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Review: Micromax A 110 (Canvas 2)

TT Gadget Editor  |  |   12 Apr 2013, New Delhi
Review: Micromax A 110 (Canvas 2)

Why to Buy:

Micromax A 110 is a good phone in Dual sim functionality and its Android 4.0 operating system is great.

Why to Avoid:

Its screen resolution and display can be a reason to avoid. It lacks with a dedicated camera key as well.

Our Take:

Micromax A 110 is a better option for people looking for big screen Android phone with Dual camera and Dual Sim functionality. It is a good mid-range phone with many good features pre installed. But, its weak display and screen resolution is not good.

Rating:

Price: Rs. 10,000

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Detailed Review

Design:

The Micromax A 110, famous as Canvas 2 is among the best domestic manufacturer Dual Sim and Dual camera phone today. It’s fast, slim and solid and assures better performance. It has a massive 5 inch screen size with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display type. Micromax A 110 sizes 147 mm x 76.5 mm x 9.7 mm dimensions in height, width and depth. This design is simply superb with dual sim functionality. It weights 168 gm. and the all plastic body is well fitted in the device.

                                       

Below the screen is a physical home key along with back and menu touch keys. And on the bottom of the phone has a USB/charging connector with a mouthpiece alongside it. On the top of the device is a 3.5 mm earjack whereas, the left side gives you volume controls and lanyard eyelet. The right side holds the lock/power key but lacks with the dedicated camera key on the phone. Above the screen is a front facing camera with light sensors and earpiece. On the back of the phone is a great 8 megapixels camera with dual LED flash and speaker grill on the bottom. The overall construction of the Canvas 2 is great and it’s handy too.

Interface/OS:

Micromax A 110 primarily runs on Google Android 4.0 ICE (ice cream sandwich) operating system, which has done full justice with the device and to its buyers. The phone is power packed with Dual Core 1 GHz MediaTek MT 6577 processor. When tested, the browsing on this interface with power packed processor and RAM was a better experience. The speed was good when on 3G and multitasking to swapping applications was smoother.

Battery:

For everlasting experience, the Canvas 2 A 110 comes with a standard Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery which goes well with the device. When tested, battery performed excellent results on 2G and above average on 3G. The stand by time delivered was up to 180 hours on 2G and up to 145 hours when on 3G whereas, the talk time was up to 5 hours on 2G and up to 4 hours on 3G. So, we can say that Micromax A 110 ensures average battery results.

Camera:

Canvas 2 A 110 comes with tremendous 8 megapixels main camera with auto focus and dual LED flash and it also has a VGA front facing camera. The camera quality of Micromax A 110 is great. When tested, the outdoor images captured were rich and clearer in colours and the camera worked quickly and hardly took a second to be ready for next image. The Canvas 2 camera supports JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, BMP and AGIF image type. The indoor shoots were even good. The A 110 camera has a 3264 x 2448 image resolution. The images from front camera were average.

                                            

Memory:

The Micromax Canvas 2 A 110 comes with in built memory of 4 GB, from which 2 GB is user available memory. The memory can further be extended to 32 GB using a micro SD card. The phone supports 512 MB RAM space.

Audio/Video:

The Micromax A 110 has not compromised with its voice/sound quality. The sound quality when tested was good with headphones and even when on speaker mode. T Micromax Canvas 2 A 110 supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, e AAC+, AMR, WB-AMR, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis and PCM audio formats. Like other smartphones, Canvas 2 also has a Stereo FM radio. The video quality of this phone is wonderful. It features 1080 pixels full HD recording and playback at 30 frames per second. The video call quality from its VGA front facing camera is good but the sound quality drops down if you hold it at a hand’s distance. It supports MPEG4, H.264, H.263 video formats. When tested, the video captured from the camera was in superior quality and gave 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Features:

Dual SIM service of this phone allows you to receive calls while you are connected to the internet or even if you are already talking on the phone on the other SIM card. The Micromax Canvas 2 A 110 is pre loaded with SNS integration. It includes all major social sites like, Facebook, twitter, You Tube, Linked In and many more. It also offers Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Calendar, and Google Talk like options to the buyers. Wi-Fi direct, Voice Calling and All Share are also featured in this power packed phone.

Conclusion:

The Micromax A 110 is certainly the best phone in this price range and segment from a domestic manufacturer. It offers long list of in-built features/applications that exist in all latest Android phones. The big 5 inch screen size with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display type is amazing and offers great display. The powerful MediaTek processor gives hassle free browsing experience. Overall, the Micromax A 110 is a good phone in almost all aspects but few hardware and design faults are its weaknesses.

We give this phone four star rating.

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