Latest Micromax Smartphones Launched in India – Canvas Infinity, Canvas 2 Plus, Dual 5

15-June-2018

Let’s look at some of the new phones launched by Micromax in India in 2018 and late 2017.

Micromax Canvas 2 Plus Offers Long Battery life and Bezel-less Display

After a long interval, Micromax has finally launched a new mobile in the market. The latest offering from the Indian Brand is called Micromax Canvas 2 Plus.

The company has seen a major change in the last 3 years from nearly becoming a market leader to being a small player in the fiercely competitive Indian market. In 2014, Micromax was trailing Samsung and was gunning for the number 1 spot.

All changed as the new Chinese brands invaded the Indian market and now dominate the mobile arena.

Nevertheless, Micromax is not giving up and has launched yet another budget phone that costs same (Rs. 8,999) as the Oppo RealME 1.

Micromax Canvas 2 Key Details

Design and Display

The new Canvas 2 comes with a design, that is all too similar now. A mix of iPhone X and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. There is a single rear camera at the back but aligned vertically. Also, there is a circular fingerprint scanner present on the back side for quick unlocking.

The front side is neat, without any buttons, and comes with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen. The phone has a 5.7 Inches HD+ display, that comes with (1440*720 pixels resolution), 269 PPI.

Micromax Canvas 2 Plus
Micromax Canvas 2 Plus

The display even has the curved 2.5D curve glass coating.

Performance

There is an unspecified Quad-Core processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.3 GHz powering the device. When the brands don’t share the processor name, it is usually useless, and we are expecting the same from the Micromax too.

There is 3 GB ram and 32 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB using the micro-sd card slot. The phone boots Android Nougat 7.1 which is quite dated, and we expect companies to have the Oreo in the latest phones.

Camera

There is a 13 Megapixel rear camera that has a 1.12-micron sensor and comes with 80-degree wide lens. At the front, there is an 8 Megapixel front selfie camera that is similar to the Oppo RealMe 1 as far as the MP count is concerned.

Micromax-Canvas-2-Plus

The Canvas 2 plus also offers a face-unlocking feature which is becoming common in most modern budget phones but is not as good as the fingerprint reader in terms of experience and security.

Other Details

Lastly, the mobile comes with a large 4000 mAH capacity battery which is sufficient to last all day considering the screen size and resolution. Also, it offers basic connectivity options such as 4G VOLTE, Dual Sim, WIFI, and Bluetooth.

The phone will be available in the Jet Black as well as Matte Black options to purchase across the country in physical retail stores.

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Previously Micromax has Launched the Canvas Infinity in India which was the first Micromax phone with the 18:9 bezel-less display.


22 August 2018

Most Affordable Bezel-less Phone Launched By Micromax

Micromax and Amazon have just shared that the new Micromax Canvas Infinity will be available from Amazon India exclusively. Further, the first sale of the smartphone is on 1st September 2017.

It is available for Rs. 9,999, the cheapest bezel-less, full vision (infinity) display phone with 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Micromax Canvas Infinity comes with an infinite display similar to the LG Q6 that was launched a couple of weeks back in India priced at Rs. 14,999. The key highlight of the Micromax Infinity is its bezel-free display with 5.7 Inch screen size, 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440*720 resolution display (283 PPi).

Furthermore, it has 2.5D Curved glass, improves aesthetics and experience.

Micromax Canvas Infinity Price 9999 Amazon Exclusive (Sale 1 Sep)

Micromax Infinity offers an Impressive Front Camera

The pricing is more aggressive than LG Q6, and the phone also comes with decent specs. Notably, the Micromax Canvas Infinity comes with a 16 Megapixel front selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Additionally, offers beautification features to enhance the selfie experience.

The 16 Megapixel selfie camera is an excellent addition to the device and that too in such a low price range. Besides, there is a 13 Megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED Flash support.

Next, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and comes with the Adreno 308 GPU. It is not the fastest processor but it is way better than low-cost underpowered MediaTek processors.

Micromax Canvas Infinity

For storing media, it has ample storage and comes with 32 GB of internal storage, can be further expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card slot.

To keep the multitasking experience fluid, the Micromax Canvas Infinity comes with 3 GB of Ram that is more than sufficient for lag-free operation.

Also, the mobile comes with the latest Android Nougat 7.1 and, Micromax is even saying that they will get the latest Android Oreo update for the Canvas Infinity.

Powering the smartphone is a 2900 mAH capacity battery that seems low considering it comes with a large 5.7-inch display. However, the screen and the processor are not battery hogs, it will be sufficient for all day usage.

