Published On: , Fri, Dec 21st, 2012

Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 Review

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Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0
Price in India :   6500 Approx
Highlights:
With the launch of A68 Smarty 4.0, Micromax is all set to expand its portfolio with other advanced mobile phones. Launched in the budget phone segment, Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 has been designed keeping in mind the mid-income consumers, who want to enjoy the traits of new age phone at an affordable price range.
Pros:

• Fast processor
• Neat and clean UI
• Responsive touchscreen
• Decent camera

Cons:

• No GPS
• Restricted to 2G, no 3G
• Front camera not included
• Few glitches

Introduction

Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 is the latest mobile phone, which comes as a big surprise in a budget segment. The latest release from Micromax comes with Android ICS OS and is powered with high speed 1GHz processor. Available at an affordable price range, the phone is packed with features that match the traits of high-end smartphones.

Also, available with dual-SIM functionality, A68 Smarty 4.0 comes with a full touchscreen, which has resolution of that has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels that are known for producing vibrant display quality. Also, the new entrant from Micromax is available with some of the latest apps and tools.

DesignandFeel

In terms of design and looks, A68 Smarty 4.0 is slim and light weight mobile phone. It measures 65.5mm x 9.9mm x 12.7mm in dimensions, making the device quite sleek and comfortable to hold. Also, A68 measures low in weight and comes with good build quality. Made using plastic material, the phone gives a cool premium look wits its smooth and blackish grey edges, though it comes with a glossy finishing.

A68 has 3 touch sensitive buttons (Home, Back and Menu options) at the bottom of the front panel below the screen and the rear panel houses Micromax badge at the bottom, camera along with flash placed at the top left and speaker at the bottom left. Overall, the stylish design and finishing makes this phone look superior.

HardwareandPerformance

Powered with 1 GHz MT6515 Processor and 512MB RAM, Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 seems to look a powerful device. But is it actually? Though we do get a good phone with brilliant specs but truth cannot be denied that it might function slowly if we get in indulged in multitasking. With 1GHz processor, the phone seems good for gaming as it produces superior graphics.

As for storage is concerned, A68 comes with 2GB internal space and includes microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB. Further, the phone comes with 4.0 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen and has been provided with a 5MP camera. One thing which didn’t made sense is, when Micromax launched A68 with such good specs, why did it not include a front camera. This came as a big disappointment for most of those who thought it would at least have a secondary VGA camera.

MicromaxA68Smarty4.0Features

We would not say that Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 is must have phone because all of us have different points of view, especially when it comes to Micromax handsets. Though it comes with Android ICS 4.0 OS and includes a capacitive touchscreen, it doesn’t mean phone met the expectations of each one of us. But for those, who are looking for decent Android device at a reasonable cost, A68 can prove to be a good phone. Other features that A68 is known for are:

  • Its dual-SIM capability will probably help the users separate their personal and professional lives easily
  • Available with streamlined UI
  • Let the users save battery with an enhanced power management application
  • Comes with preinstalled Google play store
  • Plays video at 30fps
  • Provide rich notifications, resizable widgets and customizable home screens
  • Comes with Li-ion 1600mAh standard battery, which offers talk time up to 5 hours

FinalVerdict

Verdict A decent mobile phone with good spec sheet, Micromax A68 does have attracted most of the mid-income consumers. Though A68 Smarty 4.0 comes with impressive hardware and software features, it lacks in long race. The brand has missed out some important traits in this phone that would have made A68 a better phone. Also, if we go through the Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 Review, it seems that Micromax should have worked more on this phone. Priced at INR 6,500, Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 seems to have mixed responses from the techies.

TechnicalSpecifications
  • General
    Opearing Frequency
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz | GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
    Dual Sim
    Yes, Dual SIM (GSM+GSM), Dual Standby
  • Body
    Dimensions
    127x65.5x9.9 MM
    Form Factor
    Touch Bar
  • Display
    Color
    4.0 inches, TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, 252K Colors
    Size
    Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 has a display size of 480 x 800 px
    Touch Screen
    Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Camera
    Mega Pixel
    Yes, 5.0 Mega Pixels Camera with Flash
    Resolution
    2592 x 1944 Pixels
    Zoom
    Yes, Digital Zoom
    Video
    Yes
    Video Recording
    Yes, MPEG4, 640x480 Pixels
  • Audio & Video
    Speaker
    Yes
    Audio jack
    Yes
    Radio/ FM
    Yes, FM Radio
    Video Player
    Yes, Video Formats : MP4, 3GP, AVI (MJPEG), 480p@30fps
  • Features
    OS/ Version
    Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    CPU/ Processor
    Yes, MT6515, 1 GHz Processor
    Browser
    Yes, WAP 2.0/HTML
    Java
    N/A
    Messaging
    Yes
    Internal Memory
    Yes, Internal Memory : 2 GB Storage, 4 GB ROM + 512 MB RAM
    Expendable Memory
    Yes, Up to 32 GB
    SNS
    Yes
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth
    Yes, v3.0
    Wifi
    Yes, Wi-Fi Support
    USB
    Yes, USB v2.0
    GPRS
    Yes
    EDGE
    Yes
  • Battery
    Type/ Model
    1600 mAH
    Standby Time
    Up to 144 hours
    Talk Time
    Up to 5 hours
  • Messaging
    SMS
    Yes
    MMS
    Yes
    Email
    Yes

About the Author

Laique Khan

- He Thought of Becoming a Management Executive in some firm, But Laique’s early exposure to Games made him took a job for creating Reviews and Articles on Latest Video Games. A Gamer himself, he entered our Bandwagon and made Gaming a core part of our Work.