Karbonn, one of the Indian mobile phone (apparently tablets too) manufacturer always known to make it to news for its value for money propositions has given yet another attempt trying to perfect the entry-level tablet segment with Karbonn Velox Tab 8 an 8″ Android tablet with Jelly 4.1 out of the box.
Apart from having the most stable and smooth iteration of Android it also packs a slightly bigger screen than the competition (8 inches as the name suggests, of course). Powered by an 1.5 GHz dual core processor the Karbonn Velox Tab 8 has another win over the competition which are powered by single core processors.
Screen resolution is at 1024×768, which is quite decent considering the size of the tablet, however its unclear at the moment if it flaunts 16 M colors, considering the trend & with the competition having the same i believe it is indeed a 16 M colored display.
The RAM is 1 GB and looking at the overhaul of the processor and the RAM and also given Jelly bean, users should have a pleasing experience, except for in games since the GPU details haven’t been revealed (although is shown to have dual core graphics on the website) and we cannot make any comment on that until we know the chipset for sure.
A decent 4500 mAh of battery has been given which should last 4-5 hours on moderate and 3 hours on vigorous usage. A 3 MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera has been provided, however i would prefer if the 3 MP camera was put as a front facing and really won’t mind if it dint had any rear camera at all. However its my personal preference but i’m sure a lot of you will agree.
we have 1.5 GB of usable internal memory and upto 32 GB is supported via MicroSD card.
No SIM card slot is given which actually as far as my experience goes is a deal breaker for many, however WIFI and 3G (via Dongle) connectivity should be enough to lure many for the price but companies should actually have two models, one with 3G (SIM) support and the less expensive WiFi model as i am constantly been asked, Srikar which tablet to go for which has a SIM support under 10k ? because, lets face it India is not rich with WiFi all around and people want to have something that could make there long bus and metro journeys…well ..less boring without having open their 2.4 KG laptop all the time.
Anyways a decently spec’ed tablet, with slightly bigger screen and faster dual core processor and above all the much much stable version of Android makes Karbonn Velox Tab 8 quite appealing at 7,025 INR.