How would you feel about getting a melodious music system, a good flashlight, multiple GSm network support, USB connectivity and conference calling ability in a phone that comes for under Rs.2000? That is the beauty of a device that Micromax is offering via the x226. Micromax always makes an irresistible offer of some unique feature in every handset it makes. When it comes to the x226, we must mention the loud speaker that is powered by the Yamaha amplifier. Since it has been designed well, it looks like a good choice for consumers that are both – fashion conscious and cost conscious.
The handset has been powered by a strong battery that provides almost up to 6 days of stand-by time. This implies almost 5 hours of uninterrupted talk time. The USB connectivity is quick and efficient in data transfer. The call quality on both the installed SIMs is good and the phone performs well in that department. The audio is excellent and the Yamaha amplifier does a good job in the phone. The FM radio functions without a glitch and the extendable antenna helps in areas where the reception is poor. The LED flashlight is surprisingly bright.
For its price, the x226 has a fairly decent list of features. The foremost among all these is the Yamaha amplifier that powers the external speakers to really loud volumes without loss in sound quality. The player supports a wide range of audio files – MP3, WAV, AMR, and MIDI. Supporting its ability to play good audio is a sufficient storage capacity in the micro SD cards, expandable up to 2 GB. The handset also has a built-in FM radio with a telescopic antenna that will ensure good transmission. With the ability to support two SIM cards, the phone allows the user to benefit from different service providers. The triple-LED flashlight is a boon in power-cut prone land. The handset also allows limited internet access through the GPRS. A Li-ion 1000mAh battery powers the phone.
With dimensions of 112.3mm x 46.5 mm x14.5 mm, the x226 weighs under 100 grams. The QVGA display screen is 1.77 inches in size and it presents a pretty sight with 65K colors at 128 x 160 pixels. The alpha-numeric keypad has comfortable sized keys and a central control button right under the screen. The chosen color combinations of black & red or black & green are both bright and happy. The bar phone may not figure high up in the style list but it makes a pretty good presentation of itself.
When one is paying less than Rs. 2000 for a handset, it would not be right to expect too much. The Micromax x226 however, delights in its features. It scores well; in its designing and looks. It is simple to use and easy to carry around. Plus it comes with a storage of almost up to 2 GB. In cost-conscious India which is also music-crazy, this low-budget phone will be a welcome device.