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Review of Micromax Canvas A116 HD

Last Updated On: July 14, 2017

Micromax Canvas HD A116 arrived as the successor of the very popular Canvas 2 budget phablet and was available for sale with online retailers from the midnight of 14th Feb this year. Creating a lot of buzzes, more than 1200 units of this 5-inch phablet, much hyped for its HD display, were ordered within 45 minutes of it being available for sale. Adding more to the surprises, Micromax soon announced to sell more than 9000 thousand units of the device within 24 hours of its launch. Later on, it was also revealed that the manufacturer was selling 25 devices per minute. After around 2 months of the arrival of the Canvas HD, there is a huge demand for it in the market and we know many of you must be wondering about what makes the device so happening.

Micromax Canvas HD A116

Micromax A116 is a budget phablet, but at the same time it includes features in its spec sheet that leave people mesmerized. At a time when smartphone market flooded with the launch of 5-inch phablet, the Canvas HD A116 too offers a superb 5-inch display panel but, with HD display, which technologically will deliver crystal clear and more vibrant viewing experience. The big display of the device is complemented by sleek dimensions which assist it to match to the latest ultra-slim device trend.

The Dual-SIM smartphone under the hood has given space to a 1.2Ghz Cortex A7 Quad-Core Processor-assisted by 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. This indicates the efficiency of the phablet in delivering a buttery smooth performance eliminating all the sudden jerks while playing or surfing. Further, the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system, of which the upgrade to version 4.2 is available, clues towards the device’s excellence in browsing and easy toggle features supported by Google’s Project Butter.

The Canvas HD A116 flaunts an 8MP and a 2MP Camera on its Rear and Front side respectively. The camera adds to its uniqueness with the burst mode that makes it capable of taking 99 shots at once. The Rear Shooter has also been equipped with LED Flash and Autofocus, which pull the snapping experience towards positivism.

It also supports HD Video recording. The connectivity features includes2G and 3G along with all the trending technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and GPS with A-GPS. Apart from the Google Play Store, the Canvas HD has also been provided with Micromax’s own App Store, to offer a treat to its users.

Various manufacturers such as Karbonn, Lava and WickedLeak put their efforts to cope up with the Canvas HD A116 by launching similarly powered devices at lower prices, but none of them could succeed. At the same time, it is very rare to see a manufacturer increase the pricing of a device following its launch but, recently Micromax has raised the pricing for the Canvas HD from Rs. 13,999 to Rs. 14,999 but, still it is being offered at such a price that does not require to thought even once before paying for a Quad-Core Processor. Actually, the tech freaks are still craving for the device, the same way they were at the time of its launch.

Micromax has offered a worthy upgrade to the A110 Canvas 2 with a price tag that may be considered as a value for money proposition. The 5-inch HD Display and Quad-Core Processor flavored with Jelly Bean is something that is in great demand these days. In today’s scenario, for a configuration alike the A116 Canvas HD, various foreign manufacturers are demanding a big bundle of money that is surely going to burn a hole in the buyer’s pocket. However, Micromax is an Indian consumer manufacturer which has got the privilege of being the 12th largest mobile manufacturer in the world. Thus, it won’t be crappy to own a well-equipped device from Micromax, if it offers the same things for which manufacturers like Samsung are asking almost double.

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