Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus


Rs. 3149.00 (approx)
 
Rs. 3799.00 (approx)
 

Quick Specs:

  • 480 x 480 pixel

     4-ich display

    5 MP Camera

    1 GB RAM

    8 GB ROM


Micromax’s name is synonymous with Indian mobile phone market. It is a home-grown brand that has been quite successful in a crowded market. Starting out with feature phones, Micromax has now graduated to making quality smartphones at affordable prices. The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus is one of the perfect representatives of Micromax phones. There are no extra features like Gorilla Glass protection or a fingerprint scanner and neither does it work on 4G networks. It is a beginner’s smartphone which carries all the basic functions of a smartphone without overwhelming the user with a plethora of mostly useless features. The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus is available at a price of Rs. 2,899/- in online stores. Let us take a detailed review on this device.

DESIGN:

The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus is an all-plastic smartphone. This is not necessarily bad as it keeps the weight down and the price low. The removable back panel is finished with a faux brushed metal look. It has a smooth finish. There is the cool Micromax logo in the middle, offset slightly to the top. The round camera cut-out sits above the logo in the center flanked by the LED flash on the right side and the speaker grill on the left side. The speaker grill is made of a series of drilled holes arranged in a rectangular pattern. The camera cut-out protrudes slightly from the body.

Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus Design

At the front, the 4.0-inch display takes up most of the space. At the top of the display is the selfie camera beside the earpiece. Towards the bottom is the three capacitive Android navigation keys in the usual setup. This phone looks like any other smartphone out there which is not necessarily a bad thing because it looks more expensive than it actually is.

DISPLAY:

The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus sports a middling 4.0-inch display which outputs at a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels giving it a pixel density of 234 PPI. This is an adequately pixel-dense display with good colour saturation and decent viewing angles. The display does its job efficiently and unobtrusively.

Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus Display

The display is bright enough indoors. Outdoors it becomes a bit difficult to see the display, though not impossible. All-in-all this is a decent display and justifies its inclusion on this phone.

CAMERA:

The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus features a 5.0 megapixels camera with a LED flash. Under ideal lighting conditions with plenty of light available, the pictures turn out well-lit and capture a decent amount of details. Under low-light conditions, the colours appear washed-out with noise creeping in even when using the flash. Thankfully, there are little to none processing artifacts in low-light pictures.

Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus cAmer

The front camera is 0.3 megapixels and doesn’t qualify as a selfie camera. The VGA resolution does not have enough canvas to click good selfies. It is useful for the occasional video calls.

PERFORMANCE:

The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus is powered by a MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor running at 1.3 GHz. It is supported by 1GB of RAM along with 8GB internal storage which can be increased up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. The phone accepts micro-SIM in both the dual SIM slots. Only the SIM 1 has 3G support though, SIM 2 runs on the 2G network.

Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus price

The Micromax Bolt Q326 plus Smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. The phone feels fast enough for everyday tasks. But there are minor UI lags and random freezes sometimes thanks to the 1GB RAM. Clearing all the apps from the memory usually solves the issue. The 1400 mAh battery powers the phone for up to 4 hours and gives it the stamina of 150 hours of standby time. The phone also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio and A-GPS. Sensors on the phone include proximity sensor and accelerometer.

INSIDE THE BOX:

·         Micromax Bolt Q326 plus Handset

·         Battery

·         Earphones

·         Charger

·         USB Cable

·         Screen Guard

·         User Manual and Warranty Card

Pros:

ü  Big 1400 mAh removable battery.

ü  Dedicated memory expansion slot.

ü  Built-in FM radio.

ü  Bluetooth V4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with A-GPS support.

Cons:

û  Small 4.0-inch display.

û  8GB built-in storage.

û  1GB RAM.

VERDICT:

The Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus is a low-cost beginner device with low range specifications justifying its price. It is a competent smart phone with a decent battery life and some useful features like the expandable storage, the FM radio, and the swappable battery. It gives good value for money in its price range.

RATINGS:

·         Performance: 3 Stars.

·         Value for Money: 4 Stars.

Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus Full Specifications

General
Brand MICROMAX
Model Name Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus
Model ID Micromax Bolt Q326 Plus
Release Date September 19, 2016
OS Android v5.0 (Lollipop)
Body
Weight NA
Dimensions NA
Network
2G Network YES
3G Network YES
4G Network NO
SIM DUAL SIM
Display
Type TFT
Size 4.0 inches (10.16 cm)
Screen Protection 480 x 800 pixels
Touch Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Sound
Speakers YES
3.5MM Jack YES
Alert Types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Noise Cancellation NA
Mic YES
Camera
Primary 5 MP
Secondary 0.3 MP
Video 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Features Digital Zoom
Data Connectivity
Wi-Fi YES
GPS YES
Edge NA
3G YES
WLAN YES
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC NO
Infrared NO
USB microUSB v2.0
Speed 1.3 Ghz
Memory
Internal Storage 8 GB
External Storage 32GB
Memory Slot Micro SD card
Features
Chipset Quad core, 1.3 GHz
CPU Quad core, 1.3 GHz
Graphics NA
Sensors NA
Browser YES
Messaging YES
Radio YES
GPS YES
Java YES
Others Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
Battery
Battery 1400 mAh
Talk Time NA
Standby Time NA
Colors
Colours Grey
Warranty
Warranty 1 Year Brand Warranty

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