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Micromax has been putting up a great show in the Indian smartphone market and since the launch of the Canvas 4 phablet it has already come to the international highlight. However, the Micromax Canvas 4 was a bit highly price handset from the manufacturer but on the other hand the domestic mobile phone maker has left o rooms for complains against its budget friendly handsets ranging in between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000.
Recently Micromax has launched one of its phablet called Canvas Fun A76 at the price of Rs. 8499. While now another lower priced handset called Bolt A67 has been launched at Rs. 5,975.
Here is a brief rundown on the specs of the new Bolt A67 handset:
The smartphone runs on the older version of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and the device is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex A5 single core processor coupled with a 512MB RAM. One can also find a G-Sensor incorporated in the handset.
Talking about the camera, the Micromax Bolt A 67 comes with a dual camera with 2 MP Rear sensor fitted on the rear side and 0.3 MP on the front face. The camera fails to shoot in HD quality but has flash and video recording. The internal storage comes at 4GB of which 1.2 GB is alloted to the user but there is a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB.
There is obviously a dual SIM support on the handset. Connectivity options include 2G (EDGE), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPR, USB and GPRS. Eventually, the handset is powered by the 1850 mAh battery which will offer 4 hours of talktime and 215 hours of standby time.
Conclusion and Competition
Micromax has a rich portfolio of handsets in this price category and moreover, all are pretty decent. The Bolt series itself has a pretty good featured handsets. However, this recent Bolt A 67 might face a bit of a problem because it lacks the 3G support in it which is one of the most important features that are searched by the buyers. Moreover, it also comes with a older Android OS version. However, the only advantage on the handset is the display size that is rated at 4.5 inch but comes with an average resolution. Thus the device can be contested on a lot of grounds but precisely, devices like, Spice Smart Flo Ivory Mi-450, Karbonn A11+, Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo, Karbonn Smart A7 Star and Karbonn Smart A10 can be a tough competitors among others.
Here is a brief rundown on the specs and prices of the aforementioned handsets that will be against the recently launched Micromax Bolt A67.
Karbonn Smart A7 Star
Smart A7 Star comes with a 4.5 inch FWVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and most importantly it is a Dual SIM handset. Further, Karbonn Smart A7 Star runs on Android 4.0 ICS platform with a dual core processor clocked to 1GHz and sports a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 0.3MP front camera, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 512MB RAM, 164MB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage and is powered by a 1,400 mAh battery. The handset is currently selling at Rs. 5,755.
Spice Smart Flo Ivory Mi-450
Priced at Rs. 5,599, Spice Smart Flo Ivory Mi-450 comes with a 4.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, dual SIM support, 3.2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB, 512MB RAM, 512 MB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD and a 1,500 mAh battery.
Karbonn Smart A11 Plus sports a 4.7 inch capacitive Touch Screen that gives you FWVGA display resolution of 854x480 pixels and is based on the Android 4.0 ICS OS platform and is powered by 1GHz Dual Core Processor and is also supported by a 512 MB. Connectivity options in Karbonn Smart A11 Plus include Wi-Fi, EDGE, Bluetooth and USB. The handset is also comes with a dual SIM support obviously and there is a 3.2MP rear camera and a VGA front facing shooter. Internal storage capacity comes at 512 MB which can be expanded upto 32 GB and is powered by 1450mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 5,599.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo boasts a 3 inch QVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a single core 850MHz processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 2MP rear camera, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS with GLONASS and a 1,200 mAh battery. The Jelly Bean running handset is currently selling online at Rs. 5,599.
Karbonn Smart A10
Karbonn Smart A10 comes with a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support and comes with a 3.9-inch Capacitive Touchscreen IPD display which offers a WVGA resolution of 480 x 800 Pixels. The handset runs on a Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and is powered by a 1 GHz Dual Core Processor coupled with 512 MB RAM. There is a 5 MP rear camera along with a front facing VGA camera. There is a 512 MB Internal storage capacity this can be enhanced up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. Connectivity options include, GPRS, 3G, WiFi, EDGE, microUSB and Bluetooth. There is a 1400 mAh battery which poweres the entire system. The handset is currently selling at Rs. 5,701.