Micromax, which has anchored its position as top Indian smartphone maker, has unboxed its new member to the smartphone line up with the Micromax Canvas 4 HD. In this post we take a look at at the cool features of this awesome device.
The Micromax Canvas 4 HD Review
The Micromax Canvas 4 HD comes in where the Canvas HD left off. On the technical front, it performs better than the Canvas HD, with added software upgrade, like the camera, better looks and of course feels costlier than it actually is. There is a cute aluminum band that wraps around the rim, and doubles up as an antenna for the phone and is supposed to provide superior call quality. It weighs 158 grams and it is 8.9 mm thin.
One of the few sensible features includes video pinning to pin videos on the home screen and look away to pause video, quite similar to Samsung’s TouchWiz. Turn your phone down while on a call and it switches to loudspeaker mode.
This gadget has a few gesture functions like the ‘flip-to-mute’ a call. When there is an incoming call, you can flip the phone and make it silent. It can also make calls automatically by holding the phone to ear. This smart phone has 16 GB internal memory capability, of which 10 GB is accessible to the users. Just blow on the surface of your phone and its unlocked! You can blow a kiss, but forget the traditional way of swipe-to-unlock feature, even when this is enabled.
The Canvas 4 is powered by MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz quad-core chipset, with PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU. It has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. It houses a microSD slot that supports up to 32 GB memory expansion. The phone has a 13MP camera and is backed by a smooth Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
Micromax Canvas 4 HD is loaded with a Li-Ion, 2,000mAH battery which gives you decent 8hrs backup.
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The 5-inch IPS LCD display is quite smooth. It is sleek, has pretty good viewing angles and maintains a good contrast ratio. The screen resolution is 1280×720 pixel with 294ppi pixel density. The responsive display facilitates playing games and watching movies, browsing the internet, texting on the stock Android keyboard is efficient as well.
Micromax has packaged the Canvas 4 with its own apps, like the M Security, and many other Jelly Bean specific apps. M Security makes your phone safe from viruses, gives back up for your contacts and the anti-theft options enables you to secure if there is an intruder alert.
The Micromax Canvas 4 HD sports a 13MP rear camera, with LED flash and a secondary microphone. It supports video recording at 1080p full HD resolution, if the video quality is set to “Fine”. It also has swipe controls to seek, control volume and the brightness. This is a notable upgrade compared to its predecessor (8MP) and comes with reliable features. You can take vertical panorama in addition to the usual horizontal ones. For stills, the camera supports burst mode, maximum of 99 shots.
The Micromax Canvas 4 HD A210 is smarter on the connectivity side. You can connect to the internet using 3G(HSDPA: 42 Mbps, HSUPA: 11 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and 2G platforms. File transfer is enabled through Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB port. It supports GPS also.
Micromax is concentrating on the user experience, instead of just developing a device with better specs. The qualities of build and software improvisations are very promising, but the leap from Canvas HD is not as huge as it seems to be. But for the price of Rs 17,499/-, it seems to be a good deal.
This article was written by Viswalakshmy of Shoppingiwish. Viswalakshmy is a camera and mobile enthusiast and closely follows latest trends in the Indian gadget market.