Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2: Hands-on Review

While the subcontinental firm thrashed away all the big players in the 7+ inches game in the subcontinent, it now looks aiming at a more bigger and mass segment, the segment which belong to the big guns viz. the lives of HTC OneX+, Samsung Galaxy S3 or take the Sony Xperia S! But can you imagine a real deal setter for which the price tag ticks a tad above the $200 line?

The Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2

 

Yes, it’s hard to believe, yet true. The $200 offering from Micromax marks for the firm’s stay becoming even more stubborn to the lives of the bigger players, atleast in the subcontinental region. After the original canvas marking out just as a publicity stunt, the firm took no time in launching the revamped version of the phablet.

Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 Specifications:

  • Glorious 5-inch (480 x 854 pixels) TFT capacitive touch screen IPS display estate
  •  Snappier 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  •  Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box)
  •  Excellent 8MP auto focus camera with Dual LED flash, 0.3 MP front-facing Camera
  • 4 GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
  • 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 2000 mAh battery with up to 5 hours Talk time and up to 180 hours Standby

After watching all the hype it has been creating in the past few weeks, we decided to take this wonder for a ride and check whether it stands as well as delivers for it’s words or not.

Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 Live Images:


 

The 5-incher from the house of micromax holds something special to it. It’s rather a revolution besides being an excellent performer. I know I may go a bit more on the positive sides of the deal but this is more than one could ever wish for that amount of buck for which the user has to sacrifice on a lot in terms of satisfaction. Completely made up of plastic, the phone owes a dozen aesthetics from the big Korean flasghip and let me make this very clear to you, it does feels a bit strongly held altogether than the latter.

The only factor that had rattled my mind after watching the previews of the device was the questionable disply quality courtesy the WVGA display resolution over the huge 5” IPS screen. But in reality apart from the estate size, the glorious display unit can easily blow off the best in the business with the awesome color rendering and good brightness and contrast levels which altogether make for an extremely pleasant amount of eye candy on the serve.

While one simply can’t wish for anything better, the 1Ghz Dual core CPU(A MediaTek one) along with the 512Megabytes of RAM simply thrashes off all the competition if one considers the pricing of the device. The device ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box show zero to no lags at all. It does paces out in terms of real life performance and to my very surprise, it handled all the applications I threw at it without pulling out even a drop of sweat!

Check out this performance video of the phone done by one of our contributors(#apologies for the sound and video frame tilt)

As you can clearly see, the phablet cruises through the performance circuits fetching some awesome results. Things could had been even better if it had been even a previous generation Qualcomm Dual core under the hood but that anyway would had resulted the cost price of the whole phone! Thus, despite of making some thing critically acclaimed, Micromax has gone the simpler way that is “If you wanna rule, just deliver” and as far as I think, they do! I’ll also be posting some benchmarks in the near future to see how the MediaTek Dual core stands up facing the toughest of benchmarks out there in the market that’ll reveal the real deal.

No complains in the multimedia section, this 8megapixel unit is by far the most well performing camera in it’s class and also the best till the date from the firm itself! The camera is well assisted by the autofocus feature and the dual LED flash which work hand in hand with the sensor to produce some stunning shots out of the buck!

A 5-inch display, the dual core processor, Good if not the best 8-megapixel camera and the steady and stable Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box! As true as it goes, one simply couldn’t wish for more for this amount of money. While the series of Funbooks is roaring out in this part of the world, who knows somehow someday this home ground player will turn into the next big thing! If that happens, the Canvas 2 will surely be a milestone in it’s own.

Pros:

  • Overall snappy Android 4.0 experience.
  • Good camera quality.
  • Crisp and vivid display unit despite the low ppi count.
  • Good audio output.

Cons:

  • Poor retail package with down-market supplied earpieces.
  • Very unpolished UI, mostly stock Android applications embedded.
  • A bit to larger to fit the hand as the screen bezel could had been smaller along with a lesser amount of plastic cranks that come out of the phone’s body.
  • Sorry, can’t find more of these as the retails price demolishes this segment of our review!

This was our review on the buzz of the droid town in the subcontinent. Yes, this star performer is doing really well and the firm also has all of it’s hopes behind this very product. We apologize as we couldn’t bring to you the un-boxing of the device as there’s nothing much to brag about over there.

So what’s your cut? If you are lucky enough to be in the subcontinent at this period of time, are you going to get one home? I think, yes, only if the lack of a proper branding doesn’t spills fire out of your eyes 😉