The Micromax A89 Ninja is a dual-Sim Android smartphone that was started to appear on company's website in late January. It started retailing online a few days following the listing for Rs. 6,490.
Build/Design Of Micromax A89 Ninja :
On first look, the smartphone doesn't arm-twist any emotion. It added or beneath follows the aforementioned architecture accent that we've apparent in added account Android phones from Micromax. It has angled corners, a chrome anatomy and a artificial aback cover.
The advanced appearance a 4-inch screen, three capacitive blow buttons - Menu, Home and Back, for navigation, and a ablaze sensor.
The bright aback appearance a 3-megapixel-camera lens amidst by a chrome ring, appear the top and a apostle barbecue abreast the bottom. The aback additionally sports Micromax branding. The power/screen lock key sits on the appropriate side, while the aggregate rocker is amid at the left. All buttons additionally action the chrome finish. The micro-USB anchorage and 3.5mm angle jack is at the top of the phone. Build wise, the buzz feels athletic and durable.
The Micromax Ninja A89 is a dual-SIM smartphone and supports GSM SIM agenda in both the slots. The SIM Agenda slots and a aperture for the microSD agenda adumbrate abaft the aback awning aloof aloft the array slot. Unfortunately, the SIM cards are not hot swappable and you'll accept to booty the array out if you appetite to alter either one of them. The microSD agenda is hot swappable though.
The Micromax Ninja A89 comes with a 4-inch 262k-colour capacitive blow awning antic a resolution of 480x800 pixels. We begin the awning resolution to be appropriate for a accessory of this size, and the cartoon and argument appeared fine. The examination angles looked good, and the under-sun afterimage on the buzz was decent, admitting we begin the awning to be appealing reflective.
The 3-megapixel shooter takes appropriate images in daylight, although we feel that colour reproduction could accept been better. Also, we empiric that pictures taken in low-light altitude and central were a bit grainy.
The quality of videos captured through the back camera was average.
Overall, we feel that the phone's good for casual photography. The phone doesn't feature a front facing camera.
The Micromax A89 Ninja runs Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Micromax has skinned some elements of the user interface, such as the notification tray. The notification tray includes toggles for settings such as Wi-Fi, Brightness, Rotation, Bluetooth, GPS, Data and profiles (for alerts and added notifications). Similar to added ICS devices, there are bristles customisable home screens that can be abounding with app shortcuts and widgets.
Micromax has additionally included some of its own apps including its own apps and agreeable store, M! Store, and casework store, M! Zone, in accession to its messaging app, HookUp, and accompany locator app, M! Buddy and a bold (Fruit Devil). The handset additionally offers FM Radio.
The handset sports three capacitive buttons - a Card key, Home button and a Back key. Long acute the Home key opens the app-switcher for switching amid open/previously accessed apps. To be honest, we acquisition the card button redundant. Perhaps, Micromax could acquiesce users to use the card button alone as the app-switcher, on the curve of newer HTC phones. We're animated that the buzz appearance banal icons, clashing the A110 Canvas 2.
During our use of the buzz we noticed some accessory lag, abnormally while arena games, but added than that, we'd amount our all-embracing acquaintance as aloft average. We accepted a bit added from a buzz that runs on a dual-core processor. We're not abiding if the buzz would get adapted to Jelly Bean, which offers a smoother user acquaintance compared to ICS.
Performance/ Battery Life:The phone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor that is a MediaTek chip, and has 512MB of RAM on board. We did not encounter any crashes while working on the phone and multitasking was comfortable. We did notice some lag while navigating through the menu, and while playing some games. We were not able to play 1020p HD video clips, and 720p clips also stuttered. The phone also doesn't support .mov videos natively, but that can be easily fixed by downloading third-party video players.
The phone comes with the built-in Android browser and renders all webpages well. It doesn't appear with Adobe Flash. The apostle on the buzz delivers acceptable affection complete with boilerplate aggregate levels. Also, aback the apostle is amid at the back, the aggregate levels added abatement aback the buzz lies on its back.
Call affection was good. The buzz is a dual-SIM GSM buzz with abutment for one alive and the added in active-standby mode.
The Micromax A89 Ninja comes with a 1450mAh array and it's one of the above affliction credibility of this phone. With average acceptance during the day, including arena games, an hour of buzz calls, and e-mail and Twitter notifications angry on, the buzz aloof lasted bisected a day, or aloof 7-8 hours on a distinct charge, which is actual disappointing. But it's account advertence that we had angry off Wi-Fi and the buzz was absorbed on to a 3G network, with accuracy set to the accomplished level, during our use.
Verdict:The Micromax A89 Ninja is a decent budget smartphone for anyone looking to step on to the Android bandwagon but doesn't want to spend more. However, we wish Micromax could have shipped this phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Other Android smartphone options that you could look at include the Lava Iris N400, Karbonn A6 and Xolo A500. If you don't really care about a rich app ecosystem, or multi-tasking, you could also consider the Nokia Asha 311.
Micromax A89 Ninja Details:
Price: Rs. 6,490
- Decent Hardware
- Decently priced
- Slight lag
- Poor battery life
Rating (Out of 5)
Battery Life: 2.5
Value for Money: 3
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