In its conspicuous black and white colors, the Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 comes with a 4’’ (480x800 pixels) TFT capacitive touch screen with IPS display. The phone runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and is propelled by a 1 GHz MediaTek MT6515 processor with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The smartphone is loaded with a 1600 mAh Li-Ion battery that gives you 5 hours of talk time on 2G. Standby Times equals to 144hrs on 2G. With dimensions of 65.5x127x9.9 mm, the phone gives a perfect grip on the hand. The Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 features a 2GB internal memory, with expansion capability of up to 32 GB, as well as 512 MB RAM and 4 GB ROM.
The touchscreen performs par excellence. The fonts on the other hand are admirably sharp and so is the image quality. The smartphone has three touch sensitive buttons on the lower side of the front, making manoeuvres between apps quite simple.
Phone calls are incredibly clear. The phonebook allows for unlimited entries. Call records include missed calls, dialled numbers, and received calls. The phone has 64 polyphonic ring tones in MP3/AMR/WAV/MIDI formats.
Messaging options include SMS, MMS, emails and Push email.
The MX player allows you to view videos of up to 760p resolution. The Photo viewer has features that allow you to do some touch-ups on images.
The music player supports WAV and MP3 files. The phone also rocks a FM radio and the sound quality for both the earphones and the loudspeaker are quite impressive.
The phone has a primary 5-Megapixel camera. The camera has features such as Flash Night Vision, Multi-shot, Brightness Level and zoom support. This pixelate is indeed ideal for capturing images, especially in well-lit areas.
The phone supports video recording. The absence of front camera however makes video calling an illusion.
Connectivity options for this smartphone include GPRS, EDGE Class 12, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth v3. Additionally, the handset supports various profiles including A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP, and SPP.
The tools include calendar, alarm clock, stop watch, file lists and a task manager.
The Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 comes with a pre-installed Android Google browser. Social networking apps include Facebook and Hook-up IM app.
The smartphone has both Google Maps and GPS Support.
The 5MP rear camera with flash ranks the phone up high in terms of image quality. The Android ICS OS also comes as a remarkable feature on the phone as well.
Although most retailers are currently selling the handset for less than INR 6500 (approx., may vary), the price may not appeal to 3G enthusiasts considering the fact that the phone only supports 2G networks.
With its relatively fair price, the Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0 is a perfect fit for first time entrants in the diverse smartphone market. However, it may not give a good experience if you are used to 3G phones.