India-based company that makes every conceivable consumer electronic product for entertainment, Mitashi . Mitashi has introduced its new lineup of Android based tablets under the brand name Play.
• 9 inch touchscreen display
• 1 GHz low-power mobile processor
• 800 x 480 pixel natively
• 16:9 aspect ratio display
• low-power single core 1 GHz Boxchip Cortex-A8 architecture
• Mali-400 graphics chip
• 512 MB DDR3 RAM
• GB NAND flash
• Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
• 3.5 mm audio port
• 0.3 megapixel camera
• 32 GB in memory card
• Gtalk video support
• Supports HD videos
• 3500 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery
• Support 3G USB dongle
The inexpensive tablets have low-power components that are relatively under-clocked and may not provide a good experience. The necessary recipe lies in selecting the right mix of components and then including a perfectly optimized Android version to it. Any trade-off in the hardware results in a cascading effect in daily usage.
Design and display
The Play BE200 tablet has a decent design but feels a bit heavy, and its glossy back cover and touchscreen are fingerprint magnets.
The body quality of the tablet is average with glossy outer shell, and a bit of extra weight might become cumbersome for young users.
One surprising thing that we noted with the hardware was that when back cover was pressed a bit harder, distortion comes on the touch screen. Clearly, the quality of body is not that great.
Applications and user interface
By default, this new device arrives with some pre-loaded applications, of which two are popular games. The Play BE200 offers Angry Birds and the Fruit Ninja game for free. It also arrives with Document on Go for word processing, and the Super-HD Play app for HD quality videos.
The micro USB port also supports USB on the Go and allows the user plug a 3G USB dongle to connect the tablet to the web. At present, Mitashi claims that only selected dongle models from Airtel, Reliance, MTS and Tata Photo+ are supported on the tablet.
The front-facing camera clicks grainy images and that's all that can be expected from a 0.3 megapixel camera. Users can also use third party applications like Skype or Tango.
The built-in software is decent enough to play 720p MP4 files reasonably well, but as soon as you try to interact with the interface, it stutters. Users can also watch videos and movies while staying disconnected from data networks. Since the screen quality is not that great, images and videos do appear a bit washed out.
Mitashi has packed a 3500 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery to offer battery life of at least 8 hours while using the tablet normally. Exhaustive Wi-Fi use by streaming videos consumed battery really fast. When not connected to WiFi, the tablet tends to last longer.
Choose tablets like one from Micromax, Zync and iBerry offer much better hardware at a price bump of a grand or two. The tablet packs a low-power processor, graphics and less than basic RAM to make the user interface just usable. If users continue to add more applications, the tablet will continue to lag because of limited on-board storage. Thankfully, micro SD cards are relatively less expensive now.
The Mitashi Play BE200 can put up good enough competition to tablets with same configuration .Users can buy this tablets at Rs 7,990 from the Mitashi website.
Source : Themobileindian