Micromax today launched the Unite 2 Android smartphone, which is essentially the company’s take on the Motorola’s recently launched Moto E budget smartphone that is already selling well in the market. With this phone, Micromax has ensured to offer a similar or better set of specifications on its phone to place it against the Moto E smartphone. The Unite 2 runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat version, which is also one of the major attractions of the Moto E smartphone. Micromax has in fact even priced its newbie at Rs 6,999 to match up the price point of the Moto E.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Micromax Unite 2 comes with a 4.7-inch display WVGA display with 800×480 pixels resolution. Inside, it has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The phone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Moreover, just like Motorola, Micromax too is guaranteeing an upgrade to the software. In addition to that the phone will come pre-loaded with several apps including Micromax’s own apps like Mad which allows users to get paid for watching advertisements, M!Games, M!Live, and others like Hike and Opera Mini.
On the connectivity front, it comes with dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Other features in the phone include of support for 21 languages namely English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Nepali, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Kashmiri, Maithili, Manipuri, Sanskrit and Sindhi. The phone is available in red, white, green and grey colors.
With this phone, Micromax is clearly targeting the Moto E smartphone, which sold out on Flipkart. The Moto E comes with a 4.3 inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display with a pixel density of 256ppi and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Snapdragon 200 dual-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, while the Micromax’s phone boasts a quad-core chipset. Both the phones have 1GB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB using microSD card. Both the phones have 5-megapixel primary camera, however while the Moto E lacks a front-facing camera, Micromax offers a 2-megapixel camera on the Unite 2. Motorola’s Moto E is the first phone to offer Android 4.4.2 out of the box, guaranteeing further updates to the software at the earliest. What sets the Moto E apart is that the phone comes with a nano coating on the inside as well as the outside, which can protect is against the accidental splash of water, which is missing from the Micromax’s Unite 2 smartphone. As mentioned already, the Moto E is priced at Rs 6,999 and is available exclusively through Flipkart.
|Micromax Unite 2||Motorola Moto E|
|DISPLAY||4.7-inch Bright Graph IPS WVGA (800×480 pixels)||4.3-inch qHD (960×540 pixels)|
|PROCESSOR||1.3GHz quad-core||1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core|
|ANDROID OS||4.4.2 Kitkat||4.4.2 Kitkat|
|PRICE||Rs 6,999||Rs 6,999|