Touchscreen handset just got cheaper; hard to believe, well check out the Micromax X222 a 2.4 inch touchscreen phone that is priced just under Rs. 2,000.  There are many budget mobile phones available in the Indian markets that are priced below Rs. 2,000 but none of those come with a touchscreen option, until now.

But with the entry of Micromax X222 we may soon see many manufacturers launching low cost touchscreen phones. The X222 is basically a simple phone with dual SIM option and comes with an FM radio.

Micromax X222 features

This is a bar type TFT full touchscreen phone with a 2.4 inch (6 cms) display. Since this is a budget phone you cannot expect the touch tap or scrolling to be as smooth as on high end phones. Moreover this is not capacitive but a resistive touchscreen.

Low cost touchscreen phone Micromax X222 price in India
Low cost touchscreen phone Micromax X222 price in India

The display supports resolution of 240 by 320 pixels (QVGA) with 65K colours. The handset is available in coffee brown colour and does support 2 SIM GSM + GSM (Dual SIM).

The Micromax X222 weighs just 83 grams with dimensions 52 x 92 x 14 mm. This dual SIM touchscreen phone comes with 32 MB of internal memory and microSD slot that can hold card up to 8 GB.

The Micromax X222 comes with a VGA camera with video recording which in fact is useless but given the price tag, you can ignore it. This Micromax handset can play WAW, MP3 music file and video files such as MP4, 3GP, AVI.  MP3’s can be used as ringtones.

This handset does support GPRS class 12 and Bluetooth. FM radio comes built in and there is a 3.5mm audio jack for connecting external headsets.

Micromax X222 price in India

MRP : 1,990 | Best price:  Rs. 1,850

Micromax  X222 review

Cool phone at an unbelievable price with Dual SIM capabilities, GPRS, FM radio and of course touchscreen features. Many people in India cannot afford a touchscreen phone because of its price but now with Micromax X222 they get a touchscreen feature for just Rs. 1,990. I am sure this will become a hot selling item and you may find many manufactures entering this low cost touchscreen domain, pretty soon.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -