Unite 4 Pro was launched only a few months back. We have reviewed this phone. The smartphone is not just for the budget segment customers, but the company is trying to woo non-English customers in India who can take advantage of the company’s customized OS.
There are already popular phones like Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Moto G4 Play in the market for Rs 7,999. Is the unique language feature of the Micromax Unite 4 Pro enough to make it the market leader? Let’s know.
Micromax Unite 4 Pro Design and Build
Micromax seems to have found the right formula for smartphone design as the Unite 4 Pro is a good looking phone. There is nothing extraordinary in the design. To be honest, if the brand logo is not present on the phone, then it looks like any other phone of a Chinese company. The metal back panel gives it a slightly premium look, which will be called good.
The color reproduction and viewing angles of the 5-inch IPS display are good. However, fingerprints and other stains are easily caught on it. Cleaning it frequently can become a problem. The HD resolution isn’t bad at this screen size. Brightness is good and we did not face any problem in using the phone outdoors as well.
The space at the bottom of the display has been wasted, due to which it looks longer than expected. It looks like there should be a capacitive button, whereas the company has given onscreen buttons.
The metal rear cover can be removed. Here you will see SIM card and microSD card slot. However, the battery cannot be separated from the handset. You will have trouble removing the rear cover. It’s a bit tricky. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone. With this speaker and camera module are present.
The Canvas Unite Pro comes with a 7.5W adapter, data cable and manual. Overall we liked the design and build of this device. Due to the texture and size, it will also be convenient to use it with one hand.
Micromax Unite 4 Pro Specifications and Features
Micromax has used MediaTek quad-core Spreadtrum (SC9832) chipset in the handset. Mali-400 GPU is integrated for graphics. To be honest, this is not a great processor. Sometimes Android runs slow which is also reflected in the benchmark test results. The Antutu and 3D Mark Ice Storm test results were lower than the standard MediaTek chipsets.
The handset has 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio and USB OTG. Both the SIM slots support 4G LTE. However, the Voice over LTE feature is not available.
The most unique feature of the Unite 4 Pro is its Indus OS 2.0 feature. It is a regional OS based on Android. Micromax has also used this OS in Canvas and Bolt series handsets. Support for a total of 12 regional languages has been made available in the new OS. It is good for those who are not very comfortable with English.
The OS has been intelligently designed. Some parts of the launcher and select apps like SMS have been customized, everything else remains the same as stock Android. During the initial setup, you can choose your primary language. Apart from this, the mother tongue can also be decided. And you can easily swap between the two. It is not limited to just changing the language. Indus Swipe will translate and translate text from English language to your mother tongue in SMS app. This feature only works in the SMS app. However, to translate text into regional languages in other apps, you have to use Indus Keyboard.
Indus Reader is a text to speech converter platform. With its help, you will be able to listen to the written text in 9 different languages. Indus Keyboard comes with native language word prediction and autocorrection feature. The good thing is that you can type your message in English and translate it before sending it. The translation from English to the language of your choice won’t always be perfect, but it is very effective in providing fast answers.
Another unique feature is the App Market which lets you show the app in the language of your choice. With its help, you will also be able to buy apps. And the money will be added to the mobile bill. This feature will be liked by those users who do not want to use credit card to buy the app. Currently, this feature works with Airtel, Idea and Vodafone.
micromax unite 4 pro performance
Unite 4 Pro is a good phone for general use. Its texture is comfortable and it does not get hot during use. The general performance is not bad, but this chipset is not fully capable of multitasking. Sometimes the problem of slowing down of the phone will be encountered. The app takes a little longer to load. For example, when we were setting up the fingerprint sensor, the phone refused to start the registration process because of the many apps being downloaded in the background.
Talking about the fingerprint sensor, the fingerprint sensor is slow to respond and it is not completely accurate either. We faced many problems while using the phone. The phone played full-HD videos smoothly, but the sound quality was below average. The loudest sound from the speaker is that you can hear the alert. Nothing more than that. The audio quality was also below average in the earphones bought from the market. Gaana music streaming app is the default music player.
The 8-megapixel rear camera focuses fast in daylight. Good colors come in pictures. The app over-sharps the photos over and over again. You will realize this when you zoom in on the pictures. Focusing speed slows down in low light. The lack of detail is also evident in the pictures taken indoors. However, there is not much noise in the pictures.
It is possible to record videos up to 1080 pixels with the rear camera. and 5 megapixel front camera of 480 pixels. Selfie quality was good in suitable light. The Camera app is primarily similar to the Google Camera app. It is very easy to use it. You will get features like HDR and Panorama.
The 3900 mAh battery present in the phone lasted for 13 hours and 14 minutes in our video loop test. We would consider it good. However, we expected more battery life considering the weak chipset. The battery of the phone easily lasted for a day in normal use. Charging is quite slow. It took at least 5 hours for the battery to be fully charged.
The price of Micromax Unite 4 Pro is Rs 7,999. However, considering the overall performance of the phone, it seems a bit high. In some things like battery life, this phone does a good job. Its OS will be liked by the user in any case. The design and texture is good. The native language integration is excellent and this is the defining feature of the phone.
Unite 4 Pro is less powerful than expected in this price range. You will not get the best Android experience in this. Due to poor audio quality, slow fingerprint reader and average camera quality, we can’t recommend this one for you to buy.
If the price is cut, then this phone can be considered to buy. If the language support feature is not of much importance to you, then there are many affordable options in the market for you from Micromax and other mobile makers.