i think it will be a good smartphone from windows. latest os, more camera, processor speed,... everything is there.
dont hesitate to buy. i am waiting for availability in the market
micromax needs to work on Talktime. currently this phone has 8 hrs(2g) talktime. we need more talktime
I brought this from HS18, received yesterday only. Initially i was very happy with the looks and basic system. But now, within 24 hrs. i realized that i had made a wrong choice. Whatsapp calling, IMO, call recorder cannot be installed. I think people are right when they say... dont buy windows. They have to upgrade themselves if they want to beat the competition. An android user shd think twice before buying this, until and unless they fix up above said issues.
Looks, Basic features - Windows OS 8.1
No Video call except on Skype, no whatsapp call, no IMO, No call recorder
super windows phone I ever seen before...............
windows operating system
dont buy any window phone,because which softwear we need its not in window store
I got this phone for my dad, and after seeing it in use for a week, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by it. The build quality is excellent - the kind I would have expected from my usual HTCs. The glass in front, the metal-build on the sides and the tight faux-leather finish give it a very premium look and feel, much like the Samsung Note 2, and no exaggeration there! Call quality is good, cameras are decent both on the front and back (no HD video recording though - just a measly 854x480), and viewing angles are very good. In the outdoors, the screen isn't the best out there, but it does just fine! In short, it gives you almost all the features of the Moto G at 3k less!! (And yes, it doesn't have a gorilla glass screen, so be careful not to knock it around. As a consolation, I have several friends who've broken their gorilla glass screens on phone sizes 5'' or above. Not to mention that the optics of the best phones get damaged with any number of drops. So bottomline, regardless of any phone, don't drop it!)
As for Windows Phone 8.1, I find little to blame in it. Each OS has its short-comings - Android many more than others (something most people don't know or refuse to believe) with the viruses, the unnecessary access to personal data for all random apps, and constant lagging, even on the most powerful phones such as the S4 and the HTC One Max. WP is clean and quick. Much neater and the OS never hangs. And I find every single app of my choice available - Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Reader, Authenticator, Axis Bank, Cocktail Flow, Dictionary.com. Despicable Me : Minion Rush, Files, HDFC bank, HERE Drive+, HERE Maps, Hungry Shark Evolution, Indian Express, IndiGo, Mixology, Runtastic apps, Skype, State Bank Freedom, Sticky Notes HD., NYT Crossword, Truecaller, Viber, Whatsapp, Wikipedia, and many more. The app gap thing is mostly an over-exaggeration - Android will have almost a 1000 flashlight softwares to WP's say 50, so there is bound to be a difference in number, but most, if not all the useful apps are there. Won't find any trouble on that front.
The Snapdragon 200 does disappoint a bit - but then again, coupled with a 1 GB RAM, it pulls through just fine, and what else could one ask for a sub-10k phone! Multi-tasking is quick, and games such as Asphalt 8 : Airborne play without any lag, and at a smooth frame-rate!
Sanjay Kavade wrote in his review certain things which I wish to clear -
1. "According to official Microsoft web Windows 8.1 has folder creation on tiles but you can not create it in W121 though it is Windows 8.1." - That is a feature of WP 8.1 Update 1, which can be gotten for now through a Preview for Developers or will be released in the near future.
2. "You can't play ringtone while you setting it. You have to make a call to see what kind of ringtone you have set." - In the list of ringtones there is a play button in a circle on the left side on the screen, upon touching which you get a preview of the ringtone.
3. "Ringtone volume adjustment is not good. You can not have individual volume control for system volume, Alarm volume, massage volume, phone ring volume" - You have 2 different sets of volume controls - Ringer & Notifications, and Media & Apps.
4. "Internet Data toggle is not available on notification bar. you have always go to setting to turn it on and off." - That is true, although MS promised to remedy that in the upcoming updates. For the time being, one can download Cellular Data by Microsoft Corporation and pin that to the start screen to toggle phone data.
In all fairness, this is a brilliant phone! You may lack the Nokia/Microsoft Mobile apps but you get all the rest. Its a great device, and I recommend this to anyone who wishes to spend around 10k for a phone!
Great device, and servicing seems promising. No wonder Micromax is as of this financial quarter the leading smartphone seller in India, having overtaken even the giant Samsung!