Expert Review of Micromax Canvas Juice A77 White
It has been a great journey so far for the Indian smartphone manufacturing firm Micromax which has come quite a distance in making a name for itself. The company has done a great job in the sales department and now, finds itself right behind Samsung. Riding high on its success, it has decided to go global and has even pulled in Hugh Jackman as its ambassador – a step that would start the credibility building process. It has a few solid devices behind its back to count on and take confidence in to take on the big guns like Samsung and HTC. Therefore, the ride continues as Micromax comes with Micromax Canvas Juice A77 powering in with a big 5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display that has a mediocre resolution of 480 by 854 pixels and a likewise pixel density of 196ppi.
The dual SIM gadget has usefulness for those who are big on using two tariff plans. For the 3G network, the gadget works with 2100MHz frequency while for the 2G network, the smartphone operates at 900 and 1800MHz frequencies respectively. The processor is dual core and works at 1.3GHz as the RAM stays strong with 1GB making sure that the applications are executed with utter ease and convenience. Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is the software platform that is not the latest version but the upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4 should soon come out. In any case, there would not be too much of a compromise for accessing games and applications via the Google Play store. Internet has to be vibrant for the Google play store to work well and here, the GPRS and EDGE facilities do give a healthy downloading speed of 21Mbps while the uploading speed is of 5.76Mbps.
Web surfing may include exploiting websites like Facebook and Twitter with SNS integration. The primary camera of 5 megapixels has LED flash and auto focus for enhancing the quality of images snapped at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels. A VGA secondary camera forms a part of this gadget and is meant for online calls through video and video recorder for shooting videos. The internal memory is neat with 4GB but far from being inexhaustible and hence, the role of the microSD card slot is vital as the user can enlarge the external memory of the smartphone up to 32GB. Loads of data can be stored including songs, games, images and videos.
The color of White gives the gadget a spunky look and the 3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery of the smartphone is a fantastic figure to have as it derives a talk time of up to 10 hours and a standby time of up to 282 hours. USB port, Bluetooth, music player, video player and FM radio are some of the remaining vital features of the device enabling data connectivity activities and access to entertainment like songs and videos.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax Canvas Juice A77 works with a 5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that operates at a below average pixel density of 196ppi. The resolution is a little better at 480 by 854 pixels while the accelerometer and proximity sensor also help the overall performance of the display.
Micromax Canvas Juice A77 features a video player that supports the formats MP4, WMV, H.264 and H.263 player. The user can thus watch movies of his/her desired choice while the music player offers the same opportunity for songs in the formats of MP3, AAC, WMA and WAV player.
Pictures and Video quality
The 5 megapixels primary camera and the VGA secondary camera of Micromax Canvas Juice A77 combine to offer the user the facility to snap images, shoot videos and make video calls over the web. The primary camera of the gadget has a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels while the secondary camera offers a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels. LED flash and auto focus are provided too with the shutter.
The user can surf the web at a speed of 32 to 48Kbps with the help of GPRS, EDGE and the built-in HTML5 browser. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot comprise of tethering facilities offered by the gadget that let the user download data at a speed of up to 21Mbps. The uploading speed for the gadget is 5.76Mbps.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax Canvas Juice A77 comes with the standard 4GB internal memory that would leave the user with an approximate memory of 2GB for actual usage. Even if the memory runs out, the user can store a larger amount of data with the help of a 32GB microSD card slot. The speed of the device stays healthy and snappy with the help of 1GB of RAM.
Applications and Gaming
Games and applications are in ample quantity with Micromax Canvas Juice A77 as the user gets to download games like Temple Run or Fruit Ninja and applications like WhatsApp or BBM. Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system is only a couple of versions away from Android Kitkat 4.4 therefore, the apps and games available on the web are pretty much the latest.
The 3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery is powerful by any standards applicable and churns out a sturdy talk time of up to 10 hours that is fabulous in addition to the lengthy standby time of up to 282 hours.
The lack of NFC may hurt some of the users with Micromax Canvas Juice A77 but apart from that, the smartphone is pretty much complete with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, USB port and Bluetooth. There is GPRS and EDGE as well, which apart from Internet connectivity can be used for data navigation.
Micromax Canvas Juice A77 when compared to Gionee Elife E7 has a smaller display with 5 inches for the former and 5.5 inches for the latter. The latter offers a higher resolution and displays images in high definition, which is not the case with the former. Micromax Canvas Juice A77 features a dual core processor while Gionee Elife E7 comes with a quad core processor. The operating system for Micromax Canvas Juice A77 is Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 while Gionee Elife E7 uses the Amigo 2.0 as the software platform. The 2500mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Gionee Elife E7 is pretty good power backup but still falls short of the 3000mAh standard lithium-ion battery of Micromax Canvas Juice A77. Micromax Canvas Juice A77 is also able to come up with a better talk time and standby time as compared to Gionee Elife E7.
Micromax Canvas Juice A77 has dual SIM facility that Gionee Elife E7 does not have. The camera department however, is much stronger with Gionee Elife E7 with 16 megapixels primary camera as compared to Micromax Canvas Juice A77's 5 megapixels primary camera. The secondary camera for Gionee Elife E7 is of 8 megapixels crushing the VGA secondary camera of Micromax Canvas Juice A77.