Those of you who were looking for a low cost tablet with SIM option, here is the Micromax Funbook Talk (P350) with built in SIM slot. The Funbook talk can be used for voice calls and you can even surf the net using GPRS.

The Micromax Funbook Talk only supports the 2G networks. The Talk is the same Allwinner A10 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, this is pretty much outdated today and companies in India are already looking for the dual core options.

Funbook Talk (P350) Design
The rectangular tablet feels a bit heavier. The top area is black with a single button on the right panel. The rear side is silver (the model that I got for review). All the ports are placed on the right side and the Power / volume rockers buttons and SIM slot on the top.

The SIM slot has got a covering. The speaker out which you usually find on the rear side is placed on the left side. I think the main objective was to place the speaker on the left side so it can also act as in call speaker (bringing the ear closer to the speaker when using voice call – just like on a mobile).

However I believe the speaker location is a big disappointment especially for any other work except voice calling. For example when watching movies or especially when playing games, in almost all cases the user’s hand will completely cover the speaker (check the video review).

Micromax Funbook talk review

Performance
It’s the Allwinner A10 with Mali 400 GPU. You can play many games and watch full HD videos without any lags. Moreover there is the HDMI port to connect the tab to your HDTV. The ICS runs smoothly, but I did find the tab lagging, sometimes. The benchmark score is also pretty low, lower than what Xtab A10 tablet got (1701).

Funbook Talk
Quadrant Benchmark score = 1209
AnTuTu = 2418

I guess the ICS is not properly tweaked which could have increased the performance. The phone features work well. You can receive and make calls. The in call speaker volume is too low; you will have to use the earphones. You can also surf the net using 2G (GPRS). I had inserted my 3G enabled SIM card and I could surf over the GPRS network. The speed is dam slow – well once you get the feel of 3G, I doubt if anyone would want to use the GPRS network.

The stock browser took a lot of time to load my site using the GPRS network which is normal considering the pathetic speed one gets on the 2G network. The rendering was smooth with a mild lag.

There is a front camera of VGA (0.3 MP resolution which can be used for Skype video calls using Wi-Fi, not possible on GPRS network. The Tablet does get heated up when you use it continuously.

Entertainment
The tablet is loaded with educational stuffs (images / videos etc). The stock media player can play many audio and video formats. The volume is hear-able in a quiet room.

Gaming
There is the Mali 400 GPU which will keep the Gaming users happy. We have seen the Allwinner A10 performance on other tablets too.

P350 Battery
The 2800 mAh battery as mentioned by Micromax will last for about 5 hours. It will be safe to assume a minimum 3+ hours of usage and more depending on the apps you are using.

Micromax talk sim slot supports 2G network

Micromax Funbook Talk review
Remember the first Micromax tablet – The Micromax Funbook? Well the Talk is with the same hardware but with Phone functionality. In fact the latest tablets available in the Indian market have shifted to micro USB port but this one still houses the mini USB port. Performance wise it is as good as other Allwinner A10 tabs. The hardware is outdated and within few days you will find low cost tablets with dual core CPU and Jelly Bean OS.  You can connect compatible 3G dongle using the mini USB port.

The main highlight is the SIM feature but apart from that it’s the same old tablet. The tab is priced at under Rs. 7,500 which I fell is a bit high as for the same price you could buy a dual core tab – without phone feature. It will make sense to hold on for a month.

Funbook Talk Image Gallery

Funbook Talk P350 unboxing and video review

Micromax Funbook Talk P350 Key features and Specifications

  • Single core 1.2 GHz (as per quadrant benchmark) cortex A8 Allwinner A10 CPU with Mali 400 GPU.
  • ICS – Android 4.0.3.
  • 512MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage (1GB for apps and about 2GB as user storage) and micro SD slot.
  • 2G built in (you can make phone calls / receive calls / SMS etc, Wi-Fi, external 3G support via dongle, HDMI, mini USB and 3.5mm jack.
  • Front VGA camera, Multi format media player and loaded with Educational stuffs.
  • 2800 mAh battery usage time over 3 to 4 hours.
  • Price under Rs. 7,499.

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Published by Gogi Rana

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  1. I watn touch of my tab it is broken and its not working and the touch is not available in market pls help me sir Any Contact no plese

  2. I watn touch of my tab it is broken and its not working and the tuch is not available in market plszzzzzzzzzz help me sir

  3. this is amazing and fabulous tablet in affordable price its battery backup is good and gaming performance is also good.

  4. I buy a Micromax p362 tab. His USB slot and speaker is broken.. I want to repair this. What I to do .please help me sir

  5. please solve my problem sir.
    in micromax p350 tab..after open the menu. we found so many apps but no option of currently using service sim option…like idea for idea live airtel for airtel live like vodafone live.

    please reply …?

