This is one of the best products that mmx has released better than any of its other sets for this price range...the previous best was mmx aisha a52...nIt is loaded with all premium features of a smartphone in the range of 15-20k..nI purchased this on 4th february for Rs 5900 from a local store,3 days after it was released...nThough i was a bit confused b/w mmx a89,xolo a500 and lava irisn400..but finally made a call on this set... and till now i have no regrets at all after a week's usage..nnHere is my complete review:nnPros:n1. Dual core processor (very fast n no lags at all) & android ICSn2. 512 (472) MB RAM out of which around 230 is used by processes and around 240 remains free out of the boxn3. 3.9" very smooth capacitive touch screen with great resolution (800*480) .looks like an IPS displayn4. Great Loudspeaker with very good clarityn5. 2.1 GB internal storage memory and 503 MB for appsn6. Ambient light sensor,g-sensor,proximity sensor all work fine but magnetic field sensors does't workn7. Plays 720p videos smoothly..it even plays MKV formats (get MX player for better experience)n8. Quadrant (2879) ,neenamark 2 (27.4 fps) and antutu (7214) benchmarks scores are also v.good (my set)n9. Built quality is also v.good,looks premiumn10. All general games and some HD games run smoothly like temple run 2,need for speed most wanted,dead trigger,six guns etc..n11. Comes with a screen guard.n12. Call quality,signal strength all are good.n13. Other general feature like 3G,wifi hotspot,gps all work finen14. Lastly the price...Just excellent pricing by mmx...nnCons:n1. Worst headphones as always by mmx..no bass..better get sony or philips headsets..since my samsung headphones were not compatible with this handset..n2. Could have been better if it had provided a secondary camera though 3MP FF camera works ok..and video rec. is also ok.n3. Battery back up in normal usage lasts for around 12hrs but under heavy usage like gaming,net,videos and music discharges in 6-8hrs.It also heats up under heavy usage but it is very comman in smartphones..not much of a concern..n4. Preloaded with a junk of mmx apps which eats up some space and ramn5. Basic 2-point multitouch unlike mmx aisha a52 which had 5-point multitouchnnCoclusion:nWell,it is beyond doubt the best budget phone in the market at present.njust one word "AWESOME"
Before buying this phone, i was too a bit hesitant to buy this. Spent nearly 1 month on checking and reviewing specs and reviews of the phone. And with out any further delays went ahead and bought this phone on march 25th 2013 from Univercell since in flippy it was completely out of stock for more than 3 days. nnI'm gonna be completely honest on my review now. I'm also gonna split the reviews as well into different parts. So please bear with me for this long review. And do remember im a very choosy buyer of phones and i dont miss a single thing when it comes to buying.nnBUILD : The build quality of the phone is pretty sturdy and well built. The back panel is nplastic and it dosent feel cheap at all. nnBattery : Now i have read in many reviews that the battery is its biggest weak point. Frankly it dosent perform all that bad at all. I have used Wildfire S.. that had the most worst battery back up in my opinion and this is a smart phone and not a feature phone to provide u huge chunks of backup so considering the price range and the usage its pretty good. SO STOP COMPLAINING.nnHeating : Heating is something pretty common in all the smartphone when the cores are stressed out. Now before buying this phone i have read plenty of reviews on this problem.nThe main problem for heating is that the phone somehow is not using the second core ... so when all the stress is handled by one core, heating is more. Now there is a way to enable the second core. I used an app called "MTK6577_governor_switcher_v11". Now to check if this works i first played Real Racing 3 and i found the phone heating a bit. But it wasn't that hot. So i downloaded this app and switched the mode from Hybrid to OnDemand that way both the cores work. Now i tried playing Real Racing 3, heating significantly reduced a lot, but i would say it dosent heat up, only that its a lot better than the previous state. nnTouch and screen quality : TFT screen and a capacitive touch works how it should. It is really smooth and responsive. Though the only problem is it is a bit hard to touch really small icons. Apart from that its really neat. nnGames : All games run pretty smooth in this device. No lags or tear in screen just perfect. The only game that was too heavy was Real Racing 3, had to turn of the volume since it was lagging from the visuals and it was a bit choppy. But the gameplay was good no lags while racing. Overall it can run a lot of games that the other phones under 10k range and 15 k range cant. nnApps : So far all the apps that i have downloaded works flawlessly. So no problem in that as