Micromax has recently launched its first tablet under its popular Canvas series. The Micromax Canvas Tab P650 comes with an 8 Inch display and 3G connectivity along with calling facility. The tablet is priced at Rs 16,500 and aims at competing with products from brands like Samsung and Asus.
Here is our hands-on experience of the Micromax Canvas tab.
The 8 inch display based Canvas Tab P650 is Micromax’s attempt of breaking in to premium device segment but with a pocket friendly price tag. The tablet comes in two colour option featuring a body made up of polycarbonate and metal. The device has a sleek look and is lightweight as well. The surface of the device has been kept as all glass that adds a touch of class as well as makes it durable and scratch resistant.
Both the black and white colour variants of the tablet come with dual tone colour finish. The white one comes with a metallic silver back while the black version has grayish black colour tone at the back. Needless to say both colour options look good.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P650 carries a slightly more squarish design with all the ports placed on top of the device right alongside the power key. The topside placement of the power key is slightly odd and makes the device uncomfortable to use. On the right hand side there are the volume rocker keys.
Micromax Canvas Tab P650 has no hardware keys in its front. Its display comes with a scratch resistant layer that runs edge to edge giving the Micromax Canvas Tab a flush and neat finish.
The 8 inch display of the tablet comes in 16:9 aspect ratio that makes it perfect for watching movies as well as playing games but it has a broader bezel around the display that makes the tablet heavier. Micromax could have reduced the overall size of the Micromax Canvas Tab P650 by almost an inch by cutting down the bezel.
Due to the bigger screen size some applications and visuals do look kind of stretched. But overall the display offers ample brightness and justice to visuals in terms of vibrancy and colour reproduction too.
The Canvas Tab P650 features an 8 inch IPS display with capacitive touch input and a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The display is built suing IPS technology that offers better viewing angle as well as better contrast ratio as well. The overall performance of the touch and display is good but more detailed analysis will be coming up in the review.
Software and Hardware
Micromax Canvas Tab P650 comes with the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system that runs on the 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek MT8389 processor. It is assisted by 1 GB of RAM. This hardware and software combination gives the device fluid touch response as well as faster application execution times. Besides, the tablet has 16 GB of internal memory along with 32 GB of expandable memory slot for a micro SD card.
The tablet do not have any custom user interface but Micromax has added few applications on the device including some trial version of games.
The Micromax Canvas tablet features a very useful 5 megapixel rear camera which is capable of recording 720p HD videos. There is a 2 megapixel camera is in its front which too is capable of recording VGA resolution videos. The tablet also comes with ample connectivity options in the form of WiFi, HSPA+ and even Bluetooth 3.0.
The Canvas Tab do have voice calling feature but using such a huge 8 inch tablet for calling certainly isn’t the cup of tea for many.
All in all the Micromax Canvas Tab P650 offers high performance at a not so expensive budget of Rs 16,500. The device has been made using aluminum which adds both looks as well as durability for the device, and the Canvas Tab P650 also gets 3G connectivity with integrated calling facility.
The Canvas Tab P650 comes with 1 year warranty. We are in the process of doing a detailed review of the tablet soon so stay tuned for a comprehensive test of the Micromax Canvas Tab P650.