Spice Mi-720 with a 7 inch screen is another tablet that is available in the Indian market with a low price tag. The Spice Mi-720 is powered by Android 2.2, comes with dual camera and houses an 800 MHz processor.
You need to be careful when buying a low cost tablet and simply do not buy just because of the price. If you may recall there are quite a few tablet available in the Indian market with price band of less than Rs. 15,000. Reliance 3G Tab, Beetel Magiq tablet, Mercury mTab and MSI Enjoy are some of the low cost tablets that will compete with the Spice Mi-720. You always have an option to choose from these.
Interestingly there are a few minor differences between the tablets and most of these low cost tablet PC do not come with built in GPS, some even do not support built in 3G so make sure you check out the specifications before you own a tablet.
Spice Mi-720 features
The Spice Mi-720 as already mentioned is a low cost tablet PC with 800 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with Adreno 200 graphics processor. This tablet runs on an older version of Android i.e the 2.2.
The capacitive touch screen TFT is 7 inches supporting resolution of 800 x 480 pixels (WVGA) with 262K colours. This resolution is good enough for watching movies and surfing on the net. Typing, navigation and scrolling is quite comfortable.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is what many low cost tablets are using along with Adreno 200 graphics processor. The Spice Mi-720 comes with 4 axis gravity sensor that adds additional functionality to the tablet. This tab comes with 155 MB of internal storage memory, 155 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM (NAND). MicroSD card is supported which can be used to increase storage space up to 32GB.
Spice Mi-720 supports 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. This tablet features Wi-Fi, USB with tethering supported. Even at such a low cost the Spice Mi-720 does support GPS so navigation on this tab is possible a good option when compared with MapmyIndia CarPad. This tablet also supports Bluetooth, and in case there is no 3G connectivity it will use EDGE or GPRS network. You can surf the net just like on any ordinary PC and can even play flash media which is supported.
The Adreno graphics process is quite powerful to entertain you, be it by playing games or watching movies it will not disappoint you. The Spice Mi-720 supports many video and audio formats.
Spice Mi-720 Camera
The Spice Mi-720 comes with a secondary VGA camera for video chat or video calling and a primary 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom.
This tab comes with 4200 mAh battery. You can expect this tablet to last for 6 to 8 hours in continuous usage mode and around 250 to 300 hours of standby time.
Spice Mi-720 Price in India
Current price Rs. 11,990 with 1 year warranty on Tablet and 6 month on accessories.
Box pack contains: Spice Mi-720 tablet, battery charger, user manual / warranty card and 3.5 mm headset.
Spice Mi-720 review
This tab will definitely prove to be a tough competitor, especially with the Reliance 3G tab. The main advantage of Mi-720 is the GPS that it supports, which in fact is missing in most cheap tablet PC’s. Moreover Reliance 3G works only on reliance GSM network.