A tank with no ammunition
26 Feb 2013
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: Som Answers at last of review
1. Does not come bundled with a memory card. Most of the phone apps do not work without memory card (music,bluetooth,camera,etc) because U cannot save anything in phone memory as it is reserved for applications. So its half a phone without memory card.
So Buy a memory card for around Rs 200.
2. The specs show 256 MB RAM, but in reality it is only 168 MB RAM, out of which only 30 MB is available because the inbuilt apps like hookup, gmaps, etc take up most of the memory.
These apps cannot be killed/uninstalled and start on their own.
3. The battery drains up fast because apps are always running in the background.
4. The meory card is not hot swappable. you have to switch the phone off and remove battery to put memory card.
5. Heavy Games do not run on the phone and simply exit when run(TEMPLE RUN, SUBWAY SURFERS,etc).
6. The accelerometer is only 3 way, so sensor games like PAPER PLANE do not work.
7. EDGE/GPRS speed is lower as compared to other phones (No Idea why ?)
8. The headset provided are the cheapest and worst Headset I've ever seen. Bought a new pair of headset (from flipkart) for around Rs 350. Sound is loud in loudspeaker but quality of sound is average in headset(as compared to a nokia or Sony phones )
9. The charger is a USB charger which needs the USB data cable for charging.(micromax saved money here :P)
1. Touchscreen is much muchbetter than Nokia or Samsung in this price range(do not compare with Iphone :P)
2. The phone does not lag or hang due to the 1 Ghz processor
3. The screen is Big,rich and colourful(looks like an I Phone :P).
4. Small size games(less than 10 MB) like FRUIT NINJA, HILL CLIMB RACING work like charm
5. 3G is Really very fast on phone and performs as it should.
6. Many websites wrote that it does not have wifi hotspot. WRONG !!
It has both wifi hotspot as well as tethering feature inbuilt.
7. The Camera is decent, clicks good photos and can be said to be a 3 MP camera (however is fixed focus)
8. 640x480 videos play smoothly but not 720p videos.
9. A Screen Guard is included in the box :D
So the phone costs more than 5000 in total. Hence it is a tank in which you have to put extra ammuntion to start it.
Answers to some comments.
There is an app called kingsoft office to open/edit word,pdf,excel and ppt files of microsot.
Yes Wifi hotspot/Tether is there in the phone.
Google talk, whats app are working.
For installing the phone software Goto settings-->applications-->development-->click CDROM mode.
Now connect you phone to PC and U will get the Setup of micromax drivers as a removable drive. Install it from there.
U can use any dialer app(also in nokia pc suite by selecting android modem manually) on PC to create a dialup connection
To run Heavy games go into airplane mode and Then try. Surely works
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