Micromax Canvas A1 Smartphone Review

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Price: ₹ 6,499

Key Specs

    4.5-inch, IPS LCD display with 480 x 854 pixels, 1.3 GHz Quad-core, 1 GB RAM, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, accelerometer & proximity sensors,
    4 GB internal, microSD up to 32 GB,
    5 MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 2 MP front camera

Pros: Smooth performer, comfortable in hands, battery backup

Cons: Screen, camera

Bottomline: Moto E and Xiaomi Redmi 1S have better screens than Canvas A1, yet this one has better software with a modest hardware.

The enticing Micromax A1 Android One smartphone is bundled with mediocre hardware and runs over Android KitKat 4.4, yet promises to offer better performance and latest updates. With its unique design elements like a large metal plate around the camera, the chunky phone boasts 4.5-inch display with 854X480p resolution, which is not impressive, though offers decent viewing angles and bright colors.

The 2 MP front camera can be used for selfie and video chats while the rear 5 MP autofocus camera with a LED flash produces decent quality images in daylight, not so impressive, but one of the finest at this price point. Shockingly, you can’t save images without adding a memory stick, though about 2.27 GB space is available out of 4 GB internal storage.

Canvas A1 comes with stock android KitKat 4.4 that comes with a voice command option. You can access apps, set alarms, and search over the internet using the voice command. Google has promised updates for next two years, which means that update to Android L will also be available later this year. The budget smartphone is equipped with quad-core MediaTek MT 6582 chipset, 1GB RAM and microSD slot with up to 32 GB support.

The impressive performer never lagged during our test, even while playing heavy games and using several apps simultaneously. It houses a 1700 mAh battery that can last for 8-9 hours on a full charge and during the battery test, it lasted for about 4 hours and 55 minutes while playing video on full brightness and sound over the Wi-Fi. In our benchmark tests, it performed quite good and scored 18708 on Antutu, 3726 on Quadrant, 1720 on Vellamo HTML5 and 2869 on 3Dmark Ice Storm.

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