Micromax Andro 60 will be Cheapest Android Phone in India Soon, Runs 2.1

December 1, 2010
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When it comes to cheap Android-based devices, there's a few to choose from. But, when you start looking at the mid-$100 price range, you have to start wondering if the money is really worth spending, even if it isn't a lot. When it comes to the Micromax Andro 60, which will be the cheapest Android-based handset to launch in India when it does in the near future, potential owners will have to wonder if having a resistive touchscreen is worth the low cost.

While the higher-end Android devices, as well as plenty of the cheap variations out there, feature a capacitive touchscreen display, the Andro 60 replaces that with a resistive version. You'll also find the Swype alternate keyboard pre-loaded onto the device. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, integrated GPS, a 3.2MP camera on the back with autofocus, and a 600MHz processor under the hood.

The display measures in at 2.8-inches, and it's a QVGA. You also get Stereo Bluetooth, and Android 2.1. As far as pricing goes, that's said to be at about 6,999 INR, or about $157. You will also get a 2GB microSD card in the box, too.

[via UnwiredView]


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  • http://gmail swapnil

    What is the meaning of Android and its use?????

  • http://www.fieldtechnologies.com/ gps fleet tracking

    Great news out for the Android fans.Micromax Andro 60 looks impressive and regarding the price it’s really an cheapest phone in the market as compare to other Android.Hope it’s soon arrive in the market…

  • Rushi

    Android is an mobile operating system which is developed by google.

  • K vilas rai

    Wow andro 60 cool man

  • http://PURANBISHT101@GMAIL.COM PURAN

    ANDROID KE MAR LE MICROMAX A 60 NE. BEST PHONE IN 2010.

  • sriharsha

    yup , today i’ve seen an add in tv,
    its good to hear android in micromax
    i was planning to buy galaxy (samsung about 9000 to 13000) now i’ve to wait for this
    price also looks cheaper , but features should be checked , version of os , since it is capacitive touch ( as in apple )
    it should be good in touch interface .
    again the quality of gps device and accelrometer should be checked ,
    quality of display ,
    QQQQQQQQQuestion – what is its os version

  • Bhupender

    Macromax A60 with android version 2.1 (Eclair).

  • Sankar

    Is this Dual Sim Phone

  • dinesh

    best launch of this year,micromax is boosting up.now it is deepning its roots go on launch more good phones ..

  • swapnil agade

    abe android google ka os hai. tumhe nahi pata to net pe kyon baythe ho ? mera nam leke ulte pulte sawal mat pucho…. salo mera nam badnam mat karo

  • rahul

    is this device 3g enabled??

  • Shanin

    Indeed this phone is a very good innovation
    Full Touch Screen, 2.8 inch resistive, 240×320 pixels
    3G : 7.2Mbps HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps HSDPA
    3.15 megapixels camera with auto focus
    Audio and Video Player, Video Recorder and Streaming
    Expandable Memory up to 32GB
    1280 Li-ion Battery
    4 hours talk time and up to 10 days stand by time

  • Naresh katoch

    no capacitive touch screen, not latest version of android 2.2 (foryo) , but still gud bid price…….

  • Naresh katoch

    no capacitive touch screen, not latest version of android 2.2 (froyo) , but still gud bid price…….

  • krishna raj

    for an android phone a the rate of 7000rs its excellent it have 3g,edge,
    3.15 mp camera,600 mhz processor and a gps navigation.dont know about touchscreen sensitivity i expect its average.

  • http://sun.com Ashish

    Wow, it’s really good launch by Micromax. Will give a try to it. I was thinking over HTC and Moto, but this is good option to try. Lookwise it’s ok.Look at the price…unbeatable. Anyway it will have all the features of Android 2.1 whatever phone you buy

  • rahul

    3G is not enabled in this phone buddies!!…its not a 3G phone…what will one do with all the applications and pathetic gprs speeds!!!

  • Vishnu

    I bought it today… its very good.. but VERY PECULIAR.

    IT does not work with IDEA cellular…

    i hope someone at IDea or Micromax are listening..

    i and the dealer tried it with 3 phone handsets, and multiple idea sim cards.. .and its conformed…!

    contact me at bigvishnu@gmail.com if anyone has additional quesitons..