  6. hi my micromax funbook talk is having problem with sound i cant hear any music calls plz help

  7. I bought Micromax tab funbook that have network problum.I repaired in Micromax service center borivli west mumbai but still same problum.I don’t, like this product

    1. This is a common problem with this pathetic tab and no micromax service center has no solution to this. You just have to keep visiting them in hope. I did it 5 times with no successs 🙁
      Worst tab DONT BUY!!!

  8. Sir is there any speaker sound repairing software or apps which can solve my sound problem.I am fed off with this dumb Micromax Funbook TALK tablet.

  9. Sir I have a Micromax Funbook Tablet. First I downloaded a song. While listening it suddenly stopped. From the day I have downloaded a lot it songs but I cannot listen anything. I can’t also hear anything while calling neither he can listen nor I.Whether I have a speaker problem it can anything software solve this problem.

  10. hi,

    i have funbookinfinity micromax model p275 there is sound key when i do up and down but no sound i try power off and again open but no result what can i do plz help me.
    now unfortulately browser is stopped i try to open 2 ,3 time but not open what to do?
    i want result.

    varsha

  11. this device can not support the pendrive. i recently bought a otg cable for this device but doesn’t working

    1. Micromax Funbook Talk p350 supports pendrive via OTG Cable. I think your OTG cable is not working. Check once or try to buy another new OTG Cable.

      1. Are you sure that micromax p350 supports pendrive…which cable and which pendrive you are using can you please mention. thanks and regards.

        1. I have used my HP 8 GB pendrive via OTG Cable. You should check the cable before you buy.

  12. i have mmx funbook talk p350 from last 20 days and now i have a serious problem of charging problem. It isn’t charging properly. And the battery backup isn’t good. It’s a worst tab. If somebody wanna buy this tab then i vl advised him/her to not to buy. Better collect some more money ane buy hcl tab vd sim slot.
    #srd.

  13. First, go to your menu and from menu go to people then click on menu button which is on the top-right corner looks like ‘:’ and from there click on exports/imports contacts.
    Menu>people>”:”(available at corner)>imports/exports contacts……….#srd.

  14. Is it so, that you have to carry earphones everywhere..?? I mean if anyone calls on funbook talk..then you need to insert earphone everytime..isn’t it..??

    1. No, there is no need to carry earphones in pocket cuz there is a speaker from where you can make n receive calls just like cellphones………….#srd.

  15. How to extract sim contacts on to funbook can anyone help me am facing problem on this from past 10 days.

  16. How to enter valid g mail id and its password I have already g mail account but my p 350 micromax funbook is not accepting when I tried to create new one after asking to select any one question out of five it is not highlighting Next option please help

  17. Hello gogi, I have a GPRS Problem, when i restart the tablet GPRS network work fine, but after click on lock button and open after 2 min. GPRS network not working. Then i restart the tablet, GPRS network work fine till i am not locking the tablet and after locking problem same. Please suggest any solution for this problem.

  18. Sir recently I bought my funbook talk but when I switch my Bluetooth on then my funbook talk crash and automatically switch off my funbook talk and funbook logo consistently appear on my idle screen after that I took my funbook to service center, they update my OS but sir my problem persist then again I move to service centre they change my motherboard and format my memory card but sir problem even persist sir I am feed up with all these things sir if you have any solution for my problem please reply me, bcoz 7500 bucks are really important for me, Thanks sir.

      1. Only way you can fix this problem is by raising this issue with consumer forum. This is pathetic tab with name sake features and all good enough to make you cry!!! Refund perhaps a dream from this company. Its a really cheap tablet!!! not price wise though!!!

  19. Hi Mr.Gogi,

    My dad bought Micromax Funbook Talk in chennai and he sent to me in qatar. I unboxed the device and switch on the tab it was fine and i tried opening the camera there is message getting open as Unfortunately, camera has stopped i cant open the camera, I even tried skype camera is not working also i tried factory reset 3 to 4 times its not working could you give me some way.

    Rgds
    Dayan

    1. Dayanullah, I think you will need to re-install the OS. Try and get the link to the ROM and update procedure from Micromax or send the device back to India so the service center people can update for you.

  20. Hi gogi, i m planning to buy a micromax funbook p 350 but i have little doubt about does it support all types of 3G dongles or only photon+.

    Thank U.pls email me ur comment.
    My email. schan2455@gmail.com

  21. I have a micromax funbook talk p350 that shows (too many pattern attempts) and I don’t know the username or password plz tell me hard reset code.

