Micromax is a name famous for quality affordable smartphones. It is an Indian brand which has earned itself tremendous respect and fan following among the masses. Micromax phones hold a tremendous value and appeal and excellent value for money. In addition to smartphones, they also make good quality feature phones which are well-received in the market due to their affordability and comparable quality.
The Micromax X406 is a feature phone from the house of Micromax which features a good battery life and excellent call quality. It is available in online stores at a price of Rs. 845/-. The phone only works on 2G networks and performs its designated duty to the maximum. This dual SIM mobile phone works on the GSM network. Let us take a closer look at the device.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Micromax X406 Handset
· USB Cable
· User Manuals and Warranty Card
The Micromax X406 is a small phone made of strong plastic with a curvy body and a textured finish. The build does not look to be of good quality, but it is a well-built phone. The back panel is removable and it gives access to the battery, the dual SIMs, and the memory card slot. There is Micromax branding at the bottom. The camera is placed at the top in a rounded square cut-out besides the speakerphone grill. The speakerphone grill is a series of rounded slits arranges in a geometric pattern. It will certainly not win any design awards, but it looks presentable.
The top part of the front side is taken up by a small 1.7-inch display. Below the display are the two action keys, the call receive and end buttons, the OK key which is surrounded by a four-way navigation key. The OK button is also a shortcut for the LED flashlight which is located on the top edge of the phone. The keys on the alphanumeric keypad are small but well-spaced. The keypad also displays Devnagri characters along with the English alphabets. There is no selfie camera on this phone.
The display on Micromax X406 Mobile is small at 1.7 inches. Surprisingly, it sports a QVGA resolution which makes it quite pixel-dense. The fonts are displayed smoothly without any apparent rough edges. The colors are nicely rendered but contrast and viewing angles suffer. This also affects the sunlight visibility and this display is hard to view outdoors.
The Micromax X406 has a 0.3 megapixels camera without any flash. The VGA resolution captures images at 640 x 480 pixels resolution. Such a low resolution is not enough to capture fine details. The omission of flash means that low-light or night photography is next to impossible. The images turn out dark, grainy and full of smudges. The camera quality is not good at all. But at the price at which it is available, the camera quality is not a concern for the buyers.
The Micromax X406 is a feature phone, which means there is no battery-hogging hi-res display and battery-draining features. The X406 is very good at one thing and that is calling. The surprisingly small 800 mAh battery powers the phone for close to 5 hours of talk time. The built-in 256 MB storage can be increased up to 8 GB via a microSD card.
ü 1.7-inch pixel-dense screen.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü Built-in radio and torch light.
û No flash for the primary camera.
û Limited phone book.
û Small battery capacity.
The Micromax X406 is a phone built for calling. And it does that quite well. In addition to that, it brings a long battery life to the table. Handy features like the built-in torch light and the FM radio with recording ability just add more utility to a utilitarian device. The device is sturdily built and is reliable. But the VGA camera sticks out like a sore thumb and is effectively useless. It should not have been included in a phone selling in the year 2017.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.