Micromax Canvas Gold A300 – The Micromax Flagship
The Canvas Gold is the flag bearer of the Micromax in the elite category of flagship smartphones. Also, it shows Indian ability to design a smartphone under the shadow of the iconic Apple’s Gold iPhone. Since its launch, review websites have generated million of web pages, explaining pros, cons, with details of each and every key component. I can summarize my review in just one sentence that indeed it is a gold smartphone from the Micromax.
The Micromax has succeeded in delivering a decent smartphone, bundled latest hardware, software with quality accessories. The Canvas gold has a flat body, available in Black Gold and White Gold colour combination. The majority of Buyers has given a thumb up to the white gold over the black gold smartphone. The canvas white gold looks classier and comes close to the Gold iPhone.
It runs on the latest Android Kitkat and owns MediaTek Octa core processor, accompanied by a 2 GB RAM for processing. Octa Core processor gives solid kick and strength during Multitasking and gaming. Though the hardware gets heat up after five to six hours of regular usage, but the performance remains smooth without any lag or application delay. It takes two SIM cards – one in Indian size and another is mini SIM.
There are some complaints related to network fault and locked connectivity. However, the same has addressed in a recent patch update from Micromax. If you find any such issue, check for the software update option in setting section.
A device is capable of playing FHD video on a 5.5 inches display which got 16 millions colour productions in 441 ppi pixel density. I don’t think you want more than this in 19K budget.
It packs a 2600 mAh battery, which gives nine days of standby on the 2G network. Under a genuine test, after eight hours of nonstop multimedia and multitasking, we were left with 17% battery balance. No doubt, the device owns a real power bank.
The A300 offers a 16 MP rear camera with DUAL LED and 4X digital zoom while there is a 5 MP front facing camera for HQ Selfie. Both camera comes with FHD video recording support. The primary camera is dressed up with Sony Image Sensor for heightening HDR recording.
After suspending OS installation and stock application uses, a user left with approx 26 GB free memory of out of 32 GB on board. Unusual, but true, user gets option to eliminate stock application.
This is not a gaming device. That doesn’t mean no gaming. The smartphone comes with gyroscope sensor, which makes it a gaming friendly hardware.
In short, The Micromax Canvas Gold is a decent smartphone with stylish looks, powerful battery and strong processor.
|Screen||5.5 Inches, FHD, 441 PPI|
|Features||Android, Dual SIM, 6.9mm Thickness|
|CPU||2 GHz Octa Core MediaTek; 2GB RAM; 32GB Memory|
|Camera||16 MP(P), 5 MP(S)|
|Battery||2300 mAh; Nine Days Standby|
Karbonn Titanium S9
The Samsung grand is one of the best selling smartphone in India. The Karbonn S9 looks similar to the Grand. It packs in plastic body fitted in a shining metal frame. Karbonn has done a noble job as the sales box includes a decent glossy flip cover.
The device’s user interface is pretty normal, similar to any other stock android smartphone. However, the big screen makes a significant improvement in broadening the keypad, resulted in easy typing.
The HD display comes with a resolution of 720P and 267 PPI pixel density. Though the display comes close to the Galaxy Grand 2, but the beauty of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is far ahead.
It packs a 1.2 GHz MT processor and 1 GB RAM as well as 2600 mAh battery. MT processor boost up seems to be sufficient since we do not find application hang or device arrest. User gets approx 550 MB free RAM for application installation and multitasking. The S9 hosts 16 GB memory on board with an easy expansion upto 32 GB through MicroSD card.
The big screen Titanium S9 scores for big entertainment. You can expect load sound output from the embedded speaker residing at the bottom of the back panel.
|Screen||5.5 Inch; HD, 267 PPI|
|Features||Android OS, Dual SIM; 176.5grams Weight|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek; 1GB RAM; 16GB Memory|
|Camera||13 MP(P), 5 MP(S)|
XOLO Q2000L – The Big Screen Smartphone with Smart Design
If I have to explain the Q2000L in one sentence, I would summarize it as a big screen mobile phone with a below average specification. Indian Smart phone brands are accused of overstating specifications to earn buyers interest. Rather than going by the specifications, I decided to have more attention on the real user’s experience. If I am allowed to go by the buyer’s response, the Q2000L has decent performance and serves a purpose without registering issues.
Big screen means more power consumption, hence faster draining of the battery. The Smartphone’s display features a qHD display with just 200 ppi pixel density. On a 2500 mAh battery, its run with single charge longer than any other Indian brand smartphone in the market.
Good battery backup, decent performance and stylish look are some key USB of the XOLO Q2000L.
|Size||5.5 Inch; qHD, 540P, 200 PPI|
|OS||Android Kitkat 4.4.2|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Broadcom; 1GB RAM, 8GB Memory|
|Camera||8 MP(P), 2 MP(S)|
|Battery||2500 mAh; Standby: 23 Days on 2G Network|
Lava Iris 550Q
Let us examine the top invincible specs of the iris 550Q. It is capable of securing HQ snaps by a 8 MP primary camera, which comes with BSI 2 sensor. You will find a 2 MP fixed focus camera with an easy option to share HQ selfie on the social media. Besides clicking Selfie, the front facing camera lets you enjoy the live video chat and 3G video calling. Only one SIM is allowed to connect to the 3G network with 21MBPS download and 5 MBPS upload support.
The 550q sports an HD display with 267 ppi pixel density. While sixteen million colours on display, watching an HD video give feel that you are in a cinema hall. By the way it, for your note, it supports HD video playback. Fun and enjoyment comes of the cost of faster battery draining. The 2600 mAh Lithium Polymer battery requires charging once in six days. I am really impressed with the sound. I would rate the sound quality close to the VLC player in a personal computer.
|Screen||5.5 Inch; HD; 267 PPI|
|Performance||1.2 GHz Quad Core; 1GB RAM; 4GB Internal Memory|
|Camera||8 MP(P), 2 MP(S)|
|Battery||2600 mAh; 20 Days on 2G Network|
|Weight||177 g Weight; 9.8mm Thickness|
Micromax Canvas XL2 A109
Besides being a cheapest phablet, it doesn’t add much as far as technical specifications and functionality is concerned.
The Micromax’s XL2 gets kick from a MediaTek Quad core processor, clocked at 1.2GHz besides 1 GB RAM and a 2500 mAh power bank. User should thank Micromax for 1 GB RAM, but I would like to acknowledge the strong battery. We can’t forget 5 MP poor camera I mean primary camera on board with 0.3 MP aka VGA camera for selfie.
Besides offering a strong battery, the Canvas XL2 is inadequate to add value to your shopping cart. However, since money makes a man perfect – we have listed the phone because of strong battery and 8K MRP.
|Screen Size||5.5 Inch; qHD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek; 4GB Internal memory; 1GB RAM|
|Camera||5 MP(P), 0.3 MP(S)|
|Battery||2500 mAh; 10 Days on 2G Network|