Expert Review of Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 White
Micromax has another entry level device for the Indian market by the name of Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0. The company has a wide range of devices, which has been a result of a some well planned marketing strategy. They have a variety of options for the users in the entry level, mid range and high range spectrum including the phabets segment. Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 has a 3 inch screen that is pretty decent although gives only 256k colors. The 832MHz processor is a pleasant surprise and should speed up the process although the 256MB RAM may be a cause of concern for many. Internal storage is 512MB, while the external storage can be enhanced with the help of a microSD card slot for up to 32GB. The camera of 2 megapixels is modest at best to be honest and does not exactly produce outstanding results. The camera comes with a LED flash facility along with the digital zoom as well. Internet is not the fastest that you will find on the circuit but does pretty well for everyday activities. When multiple tabs are opened, there might be some delay but then again it is a low range device so not much to argue on. The 3G network works at a speed of 7.2Mbps and lets the user access all the desired web sites. The device also features a dual SIM facility, which means that the user can keep two numbers in a single device thus removing the hassle of keeping two devices at once. Two GSM SIM cards can be supported with the facility of Dual Standby time. One let down from everyone's point of view is the operating system, which is Android Gingerbread that is good but an Android Ice Cream Sandwich if not Android Jelly Bean would have really boosted the device. Powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1,500 mAh, the user gets a formidable talk time and standby time and can listen to longer hours of music.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 has a 3.0 inch TFT capacitive touch screen that gives 256k colors and offers a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels.
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 has a music player and a video player that allows the user to access the best of the entertainment world. The user can listen to his or her favourite musical tracks that can be heard through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The FM radio player is also available, which allows the user to not only access all the popular radio stations in his or her desired cities but also record the desired songs as well.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 comes with a 2 megapixels camera that makes sure that the user can click pictures with ease and clarity. There camera comes with the LED flash facility that allows the user to click pictures in the dark even when the natural light is not satisfactory. The camera though is decent enough, when compared to other similar powered cameras, but has inferior image quality.
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 offers the Wi-Fi facility through which the user can access the web at a speed of 7.2Mbps via 3G network and can download data including music files, games, images and videos. The user can also visit the desired web sites like Facebook and Twitter or even watch videos on You Tube.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 has a 512MB internal storage capacity that makes sure that the user can store loads of data including music files, games, images and videos. The user, in case finds the memory too short can expand the same with the help of a microSD card slot up to 32GB so that a massive collection of data can be stored without worrying about the memory space running out. The 256MB RAM is a little low for our liking as another 256MB would have really helped their cause.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 has lots of preinstalled games and apps that makes sure that the user can play and stay entertained for longer hours. The device has the operating system of Android Gingerbread which means that lots of games and apps can be downloaded from the web as and when required.
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 is powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1,500 mAh which is pretty formidable and allows the user to enjoy all the features of the device without his or her entertainment being cut short. Lots of music can be listened to or web can be surfed for a substantial amout of time without being interrupted.
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 has the GPS facility, which makes sure that the user can keep track of the desired location with ease and comfort. The bluetooth 2.0 is not the latest version of the technology but it still allows the user to exchange data with other devices at a quick speed where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. The USB port can be used to charge the device by connecting it to computers and laptops through the USB cable and even transfer or retrieve data through it. Other data connectivity features include the Wi-Fi which gives access to the web along with GPRS and EDGE technology.
Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0 when compared to Spice Steller Xtacy has a similar operating system with Android Gingerbread but the latter has a slightly more powerful processor with 1GHz snapdragon processor as compared to 832MHz Broadcom processor offered by Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0. The screen size is also significantly bigger with Spice Steller Xtacy with 3.5 inches as compared to 3.0 inches offered by Micromax A30 Smarty 3.0.