Micromax Canvas Win W121 Review

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Micromax and Karbonn have come out with Windows Phone. Microsoft has finally rolled out OEMs to these budget smartphone makers and this will surely work in favour of Windows Phone. Micromax came out with its Canvas Win 121. It is a nice phone with good specifications.
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Design

The phone looks decent. It is not too great or not very pathetic; it just looks the way it looks. Micromax fluctuates with their design standards. Some phones they produce makes me think that they are improving and then comes a phone that makes me want to smash it on my all because it is frustrating. This phone has a basic design with a decent built quality. The back panel is plastic and a bit texturized and feels a bit scratchy. Not a good feeling to have.

Display

The display is really good and sharp on the Micromax Canvas Win W121. It has just the detailing and density mixed with that colour balance that I think is appropriate for the price tag this phone sells at. Canvas W121 has a 5 inch 720p HD display. As I said the colour balance is just right, even the gaming graphics are accurate enough to not feel unnatural. The black levels are not that good around the edges but you can do with it.

Camera

Every camera that costs less than 15,000 INR, all take under saturated photos and this camera is no different. Canvas Win W121 has an 8 MP camera which takes those under saturated photos I told about. So it comes to detailing and overall focus and shutter speed. Win W121 has awfully low shutter speed that can result in occasional blur and terrible low light shots. The detailing is good but not awesome because the edges of the photo tend to be a little left out and not well detailed. The videos are clean and a tad better than the photo quality.

Software

The only down side of any non Nokia Windows Phone is that you would not get the Nokia goodness of apps. There are some good features that Windows Phone 8.1 has to offer. Live tiles can now have wallpapers. You get a virtual assistant- Cortana which is just brilliant. Camera gets a burst mode, notifications centre and nothing too awesome no other phone has.

Performance

Micromax Canvas Win W121 has been blessed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is clocked at 1.2GHz with 4 cores. Along with 1 GB RAM this phone does perform really well and it does not lag much. You get roughly 8 GB of internal memory expandable to 32GB. Micromax Canvas Win W121 will get you almost a day of battery life.
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GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Micromax
Business Features Document Viewer, Document Editor, Office Suite, Word Document, Excel, Microsoft Power Point, OneNote
Handset Color Black
Form Bar
Call Features Conference Call, Loudspeaker
Model Name Canvas Win
Touch Screen Yes
SIM Type Dual Sim, GSM + GSM
Model ID W121
MULTIMEDIA
Video Player Yes, Supports WMV, MP4, 3GP, HD
FM Yes
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, AMR, MID, AAC
CAMERA
Video Recording Yes
Flash LED
Secondary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Other Camera Features Auto Focus
Primary Camera Yes, 8 Megapixel
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser Internet Explorer 11
Bluetooth Yes
Navigation Technology with Google Maps
Wifi Yes
Internet Features Email
GPRS Yes
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB
3G Yes, HSPA
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor
Phone Book Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Call Memory Yes
Important Apps Widgets, Live Tiles and Apps, Facebook, Microsoft Remote Desktop App, OneDrive, News App, Finance App, Instant Messaging, Lync 2013, Gaana
Additional Features Leather Back Panel, Word Flow Keyboard, SkyDrive Cloud Storage, Xbox Music, Office Mobile, Xbox Games Built-in, Sense Suite, Office Lens, Health and Fitness
WARRANTY
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
DISPLAY
Resolution HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Other Display Features IPS Display
Color 16.7 M
Size 5 Inches
BATTERY
Talk Time 8 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 150 hrs (2G)
Type 2000 mAh
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 1 RAM, 8 GB ROM
Internal Mass Memory and Apps: 4.29 GB
PLATFORM
Operating Freq GSM – 900, 1800; WCDMA – 2100
OS Windows v8.1
Processor 1.2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212, Quad Core

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