Technical Specs

  • Offers a 5.7 inches Screen – 1440*720 resolution
  • Snapdragon  425 Quad-Core Processor
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 3 GB Ram
  • 13 MP Rear and 16 MP Front Selfie camera
  • 32 GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable – 128 GB
  • 2900 mAH battery capacity.
  • Starting Price –  Rs. 9,999

Interestingly, a lot of new smartphones are becoming Amazon exclusive, like the Moto G5s Plus,  LG Q6, Honor 8 Pro, OnePlus 5, Lenovo K8 Note and the new Canvas Infinity. Is Flipkart getting on the back foot regarding new mobile launches? Maybe it is, time will tell.

Monopoly is always bad.

Also, Micromax is looking positive, with new smartphone launches like the Yu Yunique 2, Yureka black, and the Dual camera Evok Dual Note to capture back some market share lost to rival Xiaomi.


15-July-2017

Micromax Canvas 1 Specs India Launch Details (iPhone Replica)

Micromax Canvas 1 is the latest smartphone from the company and will be going on sale on e-commerce websites as well in the retail market soon.

The interesting thing about the Micromax Canvas 1 is, it looks identical to the Apple iPhone 7 from the backside. However, instead of Apple, there is a Micromax logo.

Micromax Canvas 1: Looks Stunning.

Micromax Canvas 1 Specs India Launch Details (iPhone Replica)

The Micromax Canvas 1 will be available in Matte Black as well as Chrome Black finish and expected price is Rs. 7,999 in India. Besides, Micromax has yet not shared the price, I will update once the company shares some information.

For starters, the smartphone comes with 5 Inch HD Display (1280*720) pixels. The display comes with the In-Cell technology and offers 400 nits maximum brightness. Even, There is a 2.5D curved glass on top of it to enhance the looks of the device. (Makes it more iPhone-Esque)

Even if it is a copy of the iPhone, we can’t deny that it looks good.

Micromax Canvas 1 Specs India Launch Details (iPhone Replica)

Apart from the good looks, the cherry on the cake is Android Nougat 7.0. It runs on the latest Android version and comes with support for multi-window display, quick reply notifications, and an advanced doze mode.

Furthermore, there is an 8 Megapixel rear camera that comes with f/2.0 aperture. And has a 1.4-micron lens with 80-degree wide angle.

Also, for selfies, it has got a 5 Megapixel autofocus front-facing camera that also comes with a dedicated Dual-tone LED flash.

The Micromax Canvas runs on the MediaTek 6737 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.25 GHz and comes with 2 GB of Ram.

Additionally, there is 16 GB of internal storage expandable to 32 GB using the micro-sd card.

An iPhone 7 Replica

Micromax Canvas 1 Specs India Launch Details (iPhone Replica)

Notably, the mobile has 8.3 mm thickness and weighs 150 grams. Also, there is a 2500 mAH capacity battery that may not be sufficient for users looking for full day usage without a need for charging.

The Micromax Canvas 1 misses on the fingerprint scanner support but has Dual Sim 4G LTE as well as VOLTE connectivity options.

To sum up, the device looks good with a decent design and Android Nougat OS.


13-May-2017

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 Offers Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3 GB RAM

Indian smartphone brand, Micromax is slowly making a comeback in the market. After launching the flagship Micromax Dual 5 last month, the company has announced a new smartphone in India. The Micromax Canvas 2 (2017) Q4310 available at Rs. 11,999.

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 Launched For Rs 11,999

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310

The name of the smartphone is similar to the one released five years ago. In 2012, the Canvas 2 was the first phone in the Canvas series, that was marked as one of the best-selling Micromax phones till date. The Canvas 2 Q4310 is exclusive to the offline market, and it comes with mid-range specifications.

For starters, the Canvas 2 (2017) has a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Notably, the display of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Additionally, the company has offered to replace the accidentally shattered screen for one year (one time only).

At the heart of the phone is a MediaTek MT6737 SoC with a 1.3GHz quad-core clock speed. The Chipset comes with 3 GB RAM for taking care of system operations and even has 64GB of internal storage.

Also, it has a microSD card slot for storage expansion, but it’s a hybrid setup. That means you can either use a microSD card or secondary SIM card.

Furthermore, the new Canvas 2 Q4310 has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. Another highlight is the presence of latest Google OS, Android 7.0 Nougat. Additionally, the company has promised future software updates.

Further, the device has connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB port. There’s a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button of the phone.

Micromax Canvas 2 Q4310 Specifications

  • Display: 5-inch HD screen with 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Chipset: Quad-core 1.3GHz mobile processor
  • Memory: 3GB of RAM, 16GB ROM, and up to 64GB expandable storage
  • Rear Camera: 13-megapixel with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5-megapixel
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Security: a Fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 3050 mAh

Micromax has added a 3050mAh battery to the device that can stand for one complete day on a single charge, but it needs to be tested.

Aforementioned, the Canvas 2 (2017) is an offline-exclusive device and will be sold across all the offline channels in the country starting today.

