Karbonn Smart Tab 8 – Price, Specifications, features and review

by admin on January 6, 2013

Overview

Karbonn has release it’s new tab Karbonn Smart Tab 8. Karbonn Tab 8 has a 3 MegaPixel Camrea and the android Version 4.1 that is Jelly bean as a operating system. This model has wi-fi too. In Tab 8 Karbonn has used 1.5 GHz Dual Core Cortex – A9 Processor too. The size of the Screen is 8 inch that is quite preferable  it has secondary camera too. You can upgrade storage capacity up to 32 GB.

  • 3 MP Primary Camera
  • Android v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Secondary Camera Support
  • 8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 Processor
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Pros

  • Overall Configuration is great.
  • First tab in the world to be boxed with a Jellybean.
  • It supports Google Play Store.
  • Internal space of around 1.5Gb is dedicated for downloads from play store.
  • Also around 800 Mb of it is like user space.
  • Charges pretty fast around 2 hours max for a huge 4500mAh battery. Also battery lasts long around 6+ hours till now.
  • The tab does not heat up when you play games or even browse net via wi-fi for hours.
  • It has support for connecting a dongle like MTS since it does not have sim facility for GPRS.
  • The screen size is good enough to read books, browse and play good games.
  • Games work out of the box – Temple Run, FL Commando, POP Classic were some of the high end games I played and it plays flawlessly.
  • It has USB OTG support. So it means you can connect your pen drives to the cable provided in the box to browse and even watch movies present inside your pen drive.
  • It supports enough number of formats. Plz install MXplayer with codec support from Play store to run different formats.
  • The shutdown time of the tab is less than 5 seconds and the start up time is like 25 to 30 seconds. Make sure you reduce the number of home screens and the widgets on your home screens. Also remove automatic adding of widgets from your google play settings.
  • The audio is loud enough to watch a film happily. Also you can connect your speakers to the stereo jack as an optional source of sound.
  • The graphics card provided is from the US company called Vivante. It is good and in fact a great competitor for Mali cards provided by ARM.
  • It has a dual GPU which should support lots of high end games and also a 1.5 Ghz dual core cortex 9 processor is an added advantage.
  • Stand by time is around a day or more. Could not test this properly.
  • It has ethernet support. So if you have a USB modem you can connect it to the tab via UTG support n connect to the internet directly with no router for a wi fi.
  • Connecting a keyboard or a mouse with the tab is easy. So mounting the tab and you can work some projects or even write some source code.
  • I use a Sennheiser earphone. The sound quality with it was wonderful for this tab.
  • Supports bluetooth – so sharing is simplified. Also you can use wifi direct functionality.

Cons

  • The screen I think has an added layer which reflects your own face – it becomes difficult to read and write in bright sunlight or even when the background light is more.
  •  A small dust particle is embedded b/w these 2 screens in my tablet which is kinda irritation when you observe it keenly.
  • It does not have calling facility. Also its not comfortable to speak with a 8 inches tablet across your face. Unless you use a bluetooth headset.
  • Since this is one of the first tablets to come with a 8 inches screen – getting a screen guard or a cover is difficult.

GENERAL

  • Series Duple
  • Processor 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 Dual Core
  • In The Box Charger, Data Cable, Dongle Connector Cable, Tablet

PLATFORM

  • Operating System Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Sensors 3D G-Sensor

MEMORY

  • RAM 1 GB

STORAGE

  • Internal Storage 1.51 GB
  • Expandable Storage Capacity 32 GB
  • Memory Card Slot type microSD

DISPLAY

  • Display Type 8 inch Capacitive Touchscreen with 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Other Display Features 5 Point Multi-touch Screen

CAMERA

  • Primary Camera 3 megapixels

BUSINESS FEATURES

  • Mail Features Email
  • Document Support Document Viewer, Document Editor
  • Other Business features King Soft Office, Foxit PDF Reader, eBook Format: TXT, LRC, (PDF, EPUB, FB2 Need to Install Third Party Software)

BATTERY

  • Battery Type 4500 mAh

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

  • Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G Yes
  • Pre-Installed Browser Android, Google Chrome

MULTIMEDIA

  • Video Playback Yes , Full HD Playback
  • Video Formats Supported 3GP, AVI, MP4, MPG
  • Audio Formats Supported MP3

NAVIGATION

  • Map Support Google Maps

CONNECTIVITY

  • HDMI Yes
  • Other Connectivity Features 3G Dongle Support (EVDO/WCDMA/CDMA), Dongle List:- Reliance 3G: ZTE/AC2737, Reliance 3G: ZTE/MF190, Tata Photon: HUAWEI/EC156, Tata Photon: HUAWEI/EC1561
  • USB Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • YouTube, Facebook, Angry Birds, Easy Multi-tasking, Widgets, 3D Games, NexGtv, Saavn, Movie Studio, Just Dial, Voice Search, TOI, ET, News, Flipboard, PoPi, PayTM, Play Store, Wi-Fi Drop Box, AndroXplorer, Unified Remote, AndSMB, QR Droid, Synodroid, PRemoteDroid, Video Chat via 3rd Party Application

WARRANTY

  • 1 Year manufacturer warranty for the Tablet, 6 months manufacturer warranty for other inbox accessories

Karbonn Smart Tab 8 Price in india Rs 7000

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rahul March 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

thise tab work on you tube and high grafic game for.ex.gta3, asphalt7,nova3

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