Expert Review of Micromax X275
The Indian mobile manufacturing companies have found it difficult to compete with big guns like Samsung, Sony and HTC on a global level with high profile gadgets. We are talking of devices like the HTC One or the Samsung Galaxy S series. Companies like Micromax, Lava and Celkon are well aware of this fact and know that it would take them quite a substantial amount of time to catch up with this kind of technology . But what they also know is where they could hurt them and that is at the grass root level with budget devices. These so called tier2 companies can create products that are low on price but deliver more features that a high profile company may offer for a more expensive price. Micromax X275 is a budget device too that has a modest 2.4 inch display working at a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels. With a subdued outer look, Micromax X275 has a mighty 2400mAh standard lithium-ion battery that generates a dominant standby time of up to 360 hours along with a prevailing talk time of up to 10 hours. Internal memory can deliver a 1000 contact information storage space but it is the microSD card slot that steals the show with a 8GB memory capacity. This would certify the user to keep a large reservoir of data that could be of any nature like songs, games, images and videos. The VGA camera is nothing special to talk about in terms of quality nor are there are features in a great quantity to elaborate. Its presence should comfort the user to snap images in times of need. The same thing applies to video recordings. Web facilities are looked after by the GPRS and WAP browser as there is no Wi-Fi for using the remote internet connections. Entertainment features are in good faith with a music player and a video player for listening to songs and watching videos and FM radio does its work as usual with access to popular radio stations. Connectivity features are nothing out of the box with USB port and Bluetooth technologies fulfilling their purpose of data exchange and charging of the gadget. The device is available only in the single color of black. Other noteworthy features of the device include Anti Theft, LED Torch Light, Multi Languages (English, Hindi), Privacy Protection and 20 Preloaded Full Length Movie. The dual SIM facility is another eye catching feature of the device making sure that the user can use two number for communication without having to switch devices for doing the same.
User Interface and UI functionality
Micromax X275 presents a 2.4 inch display with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels for backup along with a pixel density of 167ppi for support. The alphanumeric keypad has nice soft keys for sending the message across the device.
Micromax X275 aids the entertainment side of the device by providing a music player that is compatible with various formats and acts as a interface for listening to songs of desired nature. The 3.5mm jack compatibility means that a earphone can be attached to the device while the loudspeakers can also be used for hearing music. FM radio is for listening songs too but via radio stations available in the respective cities. Video player is for watching videos but the small screen really diminishes the fun.
Pictures and Video quality
Micromax X275 draws on the talents of the VGA camera, which is not much to exploit. The user can click pictures at a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels along with shooting videos. The camera zoom is the only available feature for assist while LED flash and geo-tagging are absent.
With GPRS and WAP browser for support, Micromax X275 is at a fairly good position for accessing the web and surfing web sites like Facebook and Twitter. Downloading of data can also be done to some extent with images and e-books being the prominent ones to explore.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax X275 has a petite internal memory good enough for only 1000 contact information. For a larger basin of storage space, the use of microSD card slot is a must that can stretch the limit up to 8GB. This would decipher into a large data collection of videos, games, images and songs.
Applications and Gaming
Micromax X275 is good for a few games but nothing extravagant. More games can be downloaded from the web which is convenient they would not be free of cost.
The colossal 2400mAh standard lithium-ion battery drives the Micromax X275 and thereby churns out a formidable talk time of up to 10 hours along while the standby time is also resilient with up to 360 hours. The user can also listen to music, watch videos or surf websites for a substantial amount of time too without running out of power.
Micromax X275 connects with the computer or laptop through the USB cable whereas the Bluetooth facility for wireless exchange with foreign devices is also provided. GPRS and EDGE are there for web and navigation purposes.
Micromax X275 when compared to LG X350 has a bigger display but just by a whisker with the former featuring a 2.4 inch screen and the latter 2.3 inches. Micromax X275 has a alphanumeric keypad as suppose to the QWERTY keypad for LG X350. Micromax X275 has a VGA camera which is inferior to the 2 megapixel camera offered by LG X350. Micromax X275 is aided by the standard lithium-ion battery of 2400mAh which is emphatically better than the 1500mAh standard lithium-ion battery of LG X350. Even after that, the standby time is more with LG X350 as it provides 23 days and 3 hours while Micromax X275 delivers 15 days. The talk time though is more with Micromax X275 with up to 10 hours whereas LG X350 provides up to 5 hours and 30 minutes.