Micromax Ninja 3 review – the Superfone Ninja A57 for Rs. 4,999

Micromax Ninja 3 or Micromax A57 is here for a price of Rs. 4,999. It started with the Ninja A50 and then came the Ninja 2 A56 and now the Ninja A57 which is better than its predecessors.

Interestingly the price of Rs. 4,999 competes with the Ninja A50 which is currently available for Rs. 4,899 and the A56 that will cost you Rs. 5,990. So what is the difference and when is the best one, let’s find out.

The Ninja 3 has got more curvy edges as compared with Ninja 1 and 2. There are 3 touch sensitive dedicated buttons on the front side. On the rear side there is the camera at  center top without any flash option and at the bottom, just below the Micromax logo there is the speaker out.

On the left side you will find the volume rockers and on the right the power button. The looks are pretty decent with 11.2 mm thickness and the weight is just under 100grams (93.88 grams).

Processor, Memory and OS
Micromax Ninja 3 processor is the same 1GHz Qualcomm with Adreno 200 GPU. The memory part would need confirmation as flipkart says 256MB RAM where as Ncarry says it is 512MB RAM (Confirmed it is 256MB). Then there is the micro SD card slot that can house external cards of up to 32GB.

Sadly for the price A57 will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. There is no word about an upgrade to a higher version.

Micromax Ninja 3 superfone review

Unlike the Micromax A50 (320×240 pixels) the Micromax A57 comes with a better screen (3.5 inches) of HVGA resolution i.e. 480×320 pixels with 2.2K colours? (252K). The Karbonn A7 also comes with the same resolution and is priced at Rs. 7,390 clearly the A57 will look more tempting.

The A50 came with 2MP camera and the A57 will house the same 3MP camera as on A56, better than A50 but being fixed focus do not expect much out of it. The camera features are 4x digital zoom, night mode, multi shot and video recording. There is no secondary camera.

Micromax A57 dual SIM phone

The connectivity features are the same i.e 3G (HSDPA @7.2 / HSUPA @5.76), EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and micro USB.

Other features
The handset comes with many pre-loaded apps. The performance will be as good as on Micromax A56. There is the gravity sensor or G-Sensor, but the proximity sensors are missing.

The 1400 mAh li-ion battery gives a standby time of about a week and talktime of up to 4 hours.

Micromax superfone ninja 3

Micromax Ninja 3 review
The Ninja 3 or Micromax A57 clearly seen as a replacement of the Micromax A50 model unless the A50 cost is reduced. The A57 no doubt is better than A50 and A56 and beats them when it comes to the price factor.

Finally Micromax has succeeded in bringing the HVGA resolution for under Rs. 5,000. The Micromax A57 entry level phone is here, for those budget conscious users with a better screen resolution. Go for it.

Micromax Ninja 3 A57 key features and specifications

  • 1GHz  (Qualcomm) + Adreno GPU running the Android 2.3.5 – Gingerbread OS.
  • Dual SIM with Dual Standby (SIM 1 slot supports 3G/2G and SIM 2 supports 2G only).
  • 3.5 inches multi-touch capacitive screen with HVGA – 320 x 480 Pixels resolution.
  • 256MB RAM and 512MB RAOM, up to 200MB total internal storage and micro SD card support up to 32GB.
  • 3MP camera fixed focus without flash, video recording supported.
  • 3G(7.2 / 5.7 Mbps), GPRS class 12, EDGE class 12, WAP, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and microUSB. USB / Wi-Fi tethering is supported (needs confirmation).
  • 1400 mAh – 150 hours Standby and 4 hours to 8.5 hours talktime.
Ram on Ninja 3

The difference Micromax A50 v/s Micromax A56 v/s Micromax A57

A50 (Ninja) A56 (Ninja 2) A57 (Ninja 3)
CPU 650MHz 800MHz 1GHz
Display 3.1 inch (320×240) 3.5 inches (480×320) 3.5 inches (480×320)
Thickness 13mm 11.5mm 11.2mm
RAM 512MB 256MB 256 MB (confirmed)
Battery 1200mAh 1400mAh 1400mAh
Camera 2MP FF 3MP FF 3MP FF


Not much difference between A57 and A56 except for the CPU, but interestingly cheaper. If you are looking for the cheapest android phone with good features look no further the A57 is the one, to replace the already popular A50.

