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MicroMax Andro A60 Full Review with Video

MicroMax just announced the Andro A60 a couple of days back, Since then we have got numerous request to dish out the full review.

When we first laid our hands on the handset, Honestly, we were quite skeptical of its performance. But, over this time period we have changed our opinion on a whole. Just like with every device there are good things and bad things. Lets take a close look at the MicroMax Andro A60 – Android 2.1 Smartphone.

 

Price

When the Phone was launched, we saw a box MRP. of over 11000 INR, we were shocked, and simply could not believe it. Micromax trying to  sell a Phone like this at a price so absurd. Since, Micromax usually creates a new market pricing for value vs features. In this scenario the price of the A60 was finally set at INR. 6990/- Which according to us is Excellent, since its bound to go down a little more in the coming weeks.

So we Rate Pricing : 10/10

 

Design and Build

The design of the phone leaves a question mark in your mind, The first impression of the device makes you wonder what it is. Is it a pedometer, a Blood-pressure monitor, Dictaphone, Stopwatch? What is it?

No matter how strange it might look, the design of the Andro A60 makes it ergonomically correct, Now, whether you have small hands or large, the slimmer bottom part of the phone fits comfortably in your hand. That being said the design of the phone could have been a little more towards chic, and less towards ordinary.

Build quality of the handset is actually pretty good, considering its all plastic construction. The back cover does tend to squeak once in a while, but, is not enough to bother anyone. Overall good solid construction, the front glass also seemed pretty solid, and should be able to withstand drops.

We Rate Design And Build 6/10

 

MULTIMEDIA and CAMERA

Music and Video players are your usual Android Apps, But, the reason we needed to test the apps was the fact, wether, the hardware is capable enough to handle multimedia.

Music Player, with standard features lets you select your music via various sorting options: Artists, Albums, Songs and Playlists. Good quality audio software does not entail good sound- infact the loudspeaker is only decent. and if you want good quality sound consider investing in a good pair of earphones. Video on the other hand plays well and is pretty good even considering the low res display (which is actually good for this size screen). the hardware is capable of video playback, enough so that you wouldn’t face and choppiness or lag.

The camera is just short of a marvel for this device. The autofocus works great and rarely misses the object in front. The camera – picture clicking speed- is also no less than impressive. Beautiful videos from the camera make it an overall excellent package. Night mode/ low light shots are simply poor, period. We hope Micromax adds a Flash in their next Android Device. That would make it an awesome package.

We Rate the Multimedia and Camera : 8/10

Call Quality and Messaging

A very large grill in front of a extremely clear sounding earpiece. As we always say a phone is only as good as the phone calls it makes. And this phone is just great. The earpiece is loud and crisp. The microphone is also well placed and has a very balanced input.

Call Quality varied for us in our tests. We sometimes got really bad sounding connections and other times no problems. Also, it is practically impossible to tell if the loss was caused by poor network , poor antenna or just hardware flaws.

Messaging on this phone is a feat, which if someone can accomplish, is a commendable affair. the regular Qwerty input is a pain in the rear, And frankly one thing that we truly disliked about the phone, The resistive touchscreen does contribute to the failure of INPUT, but, here a better (or custom) keyboard from Micromax would have really helped.

We Rate the Call Q and Messaging 7/10

TouchScreen Display and Equipment

The resistive touchscreen on the device needs improvement (or atleast a stylus). The super sensitive touchscreen is not difficult to use while browsing or general UI movement. But, typing on this screen is practically impossible, the extra sensitive resistive nature of the screen registers a touch when and where you don’t need it. (it gets annoying).

The display on the whole otherwise is good, nice vibrant depth of color, contrast is also decent. We didn’t expect it to be a performer in the sun and well, it wasn’t. 320x240px is a good enough resolution for this size, if you cant read the text anyway – zoom in – or make it larger System wide. Android gives you that option.

Everything else needed is already there in the device, WIFI , Bluetooth, An AGPS  antenna(in a sub 7k device is simple awesome), and guess what 3g data speeds. So, no field left un-tackled by MicroMax.

We rate Equipment and Touchscreen 6/10

Conclusion

 

While this device has all the bearings of a great smartphone, Call quality issues and an irritating Messagig(touchscreen) experience are a let down. For a 6990 Price bracket, However, this device is simply better than everything out there and its just the begining from MicroMax. With news already of better Android handsets in the future. This will not let down the users.

