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Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black

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  • Processor
    Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor
  • Display Features
    7 Inch, 5 point touch screen
  • Primary Camera
    5 Megapixel Rear Camera
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Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black Expert Review

Very similar to Fun Book

by Ravi Sinha, on 8 May 2012

Karbonn's new Smart Tab 1 and the IPL seem to have become synonymous – what with the frequency of advertising going on for the new budget tablet. Due to release in a matter of days at a retail price of Rs. 6999, the Smart Tab 1 is clearly aimed at the average Indian user. It finds equal company with Micromax's Fun Book tablet. However, while the latter is focussed more on education, the Smart Tab 1 claims to lend itself well to gaming.

Whether you subscribe to this notion or not depends on what you're looking for in a tablet. The broad range of technology in today's world has forced companies to imbue their properties with some unique hook. It all boils down to the feature deemed most important by the user. And while Karbonn may claim there to be some further depth the Smart Tab 1, it's more or less similar in stats to Micromax's Fun Book.

Both feature a 1.2 GHz CPU, with the Cortex ARM A8 powering the Fun Book and an Xburst powering the Smart Tab 1. The Xburst CPA is manufactured by Ingenic Semiconductor, currently based in Beijing. While the chipset could be new, it features two cores, the second of which will probably be handling graphics. Neither feature 3G, but allow use of the same via a USB Dongle. Both ship with Ice Cream Sandwich as their OS, feature storage expandable up to 32 GB and 512 MB of RAM. Neither features a rear camera, though a front camera is present for video calling. Finally both can connect to Wi-Fi via 802.11 b/g/n.

Perhaps the only real difference is in their displays and battery life. The Micromax Fun Book has a 7 inch capacitive touch screen, which as we pointed out in an earlier review, has substandard viewing angles and 800x480 resolution. The Karbonn Smart Tab 1, on the other hand, features a 7.1 inch, 5 point capacitive touch screen. Viewing quality is still left to be judged, as is the final output resolution.

However, the Smart Tab 1's battery easily outclasses the Fun Book, if only by a few hours. The Fun Book features a 2800 mAh battery that delivered about 5-6 hours of battery life with normal use. Karbonn promises that the Smart Tab 1, with its 3700 mAh battery, will be capable of “full HD video playback up to 10 hours” and “25 hours of music playback time”.

As stated before, Micromax's bent with “educational” apps doesn't go over well on the Fun Book. However, despite prioritizing its own apps over Google's, it still supported Google Play. The Smart Tab 1 will undoubtedly have the same, but there may yet be efforts to ship gaming-centric apps (maybe a Cricket-centred one, what with all the IPL promotion going on). Experience tells us they may not be up to par, but Karbonn could surprise us.

Micromax is promising a new 10-inch version of the Fun Book in the coming months. As it stands, Karbonn's Smart Tab 1 is slightly superior to the Fun Book. It's definitely worth shelling out the extra Rs. 500 if you want the best value of money, especially when comparing it to the HCL ME X1's Rs. 7999 price point. Stay tuned to a more in-depth review of the Smart Tab 1 as it approaches release.

Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black Reviews

Karbonn Smart Tab1 - True Example...

4 /5

for 6 thousand there wont be anything better than this . as we cant ask for more things as it is so cheap . but over all when you compare with other pads like hp, apple or blackberry . it does lack lot of things but for the money it is perfectly worth it .

Burning The Money

3 /5

I think that you should never buy this tablet as you know that karbonn is not a reputed brand and its tablets are always laggy. these kind of tablets are cheap in price and they provide sturdy looking features but then they are always hanging. When ever you would play any game or use any live...

Dual Core

5 /5

karbonn smart tab has a very good config and is a real value for money product. the tablet has a superb 7 inch capacitvie display which allows you to use the tablet at ease. the swipe is very smooth and you will love to use the tablet. equipeed with the powerful dual core processor for a tab it...

Karbonn Smart Tab

5 /5

karbonn smart tab is a very nicely priced gadget it doesnot cost much like the high end tablets but deliver a similiar type of feeling it has a good 5.1 mp camera which is used to caputure all the high end pictures and videos moreover it is a dual core procosser so it works quite quickly and does...

Karbonn Smart Tab

5 /5

Karbonn smart tab is a nice product. It has a decent battery backup. It is stylish and compact. It is easy to use and runs a large number of applications. It has a good storage capacity too.


4 /5

The tab needs to be improved upon alot of things.it has no 3g support and many applications like skype cant be run.also it has a slow processor.the only plus point is the price but price doesnt matter if features are not proper.

Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black price in India is 5000.0 INR. Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black can be bought from 3 online stores in India. bigcmobiles.in is selling Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black at lowest price of Rs.5000.0 and naaptol.com is selling Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black at 7990.0 which is highest. The prices of Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black has been updated on 1 February, 2015 from all online stores. Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black price is valid in all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Noida, Gurgaon and many more. Delivery charges may vary citi-wise, please check instructions and delivery charges & delivery time for Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black with the online seller.

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Karbonn Smart Tab 1 Black Features

Processor Dual Core 1.2GHz Processor
Voice Call NO
In Sales Package Tablet, Charger, USB Cable, Dongle Connector, Screen Protector, Hands-free, User Manual, Warranty Card
Operating System Android v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
Mail Features Yes
Document Support Yes
More features Adobe Flash, Office Editor
Display Features 7 Inch, 5 point touch screen
Other Display Features 7 inch Capacitive LCD Display
Primary Camera 5 Megapixel Rear Camera
Secondary Camera 2 Megapixel Front Camera
Video Recording 1080P Video Playback & Recording
Type 3700 mAh Li-Ion Battery
Talktime Up to 6 Hours
Internal Storage 8GB
Expandable Storage Capacity Up to 32GB external memory support
Memory Card Slot type Yes
Preinstalled Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
3G Yes
Other Internet Connectivity Options WAP data conectivity, 3G Support through USB Dongle
Video Playback Yes
Video Formats Supported Yes
Audio Formats Supported Yes
Map Support Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio jack
Bluetooth Yes
Other Feature Set Full HD Video , 3D G-Sensor for Games
Warranty Period 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty for Tablet and 6 Months Warranty for in the Box Accessories

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