  22. Hi gogi, I have micromax funbook talk. For the past few days i am getting a message “unfortunately, camera has stopped”. Is it a hardware prblm or software prblm. I have reset the factory settings as well. Even after it s showing the same when i try to access front camera. How can i use 3G dongle with it. I have tried with OTG but no response from my tab. Pls suggest what to do.

    1. Sahana, seems like issue with hardware or OS visit the service center they will re-install the OS and then see.

      1. Hi gogi,
        How to extract contacts from sim to tablet. Coz i couldn’t see any option for that till now.

      2. Hi gogi,
        Nowadays i m facing problem with Mic. While speaking over a call, I can hear voice from other person but they are unable to hear my voice. I can use like a phone and make calls only if u use headset and if i speak via headset Mic. Please help me to get a solution.

        Thanks.

    2. Hi sahana,

      Even me im having the same problem did u get any solution for this issue.

      Rgds
      Dayan

      1. Hi dayanullah, Till now i have yet to visit service centre. After that i ll come to know whats the fact. I too think its a hardware problem. So i get back to you once i visit the service centre.

      2. Hi dayanullah,
        Now my problem with funbook talk is solved. I gave my tablet to service centre. They told that the camera needs to be re-paired with new one and costs 450 bucks. I suggest you to return back to micromax service centre for this issue.

  23. I have a funbook chat, can you tell me the model number of dongle which is work with this tab?

  24. Hi Gogi

    I have Infinity P275, whwnever I connect the device to my laptop I get a pop up message stating ” Unfotunately, Tabletinfo has stopped”. Kindly revert as to how i can recify this?

  25. Hi !!

    As i looked above that there is a conflict about bluetooth on mmx fb talk . As a user of this device i must say bluetooth is bundled with it but quite slow not to be confused about it ! Now Gogi tell me that do i have to restart my tab after connecting my dongle to it like sim cards coz i’m unable to use my 3g dongle ! One more thing is that can i upgrade the ram on it ?? Suggest me some 2g networks which can provide enough browsing and downloading speed !!

    thnq!!

    1. Yes, obviously you can make .ppt presentation with this tab.
      You can use office suite if it is already pre installed in your tab or you can download any quick office from google play and you can work with ppt.

  26. I have a little bit dought on micromax funbook talk.
    1-it have bluetooth facility or not?
    2-can i send or recieve the datas from MMX funbook talk to another tablets/laptops/mobiles?
    PLZZZ gogi’ji,send me ans. with in a hour coz i m wait ur ans. & i m go to buy it if i satisfy…
    PLZZZ PLZZZ SEND ME QUICKLY.
    THANX GOGI.

    1. Yes you can easily use Bluetooth for sharing files with other devices… you just have to download software from market called Bluetooth File Transfer. it is free software…

  27. Gogi ji whats the battery backup this tab continuously in using and which 3g dongle you can use for 3g connectivity I am thinking of buying this tab is the brand good?

  28. Hi gogi.I wish to buy tablet with sim slot and for document editing. My budget is Rs.7500. So which one is there. Is there any upcoming tablets with above services in next 2 months.

  29. I cant seem to connect my funbook talk either through wifi using my bsnl ZTE router or by a 2g sim(Voda). I am getting really frustrated. The gprs settings for the voda sim just aint coming and the wifi works fine with my laptops but not with fb. It just shows my wifi connection but doesnt ask for a username or password. HELP!

  30. Dear sir, Tell me one think its same like a phone? I see your review is good I can not understand voice calling only, its same charges as phone call charges or different and one more think SMS.MMS facility is applicable in this Tab?
    please tell me
    Thanking You

    1. Sanjay yes you can use this tab like a phone. Same features that you get on phone SMS, MMS, voice call etc.

  31. I am using this tablet from25 days,bought from flipkart ,it is a excellent tablet in the price range ,tata phton dongle is working and I am getting 60 kbps speed which is pretty good and skype is also working on dongle,sceen zoom its very good display,but sound is very bad. Calling is very good like phones, Bluetooth is working for Bluetooth sending and tracking, sygic and the main this is that all games are working fine on this tablet like asphalt 6,the dark night rises,the amazing spider man,gta3,ganster of rio, wkthoitlagging so this is best tab compare to others.

    1. What cost u bought? Is battery good atleast it gives 3 hours? Any live tv came with sim’ plz tel me.

    2. hi abhinav,
      How can we connect 3g dongle with this tab. I was trying with OTG Cable and i can get the notification like usb is connected……where can i check settings to handle 3g dongle?
      Please revert me soon about this.

  32. vivek, which sim card you use in huawei dongle ? how much downloading speed on 2g card? Can it get restart?