In last one month, Indian Smartphone brands are getting aggressive in adaptation of Android Lollipop operating system. Micromax is an entry in this process. Its recent launches are an indication that Micromax is serious for a battle of century in low budget category.
Today, we are reviewing the Canvas Spark, which is aimed to shake up the low budget segment with a pocket friendly price of 5000 rupees. We believe, the smartphone will create buzz for some time, but negative rating from users will push it back. At this website, we always give priority to battery capacity and processor strength to handle multitasking. These two are primary objective in a smartphone while the rest features follow the suite.
Promo: Before we begin a depth review of the Canvas Spark, I would like to offer you article summary. We divide this review in three parts.
- Look, feel, design and built
- Worth on selling price
The Canvas Spark earns full mark for design and built. However, its performance is terrible and loaded with lag. Gorgeous design is on a price of poor performance. If we do sum total of this, we get a confusing answer, which has to be decided by personal decision and believe in the brand.
If you ask me, will I buy this smartphone at the current market price of 4999 rupees? My clear answer will be NO. For me, performance matters the most.
Magic Box: Micromax packs the Canvas Spark with a 2000 mAh battery, travel adaptor, earphone, and USB cable with warranty card.
Quad core MediaTek processor is responsible for multitasking. 1GB RAM and Mali 400 MP2 is a part of CPU, which performs poorly. After the first boot, 490 MB is available for the end user for apps installation. We are giving negative mark for performance. Try to open any application or navigation browser or multimedia gallery; user needs to wait for few second. Micromax has made a big mistake in performance optimization. Although we believe Micromax will release a patch to correct performance lag after getting backlash from buyers.
In benchmark testing, performance of this smartphone does not impress. The Geekbench 3 gives 362 point for single core and 1147 for multi-core.
Storage: The Canvas Spark packs an 8 GB internal storage and 32 GB expandable storage. After the first boot, user will get a share of 3.5 GB to create multimedia gallery. Good news is Micromax’s low budget smartphone supports USB OTG. In total, user gets three storage options for creating multimedia gallery. A real twist is user can opt for one of the three storage option as a default location to store content.
Display: The Spark sports a 4.7 inches screen where displays carry a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels. This is an IPS LCD panel wherein pixel distribution stands at 234 PPI under protection of corning gorilla glass three.
On paper display looks cool, but in reality it does not electrify much. You will notice blur around edges. Color is accurate and brightness level is good, but sunlight legibility is a problem. You will find hard to read text in bright sunlight. In our opinion, slightly higher brightness optimization could have been appreciated. In display, saturation is good and viewing angle is great. Yes, we can say that it is a somewhat good display at a price of 5000 rupees.
8MP 2MP Camera
The Micromax Canvas Spark lists an 8 MP auto focus primary camera and a 2 MP front facing selfie shooter. You can record HD video at 30 frames per second. Camera performs well in day light with support from digital ZOOM and LED flash.
With 8 MP primary camera, user can do better photography. Shots register in ample light gets sufficient details and pure colour. No noise while lighting condition is easy. However, shots captures in low light gets noise and blur output.
Battery: Two thousand mAh battery is not acceptable. A deadly combination of 243 PPI pixel density and 540P resolution sucks battery juice in just 24 to 30 hours against medium usages. In my opinion, Micromax should have increased battery power or decrease pixel density.
Connectivity: Micromax 5000 rupees phone features 1G, 2G and 3G along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB connectivity. OTG supports making this phone a hot choice for fans. You need micro size of two SIM cards wherein one SIM port will work with HSPA network.
Design: Its grand design is a recall of Apple iPhone 3GS. This is a lite craft weighs only 134 gram. A metallic band runs around all sides, which adds more to beatification of look. Right profile supports volume rocker and power button. And, the left side has rested without any control keys. The Spark rear looks premium because of sand stone finish, which resembles it with OnePlus One.
- Total Design
- OTG Support
- Primary Camera
- Stock Android Experience
- Pocket friendly pricing
- Extremely poor performance
- Non-removable sealed battery
Verdict: I won’t recommend the Micromax Canvas Spark because of its poor performance.
|Magic Box||Handset with Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable|
|SIM||Dual, GSM,Micro, 3G+2G|
|OS||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Screen||4.7 inches, qHD, IPS LCD, 234 PPI|
|Processor||Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6582M|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support|
|Camera||8MP[P], 2MP[F], LED, HDR|
|Battery||2000 mAH, Li-ion, Non-removable|
|Connectivity||OTG, 3G, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, FM|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Light, Proximity sensor|
|Body||134 gram [W]|