In today’s time, owning a tablet is not considered a luxury, instead it has become a prerequisite device for most of us. It bridges the huge gap between our smartphone and laptop/desktop. For reading, playing games and watching movies the phone screen feels too small and switching on the laptop or desktop is too tedious, so you gotta own a tablet. 

Now the question is, which one to buy? With the market flooding in with all kinds of tablets, starting from INR 5000 to 50,000; should you be buying a tablet that just solves the purpose or a powerhouse that makes you forget your laptop. Well the use is subjective to each person’s need but if you are looking for a tablet that is under INR 10K then we have found the perfect tablet for you. The tablet we have settled for after strenuous testing, benchmarking and lucid tests is Lenovo A1000.

And we are not just saying just for the sake of it. We compared it with the competition and convinced a bunch of readers to buy it instead of Micromax Funbook and Samsung Tab3 they were putting their money into. It would be wrong to state that they were convinced easily to pick up the lenovo A1000 instead of what they had in mind. But we did it, here’s how:

The first person who bought the Lenovo A1000 on our recommendation was not willing to spend more than Rs. 6500 on a tablet. And also he wanted one that he could make calls with. He wanted to use only one device for both calling and media consumption. He had zeroed down on Micromax Funbook Talk for obvious reasons:

  • Lack of knowledge
  • Suitable for his budget
  • Guerilla Marketing by Micromax
Hence, our first challenge was to make him like the Lenovo A1000 and then compare both the devices to show why it is better. The first task was pretty easy as there is nothing not to like about the Lenovo A1000:
  • Robust build 
  • Rollcage design
  • Less than an inch thin
  • 7″HD Display
  • Dolby Digital Plus
As soon as he held the device in his hand, he was sold. But we wanted to make sure that he experienced it completely before he makes up his mind. 

Next up was the Display, UI, Sound and features demo:
  • The 72 percent color gamut screen delivered vivid video and pictures both indoors and outdoors
  • It was up for 8 hours with WiFi browsing on a single battery charge
  • Played his music collection stored on his USB stick using USB OTG (On The Go)
  • Dolby® audio enhancement was louder, more natural, distortion-free sound both through headphones or the integrated speakers
  • All this at an unbelievable price of Rs. 9499/-

The price may seem perfect to us and people who know its worth but an average consumer needs a justification on why he should spend Rs. 3000 more?

So we decided to show him side by side comparison of both Lenovo A1000 vs Micromax Funbook Talk.

Screen                         Lenovo A1000        Micromax Funbook Talk
Screen Size (Inches) 7 7
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1024 x 600 480 x 800
Screen Type Multi Touch Capacitive TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Internal Storage 4GB, 1GB RAM 1.65GB
External Memory Type Micro SD
Upgradeable Upto 32GB 32GB
Megapixel 2MP
Resolution (pixels) 1600 x 1200
Front facing camera 0.3MP 0.3MP
Audio connector 3.5mm 3.5 mm
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Bluetooth (Version) 3.0 2.1
WiFi (802.11b/g/n) 802.11 b/g/n
OS Android Android
Version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual Core Cortex-A9 Single Core
Speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Capacity 3500 mAH 3000
Standby Time 180 Hrs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 121 x 199 x 10.7 mm 194 x 125 x 11 mm
Weight (g) 350

This is it! Once we explained to him all the features and specs comparison he was ready to spend even 5K more than the Micromax Funbook Talk. 

To read the complete review of the Lenovo A1000 read here:

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