Micromax A51 Bolt is the latest smartphone from the Indian brand which is powered by the old android v2.3.7 gingerbread version. The 3.5 inch touchscreen handset comes with dual SIM capability with 3G + 2G combination.
A51 is running on Broadcom’s single core processor clocked at 832MHz and supported by 256MB RAM. There is no internal memory but the phone comes with a 32GB expandable external memory slot.
The two sim handset comes with most of the necessary connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wifi and microUSB. The battery capacity of A51 is 1500mAh which offers upto a mere 4.5hours of talk time and 140hours of standby time.
MMX A51 Bolt is expected to be priced under Rs 5k and releasing by this month end.
Features and Specifications of Micromax A51 Bolt:
– CPU: 832MHz Processor
– Chipset: Broadcom BRCM 21552
– gpu: unknown
– Os: Android 2.3.7 (GingerBread)
– RAM: 256MB
– ROM: 512MB
– microSD Card Slot: Yes, Expandable upto 32GB
– Dual SIM (3G + 2G)
– 3.5inch Capacitive Touchscreen
– Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
Camera & MultiMedia
– Rear Camera: 2 MP Fixed Focus with Flash
– Front Camera: 0.3MP
– Video recording: Yes
– Audio Formats: mp3, wav, mid
– Video Formats: MP4, 3gp
– Gravity Sensor
Network & Connectivity
– 2G: quad band GSM 900/1800 MHz
– 3G HSDPA: 2100 MHz
– Wi-Fi with Wifi Hotspot
– Bluetooth v3.0, FM Radio
– microUSB 2.0
– 3.5mm Audio Jack
Battery & Dimensions
– Battery: 1500mAh
– TalkTime: 4.5hours
– Standby Time: 140hours
– Dimension: unknown
– Weight: unknown
Price & Release Date of MMX A51 Bolt
– Price: Expected Rs 5,000
– Release Date in India: Expected end of March 2013
Following Canvas HD Micromax today launched another new smartphone called Micromax Bolt A35. The low budget device is available at most of the leading store for a price tag of Rs 4,250.
The dual SIM smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by 1 GHz processor and 256MB RAM running on the older version of Android v2.3.5 (Gingerbread). The internal storage is just 160MB which can be extended with microSD card upto 16 GB. MMX Bolt A35 comes with dual camera, 2 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera.
The key feature of Bolt A35 is, it is preloaded with new Flash transfer app which aims to share the data at faster rate by simply shake and share or by dragging the contents across the screen. Bolt A35 is packed with 1500 mAh battery and has Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, micro USB connectivity.
Quick Glance on MMX Bolt A35 Specification:
– CPU: 1GHz processor
– Os: Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
– RAM: 256 MB, Internal Memory: 160 MB
– microSD card slot to expandable upto 16GB
– Dual SIM
– Screen size: 4-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen
– Screen resolution: 480×800 pixels
– Front camera: 0.3 MP
– Rear camera: 2 MP
– Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.1, Wi-Fi, and micro USB
– Pre-loaded Flash transfer app
– Battery capacity: 1500 mAh
– Price of Micromax Bolt A35 in India: Rs 4,250
– Release Date in India: 14th Feb 2013
Indian handset maker Intex Technologies has launched a low budget smartphone named as AQUA Wonder. The android 4.1 powered device is priced for Rs 9,990 in India.
Features and Specifications of Intex AQUA Wonder smartphone:
|Intex Aqua Wonder
|1GHz Dual Core Processor
|Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
|4.5-inch Capacitive touchscreen
|1.93GB of In built storage, 32GB microSD card slot
|8-megapixel, 1.3MP front facing camera
|Dual SIM, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm
|Accelerometer, Light Sensor, G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Intex which has a decade of experience in manufacturing electronics products for Indian market has integrated decent features in the AQUA Wonder.
The Dual SIM smartphone has a well 4.5 Inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 960X540 Pixels. It is powered by 1GHz dual core processor running on Android Jelly Bean platform.
It is in the memory segment the company has failed to impress. Wonder Aqua has 512MB RAM only with 1.93GB of internal storage and microSD card slot expandable upto 32GB. To compensate this the company is selling the smartphone with free 4GB memory card.
In the camera segment Intex AQUA Wonder has edge over other smartphones under Rs 10K. An 8MP AF rear camera with Dual LED Flash and a 1.3MP front camera for video chatting would certainly help the photo snappers.
