Looks like, the days of rushing towards Micromax are back now. The Indian giant, after taking a strong hit from Chinese players, is up and running and is making some real progress with its upgraded product portfolio and tweaked brand strategy. First, the premium Canvas series and now the budget focused Bolt series, Micromax is keeping every piece of the puzzle just at the right place.
The company recently listed a new Bolt smartphone on its official website. Touted as Bolt Selfie, the new selfie-focused smartphone looks like an ideal fit for selfie-addicts on a tight budget. The device will be Flipkart exclusive, and will make an impeccable package with a strong set of internals and some unique features that you don’t usually see on a sub-5k smartphone.
To know more of this beauty, let’s see what all Micromax has kept on offer, especially on the photography front:
- Design and Build Quality
The design strategy opted by Micromax for Bolt Selfie is not too premium but is good enough to catch your eyes. The dual-SIM based phone boasts a sleek and slim profile, and packs a strong punch with a metal-like band on the sides and vibrant white colour. It features the usual set of power and volume buttons on the right side and flaunts a sturdy back panel with a clean finish, Redmi 2 like camera and Micromax logo at the centre. This back is made from plastic, but it neither feels cheap nor slips from a flat surface. On whole, we feel, Micromax has created a perfect masterpiece, especially for the sub-5k price bracket.
- Super-Awesome Camera setup: 5-megapixels
One of the best things about Micromax Bolt Selfie is a mind-boggling rear and front-facing shooter. The device ships with a prolific 5-megapixel rear and front-facing snapper and delivers picture-perfect shots in all environments. The main camera comes with autofocus and LED flash, while the selfie-camera boasts fixed focus and gets the job done by capturing crisp and blur-free selfies even in low-light conditions. It makes an ideal companion for selfie addicts and gets even better with a slew of modes that add more light to the image and eliminate the need of further editing. Face Beauty Mode for selfies and the ability to capture images with a wave of your hand is something spectacular about this phone.
- Advanced LTE capabilities
At home or on-the-go, Micromax Bolt Selfie keeps you connected with blazing fast internet. As per 91mobiles listing, the device makes into the list of the most affordable 4G phones, and promises seamless downloads and uploads without any snags. According to Micromax, it can give you downloads up to a whopping 150Mbps and uploads up to 50Mbps. So, no more snafus while streaming videos on YouTube or browsing your favourite audio tracks on Gaana or Saavn.
- Terrific Performance with Four Cores
As we all expected, the internals bundled with Micromax Bolt Selfie are just outstanding. The handset looks like a budget focused phone but performs nothing like one. It makes use of a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor running at 1GHz, and delivers seamless performance with no lags or glitches whatsoever. You can run multiple apps, play medium level games, and can stay connect on social networks without witnessing a single lag or heating snafu. It handles everything smoothly and makes a perfect smartphone for routine usage, especially when you’re addicted to a plethora of apps such as, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype.
Plus, even storage on this handset is not a matter of concern. It packs 8 gigs on-board storage for apps and games, and can go above and beyond up to 32GB via inbuilt microSD card slot. So, there’ll be enormous room for work, play, and everything you’ve been planning to keep!
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
In the sub-5k category, where smartphone makers a struggling to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop, Micromax gives you the latest iteration, Android 5.1 Lollipop with a bunch of features and software tweaks. The company aims on creating an intuitive smartphone experience with Lollipop in the house. It features a unique look and feel, allows you to browse swiftly form one app to another, and brings notifications right to your lock screen. All thanks to Android Lollipop, you can now save valuable amount of time and power on your Bolt Selfie.
Though Micromax has always been impressive, Bolt Selfie is just another reminder that the company isn’t out of form and is capable of doing a terrific job in the budget segment. India’s favourite smartphone giants holds a lot more under wraps and will soon make another move to take on the likes of Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo, and all other giants in the entry-level smartphone category.
As for the performance and overall experience, Bolt Selfie is a real treat for selfie-enthusiasts. The device has a lot on offer and can easily cater all your needs without stuttering or running out of power. If you’re one of those who prefer a budget smartphone with a good camera instead of an expensive smartphone with an average camera, Bolt Selfie is just your thing. The handset ships at a nominal price tag of Rs. 4,999, and stands out in every aspect: design, display, software and even battery backup. It runs on a decent 1750 mAh battery and endows 18 hours of talk time and 260 hours of standby time on 2G when combined with effective software optimization features on the OS.
On whole, we can say, Micromax Bolt Selfie is a great deal and a worth buy option under INR 5,000. The device looks and performs well, but it is important to take note that it is exclusive only to Flipkart and thus, will not be available at multi-brand outlets and online megastores. However, you can still grab a better deal for your Bolt by keeping a track of prices at 91Mobiles and making most of cashbacks and discounts offers from Flipkart.
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