Micromax Bolt A58 Review



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Micromax has introduced a new budget smartphone. It is priced at the lowest possible price. It is solely for those people who really can’t afford the goodness of a smartphone because the others are just too expensive. So if you are reading this review, it is going to be strictly from a point of view of someone actually tight with money but wanting that nice smartphone. Micromax Bolt A58 is that phone.
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Design

Micromax Bolt A58 looks really basic. It has a very general rectangular structure. The built does not feel too cheap but it is still downgraded plastic. They have given the back panel a certain texture so that it does not feel really weird in your hands. The one buying it would not care anyway. Speakers can give you good quality of sound but in max power, you cannot make out what words are actually been conveyed. The buttons are all reachable thanks to the much smaller size of the phone compared to others.

Display

The display looks really decent. Micromax Bolt A58 has a 3.5 inch display. There is visible pixilation but that is acceptable. It carries a resolution of 480×320 pixels. Videos look pretty ok on the display it is not ideal for long hours of video playback but you can make it through. The colours are really good but it does not have the full colour scale background. Viewing angles on the display are good too. It is really good for a budget smartphone display.

Camera

The 2MP shooter on board the Micromax Bolt A58 is not the best. The photos come out highly grainy and it is only on a basis of “I have a camera in my phone” kinds. The colours are okay but because of the degraded sharpness there is no use of them, they just spread out like anything. There is no front facing camera for the Micromax Bolt A58.

Software

This is awesome; the Bolt A58 has Android v4.2 on board which is the Jelly Bean. Now that even the version 4.4 KitKat is out, the 4.2 might seem older. But the android fragmentation is shifting and it is improving greatly. The UI on the phone is really great and gives you the pure Micromax feeling. You can get your apps from GooglePlay Store.

Performance

Micromax Bolt A58 has a rather faster 1GHz Dual Core processor. The usual games run with no problem. The phone does lag quite a bit. The Bolt A58 also does not give a really good battery backup, with only 4h of talking on 2G connection. You get very less internal memory, so we suggest you buy a microSD before you go through.

Final Thoughts

Micromax Bolt A58 is strictly for those you have never used a smartphone before and are not aware of the awesome quality out there. If you have used a higher end model and you think you will sell your phone a buy a cheaper one, THIS one, you might be kidding me. Bolt A58 is tailor made for those looking for phones in the specific range.

Micromax Bolt A58 comes for Rs. 5,300

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GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Micromax
Model ID Bolt A58
Form Bar
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch Screen Yes
Business Features Document Viewer, Kingsoft Office
Call Features Hands Free, Loudspeaker
Handset Color Black
PLATFORM
Operating Freq GSM – 900, 1800; UMTS – 2100
OS Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz MTK 6572M, Dual Core
DISPLAY
Size 3.5 Inches
Resolution HVGA, 320 x 480 Pixels
Color 260 K
CAMERA
Primary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Video Recording Yes, 320 x 480
Other Camera Features Fixed Focus
BATTERY
Type Li-Ion, 1200 mAh
Talk Time 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 200 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal 90 MB (For Apps Installation)
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Opera Mini, Android
3G Yes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v2
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
MULTIMEDIA
Music Player Yes, Supports WAV, MP3, MIDI
Video Player Yes, Supports MKV, 3GP, MP4
FM Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors G-Sensor
Additional Features Multi-task, FOTA
Important Apps Hike, Spuul, Game Hub, 3-in-One Bubbles, Google Play Store, M!Live, The Dark Man

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