Beginner Android takers will simply love what this device brings to the table.

 

 

 

FINAL SCORE  3.7/5.0

 

Battery Test Results

Test Type

Result (wifi on)

Result (wifi off)

Phone Call 2g

3.5 hours

4 – 4.5 hours

Phone calls 3g

2.0 hours

2.2 hours

Video

4.0 hours (10 hours music)

7 hours (12 hours music)

Internet

4.5 hours

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115 comments
John Christopher
John Christopher

please tell me ho to get internet setting for micromax android a60 

Ravitum
Ravitum

hello sir i am very big fan of u seeing many videos on oyutube and post in u channel i am planning 2 buy micromax a60 only one doubt is it supports google voice/non-voice "turn" by "turn" navigation to be in car?? 1 more query wat abt karbonn a1 2.2(froyo) can u do any review about this mobile  thanks sir 4 hearing my doubts  please reply as soon as possible  

Ravitum
Ravitum

hello sir i am very big fan of u seeing many videos on oyutube and post in u channel i am planning 2 buy micromax a60 only one doubt is it supports google voice/non-voice "turn" by "turn" navigation to be in car?? 1 more query wat abt karbonn a1 2.2(froyo) can u do any review about this mobile  thanks sir 4 hearing my doubts  please reply as soon as possible  

Sumeetchandel
Sumeetchandel

u have build up a great site ur reviews r very helpful.please update some more reviews of smartphones like karbonn a1

naveen yadav
naveen yadav

well done dude,ur team is really doing a great job,which helps us to know the deep details regarding phones

Shubham
Shubham

hey please tell us is there any way to get 2.2 froyo on a60, any thing.???,Xda developers ,anything..??,please tell us,i want to upgrade my a60..

Sandeep
Sandeep

this is the best review i've ever seen dude superb....................... i'll give u 10/10 for this................

Dipanjandas103
Dipanjandas103

I want 2 know about yhe micromax Q8o..Please show me the video review..

Rampayara11
Rampayara11

Hey friend help me to provide upgrade for micromax a60 .xda developed upgrade for that but we are unable to know how to install in but you can help us a lot by making video over it.please think upon it help the poors like who are unable to buy new phones.please help and make US proud on you .do this for your fans .please make video over it how to upgrade a60.

Shivam8127444458
Shivam8127444458

does micromax a60 andro support theme from android market.

Vedant Sharma
Vedant Sharma

Nice review. But i'm stuck between andro and spice mi-310 being a little tilted towards spice. Can you help out here ?

Seemant10
Seemant10

igyaan plzz upload the review of micromax x560....... guide me:- a-60x560x550 which one is better buy? plz help!!!!!

ravi kiran
ravi kiran

hello anyone please help me out i am using a60 for a week it hangs up twice in a day i have tried advanced task killer and task manager please help out of this problem please any idea help me out

Dhish18
Dhish18

Can it play avi format...N can pdf files be opened in tis mobile...

Achint Nigam
Achint Nigam

micro max A60 andro or spice Mi-310 which is better.??

Nikunj
Nikunj

I want to purchase micromax a60................... please tell me is it good decision to buy it? Please guide me.............

Gayeguzre
Gayeguzre

I got my first Micromax A60 as my Android/ touch screen phone. The 3G experience is amazing. Of course at 6.9K I dint expect too much and am quit satisfied with its performance.

Ganesh
Ganesh

IS It Having 3.5mm Jack Audio output I m Planning to Buy.. But Which Is the Best Android Phone In 6K To 8K

Goldy4u06
Goldy4u06

i want to buy android phone but i confused about two huwai ideos and andro a60 can u help me??

Unayak900
Unayak900

hey bharat, Where is the A60 review video? post it once again on this site Thanks Aadi

Debankarmoulik
Debankarmoulik

what is the capture video resolution i mean when u clik videos from the device... what is the video resolution?? a reply wud be appreciated... thanks

Ashish
Ashish

i am useing micromax andro a60 bt my problam is how to install application in sd card. download aaplication in andro market bt its direct install in internal memory . than how to install aplication direct external memory plz plz give me advise help me plz

Coolsanakalp27
Coolsanakalp27

i have bought micromax android a60.. and its wifi is not working.. when i connect it show remembered , secured with wep.. help me plz!!

