Thursday, September 8, 2011

Magiq Tab Battery Performance

The Magiq Tablet has a 2200mAh battery which we all know is a small one compared to other devices it competes with. Many of the viewers of my video and visitors to my blog have asked about the performance of the battery. In this post I will give the detailed review of the battery of Magiq Tab.

1. When there is no Sim Card inserted in the device:
    It was lasting for about 4 hours when Wifi is On for around 2 and 1/2 hours. The usage includes web  browsing when the Wifi is On and playing games when Wifi is Off. The tab was under continuous usage for the complete time. The brightness was around 30% (You will come to know why I am mentioning about the brightness)

2. When there is a 3G Sim Card inserted in the device:
   The life got reduced, obviously, but I don't remember the exact figures of how long it lasted. But when data service is disabled and kept in standby it stands for days (i.e., you are using it as a phone only) and it is a good news. So I can say that the Sim Card as such won't drain much of the battery expect when data is being downloaded/uploaded through Wifi or 3G service.

3. Effect of Brightness of Screen:
  The screen brightness plays a major role (bigger than Wifi) in determining the battery life. I once happened to be in a bright day light and increased the brightness to 100%. The visibility was not excellent at that level too, but the battery started "running down", literally. Within 30 minutes the battery was down (from some where around 90 to 80%, ofcourse I was using 3G data service during that time). From that time, my brightness is only 0% when I stay indoor (The visibility is good even at 0%, indoor).

4. Charging Time:
  It takes 2 hours for the battery to charge from 0% (switched off due to low/no power) to 100%. This is reasonable I feel.

5. Performance from applications perspective:
  When playing games the performance is better compared to the case when browsing through Wifi. And it varies from game to game, for e.g. Angry Birds sucks less battery while Fruit Ninja needs more (the battery drains approximately twice faster while playing Fruit Ninja). When using applications like pdf reader, the battery life is really good. So, if you are looking to use the Magiq Tab as a document reader, you won't be disappointed much with the battery.

Overall, the battery's performance is not good and it is the only thing I am disappointed with till now.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Magiq Tablet Benchmark Test

I know that the Magiq Tab is not a competition to the high end android devices (both phones and tablets) and that it's competing sphere is the low price market, but for all those who are curious to know about it's performance I am posting the benchmark statistics of the Beetel Magiq Tablet.

1. Quadrant Standard
Magiq Tab Quadrant Standard result

In the Quadrant Standard Benchmark test the Magiq Tab stands ahead of Nexus One and HTC Desire both of which are 1Gz Processor, 512MB RAM and 480x800 Resolution devices (The specs are same as Magiq Tab).

2. AnTuTu Benchmark

Magiq Tab AnTuTu Benchmark result

In the AnTuTu Benchmark test also the Magiq Tab stands ahead of Nexus One. In the picture you can see the performance figures of various features like RAM, 2D and 3D graphics, CPU speed, etc tested by this application (each feature is indicated by a unique colour).

If you want to see the results of any other benchmark test don't hesitate to comment.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beetel Magiq Review

Beetel has launched the Magiq tab on 17th August 2011. It started selling the tab at retail outlets for a price of Rs. 9999. The key features and the specifications of this tab are given below.

Key features :

    • Processor Speed - 1GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon)
    • Android 2.2 (Upgradable to 2.3)
    • 7.0" WVGA Screen (Resistive touch screen with stylus)
    • Dual Camera - (2MP + 2MP)
    • Comfy Stand
    • Track Pad
    • Android Market (Free Apps)

7" WVGA TFT Resistive Touch Screen
480x800 Resolution
Android 2.2 (Froyo)
3G Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Dual Camera - 2MP/2MP
2200 mAh Battery
External Memory Support - up to 16GB
Internal Memory - 8GB
1Ghz Snapdragon Processor
Android Market
Stereo Speaker
Comfort Stand
HD Playback
3.5mm Jack
Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
Flash Support

It does not have HDMI port as the Beetel website shows nor is it a capacitive touch screen device as the Beetel customer care claims. But it does come with a 2 month free 3G data usage of 2GB each month on the first Airtel sim inserted. This offer is valid till 20th Nov 2011.

Here is my video of the on hands review of Beetel Magiq Android 3G Tablet.

Pictures of the Tab:

Magiq Tab with box 1

Magiq Tab with box 2

Magiq Tab front on floor

Magiq Tab back on floor

Magiq Tab front on stand

Magiq Tab back on stand

More updates and videos soon. Meanwhile if you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to post them in the comments (If you have any question or if you want more information, please check the comments. I have answered few questions and added some information in the comments section.).
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