Another attractive offer with the phone is it comes bundled with a free Airtel 4G SIM card. After purchasing the device, every user will get 1 GB 4G data per day along with 400 minutes of voice calls to any network per day for one year.

Notably, Micromax has also launched the Evok Power and Micromax Bharat phones recently, which you may like to read about.

So, you can enjoy free Airtel services for a full year at zero charges if you purchase the Micromax Canvas 2.


1-April-2017

Micromax Dual 5 Pros & Cons Worth 25K? – Initial Thoughts

Micromax has finally been able to launch a new smartphone which comes with Dual rear Camera. It is there the first attempt at the Dual Camera technology and the new smartphone is called Dual 5.

The new Micromax smartphone comes with a metallic build, no physical home button. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device below the Dual cameras.

There are 2 Dual Rear cameras at the back of the device which comes with a Sony 13 Megapixel sensor with a f/1.8 aperture lens. The lens has got larger pixels with a size of 1.12u for improved low light performance.

Micromax Dual 5 launched 13 MP Dual Camera 128 GB Storage

There is one monochromatic camera and the other one captures colors and the image signal processor mix both the images to produce a final output, similar tech when compared to Huawei phones.

There is a Dual LED Flash below the rear camera’s and the rear camera is also capable of recording 4K videos.

The front selfie camera also looks generous with a 13 Mega Pixel camera and a dedicated flash for clicking selfies. The front camera is also capable of recording 1080P videos.  The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The mobile comes with 4 GB of RAM.

There is also a secondary processor CC EAL 5 which works as a security chip and store all the details like a fingerprint scanner and password to make the device have superior military grade security.

A lot of people don’t need military grade security but need a great smartphone at an affordable price.

Micromax Dual 5 launched 13 MP Dual Camera 128 GB Storage

The Micromax Dual 5 comes with Super AMOLED Display and a 5.5 Inch screen.  The display panel has Full HD resolution(1920*1080) pixels with 401 PPI. There is also 2.5 D Curve glass cover and Corning Gorilla Glass 3.0 protective coating.

The Dual 5 has 128 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded with the use of hybrid sim slot. The smartphone has Dual Sim Support and also has connectivity options like 4G LTE as well as 3G / 2G.  The

Micromax Dual 5 runs on the dated Android Marshmallow 6.0  and the company is also promising an Android Nougat update within a month. Beware of such promises.

The Micromax Dual 5 comes with 3200 mAH capacity battery. There is USB TYPE C port at the bottom of the device for connectivity and fast charging. It supports Quick Charge 3.0 the gold standard for fast charging.

Pros Cons and Our Initial Thoughts

While we will have to wait for our verdict till we test the device here are some initial thoughts.  Let me first start with the positives – Dual Cameras + 13 MP front selfie camera looks good but will need testing to see if they perform as most phones in the 20K to 30K Price range.

Some more pros – 128 GB storage and Super AMOLED Display, USB type C, Fast charging and of course the Military grade security.

Let’s talk about the Cons

25K Price – Micromax has never sold anything as expensive as that – it is not their target segment. People loved the affordable Micromax phones back when brands like Xiaomi and Lenovo were not there. But high-end buyers want a lot of reliability, Trust, Quality, after sales service and a premium title when they spend that kind of money on phones.

Micromax has not shown any of that in the past, At least not from my personal experience, especially with the after sales support.

Copy of Qiku 360 Q5 – Now this is a big deal. Keeping the same design and same specs as the Chinese Qiku 360 Q5, it looks like Micromax is not even making an effort to modify the Chinese designs.

Micromax-Dual-5-image-and-Qiku-360-Q5-image

Some of the other Cons apart from a wrong segment include quite dated Android Marshmallow, could have used a Snapdragon 820 or 821 if they were priced at 25K.

I will not say it is very expensive. Had the same specs phone would have come from a brand like Oppo or Samsung or Gionee it would not have been labeled as exorbitantly expensive.

Micromax could have priced it at 18K if they wanted to sell some volumes. At this price, it is going to be difficult for a re-branded device.

Key Specs for Micromax Dual 5

  • Screen – 5.5 Inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display (1920*1080) pixels, 401 PPi.
  • 2.5 D Curve Glass and Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor –Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-Core processor
  • Clock Speed – 1.8 GHz
  • Security Chip – CC EAL 5
  • RAM –  4 GB
  • Storage – 128 GB, expandable upto 256 GB.
  • Rear Camera – 13 MP Dual rear camera, f 1.8, 4K Videos
  • Front selfie camera – 13 MP Front Selfie camera, dedicated flash
  • OS  – Android Marshmallow 6.0 customized by MMX.
  • Battery Capacity – 3200 mAh battery with fast charging.
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 4G with VOLTE
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back
  • Price Rs. 24999
  • Available – Offline and online.

Information Source Micromax

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