The Micromax A88 is another recent addition to the Micromax’s quickly growing profile. Called the Canvas Music, the A88 is focused at the music powerful as it comes included with JBL headsets as well as access to 100 % free down-loadable music through their MLive on the internet service. Supported up by affordable costs, let us see if it’s value the buzz.
Design and Build
Available in black or white, the Micromax A88 is not a very stunning cellphone by any means. The device looks like a miniaturised edition of the Canvas 3D, which is not saying much. The cup front is a magnetic for handy marks and is a discomfort to keep clean. The rubberised returning expands a bit onto the edges as well, providing excellent hold. The power and measure control buttons all line up and are quite comfort and ease placed. Around the returning, we have the 5MP camera with double LED display and a presenter bbq grill at the end.
Beneath the returning cover, we have two regular-sized SIM spots and a microSD card port that is not hot swappable. Due to small sized 4.5-inch screen, the A88 is very controllable in your hand and single-handed function is done with ease. It’s also pretty light at 136g but a tad on the bigger side.
The included headsets are the JBL Pace, which are value about Rs 2,000. The headsets sit on your ear but with a lot of stress thanks to the steel group. There is support for your head and the ear glasses, which make them comfortable even for extended hours. The top quality is not bad either as the 40mm motorists provide excellent ups and downs with a bit poor mids. You also get the frequent ear phones in the box but there is no evaluation when it comes to top quality.
The Micromax A88 operates on Jelly Bean and is operated by a dual-core MediaTek MT6577 SoC. In addition, there’s 512MB of RAM on board, which together makes for a relatively pain-free Android operating system experience. The interface and customization are just like any other Micromax device so we will not go into much details here.
The display is of the frequent TFT variety but even with just a 480 x 854 pixel quality, pictures and written text are quite distinct and clear with very excellent watching angles; at least better than what we saw on the Canvas 3D or even the Canvas 2.
You can get songs through MLive, which is Micromax’s web store for games, video clips, etc. The available songs are mostly Hollywood and from other Native Indian styles. You can surf through the available songs and get them straight on your cellphone. There is not any DRM here so you can keep them for if you want or even discuss it.
The mp3 gamer gets a minor renovation but below, it’s the same Jelly Bean mp3 gamer. The high top quality of audio is totally regular even with a couple of headphones. The returning presenter is quite noisy so you will not skip any of the signals even in a noisy place. Video play-back results in a lot to be preferred. MP4 information play well in the stock gamer but AVI, MKV, etc. have trouble playing returning even in MX Player. On a bit more positive note, large duplication is pretty affordable compared to Micromax’s other devices in this same cost range.
|General||2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 2100|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)|
|Status||Available. Released 2013|
|Body||Dimensions||135 x 68.7 x 11.3 mm (5.31 x 2.70 x 0.44 in)|
|Display||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||480 x 854 pixels, 4.5 inches (~218 ppi pixel density)|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||4 GB (2 GB user available), 512 MB RAM|
|Data||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|Camera||Primary||5 MP, 2592?1944 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus|
|Features||OS||Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1 GHz|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration
– MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
|Battery||Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 260 h|
|Talk time||Up to 5 h|