Phone Review: Micromax Modu T

Charming device with navigation issues and bad battery life

Published: Nov 22, 2010 06:52:28 AM IST
Updated: Nov 22, 2010 02:46:24 PM IST
Phone Review: Micromax Modu T

When placed on the office desk, most people who passed by did not believe this was a phone. It is the smallest touch screen available in the Indian market.

It takes a little time to get used to, especially since the user manual is all of one card, albeit with instructions on both sides. The basics are figured out, phone charged, you are set to go.  

It is a charming device, and it’s not just the small size. The big deal is the ability to attach hardware; a camera, for instance (which comes in the box; also provided, a sports band). In theory, you can attach other hardware to the phone. What this other hardware could be is a mystery: The Micromax Web site does not offer clues, and the Modu T site isn’t up yet, as of this writing.

The camera is decent. The other plus: The audio volume. For a music lover, and an exercise freak, Sportify makes it easier to drown out the pain with music as you walk.

But the touch screen is a huge let-down. Unlike a regular touch-screen, where you can just slide your finger up or down anywhere on the screen, here only the left of the screen responds. It makes navigation from the apps menu difficult, and it takes a while to get used to scrolling messages, for instance, since graphic user interfaces have trained us to find scrollbars on the right.

The battery life is bad; you get three hours of talk time, and it takes that long to charge fully. Additional irritations: It locks once you are in a conversation, so if you have to send off an SMS while you’re talking, be prepared to swear softly.

But hey, it is cute.

Micromax Modu T
75mmX46.5mmX11mm, 2.2 inch LCD Touch Display, 320X240 QVGA resolution
Battery: 500 mAh Li-ion Battery
Rs. 12,500

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  • Atri Dhasmana

    snapdeal se micromax modu mobile phone liya tha jisne ek mahine me hi kam karna band kar diya tha very sad

    on Nov 23, 2013
  • Vidya

    its a cute phn with maximum features. unbelievable. on prob on my phn is, messages cannot be sent. went to airtel said all fine 4rm their end. can send msg frm other 7259413614 to help.wht is the service centre no in msg settings?

    on May 27, 2013
  • Subir Gupta

    Never ever liked any Micromax phone from day one because of their low standard Chinese cheapo material built but survived on most of phones somehow, until Micromax MODU T world'€™s smallest phone, which was a complete disaster! Got this MODU T and guess what, with in next few days camera jacket went off, drop it to service centre with camera jacket not working and ever since that day the phone is been lying with service centre and now its more than one n half months. Whenever I call Micromax they keep saying 20 more days as it major PCB problem and service centre never picks up call or all lines are switched off. it was a big mistake dealing in Micromax phone!!! Will try to blog and publish as much possible to save at-least few innocent customers from falling into trap by buying Micromax low end Chinese made phone disasters!

    on Jan 24, 2012
    • Kunal

      Thanks a lot buddy your review saved saved us.

      on Aug 28, 2013
  • Ankur

    This is a phone from an Isreali inventor who also invented SanDisk. It is currently in market, offers several jackets on top of this extremely small device. So far the mobile has been a major flop in many markets it was launched.

    on Nov 23, 2010
  • Sujata Singh

    the beast micromax modem

    on Nov 22, 2010