Spice Mi 720 Tablet Review

Spice Mi 720Indian manufactured tablets are real cheap and make a big deal. In competition market of tablets when Reliance tablet was launched we thought that it is the cheapest tablet available in the Indian market. One week after, Bharti Airtel announced the Beetel Magiq tablet which outburst as the cheapest Android tablet in India. The news of Beetel Magiq tablet and Reliance tablet are not more than a month old and Spice Mobile has mounted a strong challenge with the new Spice Mi 720 tablet.

To start with its configuration it has got 7 inches HVGA touchscreen display with 800 x 480 resolutions and with multi-touch input method. It runs on Snapdragon S1 800 Mhz processor which delivers a seemingly faster app loading and browsing experiences. It includes 168 MB of RAM along with that it includes 4 GB of ROM memory.

This tablet supports 3G and so it can also be used as a smartphone to make calls via SIM card. Spice claims that it can deliver superior graphics quality with the addition of Adreno 200 graphic processor. The inclusion of 3G means that you can bag a top speed of 7.2 Mbps using the HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps data speed on browsing, mails and download on this tablet. Along with that the connectivity options included in this tablet are Wi-Fi, GPRS with EDGE technology. The Bluetooth 2.1 can be used for wireless file transfer. The addition of USB tethering and Wi-Fi tethering means that you can create your own wireless network. The AGPS added to this tablet provides GPS navigation.

It includes 2 mega pixel camera on rear side and a VGA camera on the front side which can be used for video calls and video chat. One thing I must clearly say that Indian manufactured tablets mostly comes with Android 2.2 and 2.3, the Spice Mi 720 is on the same lines with Android 2.2 Froyo operating system.

Spice Mi 720 adds gravity sensor which goes through shift in position, tilting and other inclination with respect to the earth. This allows users to play games such as racing by tilting the tablet back and forth, left and right. This tablet also includes a memory card slot where in you can insert your microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of memory. Apart from that it includes 155 MB as the internal storage space. This tablet can perform task like online gaming, downloading multimedia files, video playback, audio player and various other functions. it includes a supported HTML browser with Adbove Flash Player for uninterrupted streaming of online videos from YouTube. Along with that Android Market is tip away from downloading various application on your tablet.

The Spice has powered this tablet with 4200 mAh battery. And it with that battery fully charged you would be able to get 7 or 8 hours of battery on a single charge.

Spice Mi 720 tablet is available for online purchase at Letsbuy.com which is the only vendor selling it. It’s priced at Rs 11,990 and offers cash on delivery option with delivery in three to five working days. Along with that its comes with one year full warranty on the tablet and six months warranty on the accessories.Spice Letsbuy listing

In many ways, by going through the specifications of this tablet, Spice Mi 720 clearly dominates Reliance tab and Beetel Magiq.

105 Comments
  1. Reply Masood July 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    relince tab mujhe kharidna hi koi batae ke ye kaisa tab hai kya is men sab sim supporet karte hai

  2. Reply amit chauhan May 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I bought the tablet it was hang a day twice and there is no video calling in this
    can anyone suggest me how to face the hanging problem
    and please only expert can answer me

  3. Reply ankit vasudeva May 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I AM PLANING TO BUY A PHONE SO I THOUGHT OF BUYING IT PLEASE TELL KI YE PH KI TARAH TO THEEK KAAM KRTA H NA??? JUST 4 CALLING ND MESSAGING??

    • Reply Anand June 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      han bilkull

  4. Reply vinoth May 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    war do i purchase it in chennai

  5. Reply kapilal April 15, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    ye spice chor company he costumercare per bbat hone ke bad koi bhi samadhan nahi hota he so if you a make mistake purchage spice brand.to bhaiya apne jehan me te baat likh lo ki aap ek unbranded chinees item khareed rahe he
    i suggest you can not find service from this local company ye local he local he local he
    kapil

  6. Reply rohit March 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

    i am used Spice Mi-720 tab please help me how to connect my tab mobile in pc please Give me Spice Mi-720 any Software & Drivers link….

