Top positive review
which was to be a good performer, budget range with 4
28 October 2014
I was looking for a first time buy of a smartphone, which was to be a good performer, budget range with 4.5" display or larger. Was considering the Lumia 530 (dual SIM) and this. Made the decision based on user reviews and must say that I am delighted. It has a large and crisp display, easy readability and very suitable for a first timer. However, the ROM seems limited and the number of apps that can be downloaded and installed also fill up the space avl on the phone. I moved all the apps to SD card (those possible), yet the space was limited.
Must have to find ways to remove the micromax apps preinstalled and a few heavy google apps that are consuming space and not useful to me. Wi-Fi performance is a breeze, configuration was all automatic. It runs on one regular size SIM and one micro SIM. Any SIM will work anywhere, regardless of the other. I have a micro SIM on the second slot and the first slot is not used. Build quality is excellent , fit and finish are good. It comes with a screen guard and a charger and the usual headset as accessories.
Call quality is good, although the ringtone volume is a little less, but manageable (as compared to my NOKIA X2). Touch interface is responsive with the screen guard. Battery life with only data usage (light) is about 2 days. Camera takes good photos and acceptable videos. Night video with flash on Diwali day was excellent.
All in all. a great budget phone. WiIl post more on usage.