India’s leading Mobile phone Manufacturer Micromax has launched another Mobile Phone. Micromax Bling 2 as its predecessor is a phone targeted to women’s market. The phone boasts Android Operating system with Froyo 2.2 on board which is a pretty decent OS available at this price.
Quad-band GSM/EDGE, UMTS 900/2100, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
2.8″ capacitive TFT touchscreen of QVGA resolution, 262K QVGA
Multi Touch Support
Android OS v2.2 Froyo
600 MHz processor
3 megapixel camera
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
Excellent audioSocial networking integration with direct file uploads
Small QVGA Screen with Resolution not at par with Other Phones in same Category
Poor Camera with no Auto Focus and Flash
No Dedicated Camera Key
The phone has a 2.8 inch capacitive multi touch display which supports 240 X 320 pixels. We feel that the screen size could have been improved at this price since in similar category phones like Samsung Galaxy fit and Samsung Galaxy Pop have a larger screen size and better resolution.
Operating System and User Interface
??Phone is powered by renowned Google Powered Android Operating System which is a trusted OS used by a lot of high end smartphones. The Phone has a pre installed Android 2.2 Froyo, although the company Micromax hasn’t informed of any future updates that the phone will get. The Phone has an Android Market which contains lakhs of apps and is growing at high rate so you can virtually find any apps or game you would require. The Phone has a standard Android User Interface which has not been customized by Micromax but with so many options available in Apps Market customizing the phone wouldn’t be a problem.
The Phone has a stock Android Audio Player. When you use it as audio source for external amplifiers (such as a car or home stereo) the Micromax Bling 2 is a loud device with good frequency response and decent noise level and dynamic range. Its distortion levels are slightly high and the stereo crosstalk isn’t the best we have seen but that’s hardly much to worry about.
When headphones come into play the frequency response gets a bit worse but its deviations still remain undetectable in all but lab conditions. The total harmonic distortion improves in such conditions but the intermodulation distortion and stereo crosstalk suffer.
Overall, as audio output is concerned, the Micromax Bling 2 is a solid performer (though short of spectacular).
Camera, Browser and Connectivity
The Phone has a 3 MP Camera which isn’t that impressive though. The Phone doesn’t has an Auto Focus and No Flash which we think is a must at this price range.
The Phone has an Android Stock Browser with options to install a lot of other variants like Opera Mini, Skyfire, Dolphin, etc. Android has an excellent browser although we think its limited by screen size. The browser is fast, accurate and rich in features. Also the multi touch feature is an added advantage it helps in Pinch Zoom. At low zoom levels, text isn’t very sharp but it’s readable. At least the low resolution makes the browser fly on the 600MHz CPU.
The Micromax Bling 2 has uncompromised connectivity – it has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band 3G with up to 7.2Mbps downlink speeds thanks to HSDPA. A GPS receiver is on board as well.
Locally, you’ve got Wi-Fi b/g with DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 and microUSB 2.0. There’s a 3.5mm audio jack, so you can use your favorite set of headphones without adaptors.
Phone is currently priced at Rs. 8900/- which we think is little high compared to the features the phone possess also the other options like Samsung Galaxy fit, Samsung Galaxy Pop, Samsung Galaxy Pro are almost priced same and are better alternatives.
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