Micromax, the leading India based manufacturer for now has always announced smartphones that can garner the consumers’ attention in every possible way. The company’s offerings are available in every segment be it low-end or top-tier. Couple of days back, the vendor surfaced on headlines as its entry-level phone – Bolt A69 appeared on e-commerce portal eBay for sale at Rs 6,599. The handset was also listed on the company website revealing its specifications. Now, let’s analyze the capabilities of this smartphone as per its specs.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Micromax Bolt A69 comes with a 5 MP primary camera with flash and a VGA front-facer for making video calls and clicking self-portrait shots. Both the rear and front camera function effectively providing great levels of user experience for its pricing, though they are low in terms of capabilities. However, it would be very much appreciated if Micromax had given better camera sensors.
The internal storage capacity of the Bolt A69 stands at 4 GB, but the vendor has included an expansion micro SD card slot supporting up to 32 GB. Again, of this low onboard capacity, only a small portion will be available to the users can the rest stores the operating system and relevant software by default. Though all the smartphones at this price point come with similar storage capabilities, they could be an issue for the 4 GB haters.
Processor and Battery
A BCM21663 chipset with a 1 GHz dual-core CPU that is supplemented with a low RAM of 512 MB. This combination of dual-core processor and 512 MB of RAM is quite low to deliver acceptable levels of performance and multi-tasking, but it should be acceptable considering the price range.
The Bolt A69 gets a 1,800 mAh battery which is similar to the one incorporated in other entry-level phones, though it will not do justice for this handset. The listing claims that this battery is rated to provide juice for the phone to last up to 7 hours of talk time and 350 hours of standby time.
Display and Features
The Bolt A69 has a 4.5 inch TFT display that boasts a resolution of 480 x 854 pixel that can display content such as movies and games with fine details to some extent. But, if you prefer to watch superior quality content on the screen, this display could be quite disappointing as it even lacks a HD display that has become a common aspect.
It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with bleak chances of receiving an upgrade. For users to enjoy the benefits of fast browsing experience, Micromax has given the phone 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity features.
Also, the Micromax Bolt A69 comes pre-installed with a slew of applications such as Opera Mini, Kingsoft Office, M! Games and Getit!. Also, it is a dual SIM phone that will add to the users’ convenience and it allows in creating a gap between work and personal life.
From the specifications and pricing of the Bolt A69, the handset will definitely be landing in a direct rivalry with some handsets including Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2, Karbonn Smart A26 and Lava Iris 405+ that also feature similar aspects.
|Micromax Bolt A69
|4.5 inch, 480×800
|1 GHz Dual Core
|4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
|Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
|5 MP/ VGA
What we Like
- Display Size
- Expandable Memory Support
- Decent Battery Life
What we Dislike
- Low Screen Resolution
- Very Low RAM Capacity
Price and Conclusion
The Micromax Bolt A69 is a good smartphone for its pricing of Rs 6,599. It has average specifications under its hood, but as the budget smartphones are coming with advanced specs these days, the handset seems to fall pretty much on the lower scale. Nevertheless, this device could be best suited for those consumers who are upgrading to a smartphone for the first time.