Micromax Canvas Lite A92 Review



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Since the successful release of Micromax A110 Canvas 2 it is like they have stopped thinking about phones that maybe “not with 5inch display” so many phones have come out in the Canvas series since then and all have been good 5inch phones. What about consumers who might want maybe a smaller screen? Micromax also released the Canvas Lite A92. I do not have a clue why they named it lite, generally lite versions have a smaller screen and a slower processor but this seems to have downgraded on none of them rather the camera has gone from 8MP to 5MP, I don’t think that makes much sense.


Design

Micromax Canvas Lite A92 is crafted really well, it has a flexible back body that we found on the earlier Micromax Canvas devices. The phone is curved on the corners and vertically curved on the back. The finish of the flexible back is really nice and feels great in the hand. The main plastic body does not look go good quality further addition of plastic over the edges makes it look unattractive. The volume rockers are present on the left hand side and the lock button on the right hand side, the microUSB port is on the top of the smart phone. Ambient light sensor is just besides your speaker. The speaker used to listening to music or through which the ring tone is generated is situated at the back which is not a bright idea though found on many phones. If the phone is placed on its back you can’t hear anything and when on the front, some people might be concerned about the screen. The phone is available in 2 colours: Black and White.

Display

Display is one of the things over which Micromax has kept improving with every phone. Micromax Canvas Lite A92 has a 5 inch 480×800 pixels TFT Capacitive Touchscreen display. It is a WVGA screen which looks pretty nice. The colours are really great. When you place Micromax Canvas 2 A110 and Micromax Canvas Lite, you can see how much better the screen looks on the A92 Lite. The saturation is brilliant. The 5 inch as I usually say that it will reduce eye fatigue and allow you to use the smart phone for longer hours enjoying games, movies, random videos and everything else you would do with this phone. But I hope Micromax soon comes out and gives people to choose from good phones with displays varying from 4 inch to 4.7 inches. The 5 inch market is great, but it is not really very comfortable.

Camera

Micromax Canvas Lite A92 has a 5MP primary camera that takes pretty average photographs. The user interface for the camera is not so handy nor does it give you options of manipulating ISO settings. It lacks many basic features. The lens can auto focus on objects and also touch to focus. The face detection is still a bit scratchy. You also have LED flash available for photos in the dark. The front facing camera is a VGA camera, pretty poor in quality. The photographs and video from the back or the primary camera are pretty decent, good enough to be uploaded on the social networking sites.

Software

All the Micromax smart phones have been running on the Android mobile OS from the Android v2.3 Gingerbread till Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. This specific device the Micromax Canvas Lite A92 runs on the Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean not updatable to Android v4.2. The user interface and Android v.4.1.2 work in great harmony together. You a number of home screens to place certain apps shortcuts. Like most of the Android devices the main apps are placed on the bottom of the device and can also be accessed from the lock screen. The way the notifications come is quiet fancy. When you pull the notification bar, you get the control centre too for some quick change in settings from switching of Wi-Fi, orientation, brightness level etc. Android Jelly Bean is a great platform for both users and developers.

Performance and Memory

Micromax Canvas Lite A92 has a 1GHz dual core processor and 512MB of RAM. The phone is fairly fast for most of your applications and does a good job in multitasking as well but all Micromax phones experience the odd crash of an application for which you might even have to restart the phone. Navigation throughout the phone should not be a problem but while you access the memory card you might find the phone to start lagging around a bit basically it takes its time to search the cards. This smartphone comes with a small 1GB of internal memory but you can expand it up to 32 GB by using the microSD cards. The battery performance by the 2000mAh battery is pretty displeasing, it gives you standby time of 240h and talktime of 6h on 2G. To share data you can use Bluetooth and the microUSB. It is a dual sim phone and supports both 2G and 3G.

Final Thoughts

Micromax has come up with some brilliant devices lately. The Canvas Lite is a pretty nice phone. It has got satisfactory looks, decent camera, a brilliant display and a nice processor for a more than reasonable cost. Micromax is pushing themselves not just in terms of quality but also in terms of good specification background, this phone is the best example for their effort over this. Micromax Canvas Lite is a very good phone for the price you can get, buy it.

Micromax Canvas Lite A92 is available for Rs.8499

GENERAL FEATURES
BrandMicromax
Model NameCanvas Lite
Model IDCanvas Lite A92
FormBar
SIM TypeDual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker
Handset ColorWhite
PLATFORM
Operating FreqGSM – 900, 1800; UMTS – 2100
OSAndroid v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1 GHz, Dual Core
DISPLAY
Size5 Inches
ResolutionWVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color16 M
CAMERA
Primary CameraYes, 5 Megapixel
Video RecordingYes, 30 fps
ZoomDigital Zoom – 5x
Other Camera FeaturesNight Mode, Multi-shot Mode, Fixed Focus, Flash Support, Brightness Level – 5x
DIMENSIONS
Size77x147x10.8 mm
BATTERY
TypeLi-Ion, 2000 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G)
Standby Time240 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal0.94 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet FeaturesEmail
Preinstalled BrowserAndroid
GPRSYes, Class 12
EDGEYes, Class 12
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes
TetheringWi-fi Hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4, Supported Profiles (AVRCP, A2DP)
MULTIMEDIA
Music PlayerYes, Supports MIDI, MP3, WAV
Video PlayerYes, Supports AVI, MP4, 3GP
FMYes, with Recording



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Author: Sinha

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