Micromax A89 Ninja Full Specifications and Review

Micromax has lunched a dual-core budget Android mobile phone in India with only 6,000 Rs price tag. It’s Micromax A89 Ninja. This smartphone has got almost the same specs as the very successful Micromax Canvas 2 A110 with a 4″ WVGA display. This is the most value for money device you can find in the market at this moment. Just have a quick look at the key features and full specifications with review below-


Key Features


  • 1 GHz Dual-core processor & MediaTek MT6577 chipset, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage
  • 4 inches IPS LCD display with 800 x 480 Pixels resolution @233 ppi pixel density
  • Android  v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 3 MP FF camera with VGA recording
  • 1450 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM support


Market status: Available, released – February, 2013

DISPLAY Size 4.0 inches (10.1 cm) Though it’s a TFT display, the brightness & color reproduction make it look like a HQ IPS display, very good for the price of the device.
Technology TFT, 256K colors
Resolution WVGA i.e. 480 x 800 pixels @ 233 ppi
Type Capacitive, Multitouch (2)
EXTERIOR Dimensions 124 x 64 x 10.6 mm (4.88 x 2.52 x 0.42 inch) Standard dimensions, very good for one hand operation. Both proximity & ambient light sensors are present. Build quality is also decent.
Ports & Keys Home, Menu & Option keys (front), Volume rocker (right), Power key (left), 3.5 mm jack & microUSB port (top), Camera & loudspeaker (back)
Sensors Proximity & Ambient light sensors
Colors Black & grey combination, Black & white combination
PROCESSINGPOWER Processor 1 GHz dual-core Best in class CPU & GPU, same as Micromax Canvas 2 A110, handles a lot of mid-range & high end games smoothly.
Chipset Mediatek MT6577
GPU PowerVR SGX 531
MEMORY System Memory 512 MB of RAM Good RAM & storage on a budget device.
Internal Storage 4 GB
Expansion microSD, up to 32 GB
SOFTWARE OS Android  v4.0.4 (Ice cream Sandwich)
CONNECTIVITY SIM Mini-SIM, Dual-Slot (GSM + GSM) Wi-Fi speed is a little bit slow. Otherwise call quality, 3G etc. work fine.
Operatingfrequencies GSM – 900 , 1800 MHzWCDMA – 2100 MHz
3G 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
4G No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi hotspot support
Bluetooth v2.1
USB microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3 megapixels Basic camera quality, though it’s reasonable for the price. Rating 3/5. Camera samples will be uploaded soon.
Secondary No
Video VGA i.e. 480p video @ 30 fps
Flash No
Features Fixed focus, Geo-tagging, Panorama & multi-angle photography
BATTERY Capacity 1450 mAh Li-lon Very good battery backup, you will get 1.5-2 days of backup on normal to heavy uses. Charging takes time.
Talk Time Up to 4 h
Standby Time Up to 170 h
  • Other sensors : Orientation sensor, 3-axis magnetic field sensor, 3-axis accelerometer
  • Desktop effects
  • Video wallpaper support
  • Hook up, M! live, M! store, M! Zone+ pre-installed
The added features are good. Sensors are very responsive while gaming. There is no compass on this device.
SAR INFO 0.98 W/kg @1 gm (head), 1.24 W/kg @ 1 gm (body) Below the limit.
PRICE Approx. 6,000 INR ~ 110 USD Excellent pricing. Value for money rating 5/5!


Strong points: Very bright & crisp display, amazingly fast phone with best in class dual-core 1GHz processor.

Weak points: Below par camera & headset quality though okay for the price. UI is overall not that much customised.

Suitable for those people looking for a budget device with great gaming capability. This phone is also good for watching movies, photos & browsing.



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