    Regards
    Rohit Hans
    9891756179

  7. Reply Mirwais March 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Hello everyone!

    I bought a tablet Mi720 but the problem is that it suddenly stops working and hangs up and nothing then works. I think it might be a software problem. Can anyone guide me how to fix this?

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  9. Reply abhishek chatterjee December 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    is this offer available in EMI scheme ? and if it is ..then wats the payment structure on this site. I will be really grateful,if some one informs me abt the payment structure.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel December 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      No detail of EMI scheme on this, contact retail store for EMI.

  10. Reply mozammil December 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    how to open back cover in spice tab mi720.please suggest me advice

  11. Reply jugal November 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Hi Frnds i bought this tab on 14th nov and since then i am not happy with my tab.It hangs alot and then i need to press reset button.Very low memory of 166 mb .Battery back up is good.
    Gmaes hang alot .Browsing speed over 2g network is grt .
    Camera is average
    .I wish insted of buying this why i didnt buy samsung tab with all great feature.
    It wont support Vodafone 2g network only support airtel and idea.
    touch is good and sound and video play pack is very good.
    but dont have any option of video calling and voice chat.
    If u wana buy a tab then plz dont go for it,dont waste your money for such a garbage .

  12. Reply sourav November 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

    how can i do video chat from spice mi tab 720

    • Reply Yogesh Patel November 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Open you secondary camera using any video chat application and you are ready to use

  13. Reply sourav October 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Can Anyone please tell me about the Mercury mTab. How is it feels to use one? how is the performance? what you can do with it & what you can not? what are the drawbacks? etc.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

      We haven’t covered about Mercury mTab and we would go through it soon along with its comparison with other tablets.

      • Reply sourav October 20, 2011 at 7:43 am

        Thank You.

    • Reply vijay mistry October 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Sourav,
      have bought the mtab. a good device, this is money this value for money.skype video calls are crashing. but can make voice call.

  14. Reply basu saxena October 17, 2011 at 1:41 am

    in this product mi-720 company supply a very very cheap product

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Accepted fact and so is the price of the tablet.

      • Reply sankar June 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        No os upgrade support

  15. Reply Praveen October 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Yogesh,
    am planning to buy this tab.
    My usage are MS Office applications (doc, ppt) along with internet browsing. is it worth for me to go about it? is the tab gonna hang coz of less RAM? would like know your opinion…if alternate tabs(3G) in same range are there please suggest.
    thanks in advance,
    Praveen

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

      You can ready out comments here and furthermore check out this product on your hands at some store. If you feel that is well and good for your work then go with it.

  16. Reply Tharun October 15, 2011 at 4:37 am

    also please suggest a tab with voice call,video call, gps,a-gps , capacitive touch screen

    by d way lowest priced one please :D

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 15, 2011 at 9:19 am

      There are lot many low priced tablets below 15k, we have gone through comparison articles for few of the tablets available in India, check out our portal.

  17. Reply Tharun October 15, 2011 at 4:33 am

    one aspect of this tab that dint get any mention is the gps of this device
    does it work fine?
    please do comment on that owners
    n also wat about d performance?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

      GPS is dependent on Google Maps. Accordingly to the price its worth of the performance.

  18. Reply Manish J October 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I had bought this tablet from Flipkart on Sept 30. I found that the androidmarket does not allow several apps to be downloaded on this tablet like skype for video calls, etc. After working for about a week the WiFIi has run into problems and is not getting enabled. Neither is the WiFi tethering getting enabled. The service centre has certified problem as pertaining to the hardware and the dealer needs to be approached for a replacement. The orginal manufacturer of this device is unknown and quality of this low priced tablet remains suspect.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel October 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

      That is where those tabs are limited when compared to higher price tablets. I am not saying to go with any higher priced tabs but the fact is lower priced tablets comes with same features just which you have experienced.
      BTW,
      the Flipkart has 30 days replacement warranty. Go with it.

  19. Reply suniel October 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Mobile Tv can work on this tab?

  20. Reply Vinod October 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    but this table is out of market all of sudden, i searched today all over but could not find it, even online shore such as flickrart etc shows “out of stock”, i went to spice showroom, but even they dont have any idea.

