Micromax has launched Viva A72, a 5 inch phablet for Rs 6,999 and a 7 inch SIM calling tablet called Funbook Talk P360 for Rs 7,049. Both Viva A72 and Funbook Talk P 360 are available at Snapdeal.com only as of now.
Micromax A72 is a dual SIM phone with 5 inch display with WVGA (800×480) resolution and is powered by a single core 1 GHz processor coupled with 256MB RAM. It runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system.
The Micromax Viva A72 features 3 megapixel rear camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera.
A72 doesn’t get 3G connectivity but supports 2G, WiFi and Bluetooth. It is also powered by 2000 mAh battery which the company claims provides talk time up to 7 hours and standby time up to 280 hours.
On the other hand, Micromax Funbook Talk P360 tablet comes with 7 inch display and is powered by Cortex-A9 single Core 1.2 GHz processor. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and features 2 megapixel rear camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera.
Further, it comes with 1GB RAM with 1.65 GB of internal memory which is further expandable up to 32GB via SD card. Other features in Micromax Funbook Talk P360 are 2G calling, motion sensors, WiFi, Bluetooth, audio-video player and a 3000 mAH battery.
While, Micromax Viva A72 for Rs 6,999 looks like a great deal, but it has below par hardware and software features like single core processor, only 256 MB RAM and aging Android Gingerbread operating system. Choice of Android Gingerbread operating system probably comes because of low RAM which would hardly support Android 4.0 or above.
In one can further expand his budget by Rs 1,500 smartphones like Lava Iris 502 priced at Rs 8,500 and Karbonn Smart A111 for Rs 8,799 which support 3G, get minimum of 512MB RAM, better camera and Android 4.0 or later version are much better deal.
On the other hand, by adding Rs 50 more to the price of Micromax Viva A72 one can get Micromax Funbook Talk P360. It gives more RAM, bigger display, latest operating system and almost the same camera, and 50 per cent more battery with 3000 mAh unit and rest of the functions like SIM calling and 2G data access etc, which leaves us wondering about Micromax’s pricing strategy.