Micromax Canvas 4 : The Best Smartphone Under Rs. 20,000

by Maitreya PatniOctober 18, 2013

Micromax Launched its best Smartphone Canvas 4 a couple of Months ago. The only thing that has remained constant among all of the four Canvas phones is the screen size of 5 inches.

So what’s special about the new phone that makes it best smartphone under Rs. 20,000 ?

The specifications and features along with the price have gradually increased. We take a look if the Canvas 4, priced at Rs 17,000 in India is worth the money. Here’s a detailed review.



Design

The Canvas 4 actually has a great design and immediately drew eyeballs whenever I took it out of my pocket. Most people were surprised that it was a Micromax product. Those aluminium bands around it (which double up as radio and Wi-Fi antennas), the high-grade plastic back (removable to replace battery) and the flat glass front (with capacitive buttons that appear only when you switch it on) come together to make it look like a premium device.

An Eye Catching Design of Micromax Canvas 4

Camera

Canvas 4 comes with a 13 Megapixel Rear and 5 Megapixel Front Camera with Auto focus and LED Flash..

When it comes to image quality, Image quality in daylight is pretty good, with the photos turning out slightly over-saturated as far as color reproduction is concerned. The detail levels are good too. Overall the Camera of Canvas 4 id Pretty Good.

Hardware

The 5-inch IPS display screen of this handset has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display screen of this device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 weighs 158 grams and it is 8.9 mm thick. The 2000 mAh battery loaded in this smartphone offers up to 8 hours of talk time.

Gorilla Glass in Canvas 4

Canvas 4 comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass. Those ‘hardened glass’ and ‘one glass solution’ and other such knock-offs don’t hold a candle to the premium standard in touchscreen protection. Just to be sure, I took a key and tried to scratch the glass, but it stayed without any blemishes. The quality of Gorilla Glass is pretty tough.

Its a plus point of Canvas 4 to bring a 1080p FullHD display for the ease and convenience of Gorilla Glass. .

OS & Processor

This handset comes with preinstalled Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS platform. The Micromax Canvas 4 A210 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor to perform smooth computing. This device also has 1 GB RAM to ensure smooth multitasking.

Special Features 

Some Special features that comes with canvas 4 are pretty good, here is the list of those –

  • Pause on look away
  • video pinning
  • A Popup Browser
  • Direct Call
  • Blow to Unlock
  • Flip to Silent
  • M! Security

Micromax Canvas 4 Quick Specs :

  • OS: Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • Network: Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core Mediatek MTK 6589
  • Screen: 5-inch 1280×720 IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass (294 ppi)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB internal, microSD up to 32GB
  • Camera: 13MP rear with 1080p FullHD video / 5MP front with HD video
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE, Bluetooth
  • Battery: 2000mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 144.5 x 73.8 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 158 gms
  • Price: Rs. 17,000

Should i buy it ?

At a price of Rs. 17,000, the Canvas 4 is a great phone with “great specs at a low price”, Only the problem with Micromax Canvas 4 is that Micromax is an indigenous company growing up to get out of the specifications war and offer something more.

The Gorilla Glass screen, the improved call quality, 16GB of memory, and the generally better build quality and looks of the phone do warrant a premium.

In my opinion, if you are looking to buy a smartphone under Rs. 20,000 then go for Canvas 4 instead of those Samsung Grand other low priced phones.



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About The Author
Maitreya Patni
Maitreya is the Founder and Chief Editor at Broodle. He loves helping people around him to get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+.
  • Amit

    WoW Man, that torture test is just awesome…. (y)