Expert Review of Micromax X78
Micromax X78 is an extremely stylish and affordable phone that may not be the smartest but certainly an eye catcher. This phone deserves applaud for having assimilated several goodies inside. First and foremost is its bar form factor, touch and type slider design that makes it truly appealing. Its resistive touch screen of 2.8 inches displays stuff in very fine resolution and makes viewing of multimedia data quite enthralling. Otherwise, the objective of giving it a 3.2 megapixels camera would have absolutely crashed. The camera of Micromax X78 is one of its best features and clicks images of unblemished quality. It detects smile, face, blink and can take multiple shots in one go. The resolution of the pictures is good enough at 2048 x 1536 pixels.
The internal memory of the phone has not been specified but the makers ensures assimilation of 1500 phonebook entries and 500+ messages inside this handset, which is quite sufficient. An external memory support to up to 8 GB via micro SD card can be achieved. The phone is a dual SIM handset and uses GSM/GPRS network for running its operations. High end connectivity features including Wi Fi support adds to its already star studded specs list. It is more likeable for the device is fairly cheap. In nutshell, Micromax X78 is here to establish that domestic makers have done enough market search and have come with something very befitting in the current Indian market scenario. The touch and type slider dual SIM phone is speculated to be well received by people.
User Interface and UI functionality
For feature phones, User Interface and UI functionality holds little significance. Nevertheless, Micromax X78 is a very smart dual SIM dual standby device that has facilitated both touch and type features. This touch-n-type slider with bar form factor has a touch-panel of 2.8 inches and TFT resistive types. The screen resolution of 240 X 320 pixels makes thing look effectively bright on this handset. The exact length, width and height of Micromax X78 are 106 mm x 57 mm x 15 mm respectively, it shall be available in single Black color and will be loved for this glamorous make and manageable weight i.e. 140 grams
The multimedia properties of Micromax X78 are indeed good. It has a multi-format music player and integrated stereo FM radio. The allowed audio formats are MP3, AMR, MIDI, WAV In general the audio experience on Micromax X78 is quite tolerable. It allows playing of polyphonic and MP3 ringtones. It also has a 3.2 mega pixels camera capable of taking still shots and video shooting.
Pictures and Video quality
Most amusingly, the Micromax X78 is a single camera phone and as such it has an incorporated 3.2 mega pixels A/F digital camera located at the rear. It bears a resolution count of 2048 X 1536 pixels and clicks images and videos of high quality. The 4x digital zoom feature of the camera enables capturing distant objects with clarity and also has added capabilities for smile detection, multi-shot and video recording.
Micromax X78 finds support of quad bandwidth of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequency on 2G GSM/GPRS network. It is not a 3 G device and yet it allows Internet support with aid of class 12 GPRS connection alone. Users can use and get familiar with utmost advanced messaging and social networking services as Instant Push Email and access Google services like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration on Micromax X78.
Internal and External Memory
Micromax X78 smartly save as many as 1500 phonebook entries and have a comprehensive phonebook for repetitive use while rigorous calling on both its SIM cards.The internal memory saves 500 + messages also. There is room for memory expansion that let users expand it to an upper limit of 8 GB with a compatible microSD card.
Applications and Gaming
There are no pre-installed games in Micromax X78 for the amusement of its users and since it is a simple feature phone, it does not even have any applications on board.
The 930 mAh capacity Li-ion type battery of Micromax X78 gives just enough battery backup and let users talk for about 5 hours at a stretch and keeps their phones on standby for up to 8 days.
Micromax X78 is laid with GPRS/EDGE network connections and let users use web via inherent opera mini browsers. For local data sharing, there is Bluetooth v 3.0 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0 on Micromax X78. There is also Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n in the phone. The communication and connectivity via messaging is also possible on Micromax X78 that allows messaging services as SMS and MMS.
The touch-n-type Micromax X78 is definitely a pool of goodies but it owes a lot of similarity with a phone from more establish mobiles brand, the Nokia. We cannot out rightly deny the inherent potential of Micromax X78 to give some serious competition to the Nokia C2 touch and type dual SIM phone and believe that it is an improvisation. Yet, Nokia C2 with a little bit smaller screen, just 2.6 inches wide, stands out for its brand value. The screen resolution of Micromax X78 is definitely better and so its screen size. The multimedia potential of Nokia C2 is not at par with Micromax X78. It just has a 2 mega pixels camera while Micromax X78 has a 3.2 mega pixels camera. Micromax X78 loses out to Nokia phone in gaming. It does not have any pre-installed games for user’s amusement while Nokia C2 has arrangement for this. It has many embedded games like Golf Tour, Solitaire and Picture Puzzles. The battery support over Nokia C2 is also commendable as it has a 1020 mAh battery. However, it lags behind in not facilitating users with Wi Fi connectivity and advanced Bluetooth with more and better features that Micromax X78 does. It is for buyers to decide that which of these two phones meet their specific requirements and budget. Micromax X 78 is an extremely affordable handset and that really goes in its favor while the choice is made by a budget-bound Indian buyer. It has features and specs best in its class and has huge potential to be a success in the market.