Micromax X259 is a bar type phone that comes with a unique feature, a built in solar charger. You can charge the phone using natural resource – the Sun. This handset is made for users who are always on the move.

Though the solar concept is exciting, I doubt if this phone with low end features will be of any use to “on-the-move professionals”, they should either consider the Micromax A56 or look for other models. However it may work well in rural areas especially where there are frequent power cuts. The Micromax handset comes with alphanumeric keypad with 2.4 inch display screen. On the rear side most of the area on the back cover is taken up by the solar panel, which looks like a touchscreen.

The Micromax X259 is a basic phone with very low end features. There is no Wi-Fi but you can surf the net using GPRS with the WAP browser. There is FM radio, video / music player for entertainment and a VGA camera which has become a minimum standard even if the camera quality is pathetic. MicroSD card up to 4 GB is supported.

The 1000 mAh battery on the Micromax X259 can last for over a week and you can expect a talktime of about 4 to 5 hours. The box pack contains handset, hands free, battery /charge, warranty card and user guide.

Micromax X259

Micromax X259 Key features

  • Bar phone, 16mm thin, Proprietary OS.
  • 2.4 inch display screen.
  • Rear 0.3 MP camera.
  • FM radio, FM recording, Video & Music player.
  • Micro SD card up to 4GB.
  • GPRS, Bluetooth.
  • 1000 mAh battery (TT = 4 to 5 hours, ST= 7+ days).
  • Additional feature: Built in solar charger.

The Solar charger is the only key feature on the Micromax X259, otherwise it is just a basic phone. The price is not yet disclosed but it is expected to be under Rs. 3,000. The handset is not launched in India for Price Rs. 2,499.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in