Micromax A89 Ninja dual core ICS handset with 4 inch screen listed on Micromax info site

Micromax A89 is another Ninja model powered by dual core processor clocked at 1GHz with a 4 inch touch screen display running Android 4.0 OS. The A89 model has just been added on the Micromax info website with limited details.

We are going to see a lot more dual core handsets in coming days, and most of the time the handsets are, silently launched. The A89 details are now updated on the Micromax Info website (click here). We do not know the availability date and the price.

The MMX A89 is with a 10.1 cm screen (4 inches) with multi touch support. I think it will come with an 800×480 pixels resolution. The handset has got a curvy design with 3 touch sensitive buttons on the front.

The A89 sails on a 1GHz dual core processor, now probably it could be MediaTek or qualcomm processor, so far Micromax have been using the MediaTek dual core processors. The specs are of lower end – the handset comes with 3MP fixed focus camera. I believe the RAM will be 512MB and internal storage may be 4GB or less.

Micromax A89 Ninja dual core handset

As for connectivity it should support dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, micro USB port and 3.5m jack. Battery info is not available but I guess will be around 1500 mAh. Stay tuned for more updates on the Micromax A89.

Micromax A89 Key Features and Specifications

  • Dual SIM.
  • Dual core Mediatek MT6577 clocked at 1GHz with PowerVR SGX 531GPU.
  • Android 4.0.
  • 4 inch TFT screen with 800×480 pixels resolution  (262K colours).
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage of which 2.07GB free space and micro SD card slot.
  • Rear 3MP Fixed Focus camera with 640×480 pixels resolution, no flash.
  • Handset can play 720p videos.
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and 3.5mm jack .
  • 1450mAh battery with 4 hours talktime and 170 hours standby time.

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{ 156 Responses }

  1. Rohit says

    Does MMX A89 support usb through OTG Cable ?
    If not is there any way to support it?

  2. rashmi says

    hello friends, mr gogi,

    can you please tell me how to connect pen drive to a87 ? can u please check and let us all know


    For me Its a supreb android phone……..People having issue with internal memory, low ram, or large hd gamds, yes you can play large hd games over 2.5gb , i have played, you just have to increase ram, increase internal memory, and install chainfire 3d pro and its plugin, go to the http://www.andropark.com website there you will find these technology on related query or search in google. Even you also can flash with stock rom for better experience, change the theme and lots more. Those process require rooted device and u should have installed your own cwm recovery . I have tried the otg is not supported.the main problem is battery backup and wi-fi. but 6299rs is not bad deal . But you cant expect too much.cause its a low cost android phone, but you can make it better, if you have lots of technical knowledge about android…you can make it faster, better also the perfect.one.

  4. karma says

    hi sir,
    have u tried connecting otg cable to a89?? is der any issue in rooting the device.??

  5. Tushar Kanta Nahak says

    Can I install apps in SD card instead of internal memory. Because I want to run NFS MW and it is around 2.0 GB .
    Please answer me as quick as possible .
    Mail me this answer.
    Thank you

      • Singh says

        The stock device does not support otg, as I have checked. I haven’t rooted it yet.
        This is strange because hardware-wise it is very similar to canvas 2 , which does support otg.

  6. vishwajeet says

    I am confused in selection between MMX A89, Xolo A700 & this Lava Iris 454. The specs look pretty much similar. I read some reviews that Mmx & Xolo A700 has low battery backup & phone heat up during calling, surfing & gaming etc {all mentioned in user reviews at you site}. Are there any other issues to look for?
    Based on above things which one should I go for.
    Please give your expert advice.

  7. Dr. Vineet Verma says

    Dear Gogi sir
    please give information about the heating problems & battery back up of mmxa89 & xolo a700. I have gone through the review of both phones at you site & much impressed the way you elaborated the things. The aforementioned problems are much discussed in user reviews of both sets. Please help us by your expert advice.

    • Gogi Rana says

      There are users who are complaining am not sure if its an issues with every handset. But heat-up depends on your usage / connectivity and environment. Example if you are in the open directly under the sun, try taking some photos and within few minutes you will feel the handset heating up much faster. Try the same in a room and no such issue. I have seen this issue with many handsets even big brands. The new phones now come with a sponge type stuff in the back cover that helps absorbs heat and reduces heat buildup.

      • Dr. Vineet Verma says

        Thanks a lo,t dear sir,
        How is the life of battery in these phones & one thing that can’t be ignored is very slow wifi speed of mmx 89.
        have you noticed the dump wifi performance of mmxa89

        Your guidance is the only thing that will help me choose to go either for xolo a700 or mmx a89.
        Be nice to respond

        • Gogi Rana says

          Hi Wi-fi is good on both almost same. Note that the Wi-Fi module is the same on these handsets so performance will be the same. Wi-Fi performance also depends on how the OS has been tweaked. But over all I did not find any issue with the Wi-Fi. I use the Wi-Fi for downloading benchmark apps on every handset.

            • Dr. Vineet Verma says

              One issue still left is the battery life- who wiil last longer in same working circumstances?
              but screen size & resolutions are higher on A700. Does the size matters here?

  8. Sourav Nath says

    Dear GOGI sir >> I am a huge fan of android ,although i dont have any .i am going to buy a mobile this sunday (24.03.13) .i need some help

    *1: i want to know whther it supports hd games especially like SHADOWGUn, nfs HOT PURSuit, Max Payne,smurai 2 Vengeance etc. i am a novice and know
    nothing about it

    *2:can u pls explain me the battry life bcoz some it its worst than any>>>.
    i want to know if i play hd games for 2hrs and then see 720p movie then how long it lasts

    *3: thirdly and the most important thing is that can i trust in this phone .
    i told this to my frnds and they are advising me to go with sony ,samsung, htc etc ………… .my range is about 6500-7000 rs inr. and i want to buy a phone which can play hd games,720p videos,run almost all applications !!
    pls help coz i REALLY NEED IT

    thanks yours sincerely Sourav Nath.

    • sandip says

      Dear friend

      I advice you better to go for lava loxo A700 from infibeam rs.7599/- better resolution,5 mp camera with led flash with front camera as well,ips display,4.5″ screen ,battery more than a89 with 1700/- mah.

      expand your budget by rs.1000/-

  9. Deepak says

    Gogi Dude, pls help me.. i wanna get good android mobile at the price range of 6500-7500.. i having 3 ideas.. micromax a89 micromax a84, videocon a30.. which is best?

    pls help me…

  10. Abhishek saxena says

    Dear gogi sir, i’m very confused in buying my first mobile.please suggest me which is better between micromax a89 and karbonn a15 or any other smartphone under Rs. 8000

  11. salim says

    hi gogi dude i want buy a mobile and my budget is 6.5k so pls refers me any android its my humbled request to u as i am really confuse on technical thing these would be my first mobile.

    • Ramana says

      Better choose Micromax A89 it is good for playing HD games like : GTA 3,Vicecity,max payne,nfs,asphalt 7 and others…

  12. Sanjib Deb says

    Gogi I purchased mmx A89 today @6800rs. Its awesome phn but i cant rorate the screen while video playing & messaging plz tell me..i dont knw anythng abt Android

  13. Midun says

    I wanna know that this mobile is compatible for High End Games like Nfs Mw , Mc3,Counter Strike etc . Can we enable to change internal app storage to Micro Sd Card ??