Expert Review of Micromax A73
Micromax A73 with the Android platform is another sibling in the superfone series designed and manufactured by the Indian manufacturer, Micromax. The device has fully touch screen with only three hardware buttons at the bottom. The superfone series by Micromax is doing a good business in the smartphone market and with the latest bundle of applications and features it will rule the lower class and the middle class segments of the smartphones. This new beast is designed as per the increasing 'Social' demands amongst the new age youths. Now a days, social networking sites have become an un-detachable part of our lives and in order to remain socially active we rely on our smartphones. So basically Micromax A73 is a nice and compact sized medium that will help you in staying connected with your family members and friends. It comes loaded with various social applications like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, YouTube, Whats app, TOI, Quiker, Saavn music app, Polaris Office Suite, Ibibo Cricardo, Ibibo Teenpatti, and many more. All such wonderful things in a very small sized gadget, that is, Micromax A73 that has 108mm x 62mm x 12mm of dimensions. The phone is also very light in weight and you can easily carry this droid wherever you go.
Micromax A73 has very touch sensitive capacitive display in front that brings a real life effect to the screen. Below this touch screen you will find three hardware keys for Menu, Home and Back along with a logo of Micromax. On top of this screen you will find the Gravity and the Ambient light sensors along with the secondary VGA camera. The Gravity sensor changes the screen mode from portrait to landscape and vice versa based on the orientation of this device whereas the Ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen as per the light conditions in the ambiance. The right side of the device has the USB port that also acts as a charging port. Along with this microUSB port you will also find a volume rocker. The left side is kept bare and no hardware key or slot is provided there. The 3.5mm universal headphone jack is placed at the bottom along with the lanyard eyelet and the mouth piece is housed in front below the hardware keys. On top, a power/lock button is placed. The back panel of this device has the 2 megapixels camera sensor along with the LED flash support. At the bottom of the rear cover you will find the logo of Micromax along with a loudspeaker grill. Under the cover, there is a very powerful battery and you can also locate two microSIM card slots with a memory card slot.
The front-panel of this mobile phone is occupied by a large capacitive touch based screen that leaves little space to accommodate the secondary camera on the top and Android shortcut keys on the bottom. This sturdy looking mobile phone has been ergonomically designed to put every feature at use for an enhanced user experience.
User Interface and UI functionality
With a comfortable and very responsive TFT capacitive touchscreen, which measures 3.5 inches, and provides a resolution of 360 x 480 pixels along with 256 thousand colors conspiring to form just as many color combinations, the screen of Micromax A73 is highly responsive. Not just this, the 172 ppi of pixel density makes the screen so responsive that it gives the same view from whichsoever angle you view. So with such a vibrant, rich and sharp view you can easily point out the minute details without placing much of focus on the screen. This droid is running on the highly used operating system, Android v.2.3 Gingerbread, which delivers more than 1,50,000 applications at your service. Micromax A73 is powered by 650 MHz processor that makes the processing of the phone pretty much fast and enables the phone to operate without showing any sluggishness.
Micromax A73 is a complete entertaining device in terms of multimedia features that will give you the fun and will enhance your experience. This mobile phone is a portable powerhouse of entertainment as it features multi format audio and video player to play the multimedia files of your choice. The music player gives support to various audio formats, such as AMR, MIDI, AAC, MP3, AVI, etc., so that you do not have to compromise in terms of quality. The video player can plays files that are supported in MP4 and H.263 video formats. Further, this phone is equipped with an in-built FM Radio that helps you to tune into your nearest radio station and listen to your favorite shows. The 3.5mm headphone jack allows you to attach speakers and woofers with Micromax A73 to give a quality and high pitch sound output.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax A73 is blessed with dual cameras support that will enhance your useability of the phone and will allow you to have fun on large extent. The 2 megapixels rear primary camera has the support of LED flash that allows you to take snapshots even at low light ambiance. This camera sensor captures images with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and you can also record good quality videos with this shooter. The camera lens also has a support of Geo-tagging that provides the geographical information of the place where the photo has been taken. Apart from this, you can also make live video calls to your family and friends as there is a 0.3 megapixels secondary camera of VGA quality in the front. You can also make self portraits using this VGA camera in front.
