Review of Micromax BOLT Warrior 1 Plus (Q4101): the smartphone for the surrender
I remember when the most expensive thing in the house was the TV. And it was, of course, not a fancy flat screen in the wall, and a modest CRT box with a small diagonal, and even without the remote control. Today such a device would cost less than delivery within the city. About the same for a long time it was with phones. And though the class division of mobile phones have always existed, the device was expensive. But as time went on: first, cheaper push-button phones, and then they become useless, because there smartphones. Now all this is repeated – a decent smartphone you can buy for less than 100 dollars, and according to his ability he should easily surpass the most feature-rich cell phone of 10 years ago. Today our guest is ultrabudgetary smartphone with a killer name – Micromax BOLT Warrior 1 Plus.
I’m afraid to guess what he wanted to say to the manufacturer, the folding together of the words “lightning”, “warrior”, “one” and “plus”, but in fact it is a very simple and modest device that the average student can buy for himself, saving on school Lunches. Or an inexpensive option for those who want any smartphone at the time of repair the main tube.
|Micromax BOLT Warrior 1 Plus||Micromax Canvas Juice A1 Plus||Meizu m5 Note||Samsung Galaxy J7||Huawei P9 Lite|
|Screen||4.5 inch, TN, 854 × 480 pixels, 214 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5 inch, IPS, 1280 × 720 pixels, 294 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, Super AMOLED, 720 × 1280 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.2 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 424ppi, capacitive multitouch|
|Safety glass||Gorilla Glass 3||Gorilla Glass 3||No data||No data||No data|
|Processor||Spreadturn SC9832: Quad core (4 × 1.3 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53||MediaTek MT6735: Quad core (4 × 1,25 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53||MT6755M MediaTek with eight cores (4 × 1.8 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz) ARM Cortex-A53||7870 Exynos Octa with eight cores Cortex Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.6 GHz, 4 × 1.0 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 650: eight cores (4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 × 1,7) ARM Cortex-A53|
|Graphics controller||ARM Mali-T420, 400 MHz||ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 450 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz||The Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz||The Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||3/4 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Flash memory||8 GB||16 GB||16/32/63 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Connectors||1 × micro-USB 2.0||1 × micro-USB 2.0||1 × micro-USB 2.0||1 × micro-USB 2.0||1 × microUSB;|
|1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;||1 × headset Jack 3.5 mm;|
|2 × microSIM||1 × microSIM, 1 × nanoSIM||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||1 × microSIM||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)|
|1 × microSD||1 × microSD||1 × microSD|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 3, 7, 20||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 7 (300 Mbps, 150 Mbps), range 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz||802.11 b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz||802.11/b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 GHz|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|The main camera||5 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz, led flash, HD video recording||8 MP, ƒ/2.2, and digital stabilization, led flash, HD video recording||13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and contrast autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video||13 MP, ƒ/1,9, contrast autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video||13 MP, ƒ/2.0, contractnegotiations, led flash, recording Full HD-video|
|Front camera||2 MP, without autofocus, no flash||5 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||5 MP, without autofocus, led flash||8 MP, fixed focus|
|Food||Removable battery: 6,66 W·h (1800 mAh, 3.7 V)||Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12,54 WH (3300 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11.4 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||133,1 × 66 × 9.7 mm||Of 144.3 × 72, × 9,65 mm||153,6 × 75,8 × 8.1 mm||151,7 × 76 × 7.8 mm||146,8 × 72,6 × 7.5 mm|
|Weight||156 g||167 g||138 g||170 g||147 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Flyme 5||Android 6.0 Marshmallow shell TouchWiz||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell Emotion UI|
|Current price||5 490 rubles||8 990 rubles||9 500 rubles||15 990 rubles||15 990 rubles|
Design and ergonomics
Initially Micromax BOLT Warrior 1 Plus were only available in a gold case, but soon in the official online store of the company appeared and black version. The size and shape of this smartphone is more reminiscent of the first iPhone, except the screen here is more in 2017 to release a smartphone with a diagonal of 3.5 inches would be silly, so here we have 4.5 inch, and is the optimal size display for such devices.
A bit unusual to see there’s a metal housing – just a couple of years ago, it could afford to afford expensive smartphones and devices of the middle class, now turn and ultrabudgetary tubes. However, in fact the housing was not all-metal aluminium made only a fairly large Central insert on the back cover. Everything else is plastic, painted to look like metal. Right out of the box it looks pretty good, but I’m not sure what BOLT Warrior 1 Plus keep after a couple months of operation.
A removable cover covers all sides of the body, except the face under it is a removable battery, two slots for carrier-card of format micro-SIM and microSD slot. The lid fits well but it does not provide even minimal gaskets smartphone is clearly not intended for water treatment and even for use in the rain. There, in the back is the main speaker, so the sound is greatly muted when the smartphone is on the table face up. Sometimes it can be nothing to suspect and lose the call.
In General, the appearance of the Micromax BOLT Warrior 1 Plus devoid of surprises. On the front panel is display only, over it – the camera, speaker and ambient light sensor. Three standard Android buttons are displayed on the screen and “eat” some useful space, but it’s the little things. Much worse is that the screen is devoid of oleophobic coating – clean it have every day.
All other items are in the usual places. The power button and volume controls on the right, micro-USB port is on the bottom, a mini-Jack on top. Included is a wired headset, and even a protective film for the screen, which partially solves the problem of the lack of oleophobic coating.
In the role of the operating system is Android 6.0 and no updates for the time you use not come. And on the way out Android 7.0 for BOLT Warrior 1 Plus you can never count on. Proprietary shell is virtually indistinguishable from “bare” Android is generally good, but preinstalled applications can only notice the service “Yandex”, including the search bar on the home screen, as well as a few games: Cut The Rope 2, Road Smash S, GunsNGlort WW2, Jewel Tree and Clouds & Sheep.