Well Micromax had given a gift to all budget buyers this valentine. Micromax has finally launched the new Micromax canvas HD (A116) on 14th February. Talking about the canvas series phones, these phones are the big screen android phones can be called phablets with powerful processors at very fair prices. The first model was the A100 which was having a 1Ghz single core processor which was not successful due to some complaints in hardware but the device that caught the attention of the mass was the canvas2 (A110) having 1 GHz dual core processor. Now this time Micromax is coming with the 1.2 GHz Quad core processor to enhance the multimedia and gaming performance.
Built and display
Canvas 3 is in a built of 144 x 74 x 10.7 mm (5.67 x 2.91 x 0.42 in) and weigh 156 g (5.50 Oz). As the name suggests it has a 5 inch HD IPS display (720 x 1280 pixels) with 16.7 million colors and 294 ppi pixel density which is nice to look at.
Hardware and OS
Canvas HD is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad core MTK MT6589 processor and have a PowerVR series5xt GPU which enhances the overall performance of graphics. The OS is Android v4. 1 (jellybean) and can be upgraded in future to v4. 2 as said by Micromax. The RAM is 1GB which is though not huge to play HD games and for running big applications but not short also for Skype, WhatsApp, etc. Sensors like accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity sensor are there.
Camera and connectivity
The device is having 8 MP Autofocus primary camera with 3264×2448 pixels resolution and LED flash, and have features like Geo tagging, touch focus, face detection. A 2MP front camera is also kept on it for video calls and self clicks.
For connectivity it is having GPRS, Edge, 3G (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps), wifi and wifi hotspot, Bluetooth (4.0), USB (MicroUSB v2. 0).
Battery and Memory
Canvas HD is loaded with 2000 mAh battery which promises to provide talk time around 7 to 8 hours.
The user available internal memory is 1.77 GB and it is expandable up to 32 GB with MicroSD card.
What GeeksWorkshop likes-
- Camera at this point of price.
What GeeksWorkshop doesn’t like-
- No lens in camera.
- Less PPI.
- GSM band may not support foreign networks.
Since Micromax is known for its low budget Smartphone in the market which sometime have good configurations too, it is recommended for those who want to hold a highly specified Smartphone but have low bank balance. If hardware moves as fine as canvas 2, it’s a good deal in 14k. The rest is all good with branded phones too if your pocket allows.
The Micromax has announced and released the canvas HD at a price of 13,999 INR. But till now you will only find it through the official web-store of MMX which is in collaboration with SnapDeal. It is heard that its first initial stock was sold just after 30 min of launch but now they have a new lot though which product will be delivered to you in around 18days.
Considering the specs and price it has competition with Samsung galaxy grand and Karbonn titanium1. As we know Samsung is the well known company, although not having as powerful configuration as canvas HD. On the other side Karbonn titanium is said to be the cheapest Quadcore phone. As per the rumors spreading in the market the new member of canvas family says canvas A120 is also launching in the near future in the price around 15 to 22k having 1.2 quad core processor and 8GB internal memory, 13 MP primary and 2 MP secondary, 5 inch AMOLED screen.
Let see what is ahead for us in coming days. Keep visiting us for latest updates and if you have any query you can get it solve here below in comments section.