Micromax launches its new tablet plus phone the micromax a110 superfone aka canvas 2 with a bam in the market. And it proves itself to be an awesome device loaded with almost everything one can desire from a high end phone. Its our own indian version of note 2. I got my hands on this device a month ago and i must say i have never ever been more impressed with any other mobile phone ever. I was impressed all round, whether it be the price of micromax canvas 2 or its build, design or its features and specifications.
As a successor of the micromax’s previous phablet the A100 , the canvas 2 offer much more. With dual core processor it lines itself up among the poweful devices. The 8 megapixel camera also comes as an improvement over the 5MP camera in the a100.
You don’t need to be able to afford samsung galaxy 3 or note 2 to have the power in your hands any more. If you haven’t had any of those before, Micromax a110 will be your love too. And yes at the astonishing price of around Rupees 10,000 it packs features worth more than 20,000. Lets proceed to the full review,
Build of Micromax A110: As you can see in the pic, micromax a110 canvas 2 looks really sleek at 9.7mm deep and its looks match to note 2 to a great extent so that is a plus of course. The 5 inch IPS screen is nicely fit into the durable plastic body and is in symmetry. The sides have a silver lining that gives the phone an elegant finish. On the top are two slots one for the 3.5mm jack and the other for usd cable. Now thats a little change. The ninja series of the mixromax phones had the usb slot at the bottom.
To the left of the phone edge you have the volume rocker button and to the right the power button.The back of micromax a110 consist of a cool well finished plastic over that seem to resist scratches to a level but is a little prone to finger prints. On the top of the back you have an 8MP camera with a dual LED flash. The camera protrudes a little out of the body making it prone to a damage, however thats not a big issue. Overall the built of the the micromax a110 is very nice and it really appears to be a high end smartphone only if the micromax logo wasn’t there .
The touch screen display of micromax canvas 2: With a 5 inch display micromax have managed to do justice with quality. The screen is a 5 point multi-touch IPS display that means you can view images, movies etc from any angle with comfort. The resolution of 480×854 is just sufficient to provide you crisp images and quality video viewing experience. Anything lower than that would have been bad.
The processor , GPU and gaming of micromax A110: Wow , i am a gaming freak and when i ordered i really didn’t expect canvas 2 to be so capable when it comes to gaming. The dual core processor does the justice and i was really unsure if the 512 Mb of RAM would be sufficient to meet my gaming needs and to my surprise it did.
The processor is a dual core 1 Ghz ARM v7 which accompanies the PowerVR SGX531 GPU which is an advantage over the adreno 200 GPU in the previous devices of micromax.
I ran almost all the HD games i know of and they ran without any lags although you can compare the graphics quality with the tegra 3 but still no lag means much to me. Temple run Brave, ShadowGun, Gta3, Nova, Cut the rope, RIP Tide , Asphalt , NFS are few of the games that i successfully played at the micromax A110 canvas 2.
Although you need to have a task killer handy to kill all tasks when you play more resource heavy games. That should give you an idea about the gaming.
The Video play back of micromax canvas 2 superfone is awesome too. It plays 720p videos with ease and although people might argue but with some tweaks i managed to play 1080p videos to , so that really freaking awesome, isn’t it ?
Micromax A110 Camera Review: The canvas 2 sports an 8MP camera however it can disappoint you in poorly lit conditions. Besides that it has a great camera. The images are vibrant and full of colors and depth. It has some very nice functions built in that you can play with. It has an HDR function , two panorama modes which is a success in my opinion. There are a lots of modes you can click you pics in , like the mono , sepia, aqua, negative and lost more. There are both focus modes available , the autofocus and touch to focus which i think is just awesome. While clicking a picture you can focus the object that you like.
You can shoot HD Videos upto 720p with the micromax a110 camera and the video are really good for an 8 MP camera. Again if you haven’t used an iphones, or note’s camera , you will really be overjoyed at the quality it renders.
The only drawback as i mentioned earlier is that the camera doesn’t perform very well in cloudy or badly lit conditions. The photograph might appear vibrant on the screen of the phone due to i think a little over saturated display but at the computer the colours look a bit unreal. But hey again that can be ignored if you are not much of a photographer.
Battery performance: The Canvas 2 comes with a 2000 Mah lithium ion battery which boasts a 5 hours of talktime and 180 hours of standby. However everybody knows how much the practical numbers differ from those. Anyways, the battery performs good. However i have used some tweaks to improve the battery of my canvas 2 but without them with moderate use it lasts 1 and a half day and with my tricks i manage to push it to more than 2 days. So battery backup of micromax a110 canvas 2 is good overall.
Full specifications and features of micromax a110 canvas 2:
- Display: 5 inches IPS 5 point multitouch screen
- 8 Mega Pixel Camera comes with a dual LED flash
- GPRS, 3g , Dual SIM, MicroUsb, Bluetooth 3.0 , WI-fi b/g/n as connectivity options
- 2 GB internal memory which is expandable to 32 Gb using SD card slot
- Gravity sensor and acceleratometer, proximity sensor available
- GPS with A-Gps support
- Dual code 1 GHz processor with PowerVR SGX531 GPU
- Android 4.0.4 Ice cream sandwich as the OS
- Battery is 2000Mah with 5 hours of claimed talk time and 180 hours of standby time
What we found missing in the micromax a110 that could add to the power of this wonderful smart phone or tablet or phablet are:
- Missing gyroscope, magnetic sensor
- 1 GB RAM would have been a great addition
- There is no dedicated camera key and you have to shoot pictures from the touch interface
Best price of micromax A110 canvas 2: The device is just awesome at the price tags it is sold at. Although the prices can go as high as 13,000 rupees depending upon where you are purchasing it from. This phone is selling like hot cakes and it was unavailable in my city , out of stock at flipkart and many other online stores but the best prices i saw for micromax canvas 2 was 9,490 at saholic but since it was out of stock there i managed to get it for 10,200 Rs from Ebay.
Final Verdict: The superfone is awesome at the price it is being made available at and is a must buy without any questions.
For any question about the phone , tips tricks etc please post comments.