Micromax Funbook vs. the competition: Specifications, benchmarks compared

Published Date
21 - Apr - 2012
| Last Updated
21 - Apr - 2012
 
Micromax Funbook vs. the competition: Specifications, benchmarks...

The battle of the budget tablets just got a whole lot sweeter with the launch of budget tablets powered by Google’s latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. Of late, we have seen quite a few Ice Cream Sandwich running budget tablets hit the streets such as the HCL Me tablet U1, Zync Z990, IBerry Auxus AX02 and the Micromax FunBook to name a few. All these tablets are priced below the Rs. 10,000 price tag.

If you were in the market to pick up one of these tablets, you are spoiled for choices. So, to help you with your buying decision, we have put together a quick look at the specifications, benchmark scores and some of the features of these budget ICS powered Android tablets. 

ParticularsMicromax FunbookHCL Me Tab U1Zync Z990iberry Auxus AX02
PriceRs. 6499Rs. 7999Rs. 8990Rs. 9990
Screen Size7-inch7-inch7-inch7-inch
Screen resolution480x800480x800480x800480x800
RAM512MB512MB1GB1GB
Processor1.22 GHz Cortex-A81GHz Cortex A8 CPU1.2GHz1GHz Cortex A8 CPU
Front Facing camera0.3MP0.3MPVGA0.3MP
Rear cameraNANANA2MP
Internal Storage4GB4GB4GB4GB
Expandable Storage32GB via MicroSD card32GB via MicroSD card32GB via MicroSD card32GB via MicroSD card
Ports/ConnectionDC in, Mini USB, Mini HDMI, MicroSD card slot and the headphones jackmini USB port, a headphone jack, microSD card slot, DC in and a full sized USB portDC in, USB hub, micro USB port, 3.5mm jack as well as mini HDMI outmini USB port, mini HDMI out, a headphones jack, microSD card slot, DC in
battery2800mAh3600mAh3600mAh4000mAh
App storeGoogle Play StoreNo Google Play Store. Hcl Me App storeGoogle Play StoreGoogle Play Store
3GYes via a USB dongleYes via a USB dongleYes via a USB dongleYes via a USB dongle
Wi-FiYesYesYesYes
BluetoothNoNoNoNo
Benchmark ScoresHigher is better
Quadrant1674117311561733
Antutu2702NA21482941
Linpack Single thread15.86NA7.0414.53
Linpack Multithread14.01NA613.58
GlBenchmark (Egypt Standard)4384NA15414265

 

From the above table, one thing is clear. The iberry Auxus AX02 is the best of the list as it has the highest capacity battery, very good benchmark scores fells really comfortable in our hands and above all is a good overall  performer. It is also the most expensive tablet on our list. Read a detailed review of the iberry Auxus AX02 here.

The iberry is closely followed by the Micromax funbook in terms of benchmarks. The device is the cheapest on our list and hence you may find the touch to be a little less responsive than the others but it is capacitive in nature nonetheless.

Coming in third is the Zync Z990. Its specifications are at par with the competition but its performance wasn’t at par with the other tablets on the list. Also read, Zync Z990 Review.

The HCL Me tablet U1 is the last tablet on this list for only one reason. HCL has decided to remove access to the Google Play Store and instead put up its own HCL Me App store. The advantage of this is that you don’t need to log in or have a Google account to access the store. The down side is the App store isn’t updated frequently enough and you don’t have access to all the latest apps. We wish that HCL included access to the Google Play Store along with its own app store. Read HCL Me U1 tablet review here.

Sameer MithaSameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.