Micromax A116 Fabric HD is the heir to the organization’s popular cost variety phablet (large show mobile phones that are considered to be a phone-tablet hybrid), the A110 Fabric 2. The organization has given the cellphone with an HD show, has put a quad-core processor, under the bonnet, and has more than doubled the on-board RAM. The cellphone was declared in Jan, but made its first appearance around 10 days returning, creating great reaction among new and potential clients, clocking in 9000 unit sales in a day, moreover to creating lot of buzz in general. So does the Fabric HD stay up to the hype? We try to discover out.
On first look, the Fabric HD looks more like an increased version of the New samsung Universe Nexus, unlike its forerunner, the Fabric 2, whose style looked like that of the New samsung Universe Observe 2/Galaxy SIII. However, despite sporting a 5-inch show, the cellphone looks compact as opposed to Fabric 2.
On closer inspection, you’ll gather that the top part of the cellphone is dark in color, while the returning is white-colored. Looking from the edges, it gives the impression that the cellphone holds both colors since the detachable returning protect doesn’t just protect the returning and expands to the edges. We didn’t like the dual-colour style, but some may discover it interesting.
The show forms the largest part of the top part and the frame is, fortunately, much slimmer than that of the Fabric 2. The three capacitive routing control buttons sit below the show, while the ear piece (also dark in colour), alert mild, and the top part facing photographic camera, are situated above the show. To be honest, the top part has a very plasticky feel to it, but then this cellphone costs Rs. 13,990, so you don’t expect premium components to be used. However, the show gets smudged easily, even without our hands being wet.
The returning of the cellphone, which functions a detachable returning protect, has also been done in plastic, activities a shiny finish and is less vulnerable to streaks. The 8-megapixel photographic camera contacts projects out a bit, just like the HTC One X photographic camera contacts. The LED flash and another mic are situated close to the contacts. There’s Micromax marketing and a presenter bbq grill towards the end. The returning protect conceals battery power section, above which there are two SIM cards spots and a slot for the microSD cards.
canvasHDprofile1.jpgAt the right part, you can see a Power/screen lock key, which is also white-colored in color. This key is a little recessed and at times gets a bit hard to media. The quantity musician rests at the left part and is easy to media. At the top, you’ll get the 3.5mm ear phones jack and a micro-USB port. There’s just a mic at the base.
Overall, we sensed that Micromax could have used better high quality components but it would have to cut sides to reduce the cost of the product, so it’s easy to understand.
The USP of the Fabric HD is indeed its HD show. The cell cell phone’s 5-inch HD IPS show activities a quality of 1280 x 720 p and a color depth of 16.7 million. Thanks to the higher quality, written text, symbols and pictures look much clearer as opposed to Fabric 2 and the recently released New samsung Universe Huge. There was no pixelation. However, we sensed that the show contrast was a little haywire, resulting in pictures showing to be cleaned out.
Under sun exposure was excellent though the show is very indicative. Thanks to the IPS panel that helps broader watching perspectives, we discovered that the watching perspectives were indeed wide, which basically means that more than one person can view material enjoying on the show properly, even from different perspectives. We also discovered the contact reaction of the show to be excellent.
The Micromax Fabric HD operates Android operating system 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). Micromax has skinned some elements of the user interface, such as the app symbols and the alert plate. The alert plate includes toggles for configurations such as Wi-Fi, Lighting, Spinning, Wireless bluetooth, GPS, Data, Screen timeouts and information (for signals and other notifications). There’s also a SIM selection toggle. Identical to most other Android operating system devices, there are five customisable homepages that can be filled with app strategies and icons.
CanvasHDUI.jpgThe alert plate also functions a configurations quick way and a clear all announcements key, along with extended announcements (expanded with the two finger pull gesture). Android operating system 4.1 Jam Vegetable also brings in Look for engines Now, which needs to be initialised for initially, before use.
For the inexperienced, Look for engines Now is a voice centered details assistant and an extension of Look for. You can ask questions and the tool returns answers or google search. It uses ‘cards’ which are basically small boxes that provide different sets of details ranging from weather prediction, guidelines, traffic details, ratings, sessions, and currency conversion, among others. Look for engines Now gathers details based on the customer’s behavior, location, and even e-mail, to provide details instantly.
The three capacitive control buttons, House, Selection and Back help in directing through the cellphone, with the House key also increasing up as an app switcher on long media.
Micromax has also involved some of its own applications such as material stores, M! Shop and M! Live, and services store, M! Zone, moreover to its messaging app, HookUp, and friends locator app, M! Friend and a few ‘try and buy’ activities (Fruit Demon, Cricket Fever). The handset also provides FM Stereo and FM radio recording.
