Micromax, the smartphone and tablet manufacturer has got yet another tablet in the Indian market that is in the budget segment. Called the Micromax Canvas Tab P690, we got to review it recently and this is what we could make of it.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P690 is available in metallic grey colour. The tablets grey metal back panel is grippy and one can hold the tablet nicely. This back grey metal is extended to the side panel that gives this tablet the edge over others. There is also a white Micromax logo on the back, adding to the whole show. Overall, the design is pretty competitive and gives this one an expensive look.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P690 features an 8-inch LCD IPS display. This LCD IPS display is ideal for reading e-books and one can even watch movies on it as the colours look real on the screen. The tablet is not that heavy, it has only 318g weight and it is 7.8mm thick.
The power button is located on the right side of the tablet along with the volume key. The SIM and microSD slots are placed a little away on the same side. Both, the USB port and a 3.5mm headset jack are located at the top of the tablet. The primary camera is on the top left (rear) of the tablet. A neat pair of headphones also come in the box that take care of the users resonance needs.
At this level performance does matter. The Micromax Canvas Tab P690 has an Intel Atom 1.83GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor that comes with 1GB of RAM. Together they try to make the applications and services run as smoothly as possible. This tablet has 8GB of internal memory of which only 3.81GB is free for users to store files as the rest is taken by the operating system and default apps. However, there is the option to add up to 32GB microSD card to store additional files.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P690 sensors list includes accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, gravity sensor and ambient light sensor. The primary camera of the tablet can capture 5-megapixel still images. For selfies, there is a 2-megapixel secondary camera. The picture quality was not up to the mark but the Macro shots were quite good.
We were able to play most apps and mid-end games on the tablet without any hassles. But, the tablet hangs a lot while playing high-end games and one can’t enjoy the game at this level. We faced no problems when it came to audio and call quality on the Micromax Canvas Tab P690. The supplied headphones are really nice. Screen, image and video quality is also above average and we quite liked what we saw.
Moving on to its battery life, the Micromax Canvas Tab P690 has 4,000 mAh non-removable battery inside it. But, it can barely stay awake for a full day. We tested the tablet with Quadrant and it managed to score 12,976 points, we were expecting a bit more.
The Micromax Canvas Tab P690 looks good and it is built for the youngsters. It has the Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, which can get upgraded to Lollipop OS. It comes with a lot of preloaded apps. The experience was quite smooth throughout. One can get the Micromax Canvas Tab P690 for Rs 8,999.
- Quite affordable
- Stylish compact design
- Decent performance
- Average battery life
- Camera without flash
- Comes with Android KitKat OS
Tech Specs of Micromax Canvas Tab P690
- Network supported: 2G and 3G
- Display size: LCD IPS 8-inch display
- Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS
- CPU: Intel Atom 83GHz Quad-Core processor
- RAM: 1GB
- Memory: 8GB (memory can be expanded up to 32GB via micro SD card)
- Camera: Rear camera 5MP and 2MP secondary camera
- Dimensions:8 x 120.5 x 7.8mm
- Weight: 318g
- Battery: 4,000 mAh (non-removable)