Expert Review of Micromax Bolt A35
Micromax for a long time has been tagged as the underdog but their rise have been phenomenal with the some really formidable devices like Micromax HD canvas HD, which was a phablet released in the market at affordable prices. They have had a rough road with other new comers like Karbonn and Huawei trying to steal their thunder in one place while the already established heavyweights like Samsung, Nokia, HTC and Sony making it even more difficult for them to make an impact. But the Indian Smartphone manufacturing company has done well to create a name for themselves in the market by not only competing at the high end games but also with the budget devices like Micromax Bolt A35. Micromax Bolt A35 comes with a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that gives a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels which is not outstanding but still is respectable when the price tag is taken into consideration. The GSM device comes powered by the standard lithium-ion battery of 1,500mAh, which gives the user a good amount of operating time without any interruption. The device also has the dual-SIM facility, which makes sure that two numbers can be associated with the device at the same time. Featuring Android Gingerbread as its operating system, Micromax Bolt A35 is also compatible with the 3G technology. A 160MB internal memory may not be enough for most but there is however a microSD card slot, which makes sure that the user can expand the external memory of the device up to 16GB, which is actually half of what the microSD card offer these days but 16GB is still pretty decent. One of the more impressive features of the device is its 1GHz processor, which gives a fast working device which coupled with the 512MB RAM is a decent combination. The camera department on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired for with a primary camera of 2 megapixels that produces ordinary results to be honest. The secondary camera of 0.3 megapixels is nothing special either although the user can connect with friends and family over the web for video calling and web chats. Multimedia features include a music player, a video player and a radio FM whereas the data connectivity features include the Bluetooth facility, Wi-Fi for swift access to web and a USB port. Other important features offered by the device include special apps like M!live, connect4battleship2 and texasholdem.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax Bolt A35 has a 4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that gives a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The device comes with the new 'SWIPE n Share' technology that allows the user to share videos, songs and applications with just a swipe.
Micromax Bolt A35 has a video player that gives the user access to all the popular video whereas the music player allows the user to listen to all the latest songs. The radio FM player gives the user licence to listen to the desired radio stations accessible in the respective cities.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax Bolt A35 has a 2 megapixels primary camera which can be used to click pictures at a resolution of 1600 by 1200 pixels. There is the camera zoom facility too but the more one zooms the more detoriation is there in the quality of the pictures. A secondary camera for video calling is also facilitated for.
Micromax Bolt A35 is backed by the Wi-Fi facility that allows the user to connect with the web and visit the desire web sites like Facebook for connecting with friends and family or downloading data including songs, games, images and videos.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax Bolt A35 has an internal memory of 160MB, which would in all probability would end up short for most user who love to keep a large collection of data where the data stored may include music files, game, images and videos. The user can do the same with the help of a microSD card slot that makes sure that the user can expand the external memory of the device up to 16GB.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax Bolt A35 has lots of games and apps like M!live, connect4battleship2, texasholdem that are preinstalled in the device which should keep the user busy and engaged. In case the user wants to download more such games and apps then he or she can do so from the web. The amount of games and apps that the user would have access to would be limited as compared to those devices that are backed by the Android Jelly Bean platform.
Micromax Bolt A35 is powered by the standard lithium-ion battery of 1,500mAh, which gives the user a talk time of up to 4.5 hours along with a standby time of up to 175 hours.
Micromax Bolt A35 has loads of data connectivity features including the GPRS and EDGE facility where the former makes sure that the user can navigate to the desired location without getting lost. There is also the USB port that makes sure that the user can connect the smartphone with computers and laptops with ease in order to charge the device or exchange data with it via USB cable where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. The bluetooth facility also makes sure that the user can exchange data with other device but that too wirelessly. There is also the Wi-Fi facility for accessing the web.
Micromax Bolt A35 when compared to Karbonn A1+ has a bigger screen size with the former featuring a 4-inch display and the latter 3.5 inches. Both the device feature the Android Gingerbread operating system and are powered by a similar battery strength of 1,500mAh but Micromax Bolt A35 has a slight edge in the amount of talk time it offers whereas Karbonn A1+ holds the edge in terms of the standby time it offers.