wellnnLight and sensors : Now the phone has a couple of good sensors that all really work good. The only problem is that the bottom three touch keys dont illuminate. So at dark it would be a bit difficult to find the home, back and options buttons. Other than that everything works fine.nnWifi and browsing : One word AWESOME. Now i have a 16MBps connection and the speeds are awesome though the only drawback is, say ur wifi is in one room and u just move to the next room which is close as well the signal reception drops down to 2 points :( but apart from the the data transfer is pretty fast. Browsing is also fast and no hiccups.nOverall if you have a fst connection then it shouldnt bother u at all .nnCamera : Nothing to say since its a FFC and the quality is pretty bad. But it is compensated by the other features it can offer :) nnnOverall for Rs.6,490 this phone offers an awesome spec and features that the rest of the smartphones fail to offer in the 10 to 15k i would say even the 20k range phones. So if u want to buy an budget android phone dont hesitate to buy this :) nnHope this helps you guys :) nnEDIT : So its been 5-6 days now ... and im gonna leave the feedback of the phone. nnSo still no problem ... Though noticed heating in phone near the camera, which is cause the charging port is near the camera and also while surfing the net or playing games try not to cover the back panel. That is one reason why heating is more ... and dont install unnecessary apps like themes and shit ... it just makes it worse. For battery backup use only JUICE DEFENDER and task killer if you want one use Advanced App killer it works good. And also if ur not using wifi switch it off to get maximum battery life. And while playing high end games like Real racing 3 and etc pls switch off wifi ... nnNoted : Played Real Racing 3 for half n hour straight ... battery was in 69% after playing it came to 60% with no wifi .. so hence proved data transfer sucks battery too much ... nnThanks Rahul Chakravorty :) for appreciating my review :) nnHow to use the MTK governor switch :) just install and select the profile nnhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2186957
Price - Very Very Very lessnProcessor - ExcellentnRam - Good enoughnMemory _ Good EnoughnDisplay and Touch - Excellent nSound - good enoughnSoftware - Excellent Ics 4.0.4nGaming Performance - V smooth at such low price...nSensors - GoodnMultitasking - very goodnBattery - not that cool....but its not bad at all...( U can use samsung 1600 mah battery in it for 5- hrs of continous gaming).n n*the three buttons below do not glow( no problem u will easily get used to it...moreover it saves battery ..LOL :) )nnGenerally I dont write review of any product...but this thing forced me to do so... V satisfied.nNow a days i teas my friends who have Samsung's , lg's and Sony's.
ordered a89 on 11feb nd got delivered it by 15th feb as promised by flipkart.......nbest gaming device within 6knnprosn1. mediatek dual core processor 1ghz...realy fast..with PowerVR SXG 531 GPUn2. ram 512 mb(around 230mb user available)n3. 2gb of internal storagen4. vivid wvga resolution....crisp display qualityn5. plays 720p videos smoothly (i used mx player)n6. most of the hd games run butter smoothntempel run2 ,frontline comando ,nfs hot persuit, blood and glory ,nfs most wanted,dead trigger, asphalt 7 ( these are the games i tried out and they run butter smooth)n7. sound quality through the LOUD SPEAKER is clear nd quite loudn8. build quality nd looks really goodnnconsn1. headphone quality worst....(i use nokia wh-205 headset they give awesome sound with the handset)n2. battery back up is not up to the mark, if u are a heavy gamer or use internet for long time...then the battery lasts for only 3 hours. or else it lasts for 1nd a half day.n3. camera is not good in low lightn4. the phone heats up a bit while playing games(normal in few phonesnnConclusion nawesome phone within 6k....
Release Delayed MMX canvas HD made me compare A89 with A110 and i voted A89 for its value for money.nnReview after a day's usage goes like thisnnPros:n. Amazingly Fastn. Can play all decent games without any lagn. No issues with display/sound/brightness/connectivity/video playback/touch sensitivityn. Light sensorn. 4" display at this price with ICSn. comes with screen guard n. Pricen. latest release from MMXn. Build and Form factorn. More handy than its superior 5" A110nnCons:n. Less battery backup with carrier data usagen. Heats up while playing and charging.n. No magnetometer sensorn. loaded with couple of unused bundled Micromax appsn. No pre-loaded basic apps like Facebook etc.nnNeutral:n. Low quality ear phones (who cares)n. Radio (never checked)n. Camera is good at its 3 Mega PixelsnnFinal Say:n. Worth all the spent. It is a hit.nnAlas! I couldnt buy this from Flipkart only bcoz its out of stock. Ended up paying more. Hope Flipkart gets back the stock soon.