Micromax A100 Review.
Couple of days back, Micromax launched A100 superfone canvas which is available for Rs 9799. Phone itself is known as phablet because of its 5inch display size. This smartphone is powered by 1GHz single core processor and 512MB RAM. Lets look into the device more deeply and find pros and cons.
Key features of Micromax A100 Review
- Android 4.0.4 ice cream sandwich
- 5inch display with 480×854 resolution
- 4GB internal memory
- 512MB RAM
- 1GHz single core processor
- 5MP rear and 0.3MP front camera
- 2000mAh battery
- WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and USB
Inside the Box
- Micromax A100
- USB cable
- User manuals
Hardware and Design
Micromax A100 sports 5 inch display which big screen lovers would definitely love. It is simple TFT capacitive LCD display with 480×854 resolution. It is powered by 1GHz single core processor and 512MB RAM. There are no physical buttons present at the bottom and you will have touch buttons within the screen at the bottom. Power button lies on the right hand side and on the top you will find 3.5mm Audio jack. On the left, you have the volume rocker and at the bottom you will find micro USB port. On the back side of Micromax A100 lies 5MP camera with LED flash, speakers and Micromax logo. Back panel of the device is rubberized and very soft. Moving on to the internet and connectivity, you will find WiFi, 3G and GPS present in the device. Touch response of the screen is damn good.
Micromax A100 runs on Android 4.0.4 ice cream sandwich and it has been promised to get Android 4.1 jelly bean sometime in last quarter of this year. As always, number of applications like Mibuddy, WhatsApp etc are pre-installed on this device. It looks like Micromax has decided some standard set of applications. There are not much customization in the Android framework. There are no changes in lockscreen either. Sliding down the top/task bar will give you the options to control the brightness of the display and toggle number of basic settings like airplane mode, GPS and vibrate mode. Internet browser that you find on this device is default one and performs the rendering of pages very quickly. Pinching and zooming is quite simple, fast and responsive. Off course, with Android 4.0.4 on-board, you can also install Chrome for Android.
Micromax A100 comes up with the 5MP primary camera which is accompanied by LED flash. The camera of the device captures your moments incredibly well. Quality is quite satisfying. 0.3MP front facing camera can be used for video calling with the 3rd party apps like Skype etc.
2000mAh battery seems quite big but it is not. The main reason is the display/screen size which minimizes the battery backup. You can expect about 5 to 5.5 hours of battery on 2G and 180 hours on standby.
Micromax A100 has 4GB of internal memory and it is expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD card.
- Bigger Screen
- 4GB internal memory
- Budget smartphone with good quality
- Bit low volume on speakers.
- No physical buttons
It’s a good phone to go far considering the price factor and features. Cons won’t really make any big issues. You can buy Micromax A100 for just Rs 9790. It is one of the best device in this price range.