MICROMAX A110 Superfone Canvas 2 – Phablet mania
Micromax was the first to market pocket friendly 5-inch phablet – Micromax A100 Superfone Canvas and after its succession Micromax launched A110 Superfone Canvas2 with an upgrade in its hardware and design. It is a dual SIM Android phone which is priced at Rs.9, 999/- with similar features as of its predecessor. It has a 5-inch TFT capacitive screen IPS display which is similar screen size as of its earlier version A100 and resolution of 480 x 854 pixels with 196 ppi pixel density and runs on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and powered by 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor.
Design and Build:
The overall build quality is very impressive and is shaped in such a way that it creates a curved glass illusion with textured black panel protects the phablet from any scratches and the matt finish keeps it away from fingerprints. On one side is a stout volume rocker and a power sleep button on the other with thick bezels it appears larger than its actual size. There are a couple of sensors besides the chrome plated earpiece and an 8MP shooter producing a bulge at the back.
The 5-inch TFT capacitive screen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels is similar to its earlier version but has improved in its viewing angles and outdoor visibility because of the use of IPS panel. Its weight remains the same as 168gms but is slimmer (9.7 X 11.9 mm). Its processor is upgraded to dual core and camera to 8MP with dual LED flash.
The canvas 2 A110 has Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS for most of its part except for some changes to its notification bar where now it has side scrollable toggle switches and is powered by 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor. This dual SIM device has added SIM management and scheduled power off option.
The stock music player of ICS handles the Audio and has a good pair of earphones. There is a 4GB of internal memory and an expansion slot of up to 32GB. 720p video playback and MP4 files run smoothly.
Connectivity and Misc. apps:
Canvas 2 supports 2 bands for 2G and one band for 3G. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V3.0 and USB plug-and-play support. Among apps it has Play Store, M! Store, M!Zone, some games like Cricket Fever, Fruit Devil, productivity apps like File Manager, M! Buddy and HookUp.
The 8MP shooter is capable of capturing good outdoor as well as macro images in detail, with depth and accurate colors. It has Touch-to-focus, face detection and scene modes. It can record videos up to 720p.
It is power packed with 2000mAh battery, though a small in-front of the 5-inch screen but pretty good for the budget with 6 hours and 15-minutes which includes an hour of calls, two hours of music and remaining for audio streaming over Wi-Fi.
Overall a well built large screen size display with great colors and upgraded on viewing angles and a decent battery life. But it has average camera.
[sws_green_box box_size=”630″] PROS:
1.Large screen with good viewing angle
2.Good battery life
3.Decent performance for it price [/sws_green_box]
[sws_red_box box_size=”630″] CONS:
1.Quality not that great
2.Screen resolution could have been better
3.Camera performance is much below the rated capacity [/sws_red_box]