The device is powered by 1800mAh battery which would offer around 3.5hrs of talktime. Along with the handset the customer also gets Screen Guard and an additional pouch as complimentary.
HCL Me Y3 is the latest 7 inch android tablet from HCL Infosystems and the successor of its Me Y2tablet which was released in August last year.
ME Y3 comes with a dual-sim capability which can be used for both data service or voice calling purpose. This feature will give it an edge over the other tablets available in the market today.
HCL ME Y3 tab has a 7 inch high resolution capacitive touchscreen display of resolution 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by Android ICS operating system running on 1GHz cortex A9 processor coupled with 1GB RAM.
The two SIM slots supports Dual standby mode which means both the SIM will be active. The tablet pc also supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mini HDMI, USB Port, GPS and has dual camera, 2MP rear and 0.3MP front for video calling on the 3G network.
HCL Y3 ME come with 4GB of internal memory and an microSD card slot expandable Up to 32 GB and an average battery of 3100mAh capacity. HCL ME tablet Y3 can be purchased from Snapdeal.com for Rs 11,999 in India.
Last week the company had released HCL ME V1 low budget 7inch android tablet for Rs 7,789.
Key features of HCL ME Y3 Tablet:
– Os: Android 4.0.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich OS
– CPU: 1GHz Cortex A9 processor
– Display: 17.8-cm (7-inch) 1024 x 600 pixels multi touch capacitive screen
– RAM: 1 GB DDR3
– Storage: 4GB of in built memory, further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
– Camera: 2 megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera
– Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, video calling, FM radio, USB, HDMI, GPS
– Battery: 3100mAh
– Price of HCL ME Y3 in India is around Rs 11,999
– Release Date: Jan 2013
Currently in Indian cell phone market there are quiet a few five inch smartphones released from the Indian brands. The list includes iBall Andi 5C, Zync Cloud Z5, Micromax Canvas II A110, Intex Aqua 5.0 and Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500. All the listed smartphones at a top level have similar features and come with more or less similar price.
Out of this list here is a quick comparison on the features and specifications of the two Indian made 5 inch Android smartphones the Aqua 5.0 from Intex and the Stellar Horizon MI 500 from Spice Mobility which were released in the last quarter of 2012.
Both the dual-sim handsets which can also be called as Phablets fall in the low cost mobile phone category.
With the name of Intex Aqua one may perhaps get a doubt whether the smartphone is waterproof or not, but the Intex’s Aqua series is just a brand name and the cell phone released under this label until now are not water resistant.
On the other hand Spice Stellar series have a special feature, all the Stellar smartphones comes with Pre-installed NETQIN antivirus software to prevent any malware attacks.
Below is the brief comparison between Intex Aqua 5.0 vs Spice Stellar Horizon Mi-500.
Aqua 5.0 and Stellar Mi 500 smartphones are running on Android 4.0 Icecream sandwich operating system. Both the devices are powered by 1GHz dual-core processor for better performance throughput. But the RAM size of 512MB would fall short for such huge phones with 2 cpu cores in it. 1GB RAM would have certainly helped for any future android upgrades or perhaps helped with reliable performance while playing high graphics games. But given the fact that these phones fall in low cost section so expecting more than this would not be fair.
The user accessible internal memory capacity on both the handsets is 2GB. The memory can be expanded upto 32GB capacity using the microSD card slot. Intex Aqua 5.0 may come with a 4GB external memory card as complimentary but this is not 100% sure. Both the smartphones have dual sim slots which supports 3G WCDMA and GSM network.
The highlighted feature of Aqua 5.0 and Stellar Horizon Mi-500 is its huge 5″ capacitive touchscreen display. But for such screen size the resolution of 480 x 800 pixels would be less. Also there is no scratch resistant or IPS technology on both the displays which wouldn’t give a better viewing experience from all the angles.
Camera & Battery:
Both the handsets features 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash at the back. But the camera doesn’t support HD recording.
Aqua 5.0 has a 1.3MP front camera and a 2000mAH removable battery which would be sufficient for 1 day on normal usage where as Spice Stellar Horizon has a VGA front camera for video calling and a powerful battery of capacity 2400mAH.
In the connectivity section both the devices support 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth.
Price of Intex Aqua 5.0 in India is around Rs 9700 and price of Spice Stellar Horizon Mi500 is around Rs 11500. Both the smartphones are released in India and available in the leading stores. One can even buy them from the online retail stores.