Micromax goes into the “Phablet” section with the Micromax A100. The company has decided for a simple and stylish design with a large 4.9? show in the top side which comes protected with a perfectly-fit show guard out of the box. Like the A90, the Micromax A100 does not have any physical control buttons towards the top side. The returning cover of the cellphone is created of soft rubberized which we liked as it provides hold and protection to the cellphone.
Overall, the cellphone is a bit heavy, but is well-built. Using it with one side does take some getting used to due to its size!
The cellphone features a 1GHz (single core) Qualcomm Scorpion chipset ARM V7 processor with Adreno 200 GPU which pleased us. There is 512MB of RAM and 4GB of inner storage extended up to 32GB. It has double SIM support with double Stand by.
On the top side is a large 4.92? TFT capacitive LCD show with 480×854 quality which is a joy to use mainly due to its dimension. Touch reaction is excellent, best in this price segment.
On the returning side of Micromax A100 can be found a 5MP photographic camera with LED show which is capable of documenting 480p video clips and on the top side is a 0.3MP photographic camera. The cellphone is operated by a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery pack.
The Micromax A100 has a 5 mega-pixel back photographic camera with LED show, which catches reasonable quality pictures in bright-light. Low illumination conditions lead to a bit cleaned out photos, with obvious graininess. However, video clips, even though being taken at 480p, look good. The photographic camera offers a number of features such as visibility value, field ways and show ways etc. to do around with. The cellphone also has a 0.3 mega-pixel front side photographic camera which can be used to create movie calling through applications like Skype, though movie calling cannot be created over 3G.
Display, Sound and Internet
As mentioned above the show is a joy to use as it is massive! Though colors do seem a bit cleaned out but nothing too disturbing, the dimension more than makes up for that! Some may feel that the quality of the show in addition to the low ppi do not create it fun, but we were more than pleased with it. Outdoor visibility is low and you’ll have to do around with the illumination configurations to create visibility better.
The Audio quality cellphone is frustrating, especially during movie play-back. Low measure and loud audio effects it clip play-back meet. The audio quality is average at best.
The stock internet browser on the device is reasonable, again due to the large screen! It is sleek but touch to zoom ability and kinetic scrolling were lagging a bit. We would suggest installing the Google Firefox internet browser to get the best surfing around encounter from the show.
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)|
|Status||Available. Released 2012, Q4|
|Body||Dimensions||142.2 x 72.6 x 11.9 mm (5.60 x 2.86 x 0.47 in)|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)|
|Display||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||480 x 854 pixels, 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|Camera||Primary||5 MP, 2592?1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||OS||Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|CPU||1 GHz Scorpion|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration
– MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
|Battery||Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 180 h|
|Talk time||Up to 5 h|