  21. Reply Vaibhav Sharma September 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I bought Mi-720 recently.
    It is a great device but there are a few issues
    1. Wifi does not have an option for connecting to proxy, even though a friend also has mobile running “Froyo 2.2.2″ and he has that option.
    2. Applications that are downloadable on my friend’s mobile running froyo 2.2.2, show unavailable on the android marketplace for Mi-720. I would like to install sygic but it wont.

    I guess custom roms will fix it. Now just waiting for developers to get their hands on it.

    RomManager also doesnot support this, that’s acceptable since its a new device.

    A wonderful device otherwise. A good buy.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Vaibhav Sharma for putting forward the pros and cons.

  22. Reply nagendra September 28, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Hi, As per the spiceglobal site this tab has 2GB RAM and 4GB ROM, but in some sites they have mentioned that it has only 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM. Which information is correct? How to check whether it has 2GB RAM and 4GB ROM?

    • Reply Asif October 12, 2011 at 2:14 am

      Actually, it has only 161 MB RAM. Chk App Quick System Info in Android Market! I spoke to FLipKart replacement department, and they say 256 MB, but some RAM extracted for Phone Contacts and messaging.

      • Reply Yogesh Patel October 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

        As always some of the RAM is eaten up by the processor, so that doesn’t count. Like in PC if you have 512 MB of RAM, it will show only 488 MB, the same is the case here, but there is much difference from 256 to 161.

    • Reply ravi kumar October 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      2Gb vs 2 GB For those who don’t understand the difference between 2Gb and 2GB.
      2GB = 2 GigaBytes ie 2048 MegaBytes(MB)
      on the other hand
      2 Gb = 2 GigaBits ie 256 MegaBytes(MB) [ 2048/8 = 256 ]

      as 1 Byte = 8 bits

  23. Reply aravind September 28, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Does it support HD video play back? 720p or 1080p?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

      What more you can expect from a 12,000 tablet?? Even though they specify in specifications, but in reality with those tablets its not at a possible to get 720p or 1080p HD video playback.

      • Reply aravind September 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

        yogesh, even mercury mtab which is 9,500 only has video playback of 720p.

  24. Reply jojo September 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I got this tab too. Turns out it cannot support video chat and video calls. Confirmed with the spice service center. i managed to install skype 2.1 for android (search for apk on google) but cant make video calls, voice calls work fine. Market will not allow you to download video apps as this tab doesnt support that feature. Try to find the apps apk online.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

      Thanks jojo for giving a brief insight on what is possible with this tablet.

    • Reply Dr Pramod Kashyap October 6, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Have u tried Nimbuzz ?

  25. Reply rishi September 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

    hi, i just brought one for my wife. but i dont know how to put in my gsm sim card into it. do i have to cut my sim like one has to do for ipad?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

      I don’t think you have to cut your SIM card. For brief procedure check out the manual guide provided with the kit or else if that not helps you out then contact the customer care of Spice.

      • Reply Nirav September 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

        Can we use 2g gprs on this tablet for browsing?? Wht abt browsing speed??

        • Yogesh Patel September 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

          Yes, you can.

    • Reply ashish September 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Rishi,
      i have this tab and you can insert the normal sim in it, i used bsnl 3g normal sim, but for ipad it is known as micro sim which is not needed.

      ashish

    • Reply Asif September 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      To insert sim, open the sim card slot lid at the bottom of the device. Push the sim card in with the contacts facing down and the trimmed edge going in first. You then just have to push it in until there is a click sound. This device has very low internal memory and plus I am not able to play games well. It does not support Skype on android as I also found out. What good are 2 cameras if you cant load skype? The only thing good about it is the internet.

      • Reply Yogesh Patel September 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

        Thanks for feedback. Greatly appreciated.

  26. Reply Karthick September 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    what about the music output quality and video clarity

  27. Reply Tarita September 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Its a wonderful tablet…..features are nice……………only thing that i dint liked about the device is its heavy weight

  28. Reply shaney September 25, 2011 at 12:35 am

    can i make video call on it with skype..?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      yes you can make the video call!

      • Reply shaney September 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm

        thanks NEAL..

      • Reply ashish September 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

        I bought this tablet from saholic, but i am not able to download skype, it says unkown device,
        Also this tab comes with google talk but that only supports text chat, no voice or video calling.

