Micromax launched two low cost entry level smartphones to its Bolt series – the Bolt Supreme and Bolt Supreme 2 – in mid May 2016.
These budget handsets have many similar configuration parameters with a few differences as well. It is worth noting that these dual SIM devices best suit first time smartphone users and may not prove to be ideal for those who rely on their gadgets for a gamut of applications. The Supreme version of the Bolt is available in black and champagne white colors, whilst the Supreme 2 comes in gray color.
Dimensions, Weight, Body Material
No clear details are available regarding any of the above parameters for both the Bolt Supreme and the Bolt Supreme 2. However given that the handsets are really low priced, polycarbonate is most likely to feature as the key body material. This is usually the case with smartphones in more or less the same price range and most of the previous Bolt handsets. Given the fact that the Supreme devices do not sport very large screens, they are also quite compact and fit easily in either the hand or the pocket. Also, they are not quite heavy because of the size and the polycarbonate bodies.
Screen Display, Pixel Resolution and Density
The screen is one primary area where the Bolt devices show a disparity. The Micromax Bolt Supreme and the Micromax Bolt Supreme 2 each sport an IPS LCD screen to render the widest viewing angles possible, with 16 million colors. While the Bolt Supreme encompasses a screen size of 3.5 inches, the screen in the Bolt Supreme 2 is a tad bigger at 3.9 inches. The Supreme has a pixel resolution of 480 x 320 and a pixel density of 196ppi. On the other hand, the Supreme 2 comprises a slightly better pixel resolution and a pixel density of 480 x 800 and 218ppi respectively. It is worth keeping in mind that the former handset supports up to a maximum of two fingers for multi-touch, whereas with the latter handset you can use a maximum of five fingers.
Primary and Secondary Shooters
There is no difference as far as the pixel ratings are concerned in both the snappers of the Bolt Supreme gadgets. Each handset has a 2MP rear primary snapper with LED flash and a 0.3 VGA secondary front shooter. The cameras of either device can record both 720p and 480p videos at 30fps. They have many common features like auto and touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR, scene modes, geo-tagging and video and image recording in slow motion. Even though the front camera can be used for selfies and video chats, they will not have excellent clarity and results are expected to be only mediocre due to the integration of VGA cameras.
Hardware, Memory and Software
Once again, like their cameras, the Bolt Supreme and the Bolt Supreme 2 smartphones depict exactly the same configuration as far as their hardware, memory and software details are considered. Each of them has a quad core Cortex A7 processor that clocks at a frequency of 1.2GHz. The Supreme and the Supreme 2 are each loaded with 512GB RAM and 4GB ROM as internal storage. The existing 4GB can be increased still further to an upper limit of 32GB using memory cards. Although not equipped with the latest and current Marshmallow from Android, the handsets do not let you down very much with Android’s previous version, Lollipop. Since the RAM installed is quite less, there are chances of the smartphones being not able to portray the best performances, when they are used to performing activities like gaming and watching movies that require quite a bit of streamlining.
The battery is the other major area where the two handsets are different. Both batteries are made of Li-Po chemical composition and are removable. However while the Micromax Bolt Supreme uses a 1,200 mAh battery, the Micromax Bolt Supreme 2 utilizes a 1,400 mAh battery. The Supreme battery provides up to four hours of talk time, 170 hours of standby talk time and 36 hours of music play time. The corresponding values of the Supreme 2 are little better with values of six, 190 and 37 hours respectively.
Connectivity Options and Multimedia Formats Supported
The Bolt Supreme and the Bolt Supreme 2 support GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB 2.0 connectivity options. Talking of multimedia formats rendered, they both support MP3, WAV, AAC, MID and AMR audio formats. Additionally, they also play videos of 3GP, 3FPP and MP4 formats.