Micromax is easily one of India's best homegrown mobile phone manufacturers who have a range of smartphones under their belt that cater to a variety of audiences. The brand has several products that can compete with many international players. Keeping up with their trend of innovating and launching products at competitive prices with above average features, Micromax tried something that no other Indian manufacturer had done and launched a voice recognition service called AISHA in the Superphone Ninja. This feature was limited to a handful of other brands, most notable of which is Apple’s Siri found on the iPhone 4S and S-Voice which is found on Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Building up on their Superphone Ninja line-up, Micromax recently raised the curtains on another handset called the Ninja 2 A56 and like its predecessor, this model too, will feature the voice recognition assistant, AISHA.

The A56 featuring AISHA

The A56 featuring AISHA

Here is a quick look at some of the highlighted features of the Micromax Ninja 2 A56:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 800MHz Qualcomm single core processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • microSD Card Slot, expandable upto 32GB
  • 3MP Rear Camera
  • 3.5-inch TFT LCD display with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • AISHA voice assistant feature Integrated
  • Connectivity options include 3G, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-fi, 3.5mm headset jack
  • Sensors: Gravity Sensor, Light Sensor
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • Expected talk time is 4 and a half hours
  • Expected standby Time is 180 hours
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Colours include bright yellow and raging red
  • Dimensions are 116 x 62 x 11.5mm
  • Weight is 94grams

The Micromax Ninja 2 A56 is a dual-SIM Android-powered offering from Micromax. With AISHA, the voice recognition tool, users can initiate a Google search, view stock market details, know phone status, movie reviews, make calls, read news of desired locations, view horoscopes, make language translations and also view recipes. AISHA also helps one to inquire about their missed calls, send messages, inquire date and time, weather conditions, and pose knowledge questions.

For the smooth functioning of AISHA in providing an intelligent and immediate response, Micromax has backend tied up with Indian portals, such as Timesjobs.com, Simplymarry.com etc. Through AISHA, users can also update their status on Facebook and Twitter.

We had recently reviewed the predecessor to the Micromax Ninja 2 A56, which is the Ninja A50 and we found that it was priced quite impressively at Rs. 4,999. At this time, we got to put AISHA to the test and we found that like Siri, if you have a clear voice and anything, but a thick or a peculiar accent, Aisha will not disappoint you. For simple things like placing reminders, calls, playing music, finding areas on maps, it works quite well. The only real issue we had with it was sometimes you’ll have to repeat what you want her to do, if you’re speaking in a conversational tone.

To know more on the performance of AISHA and for the full review of the A50, click here. To know more about the Ninja A56, click the here.

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