Since last one year, Micromax has been working really hard to come up with such smartphone that can take over the market. Well, they have succeeded in their mission to some extent too. Previously, we saw Micromax A110 which was a great success in the Android Smartphone market and now they have come up with A116 Canvas HD smartphone. You will be amazed to know that Micromax sold more than 9,000 units of A116 Canvas HD smartphone on the day of launching ceremony. This is a great phone for those who don’t have a lot of budget in their pocket to purchase an expensive smartphone like Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC One or iPhone 5.
Here is a simple review of this device that will help you understand what Micromax is offering to its customers.
Design and Build
Those who have seen or used A110 already know about the quality offered by Micromax and its smartphone. A116 is an upgraded version of A110. That is the main reason why the front of this smartphone looks like the A110. However, the rear back of Micromax A116 is completely different from A110. The overall body of A116 Canvas HD looks like HTC One X. The smartphone has got two GSM SIM slots under its rear cover and in between those two slots; there is MicroSD card slot too. if you want to change your SIM card or remove your SD card then you will have to remove the battery of your phon. To be honest, I’m not really impressed with the design of Micromax A116 Canvas HD.
Features and Interface
There was no IPS panel in A110 but Micromax has included the IPS panel in A116 keeping the demands of customers in mind. Another improvement that you will notice in A116 is that, instead of using the WVGA display screen, a complete HD display screen with 1280×720 pixels resolutions is added to this device. However, while reviewing the phone I realized that the pictures look more bright and vivid on its HD display screen but when it comes to videos, you can spot the brightness and contrast difference very easily. Still, this much defect is negligible keeping other specs of the smartphone in mind. Android OS Jelly Bean 4.1.2 has been installed in this smartphone. A little bit of modification has been made by Micromax in this OS to adjust with their smartphone.
Jelly Bean’s default media player is used in the smartphone. All your media files will be played by the same media player that has been installed in the device by default. If you want then you can change the media player easily by downloading another media player from Google Play Store. The rear speaker of A116 is quite loud which means you will not miss the notifications of your phone even if you are busy in a place full of noise. The internal memory of the smartphone is 4GB but you can increase it up to 32GB by using a MicroSD card.