Straight out of the box, the first thought that comes to mind when you see the device is wow. The rear of the device has a rubbery matte black finish giving it an elegant and premium look. Someone would only call this a budget device if they knew Karbonn made it. The rest of the design elements are standard with the capacitive functional buttons below the touchscreen.
In terms of its UI you get the stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience and that is a very good thing. From the lock screen, you get access to Google Now, which is one of the key features of Jelly Bean.
The 4.5-inch display has a 480×800 resolution. And the performance is quite good. The touchscreen feels like.it has an oleophobic coating making it really smooth and nice to work on. The quality of video playback on the device is just above average and the audio is acceptable. Playing games was fun on the device, but this is where the 4.5-inch screen is a tad disappointing. We have gotten used to the 4.7 to S-inch screen size for gaming. The 1800mAh battery manages to make it through the day with above average use.
For Rs.9,899, the Karbonn A21 is worth it. It gives users an Android experience with decent hardware under the hood, a very good build and a lovable touchscreen. On the downside, the camera is underwhelming, the battery life could have been better and the overall performance is laggy. If you are looking to invest in your first Android device and think that a 4.5- inch display is right for you, then the iBall Andi 4.5h is a better bet.
It’s is better if we look at the Aakash iTutor as an educational device rather than a mainstream tablet. The Aakash iTutor gives users access to video lectures, self-study materials, MCQ self-assessment, feedback mechanism and more features that help in the self-learning process. The educational content varies depending on the package you have taken. The cost of the content varies from Rs.14,000 to 230,000 per year depending on the class (8,9,10,11,12) and package type (basic, classic, premium). The tablet also has access to the Google Play store giving you access to a plethora of apps. It runs on Android 2.3 though.
Micromax Canvas 2 A110
The look and build of the A110 is very good. The power under the hood is good to run all the apps. In its raw performance, there are better performing devices available out there. It also comes preloaded with its own app store in addition to the Google Play store. The preloaded theme may be too vibrant for some but that can be changed with ease. The onl y downside to the device is that the display resolution isn’t the best for viewing videos or playing video games.