Guest
Guest

Hi, I purchased the Micromax A60 recently but I am not able to use the swype text input method on the phone. I tried all the keyboard settings without any positive results. Can anyone suggest the way I can use the swype feature in the phone?

Dmazumdar
Dmazumdar

Android phone market in India is still at a nascent stage and to launch a handset like this kills the user experience.....I believe a better handset with little bit extra cost always do good.

Jalakara
Jalakara

Does it support Wireless Access Point -

Smnair2005
Smnair2005

is it supports fring video call ?

Mnvkiran
Mnvkiran

other than micromax a60 what is the next android mobile u suggest in terms of price and features?

Mnvkiran
Mnvkiran

where is the memory card slot located exactly in a60, should battery to be remover to insert the memory card?

Nikhil143 Jha
Nikhil143 Jha

Tell me if its available in Dual sim @nikhil143.jha@gmail.com... Plz reply

Gaurav Srivastava 007
Gaurav Srivastava 007

I want to know a few more things about android 2.1 devices, especially micromax andro a60 first thing is that I have herd that in android 2.1 applications cant be installed on memory cards. Is it true?? second is that can internet be used on pc by connecting pc with android 2.1 device which is 3g enabled third is that will micromax andro a60 support all android applications in its market place??

Ava
Ava

Pls pls pls pls Tell us the confirmed availability of HTC Desire HD in Hyderabad, India !!! We love HTC phones We really do... And want the latest from ur company... So pls dont treat us with such carelessness... Why doesnt HTC put up an official update on its site abt when the HD will be released in India.. We hear so many rumours and wait and wait and wait with enthusiasm only to get disappointed.. I called ur customer care and they said its gonna be available in last week of december..for around 32000 INR.. Is it true ? Are u sure ? Or should we just hope this hopeless situation to cotinue !! Im sorry but i am upset abt this so much onli cos we care for our HTC mobiles.. If it was some other company i wud care less. Expecting a honest informative reply... Anything but vague..!!

Vijay Thapa
Vijay Thapa

Can you tell me genuinely if a potential buyer wanna buy an android phone which phone should he prefer a micromax andro60 or a samsung galaxy i5500.. not regarding their company but regarding its features and technology + its price!!!! do tell me..... thank you....

Arpit
Arpit

Hey Bharat can you do a quick review of Huawei IDEOS too Also there are talks that it will be available in india. Any idea? Watch this official video....... its worth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pobS3pbrfeI i believe its much much better than Micromax

Shethsa
Shethsa

Phenomenal phone _ the desire hd. Worth even paying 2 - 3 k extra without having to go thru the pain of waiting for the india launch.

Dayson Pais
Dayson Pais

Ok. I called the HTC India Helpline today itself. I'm not sure if they lack awareness there, but the executive told me the HD7 has launched and the Desire HD will take 1-2 months more to launch. Weird...

Shubham
Shubham

yaa please tell me too,i also want 2.2 on my a60

Anupamsanthosh
Anupamsanthosh

You can buy 2 andros for the price of it. so.....In Value for money it's much better. Anyway it's indian! not some taiwanese sh!t.

Bharat Nagpal
Bharat Nagpal

look for it in the Expert section - Reviews sub section

bonny dinis
bonny dinis

find the password of the router where u r getting range of wifi...

Rohan
Rohan

you should buy samsung galaxy i5500

Bharat Nagpal
Bharat Nagpal

consider posting you questions in the forum http://igyaan.in/forums you will find that many people asked the same question and you may get better answers from the community : cheers

Bharat Nagpal
Bharat Nagpal

will make a video when i can get my hands on it :D

PUNEET6093
PUNEET6093

its launching on monday i.e 20th dec... source: HTC Distributor for Chandigarh

Ishan
Ishan

1-2 Months?! I don't know what to believe now.. Maybe the people at HTC India didn't want to tell you a sooner time because they don't know themselves if and when the pricing issues would be resolved.. I'm getting frustated at the various different release dates that are coming up..

Akshit chhabra
Akshit chhabra

are u sure about that it's launching on 20th/dec????

Akshit chhabra
Akshit chhabra

Im also just frustrated about it.. why the hell are they doing this to us. they should just release it on the given dates or else they should just issue an official statement about DHD.Being strategic is very much right till some extend. But they should not mis lead us like this at the end people will get bad impression them...