The Micromax A70 is the successor to the Andro A60. Compared to it's older sibling, the A70 boasts of better screen resolution, higher megapixel camera and an upgraded OS. The A70 runs Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS and brings in Wi-Fi tethering and easy notification bar access to wireless radios. A 600 MHz processor powers the A70, which allows it to handle much of the apps sans any noticeable lag.
The Micromax A70 houses a 5 megapixel camera on the rear and a VGA camera on the front. The handset sports a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen that packs 320 x 480 pixels which renders it compatible with almost all common Android apps. The Micromax A70's body is reminiscent of the HTC Desire, albeit with a silver banding on the edges.
The phone weighs 85 g which should make it one of the lightest handset amongst the entry-level Android smartphones. The built-in accelerometer takes care of auto-orienation while the proximity sensor switches off the display when the phone is held close to your face during a call.
The Micromax A70 features a multi-format music player that plays MP3, AMR, AAC, AAC+ and EAAC+ formats so you don't have to deal with hassle of file conversions. The supported video formats include MPEG4, H.263 and H.264. The built-in FM radio in the phone requires the 3.5 mm headset to be connected and supports multiple station preset.
Battery and Storage
The Micromax A70 is powered by a 1450 mAh battery that gives a talktime of 4 hours. The phone can go unplugged on standby mode for up to 168 hours. The internal memory of 160 MB can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card.
Connectivity and Features
The A70 is preloaded with Opera Mini web browser and can access the Internet through GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi networks. The device is preloaded with M!-Apps, Micromax's recently launched app store, where you can select apps that are optimised for the device. The built-in A-GPS receiver in the A70 gives you turn-by-turn walking and driving directions.
The Android OS brings with it the usual range of Google services like Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk and Picasa integration. The A70 is preloaded with OfficeSuite Viewer that allows access to your corporate documents while traveling. Accessing Facebook, Orkut and Twitter on the A70 is hassle-free, thanks to one-touch widgets on the homescreen.