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Micromax A73

Posted
Aug 8, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus

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Description

The Micromax A73 is a dual-SIM smartphone, based on Android 2.3. It comes with a 3.5'' display, 650 MHz processor, 2MP camera with LED flash, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, expandable memory up to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 and the plethora of Android features.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.25 x 2.44 x 0.47 inches (108 x 62 x 12 mm)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 165 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.050 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1300 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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