Expert Review of Micromax Smarty A25
Micromax Smarty A25 is a dual SIM GSM + GSM Android smartphone that supports dual standby mode in which you can receive calls from the second SIM card when you are on a call from the first SIM and vice versa. This device has a candy bar form factor and the most amazing and attracting feature of this droid is its 1GHz processor that makes the functioning of this handset pretty fast and very responsive. The capacitive touch screen of this smartphone is very responsive and the color effect is also brilliant.
Micromax Smarty A25 comes packed in a very compact size of 56mm x 104.5mm x 13mm and holds a weight of 102 grams that is easy to carry for long hours. This is a nice droid that will give you satisfactory services in a very minimal price range.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax Smarty A25 has a 2.8 inches wide TFT QVGA capacitive touch screen that provides a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels with various color effects made from 262 thousand colors that conspires to make as many color combinations as they can. This full touch screen is very sensitive and looks sharp, rich, and unblurred where the colors do not get distorted when the screen is viewed at an angle. This droid is running on quite an outdated version of Android, that is, Android version 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system and is powered by a single core processor that beats at the rate of 1GHz to make the device lightening fast.
Micromax Smarty A25 has all the basic multimedia features and applications that will give you satisfactory result and you can have entertainment whenever and wherever you want to have. The music player provides support to multiple formats, such as MP3, WAV, and MID that will enhance your experience with the music player. The video player also provides back up to MP4, and 3GPP formats for playback and recording purpose. You can also enjoy your favorite music numbers on various FM radio stations, which are supportable on this droid. The 3.5mm headphone acts like an antenna for the FM radio connectivity.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax Smarty A25 has covered a lot to compete with the other medium ranged smartphones available in the market by providing every possible facility to satisfy the customers and also by keeping the price very minimum and reasonable, but it lacks in providing an average service in the camera application as the camera has only 1.3 megapixels of sensors that captures images with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels and can record VGA videos also but they are of very poor quality. Since the price of this droid is very less, you cannot expect much out of the box but this is something that you cannot ignore and will complain about. This camera provides full focus with digital zoom of up to four times. There is no secondary camera to enable you to have live video chats with your friends and family members.
Micromax Smarty A25 provides support to Internet through connectivity options like EDGE of class 12, GPRS of class 12, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n via WLAN network. You can sync your Micromax Smarty A25 with your laptop or PC via a microUSB port of version 2 and you can share all your stuff with the other compatible device via Bluetooth of version 2.1. It comes pre-loaded with Chrome Mini and WAP browsers that make Internet browsing full of fun and entertainment. You can open multiple web pages with these browsers and can easily toggle between the pages with comfort.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax Smarty A25 holds an internal storage space of 120MB that is used to store SIS applications, your phone book entries, messages and call records. It has 256MB space for RAM and 512MB space for ROM, which is sufficient to run heavy applications. For storing multimedia files, other downloaded applications and various other documents you can extend the external memory of the device up to 32GB using a microSD card in the memory card slot.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax Smarty A25 is an Android dual SIM standby smartphone that is running on the Android version 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system. It can be customized with various Android based applications, which can be downloaded from the Android market. Entertainment features are also available in plenty in this handset. You can also look out for various applications of your choice from the Mi Store where you will get unique applications specially designed for you. There is a special application by the name of Hook Up that lets you send SMS to anyone and anywhere in India totally free. You can get chatty with your loved ones through the Hook Up Application, which lets you chat, talk and doodle around all over the world without paying a single penny of yours. This application works similar to Whatsapp but Hook Up is one notch higher that the former as it allows you to send messages even to those who do not have Hook Up. You can make your chats personal by sending voice messages and notes to your friends via this application.
You can also draw images to express your art and your feelings and share them with your friends. You can also share your location with your friends and let them know where you are and you can also get to know the location of your friends, so its easy to hang out to double the fun around you. Some of the pre-loaded applications and features in this droid are MMS Enabled, Incoming Call Guard, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Audio and Video Streaming, Merge Calls, Flight Mode, Double-tap, Fire Wall, Tool Kits, Hookup Service, YouTube, Facebook, Mi Store, Google, Mi Zone, NQ Mobile, Widgets, etc.
Micromax Smarty A25 holds an average Lithium Ion 1,280 mAh battery that delivers a talk time of 4 hours on 2G network and it also provides a standby time of 180 hours. You can do hours of net surfing, play games, run heavy applications, play music files, watch videos and lots of other stuffs on this droid without giving a second thought on the battery drainage.
Micromax Smarty A25 offers connectivity to GSM + GSM networks only at a bandwidth of 900/ 1800 MHz for SIM 1 and 900/ 1800 MHz for SIM 2. you can connect to the social world via options like GPRS and Wi-Fi and the dual SIM feature allows you to avail the benefit of two best data plans available in the market. You can also have access to the microUSB port that you can use to transfer your data from the smartphone to your PC or Laptop and vice versa. The facility of Bluetooth is also available so that you can exchange your multimedia files and other documents with the other compatible devices.
Micromax Smarty A25 is a low cost dual SIM active Android Gingerbread smartphone that is powered by the very powerful 1GHz processor that makes it stand out of the queue as there are many smartphones available in the market whose processor rate is very low when compared to this droid. You can download applications and games from the Android market and there is Mi Store and Mi Zone from where you can purchase some of the premium applications that are specially designed for Micromax users. You will also get Google Play and all the Google related applications like Gtalk, Google Maps and lots more. Though no other smartphone can beat this Micromax Smarty A25 in terms of price and the applications that it holds at this cost but still the other existing smartphones in the market that can give a nice competition to Micromax Smarty A25 are Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite, Nokia C3, Samsung Chat 527, Samsung Wave Y, Micromax Modu T, Nokia 5233, Nokia C5 05, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 311, Nokia Asha 305, Micromax A70, Micromax A75, Micromax A57 Ninja 3, Micromax A87 Ninja 4, LG Optimus Me, Motorola Fire, Motorola Fire XT, Nokia Asha 303, Samsung Galaxy Y Pro, Nokia C5 03, HTC ChaCha, HTC Explorer, Karbonn A9, Blackberry Curve 8520, Nokia E5, Nokia 500, blackberry Curve 9330, Nokia C6, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Desire X, Nokia 603, Nokia 610 NFC, Nokia 700, Motorola Defy, Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus, Samsung Wave 3, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy S, Nokia C7, HTC Radar, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, HTC Desire S, Blackberry Curve 9360, Blackberry Torch 9860 and many more.