- Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
- Dual Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 2MP Rear Camera
- 0.3MP Front Camera
- 3300mAH Battery
- 8GB Internal Memory
Mitashi is a leading name in the TV Videogame Industry and the Fastest Growing Brand in Consumer Electronics Segment, it is quite popular among the gamers. The company has taken a keen interest in bringing out tablets for people at a very competitive price specially built for children above 2 years of age and is currently available on a few online stores such as Flipkart. The tablet is now on under the SkyKidz brand and is priced around Rs. 6,999*/-.
Let’s take a look at this tablet designed for kids.
The Mitashi Sky tab 2 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of Internal Storage and runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating System and doesn’t include any customizations. So, you are getting a traditional looking OS on this tablet, without anything exceptional to offer. As far as sensors go, the Sky tan 2 has no sensor built in. It lacks Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Barometer and even the Temperature sensor. This might have seemed like a child’s nightmare but, since the kids are a target, Mitashi has preloaded lots of games and apps on this tablet. It has stories, racing games, paint app and lots more. The company has tried to make it more suitable for the children in the way they can. Thankfully the company has predefined its target audience. Owing to aggressive competition, this device would not have stood a chance against any other tablet. The device has no Java support and the browser does not support flash. Not that the kids would really require these features.
The apps and games come pre-installed on this tablet and run smoothly. This device is not suitable for Multitasking and if so, it might freeze your device. As children friendly devices go, this tablet performs one task at a time. In simple words the performance of Sky Tab 2 is good for childrens, not good for teens or grownups.
Sky Tab 2 comes with lots of educational apps and games. You will find apps in almost every category, for example the Cricket Fever, File Manager, 3D Rhymes, Counting Numbers. Dadi maa ki Khaniyan, Hit out Heroes, Kids Math, Kids Piano and lot more. Most of these apps serve educational purposes and come pretty handy while educating kids about Shapes, Alphabets, Counting, Numbers, and Maths. A few apps like Beauty and Beast come with bed time modes, which will automatically narrate stories to your children.
Design and Display:
The Sky Tab 2 comes with 7-inch of Display screen with resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is surrounded by a ‘kid tough’ case and bumper, which has been designed for children especially concerning the point about kid’s rough handling skills put to use. Over all, it has a pretty sinewy design and is easy to handle, it looks and feels like a digital toy. The build is completely plastic, the button, the rear case, the home button has just plastic material. Since, this device is built for children; Mitashi has curtailed all possible costs of adding high quality metal and stuck to the cheap and easily available plastic. Unfortunately, this device is heavier than it should be. It weighs around 850 grams.
Most buttons have been placed at the top of the tablet. On the right side there is a Power On/OFF button and a 3.5 mm Audio jack juxtaposes it, there is a Micro USB slot as well as a Charging port too. Towards the left side of this bulky toy, there is a volume rocker and there are 2 speakers placed on either sides of the screen (left and right). Since the placement of the speakers is well thought of, there won’t be any possible issue with kids accidentally placing their hands on the speakers to obstruct the sound. There is a home button for quick and easy navigation to the home screen. There isn’t anything more interesting on this device that meets the eye. On the rear side of the device, there is a Micro USB card slot on the rear end.
The display on this device is not the kind you would expect; in fact it is absolutely disappointing for adult usage. But, children would definitely enjoy their games, stories or videos. The viewing angles on this device are not good and the color distribution feels left out. The device performs badly under direct sunlight and there are obvious difficulties when it comes to operating it outdoors. It has also a little bit heating issue. It get’s heated up if you are continuously playing high graphics game or multiple apps.
The device is available in Blue, White, Red, Green and Red colors.
Network and Connectivity:
While networking remains out of the tablet, the device has a few connectivity options such as Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/ g/ n) Bluetooth, a Headphone jack and Micro USB connectivity. The tablet does not possess GPS, Near Field Communication (NFC) Infrared, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, MHL out, HDMI, Charging via USB is possible but, the device lacks a Proprietary charging connector or even a Proprietary data connector. There is a single SIM card slot but, this device lacks 3G connectivity.
The Mitashi Sky Tab 2 is powered by a 3300 mAh battery, but it drains quickly if you are using the Internet or playing games.
Camera and Multimedia:
The Mitashi Sky Tab 2 comes with a 0.3-megapixel front facing camera and 2MP rear facing camera. The camera quality of this tablet is very bad, the pictures seem quite grainy and contain a lot of noise. The cameras are basic and have no modes on them. You can play music and general video files on the tablet. The most essential usage of this device is games and educational apps and Mitashi does pretty well there.
This device is an educational and fun loving toy for children but, it is a primitive tool for adults. If you want your kids to get accustomed to using tablets, you can opt for this tablet.
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