We spent some time with Micromax Canvas HD and here is our first impression of the device.
Two major changes in the Micromax Canvas HD are that it comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
It has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, which are expandable to up to 32 GB through a micro SD card. Like the older Canvas 2 it has a huge 5 inch display and comes with dual cameras as well, including an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 megapixel front unit.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD
This has the same design as Canvas 2 A110. The front of the phone has a glass overlay that covers both the display and the non-display part and includes three capacitive menu buttons.
It has a volume rocker on the left panel and a power on/off button on the right side panel, a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top panel and a charging port (which doubles up as a port for attaching a data cable) in the bottom panel.
Micromax A116 Canvas HD has a 5 inch touchscreen with (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution, which is better than Canvas 2. It also has an HD IPS panel, which makes reading and navigation a smooth affair.
There are three capacitive touch buttons on the bottom of the screen (setting, home and return) which were not very responsive, and the response to touch had lag.
Relax, you may not get the same experience when you buy this device from the market next month because the device which we got in our hands was a prototype and the final product will definitely have a smooth user interface.
The 5 inch phablet Micromax A116 Canvas HD has an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chatting.
We clicked a few pictures using the rear camera and they were of decent quality.
Canvas 2 has been one of the most popular smartphones from Micromax's stable and we expect Canvas HD will be even better. It will be available in the market for under Rs 15,000 and its pre booking is going to start from today.
Overall Micromax A116 Canvas HD looks good but we will reserve our verdict about the phone till we review the device, which you can expect in a next few days.