Micromax had been away from the limelight from quite a long time, once there was a time when every month or even fortnight you will hear a new phone launched from Micromax there were lot of advertisements, sponsorship and other publicity. While some predicted that Chinese competitors had got better of it, some other analysts were hopeful that Micromax will return with a bang in smartphone market. It seems that with the launch of Dual 5 the company has hit the right chord. We must say, that we have spent just a few minutes with the device but we are impressed with the end product, I believe you will also agree with us after getting to know about the device. So let's have a look at the price, specifications and features of the phone.
Well till yesterday there were lot of speculations about the device and we too joined the rumor mills to get and spread the information. However most of what we got was not true apart from the fact that the phone sports dual camera at back.
|Micromax Dual 5|
Specifications, Price and Availability:
The Dual 5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa Core processor coupled with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB on board storage which can be further expanded upto 128 GB via MicroSD card. The phone sports a metallic body. The device comes with two 13 MP Sony IMX258 sensor one for Monochrome and another one for RGB (color) sensor both the cameras have f/1.8 aperture to capture more light. A color temperature sensor is used to combine the images captured from both the sensors to produce a high quality final product. While on the front as well the phone comes with same 13 MP camera with Sony IMX258 sensor and f/2 aperture. The front camera is also accompanied by a soft flash. The device runs on Android Marshmallow though.
The phone sports a 5.5 inch Full HD Super Amoled display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla glass protection. The Dual 5 is powered by 3200 mAh strong battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 for faster charging. The device supports Dual SIM connectivity, 4G, VoLTE, BT 4.1 and Wi-Fi ac. On sensors front the device comes with a Fast Finger print sensor, ALS, Gyroscope, IR Sensor and proximity sensor. For charging and data transfer the device comes with USB Type-C port.
As mentioned earlier the phone is priced competitively at 24,990/- which is right between the recently launched Gionee A1 and OPPO F3 Plus. On paper the phone looks to have an upper edge and will compete with other devices in similar price range.
The Dual 5 will go on sale from 10th April, 2017. Registrations for the sale has opened from today itself at http://www.micromaxinfo.com
The most talked about feature of the phone is its beefed up security. The Dual 5 has a separate chip for safety and security, this chip is said to store all your credentials and other confidential data. The Dual 5 is EAL 5+ security certified device which makes it as secure as banking transaction devices or Military Grade security. The phone allows users to create a private profile to keep their private files, images and applications , different finger prints can be assigned to unlock phone into different profiles. The phone is also anti-theft device as its anti-theft safety switch feature allows one to block anyone from shutting down the phone if the SIM is tried to be removed which enables the tracking of the phone as well if the password is not entered within 60 minutes of the attempt the phone will self destroy the data and ensure that your confidential data is safe and secure.
Apart from security features, as the phone has dual camera setup it allows you to take photos with great details and depth and have modes like pro, pano, anti haze, HDR etc. The IR sensor allows the phone to be an universal remote. The phone will also come with a Micromax Care app pre-installed, the company has also announced 24 hour service promise along with 1 year replacement warranty.
The phone also sports an extra dedicated button on the left (power and volume rockers are on right side). This button can be customized to be used as a flash button, the camera shutter, Quick Photo, Clean App or Disable Virtual Key on screen.