Micromax A92 Review – Value for Money Budget Android Phone

Micromax has recently released an Android smartphone which is targeted primarily at budget segment falling under $100. Today, I got my hands on this smartphone and I’m delighted to bring you the first ever Micromax A92 review on the internet. Oh wait! I’m not sure if anybody has covered a detailed review of Micromax A92 lite or not, but I’m covering this detailed review in order to give you quick idea about this Android smartphone.

At the end of this post, you would be able to make your wise decision on whether you should purchase this smartphone or not.

Micromax A92 key specifications

  • 5-inch TFT capacitive touch screen IPS display with 480X854 pixel resolution and 196 ppi
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, 0.94GB user accessible), expandable by up to 32GB with microSD
  • 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
  • Dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) with dual-standby
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • 77X147X10.8 mm

Display

Micromax A92 features 5 inch display with 480×800 pixels resolution. Well, the resolution is not that good when you compare it with the screen size. However, it is definitely producing satisfying results. Not to mention, there are 16M colors added to it and the viewing angles are decent enough to do everyday’s work.

Hardware

Right when I was preparing to write Micromax A92 review, I decided to play some games because that’s what most people are concerned about. Well the games like Subway surfers, Temple Run runs smooth and there isn’t any remarkable problem such as lags etc. Moving on to the actual hardware specification, the device packs 1 GHz dual core processor and 512 MB RAM. This is sufficient enough to do your day-to-day tasks and medium graphics gaming. The internal memory is just 0.90 GB and that’s what disappoints me a lot. Games and even softwares in Android 4.1.2 are installed in internal memory and if you just have 0.90 GB free for this stuff, you’ll definitely feel that disappointment.

Software

As I mentioned earlier, the Micromax A92 runs on Android 4.1.2 jelly bean. I don’t really expect Micromax to release any kind of Android update in near future for this device. So, you’ll have to live up with Android 4.1.2 till the time there is some developer who develops custom ROM. The user interface on this device is quite basic and there isn’t much customization to the actual Android looks. You’ll notice some changes in notification bar and I guess Micromax has been doing those from long time.

Apart from those changes, there are bunch of apps which are exclusively released for Micromax Android smartphones. As per the feedback received from Micromax users, these apps are not that useful and users have been removing them after rooting.

Camera

No surprises here! Micromax A92 has 5 megapixel camera which produces poor-to-decent quality pictures. There is noise in the pictures taken during day time. Although, there is a flash light support with brightness level of 5x, the picture quality of the camera isn’t that good. Off course, if you’re recording videos, the output would be pretty much similar to the regular 30 fps videos. I’ll try to get some samples for the camera in the coming days.

Battery

Well, 2000 mAh is certainly huge. I didn’t expect Micromax to put such a massive battery in this phone. However, I noticed that the device is incorporated with 5 inch display. That’s where the whole game is. 5 inch display would certainly eat good amount of battery and 2000 mAh is perfectly right to provide 6-8 hours of battery backup if you’re browsing for 45 minutes, listening for another hour and so on.

If you want to save more battery, you can definitely turn internet off whenever it is not required.

Other Features

  • Sensors – G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
  • Dual SIM – GSM + GAM
  • 4 GB ROM
  • WiFi Tethering

Final Conclusion

What are your primary requirements? Do you use your camera very often to take pictures? If so, I would recommend you to look for another smartphone.

Do you want to enjoy games, music (and what’s app)? Well, this is not the perfect phone for that but if this your maximum budget, you can certainly go ahead with it, provided you’ve no problem with the 0.90 GB internal memory.

If you still need any help in deciding whether you should buy this smartphone or not, put a comment below and I would definitely reply to it.

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