Is this Micromax’s best phone ever?

It’s been a quiet last twelve months for Micromax, almost eerily silent. They’d like us to believe that it’s been time well spent. Time spent on developing what they believe is the best ever phone from the Micromax stable; a premium smartphone.  It rides almost entirely on a cleverly crafted sales pitch themed around its cam. ’13MP x 3′.

Unedited image shot at the Roseate House Delhi

It’s got three 13MP shooters: at a time when many brands obsess with selfie cams, Micromax seems to have got its priorities right. The Dual 5 has two 13MP lenses that work seamlessly together and deliver a stellar primary cam experience. Now you know why this device is called Dual 5. We love the lens’ attention to detail and how it delivers impressive results even in lowlight.  One of the lenses is monochrome (reminiscent of the Huawei P9). The 13MP selfie cam is no slouch.

Unedited food image shot at Perch, Khan Market, Delhi

It’s well designed but: it feels a tad heavy in your hand. It’s sturdy and certainly has got the looks (our review unit came in white and gold).

It’s got an extra layer of security: if you’re paranoid about all the stuff you stash away in your phone, you’re bound to dig this device. An additional fingerprint impression takes you to a ‘private’ zone where you can hide sensitive stuff (well, that depends what you want to stash!). It’s one of the many clever security features that sets this device apart.

Unedited image shot at the experience zone at the launch event (Roseate House, Delhi)

It’s power packed: at it’s heart is a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 processor that is beefed up by 4GB of RAM. There’s 128GB of onboard storage and expandable memory (via a hybrid slot). The device sailed through in our tests; gamers will approve too. There’s enough battery back up (3200 mAh) for a busy day at work and of course there’s a C type charger with quick charging.

Bottomline: The Micromax Dual 5 has a lot going for it, especially its stellar camera. It’s easily the best device we’ve seen roll off a Micromax assembly line. But at Rs 24,999 you’re not short of options.

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