Micromax is not in a mood at all to rest at the moment. The company was once far behind Samsung or HTC or other names in the Smartphone industry, but now things are different. Micromax has now become one of the most successful Indian Mobile company with the release of their gunshot of Canvas phones.
Micromax is always considered an underdog when it comes to the quality of Smartphones. The Micromax Doodle 2 is made to prove that statement wrong. The smartphone is laced with very high end hardware and features.
Micromax has followed Samsung Mega 5.8 trails and managed a Jumbo screen size of 5.7″. I also includes a S-Pen type stylus.
First in first, the Micromax Doodle 2 is the successor of the popular Micromax Canvas Doodle. The handset has a huge 5.7″ Display coupled with IPS technology. The resolution of the phone compared to the very high end models is low but on par at 1280 x 720. The total pixel density of the device comes out to be around 257 ppi. It is certainly now very bad but mediocre considering current phones in the lineup.
Micromax has been sticking with Mediatek SOC’s for long now and it looks like that it is going to do the same for some more time. It is powered with a MediaTek 6589 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz. Micromax has decided to use the quad core ARM Cortex A7 CPU in their Micromax Doodle 2 handset. It is also coupled with a fair amount of 1 GB RAM which is more than enough for average multitasking.
Micromax has managed to provide the Micromax Doodle 2 with a 12 Mega Pixel snapper at the back. The camera is capable of recording videos at 1080p resolution. The handset has a front camera of 5 Mega Pixels too.
The main feature of the Micromax Doodle 2 is the Aluminium back. The back looks really solid and gives the handset overall a very nice look.
The Micromax Doodle 2 lacks a Micro SD expandable slot but has a 16 GB of memory built inside it for storage. This is a major drawback as the high end games easily takes up 1 GB of storage, so it is very likely that the user would run out of memory.
The phone supports Dual SIM functionality and thankfully both the SIM cards are Mini. So, the user can be spared of pain for issuing the Micro SIM card.
The Micromax Doodle 2 is equipped with a regular WLan 802.11 b/g/n card. It also sports the latest version of Bluetooth i.e. v4.0.
The other connectivity options include the regular EDGE and HSDPA connections. It also has a Micro USB port for charging and Data Syncing.
The phone runs on the dated version of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box with very minimal changes from Micromax side. The phone does come with some OEM apps like M! Doodle, M! Live, M! Security, M! Zone, Hike, Spuul, Foneclay and Facebook.
Micromax has also added some software features for the overall experience of the device. The Micromax Doodle 2 comes with Smart Pause, Skitch and Blow or Shake to Unlock just like the flagship Micromax Canvas 4.
There is also a stylus included with the device for a pure device experience. Micromax is following the foots of Samsung in this case.
The device is equipped with a large battery of 2600 mAh capacity for higher usage. Micromax promises a standby time up to 22 hours and talktime of 8 hours with the device.
The smartphone has hit the shelves and is available at Rs. 19,990 from many online and local retailers.
Overall, the Micromax Doodle 2 looks a solid device. It is a treat for those who feel that the Galaxy Note 2′s screen is small. If you are looking a mid range phone with a huge form factor this may be a right choice for you. Otherwise for regular users Micromax Canvas 4 should do the work easily in this price range.