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Micromax Dual 5 (2017)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Adreno 510
4 GB / 128 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 SoC, and 4 GB of RAM.

Keep reading to find out what else this phone can do.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Micromax Dual 5 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Micromax Dual 5 specifications

BrandMicromax
NameDual 5
ModelDUAL5
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Colorsgold
SIM typeNano SIM

Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 510

The Micromax Dual 5 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Android is a mobile operating system. Google built it using a modified version of the Linux kernel. They also used other open-source software. It's a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.5 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Micromax Dual 5 comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. The Dual 5 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. We can expand the internal storage (128 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera13 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Dual 5 smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Dual 5 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3200 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of Dual 5 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM, Fast charging, Quick Charge

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Dual 5 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device. Corning Gorilla Glass is tougher. It resists scratches, impacts, and drops.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Micromax phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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