The Canvas 4 was seen as clear disappointment by many, and now the Indian tech vendor has launched another high-end device. The Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 has a 5-inch Full HD display with aluminum chassis, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera. The internal hardware sounds pretty decent for a phone costing Rs. 19,990.
The Canvas Turbo A250 is a clear winner, as consumers who had tasted the Canvas HD may like to upgrade to a better smartphone with premium hardware. The Canvas 4 was not an incremental update over the Canvas HD. So yes, those of you who are planning to purchase a Full HD smartphone this festival season under Rs. 25,000 can either choose the Canvas Turbo A250 or Gionee Elife E6. By the way, the Gionee E6 is available at a price point of Rs. 23,000.
Before proceeding further, let's have a quick look at the internal specifications of Micromax Canvas Turbo A250. The Canvas Turbo A250 is indeed checking out. The phone has a 5-inch IPS FHD display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, you will notice a 1.5GHz processor powered by MediaTek (MT6589T) and 2GB of RAM. If Micromax had used a 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, then frankly it would be impossible to play high-ticket games on this device.
With 2GB of RAM fitted inside the Canvas Turbo A250; expect the performance to be balanced. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Users will be able to download regular updates via FOTA or over-the-air. The makers have added a 2000mAh Li Ion battery with 7 hours of talk time promised. For camera enthusiasts, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera should be okay.
The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD format (1920 x 1080). The ROM stands at 16GB, which cannot be further expanded via a microSD card slot. . The phone also comes up with selective pre-loaded apps: M! Live, M! Security, M! Unlock, Games (Fruit Devil, Dark Man, Jelly jumper), Kingsoft, Spuul, Hike, Game Hub, Opera Mini, Look Away, FOTA, BBM, iFloat. Moreover, Micromax has signed an agreement with BlackBerry to bundle BBM (BlackBerry messenger) on Canvas range of devices. Like the Canvas 4, this very phone also supports smart gesture control features.
The Canvas Turbo A250 also offers an array of connectivity options: Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GSM, Dual SIM, Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack and much more. The 5-inch FHD phone will be made available in two color options: Midnight Blue and Pristine White. The actual retail availability of Canvas Turbo A250 will commence starting October 26.
Apart from Micromax, there are other local players who have already launched their first Full HD smartphones. Spice, Gionee, Karbonn, iBerry and many others are selling their respective FHD handsets for quite long time. Recently, Zen Mobile has released its first ever Full HD Android-based smartphone, the Ultrafone 701 FHD in India. In the coming days, we might hear an announcement from Karbonn, who is also gearing up to announce its second FHD handset in the Indian market. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
GizBot has come up with top 5 features of Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 that are hard to ignore. Take a look!
The Canvas Turbo is crafted from anodized aluminum battery. The tough aluminum shell doubles as an antenna. It is rarity to find a big-ticket smartphone from an Indian vendor with full blown metal chassis. Having said that, the device looks premium and consumers' first-reaction when they see the device in person would matter more.
The Micromax Canvas 4 had a 5-inch 720p HD display, whereas the Canvas Turbo comes with a 5-inch Full HD CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon) display. The Canvas Turbo is capable of showing awesome pictures and videos in 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The Canvas Turbo is stuffed with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, thanks to MediaTek chipset. Alongside a heavy-duty processor, the phone also houses 2GB of RAM. The device will surely perform like a rockstar with 2GB of RAM, under the hood.
The Canvas Turbo packs a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera shooter with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-camera can shoot videos in Full HD 1080p format. On the other hand, there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera built-in for long video chat. Moreover, Micromax has added tons of integrated camera features, namely - 360 degree panorama, Camerazzi and object eraser.
The Canvas Turbo runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It was earlier speculated that the Micromax Canvas Turbo might run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. The phone also houses an array of gesture control features, just like the Canvas 4. Blow to unlock, popup video, multi window video and popup browser are some of the inherent features that you may appreciate. ifloat, is another cool feature that let you shuffle top apps at one go.