Milagrow M2 Pro 3G review: Doesn't impress much

Aug 21 2014, 12:17 IST
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At Rs. 21,990, the device ends up providing a basic experience, especially, when brands like Samsung, LG and Asus Google Nexus has a lot more to offer. At Rs. 21,990, the device ends up providing a basic experience, especially, when brands like Samsung, LG and Asus Google Nexus has a lot more to offer.
SummaryMilagrow tries hard to deliver an all-round device but a bit too heavy on wallet and your hands.

Milagrow had entered the tablet market a couple years back with its TabTop range of tablet PCs and since then it has been trying hard to make a dent on the minds of Indian tablet buyers. However, the company is struggling to strike the right balance of price, specs and quality, given the fact that most of its tablet models are targeting the mid-range market. And when someone is planning to spend something around Rs. 20,000 or more for a tablet, he or she will surely peep into the specs and prices of the iPad Mini and Asus Google Nexus 7C.

Unlike smartphones, people expect tablets to have a greater life span as most of the products are claimed to be a replacement for laptops. Someone wouldnít mind changing a smartphone after an year of use, but will definitely want to stick to a tablet for a longer period of time.

Coming to M2 Pro 3G 32 GB model, Milagrow seems to have tried to deliver a nice device, however, it did not impress us much.

Key specs: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, 7.9-inches display at 768 x 1024 pixels (~160 ppi), Quad-core Rockchip CPU at 1.6 GHz, Mali-400 GPU, 2 GB RAM, around 27 GB of available internal storage expandable up to 64 GB, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, calling and 3G support.

Price: Rs. 21,990

Design: The device is made out of white plastic along with aluminium metal finish at the back. It tries to look like the iPad Mini but itís nowhere close. The device looks plain at the front, but the black camera area with flash along and metal finish at the back gives the device some premium look. The power/wake button and volume rocker keys are located at the bottom right corner- which is weird and makes its pretty difficult to operate. The build quality is good.

The device weighs 390 grams and it would have been great if Milagrow could have shed a few grams. If you are using it with the flip cover that comes along with the device, then the weight doubles and your hand will start paining after 10 minutes of usage. Milagrow definitely needs to work on this part, given it want users to use the device as a ĎTabTopí.

Screen: The display quality is pretty average at 768 x 1024 pixels, and 160 ppi. Given the price, at least the display could

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