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Micromax the fast emerging smartphone making company has come so far from their first Android handset to the Canvas series. They totally changed the budget smartphone race when they introduced the Micromax Canvas A110. It was for such a low price and it had everything one could have hoped from. Then started their climb up the hill and new range of Canvas phones just kept on floating. To pay respect to that, they revamped the whole phone, upgraded it and presented the new Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus. It has the same 5inch display but it’s prettier and more beautiful to look at. The processor has been upgraded, so has the OS and so has everything else. For Micromax owners this is Christmas.
Micromax A110 Canvas 2 always resembled the Samsung SIII or the now Grand and it remains the same. Even the built quality sets me off on Micromax but for the cost vs specs I think we can compromise that much. Not like Samsung is giving you more with the specs with same built quality, rather the price remains higher. A 5 inch phone is really difficult to handle from just one hand. The Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus is quiet heavy weighing about 164 grams. It measures about 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm (5.79 x 3.01 x 0.38 in). Now you get the idea the thickness is not a problem and irrespective if you have bought a 5 inch phone then for you size barley matters in terms of carrying it around or using it. It comes in 2 colors only which are Black and White. But, Micromax has come up with fancy new covers just like the Samsung’s flip covers which different colour.
The display has remained the same, 5inch IPS touchscreen capacitive touchsreen display. It has a resolution of 480×854 pixels with pixel density of 196ppi. On paper it seems better than the terrible screen on Galaxy Grand by Samsung that costs 10 grand more! And it is that much better (Canvas 2 Plus is better). It displays all the 16 million colors. HD content looks good on the screen. It could have been better. It is not a full HD screen hence it won’t look like proper HD with like images moving like liquid sort of a thing. But for what its worth, its brilliant, even the viewing angles are great for this IPS display.
Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus has an 8MP primary camera. It is just a tad better than that of Galaxy Grand by Samsung but still not up to the mark. In normal lighting it works just fine but then it does not capture the real outlook you have for the image, basically the colors in the image might not seem as real as they do to you. Micromax needs to put in work to their camera engineering. The photos taken are in a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It has the general features of auto-focus or touch to focus, face detection and dual LED flash. The secondary or the front facing camera is a 2MP camera.
Micromax has integrated the phone with one of the best operating systems in the mobile world right now: the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. For me as a user, ICS was great but for what Jelly Bean was worth it just killed one to be so close and not get an upgrade. If someone knows about Google Now, they would want the benefit of it which was missing in the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android v4.2 is amazing, it makes full use of that big screen to provide you with good widgets and personalize your homepages as you wish to. You have the Google Play store that has an ocean full of apps for your entertainment, music interests, food etc.
This is the forte where they have amped up the outcome. They have upgraded from a Dual Core 1GHz processor to a Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Even the RAM has been increased x2, from 512MB in Canvas 2 to 1GB in Canvas 2+. This is what the hard work from the Indian company deserved, a good processor back up! The phone works superfast now, on the Antutu benchmark is scores very close to HTC ONE X and that is none less than incredible. The super fast processor and RAM helps manage even the bulky apps during multitasking. The phone responds really fast and moves through while navigating like fluid. It is simply awesome.
Memory and Data
Micromax has provided this phone with about 4GB of internal memory which can be expanded upto about 32GB using the microSD cards. You do not have to worry; the phone will be able to handle the extra burden of data over it. The RAM is precisely about 1 giga bytes. The device supports 2G and 3G data. For the transfer of data on your phone, you have the option to do that from the Bluetooth or the microUSB. It does not have NFC. No Mircromax has incorporated NFC, lets see where do we come to on this front from this company.
This phone, the Microamx A110Q Canvas 2 + is an amazing phone! If you like Micromax or you can trust them to go on for a while for the money you give, then go ahead. Do not be afraid just because it is not a company that has made its mark on the world, its still growing and I can tell you it is quiet a match now! Trust them, buy it!
Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 comes for Rs. 12,100
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 2100|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, May|
|BODY||Dimensions||147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm (5.79 x 3.01 x 0.38 in)|
|Weight||164 g (5.78 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||480 x 854 pixels, 5.0 inches (~196 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||4 GB (1.5 GB user available), 1 GB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection|
|Secondary||Yes, 2 MP|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration
– MP3/AAC/WMA/WAV player
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 280 h|
|Talk time||Up to 6 h|
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