Micromax Dual 5

price Rs. 24,999 onwards | launch Apr, 2017
magic score ?
67.9
good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#2
of 39 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 8 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Stylish all-metal unibody design
  • Excellent build quality
  • The rear of the phone has a curved design which makes the phone comfortable to hold and provides good grip on the device
  • The entire front has 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 for protection, and that adds to the overall look of the phone too
  • Very good Super AMOLED display - delivers fantastic black levels and colours pop-out onscreen for photos, videos as well as on the icons - it further impresses with slim bezels - the phone has 86% screen to body ratio which is excellent
  • There are a few handy features built-in on the software front of the display also - such as eye protection mode or black and white mode, as well as customization for saturation, temperature and contrast of the display as per preference
  • Excellent fingerprint scanner - one of the fastest, and most accurate ones out there
  • Micromax's custom UI is quite zippy - although it still has some bloatware and is still not as refined as the more mature UIs from HTC, Samsung, Xiaomi and others
  • Other software features include a built-in SecureVault to create an alternative secure space on your phone with private files/photos/messages, a customizable Smart key on the left side, and an Anti-Theft feature
  • Extra large 128GB internal storage
  • Good overall hardware performance - seamless multi-tasking, fast app launch and butter smooth gaming experience
  • Very good rear camera performance - this is where the phone truly shines, with an excellent dual 13MP camera setup - the image quality is on-par with a good point and shoot camera in daylight as well as indoors
  • Tons of camera features too - background blur mode, slow motion video recording, time-lapse, digital image stabilization, pro mode, panorama mode, black and white mode, macro mode, anti-haze and slow shutter mode
  • Video quality is above average too
  • There are other phones offering dual camera setup in this range and even lower, but Micromax Dual 5 does well with its sharper image quality
  • Good call quality
  • Good loudspeaker output
  • Good battery life - its 3, 200mAh battery easily lasts one full day, even with heavy use
  • Support for Quick Charge 3.0

What We Didn't

  • Performance is pretty good, but definitely not top-notch, with devices like the Lenovo Z2 Plus (with the Snapdragon 820 chipset) offering more flagship-grade performance at an even lower price point
  • The rear camera is very good but image processing time is on the slow side
  • The front camera is decent but not as good as the rear camera, and generally produces soft details

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • 100% NTSC Colour Gamut
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
GPUAdreno 510
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 13MP)
  • F/1.8 Aperture
  • Sony IMX258 Sensors
  • Bokeh Mode
  • Low-Light Mode
  • Panorama
  • Pro Mode
  • Slow Shutter
  • Anti-Haze
  • Macro
  • Monochrome
Secondary Camera13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • Soft Selfie Flash
  • Sony IMX258 Sensor
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Fast Battery Charging: 100% in 45 Minutes (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Securevault
  • Security Chip & Encryption
  • Anti-theft
  • Permission Manager
  • Smart Key
  • Panic Button
  • Dual-band WiFi
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.35/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys