Micromax has re-launched the Bolt A69, they call it the Micromax Bolt A069. The A069 runs on KitKat out of the box and is powered by 1.3GHz dual core processor. Apart from the Android 4.4, 20 regional language support there is nothing much left to talk about, rest of the specs are too much downgraded considering the price tag.

Micromax Bolt A069 box pack contains the handset, screen guard, 1800 mAh battery, mad app guide, reverie phone book guide, warranty card, user guide, travel charger, data cable and standard quality earphone.

Design, Display and OS
The key highlight is the OS i.e Android Kitkat. Design wise, Micromax has incorporated the Canvas Colours 2 looks to some extent, though the Colours 2 still looks slimmer and much better. The back cover with matte finish covers up almost 80% of the handset. Build quality is good. Sar value : 0.33 W/kg @ 1g head and 0.52 W/kg @1g body.

Power button is on the left, volume rockers on the right and 3.5mm audio jack and the micro USB port on the top. Handset is bulky with a weight of 172 grams with battery and is 9.90 mm thick.

Micromax Bolt A069 box pack

Screen is 5 inches with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution. Touch is good but viewing angles aren’t that good. There is LED notification and 3 sensors – accelerometer, proximity and light.

The Bolt A069 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with customized UI.

Memory and Storage
This handset is loaded with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage along with 32GB micro SD (external card) support. 290MB is the free RAM available on the first boot. There is 1.5GB internal storage space and 1.27GB is space for apps. OTG is not supported but you can install / move apps on the external storage.

Micromax Bolt A069 review and unboxing

The handset comes loaded with MediaTek MT6572 1.3GHz dual core processor with Mali 400 MP GPU. Performance is good and lag free as per the MediaTek dual core standards.

Micromax Bolt A069 review

Benchmark scores

App Result
Quadrant 4089
Antutu 11184
Vellamo Browser (1366) Metal (710) Multicore (783)
Nenamark 2 33.5fps
Multi Touch 2 point

Gaming and Entertainment
It is dual core handset yet can play MC4 and Asphalt 8 with ease. Though Asphalt 8 is smooth in medium graphics mode. It can play FHD video using MX player. You can check the gaming part in the video review. Both these games got installed on the external storage.

Micromax Bolt A069 hands on

It is a fixed focus camera 5MP on the rear with LED and VGA on the front. The quality is not that good. It can shoot 720p videos at 30fps.

Micromax Bolt A069 5MP fixed focus camera

This is a dual SIM handset you need 2 normal SIM’s. Bolt A069 supports 20 Indian regional languages. The language option are available when using the keyboard. Speaker sound is loud. Micromax Mad and reverie phonebook apps comes pre-installed.

There is 1800 mAh battery. I used the handset for 22 minutes battery dropped by 8% and then ran a video in a loop for about 26 minutes, battery dropped by 9% and when I played the games for about 18 minutes battery dropped by 10%.

Micromax Bolt A069 1800 mAh battery

With moderate usage you can expected battery life of 4 to 5 hours and when playing high end games it will be up to 3 hours or a little more.

For the price of Rs. 5,699 the Micromax Bolt A069 is not a good buy. A069 does not support 3G, so you are left with 2G option only,  it’s dual core and the cameras are fixed focus. It would be wise to invest a little extra and go for the Unite 2.

Bolt A069 Image Gallery

Sample Images shot using the A069 handset

Sample Images front camera

Micromax Bolt A069 handset and gaming review

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in