Byond Mi-book Mi8
Byond Mi-book Mi8This tablet features 8-inch TFT LCD Capacitive Touchscreen display with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution and is powered by 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 Processor coupled with 1 GB DDR3 RAM. The tablet runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. There is a 2 MP Primary Camera with Panorama Effect and a front facing VGA shooter in the tablet. Connectivity options include: WiFi, WiFi hotspot, 3G, GPS, USB and Bluetooth. There is a SIM slot present in the device as well. It is powered by a 4000 mAh Lithium - Ion battery capable of offering 10 hours (2G) and 6 hours (3G) of talktime. It is selling at Rs. 8299.