Micromax has added yet another Canvas series device to its portfolio after the Canvas Doodle 2 announced recently, this one is called Micromax Canvas Tab (P650) which is an 8 inch tablet with large battery and calling feature. The Micromax Canvas Tab 8 Inch is priced at Rs. 16500 which is a decent price point considering the specifications like 3G support, calling feature, 8 inch display and a quad core processor and 1Gigs of RAM.
It features an IPS HD display with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels display resolution and runs Android Jelly bean 4.2 out of the box. It also features FOTA or Over The Air (OTA) Updates which allow to update the software versions on the tablet itself without connecting it to a computer or taking it to the service center.
Micromax Canvas Tab Features and Specifications
8 Inch HD Display
Micromax Canvas Tab features an 8 inch IPS HD Display which makes it an apt device for surfing internet, watching movies, reading news, use as a Navigation device and enjoying pictures.
The 1.2 GHz quad core CPU with 1GB RAM, 16 GB Internal memory makes it a good candidate for multi-tasking, running productivity and office related applications and also makes it a good contender for mobile gaming device.
Strong Build Quality
Use of metallic shells (in Canvas Tab, Doodle 2 and Canvas 4) makes the Canvas series devices really good for durable usage and make them resistant to scratches, gives it a premium feel and nice aesthetics at the same time.
Smart Features & Connectivity
Smart features like looking away to pause the video playback, newer versions of Android like 4.2, connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G/ EDGE etc. makes the Canvas Tab a lucrative and feature rich offering. It also offers dual camera with a 5 MP rear and 2 MP front camera for video calling, video conferencing etc.
Specifications and Accessories
Summing up the specifications of the Micromax Canvas Tab, it features:
- 1.2 GHz Quad Core CPU by mediatek
- 1GB RAM
- 8 Inch IPS Display with 1024×768 resolution
- 3G Data connectivity with calling
- 4800 mAh Battery
- Dual Camera – 5 MP Auto-focus rear camera and 2 MP front camera
- 16 GB Internal memory with microSD card slot for expansion
- WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS
- Gravity Sensor
- Look away to pause video features introduces with Canvas 4 & Doodle 2
- Po-up video playback
- Free flip cover included with the Tablet
- Security and productivity applications pre-loaded
Pricing And Availability
Micromax Canvas Tab is launched in two colours, white and blue and is available at all leading stores at Rs. 16500. You can also buy Canvas Tab on Flipkart here.
Our Take On Micromax Canvas Tab
We think that Micromax is going in the right direction by creating its presence in every screen size segment. The addition of Canvas Tab (keeping the Canvas series branding) will help Micromax sell it with comparative ease. Also the improvement in build (use of metal) in its recent devices it a welcome step. However, the tab market is already fairly competitive in India. The Canvas Tab will have to face competition from other contenders like the Samsung Tab 2 and Tab 3 which are already present in the same size segment.