Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 Review

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Mircomax just went all crazy with this phone. Not just with the phone as just the phone but who they got to advertise it- Hugh freaking Jackman. It all started with him teasing the phone in an ad. And just a week or 10 days later, here we have it- Micromax Canvas Turbo A250. This phone has come out pretty big, though it is pretty much on the lines of Micromax Canvas 4 but more powerful and more importantly with a better quality.
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Design

Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 comes with really subtle aluminium built. We are not talking HTC One or iPhone 5 kind of built here but regardless of appreciable quality. That also makes this large phone excitingly light with a weight of just 130 grams. You can carry this in your pockets without any trouble. The edges need some work in terms of built. Overall phone is really thoughtfully shaped and gives you a great hold onto it. The speakers are the best ever on a Micromax phone. For the first time they are both clear and loud.

Display

Displays always are like the make or break front for customers, and it just makes sense because that’s what you are looking at. If it is not great, it is just not great. Good for you if you are considering this phone because it comes with a very beautiful 5 inch full HD display. It gives you vivid and distinctive colours. Micromax Canvas Turbo does have this really uniform display in terms of detailing and colours. Viewing angles are bit of a problem here. Video playback is great but gaming performance in terms of graphics is a setback.

Camera

With the 13MP auto focus camera and a really fun UI, the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 is set to enter the better zone of smartphone photography. Saturation is so balanced that I found it hard to believe this was coming out from a Micromax sensor. Your macro shots not only look well detailed but have nice colour definition as well. Even the low light shots are really decent. Video recording is simply stunning from this camera too. The front sensor on the Micromax Turbo is bliss with the good backlight illumination.

Software

Software is not a strong forte of Micromax, all the features in the previous phones have kind of been a gimmick, in other words- useless. This one does not have much of it also. All the goodness it gives you is purely because of Android. The one running it’s heart is Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean. You get great customization options. Also the overall ecosystem just works in better harmony.

Performance

Even the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 has a beast of a processor fuelling it- 1.5GHz Quad Core MTK processor which is optimized purely for this phone. The apps run like a freaking rocket on this phone. It has 2GB of RAM and hence no problem multitasking as well. The internal memory is limited to 16GB and it is not expandable which will limit your lag. When you expand memory just like that, it slows your phone down. The battery is non-removable and gives you a decent 7h of talktime.

Final Thoughts

Micromax Canvas Turbo is just a much improved version of Micromax Canvas 4 and it has something Canvas 4 did not have- Hugh Jackman. Right now it is one of the best Android phones which are affordable by you. It does not give you “all” the goodness of high end phones but yeah quite a lot. Buy this one if you want that raw power and quality for a lesser price.

Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 comes for Rs. 19999

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In Sales Package Battery, Warranty Card, User Guide, Charger, SIM Tray Pin, USB Cable, Handset, Headset
Brand Micromax
Model ID Canvas Turbo A250
Form Bar
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Kingsoft, Excel
Call Features Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker
Handset Color Blue
PLATFORM
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OS Android v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT 6589T, Quad Core
DISPLAY
Size 5 Inches
Resolution Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Color 16.7 M
Other Display Features NM2 Wide Angle Technology, IPS Display, Vivid Display, Continuous Grain Silicon Screen, Intuitive Gesture Control
CAMERA
Primary Camera Yes, 13 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Video Recording Yes, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps
HD Recording HD, Full HD
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Flash Support, Zoom Level: 5, Brightness Level: 5, Multi-shot, Night Mode, Photo CLI, Camera Sensor Setting, 360 Deg Panorama Capture, Object Eraser
DIMENSIONS
Size 71×128.3×8.6 mm
BATTERY
Type Li-Ion, 2000 mAh
Talk Time 7 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 105 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal 0.98 GB (For Apps Installation), 12.47 GB (For User Data)
Memory 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android, Opera Mini
GPRS Yes, Class 12
EDGE Yes, Class 12
3G Yes, 42 Mbps HSDPA; 11 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v4, Supported Profiles (DUN, SPP, OPP, A2DP, AVRCP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Charging Point 2 Pin Charger
MULTIMEDIA
Music Player Yes, Supports MIDI, WAV, MP3
Video Player Yes, Supports 3GP, AVI (MJPEG), MP4, Full HD
FM Yes, with Recording
OTHER FEATURES
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Magnetic Sensor, Accelerometer
Additional Features Build-in Antenna Type, Recorded FM File set as Ringtone, English and Hindi Language Support, Predictive Text, FDN Support, EMS and MMS Enabled, Supports Proxy Disabled, Streaming Support, CSD, Bookmarks, Mobile Tracker, Call Blacklist: 10, Call Whitelist: 10, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Auto Power On or Off, Video Recognizing, STK or UTK, Power Saver, CLID with Photo and Video, Game Hub, Look Away, FOTA, BBM, Multi-task, Flip Over to Mute Incoming Call, Flip Over to Activate Speaker During Call, Blow to Unlock, Multi Video View
Important Apps Google, M! Live, M! Security, M! Unlock, Spuul, Hike, iFloat, Social Networking

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