Leading India based smartphone maker, Micromax has been constantly launching numerous smartphones in the market at different price points. Lately, the vendor appears to have come with two entry-level offerings that have been listed on its official website and on online retailers. Now, here is a quick review on one of them, the Micromax Bolt A064 priced at Rs 3,301.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Bolt A064 is given a basic 2 MP primary camera with LED flash. Also onboard is a VGA front-facing selfie camera with support for moderate video calling. Of course, these camera aspects of the smartphone appear pretty low-end, but they are acceptable for the pricing the device asks.

The internal storage capacity is disappointing as the handset is sticking to paltry 4 GB storage when the other manufacturers in the entry-level segment are moving on to use 8 GB of memory capacity onboard. The handset supports expandable storage using a micro SD card up to 32 GB as well.

Processor and Battery

The Micromax is powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6571 processor that is supplemented by a mere 512 MB of RAM. This hardware will make the Micromax smartphone on par with the other entry-level smartphones in the market.

Battery backup is 1,400 mAh, which is average and the company claims that this battery would be capable of providing enough juice for the device to last up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time respectively on 2G.

Display and Features

The display unit measures 3.5 inches and it boasts of a HVGA screen resolution of 320×480 pixel resolution that is pretty basic. Anyways, we cannot expect a better display given the pricing of the Bolt A064.

The Micromax phone runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and comes equipped with connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 2G. Also, the handset is pre-loaded with M! Live, Opera, M! Games, M! Insurance, M! Pick, M! Security, Clean Master, Hike, Games Club, Launcher: Mad, Saavn, Zapper Games: Bounce Ball Classic, Bubble X Slice, and Zombie Smasher.

Comparison

The Micromax Bolt A064 would be competing with Intex Aqua T2, Lava Iris 404e, Spice Stellar Mi-503 and others in the price bracket.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Bolt A064
Display 3.5 inch, HVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Dual Core MediaTek MT6571
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 2 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,400 mAh
Price Rs 3,301

What we Like

  • Competitive pricing
  • Decent chipset for the price

What Dislike

  • Lack of 3G connectivity

Price and Conclusion

The Micromax Bolt A064 priced at Rs 3,301 is definitely a worthy basic Android smartphone that is available in the sub Rs 4,000 price bracket. There are numerous such offerings in the market and all of them arrive with similar specifications. While there is nothing much to boast of this smartphones, but Micromax has managed a good enough hardware for the price. It is clear that they are targeted towards the feature phone users.