Micromax is known for launching affordable devices. This time too, it has launched a sub Rs.5,000 dual-SIM Android device – A50 Superfone Ninja. The differentiating factor for this handset is that it comes with Siri-like voice assistant dubbed “AISHA”, which stands for Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant. Here’s our take on this device.
Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja is not one of the best looking Android handsets around but this all white handset with glossy finish may find acceptance amongst its target group – the budget conscious buyers. Though we are not too fond of the glossy finish, we still feel that its clean looks give it a slight edge.
Micromax A50 comes with 3.1-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 240x320p resolution and we found the display quality to be sub-par. The viewing angles are poor and under-sunlight visibility is minimal.
Micromax A50 is running on Android 2.3.6 with company’s own skin at top. The addition of the custom-skin doesn’t seem to add much value to the performance of this handset. There is no but there’s no word whether Micromax will be offering an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich for this handset.
With just a 650 MHz processor on board, one cannot expect too much in terms of performance for this handset. Micromax A50 is a decent performer, but if you are planning to play games or for that matter even multitask, then you should be looking for better alternatives.
The highlight of this handset is clearly its voice assistant AISHA. This is first budget handset that has made an attempt to provide an interactive speech recognition application. In our testing, we found that AISHA was able to deliver a good performance. It seemed more accustomed to understanding the Indian accent than Apple’s SIRI.
If you’re looking for an Android smartphone on a budget, the Micromax A50 Ninja offers you something different in terms of AISHA, which works rather well.
- Comes with a voice assistant
- Supports dual-SIM
- 2 MP camera
- Low screen resolution
- Low internal memory
Battery Life: 3
Value for Money: 3.5