The Android smartphones’ marketplace is touching high sky of success with the passage of time. New Android smartphones are getting launched every now and then. Due to the tough competition between the manufacturers, the prices of Android smartphones have lowered, which has made them affordable for common man.
Well, talking about the smartphones marketplace in India, the low and mid-range smartphones do a great business there. That’s why companies like Micromax and Karbonn are doing great business there.
The aforementioned brands are all Indian brands, and from all, ‘Micromax’ is the one that shines at the top. The wreath for the extremely high popularity of Micromax, goes to its smartphone ‘Micromax Canvas 2 A110’. This smartphone is successor of Micromax Superfone Canvas A100. Canvas 2 smartphone has helped Micromax get counted in the list of top-notch and trusted smartphone makers in India.
Micromax Canvas 2 A110 is the Micromax’s best-selling smartphone so far. The popularity of the smartphone can be judged easily from the fact that GSMArena listed this smartphone in the list of best smartphones in India last year.
If you are thinking to buy a mid-range Android smartphone, then Micromax Canvas 2 A110 is good option for the Indian consumers. Well, it’s wise to know about this smartphone completely, before you invest your hard-earned money on it, right? So, take some time to read the detailed review of Micromax Canvas 2 A110 ahead.
Build and Design
This is the first thing that most of the customers look in smartphones. What’s the meaning of that smartphone that comes with bunch of internal features, but poor design? Wrong investment indeed! Anyways, talking about the build and design of Micromax Canvas 2 A110, at first instance you may get the feeling that it is Samsung Galaxy series phone placed in front of your eyes. The smartphone has got reminiscent form factor, which makes it unique in the crowd of mid-range 5-inch smartphones.
The smartphone has got rounded edges that give it nice attractive look. In the front side of smartphone, there is 5-inch IPS LCD display. The space below the display is occupied by capacitive buttons- Home, Menu and Back. In the space above the display, there are earpiece and front-facing camera.
The rear panel of smartphone is Plastic. 8MP camera lies on it. The top of smartphone houses microUSB port along with the headphones jack, while the left side houses volume rocker.
Overall, the outer look of the smartphone is quite good keeping its price tag in mind.
Display and Touch
The history of mid-range smartphones have set the mentality that one just can’t get smartphone with good display and touch response at cheap price tag. Thanks to Micromax Canvas 2 A110 which is there to change this mentality. The smartphone boasts 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is quite good, in fact, best among the devices in Canvas 2’s price range. The screen offers 480 x 854 pixels resolution and 196ppi pixel density.
The smartphone offers good daylight visibility and nice wide viewing angle. If you are one of those who like to play games on their Android device then you will surely admire the Micromax Canvas 2 A110.
The 8MP autofocus shooter makes Micromax Canvas 2 A110 good for photography enthusiasts. This camera lets you click decent images in daylight with accurate colors, which could have been made better by company. Although there is a dual-led flash at the back, but quality of photos is not good in low light conditions. The quality of videos that you record with the 8MP camera of Canvas 2 is average. But if we keep the price tag in my mind, then it’s not good to complaint about the video recording quality.
The front camera of 0.3MP takes average quality pictures, and is good for video chatting.
Micromax Canvas 2 packs MediaTek MT6577 Chipset, and is powered by Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9. Well, the numbers can’t give you the clear idea about the speed of any smartphone, but actual use and benchmark results only. The processor of Canvas 2 is although dual-core, but it is slower than some single-core smartphones out there. It is when we compare the smartphone generally, but when we take care of the price tag, then we don’t have anything to complain about the processing speed.
Hardware Specs Overview
Have a quick look on the hardware specs of Micromax Canvas 2 A110.
- 147 x 76.5 x 9.7 mm, 168g weight
- 5.0-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor
- 8MP Primary Camera
- 0.3MP Secondary Camera
- 4GB Internal Storage, 32GB Expandable
- 512MB RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0
Micromax Canvas 2 A110 runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Some elements such as app icons and the notification tray have been skinned by Micromax. The notification tray has got the toggles for settings such as Rotation, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi etc. You get customizable home screens just like any other ICS device.
You get all those apps in Micromax Canvas 2 A110 that you get in any ICS device. Along with those apps, you get M! Store, services store and M! Zone. It’s not end yet. Micromax has even included in messaging app HookUp, and friend locator app along with few games.
The smartphone has three capacitive buttons that are Menu key, Home button and a Back key. These capacitive buttons make the smartphone easy to operate. During the use, minor lags may occur, especially, while playing games. Overall, the interface offers a nice experience that can be called as ‘above average’.
Micromax Canvas 2 A110 packs 2000mAh battery that offers 7 hours of video playback. In the normal usage of the phone i.e. making/receiving few calls, bit messaging, video playing, Internet use etc., the battery backup is almost one-and-a-half days. After charging the device once, you can use it for 7-9 hours.
Micromax Canvas 2 A110 costs 10,000 INR (around $182).
For all those out of you who have the budget of Rs. 10,000, Micromax Canvas 2 A110 is the right choice. Combination of hardware and software features makes it one of the best smartphone in 10k INR price range.