The Micromax Superfone range of smartphones has always been the ultimate underdog. They come loaded with features but are affordable.
Extending this line up, Micromax has announced the launch of two new Superfone handsets, namely Superfone Pixel A90 and the Superfone Canvas A100.
Both he the devices offer Android Ice Cream Sandwich goodness along with decent set of features and hardware that will work just fine with most tasks without pinching the pocket.
During the unveiling at an event in Delhi on Friday, we got a chance to get our hands on the Micromax Canvas A100. The Canvas offers the biggest possible screen size ever launched by Micromax till date for a very pocket friendly price tag of Rs 9,990.
So here have a look at the first hand experience of the Micromax Canvas A100 smartphone.
The Canvas A100 is a classic example of quality engineering and superior built quality. The smartphone comes in only in a black colour and it looks great on the A100. The device has a glossy front with a matter rubberised back cover panel that provides both better handling as well as protection from scratches.
The display is protected by a scratch resistant glass layer which is not only much better than plastic based scratch resistant surfaces but also adds a touch of class to the device too. The font of the device has a flush finish with no hardware keys, all thanks to the Android ICS; even the hardware feather touch keys have been replaced by on screen keys for menu, return and home.
The standout feature of the Micromax Canvas A100 is its 5 inch LCD display which is the biggest among Micromax smartphones. The display features a true 480 x 800 pixel resolution which, although is on the lower side, does impresses with its quality. The A100’s display is also impresses with its brightness and contrast.
The device supports 5 point touch as well. Its 16:9 aspect ratio makes it perfect for watching movies as well as playing games but due to the bigger screen size, some applications and visuals do look brilliant.
In terms of display size, it has competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy SIII against whose the Micromax Canvas A100 surely is an underpowered contender but so is its price. For the price of the Galaxy SIII, anyone would be easily able to buy three Micromax Canvas A100 smartphone.
The Canvas A100 is powered with a Qualcomm S3 dual core processor running at 1 GHz offering sure shot confidence to the users of superior performance and reliability. The device handles applications smartly and without any stress. But real world test of the device will only be done once we get the device in our labs for detailed testing.
The A100 comes with a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, capable of recording videos as well. The phone is 3G ready so wherever users get 3G network can make use of the high speed data too or else they can hook it up to any WiFi connection and enjoy the fun of high speed data anywhere.
Although the A100 is not an outright competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note but it surely is an impressive Android smartphone with its super 5 inch display and price.
For a detailed review, keep watch this space as well do a hardcore test of the device to know how well the A100 is really worth when it comes to performance.