NUGen AND1

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Good Entry-level Smartphone

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Overview of NuGen AND1

NuGen AND1 is an entry-level smartphone, which has all the basic features that are expected of a phone to make your life comfortable. It is a highly functional phone and has a very smooth operation.

NuGen AND1 Design and Build Quality

The phone comes in the touch bar format with 115x63x12.5mm as dimensions and weighs 132 grams. The phone is very comfortable to use in hand and is very lightweight. The phone comes in an elephant black colour, which gives it a very slim look. The build quality of the phone is average. The battery backup of the phone is very good

User Interface and Comfort to Use NuGen AND1

The phone has a 3.54" HVGA Capacitive Touch Screen that is very comfortable to navigate around. The phone is based on Android 2.3.6 Ginger Bread OS with 1.2 GHz Processor that makes its interface very smooth to use. The Phone has a 2GB of internal memory and an external memory capability of 32GB, which gives you a lot of space to store all the pictures. The 4GB ROM makes it possible to have faster operations on your fingertips. The phone uses Android software, which has lots of useful apps. The phone has an in-built 3D motion sensor which gives it is crisp and clear display when playing games. Voice search feature on the phone makes it easier to search for your favourite apps easier without having to go through the entire menu.

Telephony and Phonebook

The phone supports dual SIM and dual standby option and switching between the two SIMs is very easy and smooth. The Phonebook entries can save pictures of the contacts and you can have photo contact dialling features. Unfortunately, the phone does not support voice dialling. The call sound quality of the phone is very good even with the inbuilt speakers.

Messaging and Emails

The phone can store up to 500 messages. Apart from this, the phone supports MMS, instant messaging, email and social network services. Typing on the on screen keyboard is very smooth and fast. Message notifications come on the screen and you cannot miss them. Multiple email configuration and Gmail support is available on the phone and it is very easy to set up.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

You can store photos, videos, voice recordings, songs etc. in the gallery of the phone. The photo viewer is easy to navigate and you can share photos directly from the photo viewer. The video player is multi format and supports MP4, 3GP, and Rmvb formats. With the ability of 720p playback, the video playing is crisp and smooth.

NuGen AND1 Music Player and FM Radio

Music player of the phone can play MP3, MID, AMR, WAV, and AAC formats. The phone has double speakers and you can easily enjoy listening to loud music on the phone. The 3.5 mm audio jack supports all headphones. FM radio of the phone has a wide frequency range and even weak signals can be listened to.

NuGen AND1 Camera and Image Quality

The phone has two cameras, a 5MP camera with 2592x1944px resolution at the back and front digital camera with 640x480px. The back camera has the digital zoom feature and flash. No face detection or geo tagging options are available. The photos are very clear and sharp. The front camera is suitable for Skype calling but the pictures taken from the front camera are not so crisp especially under poor lighting.

Video Camera and Video Quality

The video camera of the phone is good for basic recording and the use of zoom in and zoom out features makes the video look jerky.

NuGen AND1 Connectivity Options

The phone supports 5 pin USB, Wi-Fi (WLAN), Bluetooth, and GPRS as connectivity options. The connection and browsing speed of the phone is very good and Bluetooth transfer is very fast.

Organiser and Other Utility Tools

The phone comes with automatic rotation sensor but we noticed that there is a little lag when you move from portrait to landscape mode and vice a versa. The phone comes loaded with various tools such as scheduler, alarm clock, calendar, notes, to do, and voice memo.

Web Browser and Applications

The phone supports WAP browser and you will have access to more than 6lac Android marketplace applications on the phone. The phone has 256 MB of space for Apps and you can have all your favourites stored on the phone easily.

Google Maps and GPS

The phone has motion sensor and GPS. Google maps can be used to find you way around the city.

Distinctive Features of NuGen AND1

The phone has many distinctive features such as Adobe reader support, Inbuilt 3D games, Office suite support, Auto call recording, Weather report, Market watch and USB tethering support.

Value for Money

The phone is priced at approx. INR 4900 (approx., may vary) in the Indian market, which is a very competitive pricing when, compared to other high-end phones with similar features.

Verdict

If you can look beyond the brand name then the phone certainly deserves glowing mention for the features and speed. We would give the phone four out of five stars.

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Updated: 11, Apr, 2013 06:47 PM

General

  • AnnouncedNov, 2012
  • Networks2G, Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Colors AvailableBlack
  • Operating SystemAndroid 2.3.6 Ginger Bread
  • Languages SupportedEnglish
  • 2G NetworkGSM 900/1800 MHz

Format

  • Height115 mm
  • Width63 mm
  • Thickness12.5 mm
  • Weight138 gms
  • Form Factor (Shape)Bar

Battery

  • Battery TypeStandard Li-ion 1800 mAH

Internet & Connectivity

  • Infrared
  • HSCSD
  • BluetoothYes
  • WAPNA
  • USB Connectivity
  • Handsfree Connectivity
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GPRS
  • EDGENA
  • Wi-Fi

Other Features

  • JavaNA
  • Calendar
  • Voice Dialing
  • Voice Memo
  • Sync
  • SyncML
  • Clock
  • Alarm Clock
  • Organiser
  • In-built Torch
  • Office Applications
  • Trackball
  • Sales PackageCharger, Headset, USB Cable

Entertainment

  • Radio
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Voice Recording
  • Image Viewer
  • Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Jack/Port
  • Games

Camera

  • Camera MP5.0 MP
  • Camera Resolution2592x1944 pixels
  • Video ResolutionNA
  • Front CameraVGA MP
  • GeoTagging
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Auto Focus
  • Camera FlashLED
  • Primary Camera5.0 MP, 2592x1944 Pixels, Digital Zoom

Display

  • Display Colours262000
  • Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution (H)320 pixels
  • Display Resolution (V)480 pixels
  • Display Size3.54 inch
  • SenseUI
  • Multi-Touch
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Display TypeHVGA

Ringtones

  • Vibration
  • RingtonesPolyphonic, MIDI, MP3

Messaging

  • T9 Dictionary
  • QWERTY Keypad
  • MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, IM

Memory

  • ROM4GB
  • Call Log
  • Memory Card SlotMicro SD Card, Up to 32GB
  • Phonebook CapacityYes
  • Internal Memory2GB

Our Ratings

  • Appearance
  • Ease of Use
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Value For Money
  • Overall Rating

Hardware

  • Processor1.2 GHz Processor

Sensors

  • Accelerometer Sensor

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ricky aswani

2/9/2013 6:57:00 PM

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dhruvin bandhara

1/19/2013 2:09:00 PM

i like this mobile. maro mobile ek var padvathi tema daga padi gaya 6 to tenu su karvanu.

sreerag

11/15/2012 11:13:00 AM

good

sreerag

11/15/2012 11:13:00 AM

nice