Micromax Canvas Ego A113 Review



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Micromax has been having problems with quality and especially customer service. They create great phones no doubt, but somewhere down the line they just don’t hold up. Their new release is Micromax Canvas Ego A113. I do not have any idea why the “ego”. It has gone through a slight design change. One thing I am thankful to them for is- they are not increasing price unless it is a more powerful phone. Merci Micromax.


Design

Like we mentioned, there is a slight design change. Instead of Samsung like rectangular, curved on the corner design they have gone with a more Xperia style with the cut edge not straight but slant on the upper side and lower side. The back panel is that soft and smooth flexible cover all the Canvas devices have. Frankly I do not like how the phone looks right now. The speakers are plain and boring. Its loud and “noisy”. The built quality is also pretty average and strikes as a little cheap which is not new for Micromax.

Display

Micromax Canvas Ego A113 has a qHD display which is 4.7 inches in size. It is a good display. The size lets you do more but it lacks on colour uniformity and detailing. It is not exactly pixilated but not close to being beautiful. I like it but it does not blow my mind away. Video playback is good, full HD does not move like fluid for obvious reasons but overall a pretty good display here. Watch long hours of videos or play endless games without your eye getting strained on the relatively smaller displays.

Camera

Micromax camera lenses on the smartphone are “bleh”. And this is no exception. It will give you good shots under perfect lighting conditions but when even a slight challenge presents itself, noise is the only answer this camera lens will have. The primary sensor is an 8MP one and the one on the front is 2MP. Video recording quality is not at all up to the mark. It is not stabilized and the quality is just not right. The resolution of video is just 640×480 pixels. That is not what you want an 8MP sensor to do. Front facing camera is pretty average.

Software

Micromax Canvas A113 Ego runs on the Android v4.1.2. The best reason why you should be happy it is not Samsung is because- Samsung UI’s and Android is tweaked which is heavier on the RAM and processor in general hence a slight slower performance and degrades over time whereas the Micromax will hold a tad longer. This Android version gives great hold of your outlook and deep customization and not to forget lots and lots of applications.

Performance

The smartphone has a gigantic 1.2GHz Quad Core processor. Its massive and gives you an amazing performance output. It also has 1GB of RAM to manage your task. It is low on battery life though- just 6 hours of talktime on 2G. it comes with 4 GB of internal storage with options to expand upto 32GB.

Final Thoughts

Micromax Canvas A113 Ego is nothing great. There are better phones out there but just focusing on performance and performance only this is quite good. But the A112 Canvas 2+ is better. The camera on board this phone is ok, so it the display and the rest. I do not recommend this phone because- its boring.

Micromax Canvas A113 Ego comes for Rs.12300

GENERAL FEATURES
BrandMicromax
Model NameCanvas Ego
Model IDCanvas Ego A113
FormBar
SIM TypeDual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Office Suite, Google Reader, Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Drawings
Call FeaturesConference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker
PLATFORM
Operating FreqGSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OSAndroid v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core
DISPLAY
TypeLCD
Size4.7 Inches
ResolutionqHD, 960 x 540 Pixels
Color16.7 M
Other Display FeaturesPinch-to-Zoom, Multi-touch, Brightness Control
CAMERA
Primary CameraYes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 2 Megapixel
FlashLED
Video RecordingYes, 640 x 480
Other Camera FeaturesAuto Focus, Multi-shot, Night Mode, Zoom – 4x
DIMENSIONS
Size72.4×143.4×8.95 mm
BATTERY
Type2000 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G)
Standby Time220 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal1.31 GB for Apps and 1.41 GB for Mass Storage
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet FeaturesEmail
Preinstalled BrowserAndroid, WAP
GPRSYes, Class 10
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAPYes
USB ConnectivityYes
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technologywith Google Maps
BluetoothYes, v3, Supported Profiles (A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, FTP)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
MULTIMEDIA
Music PlayerYes, Supports eAAC+, MP3, MIDI
Video PlayerYes, Supports MP4, 3GP, AVI, HD
FMYes
OTHER FEATURES
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryYes
SensorsGravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
Additional FeaturesGames, Multi-task, Intuitive User Interface, MMS Enabled, Sound Record, Voice Search, Bluetooth Tethering, Calendar, Flight Mode, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Intuitive Text Input and Spell Check, Voice Input
Important AppsM! Live, M! Zone, Google, Gmail, Resizable Widgets, Notification Panel, Google Play Store



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Author: Sinha

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