Micromax A73 provides support to Internet connectivity via GPRS, EDGE, 3G at an HSPA+ speed and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot via WLAN network. The built-in HTML browser makes web browsing a fun and full of entertainment. You can sync your data with the nearby compatible devices using Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and USB port of version 2.0. The Internet connectivity is very fast and you can easy download the heaviest of application very quickly without spending much of your time.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax A73 holds an internal storage space of 50MB with 256MB space for RAM and 512MB space for ROM. This storage space is sufficient enough to run heavy applications with ease and comfort. You can also extend the external memory of the device up to 32GB via a microSD card slot that is not hot swappable so you have to take out the battery in order to insert or eject the memory card.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax A73 is full of applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, YouTube, Whats app, TOI, Quiker, Saavn music app, Polaris Office Suite, Ibibo Cricardo, Ibibo Teenpatti, and many more, which will provide entertainment at your end and will also lighten up your mood. You can enjoy these applications when you are on the move. This mobile phone has been embedded with a bounty of features that fulfill most of your space related requirements. With Micromax A73 superfone in hand, you do not have to seek for anyone’s help to reach your destination as this phone supports GPS with Google maps to help you find your way. This smart droid features a very useful Polaris Office Suite that allows you to access and edit MS Office based files without using your computer. Also, you can avail the facility of eBook reader application on this smartphone that helps you read your favorite book, that too, when you are away from your computer or when you are traveling.
Micromax A73 comes loaded with a powerful Li-Ion 1,300 mAh battery that promises to deliver a talk time of up to 4 hours on 2G network and 5 hours on 3G network. You can also do hours of web surfing and can also play multimedia files for long time without facing any battery drainage problem.
Micromax A73 offers connecitivity to GSM networks only for both the SIM cards. It provides 2G connecitivity at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for SIM 1 and 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for SIM 2. The 3G network is captured at a frequency of 2100 MHz. The data transfer speed using 3G connection is very fast and you can download data at an HSDPA speed of 7.2 Mbps whereas the uploading HSUPA speed is 5.76 Mbps.
Micromax A73 is a nicely featured phone with stylish design and premium look. This smartphone belongs to the most popular superfone series by Micromax, which is based on the Android opertaing system. The phone has dual SIM card slots as well as dual cameras, so your fun and experience with this handset will get double itself. The battery back up of the device is very good and can keep the device alive for such a long time. With such an affordable price range this handset can give a neck in neck competition to the other existing low end and middle end smartphones in the market. Some of the smartphones that can be threatened by this home product are Samsung Galaxy Y Pro, Samsung Galaxy Duos, Sony Xperia Sola, Sony Xperia P, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Sony Xperia Mini, Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation XL, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia 500, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 306, Nokia Asha 311, Apple iPhone 4S and many more.
Micromax A73 Description
Micromax A73 comes with the dimensions of 108 mm X 62 mm X 12 mm and has touch sensitive controls. As expected, the device also comes with the dual-SIM facility, a trait that is common with most Micromax phones. Talking about its display, the device comes with a TFT touchscreen and gives 256K colours. The screen has a decent size of 3.5 inch and gives a resolution of 360 X 480 pixels along with a pixel density of 171 ppi. Its screen is also supported by various sensors like accelerometer sensor and compass sensor.
One of the more appreciated features of the handset is the fact that it supports 3G and 2G technology. The 2G network works at a frequency of 850/900/1800/1900 and the 3G network at HSDPA. Taking its multimedia features into consideration, Micromax A73 allows the user to listen to their favorite music supported by the MP3, WAV, WMA and AAC format. The music can be heard through the loud speakers or through earphones that can be attached to the device through a standard 3.5 mm jack. FM radio facilities are also available that allows the user to listen to the current popular radio stations. The device allows you to watch various videos in various formats like MP4 and H.263. The internet facility also allows you to download videos of your own choice or watch them on YouTube.
The device also offers substantial amount of storage capacity with the internal memory of 50 MB along with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM that allows the user to access the resources of the system more efficiently and at a faster pace. It also facilitates a microSD card that allows the user to expand the memory upto a massive 32 GB. The memory expansion facility will come in handy for those who love to keep their complete collection of music with them. The data connectivity features include GPRS and EDGE technology along with the wireless LAN with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n backed by the Wi-Fi hotspot. The bluetooth version 3.0 feature allows the user to exchange data with other devices and the data may include music files, video files or files in some other document like text files. The USB port allows the user to transfer data to or from the PC as per their convenience.
The camera is packed with the strength of 2 megapixel that allows the user to click pictures with ease while the LED flash makes sure that your pictures are never too dull. Along with the camera, a secondary VGA camera is also facilitated that gives the option of recording videos. The device comes backed by the operating system of Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered by a 650 MHz processor.