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.
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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

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GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Micromax
Model Name Canvas Ego
Model ID Canvas Ego A113
Form Bar
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Office Suite, Google Reader, Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Drawings
Call Features Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker
PLATFORM
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OS Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1.2 GHz, Quad Core
DISPLAY
Type LCD
Size 4.7 Inches
Resolution qHD, 960 x 540 Pixels
Color 16.7 M
Other Display Features Pinch-to-Zoom, Multi-touch, Brightness Control
CAMERA
Primary Camera Yes, 8 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 640 x 480
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Multi-shot, Night Mode, Zoom – 4x
DIMENSIONS
Size 72.4×143.4×8.95 mm
BATTERY
Type 2000 mAh
Talk Time 6 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 220 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal 1.31 GB for Apps and 1.41 GB for Mass Storage
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android, WAP
GPRS Yes, Class 10
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAP Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v3, Supported Profiles (A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, FTP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
MULTIMEDIA
Music Player Yes, Supports eAAC+, MP3, MIDI
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, 3GP, AVI, HD
FM Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
Additional Features Games, 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 Apps M! Live, M! Zone, Google, Gmail, Resizable Widgets, Notification Panel, Google Play Store

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Review Overview
  • Design6
  • Software6
  • Features6
  • Camera6
  • Performance8
  • Value for money7
Total Score6.5

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