I bought this mobile for ₹17,500. The first thing you'll love is that there is hardly any distinction between the screen and the bezels. When the screen is turned off it looks like a full screen phone without any bezels. The next remarkable thing is the screen, a crisp display with a resolution of 1920x1080 which is no less than the Nexus 5 and better than iPhone 5 or 5s. The 2GB ram gives a smooth experience while using the mobile. The inbuilt memory of 16GB (12GB usable) is more than enough to have apps and games and if you want to watch a movie, it supports OTG, an OTG cable joins the mobile to a pendrive or a hard disk which literally makes the storage capacity to unlimited. The outside is of pure aluminum with an awesome dark blue matte finished cover while is not removable much like the iPhone. The camera is wonderful, it flaunts a rear 13megapixel with a very powerful flash and the front camera is beyond words, it sports a 5megapixel giving almost an awesome result. It supports two micro sim. Its cons are that the aluminium gets heated up with extensive use and nothing else. It is good.
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Till now i have been buying brands like HTC, Samsung and Sony since they were the brand masters, AND i change my phone every 6 months. This time i was thinking of buying a phone of less than Rs.20,000, Indian brand (though almost all phones are made in China, Taiwan etc). Also was looking for a Full HD display, a good camera (good BSI sensor and HDR option), Dual SIM, quad core (mediaTek or Snapdragon processor),
After lot of search i finally bough this phone and after reading many review i didnt see any certified buyer review, so i thought i could post some good and mediocre (not bad really) things about this phone, (SORRY FOR THE TYPOS)
The Good things
Quad Core Mediated Turbo (T) processor - though Snapdragon processor is better this processor doesnt mean its bad. I played several games and tried many application and i didnt see any lag or any sort of low ram issues. For 20k and with all other great specs this is a great phone.
Display - A Full HD display with a ~441ppi density is really awesome. The pictures were very crisp and the screen glass is also tough. I dropped the phone by accident on the first day by 4 feet and fell flat on the display but no issues.
2GB RAM - Any quad core processor especially if you are going for Mediatek processor should have 2GB. One GB will never be sufficient. Am always having 75% free RAM which is really good.
UI - The user interface is the stock interface and not much changed. You can always use a good launcher like Apex launcher (free from Play store and customize. esp to remove the google search widget which cannot be removed by default),
Dual SIm - Both sim slots are micro sim. (Note a micro sim cutter is just Rs.70, so don't pay more if any shop are asking more to cut your sim)
Build Quality - The build quality is really really good. I hate plastic feel phones. This one is full aluminium and is solid to hold and can sustain drops. Its a unibody design construction. Though many would say battery is not replaceable, how many times in your life you have replaced your smartphone battery? In my though this is good, you don't have to mess with battery and if battery goes dead, you can replace with the help of service center. non-removable battery is also not a deal breaker.
Camera - Took some picture inside and outside. The natual light pictures were very good in terms of color reproduction and certainly MM has been picky on the BSI sensors used. Also the HDR, vertical panorama and other camera features are really awesome. Though you can always install 3rd party apps, the feature included are detailed well and works as intended.
The mediocre things (i don't consider the below as bad but can be improved)
battery of 2000mah - After using nexus 4 (2100mah), HTC one (2300mah) and Samsung galaxy s3 (2100mah), 2000mah is not a deal breaker. Use some good batter saver apps like 2x battery saver and this will last a day. If you too much worried about battery then you should look for a phone with more than 2800mah
Earphones (bud type) - The earphones cables are flat and so not tangles, this is similar to HTC in looks, but the quality is that equal to that of what HTC provides.
Other things to note
The notification bar slides slow, which doesn't mean the phone is slow. Other apps and transitions are fast, seems the speed of the animation is reduced.
Gesture controls were really nice.
The said midnight blue color as shown in websites is not what you get. The color is like grey with a slight blue tint. Quick look everyone would say it grey and this looks better than the depicted blue color in websites.
I know there are many who would oppose and would suggest you to go for a Nexus 4, samsung grand duos or mega, HTC incredible or desire, none of them offer this specification of a Full HD 5" display, Dual SIM, a good cam ( better than nexus 4 - i owned one and i know the quality) for this price of 18k (compare it guys with usage and not with just specs, don't just say this is a bad phones since its a developing company). I
If are keen on Snapdragon processor ALONE but DON'T need Full HD display, dual sim, slimmer phone, better camera. FM radio, then go for Nexus 4.
Am rating this 5/5 as i consider the price for this phone with the specs provided and not comparing this with high end phones available at 30k or more. Also i got a 10% cash back so 18k for this phone is a steal.
After sales support might be bad in some cities, but its improving and have trust. You phone will not die within a year. if it happens, it can happen to any phone :)
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This Phone was launched for 20,000rs/- .But after the launch of Micromax Canvas KnightA350 Price was slashed to 15,000rs.I bought This Phone Beacuse I lost my Nexus 5 and just 2 mnths old.And A250 looked promising on Papers with Budget for under 15000 rs.
I bought this ph under an offer for 14,899 rs.
Its a 5'inch ,FuLL HD ph with resolution of 1080 x 1920,Multitouch screen.
Basic Os is Android 4.2.1 Jelly bean with 2Gb Ram in which 1.4gb available for user.KitKat update expected in June according to MMX News Caster.
Dual Sim,16Gb Internal storage(NO SD Slot & 13.9Gb available for user) and non removable battery capacity of 2000mAh.
Front Camera 5 Megapixel and Primary Camera of 13 Megapixel.
It gives Full HD Video recording.
Images are sharp so Camera quality is good..but not what expected from 13 MegaPixel Camera.Video quality is Ok again but not good.
Sceen Display is awesome and promising.U can view from any angle and displlay remains same.Keep your ph infront of your eye at horizantal inclination.Icons on the screen appears just like stickers.So Display is good.
Build Quality is remarkable with aluminium back panel.With proximity sensors near the front camera and earphone. 3.5mm Audio jack at the tail end of ph and charging or data transfer port at the top.Phone is Slim and build quality is promising.
Battery Capacity is 2000mAh which is less for Full HD phone.It falls short of atleast 200mAh.
It has a 1.5 ghz quad core processar with Mediatek MT6589T chipset. "T" in the chipset means Turbo and so is the name of Phone.
Performance wise this phone is not great on what it looks on paper.
When comes to playing high end games,I only played NFS most wanted though .Game was running smoothly but at one point It started lagging lil bit may be for fraction of second but it was lagging.Also Ph starts heating rapidly .But medium games like Subway Surfers and Temple run ,these games run smoothly.
Chat apps Runs smoothly .Once my Ph got hanged & Had to press the screen lock key for long time to reboot the phone.After that I read everywhere that this ph has this prb,May be after KITKat update this prb is expected to get resolved.There is Ifloat feature.where ur msg,calls,videos and browser floats on screen and u can do other work.While u watch one video u can view other video simultaneously on same screen but it will pause ur first video.Proximity sensors are good and effective. Preloaded apps are irritating U cant delete them and also they are trial games u have to buy them after that,but u can clear the data in "app info" and play those games again or simply disable them.
Overall Ph performance is good but on paper this is best.
Who should buy it?
- Those who want a full-HD screen on budget.
- Those looking for good music quality.
- People who are bothered about the spec-sheet on paper.
- Those who want ph for a long battery life.
- Those who love photography.
- Those who Carry Music collection as well as movies with them.
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