  • Manju991

    IT DOES HAVE 3G and IT ROCKS!!!!…..THANKS ANDRO AND GOOGLE

  • ideacellular

    Dear Sir,

    Kindly provide your Idea cellular number for further assistance. You can also get in touch with our Customer care centre – details updated on Idea website. http://www.ideacellular.com.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

  • http://www.ashisoft.com Lizzy22

    Ya! Nice Phone with very high end features I loved it Get Your Andro and Enjoy1
    http://www.ashisoft.com

  • Tuka

    hey guys great news, I just read that Intex is going to launch Android Mobile for just rs 5500.

    http://www.the4thdimension.net/2010/12/cheapest-android-phone-in-india-intex.html

  • ST, Mumbai

    The A60 has a 2.8-inch resistive touch screen with 320×240 pixel resolution. The Samsung Galaxy 5 (I5503) has similar specs, but has responsive capacitive touch screen. I would suggest that one go in for this over the A60. However the I5503 is not a dual SIM phone.

    Call clarity is good. I use it quite a bit for browsing (via EDGE/GPRS) using the pre-installed browser and Opera Mini 5.1 (which I downloaded and installed). With 3/4 hours of browsing the battery lasts just a day, otherwise one day more. I also use it daily to check/send mail from my Gmail accounts.

    Two glaring negatives of the Galaxy 5:
    1) the 2MP camera (w/o autofocus or flash) might as well have not been there
    2) in bright sunlight the screen is dark and unreadable.

    The Galaxy 5 looks very similar to the Samsung Corby handset. I purchased it in Mumbai for Rs. 8,500 (early Nov. ’10) and am quite satisfied with the handset.

  • ST, Mumbai

    The A60 has a 2.8-inch resistive touch screen with 320×240 pixel resolution. The Samsung Galaxy 5 (I5503) has similar specs, but has responsive capacitive touch screen instead. I would suggest that one go in for this over the A60. The I5503 is not a dual SIM phone.

    Call clarity is good. I use it quite a bit for browsing (via EDGE/GPRS) using the pre-installed browser and Opera Mini 5.1 (which I downloaded and installed). With 3/4 hours of browsing the battery lasts just a day, otherwise one day more. I also use it daily to check/send mail from my Gmail accounts.

    The Galaxy 5 comes with Samsung’s PC suite (Kies). The s/w when installed on a laptop/PC enables the phone to be connected (via USB/BT) and used as a modem to enable online access using browsers installed on the laptop/PC. I use it quite frequently – the advantage being the 13″ display (of the laptop) instead of the 2.8″ of the cell phone. However the connection is slower than when browsing directly on the phone.

    Two glaring negatives of the Galaxy 5:
    1) the 2MP camera (w/o autofocus or flash) might as well have not been there
    2) in bright sunlight the screen is dark and unreadable.

    The Galaxy 5 looks very similar to the Samsung Corby handset. I purchased it in Mumbai for Rs. 8,500 (early Nov. ’10) and am quite satisfied with the handset.

  • http://ssubhashguleria@yahoo.in Guleria_subhash

    Can we expect the good software qualities as that of nokia …what about edge version, 3G and accessories?

  • shivani nagwekar

    When I bought this phone from mnvcollections.com I did find the shape a little unusual. But I like the 3.2 MP camera. and what is best is that this is the cheapest Android phone in the Indian market. I strongly recommend it. Others can keep ranting that it does not have this feature or that. But then they should also be ready to pay through their nose for those features. I however am happy with my Micromax Andro A60

  • Ashok Kumar Verma

    I am a proud owner of A60.
    Some of the shortcomings of A60 are :

    (1) Low Voice on Speakerphone ;
    (2) Low Ringtone ;
    (3) Camera is without flash ;
    (4) Screen Lock can be opened only through touch (There must be a provision through keys to open screen lock) ;
    (5) Takes long time to boot ;
    (6) Hindi Language Interface – NOT WORKING.
    (7) Hindi Language Keyboard is not provided.

    OVERALL RATING : 10/10 (@ Rs. 6250/- only)

    • Srinivas NN

      Hi Ashok ,Where did you get the phone @250/- ? It is good price.Any website address please.

    • Srinivas NN

      Hi Ashok ,Where did you get the phone @6250/- ? It is good price.Any website address please.

  • sandeep

    guys this phone is jst awesome… It contains 3g and its android is just amazing so it is really an amazing phone…