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!
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.
There is no difference between the display. They both use a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 640 pixels.
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
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.
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.
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.
Both can give you a battery backup for about 4.5 hours.
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.
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.
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