Here is a dual SIM phone from XAGE Mobile called the XAGE M486 Giant with a 4 inch full touchscreen display and with dual cameras. The handset has got an impress sleek and stylish look with 4 touch sensitive buttons just below the touchscreen area. This handset is priced at under Rs. 8,000 in India.

The XAGE M486 Giant weighs 130 grams with a thickness of 11 mm. A first look at the handset will make you believe that it is a high end phone; even the menu icons look impressive. The menu system and the icons looks almost similar to what you find on an iPhone.

XAGE M486 Giant Features and Specifications

Operating System and Display: This handset runs on MSTAR 8533C proprietary OS, you might be hearing this for the first time. The TFT LCD touchscreen display screen is 4 inches supporting 252 K colours. The Giant word probably is used for the big display screen.

Network: Now this may disappoint you, 3G is not supported, however 2G is. But for surfing you can only use the GPRS network as EDGE is also not supported. The M486 Giant supports 2 SIM cards (GSM + GSM) with dual standby mode.

Connectivity: As already mentioned this handset lacks 3G, and Wi-Fi too. Other connectivity options are Bluetooth 2.0, HTML browser, Java and microUSB 2.0.

Camera: There is a 3.2 MP primary camera with flash and a secondary camera of 1.3 MP resolution. The front facing camera is just for taking self portrait images and cannot be used for video calling. The 3.2 MP camera can store images in 1280 by 960 pixels resolution.

XAGE M486 Giant features and price in India
XAGE M486 Giant

Memory and Storage: The M486 comes with 256 MB inbuilt memory with microSD slot that can hold cards up to 16 GB capacity.

Entertainment: The media player supports commonly used audio and video formats plus there is an FM radio for live music on the move and some pre-loaded games.

Battery: This dual SIM phone comes with a 1350 mAh Li-ion battery that gives a talktime of about 8 hours and a standby time of up to 15 days.

The XAGE M486 Giant price in India is Rs. 7,999 with 1 year warranty. You get 8 GB free microSD card that comes loaded with Bollywood / Hollywood stuffs (English/ Hindi movies (40), Video MP4 (25), MP3 Songs (25), ringtones (20) and wallpapers (10).

The handset looks impressive stylish, slim, a bigger full touchscreen display, iPhone style menus but with missing 3G and Wi-Fi the price does not seem right. For the same price you can get a Samsung handset with Wi-Fi, 3G and many more features.

By Rajeev Rana

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