Satya Swaroop Dash
Satya Swaroop Dash
Computer Science
24 May 2016

Micromax Bolt Selfie: 5MP Front Camera, 4G LTE & Android Lollipop For Rs. 4,999

Micromax Informatics Limited has unveiled a new smartphone today that appeases selfie enthusiasts. The Micromax Bolt Selfie was launched today as a smartphone that will be sold exclusively on Flipkart for Rs. 4999. The USP of the Micromax Bolt Selfie as the name suggests is the selfie or front camera that features software additions like Face Beauty and Gesture Capture. The Face Beauty mode enhances the features of your face by making your skin tone lighter and adding makeup. The Micromax Bolt Selfie lacks a hardware shutter button and that is why they have included the Gesture Capture option that can detect a particular hand signal to begin a countdown timer that shall take selfies at the end. When it comes to the rear camera we have the same 5MP sensor but with LED flash.

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The Micromax Bolt Selfie is a sub Rs. 5K smartphone and that is why Micromax has opted to stick a smaller 4.5 inch display on it. The IPS panel display has a FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution that is not protected by any branded protective glass. Since it is a cheap 4G LTE connectivity enabled smartphone, the company has stuck the only chipset that offers these features at this price bracket, the MediaTek MT6735. The MediaTek MT6735 SoC on the Micromax Bolt Selfie houses a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, ARM Mali-T720 GPU and 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM which is sufficient to run the slightly dated Android 5.1 (Lollipop).

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The internal memory on the Micromax Bolt Selfie stands at 8GB out of which only 3GB is left for the user to install apps and store media. Since it’s a Micromax handset it can be assumed that apps can only be installed on to the phone memory only. You can of course use a microSD card for mass storage if it’s up to 32GB. The connectivity options on the Micromax Bolt Selfie are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB. The sensor list on the smartphone includes gravity, proximity and light sensors.

The Micromax Bolt Selfie is powered by a 1750mAh battery that is claimed by the company to offer 18 hours of talktime in 2G and 260 hours of standby. Micromax has included the Indus app that supports regional languages. The company has unnecessarily loaded the smartphone with apps like Amazon, App Bazaar, App Center, Clean Master, Hike, Ixigo cabs, M!Live, Gaana, Opera Mini, Quikr, Scandid, Snapdeal, Travel, CM Locker, CM Security, Temple Run Paradise and Arjun Prince of Bali. The problem with these apps is that they are bloatware which most likely cannot be uninstalled without rooting the smartphone.

The Micromax Bolt Selfie which is available in White and Black colour variants is quite a good deal of a smartphone if you consider its value for money. You could always go for a better smartphone like the Intex Aqua Secure by paying a little extra and enjoy a fingerprint sensor with that.

Source: Micromax Image Courtesy: Flipkart

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