As we said earlier that Indian phone manufacturers are all gearing up for launching Android powered mobiles, and here’s first such phone from a manufacturer that currently leads the Indian (phone) army, Micromax. A60 is Micromax’ first Android Device and it looks like it is being heavily advertised by the manufacturer. Keep aside what Micromax boasts about this phone, it’s a weird looking phone with an odd shape. Add to that, it’s 14mm thick and hence should feel very bulky when in hand. Looking at the picture, it looks like it has some kind of HTC Sense treatment.
Micromax A60 Specifications
It has a 600Mhz processor with 150 MB Internal memory and comes with stock Android 2.1 (Éclair) OS. With these specs, one should be satisfied with 2.1 and not look for future OS upgrades. The Screen is a full touch 7.1 cm TFT with 320×240 pixels resolution (not ideal for most (good) Apps present in the Android Market).
At the back, there’s a 3.2 MP Auto focus camera. There’s no front camera and hence rule out Video calling feature.
HSDPA with maximum download speed up to 7.2Mbps, Audio player, Video player (and recorder), AGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, Accelerometer sensor, expandable external memory up to 32GB are the standard features. And then you get all the Google stuff like Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Chrome lite browser etc. One good addition, though, is the Swype keypad.
The talk time listed in the specification is ‘up to 4 hours’, which if true, is pretty pathetic. Much high end Android phones like Galaxy S last must longer than that.
So, can this be your first Android?
Well, if Micromax is your ‘Brand’, then may be. Else, there is a better option in Samsung Galaxy 3, or even better, stick with your good old Nokia, for the time being.