First Look: Micromax Canvas 3 HD A116

Buy the Micromax Canvas HD A116 Dual SIM from Sellers on JungleeWith the Micromax Canvas 3 HD, Micromax is trying to prove you don’t need to break the bank to get yourself good processing speeds, a top of the line OS, and sleek design- in short, a great phone. At a fantastic price point, and giving some of the best phones in the market a run for their money, this device definitely packs a punch. Let’s a take a quick look at the pros and cons of this Android touchscreen phone.

Micromax phones have come a long way in terms of physical design, and this device is definitely much more refined than its predecessors. Measuring 7.6 cm x 1 cm x 14.7 cm it’s a slightly large phone, but given curved edges (akin to the S3) and a slim body, it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. The front of the phone consists of a 5 inch capacitive IPS LCD display, 3 capacitive keys and a 2 MP front facing camera allowing you to video chat and take self-portraits. This time around the 5 inch display is a full HD 720x1280, unlike the Micromax Canvas 2 (WVGA stretched across a 5 inch display). The volume rockers and the power button are placed along the sides, and the top of the device houses a 3.5 mm audio jack and a micro USB charging port. The back has an 8 MP camera and a dual LED flash to assist photography in low-light conditions. Picture quality is decent, but nothing to write home about. The phone can record videos at a 720p resolution; however these are stored in 3GP format- which can be slightly inconvenient.

The Micromax Canvas HD is powered by a 1.2Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A7 Mediatek MT6589 processor and supported by a 1 GB RAM, giving it decent processing speed and allowing the device to multitask smoothly. On the software front, the phone runs on the latest Android OS (Jellybean) and has a few added apps such as the M!Zone+ and M!Store. A couple of other apps such as the camera app have been replaced by proprietary apps, but do not pose any real problems.

The phone supports Wifi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3G connectivity, and is a dual SIM handset. It also has decent battery life- the battery lasts a day with normal smartphone usage. The device has 4GB internal memory space, and 32GB expandable memory via microSD card.

The Micromax Canvas 3 HD is, without a doubt, one of the best mobile phones in the price range. The things that might be a concern are post-sales service and  battery life in the long run.

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