The Micromax Funbook vs HCL ME War : Choose the Winner

With the time, the tablet industry has experienced a lot of alterations according to the changing demands of the tech-savvies. Now, the age has come when people are more conscious before splurging money on something. And this is how the battle took place amongst all the brands for launching budget tablets. As most of them are well-equipped with the latest operating systems, so they truly give full worth to the buyer’s hard-earned money. Moreover, the below Rs. 10,000 price tag also works in favor for them. In a nutshell, once you start hunting for one such tablet, you ought to be spoiled for choices.

This time, the Micromax Funbook Alpha P250 and HCL ME Tab U1 are competing in the electronic gadget market. Both have a well-spread brand reputation so indeed both are providing the best possible features at this price range. Let’s delve into their detailed comparison to find out the best!

Operating System:

Micromax and HCL both have powered their creations with Google’s updated and upgraded version of Android. Funbook comes with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with Gravity Sensor and Accelerometer technology; whereas ME U1 is solely outfitted with 4.0.3 ICS.


Run by 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor and Dual Mali-400 GPU along with 512 MB DDR3 RAM, Funbook P250 is perfectly capable to render a fast paced working thrill. ME U1 is also stuffed with the same powerful engine with high performance and low power consuming CPU. So, with a lil difference, both of them provide almost same operational ease to every single user.

Storage and Memory:

Both of these tabs house a grand internal and external space to be loaded with all your hot favorite games, apps, wallpapers, songs, videos and movie flicks. You can expand their 4 GB in-built memory capacity up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card.


Although Funbook and ME U1 boast 7 inch capacitive touch enabled screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution power, the picture quality does differ when it comes to the technology enrichment. Multi-touch screen and pinch-to-zoom facility is only available with Micromax P250 tab while the other one comes with LED backlight in its display.


The saddest part of these budget friendly tablets is that no rear camera is carved on their back side. You can only take pleasure in video chatting and self-portrait photography using their front facing 0.3MP. To make your clicks more captivating HCL has included digital zoom and 1080 x 720 Video resolution / frame rate in the snapper quality of ME U1.


On the connectivity front, these tablets won’t disappoint you even a bit. Incessantly prompt Wi-Fi connection will accelerate your searches over the internet as well as 3G support with the help of an external USB Dongle make surfing more easy and speedy.


This is exactly where the tablets have that thin line of difference. Yes, you read me right! Laden with Google Maps, Google Play, Text Editor, Adobe PDF/Flash, YouTube, Read/Edit any Document on the go-(DOC, PPT, XLS), Mi Movie, Mi Store, Google Sync, GTalk, Google Search Funbook P250 unfolds a whole slew of entertainment and media content to the end-users. But ME U1 renders the apps downloading facility only from HCL ME Smart Apps store. Also, the apps coming from HCL store has lesser possibilities of frequent updates. In this era of Google-doodle, certainly people without interest in Android app store are rare. In fact, this is something really unsatisfactory in meeting up the generic technology requirements of today’s generation.

Finally, Micromax wins the war because of its moderately decent performance and of course way lower price than that of HCL’s ME. You need not to pay inexpensively and even then also you can have these appealing fun packed features and facilities all together within Funbook P250. What more you want?  Better luck next time for HCL. Amen!


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