Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Review



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Mircomax has been pushing the envelope since its first Canvas phone, the A100. After the Canvas 4, they released a much larger, a much interactive more like a Galaxy Note phablet type phone- the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2. It comes with a stylus for things you might have done on the Galaxy Note II. It runs on a Quad Core processor and the mobile OS used is the Android v4.2 Jelly Bean.


Design

The Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 looks more like a Nexus 4 or a Motorola Moto X from the front. It has a really solid and a very clean design on the front. On the back it is curved so that it fits your hands comfortably. The built is really nice and gives that metallic premium feel to you. It really has the quality done right this time. The only problem with the nice curvy back, you can’t lay it down on a solid surface and use it because it will just rock side to side and result to inaccuracy. So far so good. Really love the built being said that this device is from Micromax (Samsung, learn something).

Display

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 showcases a 720p HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The display is really colourful and portrays or let’s say rather makes a statement on how far Micromax has come. They have continued to grow strong and their phones are loved by wherever they have sold. Micromax has got the colour tone right and the large 5.7 inch size of the display lets you unleash the stylus with better potential to work. Video playback looks really nice and the gaming graphics are equally great.

Camera

The rear camera on the Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 is an excellent 12 MP camera. Though it is 12 MP the sensor is still not as good to be comparable to the giant Lumia 920, iPhone 5, GS4, HTC One……well you get the idea. The pictures look clearer and more detailed than before. The sensor size has increased therefore lets more light fall on it and better night shots. The front 5MP camera is amazing for video calls, you won’t be using the front camera much for the images but still it is pretty interesting in capturing images as well.

Software

So this phablet runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. There is a feature where you can blow air and the phone will unlock itself, it is more of a gimmick though. The user interface is more vanilla and does not seem it has been customized much. The control centre is still where it was. Introduction of the stylus makes you use the phone for making quick notes which can detect and save the text. It is really awesome.

Performance

We have a Mediatek 1.2GHz Quad Core processor on board. It has 1 GB of RAM too. It results to an interesting performance. With project butter update the phone does seem to lag very less compared to earlier phones with v4.2 Jelly Bean. You also get an internal memory of 12GB. On 2G network the phones gives you 8h of talktime. It is kind of less but then the display is much larger hence more juice squeezed.

Final Thoughts

For a phablet it is a really nice phone. For those of you who do not have the luxury to buy Galaxy Note II, please switch to this cheaper option. It is really nice. Though it does not give you many features that the GNote does but it is worth a shot on this phone.

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 comes for Rs. 18400

GENERAL FEATURES
BrandMicromax
Model NameCanvas Doodle 2
Model IDCanvas Doodle 2 A240
FormBar
SIM TypeDual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Document Editor, Kingsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point, Micro Soft Word, PDF, Evernote, Email Accounts
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker
PLATFORM
Operating FreqGSM – 900, 1800; UMTS – 2100
OSAndroid v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core
DISPLAY
Size5.7 Inches
ResolutionHD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Other Display FeaturesIPS Display
CAMERA
Primary CameraYes, 12 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 5 Megapixel
FlashDual LED
Other Camera FeaturesMulti Zoom, Wide Screen Video, Multiple Picture Settings
BATTERY
TypeLi-Ion, 2600 mAh
Talk Time8 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal12 GB
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet FeaturesEmail
Preinstalled BrowserAndroid
3GYes, 42 Mbps HSDPA
MULTIMEDIA
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3
Video PlayerYes
OTHER FEATURES
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
Additional FeaturesMulti-tasking, Video Pinning, Game Hub, Mobile Tracker, S-pen, Smart Pause, Skitch, Blow Air or Shake to Unlock, Aluminium Battery Cover, Video Streaming
Important AppsPreloaded Apps, M! Doodle, M! Live, M! Security, M! Zone, Hike, Spuul, Foneclay, Facebook



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Author: Sinha

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