At the beginning of this decade, the QWERTY mobile phones were getting outdated whereas the fully touch phones were just establishing a name for themselves in the market. At this time, the touch and type phones became the new trend of the society and most people were looking forward to buy them. The Indian phone manufacturer Micromax has always been an opportunistic company and sensing the growth in such products, they announced their new phone named the Micromax X78. The X78 is a touch and type at a low price which is packed with various features and provided the users a great option.
Talking about the features and specifications of the device, it is a dual-sim phone which supports mini sim and dual standby, which means both your sim cards, can remain active together. It has 2.8 inch TFT Resistive touch screen display with a resolution of 240×320 pixels and a pixel density of 143ppi. Though the resolution is not very much, but for the small screen size of 2.8 inches, it is good enough. The screen looks bright and vivid and outdoor visibility and angled view is also good. But multi touch is missing. The design as well as the build of the phone is impressive. It is a slick and thin phone with nice finishing. The QWERTY keypad can be slide upwards when not required which looks pretty awesome and provides much easy in holding and using the device. It is available in black and white colors.
It has an external memory card a lot which supports memory of up to 8GB. It also has Bluetooth v3.0 and Wi-Fi for and multimedia sharing and web browsing. Typing is easy due to the presence of the QWERTY keypad and the buttons are smooth. It has a 3.2MP rear camera with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. The camera is pretty good and produces sharp images. The availability of LED Flash improves the performance of the camera and allows for pictures to be taken at night. But still the pictures aren’t much vivid and lack clarity as well. Other features include FM Radio, HTML browser and few pre-installed games.
The battery is the biggest disappointment in the phone. It only has a 950mAh battery which despite the small screen size and lack of various big features is incapable of making the device work for at least a full day with a single full charge. It lasts for only about 15 to 20 hours with mild usage and the standby time comes crashing down with continuous usage which includes web browsing or playing games.
To conclude, we can say that at a price of approximately 3000 rupees, it is a very good phone with some impressive features. The only thing that is below par is the battery backup; otherwise it performs very well and can easily compete with other products at the same price range. Those who still have an interest in touch and type phones and have ales budget should certainly consider buying this device as it can give them good value for money.