India's revolutionary tablet is Funbook series. Funbook is the first branded tablet to price under budget category. Followed by this many Indian brands started to manufacture their own tablet. Micromax tablet has good opinion among users. Many professional reviewers too reviewed this tablet as a best one. So far there are five tablets released under Micromax Funbook they are:
(1) Micromax Funbook P300 - Rs. 6499
(2) Micromax Funbook Alpha P250 - Rs. 6299
(3) Micromax Funbook Pro P500 - Rs. 9999
(4) Micromax Funbook Infinity P275 - Rs. 6999
(5) Micromax Funbook Talk P350 - Rs. 7450
All the Funbook tablets run on Android ICS. Micromax Funbook Talk is the only SIM card enabled tablet with 2G calling facility. For other tablets you can use SIM cards by means of an external dongle but calling is impossible. You can use 3G dongles in all the Funbook tablets. I feel Tata Photon Plus setup is easy than others. I tested all these tablets using Tata Photon Plus mobile broadband and it worked well. I heard that Funbook supports Aircel dongle and I am not sure about it. Processor clock speed of all the tablets is 1.2Ghz except Talk and Alpha with 1GHz. Price variation depends upon some additional features and upgrades. Funbook pro is the costlier of all because its screen size is 10.1 inch while others are 7 inch tablet.
All the Funbook tablets have 0.3 MP front facing camera facility. I tried using Skype but it failed. Tablet becomes slow while running Skype application. I haven't tried video chat using this front cam. There are several demos available in YouTube for using Skype. Rear camera is available only in Funbook infinity with pixel 2MP.
Funbook Pro has got 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. Other Funbook versions have 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. This features make a huge price difference between Micromax Funbook pro and other versions.
Many users liked all the Funbook versions because of its unbelievable battery backup and hardware performance. Statistic claims that about 1 million Funbook tablets were sold everyday. There is no critical complaint filed against this tablet so far. Statistic says that, for every second there will be minimum 50,000 users accessing internet from Micromax Funbook. After the success this brand extended their product sales to countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Funbook tablets always receive positive reviews from every user. Only some user who used the tablets like Apple iPad will review as bad. When comparing tablets under budget category Funbook ranks top.
Here I have given the ratings of all the tablet considering hardware and software performance to the cost.
1. Micromax Funbook P300 – 4.5 out of 5
2. Micromax Funbook Alpha P250 – 3.5 out of 5
3. Micromax Funbook Pro P500 – 4 out of 5
4. Micromax Funbook Infinity P275 - 4 out of 5
5. Micromax Funbook Talk P350 - 3.5 out of 5