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After the super successful debut of Canvas Turbo A250, Micromax has added another smartphone into its growing portfolio. India's second largest smartphone vendor is aggressively promoting its newest lineup to build big lead over both domestic and international vendors.
Few days back, GizBot informed that the Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 smartphone with a quad-core processor and 12MP camera was spotted on select online stores at Rs.14,999.
Today, Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 is officially available on company's online store at Rs. 14,999. The new mid-range Canvas phone will compete against the liks of handsets from Spice and Xolo. The device should be compared with the ever popular Canvas HD A116, which is currently available at a price of Rs.13,999.
The Canvas Magnus A117 appears to be inspired by company's previous successful handset, the Canvas HD. If one compares the Canvas Magnus A117 with Canvas HD A116, the only big difference that makes them different is the rear-facing camera. The Canvas Magnus A117 features a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, whereas the Canvas HD comes with an 8-megapixel camera.
Notably, Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 could be the inspiration behind the Canvas Magnus A117, as both the devices appear to be same. Well, the Canvas Doodle 2 is too big to handle. It features a gigantic 5.7-inch HD display.
Coming back to the internal hardware, the Canvas Magnus A117 packs a 5-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone comes with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, backed by MT6589T (MediaTek) chipset and 1GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 4GB, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.
There's a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. Also add a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear-camera supports HD video recording.
The Canvas Magnus A117 comes pre-loaded with an array of apps. Some of the highlighted apps include: M! Live, M! Security, M! Unlock, Games (Fruit Devil , Dark Man, Jelly jumper), Kingsoft, Spuul, Hike, Game Hub, Opera Mini, Look Away, FOTA, BBM Link.
Other connectivity options include: 3G, 2G (EDGE), Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM, A-GPS, FM Radio, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, amongst other features. The device also features smart gesture options: Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Gravity sensor, and Motion sensor. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery.
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GizBot has prepared a list of five desirable handsets that are as good as the Canvas Magnus A117. Take a look!
Canvas HD A116
Micromax Canvas HD is one of the most popular mid-range smartphones available in the Indian market. The device packs a 5 inch HD IPS display having resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 294 ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card).
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an 8MP rear camera at the back with Auto Focus and LED flash. Also add a 2MP front facing camera on the front panel. The makers have added a 2000mAh Li Ion battery. Other essential connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, and FM Radio
Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550
The Spice Pinnacle Stylus Mi-550 has a 5.5-inch display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot).
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The 8-megapixel rear facing camera comes with Auto Focus and LED Flash light and a 2-mega pixel front facing camera. The rear facing camera is capable of recording videos in Full HD 1080p format. The makers have added a 2500mAh Li Ion battery. The device measures 9.5mm in terms of thickness. Other connectivity features include: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM, 3G, 2G GSM, A-GPS and gesture based features.
Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi-525
The device packs a 5.0-inch display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It comes with a 16.7 M colors and video recording at 1080p (30fps). It is is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory ( expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card).
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's an 8MP rear facing camera with Auto Focus and dual LED Flash light. Also add a 2MP front facing camera. The makers have added a 2100mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: Dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and gesture based features.
The Xolo Q1000 features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display at 295 PPI with scratch resistant Dragon Trail Glass. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (PowerVR SGX544 GPU) coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM (expandable memory).
The phone features an 8MP rear-camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. The makers have added a 2100 mAh battery. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Dual SIM (GSM + GSM), A-GPS and FM Radio.
Samsung Galaxy GRAND QUATTRO
The Galaxy Grand Quattro has a 4.7-inch TFT screen having a resolution of 800 x 480 Pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A5 quad-core processor (Snapdragon 200 Qualcomm MSM8625Q) coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB).
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 5MP Camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and a 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera .The makers have added a 2000mAh battery. Other connected options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, and FM Radio.