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Micromax Funbook P300 Vs HCL MeTab U1 Tablet Comparison – Specs & Features

The Indian tablet market is more found of the cheaper handy tablets, thanks to Aakash that everyone thinks that tablet PCs are cheaper and those who have launched tablets with higher price tags with good features makes them to think that they are overpriced. The recently announced Micromax Funbook P300 has impressed many of the users of start and it’s a handy tablet as well. HC MeTab U1 too is an existing player in the market and they too have series of tablets available in the market.

Micromax Funbook vs HCL MeTab U1

Both Micromax Funbook P300 and HCL MeTab U1 tablet come in the same line of education focus as their prime promotion and here in this article we will go through the comparison of both the tablets in detailed accordingly specifications and features wise. We will go through in detailed comparison of the two tablets.

Table of Content


Operating System Comparison

Micromax Funbook P300 – Android 4.0 OS
HCL MeTab U1 – Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS

We know that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest operating system released by Google and Android 4.0 devices right now market are very less, this makes Funbook very interesting as the devices comes with pre-installed Android 4.0 OS. This will certainly boost Micromax tablet but HCL MeTab U1 just comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS which is certainly not the best for tablet (Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is for mobiles phones only).

We just loved Android 4.0 on the Funbook P300 tablet and its quite wonderful operating system for tablet.


Processor Comparison

Micromax Funbook P300 – 1.2 GHz single core processor, 512 MB RAM
HCL MeTab U1 – 1 GHz Single core processor, 512 MB RAM

Both Funbook and MeTab U1 comes with ARM A8 processor but Funbook is clocked at 1.2 GHz and HCL MeTab is clocked at 1 GHz and this makes a little difference in the specs of the tablets. Both devices are equipped with 512 MB RAM as well to compute operation faster which is certainly must be atleast 1 GHz for tablets. So in the processor comparison Funbook takes edge cut from the HCL MeTab.


Display Screen Comparison

Micromax Funbook P300 – 7 inches
HCL MeTab U1 – 7 inches

The Micromax Funbook and HCL MeTab U1 both comes with 7 inches touchscreen display. Funbook provides a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and same is the case with HCL MeTab U1 tablet. The good thing is that both the tablet comes with TFT capacitive touchscreen display providing 16 million colors.


Camera Comparison

Micromax Funbook P300 – Front Facing VGA Camera
HCL MeTab U1 – Front Facing VGA Camera

Both the tablets, since they are targeted at a very cheaper price and they mainly come to student for education purpose, it’s quite common to see VGA camera available on the front and both don’t have a rear side camera. Other factors why then don’t come with rear camera is the price what you pay for these tablets.


Battery Comparison

Micromax Funbook P300 – 2800 mAh battery
HCL MeTab U1 – 3600 mAh battery

A battery backup can play substantial role in the device performance and entertainment that you can extract from these devices. Longer the battery backup, the better is the results of the tablet. Funbook comes with 2800 mAh battery and HCL MeTab U1 with 3600 mAh battery which is quite better than the former one.


Storage Comparison

Micromax Funbook P300 – 4 Gb internal, 32 GB via microSD card
HCL MeTab U1 – 4 Gb internal, 32 GB via microSD card

Both Funbook and MeTab U1 comes with 4 GB internal storage capacity and have a micro SD card slot by which users can pump in extra 32 GB of maximum storage using the micro SD card.


Education Content Comparison

HCL has different plans for different MeTab that they have launched and MeTab U1 their cheapest in the line doesn’t come out with any of the education content. Its higher version K12 comes with various course material from lower classes till 12th at Rs 3,500 extra for content. Comparatively Micromax has better plans for their content as it comes with Vriti marketplace for content where in users can download content and material from various publishers priced from Rs 50 till Rs 1,000 for each.

It’s clear that Funbook by Micromax offers more scalable and independent plans while HCL tablets forces you to buy content compulsory and if you are studying class X then lower class content is of no use for you.


Price Comparison

Micromax Funbook  – Rs 6,500
HCL MeTab U1 – Rs 8000

Funbook tablet is priced at Rs 6500 and MeTab U1 is priced at Rs 8,000. In terms of the price comparison, we can clearly state that Micromax Funbook is the clear winner though it has same hardware as that of HCL and the devices also has better output features.

Verdict

We haven’t tested HCL MeTab U1 tablet but we have performed various features check out, hardware check out of Micromax Funbook and here is what we have come to conclusions –

Funbook takes the lead from front in various specifications such as price, education content offerings, processor and operating system.

HCL MeTab U1 just wins in the battery backup which is just higher than the other one here. So we see few advantages of using HCL MeTab U1 and lot many advantages in buying Micromax tablet.

Overall we find a lot many advantages of buying a MicroMax Funbook as it comes with toll free helpline supports and various other features mentioned above which can easily take the other tablets go down in the near price range of Rs 10,000. Further more if you are looking for other tablets below Rs 15,000 then you have a better options to go with a better choice on your hand, check out our article on best Android tablet below Rs 15,000.

We did a hands on review with the Micromax Funbook and it goes here –
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68HAl23OKZY
Hand-on here
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZyhvbvRos

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. virtualmonkey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    p 300….battery not good in the sense low capacity

  2. virtualmonkey

    July 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    p 300….battery not good in the sense low capacity

  3. Jyoti

    April 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

    HCL U1 come with Android 4.0.3 not with Android 2.3

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