        I dont know whether this tab can do voice/video chat.
        let me know how ti install skype so that i can do video chat.
        regards,
        ashish

        • Yogesh Patel September 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

          So did you contact the customer care of Spice?
          According to its specifications it has front camera so its possible to do video calls.

          Contact Customer Care since its under warranty.

        • ashish September 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm

          They do not have any customer care so i contacted service centre and they told they will check with company and will come back, they do not technical details.

        • Yogesh Patel September 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

          Does the kit contains any manual guide?

        • ashish September 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

          Worst manual ever seen.

          ashish

        • Yogesh Patel September 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

          What more you can expect from cheap tablets.
          Good that they have a manual, I thought its not included in the kit.

        • anildeco October 3, 2011 at 1:38 am

          i have use this tab mi 720 not any option make video call i cotact cos…care not sati..answar
          company amplow can not say v..call yes/no he say download a software for v..calling but this local tab not suport
          application. so company is cheeting
          i suggest purchage branded tab all max.. app suport or normaly function work direct
          itna time kharab karne se better he 10000 appx extra dekar samsung/any branded company ka tab le
          thanks

        • basu saxena October 17, 2011 at 1:28 am

          all tab user spice mi-720
          its not a branded tab no software found in box not suport videovall not allow application android market
          sugest…please dont westtime with this local more local tabe extra pay & satisfied with samsung,apple ets
          i sugest ….no need purchage this local spice product with launch this product company loose our market
          reasion company empl..not known this products
          company direct purchage import cheep very cheep product & not improve any & direct on sale
          like local unbranded cheap chinees mobile
          basu

  29. Reply shaney September 22, 2011 at 1:42 am

    hi … it seems that.. i will get for what i have been waiting for ..bt if somebody could tell me , where i could buy this tab in siliguri .west bengal then that would be more appreciated..and wouldbe more than happy..
    thanks

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

      you need to visit the nearest electronic store

      • Reply anildeco October 3, 2011 at 1:44 am

        spice service centre per purchage wale din bataya tha lekin usne do banakar nahi diya
        ye kaisi spice ki policy he jo ad kar ke sale kar rahe he wo hi nahi he to kahe ka bharosa
        company ke costmorecare per compland ki mail aayi jis bande ka no. aaya usko hi jankari nahi he
        na hi baad me usne aaj tak phone udaya
        dear spice incharge ……ye kya ho raha he
        pl…mail me

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

      You can place order online too at their official page saholic.com.

  30. Reply Ram September 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks for the Response !!! Does this phone support 3g Video calling as it has Front VGA Camera !! and Is it feasible to compare Spice Mi720 with Beetel Magiq in terms of Performance and Features ???

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, you can have video calls using 3G with this tablet. If you ask me to choose among Beetel Magiq or Spice MI 720 then I would go with Spice MI 720.

      • Reply anildeco October 3, 2011 at 1:15 am

        deardear please conferm me how can make video call i am using this local tab not found video call option
        normaly dial a call no option show video call only show direct voice call
        so please conferm me
        thanks

        • anildeco October 3, 2011 at 1:24 am

          direct 2 option not seen audio call/video call how can make v..call

  31. Reply sudheer September 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    this is supports voice and video calling please inform

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

      As there is VGA front camera, you can have video calling & voice calling possible with this tablet.

      • Reply anildeco October 3, 2011 at 1:17 am

        kaise bhai video call option not seen
        please conferm me
        thanks

        • Dr Pramod Kashyap October 6, 2011 at 12:41 am

          Even skype is not compitable with this.

  32. Reply Ram September 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Is the screen for this tab a Capacitive one or Resistive one ?? Please specify and how is the battery backup ??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      its capacitive touch! battery backup is average!

  33. Reply Aman September 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    As per specs on Spice website and on saholic.com (Spice’s own site for e-commerce), Mi-720 has only 155 MB of internal memory. Even though apps can now be installed on Memory Card, they still need some amount of internal memory. This is a real bottleneck and will fill-up real quick as apps get added.

    In your review, you’ve said that it has 2 GB of system memory, which is incorrect.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      Yes, you are right! It has 155 MB of memory.

