Expert Review of Micromax A55
Micromax A55 comes powered by the Android OS, v.2.2 (Froyo) operating system backed by the Qualcomm MSM7227-1 processor. The device has a 2.8 inch screen that is powered by the TFT capacitive touchscreen technology and works with a pixel density of 143 ppi. The device comes with the dimensions of 107.2 mm x 58.7 mm x 13.5 mm and weighs 111.5 grams. The music player that comes with the device makes sure that the user gets to access all the latest songs that the entertainment world has to offer. The music player is compatible with the formats MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+. The music can be heard by the user through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack or through the loudspeakers. The video player on the other hand makes sure that the user gets to watch videos with ease and comfort. The device comes with an internal storage capacity of 150 MB which can be expanded up to 32 GB thus allowing the user to keep a large collection of data including songs, games, images and videos. The device also offers loads of data connectivity features including the GPRS and EDGE facility. The GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to keep track of their desired location without getting lost. The bluetooth feature lets the user connect the gadget with other devices wirelessly and exchange data with it where the data transferred or received may include songs, games, images and videos. The USB port allows the user to connect with their computers and transfer data to that computer or receive data from that computer. The Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with Wi-Fi hotspot lets the user connect with the web and download videos, games, images and songs. The 3.15 megapixel camera works at a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels and comes with the facility of video recording. The 1000 mAh standard lithium ion battery gives the user a talk time of up to 4 hours and a standby time of up to 150 hours. There is also the Stereo FM radio with RDS that makes sure that the user gets to access all the popular radio stations.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax A55 comes with a 2.8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that works at a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels along with 256 colours. the screen also gives 143 ppi pixel density. There is a 3.5 mm jack that makes sure that the user gets to attach a earphone with the device. The USB port allows the user to connect with the computer and exchange data with it.
Micromax A55 offers loads of multimedia features including a music player that makes sure that the user gets to listen to their favourite musical tracks which are supported by the formats MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack. The video player allows the user to watch and enjoy their favourite videos with remarkable ease and comfort.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax A55 comes with a 3.15 megapixel camera that makes sure that the user gets to click pictures with complete clarity and ease. The camera works at a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels and offers the facility of video recording as well that makes sure that the user gets to shoot videos as per their convenience. There is no provision for a secondary camera.
Micromax A55 comes with the facility of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Wi-Fi hotspot that makes sure that the user gets to connect with the Internet wirelessly. The user can then surf the web, watch live streaming videos and download them as well along with songs, games, images and other applications. This also means that the user can access various social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter. The device is also facilitated with the GPRS and EDGE technologies. The GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to navigate to the desired destination with ease and comfort.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax A55 comes with an internal memory of 150 MB which is not huge but the presence of the microSD card slot makes sure that the user gets to expand the memory of the device up to 32 GB and thereby store loads of data including music files, games, images and videos. There is also the 512 MB ROM that makes sure that the user gets to access the resources of the system at a faster pace.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax A55 comes loaded with lots of gaming and applications that are preinstalled in the device and make sure that the user stays entertained and engaged. The user can further download more games from the web at their own convenience.
Micromax A55 comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 1000 mAh that makes sure that the user gets to enjoy all the features of the device without his/her entertainment being cut short. The battery allows the user to get a talk time of up to 4 hours and a standby time of up to 150 hours.
Micromax A55 offers loads of data connectivity features including the bluetooth feature that lets the user connect with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data from it where the data exchanged may include music files, video files, images and games. There is also the GPRS and EDGE feature where the GPRS facility allows the user to navigate to his/her desired location without getting lost. The USB port lets the user connect with the computer and exchange data with it. By connecting the device with the computer through the USB cable and port, the user can also charge the device.
Micromax A55 when compared to Karbonn A1 is slightly thinner. Karbonn A1 holds the edge over Micromax A55 as the former has a slightly better camera with 3.2 mega pixel camera as compared to 3.15 offered by Micromax A55. The internal memory is also 3.9 GB in Karbonn K1 as compared to the very small 150 MB in Micromax A55.
Micromax A55 Description
Micromax A55 is a touch bar phone which is simple and stylish which is targeted at the girls or ladies in the budget-friendly segment. The other key features on this device include Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk and Picasa applications. It also comes loaded with Document viewer, Organizer, SNS applications and Voice memo. This android phone sports a 2.8 inches TFT capacitive touch screen supporting a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. This screen is supported with 262K colours and 143 ppi pixel density. This is a multi touch input screen that is good enough for watching videos. It is a single SIM 3G phone supporting HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps.
The phone is running on the Android v2.2 (Froyo) operating system and it is powered by a 600 MHz processor. The phone comes with 150MB internal memory and an external microSD memory card slot that can be expanded up to 32GB. This android phone comes with video and music player along with 3G and video streaming support. Moreover, the media player supports audio and video formats. There is a 3.5mm jack for headset or headphones. The handset has 3 megapixel camera supporting with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The other connectivity features on this handset include Bluetooth, GPRS, WAP and Wi-Fi with Mi-Fi pocket wireless internet.
The device is also integrated with Google maps and built in GPS for navigation. The phone is powered by 1,000 mAh battery which gives a talk time of up to 4 hours and standby time of up to 6 days. At this low end price, this is a good android phone with key highlights like GPS, 3G, Touch Screen capabilities and the Android OS. However, this is a good option but the looks might keep some away from it. It comes equipped with Stereo FM radio with RDS for entertainment.