The smartphone is the latest addition to the gigantic portfolio of Micromax devices. This time Micromax has made a smartphone for buyers looking for a budget mobile with decent stereo speaker output.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 is priced at Rs. 6199 in the Indian market and will go on sale soon. The smartphone will be available both from retail as well as online.The Micromax Canvas 5 comes with 3D surround sound with the Dual front firing speakers.
The design of the smartphone is different compared to other Micromax or even the HTC smartphones which come with front firing speakers. The speakers are more thinner on the Canvas Fire 5 compared to earlier smartphones and occupy space between the screen and the body. The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 comes with free 6 months subscription for Gaana music service to offer better music listening experience to audiophiles.
Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, Micromax Informatics said, “About 80% of the consumers watch videos on their mobile devices at least once every 2-3 days, with more than half opting to watch them daily. With youth spending a fifth of their digital media time on audio and video entertainment it is clear that consumers today are seeking sound and music functionality from their smartphones.
Micromax recently launched the Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 smartphone with an 8 MP front camera meant for users looking for an affordable smartphone. Micromax has also launched the Micromax Canvas Evok with 3 GB RAM priced at Rs. 8499 on Flipkart.
Micromax Canvas Fire 5
The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 come with a poly-plastic build quality and will be available in gold color. The smartphone comes with a large 5.5 inch display to augment the experience for users who watch a lot of YouTube videos. The display is IPS LCD and comes with HD (1280*720) pixel resolution which is okay considering the budget price.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 is powered by the Mediatek 6580 Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and comes with 1 GB of RAM. We cannot expect much from the ageing 6580m processor which has been around for almost 1.5 years and is not the fastest of the lot.
The smartphone comes with an 8 Megapixel Rear camera which is placed in the middle of the back cover below the thin antenna lines. There is a led flash with the rear camera it also comes with auto-focus mode. The rear camera is capable of recording Full HD 1080P videos.
Micromax Canvas Fire Comes with Unique Gravity Calling Feature
The front camera is also decent with 5 Mega-pixel resolution and can click selfies.
Gravity Calling Function – Strange it may sound but the smartphone comes with Gravity calling feature which allows to speak from both ends of the Canvas Fire 5.
The smartphone runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 and Micromax has stated that they will soon rollout the Android Marshmallow update for the Micromax Canvas Fire 5. The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 has 16 GB of inbuilt storage which is decent in this price range and it can be expanded to 32 GB using a micro-sd card.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 comes with a 2500 mAH battery capacity which offers 450 Hours of standby time and 8.5 hours of 2G talk-time. The battery size is passable considering the smartphone display resolution and processor.
The Micromax Canvas Fire 5 comes pre-loaded with Applications like Amazon Kindle, Amazon shopping, App centre, App bazaar, Music by Gaana, Hike, Ixigo cabs, Milive, Quikr, Scandid, Operamini and Snapdeal.
The smartphone comes with native 3G and 2G support along with WIFI and bluetooth. Micromax has not included the support for 4G LTE network in the Micromax Canvas Fire 5 which can be a deal breaker for many young buyers.
The smartphone comes with Micro-USB port and the 3.5 mm jack which is getting obsolete if you are keen to get into the future too fast with the smartphones like LE 2.
Overall the smartphone has some positives like large display and good sound and cons include mediocre processor and lack of 4G.