    • Reply Smriti October 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

      The phone has 256MB RAM, 155MB internal memory, and 512MB ROM. saholic.com has shared detailed specs of the tablet.. impressed with their content accuracy & research..

      • Reply Yogesh Patel October 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

        They are the official online seller for Spice Products and so they have listed it correctly.

  34. Reply musammil September 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    digital hand zooming is possible in this tablet ? pls replay

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      Its a normal tab, its not possible in this tablet.

    • Reply Ajith Kumar October 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      yes possible

  35. Reply Yadav Limbu September 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I want to use this tablet out of indai (in other conuntry) is this possible? can we make call/sms and recieve call from this tablet?

  36. Reply DRAJAX September 14, 2011 at 10:32 am

    has anyone tried rooting this?? this seems to be a gud bargain!! any gud dev sites for rom/theme support? dont see this on Xda-forum!

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

      its the new device, we need to wait for developers to get hang of it and I don’t think there would be update for this available.

  37. Reply AsHisH September 11, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Indeed the best Tab offer by Indian Market…… Wish they could have added 1GHz processor instead of 800MHz rest all seems great in this Tab. Will buy this with in a Week.

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

      Yes, it would have been better if it had 1 GHZ but still 800 Mhz is good.
      @ Ashish
      Tell us what do you feel when you buy this.

      • Reply Dr Pramod Kashyap October 6, 2011 at 12:39 am

        I bought it on 27th of Sept. Working like a charm. Screen is very responsive , I still have to find any negative for this price range.Much better option then Beetel and reliance.

        • ashish October 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm

          HI Pramod,
          did you try for any video calling feature like skype or 3g video callling or any other way, does it support?

          thanks in advance,
          ashish

        • Dr Pramod Kashyap October 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

          Hi Ashish , I haven’t tried 3g video calling as i dont have a 3g plan. Skype on android market says that this app is incompatible with your Tab.

        • Ramesh October 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

          Hi pramod, can you please tell me if can make 3g video calls with this TAB. I m also planning to buy one n want to confirm this feature before buying. Also does it support multi touch (pinch Zoom) function or not.

        • Dr Pramod Kashyap October 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm

          Hi Ramesh, I recently bought a 3G plan from airtel. I tried video calling from my mobile which worked fine, but when i put that SIM in my Tab , i could not find any option for Video calling, though 3G data transfer was working fine. I , in fact could not find any software which let me do video calling (though Tab has a front facing camera).
          I tried Skype, Yahoo, Nimbuzz .And Spice cutomer care is useless they don’t have any answer for technical queries.
          And yes it has multi touch. Pinch zoom works in photographs and internet sites also.

        • Yogesh Patel October 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

          3G video calls doesn’t work on this tablet.

        • Malay Modi May 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm

          Hello Mr.Dr Pramod Kashya can you tell me .flv and HD movies can be seen on this tab ??
          And 1080 pixel can be seen?

          Thanks in advance
          Malay Modi

  38. Reply pavan goyal September 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

    hello neal i ve a oro tab pc . due to my error i had resetted (factory reset)it due 2 which it’s file explorer function was deleted so now i cannot access t prog n app on t memory card pl suggest me some soln so that i can again install t file explorer function does t wifi file explorer fuct will work 4 that

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Probably reinstalling the apps will work.

  39. Reply A. S. Bhasker Raj September 4, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Spice Mi 720 seems to be the best tablet offered in India.

    Your review indictaes that this tablet supports 3G and can also be used as a smartphone to make calls via SIM card.

    Was this feature tested?

    Asus has developed PadFone tablet that combines tablet and smartphone in one unit. There is provision in the rear to accommodate the smartphone.

    Does Spice Mi 720 has similar provision?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

      No, its not having that provision!

    • Reply Ajith Kumar October 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      I got Mi720. It can be used as phone also.

      • Reply praveen October 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

        Hi Ajith,

        Please help us understand how this can be used as a phone also !!!

        Thanks !!!

    • Reply Nadeem May 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

      Hello sir
      May i want to say something about ur review
      ‘Your comment & ur profile Pic Is not matching plz change YOur Pic as per the digital market..’

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