Micromax has also customized the Messages app, adding a Smileys feedback choice next to the writing entry immediate, and a key for linking multimedia, contacts and audio segments, among others, with it. Micromax has also added a data file manager app, a NoteBook app, a ToDo app, moreover to a worldwide search app, and videos clip player app. It has also replaced the stock photographic camera app with a different one. The organization has also involved a Wireless Input System app, allowing customers set up a Bluetooth-based feedback device with the cellphone.
Micromax has also customized the Phone Dialler app giving the choice of calling from any one of the SIMs. The dialler appears like the iOS dialler with regards to the scheme.
The cellphone functions an 8-megapixel auto-focus present shooter that requires decent pictures in sunlight. However, we discovered the photos taken through the cellphone a bit overextended, and the white-balance in the automatic method was not optimal. This outcomes in pictures showing to be a bit brighter, and colors looking a little boring. Indoor photos were above regular. We also discovered that the photographic camera took a while to focus. The photographic camera requires top high quality videos based on the normal mild. However, it saves videos in .3GP data structure, which is an older data structure.
CanvasCamshots.jpgAs we mentioned before, Micromax has put its own photographic camera app. The app leaves out the Surroundings method, but provides a rush method, allowing customers just click up to 99 photos at once. We also noticed that there is minimal gap between two successive photographic camera photos in the ongoing shot method. The cellphone provides three basic ways – Face Beauty, HDR and Picture. The photo method allows customers to modify configurations like Exposure, color effect, ISO and white-colored stability, among others. There’s a self clock of up to 10 seconds as well.
The cellphone also functions a VGA front part photographic camera, which requires regular pictures, and can be used for interactive movie. We wish the cellphone had a dedicated photographic camera key to help just click a quick picture.
The Micromax A116 Fabric HD is powered by a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor processor with 1GB RAM on board, and PowerVR SGX544MP processor for processing design. There is 4GB of internal storage, which is extended up to 32GB via a microSD cards.
With Android operating system 4.1 Jam Vegetable, the overall encounter of routing through the user interface was impressive, thanks to Project Butter and the cell cell phone’s quad-core processor processor. We did not encounter any lag while releasing applications, getting referrals, scrolling web pages or switching between applications. It is safe to say that efficiency wise, the Fabric HD beats other mobile phones in this cost variety. Even the more expensive Universe Huge drops out to the Fabric HD with regards to standards, but end customers are unlikely to keep in mind significant efficiency difference between the two, unless they are enjoying CPU-hungry activities (Hint: The Fabric HD functions better).
canvasHDvsGalaxyGrand.jpgWe were able to play full-HD segments, with the cellphone assisting types like .AVI, natively. The presenter on the cellphone provides regular high quality audio at high quantity levels, but there’s some muffle when the cellphone lies on its returning, as the presenter bbq grill is situated on the returning. The headsets that come with the cellphone provide regular high quality audio outcome. Call high quality was excellent, during our testing process.
The cellphone comes with a 2,000mAh battery power, and based on our encounter, it will just about last you a complete day. We charged the cellphone in the afternoon (at around 2pm), and with medium to heavy utilization, such as 1-1.5 time of telephone calls, two e-mail accounts with push announcements, show at maximum brightness, enjoying some music and videos, Twitter announcements and WhatsApp conversations, the cellphone survived 8-9 time. It’s also worth pointing out that we had turned off Wi-Fi and auto-brightness, and the cellphone was hooked to a 3G network. Changing these configurations might help in operating the cellphone for a longer duration, based on your utilization pattern.
The Micromax A116 Fabric HD is a deserving update to the A110. A 5-inch show cellphone, with a quad-core processor processor, operating Android operating system 4.1 Jam Vegetable, at a cost of Rs 13,990 is indeed a value for money undertaking.
Other mobile phones in the same variety include the Karbonn S1 Titanium, which also has a quad-core processor processor, and activities a 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) multi-touch capacitive contact show and operates Android operating system 4.1 Jam Vegetable. The cell cell phone’s been priced at Rs 10,990 and pre-bookings have already started. The XOLO A1000 is another cellphone to look out. But we’d wait until we’ve had a chance to run these mobile phones through our tests before suggesting.
The New samsung Universe Huge is another cost variety phablet, if you don’t mind spending Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000 extra for a cellphone which has an substandard show and battery power lifespan as opposed to Fabric HD, but a better photographic camera and holds the New samsung brand name.
Overall, the Micromax A116 Fabric HD seems to the best Android operating system cost variety phablet we’ve come across so far, and we have no issues in suggesting it.