No matter what I said about Micromax previously, I have to say (and actually appreciate) that it keeps on producing these ‘wonderful looking’ phones that I have to shut my mount, albeit atleast temporarily. The latest addition to its Qwerty phones is the new Micromax Q7 which ‘looks’ great.
Apart from having most of the features that earlier versions of Micromax Qwerty’s have, say Micromax Q5, this one has WiFi, yes you heard it right Wifi in Micromax mobiles. It really came a long way since producing those cheap (quality and price) Dual sim phones.
Micromax Q7 EzPad features
Micromax Q7 is a Dual GSM Phone. It looks slim (10.7mm thick) and weighs about 100gms. Comes in 2 colors black and silver, out of which silver looks to be striking with a shade of blue on the Qwerty keys (the one in the image).
It has a 2MP camera, a 3.5mm standard head phone jack and a Stereo FM radio.
Micromax says that Q7 is Java enabled, but it can always be, as in case of Q5 or Q3, that you may not be able to install ‘most of’ the third party Java Apps (apart from those that are pre loaded). Speaking about preloaded Apps, Q7 EzPad comes preloaded with Facebook, Opera Mini, Nimbuzz and a separate multi messenger App (we don’t know what this is, yet).
Q7’s music player can play songs in MP3, WAV, AMR, MIDI formats and can also play music in the background. Its video player can play videos in Avi, 3GP and MP4 formats.
When it comes to Connectivity, Q7 has Bluetooth, GPRS, a USB Data cable and of course the WiFi (we don’t know what protocol it supports in WiFi, b, g or n. I will be surprised if it supports ‘n’). And one definitely cannot say how the WiFi works unless we get hold of one. Since there is Opera mini, you will find WiFi to be useful as it loads pages way faster than your GPRS speeds.
The internal memory is at 78MB and the external memory can be expanded up to 4GB by using a Micro SD card. Q7 EzPad can hold 1000 contacts and 1000 SMS safely before needing them to be transferred to your computer or delete any.
Q7 uses a 800mAh Li ion battery that has a stand by time of 6 days and a talk time of 4.5 hours.
Q7 EzPad is price at Rs.5000 and should be available in the stores shortly, if it is already not available.
Just looking at the keypad, I get the feeling that one ‘may’ experience difficulties while hitting the keys. Also, I feel its time for Micromax to build it’s own HTML compatible browser (Opera mini is just not the solution) since it is seriously making in ways in to Mobile phones.
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