Micromax Canvas 4, iteration to the first budgdet quad-core smartphone in India that is Canvas HD. Micromax Canvas HD was wildly popular and with the awesome pricing it got its image up to a new level. MediaTek SoC powers all the budget Android smartphones launched here in India and overseas which comes with 1GB of RAM. Micromax Canvas 4 too has the same chipset so what makes it different from others including Canvas HD? We tested the device and you can read our review below.
First impression of the device when kept next to Canvas HD is the build. The build quality has been improved and gives better looks to the device. You can see it more in the video shot below.
Micromax Canvas 4 comes with 5-inch 720p HD LCD Capacitive Touch display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. The color and brightness levels are good, better than Canvas HD. The display gives realistic previews which makes it perfect for regular usage.
Camera on Micromax Canvas 4 shoot up to 13MP resolution pictures. It comes with a LED flash and autofocus along with a secondary camera of 5MP.
Talking about the hardware specifications, Micromax Canvas 4 is powered by MediaTek MT 6589 having a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB internal memory with support for external microSD card up to 32GB. 2000mAh battery backs up the device easily up to a day on excessive usage and maybe 1.5 days depending on the needs.
Micromax Canvas 4 runs on Android 4.2 JellyBean mobile operating system with a little custom UI layering. The mobile os otherwise works perfectly fine and gives a smooth Android experience at this price. It also have the gestures features like blow-to-unlock and other software advancements which can be viewed in the video below. It also comes with the FOTA firmware over-the-air updates making it future proof.
We tried playing Asphalt 7 by Gameloft which turned to be pretty well. Our take on the gaming part can be viewed below.
Miromax Canvas 4 comes for Rs. 18,299 on Flipkart and other e-commerce retailing online sites are selling it already.
Micromax Canvas 4 turns out to be good device for normal usage. Powered by a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM it is capable enough to satisfy one’s Android needs. Canvas 4 no doubt is an advancement over Canvas HD but still isn’t much of a upgrade. Apart from the display, camera and build rest of the hardware remains the same and still 4k expensive. It also packs some of the software enhancements which Micromax has worked upon but they don’t call for an upgrade from the previous version. If you are planning to buy a new phone and are too concerned with other small brands you can opt for this else I will suggest to look around more settling.