Micromax is getting bigger and bolder with time, and yes Canvas 4 deserves a special mention. The phone is a mash up of plastic and metallic frame. Moreover, the build quality is justified, considering its Rs. 17,990 price tag. Nonetheless, Micromax has managed to come up with a decent quality smartphone by fusing gesture features, long battery life, and above average 13-mega pixel camera, under Rs. 20,000 price bracket. GizBot recommend Canvas 4 to those, who were waiting for a smartphone with physically strong body and performance wise - a roaring Tiger that never stops.
What's Inside the Box?
Micromax Canvas 4 A210 (handset)
USB cum charger
Display, Design and Aesthetics
The Micromax Canvas 4 is a subtle looking phone with more focus on build quality rather than just design. Of course, the device is made of polycarbonate bendable plastic body; however, it feels just right when you hold the device. We used Canvas 4 for more than 15 days on a stretch. From the very beginning to the last day of our testing, the phone gave same vibration.
The device has curvy edges instead of square shaped frame. If you hold the phone from your left hand or right hand, it doesn't matter, as the experience will be almost same. As mentioned above, the Canvas 4 is a mash up of plastic and metallic frame. The phone is made of plastic, but to give expensive look Micromax added aluminum frame around the edges. It not only enhanced aesthetic appeal, but also shows intention of the company to bring aluminum covered phone someday.
The Canvas 4 comes with a 5-inch display having resolution of 1280x 720 pixels at 320ppi. The front panel also houses an LED indicator, ear piece and sensors placed above the display. Three standard Android capacitive buttons are visible beneath the display. On the right hand side of the phone, you will notice a power button. While on top of the phone, a 3.5mm headphone jack is given. Under the phone, a USB 2.0 port and microphone, can be seen, while on the left hand side, volume button is visible that's it. On the rear back, a camera module alongside LED Flash and another microphone is present. The speaker grill can be seen at the lower back side.
In our tests, the display performed surprisingly well. GizBot had faced some nasty issues with Canvas HD. This time around, a 5-inch HD panel used by the makers is exceptionally brilliant. The colors look natural, and there is a balance maintained - neither too sharp nor too dull. Overall, the message is clear - Canvas 4 is truly a worthy successor to Canvas HD.