Micromax Bharat 5 Pro With Android Nougat and 5000mAh Battery Announced at Rs 7,999

After an eternity, Micromax is back into the business with the Micromax Bharat 5 Pro smartphone. Priced at Rs 7,999, the USP of the smartphone is the 5000mAh battery present inside, which is rated to offer two-days worth of battery life with a single charge. Micromax says that the phone will offer a standby time of 21 days, which is pretty insane for a smartphone. The smartphone will be available in a single Black colour option, which is a letdown as other smartphone brands are launching phones in various colour options. The device will be up against the Xiaomi Redmi 5, which was launched earlier today.


Diving into the specifications of the Micromax Bharat 5 Pro, it offers a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor; Micromax chose not to reveal the model of the processor used on the smartphone. The chipset is mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card.

The sad part is the phone still boots Android Nougat, but on the brighter side, Micromax is offering Face Unlock feature, out of nowhere. This dual SIM smartphone comes with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. There’s a micro USB port as well for data transfer and to charge the smartphone.

The USP of the smartphone, however, is the 5000mAh battery and as mentioned above, this phone is capable of offering 21 days of standby time. The Redmi 5 smartphone, which was launched earlier today said to offer 17 days of standby time.


Talking about the cameras, the Bharat 5 Pro rocks a 13MP single camera at the back, followed by a 5MP front-facing camera. Both the cameras are paired with an LED flash to offer good low-light shots.

Another massive letdown in this smartphone is the lack of fingerprint sensor. Yes, you heard it right. Micromax chose to remove the fingerprint sensor on the smartphone, in favour of the Face Unlock. Only Micromax could answer the omission of the essential biometric sensor.

Overall, the Micromax Bharat 5 Pro doesn’t look great on paper, especially when compared to the competition- Redmi 5, Infinix Hot S3, Tenor E and more.

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Any more details on processor?

Kiran Fernandes | Goa

Micromax uses quad core spreadtrum processors for their phones. really bad processors. I would suggest not buying a micromax phone.

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