Micromax Bolt A58 was listed a few days back on company’s official website and is now available for purchase from online retailer Saholic at Rs. 5,499. The phone looks quite attractive as a budget phone and offers humble specifications suitable for basic use and for first time Android users. Let’s take a deeper look in the specifications of the device.

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Camera and Internal Storage

This phone sports a 2 MP fixed focus camera at the back which is not anything to boast about. The absence of front camera won’t be a deal breaker for most people. If you are interested in a better camera on your smartphone you have plenty of options at this price range. You can opt for phones like Karbonn A16 and Karbonn A99 and Spice Stellar Glamour which offer a better 5 MP/VGA camera combination.

The internal storage is also quite less compared to the competition. You will get 512 MB of internal storage which can be extended to 32 GB using a MicroSD card. The limited internal storage will limit the amount of apps you can download on this device.

Processor and Battery

This phone is powered by 1 GHz Dual core MT6572M processor which is the processor optimized by mediate for budget Android phones to further reduce the cost. We have seen the slightly better processor 1.3 GHz Dual core MT6572 in many budget android phones like Karbonn A12+ and Micromax Canvas Fun A64. This processor is backed by 512 MB of RAM which is above average. This processor will be sufficient only for basic usage.

The battery capacity is 1200 mAh which again is little disappointing. At this price range we expect around 1400 mAh of power. Micromax claims this battery will provide you with 4 hrs of talk time and 200 hours of standby time which is not saying much.

Display and Features

The display of this phone is 3.5 Inches in size and sports 320 x 480 pixel resolution. This is the most basic display out there similar to basic Android phones like Josh Fortune Square and Celkon Campus A15. You can get a better 4 Inch display with WVGA resolution at this price range from phones like Spice Stellar Glamour.

On the software front this phone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly bean operating system, which will provide the first time users with great Android experience. The phone also supports dual SIM dual Standby functionality.

Looks and Connectivity

The Looks are the USP of this device and they do matter in the budget Android segment where everyone is offering more or less the same configuration for basic usage. Most of the time it narrows down to what looks good and comfortable in your hand.

Micromax has not specified the weight and body dimensions of this phone but as seen in the images the black-Red contrast and bright red color make this phone attractive. Connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and micro USB.

Comparison

This phone will compete against phones like Spice Stellar Glamour, Karbonn A16, Karbonn A12+, Celkon Campus A63, Intex Cloud X4 and Celkon Campus A20. The budget market stands quite overcrowded which implies the great demand for such phones. Most of the competition will offer you only 256 MB RAM at this price range and this is where Micromax Bolt A58 scores.

Key Specifications

Model Micromax Bolt A58
Processor 1 GHz Dual core
Display 3.5 Inch, 480 x 320
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 512 MB
O.S. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 2 MP
Battery 1200 mAh
Price Rs. 5,499

Conclusion

Micromax Bolt A58 is a budget android phone with good looks and average specifications. The battery capacity is slightly less but the dual core processor at this price range with 512 MB RAM will suffice for intended basic usage. The internal memory of 512 MB falls short if you plan on downloading and experimenting with Apps, in that case 4 GB options will suit you better. You can buy this phone from Saholic for Rs. 5,499.

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