Micromax Canvas 4: Review

Untitled-1Micromax Canvas 4 A210 came after much hype, but initial response has been somewhat subdued because of the fact that while it is costing Rs 4,500 more than Canvas HD, both the phones come with the same processor and display.

Canvas 4 does have a bigger 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera compared to 8 megapixel and 2 megapixel combination of anvas HD. The Canvas 4 has also 16 GB inbuilt memory compared to 4 GB in Canvas HD. Apart from that Canvas 4 has some enhanced features vis-à-vis its software over Canvas HD. But overall does the Micromax Canvas 4 justify the price tag? Well, let’s find out.

Design

The phone looks better than all other Micromax devices we have seen so far, thanks to metal frame of the phone; it’s the first Micromax handset to have a metal frame that surrounds the entire side profile of the phone. And this metal is not just for looks but also acts as an antenna for cellular connectivity. The rest of the phone is much like Canvas HD itself: it comes with a plastic back panel which is glossy, and the 13 megapixel camera is placed in the extreme top left corner and is slightly raised. The front is dominated by the display. Metal inserts are also there in the ear piece; power and volume rocker is also made of pure metal. All in all, the phone looks premium and there is considerable improvement in the quality of the material used, even the plastics are more solid than ever before.

Display 

The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 has a 5 inch with 1280×720 pixel resolution as Canvas HD. This was one disappointment as everyone expected a full HD this time around. But Micromax has indeed improved the display but that like the design is essentially in the quality aspect which has been achieved by including Gorilla Glass on the display which is more durable and scratch resistant than ordinary glass used in Canvas 4. The display offers very healthy resolution, so there is no pixilation, colour depth is also great thanks to 16.7 million colour palette. We did not face any issues with the touch also. All in all it is a nice display though there are some issues with saturation level but it is too minor to make any difference.

Performance

Canvas 4 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor on the Mediatek 6589 chipset as the Canvas HD, and not the 1.5 GHz MT6589T processor as most of us hoped. Also it has 1 GB RAM as the Canvas HD. However the overall performance is not bad, given that Canvas HD was not a bad performer at all, we never had any doubts regarding that. The phone got 12697 on Antutu benchmark which is more or less same as Canvas HD

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