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Micromax A 87 Review

TT Correspondent  |  |   12 Apr 2013, New Delhi
Micromax A 87 Review

Why to buy:

It’s a good buy in this price range. People can enjoy android experience on big screen. It has strong 1 GHz processor for entertainment.

Why to avoid:

Weak camera and slow 256 MB RAM, lacking with front camera too.

Our take:

If you are looking for an Android smart phone at low cost, this can be a good buy for you.

Review:

Price: Rs. 5, 999

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Detailed Review

Design:

Being an Indian manufacturer Micromax has made a good impact globally. And their latest launch is Dual Sim Android smartphone A 87 Ninja 4. The price of the device is Rs. 5,999 and it has a good design. The dimension of the handset is 124.8 mm, 64 mm and 11.7 mm in height, width and depth. It has a capacitive touch screen and the screen size measures 4 inches diagonally. On its top is a 3.5 mm earjack port and on its bottom is a USB/Charging port. The right depth holds a power/Lock key, whereas the left side has volume controls. Above its screen is earpiece and below the screen are capacitive touch keys for home, back and menu. The back side has a camera lens around the top and near to the bottom is a speaker grill. The body of the phone is all in plastic material and is handy too.

                             

Interface/OS:

the Micromax Ninja 4 runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. This phone is power backed by 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and 256 MB of RAM. When tested, the mobile functioned smoother but, delayed in multitasking and swapping applications because of its slower 256 MB of RAM.

Camera:

The Micromax Ninja 4 comes with an average 2 megapixels main camera and without LED flash light. It does not have a front facing camera for video calls though the camera has good features. When tested, the outdoor images were clear whereas, the indoor shots were clear with artificial lights support but the colours were dull. The camera captures the picture fast and the overall camera performance is average.

Memory:

Micromax Ninja 4 gives you in-built 100 MB user accessible memory with 256 MB of RAM. The memory can be extended up to 32 GB through micro SD extension slot.

Battery:

Micromax Ninja 4 comes with a standard Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery which has done full justice to this device. It delivers the stand by time of up to 170 hours on 2G and up to 125 hours on 3G. The music playback time is up to 15 hours and the Talk Time from the battery is up to 13 hours on 2G and up to 6.5 hours when on 3G. The overall battery performance was great with average daily use.

Audio/Video:

Micromax Ninja 4 delivers good audio quality and has a FM radio with RDS. It supports MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA and Ogg vorbis audio playback supported formats. 3GPP, MP4 and AMR are audio recording supported formats. The video quality of the phone when tested was just ok. The video playback and recording formats are 3GPP and MP4. When tested, camera performed average with its video quality.

Features:

Micromax Ninja 4 from is in-built with all basic Android smart phone features and applications and you can purchase or download latest android applications to your phone. In-built it has many social and other apps like, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc. The list of pre-loaded application include: Google Search, Google Talk, Google Mail and Google Calendar. For connectivity and communication you have multiple options like USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support with Native USB tethering. WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality is also there. aGPS is in-built in the device and you have a WebKit web browser too. Bluetooth technology helps you pair with other devices and share data with them.

                             

Conclusion:

The Micromax Ninja 4 is a compact smart phone with dual sim functionality. This phone is much better than others in this price range. Its 1 GHz processor, 2 megapixels camera and Android 2.3 version as its main key features give it edge over its competitors. But its week 256 MB RAM and no front facing camera can be a reason to think. So, we give this phone 3 star rating.

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Comment
micromax a87 i have bought it a week before and nw im facing a problem while browsing. the browsing screen comes back to the main menu within no time. plz suggest
Posted By :- deepak
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I got this mobile a month ago.. If I download any android apps, it makes the mob hang.. While browsing, it automatically comes to main menu.. In the top of the display, not able to change to general to silent mode often.. I spoke to micromax customer care & they told me to do reset factory settings.. even after that i'm facing this issue.. I didn't use my mob much after buying it.. I'm facing lot of problems though.. Please don't buy this phone
Posted By :- Nivas
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Disgusting one totally waste of money. I have also purchase a87but now I am much frustratded with it becoz it hangs a lot. I suggest all of u dont go for this if u want to save ur 6000 rs
Posted By :- amitsingh
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micromax a87 is bad mobile i have bought it a week before and nw im facing a problem while browsing. the browsing screen comes back to the main menu within no time. plz suggest
Posted By :- jigar
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Disgusting one totally waste of money. I have also purchase a87but now I am much frustratded with it becoz it hangs a lot. I suggest all of u dont go for this if u want to save ur 6000 rs.
Posted By :- Akhilesh
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I have bought this mobile it is totaly wast of money its battory becoms nil within every 2 hours without much use
Posted By :- Raj

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