Entry-level Micromax A72 and Funbook Talk P360 go up for sale

Micromax has quietly launched the low-end A72 smartphone and Funbook Talk P360 tablet. The phone is currently priced at Rs 6,999 and is available with at least one online retailer, while the tablet can be had for Rs 7,049.

Despite being a low-end smartphone, the A72 comes with a large, 5-inch, WVGA display. It is quite likely aimed at first-time smartphone buyers.

Micromax A72 and the Funbook Talk P360 have gone on sale

Micromax A72 and the Funbook Talk P360 have gone on sale


However, the smartphone runs the outdated Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. Even the 3-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera of the A72 are in line with its low-end leanings. The Micromax A72 is a dual-SIM handset, but does not have 3G capabilities. As for the processor, there’s an unspecified 1GHz processor ticking underneath with 256 MB of RAM. So, we think even an Ice Cream Sandwich update won't be possible for the phone.

Here are the key specifications of the Micromax A72:

  • 5-inch capacitive display with a 800 x 480-pixel resolution
  • Dual-SIM support, GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • 3MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera
  • 110MB internal memory with microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB

Thankfully, the A72 packs a huge 2000 mAh battery, which, given the specs, should ideally last more than a day with moderate usage. Micromax is throwing in a carry pouch along with the A72.

The Micromax Funbook Talk P360 tablet brings voice calling to a 7-inch slate. The Funbook Talk P360 is powered by a single-core Cortex A9 1.2GHz processor and has 1GB of RAM. As such it qualifies for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Micromax has duly obliged us with the more modern version of Android. Adorning the front is a 7-inch WVGA resolution display. The 2-megapixel rear camera and the 0.3-megapixel front camera are nothing to write home about, but should be good enough for very basic photo shoots.

The standout feature of the tablet is its 2G voice-calling ability, enabling users to use the Funbook Talk P360 as their primary phone. Unfortunately, data connections are also only possible through 2G or a Wi-Fi connection. The tablet supports a wide range of video formats such as avi, mp4, 3gp, flv, wmv, mkv and mpeg. Micromax says it can also play 1080p videos.

Here are the key features of the Funbook Talk P360

  • 7-inch capacitive display with 800 x 480-pixel resolution
  • 2G voice calling, GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • 2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera
  • 1.65GB internal memory with microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB

The tablet’s battery capacity is listed as 3000 mAh, which is today seen in some high-end smartphones. We would have ideally liked to see a battery with a larger capacity, but for the price, one can’t complain too much.

Published Date: Apr 10, 2013 11:18 am | Updated Date: Apr 10, 2013 11:18 am