Micromax Bharat 5  +1 variation

price₹ 5,899 onwards

launchDec, 2017

16.7

excellence score

63.8

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 5 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Plastic rear panel - while budget phones typically do come with a plastic rear panel, makers try to give a faux metal finish for a more premium feel, much like the Redmi 5A - the Bharat 5, however, looks a bit cheap
  • You'll also start noticing scratches and wear on the back after a week or two
  • The glossy rear panel also gets quite smudgy and you'll find yourself wiping it off a few times during the day, if you can't stand the sight of a smudgy phone
  • Quite bulky and heavy at 10mm thickness and 170 grams - this makes the phone difficult to handle with one hand despite its small form factor - the bulky build may put people off who are looking for a more sleek and compact budget phone

Display

  • Average display - you won't get sharp or vivid colours and the brightness levels are pretty low - it looks average indoors even at its maximum level, and struggles further outdoors and under bright sunlight - the colours are there but feel washed out and dull - compared to the Redmi 5A, which also comes with a 720p display, the Bharat 5 fares poorly, which is quite disappointing at this price point

Performance

  • Very ordinary performance - at this price point, keeping only a single gig of RAM is disappointing - the Redmi 5A offers 2GB of RAM for around the same price point, and so does the older Moto C - the Bharat 5 does not handle multitasking well and apps will run slow depending on how many are running in the background - lags and stutters abound while using the handset, especially when browsing heavy websites or quickly switching between apps - you'll also face drops in frame rate even while playing 8-bit games like Crossy Road - there will also be occasional app crashes

Camera

  • Decent front camera - with a reasonably good portrait mode - outdoors, the bokehs are bright and capture the subject decently - normal selfies captured look just fine indoors but the camera generally performs better under ideal outdoor lighting
  • The rear camera is quite disappointing too - it is slow, especially at night where you'll find it quite difficult to get a steady shot as it suffers from poor focus - while outdoor captures under bright sunlight lets in too much light and you'll find yourself adjusting the brightness for a bit before snapping the photo - the Bokeh Mode here is not what you would expect either - what you get is a circular patch in focus that can be expanded or contracted via the aperture slider, blurring everything else in the background - the problem is that the focused patch will not only capture the subject, but also everything behind it within that circle - for a little more, you'll get a 13-megapixel camera with the Redmi 5A, which is likely to be a better bet as far as cameras are concerned

Audio

  • The dual bottom speakers are pretty loud

Battery

  • Impressive battery life - you should get about a day and a half on intensive use before you find yourself reaching for the charger

More

  • On the whole, the design, hardware and rear camera are underwhelming should make you think twice before purchasing the Bharat 5 - buy it only for its big battery life - for everything else there are better phones in the market in this price segment today

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Micromax Bharat 5 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • G-sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, Mediatek
GPUMali
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Standby500 hrs
Camera
Primary Camera5.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
Other Camera Features
  • Panorama
  • Time Lapse
  • Watermark
  • Beauty Mode
  • Bokeh
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED Flash
  • Portrait Mode
  • Beauty Mode
  • Time Lapse
  • Watermark
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes

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