Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 – Buying Advice

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Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0

Micromax A68 is Micromax’s latest entry in the entry range Android market. The A68 is up against the Karbonn A15 which has similar features and is priced at a slightly lower cost. The Micromax A68 has an unusual combination of features. The camera of A68 is able to record 720p HD videos, but there is no auto-focus in the camera. It comes with a 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM, but in terms of connectivity, there is no 3G and no GPS. The Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 is priced around Rs6,400 which is higher than the Karbonn A15.

Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0

Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 – Buying Advice

Reasons to get the Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0

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  • 4inch IPS Display
  • Android 4.0.4 ICS
  • Dual SIM
  • 1GHz Mediatek Processor with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage – 2.5GB for media and 500MB for apps
  • Average connectivity – EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB
  • Very good performance for the price
  • LED Notification
  • Support for Hindi characters
  • 5MP camera with LED Flash
  • 720p HD Recording at 30fps
  • Excellent 1600mAh battery ( Because of lack of 3G, battery life is really impressive)
  • Affordable for the features – Rs6,400

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Reasons to avoid the Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0

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  • No 3G
  • No GPS
  • Display is ok. Sunlight legibility isn’t good
  • No WiFi Hotspot feature
  • No Front facing camera
  • No ambient sensor for automatic brightness
  • Glossy Back isn’t good for holding the phone
  • No Autofocus in the 5MP camera
  • Only two point multi-touch
  • The bundled earphones aren’t good
  • Karbonn A15 with more features is less expensive at Rs5,900

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Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 – Bottomline

The Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 is an excellent device if you do not need 3G. Except for the lack of 3G and GPS, the device is a real performer. The build quality is not something that you will like, but it isn’t that bad either.

Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 – Would have been a very good buy if there was 3G.

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