An Affordable Dual-SIM Smartphone
Micromax A89 Ninja has been complemented with a 4-inch WVGA TFT Capacitive Touchscreen display that bears a display resolution of 480x800 pixels. This device from Micromax runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.
Micromax has powered the A89 Ninja smartphone with a 1GHZ MediaTek MT6577 Dual-Core Processor accompanied by 512MB of RAM. The Dual-SIM smartphone features a 3-megapixel Rear Camera out of the box. It comes with an onboard Storage capacity of 2GB which can be further expanded externally up to 32GB via Micro SD Card.
Micromax A89 Ninja offers a Dual-SIM support that works as the USP for the device. The gorgeous display accompanied by a processor that is one of the best in the segment making the device a good buy for those who are looking for a budget friendly smartphone.
Running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, the Micromax A89 Ninja is a slab smartphone, modeling a TFT LCD touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel native resolution, a 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor and a 1450 mAh battery. Additional features include 512RAM, GPS, 2GB internal storage, a microSD media slot (up to 32GB expansion), a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as microUSB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity options....
Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 694 ratings)
Overall: 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