Excellent phone under 8k
By Inderjit Kumar | 29 Apr 2014
This is the best Android smartphone that money can buy in India. I was looking for an Android phone within 8k with the following minimum specifications:
Screen- minimum 5 inches
Camera - minimum 5 mp
RAM - minimum 1 GB
Processor - Dual Core, minimum 1.2 Ghz
Android version - minimum 4.2 and above
Battery – above 2500 mAH
GPS, FM, Music Player, etc.
A lot of companies were offering several devices on the above mentioned parameters but none had any device available at that time for less than 8k. Even now if you filter the above parameters, you will still get this phone only at the top of the search and other devices will show for minimum 10k and even above. I have been using this phone for over 3 months now and this device is certainly worth buying if you are a first time Android user. However the device is not hundred percent flawless and has some cons too. But those are minor and overall this is a very good phone under 8k budget. Shame on you Samsung for keeping the prices of such devices exorbitantly high.
Excellent screen - 5 inches
Good build. Finishing is good.
High amount of RAM - 1 GB. You can play all kinds of games and can run all kind of applications on the Micromax A 77. It doesn't hang even while multitasking unlike the 512 MB hyped Samsung phones.
High processing speed - The 1.3 Ghz dual core processor extracts the maximum amt. of Juice form the Juice A 77 so you always get the most out of the processors. The latest mediatek chipset is good.
Large internal memory - 4 GB. High enough to meet most of the tasks, games and applications that you download from the plays store.
GPS, Music Player, Video Player, FM, etc are descent.
Dual sim with 3G support is very good for people who want dual calling facilities and also 3g services.
Battery - 3000 mAH. Phenomenal lasting. You will have enough for all of your gaming, surfing (wi-fi), calling needs and at the end of the day you will find that the battery is still 50% left!! This is the biggest plus point of Micromax Canvass A 77 - it's battery is a monster and will not let you down.
Price- at 8k it's a steal. Worth its weight in gold.
Camera- Could have been better. The camera software/application also needs to be upgraded and tweaked by Micromax as pictures are not quite sharp and crisp.
Front camera is actually a misnomer as when you try to take pics you always look dark skinned no matter how fair or how much lighting you have got while taking your selfie. It always takes dark pictures even if you are under the sun!!!
Music player - Bass, treble and other effects are not as good as Sony or Samsung players. The equalizer and sound effect needs to be improved as sound is not so great in this set. Headphones need to be improved drastically.
Final conclusion: There are a lot of devices today in the market that are selling a smartphone with the above specifications but none of them are so competitively priced as such as the A 77. Its the best.