When it comes to connectivity, the A75 is quite well-equipped with support for 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct capabilities. Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and USB 2.0 are also a part of the set up. With Push Mail and Exchange support, Facebook, Twitter, Gtalk, Whatsapp, eBuddy, Quikr and Saavn preloaded, you’re assured connectivity to all your online portals for networking. Aside from the Android Market, Micromax has also decided to get into the specialized App Market business, like LG and Samsung with their Mi-Apps option that lists out a selection of apps, which the company feels would help boost your handset's appeal and usability.
Plenty of handy connectivity options come preloaded
Flash is also supported, so the browser functioning for web access worked without a hitch. A few extras, like an RSS reader News and Weather app, Google’s suite that includes YouTube, Maps, Latitude, Navigator, Search, Places etc., are present and accounted for. A TOI app for the latest headlines is also provided. The A75 is also set up with GPS and A-GPS support with a digital compass thrown in. There’s even a Stock market app.
Micromax has made sure that all the relevant apps that one would expect to find in a mobile handset today are readily available. These include a Calendar (that syncs with your Google account and facebook), calculator and an alarm clock. Quite a few extras, like Polaris office for reading MS-Document files, a Post Card App, online TeenPati gaming, a file manager, audio recorder and a FireWall (Black List style) app are thrown in for good measure.
Quite a few extras thrown in
A 3 megapixel (fixed focus) camera is loaded onto the rear with an LED flash. It features settings, like Smile shot, manual stitch Panorama, Burst Mode, White balance, Geotagging and quite a few other options.
Image quality is just about ok, but the red seems to take precedence in most cases, even when shooting in bright outdoor conditions. Images aren’t too sharp and images in darker areas tend to blend in with each other. Video quality was not too bad, but came out with similar issues.
Just about average 3MP camera
The handset is fitted with a 1300mAh battery that’s managed to offer over 6 hours of non-stop video playback with no other background connectivity active. That’s just about average. In our tech2 Loop Test, we ran the handset for one full loop that consisted of 2 hours of video, 2 hours of audio, 2 hours of audio streaming and 1.5 hours of talk time. The handset still managed to go into a second loop by providing another 40 minutes of talktime, totally pulling in about 8 hours and 10 minutes of non-stop usage with data running in the background. That’s not bad at all, as far as lower priced mobiles go.
The Bottom Line
With a price tag of Rs.8,999, the Micromax A75 Superfone Lite doesn’t even compete too well with their previous A70 Android-powered device. Although the A75 is a much better looking device and does come loaded with some handy apps and is a very capable Dual SIM handset, on the whole, it doesn't perform as well as one would imagine a ‘Superfone’ to. Even with tweaks via third party apps and a good battery life, the camera, video player and slight sluggishness in the UI didn’t do much for its value. It’s worth a miss.