Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja Review
There are many people to buy budget phones that come with good features of current trend. This market holds plenty of budget Android phones lately and has welcomed Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja as well that comes packed with voice recognition feature and other good specs at affordable price. The phone comes with Aisha (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant) that works just like Siri in iPhone 4S. Micromax has named this affordable handset as A50 Superfone Ninja that itself speaks a lot that the phone will give good speed as per the integrated features. Read this review further to know its features, specs and price.
The Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja comes with plastic build, but still does not look cheaper due to the white glossy body. The A50 Ninja scores good marks when its design and build is considered; but this doesn’t mean you will literally try dropping this device on the floor just to check out its build quality. Nevertheless, the phone comes dressed with white color and silver border at its edges and retains a lot of glossy touch where fingerprints can easily be detected.
The Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja comes packed with 3.1 inches, TFT capacitive, low resolution (240 by 320 pixels with 256k colors) display below which lies three physical backlit buttons. At the left side of the phone sits a microUSB port as well as volume rocker. Moving at the top of the phone, there you will find a power button for switch on and off, and a poorly provided 3.5 mm headset jack. Open the cover of the device from its back and it will expose a dual-SIM support and a microSD card slot along with a good quality 1200 mAh battery.
The phone measures 133 mm wide and cannot be said as a thinnest phone in the market, but still it is tiny in nature and fits well into your hand. There are no color choices offered by the manufacturer except the white colored body that looks dramatic due to the silver lines at the edges.
Processor and Operating System :
The A50 Superfone Ninja is run by a 650 MHz processor where you get average speed to run apps and internet. As the world is demanding Android operating system in the smartphones, Micromax has made available the most used Android v2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system in this new phone. This is still good if not the best where Android’s new versions are already hyped in the market where ICS 4.0 is available and Jellybean 4.1 is in the pipeline.
Other Features :
The phone features accelerometer sensor, and SMS in threaded view, email, MMS, and IM in messaging. The phone supports HTML browser, FM radio for entertainment, GPS with A-GPS support, and Java via Java MIDP emulator. It is a dual-SIM cellphone that offers Aisha voice assistant (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant) which we think is the only best features available in this device; SNS applications; MP/MP4 players; organizer; image/video editor; document viewer; Google Search/Maps/Gmail/YouTube/Calendar; Google Talk; and Picasa integration. Moreover, the A50 Ninja also provides voice memo/dial and predictive text input.
Considering the voice recognition feature, AISHA, users won’t get disappointed as it gives good user experience. So you can use all those simple things with AISHA such as calling, placing reminders and finding areas on maps. However, for this you need clear voice and sometimes you may also face repeating the words again and again due to non-detection of your voice.
In order to fulfill the demands of users, Micromax has equipped this camera with a primary 2 megapixel camera that provides good resolution of 16200 by 1200 pixels. You can take videos as well apart from clicking pictures. However, users might have to face disappointment as there is no secondary camera which is used for video calling. Even though the primary camera does not run good, at least it fulfills a little snapshot interests of users during daytime. The color saturation is also very poor. On the whole, the picture quality is simply terrible and what else you can expect at this 2 MP sensor. There is no flash support as well to make the image look clearer.
A range of connectivity options are provided to meet the requirements of users. Micromax has offered microSD card slot that can take up to 32 GB of external memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot, v2.0 Bluetooth, v2.0 USB, and 3.5 mm headset jack. This dual SIM phone also comes with 3G and GPS support that doubles up the user experience.
The device offers 256 MB RAM and 512 MB internal memory, but not all the memory is user accessible. So, you will again face disappointment in memory part. However, when you will run Android that runs well due to the processor, you need to ensure that there is space to dedicate your browsing and downloading activities. Apart from internal memory, you can expand the memory space by using up to 32 GB of microSD card.
Battery Life :
The phone does run good as per the features it offers. If the Wi-Fi is used for longer, then do not expect to get much battery life. The phone will go dead in couple of hours. Besides, it gives around 240 hours of stand-by backup and up to 4 hours of talk time backup, making it very disliking phone for many. Under normal condition, you can use for around three fourth of the day. Full video playback was also tested where we found that the battery supports for 5 hours and 20 minutes.
The Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja price is set for Rs. 4,999. This makes the phone a low cost Android phone that comes with good voice recognition software for increased user experience.
There are lots of flaws to be considered while buying this low cost Android phone with impressive voice recognition software called AISHA. The price of A50 Ninja phone is very impressive and will make many common users to buy this phone if they are not much in demand of high-end features including web browsing and faster processor. Neither the camera is good, nor the display resolution makes any difference, but still there are chances to see this phone getting good selling points due to the AISHA integration.