Micromax Funbook vs Aakash 2/UbiSlate 7Ci

Recently with the release of Aakash 2, the latest device from Ubislate has given some serious competition to Micromax’s Funbook Tablet. Aakash 2 is a initiative from the Govt. of India to bring about a IT revolution in India. While the Micromax Funbook gets beaten in the price area, the Aakash 2 gets beaten in the availability area. In this article we will be comparing Micromax Funbook vs Aakash 2/UbiSlate 7Ci.

Lets Begin! The battle of Micromax Funbook vs Aakash 2/UbiSlate 7Ci!

Processors

Aakash 2 is  powered by a Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1.0 GHz where as the Micromax Funbook is also powered by Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz. So we see Funbook is ahead of Aakash 2 by a speed of 200 MHz  This can be over ridden by rooting Aakash 2 and using apps like SET CPU to clock the processor at a higher speed. That again is an extra procedure and can even brick your device. So in this segment Funbook beats the Aakash 2.

Display

There is no difference between the display. They both use a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 640 pixels.

RAM

Again no difference in RAM too. Both are powered up by 512 MB of RAM

Internal Flash Memory

We again have a tie. Both have a internal memory capacity of 4 GB. That’s good for installing a lot of apps. This is because apps take quite a lot of internal spaces even if you install then in your SD card. Some cannot even be transferred to the SD card. So that’s a good point

OS

Both run on the  Android 4.0.3 a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich. We aren’t sure if these tablets will get an Jelly Bean update. If they do, that will surely improve the performance of the tablets because of the Project Butter. You can enjoy Google Now and lot of many other things. These will enhance the experience.

Connectivity

You can access the Internet only through WiFi in these devices.That’s a big disadvantage because in India people are not well versed with WiFi systems and we don’t have WiFi facilities everywhere in India.

If you want to access internet without WiFi, you would have to use a dongle with a SIM card inside. You can they enjoy 3G speeds in the tablet.

Camera

Both have a front facing camera. Aakash 2 has a VGA camera and Funbook has a 0.3 MP camera. Both are similar in quality.

Battery

Both can give you a battery backup for about 4.5 hours.

Price

Micromax Funbook is available for Rs. 6499. If yu are a student Aakash 2 will be available to you at a cost of Rs 1130 and if you want to buy it as a general public, you can own it for Rs 3499.

Verdict

We see that Aakash 2 is mostly similar to that of Micromax Funbook. We have also seen Funbook being able to play some of the advanced games from the Play Store. That means that Aakash 2 will also be performing quite good. Aakash 2 is offering you everything what the Micromax Funbook is offering but at a lower price. It has HD video play back, good processor, better RAM and all the minimal things that can run a tablet properly.

With this price Aakash 2 will surely be a success only if provided they don’t mess up the distribution part as they did last time. The tablet is available at the official website for COD.

If you have your own views and experience please share with us through the comment box.

4 thoughts on “Micromax Funbook vs Aakash 2/UbiSlate 7Ci

  • May 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm
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    Hi everyone i m a ubislate 7ci user and this comment is also posted from it. It was good however it does not have back camera but it is okay it can be easily connect to Internet by any dongle eg. Photon+. The processer was not to bad. But it have very low battery life that was a big disadvantage. It runs overall all the games and apps. It doesn’t have bluetooth and gps also. So in my veiw micromax wins

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  • November 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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    official website for COD !! What is it ? Is Aakash 2 really available ??

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    • November 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm
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      COD – Cash on Delivery-
      Yes its available but not at the subsidized rate ,but the commercial rates ie Rs 3499.

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      • November 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm
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        The rate of 7Ci is not Rs3499 but Rs. 4499. Rs 3499 is 7Ri, which resistive screen not capacitive.

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