{ 477 Responses }

  1. kashif says

    I am using this phone and it has only 40mb free ram and total 80mb ram actual. micromax is cheating us. where u write it has 256 mb(confirmed) ram.

  2. prem singh negi says

    I too bought the A57 micromax. Recharge with 3g net. while in crowd, use speaker and rock always :)

  3. Rahul says

    how to set proxy address in MM A57,it shows wi fi connected but no internet access

  4. HKS says

    Hello, my phone’s GPS is not working. I can use MAPS using internet but cannot Navigate. Can anyone help me plz. My phone is 8months old, rooted, using Lewa ROM.

  5. ishaan says

    cyanojen mod 7 (cm7) based rom mokee os 2.3.7 is available for mmx a57 at droidbeans forums……… ur welcome here to join and download over more than 10 custom roms and various mods for ur phone!!!!

  6. Ram says

    Dear Gogi,

    I had bought Ninja 3 before 6 months, now I am facing low call volume problem and especially very less call volume in outdoor e.g. traffic and crowd places. Kindly give me suggestion to increase call volume.

    Thanks in advance

    • ishaan says

      now means…. u werent facing these earlier …..
      Its a general problem… try increasing call volume!!!

  7. kunal says

    hi frnds.
    how to increase in call volume in Micromax a57
    pl give me.. tricks to do this ..

  8. Mahesh says

    I have Micromax A57 from 4 months. Its useless phone.
    1. network gets often disconnected.
    2.Touch screen is not pin-pointed we need to push little bit sidewise to select keys.
    3. Speaker phone is very low

  9. Ayush says

    my gravity sensors are not working properly most of tilting games are not working smoothly plz tell m how to solve it.

  10. gbalaji says

    purchased Micro Max Ninja A 57, first sim using aircel pi and IInd sim using tata docomo. when i using network the first sim connect is automatically disconnect. quick reply to my mail

  11. Dilip Mishra says

    Dear gogi ji,
    I have Micromax A57 but I am not able to run whatsup App because when I start yo open this its not open just showing a alert (plz adjust your clock as 09/04/2013) then I adjusted but it is not working again.
    Please give me your solution for this problem.


  12. tech says

    I have Micromax Ninja A57, when try to open whatsapp it’s giving error “Your phone date is inaccurate. Adjust your clock and try again” eventhough the date format is correct. Can someone please help me on this.


  13. Raj says

    hi bro , in a57 when I open whatsapp a alert message appears that ” your phone date is inaccurate ” but my phone date is correct. pls help me.

  14. Raj says

    hi Rohit, I know what to do because I uses a57 and has a same problem. in home screen click options button —> setting. and restore your phone and the phone will restored and the menu icon will appear. but remember that while restore all data will erased.

  15. srinivas b s says

    I have micromax a54 ninja 3.5. I unable to play motor racing game in this mobile with the help of screen movement.pl help me

  16. chirag says

    Mr. Gogi,
    I have facing problems to download Yahoo mail application in my micromax A57, i tried to download from mstore, but can’t download. Pl. help me.

  17. Rohit Kumar says

    Hello! I’m Rohit. Could you Please Help Urgently ?! I have a Mircomax Ninja 3. Yesterday night I accidentally pressed the Hook up application in the Menu and then the Hook up icon has replaced the Menu Icon on my phone Home Screen! And now it refuses to go off, throwing me not accessible to the the menu of my phone! Any resolution for this. Its so annoying.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Rohit Yadav

    • ishaan says

      please try a new launcher ……that wud surely help…for eg try nemus launcher or holo launcher…u can download them from app store

    • Raj says

      in home screen click option —>setting and restore your phone .but remember that while restoring data will erased ..

    • Yash says

      go to micromaxlauncher in Application. Clear data and re-start the phone. This will resolve your issue.

  18. Satinder Palra says

    gogi help me
    I bought Micromax A57 & i’m facing so many problems its RAM & internal memory is very low.
    Is there any solution if u have plz tell me
    plz plz tell now

    • ishaan says

      why dont u put custom rom in ur phone…i have done that and its simple and good…..

  19. Satinder Palra says

    gogi help me
    I bought Micromax A57 & i’m facing so many problems it ram & internal memory is very low.
    Is there any solution if u have plz tell me
    plz plz tell now

  20. kamalesh says

    i bought micromax ninja3 a57 on jan but one of the sim is always in not reachable while using another sim in data mode(i.e in gsm) and the message is also not sent properly……..can anybody help please…..