The Android 4.4 Kitkat powered affordable smartphone is now available online at Rs. 6,199. However, it should be noted that Micromax has made no announcement so far in respect to the Canvas Engage. The listed handset might be priced even cheaper.
Micromax Canvas Engage (A091) - Highlighted Specs
Micromax Canvas Engage, is yet another budget phone with Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the-box. Again the biggest USP is its updated software.
Talking about other standard specs, the Canvas Engage features a 4-inch IPS WVGA display ( 800 x 480), a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA quality front-facing shooter, a mere 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 1,500mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio , among others.
The handset also come listed with some pre-loaded apps, notably, Kingsoft Office, Getit, Opera Mini, M! Live, Hike, MiGames, Games Club, Reverie phonebook and Smartpad.
Micromax Canvas Engage - Price and Availability
So far you can buy the Micromax Canvas Engage (A091) in Black color via eBay at Rs. 6,199. Let's be clear, the Micromax Canvas Engage is an above average handset running on Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the box. It's good to see an affordable handset with decent specification under Rs. 6,500 price slab.
But the question remains will you buy Micromax Canvas Engage over Motorola Moto E ? In the meantime, GizBot handpicked top 5 recently launched affordable smartphones under Rs. 10,000. Take a look into sliders below!
Motorola Moto E
Going by the buzz, Motorola Moto E could be the best selling handset in the Rs. 10,000 price bracket. The device offers a 4.3-inch display offering a resolution of 960x540 pixels resolution. The Moto E is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor along with Adreno 302 GPU alongside 1GB of RAM and 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
The phone runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out-of-the-box. The affordable handset Motorola comes with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back side, but does not feature a LED flash and front facing shooter. The makers have added a 1,989mAh battery to power the handset. Users can buy the handset via Flipkart at Rs. 6,999.
Rival No. 2
Micromax Canvas Unite 2
Micromax's new low end handset, the Canvas Unite 2, is another option under Rs. 10,000. The phone is priced at par with Motorola Moto E. On the plus side, it is the first phone in the world to support 21 languages.
On the spec front, the device comes with a 4.7-inch (800 x 480 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and it runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat), On the imaging front, there's a 5MP rear camera with a single LED Flash , and a 2MP front-facing shooter.
The phone also offers 4GB internal memory which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Other connectivity options include Dual SIM, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. The makers have added a 2,000mAh battery fitted inside. The Micromax Canvas Unite 2 is now available at Rs. 6,999.
Rival No. 3
HTC Desire 210
The HTC Desire 210 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with company's Sense UI on top. This Dual-SIM phone has a 4-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek (MT6572M) processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be later expanded up to 32GB.
The Desire 210 Dual SIM sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, EDGE/GPRS and 3G. The phone is backed by a 1300mAh battery. The phone can be purchased at Rs. 8,000 via online retail stores.
Rival No. 4
The Chinese smartphone maker Oppo recently launched its latest affordable phone, the Oppo Joy, in India. Priced at Rs. 8,990, the phone will compete against the likes of HTC Desire 210 Dual SIM and Nokia X.
The device has a 4-inch WVGA display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Under the hood, it packs a dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be later expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. On the camera front, there's a 3MP rear-facing camera, and a VGA quality front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 1700mAh battery fitted inside.
Rival No. 5
Sony Xperia E1
Sony Xperia E1 is another decent option in the sub Rs. 10,000 price bracket. The dual-SIM phone features a 4.0-inch display with a resolution of 480x800 pixel resolution. The device runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. Under the hood, there is a dual core processor coupled with 512 MB and 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
On the camera front, there's a 3 MP rear-facing and a VGA front-facing shooter. Other connectivity options include: GPRS, Bluetooth, Infrared, Wi-Fi, NFC, USB, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack and the 1750mAh battery inside. The handset is now available under Rs. 8,000.